Diff between Heuristic and Advanced Heuristics?

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by Mike415, May 29, 2005.

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  1. Mike415

    Mike415 Registered Member

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    I noticed that today under setup. Whats the difference? When was it added also?

    EDIT: sorry if its been answered...
     
  2. fosius

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    Standart Heuristic is used to detect Win32 viruses (which infecting other programs), BOOT viruses and so on... Advanced Heuristic is used to detect new worms, trojans, dialers, and other "new generation" of malware..
     
  3. Marcos

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    "new generation of malaware" includes spyware and adware also ;-)
     
  4. Mike415

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    Ok thanks. So regular Heuristics is for things that arent exactly viruses but have the potential to be a virus, and advanced is for new unknown viruses...?
     
  5. Trooper

    Trooper Registered Member

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    As far as my take on it goes.

    Regular *is* for viruses.

    Advanced *is* for everything else like worms, spyware, adware, trojans etc as was mentioned in the previous posters msgs.

    If am incorrect here, mods feel free to delete or edit this post.

    Regards,

    Jag

    P.S. I hope that you are using the advanced setup along with having your client compatibility set to higher efficiency as per Blackspear's thread, for higher protection. ;)
     
  6. Mike415

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    Ya I have mine set to scan everything and look for everything... My settings were the same as blackspears basically...
     
  7. Firecat

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    Regular = Run of the mill viruses and trojans
    Advanced = Polymorphics, TrojanDroppers, Keyloggers, spyware.....

    :D:D:D:D
     
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