Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by gery, Dec 4, 2008.
Has anyone tried or used this suite? What do you think?
I often use the free firewall. It's better than the paid one actually. Less buggy. Very light firewall but they haven't been updated for a very long time. They have some small bugs, the paid is worse IMHO. Also they have some incompatibilities. Last week i was running it together with TF and TF couldn't update. It has happened to me before with some KAV based AVs. Odd bug.
The antivirus is basically using avira's engine i think. But i had tried 1.61 and it was sloooow, must be something with the gui or i don't know. I haven't tried it again since last spring and they haven't updated it either since then...
IMHO the suite could be very good value for money, but they should have worked more on it.
I think the antispyware was supposed to be based on A squared engine? Never tried it though.
In any case, just look when they were last updated. Almost 9 months ago.
My best guess is its an average suite, most likely in the detection rate of 90%
The antispyware is A-squared without the malware-ids
Anti-virus - Avira,
Anti-Spyware - A2,
Firewall by - Unkown Possible Avira,
If the A2 engine includes Ikarus, then it would have very good detection indeed.
Even without the Ikarus engine it would have top notch detection - please, asquared by itself has a high detection for an AM/AS and Avira needs no introduction.
what about performance in the computer? Ram and Cpu and some thoughts on real experience. I had the firewall installed but it totally messed my laptop. no connection and some slowing down that i have never seen before (except for the AV from Ashampoo ) which was very bugy.
What are you talking about? A2 of Emsisoft with Ikarus engine and Ashampoo are different programmes and DIFFERENT companies.
Different companys sometimes buy the use of each others technology.
Some of them even change the names and some just keep the names unchanged.
ZONE ALARM INTERNET SECURITY uses KASPERSKY antivirus only
GDATA uses AVAST and BITDEFENDER simultaneously
Agnitum IS uses Virusbuster
PCTOOLS uses Virusbuster
and so on so there is nothing surprising with this
And not all companies can afford to develop their own engines/databases
Separate names with a comma.