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Posted 06 August 2010 - 05:40 PM
Posted 06 August 2010 - 08:05 PM
Edited by the dummy, 06 August 2010 - 08:06 PM.
Posted 06 August 2010 - 08:51 PM
Yes. There is nothing inherent about a filename that makes it random. "Random" simply means occurring without bias. A randomly generated string of characters is just as likely to end up being iexplore as it is to come out qiofurld. That's what makes it random. We recognise the likelihood of a seemingly weird name having been randomly generated because we maintain a mental "whitelist" of strings we recognise, and we know random occurrence is a possible cause for unrecognised sequences. But being in another language is also a possible cause for non-recognition. Programs like DriveSentry duplicate this process using a whitelist, but the technique can fail because being randomly generated is not the only possible cause for being unrecognised. DriveSentry uses other heuristic techniques as well, such as cloud queries, to maximise the potential of a correct decision about a file.
Do you mean to tell me that there is NO way that any product can effectively pick up a file with a random name?
"127.0.0.1 is used whenever a program needs to access a network service running on the same computer as itself."
Proxy settings for IE are set to 127.0.0.1. In what case would this be used except for a virus?
Edited by Platypus, 06 August 2010 - 08:53 PM.
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Posted 08 August 2010 - 03:45 PM
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