Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by fred128, Oct 9, 2006.

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  1. fred128

    fred128 Registered Member

    May 21, 2006
    Can anyone answer this question?
    Does Norton antivirus use heuiristics? All of the well known antivirus programs have the same boiler plate virus definitions in the dta bases. The better programs can detect previously unknown viruses through suspicious behavior. Is Norton one of those programs? Thanks.
  2. ASpace

    ASpace Guest

    Yes , Norton/Symantec does have heuristic technologies called Bloodhound or something like that . Tests shows they detect no more than 25% of all the tested malware . However , these heuristics detect mainly malware that exploits IE,malware that uses a particular IE vulnerability . I think these heuristics were created mainly to somehow protect Internet Explorer.
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