AntiVir with new heuristics ahead

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  1. ink

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    http://www.avira.com/en/security_news/antivir_with_new_heuristics_for_preventative_protection.html

    Tettnang, 8 June, 2006 – Avira has equipped its current June release of central AntiVir products with new, optimised heuristics: AHeaD (Advanced Heuristic Analysis and Detection). Decisive for this innovation was the ever increasing speed with which viruses and malware can spread, change and adapt. Statistical recognition processes of virus signatures are often no longer sufficient to ensure the security of a system. Avira has therefore added the newest heuristic virus recognition processes to its AntiVir product range – including older software versions.
     
  2. WSFuser

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    will this feature just come in through an update?
     
  3. SDS909

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    Yeah, today it updated with the new stuff.

    Since Antivir scored so well at AV-Comparatives BEFORE this new engine was added.. Good god, how will it do after? I think this is the new "King" on the block for heuristics eh?
     
  4. TAP

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    Hope this AHeaD can significantly reduce the false positives too.
     
  5. SDS909

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    All of the FP's I was getting seem to have cleared up with this update.

    I was getting at least 30-40 prior.. :eek:
     
  6. passerby

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    Does this apply to the free version as well? o_O

    If there were an award for 'most improved AV of the year', Antivir would win for sure..
     
  7. shek

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    The coming F-prot 6 might also has the chance to win.

    I think this feature has been integrated since Feburary. But it's not mature till now.
     
  8. Blackcat

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    IMHO, from what we glimpsed from the posted beta, unlikely.
    If they can improve their updating procedure then I agree.
     
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    Just recieved large update.Very slow and took a long time to connect to servers.Their servers must be flat out for the time being with this one
     
  10. aigle

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    I received more than 10 MB update in 50 min on dial up. successful.
     
  11. waters

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    I thought my 5min was long time
     
  12. FRug

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    Hmmm I've just tried the premium download and I got a whopping 240k/s (which is the max of my DSL connection), download and install in less than 1 minute.... I'm kind of surprised that you have such troubleo_O
     
  13. Stefan Kurtzhals

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    SDS, did you sent those false positives to heuristik2 [at] avira.com?

    And don't listen to our PR guys. To any PR guys, that is. :rolleyes:
     
  14. pykko

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    servers seem to be overload.. I can't get the update. :(
     
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    I suspect the primary objective of Ahead heuristics was to reduce the number of false positives....
     
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    I eventually managed to download the update, early this morning UK time, in 74 minutes (dial-up). Lucky I was using the exclusive servers!
     
  17. Stefan Kurtzhals

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    This is the same heuristic that was tested in the av-comparatives test. Plus some rule adjustments due to false positives and additional static runtime unpackers. New heuristic detection rules are on the way.
     
  18. RejZoR

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    Well you should start fixing the updater and servers if you even want to supply this to users. It's ridiculous. Yesterday at 01:00 CET time i was completely unable to update AntiVir. Now, almost 12 hours later the same thing. Haven't seen any antivirus, free or paid to have such outrageous problems with updating. Ever. No wonder you need good heuristics when update service fails most of the time...
     
  19. Firecat

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    LOL! :D

    Perhaps I'm lucky, but I've not had any serious problem with the updates when I was trying AntiVir. OK, it was a bit slow, but no problems in obtaining the update. :doubt:
     
  20. RejZoR

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    Wow, it's actually downloading. Wait, it's showing 11KB/s but download is stalled. Omg. Now continuing at 2KB/s woohooo. Not. :rolleyes:

    QUICK EDIT:
    Stalled again at 2KB/s.
     
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    This is indeed unacceptable for free or paid.
    I thought the purpose of the paid servers was to
    remedy this?
     
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    If the download servers are in Europe, and European users are having problems getting AntiVir updates, then the situation of non-European users might be even worse. If this is the case, then AVIRA seriously needs to check its update servers.
     
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    I had no problems with managing the update this morning but again download speed was only 2kB/sec.

    I am just hoping that there are not too many of these program updates!

    Overall and from past experience, Avira need to ensure that they have sufficient Server capability in times of major updates. BOTH for the Classic and Premium versions.

    They need to take a leaf out of Avast's book!
     
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    I didn't manage to get the update yet. :( I'm trying and trying but no result...
    It simply doesn't work. Stefan do you have any suggestion? I have the Classic version
     
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    On dial up one poblem is tht if u stuck up or the connection drops u have to start from zero again.
    I wish there is an option that u go to the site, it scans ur AV and then offer u all the pending updates as one package that u can download via a download manager( so if connection breaks u can still go along). Of course this might be needed for dial up users only during major updates( version update etc) not for usuall signature updates.
     
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