AV Repair function

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by minacross, Sep 30, 2008.

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  1. minacross

    minacross Registered Member

    May 12, 2002
    how good is the repair function in the free AVs? o_O
    thnx in advance :)
  2. guest

    guest Guest

    i think avast.
    avira cant clean any virus :p
  3. Arup

    Arup Guest

    Avira in all tests thrown comes top at detecting and cleaning viruses, its top notch in every sense. Avira can repair files as well. Avast is good too and on a clean system, it depends on the VRDB to fix the files.
  4. doktornotor

    doktornotor Registered Member

    Jul 19, 2008
    What a brainfart... :rolleyes:
  5. RejZoR

    RejZoR Lurker

    May 31, 2004
    One thing is term "cleaning" where it means deleting files and another where it means actually repairing infected executables. To be honest not many AVs actually do that, so far BitDefender, Kaspersky, McAfee, Symantec and DrWeb do that the best (from what i've seen with infectables). Others mostly rely on detection and are not able to actually clean (desinfect) the files.
    Some file infectors cannot be desinfected anyway because they are either too complex or they simply corrupt executable beyond repairable state.
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