Browser Defender by PCTools

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by acr45, Oct 1, 2007.

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  1. acr45

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  3. Perman

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    Hi, folks: Has this app been mentioned on PCTools' main web site ?
     
  4. cheater87

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    PC tools, can they make any program worko_O
     
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    This seems to be in beta phase so let's give them the benefit of the doubt.
     
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    Just because they're called "Tools" doesn't mean they are good tools. :D For instance, I can buy mechanics tools at Wal-Mart (technically they are tools) ....or I can buy from Snap-On and get quality tools. :D :D ;)

    ....kinda the same thing with PCTools :D :D;)
     
  7. solcroft

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    Three do so far, at least. ThreatFire, the firewall and a doohickey called Threat Expert.
     
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    And this one is a sure winner in my books, eMule-Project classified as 'potentially malicious' (red rating, apparently for linking to sourceforge?) http://www.browserdefender.com/site/emule-project.net/

    The only things malicious I have seen there is the occasional flaming :D And the sourceforge itself? Man that is bad :) hacktools & gambling (lol)
     
  9. drkoopz

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    I wonder if PC-Tools is using their Antivirus and Antispyware software to scan these downloads on their servers. That's just shocking to see so many FPs.
     
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    I think they do. When you click on a file, the Download Analysis shows SD Threat Level, AV Threat Level, and TE Threat Level. Spyware Doctor, AntiVirus, and Threat Expert.
     
  11. Hermescomputers

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    Anyone knows if it does actually scan the scripts for hacks on sites or just rate them based on profiled white/black lists by user vote?
     
  12. drkoopz

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    So far I see no place for user input other than just messaging them directly. I'm not entirely sure what they are using for technologies either. Overall - even for a beta it's a little underwhelming. I typed in 'screen savers' in Google and most of the results came up with question marks. I'm also giving them the benefit of the doubt though. I dont bag on PC-Tools like some peeps in these forums. :cool:
     
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    Symantec.com passes the test, lol :D

    Also I wonder who took the name "Browser Defender" from the other? :ninja:
     

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    Eeeesh... that could turn huuugly!:blink:
     
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    ...and every file was scanned 23:59, 26th December 1969 :D
     
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    Looks like this technology still needs more than a little work! :cautious:
     
  17. WSFuser

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    That date is only shows on the blank submission near the bottom. The real submission (with realistic date) can be seen near the top.

    I dont know why the second submission is there though.
     
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