வணக்கம் / はじめまして / Hello. I am Balakumar Muthu

I am an International Award-winning Entrepreneur, Technologist, received Asia Innovation Award from SingTel, Singapore, Full-stack Designer & Developer building Websites for more than 17+ years, Software Consultant for Japanese Companies, Creative DIY Hacker and a Geek based in Asia. Currently working towards the great mission to make the world a better place to work.

/ Awards, Recognition



Awarded the "Asia's Top 50 Innovation Award” (winner lists) from SingTel, Singapore, Winner of "Red Herring Asia Award" (finalists) for Technology Innovation.

Selected at Google India - Interview as one of the Top 5 Finalist out of 16,000 + people. Created Google Kids – a search engine for kids prototype for demonstrating during my Google India Interview.

First Prize Winner of "Java Master Contest", conducted by Sun Microsystems and BenQ Siemens Germany. Sun Microsystems Duke's Choice Awards” - *** "Hello World(s)!" From Code to Culture: A 10 Year Celebration of Java Technology ***, Book. Sun Microsystems appreciation for testing early versions of Java Platform.

TEDx Fellow and Mentor for NurtureTalent Startup Boot Camp at IIT Madras.

Some of my previous Web products (View 1, View 2) have received a great response from China and Japan. Also ranked as world’s top 50 hosted blogging platform by Alexa.com.

Early contributed member of World Wide Web Consortium (W3.org), W3C HTML 5 Working Group and Internet Society (ISOC) India Chapter.

/ Expertise

I specializes in most aspects of Web business, including strategy, creative, design, development and it's growth. My expertise and interest includes Front-end development, UI/UX Design, Branding, E-commerce, IoT, Software as a service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Big Data, Singularity, AI, User Onboarding, Typography, Developing Social Networking Platforms (SNS), Product Prototyping, SEO and Linux & Open Source Technologies.

/ Interests

I enjoy travel / adventure, photography, rock climbing, simple things — nature, reading. I love Japanese culture, trying different flavor of tea, Zen philosophy, making mistakes & learning from them, DIY hacks, and a die-hard fan of JDrama, Western movies and Comics.

/ Featured at



Me and My works has been featured at ZDNet Asia, Economic Times, Yahoo! Japan, MSN Japan, 100shiki.com, Infoseek, Japan.Internet.com, Livedoor.com, Sina.com, Yangtse.com, Idoican.com, shm.com.cn[pdf] and many other popular Asian publishers. Java.net published my Java Duke Holiday Pictures from 1000's of submission.

/ Writings & Contributions

My blog is Listed as 'Favorite Blog lists at Sun Microsystems' Web Blog in 2005. Blogging since 2002 and listed as the 'Top 10 Tech blogger' by 'Blog Street India' and rated as the 'Top 50 Tech Blogger' by 'Blogs Top List' in 2005 – 2007. My blog posts have also been featured at Google Blogoscoped.com, Netscape.com, Java.net, Webpronews, Planet Mozilla, Linux Toy and few other popular blogs. Made my own blogging site at Yahoo! Geocities as geocities.com/i5bala (screenshots) in early 2002.

Published Usability report on Yahoo! Flickr, MSN Hotmail and Rediff.com.

Wikipedian, contributed for more than 100's of Wikipedia pages in various topics in Computer/Internet Technology category. Contributing writer of DeveloperIQ Magazine on the latest Web Technologies.

Co-organizer of Mozilla Firefox Party India, for the most early release of Firefox 2 and the IdeaCamp Pune. Regular to Tech meetups from BarCamp, BlogCamp, WikiCamp Unconferences to Sun TechDays, BEA Dev2Dev Days, Oracle Developer Forum, Google Developer Days and many other tech conferences. Attended Sessions with David Axmark, CoFounder & VP of MySQL and with Richard Stallman [RMS], GNU Founder Lectures.

Designer of DevCamp India Unconference Official event brand and WikiCamp conference India event brand, participated by Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales.

