BOClean still under development?

Discussion in 'other anti-trojan software' started by Durad, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. Durad

    Durad Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2005
    Posts:
    591
    Location:
    Canada
    I see on Comodo site latest version of BOCLean is Nov 3 2014... I thought its discontinued...

    ?
     
  2. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Posts:
    8,516
    Never knew that. Guess I'll try it out.

    *Nevermind, the download is for CIS.
     
  3. Joxx

    Joxx Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2012
    Posts:
    1,126
    BOCLean was integrated in the AV years ago.
     
  4. Mayahana

    Mayahana Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2014
    Posts:
    2,220
    Bait and switch.. Boclean takes you to CIS. Sadly.. I miss BOClean, and with the advent of some ridiculous new threats I am seeing, I wish we had a small, targeted product like that for specific serious threats.
     
  5. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2006
    Posts:
    4,833
    BOClean was incorporated into Comodo when they bought it !
     
  6. trjam

    trjam Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Posts:
    9,057
    Location:
    North Carolina
    yeah, but I thought Kevin had started a new project. Wonder how it went.
     
  7. sanesecurity

    sanesecurity Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2013
    Posts:
    4
    Here you go...

    (a) The KNOS Project is alive and well, but we realized a couple of years ago that there was no consumer interest in what we had to offer and so we pretty much settled on providing our "build your own" toolkit and custom versions to institutional customers instead.
    (b) For the past couple of years, I've been working for Apple (yeah, those guys) in iOS and thus have to retain minimal involvement these days. They pay the bills - KNOS, not so much so lately. And no, can't talk about what I do for Apple.

    Source:
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r29654143-Is-the-Kevin-McAleavey-KNOS-Project-still-operational-
     
  8. Mayahana

    Mayahana Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2014
    Posts:
    2,220
    Apple.. LOL.. They couldn't pay me enough to work for those elitest snobs.

    I interviewed with them for an IT position, and became nauseated just talking to them, and touring the facility. The 'superior race' aspect just oozes from them. Nope, sorry, not enough money for that - ever. I feel bad for Kevin now.
     
  9. Firecat

    Firecat Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2005
    Posts:
    7,927
    Location:
    The land of no identity :D
    Here's an article about Kevin's experience at Comodo which I feel everyone should read.

    http://www.infosecisland.com/blogview/15106-The-Demise-of-the-Antivirus-Industry.html
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2014
  10. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Posts:
    5,240
    That's an excellent article, thanks for the link.
     
  11. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2014
    Posts:
    5,061
    I also liked it.

    A little off-topic:

    Here is a link to final part of series that also includes linkes to all previous parts: http://www.infosecisland.com/blogview/15249-Solving-The-End-User-Problem.html
     
  12. Acadia

    Acadia Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2002
    Posts:
    4,048
    Location:
    SouthCentral PA
    For its day (and maybe well beyond) BoClean was the best Trojan slayer of those Trojans trying to hide in your pcs memory, bar none! I do sorely miss that vacuum cleaner icon that blinked every 10 seconds telling you that it had just scanned your pcs entire memory (again, it did a complete scan of the memory every 10 seconds!) :(

    Acadia
     
  13. Acadia

    Acadia Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2002
    Posts:
    4,048
    Location:
    SouthCentral PA
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2014
  14. Firecat

    Firecat Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2005
    Posts:
    7,927
    Location:
    The land of no identity :D
    After some fishing, it appears Comodo's AV tech has...."influences" from Eset. :D
     
  15. Mayahana

    Mayahana Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2014
    Posts:
    2,220
    Comodo smells.

    I assume the code theft Kevin mentions is Eset. The gutting of BOClean is a tragedy. I really miss that program. Kevin should come out with something new, an adjunct to AV's since I can't stand MBAM or SAS anymore, and I'd feel much better running something alongside my AV.

    Right now I go for UTM/Router based solutions to augment AV's. (Trend on ASUS or Kaspersky on ZyXEL, and ClamAV on Untangle.
     
  16. Austerity

    Austerity Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2013
    Posts:
    367
    Location:
    Georgia / USA
    Enough for me to uninstall a Comodo product after being a long time Comodo fan....many, many years...
     
  17. Acadia

    Acadia Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2002
    Posts:
    4,048
    Location:
    SouthCentral PA
    :thumb:
    Acadia
     
  18. boredog

    boredog Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2015
    Posts:
    1,171
  19. ArchiveX

    ArchiveX Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2014
    Posts:
    1,015
    It seems to be discontinued...:doubt:
     
  20. boredog

    boredog Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2015
    Posts:
    1,171
    I wonder what Kevin is up to these days then?
     
  21. hogndog

    hogndog Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2007
    Posts:
    628
    Location:
    In His Service
  22. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2006
    Posts:
    4,833
    I'm presuming that Kevin is still working for Apple ? Well, good for him to be earning some decent $ at last, he deserves it after years of 24/7/365 Total dedication & not much return with BOClean. KNOS was/is a nice solution. but unfortunately not for the masses ! I wish him & Nancy All the best.

    Comodo & Meligh = Bad news !
     
  23. Circuit

    Circuit Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2014
    Posts:
    142
    Be sweet to leave a notice,
    this is just a dream.
     
  24. ichito

    ichito Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2011
    Posts:
    1,485
    Location:
    Poland - Cracow
    The latest database/signature update is from 2009 and no way to get some newer.
     
  25. boredog

    boredog Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2015
    Posts:
    1,171
    "Comodo & Meligh = Bad news !"

    I hear that CR. I guess that whole deal is why I won't use comodo products.

    as far as boclean goes. I think he was making good money with government contract and then the nasty rootkits came out and they would not let him touch the kernel. which is something he needed to be able to do. back then he said the gov never allowed him to touch the kernel and so I wonder what they use today? they would have had to change their stand on that in todays world. since he sold the rights to boclean to comodo (at least I think he did but not sure.) he would have start an all new program if he wanted to get gov contracts back again. that is what I am thinking anyway.