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#1 elandres

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 01:20 AM

i've had this virus for a while now. i tried hijackthis, vundofix, cureit, and ccCleaner... but nav and trendmicro keep detecting them every once in a while. ive been using mozilla, but i still get the occasional pop up from IE and of course computer slowdowns. please help.

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 11:04 AM

This is a heuristics detection of possible new variants of malware before the vendor can get samples and update the program's definitions for detection. Heuristics uses non-specific detection methods to find new or unknown malware which allows the anti-virus to detect and stop if before doing any harm to your system. The techniques involves inspecting the code in a file to see if it contains virus-like characteristics. If the number of these characteristics/instructions exceeds a pre-defined threshold, the file is flagged as a possible virus.

The disadvantage to using heuristics is that it is not as reliable as signature-based detection (blacklisting) and can potentially increase the chances that a non-malicious program is flagged as malicious. With heuristics, there is always a potential risk for a "False Positive" when the heuristic analysis flags a file as suspicious or infected that contains no malware. Reducing the detection sensitivity will minimize the risk but then that increases the possibility for new malware to infect your system.

PAK_GENERIC.001

This is Trend Micro's proactive detection for suspicious -- and possibly malicious -- executable files that are compressed using Win32 compression tools. This detection also encompasses many appending viruses found in the wild...Send files detected as PAK_GENERIC.001 to the email address mailtrap@trendmicro.com so that appropriate analysis can be done on the sample...


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