AVZ AntiViral Issue

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  1. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

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    Normally the tool AVZ updates really fast and goes off without a hitch, but today i have tried on 3 different machines to update it and it stops at main065.avz with an error message that "Loaded file is damaged".

    Is anyone else who uses and updates this program experiencing the same problems as this?

    Was wondering if it might be a server glitch on their end or not.

    Thanks

    EASTER
     
  2. Saraceno

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    Just tried, and it is damaged.

    I'll wait till tomorrow to try again. Someone must have gone on their easter break without updating the files on the server correctly. ;)
     
  3. Tarnak

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    You are not alone. I tried to update just now and get the same. See screenshots:
     

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    Thanks a lot guys for checking and that confirmation.

    Maybe they'll review it soon and make the corrected adjustment needed in the next few days.

    EASTER
     
  5. Saraceno

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    Updated yesterday, as I was using the registry scan function, and searching for other products I've installed over the year.
     
  6. Tarnak

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    I also, updated yesterday. :)
     
  7. Saraceno

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    All good, update now working. :thumb:
     
  8. EASTER

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    Three Cheers! for the AVZ Group, indeed updates have been corrected and functioning in good order again now.

    Very nice tool and extremely generous of them to offer it for users to begin with.

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    There is no such thing, the man behind AVZ is Oleg Zaitsev.
     
  10. EASTER

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    Oh Yeah?

    That man is a group in and of hisself. Takes a high ambition to do the work of a group as a single creator of such a fine program.
     
  11. Franklin

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    OK, let's try a test after I unrar 20 pretty well known malware samples to desktop?

    Nope, detections not that good at all. :mad:
     
  12. Saraceno

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    And the program is portable. Can be run from a USB. How A+ is that.

    Franklin, I use it more as an advanced winpatrol type tool. Using its services and drivers manager. Its registry search feature, and injected dll's manager (search for keyloggers) and so on.
     
  13. Franklin

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    Winpatrol with the newest "Recent" tab is proving to be an excellent tool here in all the "free" cleaups I do from home! ;)
     
  14. Baz_kasp

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    It's not really meant to be used as a scanner- more like a HJT type tool but with a lot more functions :)

    Kaspersky own it now btw, it's integrated into their home user products.
     
  15. Franklin

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    Um, ya still use them blaclkist scanners eh? o_O

    Oh well, your choice?

    AVZ is only used here as a test bed as it's a standalone product which is a bonus!
     
  16. Bob D

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    I tend to agree.
    Although aligned with KAV, AVZ apparently does not share the same database.
    I have a testfile that AVZ does not detect (max. heuristics, extended analysis).
    Same file uploaded to VirSCAN. Kaspersky flags it.
     
  17. Baz_kasp

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    Thats what I meant... AVZ has been integrated as a manual removal tool for tech support to diagnose infections+as heuristics for HIPS, to calculate danger rating of files and all that jazz, not as a scanning engine.
     
  18. EASTER

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    Agreed

    I found it not so much a AS scanner but it does open up tables with details from which an experienced user can pinpoint something malicious is lodged and needs removed.

    All in all it's pretty efficient but for a fact it was never meant to replace any AS/AV, just to display some relevant details and to sort them out if found intrusive or potentially destructive and can be eradicated safely with it.

    My two cents and some change opinion about AVZ.
     
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