Discussion in 'other anti-trojan software' started by Durad, Nov 18, 2014.
I see on Comodo site latest version of BOCLean is Nov 3 2014... I thought its discontinued...
Never knew that. Guess I'll try it out.
*Nevermind, the download is for CIS.
BOCLean was integrated in the AV years ago.
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.
BOClean was incorporated into Comodo when they bought it !
yeah, but I thought Kevin had started a new project. Wonder how it went.
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.
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.
Here's an article about Kevin's experience at Comodo which I feel everyone should read.
That's an excellent article, thanks for the link.
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
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!)
Hmmm, upon further research, appears that Boclean is still offered by, <choke, cough>, Comodo, as a freebie.
Found this interesting thread, and recent in which Kevin appears:
BoClean is mentioned once or twice. Oops, I see that this is the same link posted above.
After some fishing, it appears Comodo's AV tech has...."influences" from Eset.
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.
Enough for me to uninstall a Comodo product after being a long time Comodo fan....many, many years...
is this project another dead project?
appears to still be offered for sale on a year by year basis.
It seems to be discontinued...
I wonder what Kevin is up to these days then?
You can still download the last build from 2008:
After reading about "Air Installer" i ran it through urlvoid.com and found this:
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 !
Be sweet to leave a notice,
this is just a dream.
The latest database/signature update is from 2009 and no way to get some newer.
"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.
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