Heuristic Analysis

This can often be used interchangeably by different Antivirus Solutions. Like Behavior Analysis, Heuristic Analysis evaluates the actions a file or download wants to take. The difference is that Behavior Analysis often looks at the actual execution or action taking place. Heuristic Analysis, on the other hand, looks at the way the code is constructed and compares it to previously seen malware. It also evaluates instructions within the code and essentially determines if they present a risk to your device. The important part is that whether or not a file has been seen before, Heuristic Analysis can determine what it wants to accomplish by the way it is designed.

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