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Stadard Shileld & heuristics [WAS:suspic.wav?]
« on: June 13, 2004, 01:55:36 AM »
When is this WAV file used by Avast?
"*sound* CAUTION: Potential infection was detected."
I always hear virfound.wav instead.
"*sound* WARNING: There is a virus on your computer."
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Re:suspic.wav?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2004, 09:52:26 AM »
It's called suspic.wav. The old file possible.wav was removed from the distribution as it wasn't used anyway.
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Re:suspic.wav?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2004, 09:55:01 AM »
 ??? ??? ???

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Re:suspic.wav?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2004, 08:00:51 PM »
I believe the sound should be used for heuristic - when a suspicious (but not clearly infected) message is received/sent.

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Re:suspic.wav?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2004, 03:35:44 AM »
Does the standard shield have heuristic detection capabilities?

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Re:Stadard Shileld & heuristics [WAS:suspic.wav?]
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2004, 09:30:36 AM »
The Standard Shield features the same detection capabilities/modules as the on-demand scan. That is, it has all the generic detection stuff etc. but no code emulation mode. So it depends on what you call heuristics -- that's a very vague word now used for many things...

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