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Heuristics policy settings for Webroot Business Endpoint Protection

  • 21 August 2018
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Heuristics policy settings for Webroot Business Endpoint Protection
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This solution addresses Webroot Business Endpoint Protection.

With heuristics, you can set the level of threat analysis that Webroot performs when scanning managed endpoints. Webroot includes three types of heuristics: advanced, age, and popularity.

You can adjust these types of heuristics for several areas:
  • Local Heuristics — Local drive
Note: Local Heuristics includes Infrared, which analyzes unknown files by correlating their behavior and origin, then makes an assessment of the associated risk before allowing the files to run. Infrared also customizes protection to the individual device based on a combined analysis of the operating system, applications, and prior observed threats.
  • USB Heuristics — USB drives
  • Internet Heuristics — Internet
  • Network Heuristics — Network
  • CD/DVD Heuristics — CD/DVDs
  • Offline Heuristics — When your computer is offline
For each of these areas, you can set the following options:
  • Disable Heuristics — Turns off heuristic analysis for the local drive, USB drives, the Internet, the network, CD/DVDs, or when your computer is offline. Not recommended.
  • Apply advanced heuristics before Age/Popularity heuristics — Warns against new programs as well as old programs that exhibit suspicious behavior on the local drive, USB drives, the Internet, the network, CD/DVDs, or when your computer is offline.
  • Apply advanced heuristics after Age/Popularity heuristics — Warns against suspicious programs detected with Advanced Heuristics, based on Age/Popularity settings on the local drive, USB drives, the Internet, the network, CD/DVDs, or when your computer is offline.
  • Warn when new programs execute that are not known good — Warns when malicious, suspicious, or unknown programs try to execute on the local drive, USB drives, the Internet, the network, CD/DVDs, or when your computer is offline. Keep in mind that this setting may result in false detections.


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