Dr. Web KATANA

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by rpk2006, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. rpk2006

    rpk2006 Registered Member

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    I have never used Dr. Web products and today came across the name in a site when searching for anti-spyware. Though, in this forum itself, I have already asked whether to use any secondary AV along with ESET Internet Security, and getting recommendation as NO.

    I tried:

    Panda Dome with ESET. No conflicts. No performance impact.
    Malware Bytes with ESET. No conflicts. No performance impact.

    Today, I came across Dr. Web KATANA. When checking the details on Dr. Web site, it mentions clearly that it is a non-conflict tool which can be used along side primary AV like ESET.

    It also mentions that it uses signature-less technologies.

    I want to know if anyone tried KATANA and how effective are the signature-less tech it mentions? Has anyone tried it with ESET IS?
     
  2. Nightwalker

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    I will quote @Marcos (ESET staff) about this:

    https://forum.eset.com/topic/17982-cpu-usage-ekrnexe-spikes-and-stays-there/


    Dr. Web KATANA isnt good enough to justify its price, system performance impact and possible conflicts; ESET is pretty good by itself.

    If you really want to add some complementary protection to it, why not try NoVirusThanks OSArmor? It is free, has no system impact and wont conflict with ESET.

    https://www.novirusthanks.org/products/osarmor/

    Personally I think KATANA protection is below average from what you expect from this kind of product, you can find some reviews/tests about it and the results were pretty bad, to say the least.
     
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  3. itman

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  4. gery

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    dont bother
     
  5. Deckard

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    So, you have information on the system performance impact concerning Dr. Web KATANA. Could you be kind and communicate them to me, I am interested.
    Thank you :)

    Really ? I'll be clear and not go around the bush : OSArmor, on my PC, with my config (I don't make peremptory conclusions !), is heavier than any of the antivirus I've tested.
    Time to open an app:
    IrfanView +67%
    MPC-BE +132%

    I stopped my tests with MPC-BE. That is enough for me. I never seen numbers like that, and the CPU is not quite. Constantly at 0.15% with peaks over 2% (Intel i7)

    So there is a kind of problem, between your affirmation that leaves no room for doubt and what I get on my side
     
  6. Nightwalker

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    Sorry to hear that you had this kind of experience with OSArmor, did you report it to the developer?

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/novirusthanks-osarmor-an-additional-layer-of-defense.398859/

    About Dr. Web KATANA, my post was in the context of using it together with ESET; I dont think it is good enough to justify its purchase and the possibility of conflict, there are some tests that you can easily find showing its system impact and its protection being bypassed.

    I wont post those tests because its against the forum rules, but The PC Security Channel [TPSC], Cruelsister and some members of MalwareTips had done some tests/reviews, you can search about it if you want.

    Also there are threads here about KATANA and like @itman wrote, there seems to be a consensus about the product.

    Ps: No need to be so passive aggressive because we have different opinions.
     
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  7. Deckard

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    Oh no, I'm not in a agressive mood. It was not my intention.
    On a forum, people will read you and some will take the words you wrote for an established truth.
    For me, OSArmor and ExeRadar are heavy. I can install Sophos Home Premium and Kaspersky on the same PC, if it's possible (although incongruous, of course), I'm sure I will be able to open my apps faster vs ERP or OSA, so, when I hear that these app have no impact on the system ....

    No, I did not report this to the developer. I have the same problem or worse with Exe Radar Pro but I am not alone and the dev is informed.
     
  8. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    For nth-degree lightness, I use HitmanPro. It is strictly on-demand so it is splendid for 2nd opinion.
     
  9. Krusty

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    You may not see any conflict between two AVs running together until real malware tries to run. That's when you most likely to see conflicts.
     
  10. Umbra

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    Paying for an home user AV is now wasting money to me, you have way many free decent ones or other more solid mechanisms which worth a purchase.

    My point is if you were on security forums for a while, read various softs articles/threads, tested some, follow safe habits, etc...you will come to the conclusion that spending money on an AV is pointless.
    Of course, if you like one and are used to it, it is another story.
     
  11. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    I pay for Hitman Pro because it is a jolly good, non-patrolling AV. The value of AVs has diminished but it is not yet zero. If no one pays for AVs, they eventually won't be there, free or not. The laborer is worthy of his wages.
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  12. Rasheed187

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    Last time I checked, you couldn't even make any rules, which should be a basic feature in any HIPS. So this means you will keep getting the same alerts over and over again.
     
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