Being a big supporter of Linux - Ubuntu & Open source movement, organized the "Ubuntu Dapper Drake T-Shirts Contest" to create more awareness and interest for the early versions of Ubuntu Linux.

/ Contact

Personally, you won’t find me on Facebook. To stay in touch or Want to work together? You can text me at: balakumar.muthu@gmail.com



  •           Self-made man

    Self- made man, the statue I greatly admire and the principle I strongly believe. "... left to his own devices, man will use his god-given talents to be creative, productive, and prosperous. Using free will, he will better his own situation and that of those around him, thereby influencing in a positive way his own destiny..."

  •           My Guru Swami 

Vivekananda

    "... get up, and set your shoulder to the wheel-how long is this life for? as you have come into this world, leave some mark behind. otherwise where is the difference between you and the trees and stones? - they too come into existence, decay and die..."
    - Swami Vivekananda


How Does Anti-Virus Works !!!

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A basic explanation of how Anti-Virus really works

Generally, the Viruses Enters our System:

Running an infected file from removable medias like floppy disk, CD or other vulnerable medium.

When Opening a web age which contains malicious code.

Opening an infected file sent over P2P Network.

When we open un-scanned attachments in e-mail our messages.


The Antivirus Software constantly checks and monitors our system, when it detects an infected file, or when it sees suspicious activity; it uses the most common 3 methods to identify the virus.

Signature Method

Just like cops trace patterns in crimes back to a criminal, the Anti-virus software reverse engineer a virus to find the signature it leaves. This signature is added to the database, which when the anti-virus performs a virus scan, each file is scanned for matches with any of the virus signatures.

Sandbox Method

The Sandbox is a method, which emulates an OS. The suspected executable file is run within the confines of a sandbox, and then the sandbox is examined to see what changes were made. These changes are used to determine which virus infected the file.

Heuristic Method

In this method, the anti-virus analyses a program for seemingly malicious behavior. Heuristic is effective against undocumented new viruses.

After the Virus is found, Antivirus software removes the infected files by:

Removal of the Virus

First the anti-virus tries to remove the viral code from the file. It is the best method and no harm is made to the infected file or the system.


Quarantine of the Infected file

The Anti-virus tries to make the file inaccessible to other programs, by moving the infected file to unreachable location in the system, without deleting it.

Deleting the Infected file

The Anti-virus deletes the file if the virus cannot be safely removed from the infected file.

Physical removal of infected file

If the infected file is in use by the Operating system, the anti-virus asks the user to delete the file and replace the file manually from a clean backup.

Seeking Help

If the virus has changed the registry and the anti-virus can't reverse the changes. The user is directed by the anti-virus to the anti-virus software's website to get an online help on what registry keys to be change or delete.


If all the methods fails to remove the virus or the infected file is critical, the anti-virus boots through the secondary OS to access files being used by the infected Operating System to remove the infected file.

7 Comments:

At 1:21 AM, Blogger Asyraf said...

Very good explaination.. The antivirus also have several problems like your computer will be slower (copy files, download files, open files) because the antivirus will keep checking your system.. Another thing is the antivirus won't recognize a new virus
until you download the update(if they update the new virus details)..

 
At 4:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And that is why I suggest to stop this pop-up advertisement from your blog.

 
At 8:12 PM, Blogger balakumar said...

thanks asyraf :) for the note... u r point is true and to mr. anonymous, the pop-up advertisement is removed :)... thanks

 
At 6:45 PM, Anonymous Hiren said...

Very informative. Thank you

 
At 2:42 PM, Anonymous Anshul said...

Nice and easy explanation bala. But sometimes I just wonder that the antivirus companies themselves release viruses to keep their market going.

 
At 6:54 PM, Blogger balakumar said...

Thank you Hiren and Anshul ... happy to find it was useful to you guys.. ya Anshul, somethimes I feel the same way .. :)

 
At 6:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

gained virus knowledge in jus 10min by reading this blog,...thankq

 

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