EAV 3.0 Advanced Heuristics question

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  1. Zyrtec

    Zyrtec Registered Member

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    I've configured EAV 3.0.642 on my laptop as per Blackspear's settings which I imported using the XML file in the tutorial.

    I've noticed that the Advanced Heuristics are unchecked as well as in the default settings if you install EAV 3.0 using the default settings.

    I'm aware that by checking the Advanced Heuristics make your computer to run very slowly when performing task such as opening the contents of a thumb drive or viewing files through Windows Explorer.

    But I'm a little bit worried if by having AH unchecked makes my laptop more vulnerable to viruses, trojans and other malware.

    Am I right on this assessment or my laptop is still well protected even with AH disabled ?

    Will there be a fix for this so we can enable AH without any slowness on our PCs ?

    Thanks,

    Carlos
     
  2. Marcos

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    By default, AH is enabled for newly created/modified files so if you have it disabled on access, new files that are being written to the disk will be scanned by AH anyway.

    With the growing speed of processors, I assume that the time necessary to emulate files will decrease in the future.
     
  3. Zyrtec

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    Thank you, Marcos for your clear and informative response to my inquiry. :thumb:

    Marcos, I also wanted to ask you this : Are the AH in EAV 3.0.642 equivalent to the AH in NOD32 v. 2.70.39 or are the EAV 3.0 ones far better than those of version 2.7 ?

    Thank you,

    Carlos
     
  4. Marcos

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    For now they are same, but in the future v3 will probably catch more than v2 due to its improved engine.
     
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    i always enable AH on real-time protection when i install new OS this way no system slow down occur and now eset developed new heuristic rules like static which will improve v3 protection
     
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