cloud antiviruses

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Superman20, Oct 1, 2009.

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  1. Superman20

    Superman20 Registered Member

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    My antivirus is due for renewal soon. I have come across the idea of cloud technology. Which antiviruses offer cloud based detection methods in addition to signature and heuristics ?
     
  2. ambient_88

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    Norton Antivirus 2010
    Panda Antivirus 2010
    McAfee VirusScan 2010 (not out yet)
    Trend Micro Antivirus 2010

    These four are the ones I can think of right now. There are probably more out there, but I don't know about them.
     
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    Prevx 3.0.
     
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    MSE uses cloud I believe.
     
  5. ambient_88

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    While it has heuristics, it doesn't have local signatures. The OP stated he wanted cloud+signatures+heuristics.
     
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    He said he wanted signatures, he didn't specify local signatures.
     
  7. falkor

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    Rising uses it too:cool:
     
  8. clocks

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    I believe you are correct.

    Also, Immunet Protect uses the cloud.
     
  9. ambient_88

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    Antivirus applications that use cloud technology are obviously using signatures. I believe what the OP wanted was a combination of cloud technology and traditional signature-based security; Prevx is a pure cloud-based security.
     
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    Norton and Rising.
     
  11. TonyW

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    Whilst they don't currently offer local signatures, v4 is slated to include some form of local database for offline situations.
     
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    As Prevx 3.0 has been deliberately designed to work alongside other security software, one option would be to combine the paid version of Prevx with a conventional free antivirus that has local signatures.

    Please understand that I'm not recommending Prevx, just suggesting another option for consideration. Prevx is one of the pioneers of cloud-based security and may therefore be of interest to the OP, given the context of his original post.
     
  13. ambient_88

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    That is a good idea--using Prevx alongside a traditional antivirus. I use Prevx myself and found that it is usually enough to cover all the bases; I've got a couple of on-demand scanners for second opinions. And I do agree with you regarding Prevx's work in cloud-based security. Their implementation is easily one of the best out there currently.
     
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    Let's not forget Kaspersky 2010 as well
     
  15. pbust

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    No it doesn't.
     
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    yes it does! :)

    mse
    panda cloud

    are both cloud and signatures
     
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    f-secure uses cloud computing in deep guard

    Hitman Pro
     
  19. cqpreson

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    I think who has a large number of users,who takes part in Cloud.

    I don't know why Kaspersky haven't taken part in Cloud.It only wants to depend on its powerful definition?
     
  20. firzen771

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    actually kaspersky has that kaspersky network or whatever its called
     
  21. Taliscicero

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    Thats where you are wrong ^.- it had a ClouD.
     
  22. dawgg

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    Thats for data collection (somewhere unknown/suspicious files are submitted to) not detection. Detections are still downloaded via updates.
     
  23. TonyW

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    It's Kaspersky Security Network.

    I believe their cloud operation is in the form of the Dynamic Signature Service:
     
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  24. icr

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    Well most of the Anti-viruses have now jumped to cloud based bandwagon:argh: :argh:
    NIS 2010 (Insight Network) uses cloud technology
     
  25. firzen771

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    dont think Avast and Avira have yet, and im glad they havent.
     
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