Kaspersky 5's Heuristics

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  1. Dardasaba

    Dardasaba Registered Member

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    Well... The new Kaspersky Antivirus has heuristic scanning, what I wanna know is if WG's heuristics are better or if it has any other advantages.
    I already bought WG, just wondering if it was a waste of money :p
     
  2. Jooske

    Jooske Registered Member

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    Your buy is never a waste of money, as each works in different ways, different detection, where WormGuard stops a file before it can execute your scanners will locate it and at your request remove/quarantine it accordingly, etc. The one works on code and several other ways for detection and blocking, the other needs updates to be able to detect them.
    It's a very good idea to have layered protection!
    BTW: you'll be upgraded to WormGuard 4 for free.
     
  3. Wayne - DiamondCS

    Wayne - DiamondCS Security Expert

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    One thing you can pretty much be assured of with heuristic detection is that no two scanners will have the same heuristic detection rules. This is in contrast with a known virus/worm/trojan, where all scanners will detect the same thing, usually in a similar manner, sometimes even with signatures from the same location(s). So, using two scanners with heuristics/generic detection capabilities simply increases such detection capability nearly two-fold, and with minimal overlap.
     
  4. Dardasaba

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    Ah, that's what I wanted to know Wayne, thanks.
    You too Jooske ;)
     
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