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AHeAD Heuristic special detection
In the wild:
HEUR/APC (Cloud) is a heuristic detection routine designed to detect common malware characteristics. Avira AntiVirus recognizes unknown malware proactively. It is based on a file analysis within the Avira Protection Cloud infrastructure.
In the unlikely occurrence of a false positive we would kindly ask for your help and send the file to our virus lab using the quarantine functionality of AntiVirus.
A heuristic detection might be a false identification if one or more of the following are true:
- The program has been used for a very long time and is known to the user
- The program was installed by the user himself
- The program is from a trustworthy source
Please note that even old programs can get infected or replaced by malware without your knowledge. Besides that trustworthy sources might have become compromised themselves.
In order to enhance detection and reduce the rate of false positives we recommend you to send the file to our virus lab for further analysis.
Upload a sample via the form on our website:
Description inserted by Andrei Gherman on Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Description updated by Andrei Gherman on Wednesday, February 20, 2013