Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by EQ2, Feb 25, 2007.
It is said that Antivir's signatures are so big，is it true？Thank you
yes they have tons of signatures. currently as of february 24 2007, 11;36 p.m. mountain time -7 it has 683 954 signatures.
It must be noted that the amount of signatutures a particular program has, or does not has, has little to no value in regard to malware detection. Some programs detect malware via heuristics, some rely on signatures. Also, virtually every program calculates signatures differently; sometimes variations are all counted as one defintion other times each strain is given it's own. So there is no point in determing the value of a program just by the amount of signatures used.
No but it has most signatures ,best heuristics so best detection rate must be a coincidense.
I think Norman has more signatures (>650000).
Antivir has 683594
That's because they seem to list every variant.
For example, in one of yesterday's updates they added:
... and so on up to .9.
Some other AVs probably would just add BDS/Hupigon.ekr, and update that signature when needed. Then there are AVs that just add BDS/Hupigon, and update that on its own.
EQ2, you can see how many signatures and what signatures did Avira added here: http://www.avira.com/en/threats/section/vdfhistory/index.html
If the original question is about the size of signature updates-the updates are smaller than they used to be.
I know that was a concern for quite some time.
If you have to download an entire "fusebundle" for a Manual Update, it can be a compressed 10+ MB download, but then installs in seconds.
Normal online 'incremental' Updates average 50KB or so.
For the 'free' Classic version, the AvFree Servers are easily overloaded for the 'Larger' Updates due to AntiVir's popularity, wait til next week!!!
antivir is not the av for you if you have a slow internet connection, i think thats what the original poster meant, mainly dialup as sigs can be upto 5mb, and this will happen a few times a day most likely.
just waffling now, dont even know what im talking about..... ran for the hills when i tried it, just did not like it. but if its for you, and for some it is, go for it
He will be fine with it. Great protection and very light. Lighter then a waffle.
90%+ of the AntiVir online updates are much the same in time for slow dial-up or hi-speed network.
Two different Hotel 10Mbps network connections averaged nearly three minutes today, including the couple seconds for the >100Kb downloads.
AvComparatives will bump popularity for AntiVir again soon.
Everyone is going to have their favorite products. I like Dr Web (1st) and NOD32 (2nd). What matters is what works best for you in your personal situation. No one else can be the judge of that and say what will work for you. That being said, there are products that have top tier detection, icluding: NOD32, KAV, Avira, and (maybe) Dr Web. You cannot go wrong with any of these. But if you are aking about the size of updates because you are using a slow-speed connection, I'd say that Dr Web has the smallest updates by far.
but i would, right?
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