Suspicious.Cloud

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Discovered: August 31, 2009
Updated: March 13, 2013 7:26:11 PM
Type: Other
Systems Affected: Windows

Suspicious.Cloud is a detection technology designed to detect entirely new malware threats without traditional signatures. This technology is aimed at detecting malicious software that has been intentionally mutated or morphed by attackers.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 01, 2009 revision 002
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 01, 2009 revision 002
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 01, 2009 revision 006
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 01, 2009 revision 006
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 02, 2009

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Technical Description

Symantec’s antivirus products contain a highly sensitive detection technology designed to detect entirely new malware threats without traditional signatures. This technology is aimed at detecting malicious software that has been intentionally mutated or morphed by attackers. You can submit files detected as suspicious to Symantec Security Response for further categorization. For instructions on how to do this, read Submit Virus Samples .

What to do in case of suspected erroneous detection (false positive) In rare cases where a legitimate file is misidentified and subsequently quarantined, your computer may behave abnormally or you may find that one or more applications no longer function as expected. In such rare situations, you should open the Quarantine in your Symantec antivirus product and review the list of files detected as suspicious. If you identify a potential misidentification, restore the file from Quarantine and allow it to run normally in order to regain the functionality of your computer or application.

Suspected false-positive detections can be reported to Symantec using our false-positive detection reporting page to contribute to the effectiveness of our product.