InformationDue to the ability of malware to mutate after infection, standard anti-virus signatures may not be able to catch new strains or variants of the malware. Typically, these strains and variants will share unique characteristics with others in their virus family. By using a generic signature to detect the shared characteristics, using wildcards where differences lie, the generic signature can detect viruses even if they are padded with extra, meaningless code. This method of detection is Heuristic detection.
SolutionFrom the ePO server console System Tree, select 'My Organization'. Select the 'Systems' tab. To show all systems in the System Tree, select 'This Group and All Subgroups' from the 'Preset:' drop-down list.
From the list of systems, locate the asset representing the Linux system being reviewed. Click on the system to open the System Information page.
If a task does not exist for the regularly scheduled weekly scan, create a New Client Task to run an On Demand scan at least weekly.
Click on Actions >> Agent >> Modify Tasks on a Single System.
From the list of available tasks in the 'Task Name' column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly On Demand scan client task.
For the designated weekly On Demand scan client task, verify the 'Task Type' is listed as 'On Demand Scan'.
Under the 'Task Name' column, click on the link for the designated task to review the task properties.
In the 'Advanced' tab, next to the Heuristics, select the check box for 'Find unknown program viruses'.