Anti Virus Registry Protection?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by JerryM, Nov 17, 2005.

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  1. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    I had posted on the Privacyand Other..forum that an alert was coming up often indicating that Snoopfree was attempting to modify a registry entry to be executed at startup.
    Subsequently, jackvance stated that the picture looked like Bit Defender. As it turned out it was.

    I did not know that BD 9.0 had a registry access control feature. Is this true with all anti-virus programs? It would seem that this might overlap other programs concerned with the registry protection.

    Thanks,
    Jerery
     
  2. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    Not really. You can usually disable this feature.

    For now i know 3 AVs that have such feature. BitDefender, ArcaVir and KAV/KIS2006. You can disable it in all of them.
     
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    You can add Escan (KAV engine)
    Sincerly
    Cadoul from France
     
  4. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    It seems like a good idea to me, but I am aware that many do not want duplication or such things as part of their AV. I am not sure why they take that position. In this instance, BD is the only program that detected it.
    Ewido, Counterspy, Snoopfree, UnHackMe, did not, and maybe they are not supposed to. I did think that Snoopfree, and UnHackMe were programs that would have picked it up.

    Thanks for the replies.
    Jerry
     
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