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DNA Detections

Detection types range from very specific hashes to ESET DNA Detections, which are complex definitions of malicious behavior and malware characteristics. While the malicious code can be easily modified or obfuscated by attackers, the behavior of objects cannot be changed so easily and ESET DNA Detections are designed to take advantage of this principle.

We perform deep analysis of the code and extract “genes” that are responsible for its behavior and construct ESET DNA Detections, which are used to assess potentially suspect code, whether found on the disk or in the running process memory. DNA Detections can identify specific known malware samples, new variants of a known malware family or even previously unseen or unknown malware which contains genes that indicate malicious behavior.