Agnitum acquires antivirus technology from VirusBuster

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  1. marciocruz

    marciocruz Registered Member

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    At agnitum webpage,we can see:
    h**p://www.agnitum.com/news/2012-08-16-agnitum-antivirus-technology.php
     
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  2. marciocruz

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    Virusbuster webpage:
    h**p://www.virusbuster.hu/en/products/product-news/virusbuster-products-withdrawal

     
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  3. The Hammer

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    So how good is the acquired tecnnology?
     
  4. KelvinW4

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    VirusBuster engine has not been too well but just average on detection. Maybe it can improve now that they own it.
     
  5. gery

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    Trend Micro used to have this engine and probably they still use it .
     
  6. ComputerSaysNo

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    If it's the Virus Buster you can revert system changes it's a good buy, sort of like tweaking.com's system tweaker.
     
  7. mikesu

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    o_O?? what? can you explain this?:eek:

    Wikipedia:
    Trend Micro Internet Security (known as PC-cillin Internet Security in Australia and Virus Buster in Japan
     
  8. RejZoR

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    Well, there have been interesting engine usages in the past under other vendors as well. Like McAfee using avast! engine at some point. Not something anyone would expect at first glance. Same goes for Pc-cillin. I used to use Pc-cillin Antivirus 98 ages ago, god knows what engine it was really using back then. Could be their own or it could have been someone elses...
     
  9. marciocruz

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    Hi,sorry for the off-topic, but trendmicro dont use "virusbuster" engine.
    Trendmicro use their own engine.
    The "virus buster" at japan, is jus a name of a old product (Trend Micro Virus Buster Corporate Edition 3.53),like pc-cillin.
     
  10. Ibrad

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    VirusBuster had been very quite lately, I wonder whos next to be bought out buy someone else. Seems a lot of that happening in the AV sector lately (F-Prot, LavaSoft, VirusBuster). They only other vendor I remember being rumored to use the VirusBuster engine was PC-Tools but it was said they bought their engine as a base and changed it out and it was nothing like the one they bought. However that was all a rumor and with the Symantec buyout its most likely now all Symantec Code.
     
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    What makes you think that Avertive uses the VirusBuster engine? Do you have a link?

    Thanks.
     
  13. marciocruz

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    http://avertive.com/antivirus/virustect-screens/

    if you see,is the same interface,and if you install and test,you see the same signature
     
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    I guess this will be good, seems like Agnitum is more committed to it than VB itself. :D
     
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    Agnitum probably thinking of making their Outpost Security Suite more robust with this buyout.

    Lets see how well it works.
     
  18. Jim1cor13

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    I downloaded a 30 day trial of Outpost Antivirus Pro about a month ago or so. Installed it, and it absolutely took control of my system to the point that it barely booted after installation, taking at least 3 times longer than normal boot.

    After adjusting it to a training mode, it improved and I updated it and was using it. In just a few hours after installing it, when it tried to update, it gave this dramatic warning saying my license had expired and I was 'unprotected'. I could not believe they tried to pull that after only a few hours, forcing me to have to buy it. I thought to myself, had this been a casual user, that warning would have scared the crap out of them, but I was aware this was a glitch.

    So I contacted Agnitum as they were having a good deal until the end of July, and explained to them exactly what happened. I received an email back stating "I must have messed with the system clock", in which I promptly told them that did not occur. Bottom line was it was a huge turn off for me. They apologized and told me there was no way to be able to offer the full trial. I reminded them there was no trial, it did not last more than a few hours. I basically had to buy it if I wanted to use it.

    Of course I said no thank you, and that I would not be doing business with them. That was my experience, in addition to a product installation that for many users would have brought them to a standstill. Incredible that companies offer something of that nature, then once one finally figures out how to tame it down, the trial license was somehow removed, with a message to purchase. That is not a business practice I can support. others may find them fine, but not in my case, and certainly not due to any 'tampering' with the system clock. I am assuming they thought I tried the old change the clock trick to get more of a trial. The whole experience was quite bizarre.

    One thing was for sure in this case...I really did not need any more time than one day to realize there were much better offerings available that did not suck the life out of a very capable system. I have tested the actual VB before, the Pro version and it performed quite well, but a little heavy on the system. Certainly better performing than Outpost Antivirus Pro using the same engine.
     
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    That is indeed a bad experience.
     
  20. arsenaloyal

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    I have not yet tried their antivirus alone yet,they are not well known for thier antivirus,the firewall on the other hand is top notch.
     
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