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Offline RaLX

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Question related to detection...
« on: July 18, 2003, 07:39:46 PM »
Greetins, I want to know if avast! 4 only use pure signature based detection for Files or have any other technique like heuristic or something like that, thx.

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Re:Question related to detection...
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2003, 01:25:35 AM »
ralx,

Avast uses a sophisticated search engine which bases itself on virus definitions.  It is not a kernell oriented process.

The On Line Protection Scanner uses heuristics for the Internet Mail and Outlook/Exchange providers.

The Standard shield in the OLPS does not use heuristics but the more common type process.

Simple question...simple answer.

Offline Roman Svihalek

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Re:Question related to detection...
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2003, 03:35:22 PM »
Techie is right, but for example polymorphic viruses could not be found by signutare - to detect them avast! uses routine for each of them. Mentioned routines are hardcoded in vps file.

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Re:Question related to detection...
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2003, 11:43:59 AM »
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