Merry Christmas :-TU
Why is Comodo AV default heuristics scanning level set to low during the original default installation, and do you people set your to medium or high set to stateful.
But please explain why this set to low during the original default installation.
The higher you set your heuristics, the more false positives you can expect.
I run mine at the default low.
Because It will not produce so many FP;
thats about the bottom line.
* Heuristics Scanning/Level - Comodo AntiVirus employs various heuristic techniques to identify previously unknown viruses and Trojans. ‘Heuristics’ describes the method of analyzing the code of a file to ascertain whether it contains code typical of a virus. If it is found to do so then the application deletes the file or recommends it for quarantine. Heuristics is about detecting virus-like behavior or attributes rather than looking for a precise virus signature that matches a signature on the virus blacklist.
This is a quantum leap in the battle against malicious scripts and programs as it allows the engine to ‘predict’ the existence of new viruses - even if it is not contained in the current virus database.
The drop-down menu allows you to select the level of Heuristic scanning from the four levels:
o Off – Selecting this option disables heuristic scanning. This means that virus scans only uses the ‘traditional’ virus signature database to determine whether a file is malicious or not.
o Low - Lower sensitivity to detecting unknown threats but the possibility of false positives is less.
o Medium - Detects unknown threats with medium sensitivity but the possibility of false positives is also medium.
o High - Higher sensitivity to detecting unknown threats but this also raises the possibility of more false positives too.</blockquote>
Hope this helps!
Oh :o so leaving this set to default heuristics scanning level set to low mean I am still somewhat about 97% safe ??? am I correct.
Thanks for a speedy reply Jacob & HeffeD
Your Most Welcome
You are more like 99.9 Percent Safe because of Sandbox/Defense+ and AntiVirus
Even though the Heuristics is set to low
- I have my AV Heuristics Set to Low As Well
Hope this helps
:-TU Understood I was getting very worried about the heuristics scanning level might not be able to catch the nasty bugga ;D
Oh No Dont worry
They’ll Catch those nasty bugga’s and if not CIS will sandbox it so it cant do any harm to your machine