Is ZA's anti-virus component totally signature based?
I am concerned about the ability of ZA to protect my PC from Zero-Day attacks (malware in the wild during the time before the anti-virus company has discovered and and sent out to it's subscribers the new malware's signature).
My concern arises from what is said in the "sticky" in this forum about why ZA might not detect a virus that the regular retail version of Kaspersky does detect.
That thread says that unlike the retail Kaspersky version, ZA does not have heuristic scanning abilities.
In addition to heuristics, the current retail Kapersky also has behavioral-based detection. Does ZA have the behavioral-based detection method that the retail Kapersky has or any other proactive type of av detection, or is the ZA anti-virus engine totally signature based?
Also, Kaspersky prides itself in having a two hour response time to new malware threats. Is the ZA signature file updated only once every 24 hours?
Windows Vista Home Premium
Message Edited by slaaash on 02-24-2009 09:50 AM
Message Edited by slaaash on 02-24-2009 09:52 AM