Heuristics & Advanced heuristics ?

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by My Cyber, Mar 10, 2009.

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  1. My Cyber

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    In NOD32 settings we have 2 options :
    Heuristics & Advanced heuristics

    What's differ between those ?

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  2. Dracula87

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    Heuristics – Heuristics is an algorithm that analyzes the (malicious) activity of programs. The main advantage of heuristic detection is the ability to detect new malicious software which did not previously exist, or was not included in the list of known viruses (virus signatures database).

    Advanced heuristics – Advanced heuristics comprise a unique heuristic algorithm developed by ESET optimized for detecting computer worms and trojan horses written in high level programming languages. Due to advanced heuristics, the detection intelligence of the program is significantly higher.

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  3. My Cyber

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    Is the Advanced heuristics only for detection of Trojans & Worms ?
     
  4. renegade08

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    Take in mind that enabling some options can noticeable slow down your PC.
     
  5. Marcos

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    It emulates the code of exe/dll files so basicly it's not limited only to these 2 types of malware.
     
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