Discussing AntiVirus Engines

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Albinoni, Nov 19, 2005.

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  1. Albinoni

    Albinoni Registered Member

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    Would be interested to know what AV software uses what engine and if so is there any good websites that indicates this ?

    Also I've noticed quite a few AV software products use the BitDefender engine and probably eTrust as well, but do any of them use the NOD32 engine ? Which would also be interesting to find out. I'm sure as NOD is an excellent AV product there would be other companies out there tht would use its engine.
     
  2. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    No, none of them uses NOD32 engine. I'm not even sure if ESET license it as separate component.

    Products using 3rd party engines...

    KASPERSKY
    F-Secure
    eSafe
    AVK
    Defender Pro

    BITDEFENDER
    AVK

    F-PROT
    F-Secure (not sure if they still use it)
    Command Antivirus

    ANTIVIR
    Avira

    RAV
    AVK (now replaced by BitDefender Engine)

    DR.WEB
    VirusChaser

    AVAST!
    McAfee (years ago, they don't use it anymore,replaced by Dr.Salomon tech)

    I belive i missed certain minor products and possibly even engine. But basically this is it.
     
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  3. Blackcat

    Blackcat Registered Member

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    KAV clones also include Deerfield AV, PCTools AV and Steganos.

    Command AV engine in Freedom AntiVirus.
     
  4. POS

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    McAfee uses Avast engineo_O??
     
  5. Firefighter

    Firefighter Registered Member

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    Can you offer a link which tells that Leprechaun VirusBuster II uses DrWeb engine?

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!
     
  6. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    Sorry mismatched it with VirusChaser (rpobably because of similar names).
    Fixed the first post...
     
  7. Stefan Kurtzhals

    Stefan Kurtzhals AV Expert

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    Data Becker Maximum Protection and Bullguard are using the Bitdefender engine.

    I doubt McAfee ever used any outside engine (beside buying Dr.Solomons), this would be very strange indeed.
     
  8. gigaman

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    See here.
     
  9. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    Stefan, what exactly is with Avira? Are they the same company as H+BEDV just for non german market (like MKS_Vir/ArcaBit example) or completely different company licensing your engine?
     
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