Heuristics - default settings best?

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by Gnam, May 5, 2004.

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  1. Gnam

    Gnam Guest

    After reading the "Shell Power" thread I was left wondering if I had the best safety settings on NOD32. The "Shell Power" thread mentions that Advanced Heuristics is the most secure method (better than deep) and yet it cannot be chosen from the normal standard interface.

    Well, the Nod32 default heuristic setting is 'Standard'. That's less than 'Deep'. And 'Deep' isn't as good as 'Advanced'. Am I wrong in stating this?

    I tried moving Heuristic settings to 'Deep' and I noticed a lot more slowdown on my PC. I've moved it back to 'Standard' (default) settings but now I'm asking myself if my Nod32 is working efficiently or not...

    I'm a bit confused...

    Bye,
    Gnam :S
     
  2. sir_carew

    sir_carew Registered Member

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    Hello,
    Advanced Heuristic (AH) work apart of normal heuristic (the heuristic of the GUI).
    AH is good for detect new backdoors and some worms, and yes, it's better than normal heuristic to detect those new malware.
    You'll obtain the better detection using deep level of heuristic, however it use more resources and may provocate false positives (false alarms). Normal is good combination of detection and less FP, however if you want to keep your system as much as NOD can protect, put it to deep.
     
  3. Gnam

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    Makes me wonder why NOD32 is faster than other AV's - I tried moving heuristics to deep and noticed much more 'slowdown'. Makes me uneasy to think that Nod is light but perhaps not giving best protection...

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    Gnam
     
  4. sir_carew

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    NOD32 is the more quickly AV on the market WITH or without any type of heuristic.
     
  5. Mele20

    Mele20 Former Poster

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    Are we talking about NOD32 on demand scanner or AMON? Or both? I have the on demand scanner set at deep and it takes no longer to scan than it does when set at standard. I have AMON set at standard because I always download to disk and then scan via adv. heuristics so I haven't thought it necessary to set AMON to deep. I don't know if I would see a significant slow down or not.
     
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