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What is heuristics?

Heuristics refers to a "preliminary detection" feature, which can also detect unknown viruses.

This is due to a complex analysis of the affected code and scanning for virus-specific functions. If the analysed code does meet such characteristics, it is reported as suspect.

This does not mean, however, that the code is a virus for sure; false positives may occur.
Please send us the files, that were heuristically detected, for further analysis.
You can send them using the submission form on our website:
http://upload.lavasoft.com/upload/submit_file.php

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