'Gen.' & 'a variant of'

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  1. stimulator32

    stimulator32 Registered Member

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    Hello,

    what is the different between the 'Gen.' detection and the 'a variant of' detection?

    Are these detections done by 'General signature'? And if yes, why sometimes named 'Gen.' and sometimes named 'a variant of'?

    Many Thanks ..

    P.S: With scanning by only signatures, the two detection types above can be found:

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  2. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Hello stimulator32,
    I checked Websters Dictionary for the terms used.

    generic: 1 a: relating to or characteristic of a whole group or class

    variant: varying usually slightly from the standard form
     
  3. stimulator32

    stimulator32 Registered Member

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    Thank you ronjor ..
     
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