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Offline Louna

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Avast 4 don't use heuritic for Win32 Virus ?
« on: February 01, 2003, 09:15:42 PM »
Hi,

I use Avast 4 Home, and I have search how I can enabled or disabled Heuristic for Win32 Virus ?

Could you give me more details, thanks

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Re:Avast 4 don't use heuritic for Win32 Virus ?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2003, 11:17:04 PM »
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how I can enabled or disabled Heuristic for Win32 Virus ?
What is heuristics anyway :D? I have heard one opinion that even old fashioned string scanning is a heuristics of its kind...

No, avast! does not use the traditional heuristics in which it tries to decide whether or not there is an unknown virus - this method is not functional on Win32 files anyway ;).

But yes, avast! uses many different methods to find even unknown viruses and worms (for example generic, family detections of many worms, viruse or trojans). It is a very complex set of different rules which are quite strong and successful in detection.

And finally - no - you can't switch on or off any of these methods for detecting Win32 viruses.

Hope this helps  8)

Pavel
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