Any AV like this?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by iwod, Aug 5, 2004.

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  1. iwod

    iwod Registered Member

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    With Advance heuristics like NOD32 while having a Huge Virius Database?
    As well as low resources?

    And what is sandboxing?
     
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    F-Prot

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  3. Blackcat

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    Two programs which spring to mind are;

    1. Command AntiVirus - http://www.authentium.com/support/d...FID=330657&CFTOKEN=40624505&LOCATION=csaveast

    2. F-prot for Windows -http://www.f-prot.com/products/home_use/

    Both of which have good heuristics, particularly Command, and at the present time both have over 120,000 definitions in their database.

    But comparing the total number of malware definitions in different AV products can be misleading as each product counts files differently.

    Therefore, other good heuristic AV's include;

    3. MKS_vir 2004 - http://stormbyte.com/

    4. Dr Web - http://www.dials.ru/english/

    All are very light on resources except mks_vir needs a little more memory/resources than the other 3 mentioned.

    As regards sandboxing, take a look here;

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1593432,00.asp

    http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/AnchorDesk/4520-6033_16-4207069.html

    http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-3513_7-5020968-1.html

    Norman AntiVirus for example uses this technology;

    http://www.norman.com/Virus/13927/en
     
  4. RejZoR

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    I have a box full of sand next to my PC. Looks like its working ok ;)
     
  5. iwod

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    So according to trhe article Ad H is a resources Hog. So how come NOD32 uses so little resources?

    And If the AV you mention are so good ( With Large DB and AD H... ) how come they are not very well known.......... o_O

    Edit: And i am totally surprise by the results. Norton did crap in the test. NOD32 has so many false alarm and didn't caught all the Unknown. Norman Which you said and stated using Sandboxing wasn't listed as using Sandboxingo_O
     
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    Mainly because most smaller AV companies do not have the advertising muscle of the Two Big Retail AV's.

    Best known does not equate with Best AV and if you hang around here at Wilders enough you will find that there are many 'unknown' AV's which are very, very good ;)
     
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    Norman Virus Control is rather small and it has huge virus database - its SandBox is one of the strongest and powerful virus detectig tool. (right behind Kaspersky :D :D :D :D )
     
  8. Pigman

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    An AV with NOD's advanced heuristics, a big database, and low resource usage? Try NOD!

    No, seriously, the resource consumption is pretty low, lower than Avast's and without Avast's lag problems. The database is big, the updates are frequent, and the heuristics are top-notch.
     
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    F-prot is very well known and command antivirus is well known but it is used mostly by large corporations but it makes an excellent desktop antivirus. Either one of these will use real close to the same resources as Nod.
     
  10. iwod

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    Any news on F Prot 4? One of the thread ( last year ) say it will be avalible early next year but it is already augest. Any preview on what will be new?

    Now i know find a right AV is quite hard.......... ^_^"
     
  11. Pigman

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    Both come close to NOD's resource usage, BigC? F-Prot uses only 2 megs or RAM, NOD uses about 6 on my computer...
     
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    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    Purr...Purr...Purrrr, how true, how true, Blackcat. :D
     
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    I was trying to be kind to you know who. ;)
     
  14. Pigman

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    Oh... I see... :p
     
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    @iwod

    I got an email from them a couple of months ago saying October 2004.
     
  16. iwod

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    Actually i just Try out F Prot...... Truely Amazingly low Resources. ( And i already fell in love with ) Interface; ( Sorry i am a interface freak mainly because i study it ) is ok but there could be improvement.

    I reread the statement that bigc post, F Prot only use in big Cooperation, Why is that? It is not expensive and certainly cheaper than Norton. ( I love Symantec CE, but i HATE Norton Series. ) No reason why they don't advertise in Consumer PC market.
    ( Sometimes buiness is hard to understand. )

    Another question, Does F-Prot have any official Forum? ( I was going to email them about setting up a Support Forum here in Wilder, but since not many people here are using F Prot so i may just as well forget about it ><)
     
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    F-Prot has no official forum, but their own support is excellent.

    There are a number of F-Prot users here and if you select the search function you will see that there are a number of relevant threads.

    The new version 4 should be worth waiting for.
     
  18. iwod

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    Are there any body working for F Prot hang around in wilder?
     
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    www.raeinternet.com

    ...are US distributors of F-PROT, and also offer phone and e-mail support to *their* customers--as well as customers of their reseller network. There is a public support mailing list available there as well.

    ;)
     
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