Antivir PE

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by minacross, Nov 1, 2002.

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  1. minacross

    minacross Registered Member

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    http://www.pcqanda.com/dcforum/computer/49842.html

    o_O
     
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    Sorry what's exactly your question?

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    my Q. is does it povide a better protection - a bigger number of viruses detected- than the famolus free Grisoft's AVG6 or Alwil's Avast32 ??
    what about its famous reputation of false positives??
     
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    Although Antivir PE doesn't show up here, this is a good place to get comparative information.
    http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archives/products.xml?table
    A little info here.
    http://www.av-test.org/online/sites/os03.php3?js=0&test=2002-01
    A little history.
    http://agn-www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/
    Free AVs is not my forte', but you see with some looking into various tests done by independant testers, you can get some pretty good ideas about how well a product does. I am always wary of any bias showing in the testers, as money is an obvious influence in places like CNet and ZD Net unfortunately.
     
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    The software has a lot of disadvantages:
    - no heuristic (yes there is a macro heuristic but IMHO this is not good)
    - no unpacking features
    - you have to update the whole program (~4 MByte)
    - bad detection of complex (polymorphic, metamorphic) malware

    I would recommend to use a real good commercial anti virus product like DrWeb32, KAV or NOD32.

    wizard
     
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