Bye bye RAV, say hello to "MS Antivirus" :-*

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  1. vlk

    vlk AV Expert

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    See http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2003/jun03/06-10GeCadPR.asp

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  2. meneer

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    Now it makes all sense ... they still didn't know how attackers work.
    Glad to know that GeCAD does know :)
     
  3. Technodrome

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    Wow...What a break thru for them!

    Congrats!



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  4. root

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    I knew this was coming.
    Now watch how poorly other AVs start behaving on newer Windows platforms.
     
  5. "Terms of the acquisition were not announced. Details of the Microsoft antivirus solution, including product plans, pricing and a timeline for delivery, are not yet available. Microsoft strongly recommends that customers use antivirus solutions that are currently available from multiple suppliers, and that customers keep their virus signatures updated. More information on antivirus solutions and Microsoft is available at http://www.microsoft.com/security/antivirus/."

    They are getting ready to cream that market.. I hope it doesn't become part of their operating system. It would be hell to uninstall... I wonder how they will do with Virus Bulletin LOL..

    Seriously, though.. I don't think it should be part of their operating system... Let them sell it as Microsoft Antivirus.. :mad:
     
  6. Blackcat

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    I wonder whether the 80% rebate on renewal of the RAV license will still hold :'(
     
  7. Paul Wilders

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    We;ll try to get some adittional info on this.

    As stated by GeCad over here:

    "GeCAD will continue to expand its services and security business and develop new non antivirus related technologies and software solutions."

    regards.

    paul
     
  8. StAnger

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    That is a relief, so GeCad is going to make the OS and not the other way round. :D
     
  9. Madsen DK

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    Windows® platform and extend support for third-party antivirus vendors so they can provide customers with increasingly secure and comprehensive levels of virus protection.
    quote from the MS bulletin.

    They DO mention third party av vendors, so perhaps they dont want to take over the world. Not yet anyway :D
    Lets wait and see.
    Regards
    Ole
     
  10. Madsen DK

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    Another thing just came to mind.
    If MS do decide to make antivirus a part of the OS( is it legal,?? you never know these days) i could imagine some not so happy faces in the AV industry.
    Regards
    Ole
     
  11. Paul Wilders

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    Indeed Ole. One thing is for sure though: malware developpers are going to target this "new" antivirus first and foremost.

    regards.

    paul
     
  12. Paul Wilders

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    RAV users may receive this email from GeCAD in a shortwhile:

    regards.

    paul
     
  13. Tinribs

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    Well I cant say I'm happy about them entering into the a/v market, but two good things should come out of it;
    1. Hopefully all new o/s users will have access to a a/v included with the o/s (and hence we should all be safer from exploits.
    2. Rav is a good product and unless they mess it up its a quality product.
     
  14. Uguel707

    Uguel707 Graphic Artist

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    If users can benefit from it that would be a good thing. The rate and damages of computers affected by viruses is worth making a drastic change.

    Bye, Uguel
     
  15. hayc59

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    ain't that gonna be the truth!!
     
  16. Detox

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    Sounds like another good excuse for "mandatory" open connections with MS HQ to me :-(

    If it's optional or easy to uninstal (yeah right) from the OS it would be ok.. But I envision an AV hardwired into the OS with "auto-update" connections necessary to MS for anything to work... And I don't like it.
     
  17. MegaHertz

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    Exactly why I for one will not be upgrading to any M$ OS beyond Win2K. Linux is looking more attractive everyday. :)
     
  18. The shape of things to come..

    (I designed this...LOL)
     

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  19. Tired

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    I am a RAV user and I have really liked using it especially since it has caught several email viruses just last week.
    This morning I received an email from RAV with the announcement mentioned above. Also in the email they said:
    As always, we would like to reiterate that our customers are important to us
    and that we will continue to maintain and provide the same high level of
    service that we have had in the past. Technical support for the product will
    continue to be provided both by GeCAD and its authorised distributors. In
    addition, you will continue to receive virus signature updates, alerts and
    advisories.

    Oh, this all makes me nervous! I am very happy for the RAV folks who have worked hard and provide a great product but when MS gets involved I am not sure this will be my AV choice for the future.
    I can't imagine they will maintain support for previous users and still offer the same quality and pricing. Who knows what will happen with the 80% rebate once the "new" branding takes place etc. etc.
    Guess I will stay put for now and wait to see what the future brings.
    Anybody else out there using RAV that wants to share their thoughts?

    Tracy
     
  20. Mr.Blaze

    Mr.Blaze The Newbie Welcome Wagon

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    Re:Bye bye RAV, say hello to "MS Anti-virus" :-*

    :DLMAO BLAZE ROLL ON FLOOR COME ON THESE GUYS CANT EVEN BUILT A DECENT OPERATING SYSTEM WITH OUT MAJOR SECURITY HOLES LET ALONE A HALF BAKED CRAP OUT FIRE WALL

    NOW THEY WANT TO DO WHAT SAFE WAY DOES MAKE ALL MICROSOFT SOFTWARE AVAILABLE EASY TO REACH GENERIC CRAP AND PUT ALL THE NAME BRAND STUFF DOW-EN BELOW BEYOND REACH

    SO you have to use there crap lol

    who didn't see this one coming
     
  21. Firefighter

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    To everyone from Firefighter!

    What does it happen when "The Empire Strikes Back"?

    Is the mobile network the second battlefield and which av is the one closest to Nokia's favour? :D :D :D

    "The truth is out there, but it hurts!"

    Best Regards,
    Firefighter!
     
  22. Blackcat

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    Frisk Software are quick on the draw!

    Check out this special offer for current RAV users;


    http://www.f-prot.com/news/gen_news/special_offer.html


    More AV programs to jump on the bandwagon?
     
  23. Madsen DK

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    Straight Shooter.
    Perhaps a job is waiting for you at Microsoft.
    Great design :D :D
    Regards Ole
     
  24. Tired

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    I really hope more AV companies jump on the bandwagon! I just got all set up and comfy using this RAV after testing out several over the course of a year. Now I will have to move on! !%$#^@&*! o_O
    f-prot is not for me and NOD32, well, I think I am just too stupid to use it.
    Ho-hum back to where I begun!

    cheers.
     
  25. Madsen DK

    Madsen DK Registered Member

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    Nod isnt that difficult to use, and with every question you might have, the Nod forum is just here :D
    Regards
    Ole
     
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