AVForce

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  1. Accreditor

    Accreditor Registered Member

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    Hi,

    While searching for a new AV product (to replace Avast!), I found a product called 'AVForce' http://avforce.com/en/index.php. They claim to have won numerous awards - VB 100%Aug 2004, SC Magazine Global Awards Winner 2004 and Computer Shopper Best buy.

    I can't find any reviews of the AV Force product, and can't find any references to the product from VB and SC Magazine. Has anyone else heard of this product?

    Eddie.
     
  2. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    I never heard of this program. It is not listed on Virus Bulletin.

    I would hope they are not using the Virus Bulletin logo without permission.

    They claim to have the largest database in the industry, 80,000. (what?)

    F-Prot has 126269 defs. I guess they can't count.

    Pass.
     
  3. the Tester

    the Tester Registered Member

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    I haven't heard of it either.

    The site mentions that "AVForce 2004 is powered by one of the most acclaimed antivirus engine in the world".
    Could this be the latest av program to use the KAV engine?

    "As many as 8 daily updates to virus definitions"?
    That would be roughly an update every 3 hours on average.

    This does sound too good to be true.
     
  4. peter.ewido

    peter.ewido former ewido team

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    Jep, it uses the KAV-engine...
     
  5. solarpowered candle

    solarpowered candle Registered Member

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    I cant grok what they are saying here . There are 3 options available

    (1) The free download http://avforce.com/en/freedownload.php
    Why our product is free?
    Your product download is totally free. There are no time limits or protection limits. Our Award winning team provides 8 virus definition updates every single day to ensure that you get the maximum protection for your PC. Everytime you download a virus definition update (optional), telecommunication charges may apply to help us cover the costs. ( this could be scary!!)

    (2) The special offer with a pop up blocker $19.95 http://avforce.com/en/learnmore.php

    (3) The blue pill version $29.95 reduced from $49 .

    I cannot see what the diffirences are as they are not explained as far as I can see.
     
  6. MichaelKS

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    This software seems to offer updates on a dialer based payment option, i.e. every update costs...if you unpack the install archive you find the file dialer.ini which refers to http://www.avforce.com/en/dialerpage.php which itself leads to the goodthinxx dialer system. So be careful...

    And besides, technically it seems to be a rebadged version of KAVlite.
     
  7. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    Hm,every dial costs? What if you have a DSL or cable? You can use it for free? :p
     
  8. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Ah... you have a devious way of thinking. I LIKE that in a person. Bwa-ha-ha :D

    I wager that the update won't work via cable but -- why doesn't some brave soul give it a try?
     
  9. Accreditor

    Accreditor Registered Member

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    All,

    Last night I contacted Virus Bulletin and SC Magazine. Virus Bulletin have replied to me saying that they have asked AV force to remove the VB 100% logo from their web sit, and invited AV Force to submit the product for testing.

    Eddie.
     
  10. minacross

    minacross Registered Member

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    me too :


    Hi Mina,
    Many thanks for your email. I'm afraid that AV Force's claim is
    fraudulent
    - Virus Bulletin has not tested the product at all, let alone awarded
    it a
    VB100%. I have already contacted AV Force and requested that they
    remove
    all reference to the VB100% with immediate effect, and I have invited
    them
    to submit their product to Virus Bulletin for testing. I have yet to
    receive a response from them.

    As you correctly assume, only those products listed here:
    http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archives/products.xml?table have been
    tested
    by Virus Bulletin.

    Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
    Kind regards
    Helen Martin
    Editor, Virus Bulletin
     
  11. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    If it uses KAV Engine,then i assume they used the KAV VB100% results as test success.
     
  12. leehigdon3

    leehigdon3 Registered Member

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    And that is not at all ethical. The KAV engine alone doesn't guarantee the program will yield the same results as does KAV. Also, the version of the KAV engine used is important.
     
  13. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    I just wrote my mind on why they used the VB10=% image...
     
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