Baidu AV ripoff? Or legit?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by m00nbl00d, May 31, 2013.

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  1. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    I stepped upon this ScreaMAV Antivirus 2013 (-http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/ScreaMAV-Antivirus.shtml)

    From the screenshots one can clearly see that the GUI resembles the one of Baidu Antivirus 2013. At first I thought it could be licensed from Baidu, but what really caught my attention that it could be something else going on, is that I recall seeing it in the past month over Cnet with a different GUI (-http://download.cnet.com/ScreaMAV-Antivirus-2013/3000-2239_4-75905919.html).

    2 Virus Total URL results flag it as being suspicious or malicious. And, 7 engines flag it as being malicious (may be false positive... who knows).

    Anyway, is/was anyone familiar with it?
     
  2. guest

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    Judging from the developer's name, it's from my country. Hang on there, I'll try to find some info on this one. ;)
     
  3. PaulBB

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    My bet goes on ripoff. He modified the Baidu AV skin and as AV engine is using ClamAV.

    -http://screamav.com/web/2013/03/screamav-rev-2-0-with-clamav-engine/
     
  4. guest

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    Yep, I was right. It uses its own database and can be used with ClamAV to bump the detection rate. Here's some links (some of them are in my native language):

    hxxp://virusindonesia.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=1832
    hxxp://www.aplikasindo.com/software/screamav/
    hxxp://smadaver.com/antivirus-lokal-lainnya/screamav-rev-1-5/

    EDIT: Just to clarify, it has an optional ClamAV mode. Integrated they said, called ClamSMAV. With patch it seems.

    EDIT #2: And I just noticed that it also uses ANSAV's engine. What the heaven? Triple engines? o_O
     
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  5. SweX

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    And ANSAV stands for? Never heard of that one before :D
     
  6. guest

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    It's our local AV for local malware. ANSAV and Smadav are probably the two most used local AV in my country AFAIK. I'm not using them though since I don't think they're necessary. :p
     
  7. Tarantula

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    ANSAV is much, much older than Baidu AV. So...
     
  8. guest

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    o_O

    ANSAV is another AV. It has nothing to do with ScreaMAV other than its engine is being used by ScreaMAV.
     
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