Dr.Web KATANA - A non-signature anti-virus

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by sg09, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. sg09

    sg09 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Posts:
    2,713
    Location:
    Kolkata, India
    Dr.Web Katana ---> Kills Active Threats And New Attacks

    bnr_966x295_katana_en.jpg

    Product Page
    https://products.drweb.com/home/katana/

    Release Note
    http://news.drweb.com/show/?i=9710&lng=en
     
  2. sg09

    sg09 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Posts:
    2,713
    Location:
    Kolkata, India
  3. Moose World

    Moose World Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2013
    Posts:
    446
    Location:
    U.S. Citizen
    Salutations, Greeting!

    Appreciate the information and can you use with other security software?
    Any tests and/or reviews?Showing if it any good?

    Kind regards,:thumb:
     
  4. imdb

    imdb Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2011
    Posts:
    758
    @Moose World
    i believe you could. because it seems it provides "preventive protection" only.

     
  5. Thankful

    Thankful Savings Monitor

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2005
    Posts:
    3,741
    Location:
    New York City
    • From the description :
      "Conflict-free
      — can operate in conjunction with other anti-viruses to enhance the protection of your computer."
    The Katana technologies are incorporated into the anti-virus and security space products.
     
  6. sg09

    sg09 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Posts:
    2,713
    Location:
    Kolkata, India
    It has been released today, few hours back. So, no time for tests and reviews... :)
     
  7. itman

    itman Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2010
    Posts:
    2,969
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    Interesting indeed:

    Traditional behavioural analysers monitor the requests malicious programs make of various system resources. But what if a malicious program, having infiltrated the browser, makes no requests of the system and simply modifies, for example, the screen you use to interact with your bank?

    Appears to be similar to HMP-A and SpyShelter.
     
  8. fblais

    fblais Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2008
    Posts:
    839
    Location:
    Québec, Canada
    I thought it was free.
     
  9. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2004
    Posts:
    8,046
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Now this is what I'm talking about! Finally a new standalone HIPS/BB. I quickly checked it out, the GUI seems nice and clean, but it should be quicker to access, I really don't understand GUI designers. But other than that, I'm very excited, because I was looking for a HIPS which monitors the most important areas. I think this might actually be a winner.
     

    Attached Files:

  10. Bob D

    Bob D Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2005
    Posts:
    1,150
    Location:
    Mass., USA
    Maybe, but I can't justify it costing 2X Dr Web AV (which includes this module)....
     
  11. sg09

    sg09 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Posts:
    2,713
    Location:
    Kolkata, India
    +1

    Edit:
    I think they are still tinkering with its price. Although the cart page shows a price of 26 Eur, in other places price is shown as 13 Eur, same as the AV.
    2015-11-26_003359.png
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2015
  12. Moose World

    Moose World Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2013
    Posts:
    446
    Location:
    U.S. Citizen
  13. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2004
    Posts:
    8,046
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    I didn't look into that, but yes, the price should then be a bit cheaper. But I have to say that much of my excitement has gone away, there are too many things not right with this tool. I don't get it, if you're a HIPS developer, you shouldn't need a guy like me to point this stuff out, I'm getting a bit tired of this. What I noticed so far:

    - Apps launch a bit slower, this should never happen with HIPS.
    - It keeps phoning home, even though Auto Update and DR Web Cloud is turned off.
    - No specific anti-spy rules, similar to Zemana and SpyShelter for example.
    - No easy way to trust or restrict apps, this should be standard.
    - No way to make "allow or block" rules, is this a joke?
     
  14. ichito

    ichito Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2011
    Posts:
    1,486
    Location:
    Poland - Cracow
    It's nice to see new competitor...for me Katana looks similar to ThreatFire in such words
    "Traditional behavioural analysers are based on predefined rules describing the behaviour of legitimate programs. Such rules are well known to criminals. Dr.Web Katana acts differently. This product analyses the behaviour of each running program in real time by comparing it with the reputation information stored in the Dr.Web cloud which is constantly being updated."
    But it's a bit strange when we compare this statement with Rasheed's screenshot (post #9) where we can see strict rules like in Mamutu.
    So...where is this new revolutionary technology?
     
  15. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2004
    Posts:
    8,046
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    It's a mix between a BB and HIPS. If you use the cloud feature it will probably decide if some app is malicious or not, but you can also put it in paranoid mode, it will then alert about all actions. But it will not allow you to make rules, can you believe this? But you shouldn't even bother with it, SpyShelter is way better, especially for people who like to be in full control.
     
  16. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2002
    Posts:
    5,648
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Because I image regularly & retain 3-4 months of prior images, I am not very interested in any additional real-time security apps such as Katana, even after they iron out the bugs & pricing. DrWeb's *best* (IMHO) security app is AdInf -- a thorough-going file integrity checker -- & it runs on-demand only. THAT one I use.
     
  17. ichito

    ichito Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2011
    Posts:
    1,486
    Location:
    Poland - Cracow
    Yes...you can :) It's not obvious and I've found it by accident - we have 3 predefinied protections levels but if you will make only one change in settings on one of them you suddenly will get another one - "user settings".
    :thumb:
     
  18. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2004
    Posts:
    8,046
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Yes correct, but it still won't allow you to remember any rules, so it will keep asking you the same questions. And actually, it's not a BB at all, because it will let you make decisions yourself. So when they mention the BB, it's probably related to the cloud and the exploit blocker.
     
  19. boredog

    boredog Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2015
    Posts:
    1,181
    And so you people don't think this is a keeper?
     
  20. Azure Phoenix

    Azure Phoenix Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2014
    Posts:
    359
  21. ichito

    ichito Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2011
    Posts:
    1,486
    Location:
    Poland - Cracow
    I'll try extended trial above...we will see :)
     
  22. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2004
    Posts:
    8,046
    Location:
    The Netherlands
  23. fblais

    fblais Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2008
    Posts:
    839
    Location:
    Québec, Canada
    And certainly not at this price.
     
  24. boredog

    boredog Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2015
    Posts:
    1,181
    OK then. I used SSM years ago and really liked it. never used OSS though that I can remember.
     
Loading...