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Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by waters, Jun 7, 2005.

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  1. waters

    waters Registered Member

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    New version is just out.
    They warned servers would be busy.
    They are,i cant download it
     
  2. Firecat

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    Maybe someone uploaded it to another server? o_O

    If not, too bad :(

    Whats the new version number?
     
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  4. Firecat

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  5. waters

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    New release is 6.31,this is on their site .Newsletter warned of delays.
    Other sites are 6.30.
     
  6. waters

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    Just got it.
    More options on unwanted programes.
    Paid versions include spyware.
    This means better protected with paid.
     
  7. rdsu

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    Not good... :(

    For me the AntiVir PEC is starting to be an AV to forget...
     
  8. waters

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    Just done a scan after useing nod and i have deleated 4.
    It found something like BDS/PC cliant.
    It could not repair so i deleated them.
    Hope i did right
     
  9. rdsu

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    You could test them in an online scanner... ;)
     
  10. waters

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    Cant,during scan i got alert that it cant repair so i chose delete.
     
  11. rdsu

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    You don't get an option to leave or skip the file?
     
  12. waters

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    Yes ,but i was alarmed,and decided to delete.
    It went through my mind it might skip on next scan.
    Not to good on these things,i think it was in win files and i was concerned i wouldnt be able to find it,to submit for scan.
     
  13. rdsu

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    Maybe the files are in quarantine... ;)
     
  14. The Hammer

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    Please explain further.
     
  15. rdsu

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    Some AV's are starting to use signatures agaisn't spyware, and the free version of AntiVir doesn't have them, only pay versions...

    So I prefer an AV that cover the major types of threats...
     
  16. wildman

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    o_O Well here we go again, this new version (FREE) don't look that much different to me. Still no incremental updating, still the same piece of CRAP updater. So perhaps I missed something, just exactly what has changed?

    Thanks
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    :rolleyes: :eek:
     
  17. bellgamin

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    I downloaded the update at 3PM Hawaii time. Download speed 254Kb/s! Installed nicely. Rebooted & it ran just fine. Happy days. :cool:
     
  18. mercurie

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    No problem here either. High speed works fine with AntiVir.

    o_O as for spyware protection in AV, for free should not expect but so much...kill all the the viri bugs. I will buy something for the rest. Like BoClean and free SpyBot. BoClean will catch the real threats and SpyBot the same but more for less dangerous "pests." By all means if you are really concerned buy a good one.
     
  19. trickyricky

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    Surely an antivirus product should be excellent at protecting and removing viruses? Which is exactly what Antivir free is, as far as I'm aware.

    The current trend for antivirus apps to target other malware such as adware, spyware and so on is worrying, because antivirus apps don't seem that well equipped to deal with other malware infections. I have recently sorted out several PCs which were infested with adware and spyware and which both Norton AV and McAfee AV had reported yet were unable to clean, leaving their owners very confused, worried and frustrated.

    Antivir, Norton and McAfee are extremely competent antivirus apps, so lets not lose sight of that. The fact that they are unable to deal effectively with spyware is hardly surprising and shouldn't be counted against them in terms of their antivirus competency.

    For spyware, adware, trojans and so on, there are many extremely capable apps out there which do a great job, and many of them free as well.
     
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    About the AntiVir updater, Mr.Kurtzhals has posted that the beta incremental updates is now open for Unix, and a Windows version will be available "later".

    See here - https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=84162
     
  21. iwod

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    Well, VaMPiRiC_CRoW, it is free you know. you cant get everthing for nothing. And i think AntiVir Spyware/Adware protection wouldn't be that good anyway. ( For now )

    One thing AntiVir proved again is that a program can be small/ efficient, with Heuristics yet resources friendly. Hopefully Avast will improve on that.

    Finally a sign on incremental update. Hopefully this will get to window quickly and it should at least ease the server loads by at least 50%
     
  22. rdsu

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    I know it's free, iwod, but if avast! also have a free one and support all kind of Malware that the pro have, why not AntiVir PEC also have it...

    Let we see what's happen in the future...
     
  23. mercurie

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    Well any security app. that can do it all well. Great. But I have yet to see one. Suites and all in one security apps to date :p :p .

    Build your own, build the best you can for your $$ you can spend. Best is different for all. But do yourself a favor stay away from Suites or Security Apps. that claim to do it all. None are there yet imo. ;)
     
  24. bellgamin

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    For the moment, I'm with Merc-- I prefer layered protection to an AV that tries to do everything.

    If an AV seeks to tout itself as being a spy killer, then it must be compared to the likes of Spy Sweeper & Counterspy. That is, it should either do the anti-spy job well, or else stick to trying to be the best at doing its main function of antivirus.

    By the way... have you checked recent AV tests? Avast does well, but AVPEC beats it by a nose.
     
  25. mercurie

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    Yep, that's right. By the way Bellgamin. I am using AntiVir free. Doing just fine on broadband never takes longer then a ten or 15 seconds to download and install. I have yet to encounter any denial due to overloaded server.

    I recommend it to those who like to keep an eye on things. The free is not a really set and forget. But it caught some stuff after my daughter was visiting some sites for school project. The topic was Wild Fires in the local news recently. You would think that would be some pretty safe surfing....

    You have been warned... ;)
     
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