Heuristic analysis in Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 for Windows
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Heuristic analysis in Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 for Windows

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2018 Feb 05 ID: 12370
 
 
 
 

What is a heuristic analysis

Heuristic analysis is a technology that allows detecting threats which cannot be detected using antivirus databases due to the lack of signatures. It detects files that may be infected with an unknown virus or a new variety of a known virus.

Heuristic analyzer is a module that operates based on heuristic analysis. 

Static and Dynamic analysis

Static analysis scans the code for suspicious commands typical of malware. For example, it is typical of malware to find and modify executable files. The heuristic analyzer has a "suspect counter" that increases each time it detects a suspicious command or code block in a program. If the "suspect counter" of a program exceeds a certain limit, it is assigned the suspicious status.

Dynamic analysis launches the program in a special virtual environment. If the heuristic analyzer detects malicious activity, the program is identified as malware and blocked.

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 for Windows uses both static and dynamic analysis methods. 

Components which use the heuristic analyzer

  • File Anti-Virus
  • Mail Anti-Virus
  • Web Anti-Virus
  • IM Anti-Virus
  • Application Privilege Control,
  • System Watcher
  • Scan tasks
 
 
 
 
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