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Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by yongsua, Apr 27, 2011.

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  1. yongsua

    yongsua Registered Member

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    Hi,may I know why ESET has something like a variant of...... in its virus database?Besides,I want to know why there are numbers beside the malware name?For example:Win32 Yimfocca.AF(3),I always saw those numbers in "threat center".
     
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    Cudni Global Moderator

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    Possibly Eset's way to categorise and uniquely identify each malware (and with 000 thousands of those you need letters and numbers)
     
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    Marcos Eset Staff Account

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    The numbers in parenthesis mean how many signatures were created for a particular detection.
     
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    Thanks for the replies.
     
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    Now I am clear with this. if the similarity is close enough,
    the scanner may report “a variant of x,” or if less sure, it may report “probably a variant of x” besides it also helps to reduce the risk of false positives.
     
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    When I see “probably a variant of x”, I take that as a heuristic detection.
     
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