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Submission + - The sorry state of Avira anti-virus heuristics (grack.com) 1

MBCook writes: "How do heuristics detect viruses and malware on your computer? Would you believe it's as simple as a couple of string fragments? The developer of the DotSpots chrome extension, Matt Mastracci, went digging to find out why Avira kept flagging his software and discovered it was a few simple strings that many pieces of JavaScript could easily contain. The GoogleWebToolkit does contain those bits, but it isn't flagged. Why? Because it contains the word "google"."

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