Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by subset, Mar 3, 2009.
Agreed 100% Mamutu must survive at all costs,best BB by a country mile.
How good is the detection of the Ikarus AV engine??
Is it at least as good as AVG's?
I'm willing to test the new version of a-squared (I have to admit, I wasn't fond of the previous versions). But I fear it's AV engine might be inferior compared to other popular AV choices out there.
I just want to know the suggestions of those who've tried Emsi's product.
Was wondering the same myself. Am currently using OA paid for, A-squared anti-malware (with AV turned off - used the recent anniversary deal) and NOD32 2.7. My NOD32 subscription is about to expire and am unconvinced by recent versions so was considering the alternatives. Was wondering whether just the 2 products (joined into one or separately) would be as strong?
Ikarus is a very good antivirus bt sometimes overloaded with false alrms so this is a current problem and overall is fine
Yes,detection wise the 2 engines of A2AM are superb (over 2.8 million sigs.) but Ikarus does throw up a few FPs.However there's no problem as long as you check on anything flagged up.
You can now download the A2 Free + Online Armor free bundle:
Programs trusted by OA won't be checked by the AV, I think, and this will probably reduce FPs
Ikarus has a detection rate as good as the big three (avira,kaspersky, norton), just more fps.
i am having problems with both AVG and AVAST when i install this free version. Maybe the antivirus is the problem. When i uninstall A2 it goes back to normal. Any idea or similar experience
We certainly stand solid in unison as i'm sure others do also on this matter.
The reason for concern is that MAMUTU is now a proven leader, a P.U.R.E Behavioral Blocker unmatched in it's abilities.
The alliance will no doubt take time to determine just how well that this new meshing together will prove out to be. Positives come to mind. LoL
I can't help but be convinced however that based on experience with the addition of also MAMUTU within this alliance, it can't help but even better set up an extremely formidable buttress perhaps totally unmatched as never before seen or experienced in an overall protection ring against anything or better yet PREVENTION.
EASTER, don't worry. We have absolutely no plans to drop Mamutu at all.
The tech alliance is about sharing knowledge to improve the products on both sides. Additionally to that, Emsi Software is the official representative for Online Armor in German speaking regions now. It's hard for non German companies to be recognized by German press and IT magazines.
But again, it's not any kind of company or product merger.
that's good news to heard in this forum we love Mamutu
yes we do, i love mamutu
Thansk for that note of confidence. You run an absolutely MARATHON product line stretching all the way back as far as i can remember to Windows 98SE, and i never had a single issue with anything A2Squared, ASquared period, so your words and statements carry a ton of good credit here.
We finally, after a very long time got a really reliable, dependable, and decent Behavioral Blocker without issue or problem and we hope to keep on using it for a long time to come, so thanks again for confirming Mamutu stays!
Imagine OA Squared V5 (you have to synchronise version names so OA will skip one version).
You can chose to either run the classical way to be alerted when new code runs on your PC or chose the new mode RUN SMARTER
Basically RUN SMARTER provides the following options
a) unknow programs run by default in the RUN SAFER mode (mimimal rights policy)
b) the behaviour blocker intelligence of Mamutu is used to deal with all intrusions in the user space environment
c) when a rights elevation is asked by the executable, OA2 checks how the user wants to deal with this (preset during installation)
1) secure mode = provide user with OA's classical HIPS messages or
2) guarded mode = let the behavioral blocker deal with it in intelligent false reduction mode of Mamuto, with this difference, OA's classical HIPS engine is used, only temporary rules are generated with a allow once. Each rule has an intrusion severity (say 10, 24 or 44 = a double digit weighting value), when a preset maximum of intrusion severity points is collected OR a known behaviour pattern of Mamutu is found (the ThreatFire and Sana deal with it) an heuristics pop-up will occur.
Off course every unknown code will cause a AV data base check before the above sequence of events occures to filter out known bad guys and make the AV engien really efficient (only check the blacklist when it is not in the white list)
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