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  1. DX2

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    Are there any antiviruses made in Israel? I know their technology is advanced. Was just wondering.
     
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    Try your Avira. It doesn't.
     
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    I'll see :)

    But to be frank, the event concerned me a bit so I'll contact the Doctor for further explanation...
     
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    ZoneAlarm(Checkpoint) is from Israel
     
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    Macstorm, you're welcome! Take care.
     
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    VirusTotal - clean site.
     
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    Its AV module if made in Russia.
     
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    Hello,

    Historically-speaking, a couple come to mind:
    • McAfee Associates' short-lived ProScan was originally written by Yuval Tal and one of his colleagues in Israel. The company's Santa Clara office took over development of the product before discontinuing it.
    • Carmel Software Engineering's Turbo Anti Virus was written in Kiryat Hamachshev. The program was licensed to Central Point Software, who re-sold it as Central Point Anti Virus. Central Point re-licensed it to Microsoft, who included it in MS-DOS 5.0 as Microsoft Anti Virus.
    More recently:
    • Eliashim Ltd. from Haifa sold Eliashim Antivirus, which later became eSafe. The company was sold to Aladdin Systems and merged it into their SafeNet product line. I'm not sure what the current status/availability is.
    • Invircible by NetZ Computing is also an Israeli product. The product is still sold on their web site, but there's a note that Vista support has not been implemented, which makes it of use under Microsoft Windows XP and earlier. Interestingly enough, they do claim to still offer support for Microsoft Windows 95.
    I do not know complete it is, but I did find a listing of security software vendors here. Perhaps that will be of use.

    One very important thing to keep in mind is that many anti-malware companies these days have offices all around the globe in order to take advantage of 'round-the-clock development, so any security product you purchase may be actively maintained by people on several continents.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
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    I would wonder why you wanted to use a product from Isreal, I would assume they are one country that would love to use their antivirus influence to log users. I would say the same of Iran if they had an antivirus.
     
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    They do by the way, but it's a BD clone.
     
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