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Explanation of the Heuristics Categorization


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Hello,  I need to get an explanation on Malwarebytes heuristics categorization.  I tried to find information on the website but the explanation is stupid.  I need details, not retarded marketing info.


Malware.Heuristic.1001....Malware.Heuristic.1006 etc....


Thank you for an intelligent and full explanation.

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5 hours ago, LRF said:

Thank you for an intelligent and full explanation.


Do you have "Use expert system algorithms to identify malicious files" enabled? It is located in Settings > Security> Scan option.

IF so,

It is to detect malformed files but sometimes legit files use protection that make them malformed. Malwarebytes is still tweaking the algorithms that is why it’s off by default. If you switch it on it is assumed you are able to tell the difference between a FP and a legit detection. 

And if you keep it on I suggest also turn off auto quarantine. Gives you the time to report FP's and not go thru the extra step to have to restore from quarantine.

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