1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. WS.Reputation.2


January 3, 2017 10:48:41 PM
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WS.Reputation.2 is a detection for files that have a low reputation score based on analyzing data from Symantec’s community of users and therefore are likely to be security risks. Detections of this type are based on Symantec’s reputation-based security technology. Because this detection is based on a reputation score, it does not represent a specific class of threat like adware or spyware, but instead applies to all threat categories.

The reputation-based system uses "the wisdom of crowds" (Symantec’s tens of millions of end users) connected to cloud-based intelligence to compute a reputation score for an application, and in the process identify malicious software in an entirely new way beyond traditional signatures and behavior-based detection techniques.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version pending
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 12, 2017 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version pending
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 12, 2017 revision 023
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 2, 2016
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