- May 26, 2014
There are 2 basic types of antivirus shields, Antivirus Signatures for wide-known viruses, and behavior blockers (heuristics), which guess out malware by its traits and, well, behavior. Antiviruses normally rely on signatures for its main engine and for real-time, and heuristics for extra security for scanning. The exception is Emsisoft, who uses signatures and behavior for everything together and Webroot, which uses behavior blockers mostly. So... are behavior blockers better or signatures? Please don't say "both", I know both are best, but I want individual answers!