Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by QBgreen, Oct 4, 2008.
its good combination
Very good app indeed, but they need to get rid of all those fp`s. Uploaded a truckload yesterday
Took a2's scanner for a spin with malware gleaned from the internet over the last month. I also scanned my user partition for f/ps. With everything on except cookies a2 got 270 out of 278 with 1 f/p - CommView. Some of the samples were not necessary malware but hacktools.
some of the samples...
this one goes direct to emsisoft guy.... why on earth should i create account in order the run this software?? i dont wana give noone i dont know my email
very odd and oldfashion approach
Just a random netizen here. Not really that odd, many vendors do that
Ever heard of creating another email account, say using free webmail? Give that when you don't want to give out your real email.
I have several 'spam'-accounts myself.
lol , welp i can count on one hand the number of vendor stand this aproach... maybe half hand....
they should gave creating account as an option ..not a term
The licenses are stored on the a-squared server to avoid cracks. That's the simple reason for the account requirement.
You need the user account to login at the update server. Without a valid license stored on your user account, you can't get updates via the online updater.
Well, you can create a crack to avoid the unlocking, but then you would not get any updates and that makes the software useless as it requires daily updates for protection.
Very nice proggie indeed. Beautiful GUI.
Fast correction of false positives
Jetable.org is your friend.... Cheers.
Does this mean you don't need a separate AV anymore? If you have a real time AV scanner, will they conflict? I don't see where one can check separately for spyware or virus.
I understood that Asquared+ikarus doesn't have on-acces scan to avoid conflicts with AV programs.
If you scan with Asquared, your AV will also start because Asquared accesses those files so a complete scan of your HD will take some time.
If you download a trojan in a setup file, Asquared won't react, only on execution of the file.
An AV like Avira will stop the download if I understand correctly.
Can anyone confirm that Asquared works this way?
will A-Squared antimalaware 4.0 free come out soon?
We decided to not implement an OnAccess scan guard. Downloaded Malware can not be dangerous as long as it is not started. E.g. on my machine I have stored many thousands of Malware files, but the system is not 'infected'.
Once started, the file is scanned and blocked if malicious.
OnAccess scans usually slow down the system too much. Try to run Sysinternals DiskMon to see that hundreds of files are read/written every second. An unnecessary waste of ressources when they are scanned all the time, even with advanced caching.
@chaos16: We're already working on a-squared Free 4.0. You can expect a first beta soon.
Thanks for your reaction, Christian.
I'm eager to check out the upcoming free version.
Add or Remove program still display i have v3.5 install when i have v4 install. Bug?
Not a bug, just normal Windows behavior. You installed the v3.5 setup (that creates the entry in Add/Remove programs, but updated to v4.0 via the built-in online update of a-squared. Windows does not refresh the version number.
If you uninstall and download the latest 4.0 setup, you'll see v4.0 there.
1) The spinning Trojar Horse that explodes into a red exclamation mark (i.e. !)
during the 1st Malware Detection is for Decorative purposes.
Elapsed Time and
a Percentage Progress bar -which exists But Only when you Minimize the Scan Window-
would be more useful.
Besides, many AV/AS products show
the Elapsed Time and
a Percentage Progress bar.
2) For a moment I thought that A-Squared 4.0 Free (when it comes)
would be the only On-Demand scanner needed.
However, the False Positives have been a major problem.
Last time, A-Squared 4.0 Paid detected some Microsoft Excel setup files as Viruses!
That's it! Back to SAS Free, MBAM, and Dr.Web CureIt!
This is what INITIALLY thought...
No more A-Squared 4.0 for me!
I had enough False Positives for...my entire life...
It's been darn accurate for me so far...
How good is this product really ?
I've tried the a-squared online scan a few times, and it never found anything but tracking cookies. It even said if it found three or more items, one should purchase <whatever, I don't remember>. More than once, it found three 'tracking cookies', although they seemed more like false positives to me.
What about this Ikarus AV ? I've never heard of it. Is it still maintained ? Good, bad, or in the middle ?
How intrusive is the behaviour blocker on Windows XP Home Edition IE 7 ?
It may help you on the detection front. IDS is same as Mamutu, for which you will find many threads and kudos. It works perfectly on XP and Vista 32-bit.
The main problem I have with this one is that it is a real resource bugger...
i installed it to try it but it gave a false trojan alarm about a file that i was sure it was safe because it was in my laptop for a long time. i scanned it with various antiviruses and all was clean . It wasted two good hours and i removed it away. No more a sqware