Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Chubb, Jul 9, 2008.
a-squared Anti-Malware 4.0 BETA
It adapted the GUI of Mamutu.
Adding more and more. OUCH! Hope it utilizes or for lack of a better term, balances the system resources so as to not impair normal operation.
I tried RISING and pulled that BEHEMOTH right out after discovering it weighed in at the Add/Remove Programs list to the tune of 151MB. For some like me that is completely unacceptable. Not for lack of disc space by no means, but to use a forklift just to pick up a styrofoam box?
can we download it? My beta acc was older email
That means you should install the final version of 3.5 first.
So with a top tier av engine aboard it can be considered a suite now.
I guess it's sth like Spyware Terminator, which has optional ClamAV on it and so allows you to double scan things.
I'm guessing it's also like Adaware Pro/Plus and Spyware Doctor with AV and Webroot AV?
Huh? I thought a suite AT LEAST had a AV and anti-malware engine, real-time and on-demand, and a firewall.
Yes most likely.
I can't imagine SAS or MBAM using a second scanner for example.
Why not? Maybe they'll merge into one product.
Right now that would be a wet dream
Indeed ur kinda right but windows has a firewall so and these days anythingh thats got multi engines to me is a suite.
I mean outbound firewall. Well there are many suites which are single engine, like AntiVir, Norton, McAfee, Kaspersky (unless you count AVZ), etc.
I would stick with SAS & MBAM...
i used to like a squared.
hopfully the cleaning and removing of malware is better than it used to be.
not so sure about the AV engine. could of choosen a better one.,
i did that says 3 still never mind i though't it was for free version but its antimalware lol
Actually A-Squared has vastly improved. Since the demise of AVG-AS it would be my first choice.
A- Ikarus is just a hair behind Avira in recent AV tests, & is waaaay ahead of many other top tier AVs. Blackcat & me & several others gave it a spin, but it was too pricey. I am delighted that the Ikarus folks and Emsisoft folks are cooperatively broadening their horizons.
B- Several HIPS/IDS have begun working in cooperation with an AV scanner -- these include but are by no means limited to the following:
Safe'n'Secure (uses DrWeb)
Threatfire (Uses PCT AV)
& now A-squared AntiMalware (A2AM) (uses Ikarus)
Suites - such as Norton & KAV -- that include AV + HIPS.
In most (not all) of these examples, the HIPS checks the process/action/event first, then afterward (in consonance with the HIPS own particular AI) "refers to the AV" if its AI "gets suspicious" & triggers such action. IMO it is a beautiful & logical combination.
C- Emsisoft (proponent of A2AM) was begun by Andreas Haak, developer of one of the first and foremost anti-trojans apps (named "ANTS") and is a true pioneer in the field of security apps. Emsisoft has grown and matured organizationally such that it has become a major player in terms of economics, staffing, and know-how. As for Mr. Haak, he may have sold his interest in Emsisoft, or graduated into "emeritus" status -- I have no idea.
D- I am a fan of A2AM, but not a user. I use MBAM (On-Demand) instead -- because it's a good app, & because it's free & I'm on a budget. However, I have been an *interested by-stander* of Mr. Haak's efforts ever since several years ago, when I first joined Wilders. Andreas Haak is a knowledgeable, colorful and (at times) VERY abrasive poster. No one ever dozed off when Mr. Haak was involved in a thread at Wilders. I don't see him around here much any more. I miss his acerbic wit and technical knowledge. I miss HIM.
I have to admit I have some concerns about this future integration of AV engine into a-squared.
I currently use the free version but I have for some time now considered the Anti-Malware as successor to my AVG AS. AVG AS works fine with KIS here.
My concern now is that since users would not have the option to disable the AV engine (as mentioned in the thread linked by OP) this would cause issues with KIS. Especially so if one would choose to use Anti-Malware as background protector, which would be the planned role for it, to get additional opinion besides that of KIS.
We all know the ol' saying about NOT running two residents AVs
BG, I to have followed the works of Andreas Haak, and am a great admirer. You would like to hear from him I take it, or see a post. For you my friend, lets see if this old dog can pull a rabbit out of his hat for you.
thanks for the detailed post.
i didnt relise Ikarus was beating the top tier av's.
althou i dont concider avira a top tier av.
any link for a trial?
i couldnt really understand the lanuage on the link i found on google.
it is also nice to hear about the history of Emsisoft and to learn about the other HIPS programs.
Just a FYI, Andreas Haak I was the creator of A-Square. Tony Klein is ue up on this more then me.
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