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Jul 07 2005 05:07AM
Hussain Salim (bo_ali90 hotmail com)
Re: generic detection
Jul 07 2005 10:30AM
Marius Huse Jacobsen (mahuja c2i net)
Hussain Salim wrote:
> i want to know somenthing about generic detecion for example symantec
> detect some viruses and trojans as trojan.horse or backdoor.trojan why?
> why don't they detect them as a special name to know more information
> about them to fix what they do and thx.
> im asking this question because i got many trojan.horse and
> backdoor.trojan and there is no technical details for them to know more
> information to fix what they do in my computer :( .
"Heuristic detection" happens by recognizing code - and making an
educated guess as to its "sewn-together" purpose. This allows
recognizing viruses/trojans/etc that haven't been sent in for analysis.
Otherwise, only those found by users and sent in would be detected.
(Obviously, this allows a lot more false alarms too)
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