Extendia AVG - Test and Evaluation

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  1. musicman

    musicman Registered Member

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    Extendia AVK- Test and Evaluation

    Extendia AVG -Evalution and Testing
    Wanted to share this with our members. I had the opportunity to test and evaluate Extendia AVG Single Engine out. I have tested this on my computer, and looking forward to your comments on it. Of course different results will vary I realize this. Appreciate your input. Here is what I found out.
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    My OS 98SE - Compaq 5441 - 184RAMS - AMD Processor 476 mghz.
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    "Installation" - Installation went smoothed no problems, reboot was not required. This is the first antivirus that did not require a reboot, I am impressed.
    "Resouces"- My resources were at 94% and process in memory was 5,828 kb. This is excellent one of the best I have tested, especially user friendly for older computers.
    Registeration- No problem everything went smoothed.
    "GUI" - Your main interface is user friendly and easy to use for the novice to the advanced user, nicely done!!!
    "Scan C Drive" - I ran a complete scan of my C Drive which took 1 hour and 5 minutes. Now out of 30 antivirus softwares I have tested the average time to scan is about 30 minutes. The fastest scan was Nod32 which took 8 minutes. Your antiviurs checked 13,769 files. I would have to say this is a bit long in my humble opinion.
    "Virus Detection - I compressed in double zip format 30 of the current and 25 of older virus application which I placed on my computer in various files. Your antivirus software detected them all.
    I also had a associate send me via email attachments 6 variant virus applications. (My internet provider was notified ahead of time to allow these to access my pc) Your antivirus software detected them all.
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    Now of course the standard Eicar test your software passed with flying colors.

    "Trojan Test"
    I wanted to see if your antivirus would detect a trojan simulator test. However after activiating it, your antivirus did not detect it in memory. 99% of all antivirus softwares I tested failed this test.

    "CONCLUSION"
    As this is a initial evaluation I must say your antivirus software is a excellent product.
    Oh yes....one dawback I fogot to mention. Now this is only a observation on my part but with your software installed my computer was slowed down a bit. Web pages did not load as fast and other applications were a bit slow on loading.
    This would be the only draw back I found.
    Here is Extendia web site please test for yourselfs.
    http://www.extendia.com/index.asp
     
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  2. Blackcat

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    musicman

    Can you post screen captures of the main GUI. It would be of interest to compare this with AVK Pro, in particular the configuration options.

    Further I could not find the single-engine version of AVK over at Boomerang's site; http://www.boomerangsoftware.com/ but did find it here; http://www.extendia.com/eXtendiaAVK.htm

    eXtendia AVK is still a bargain; $9.95 for Kaspersky 4.5.
     
  3. Sling Shot

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    I bought a copy of it too about three weeks ago. It was defintely slowing my machine down while surfing and opening various applications.

    From what I can figure, the Extendia AVK single scanner is GData Personal AV version 11.x that has been discontinued. Extendia AVK is version 11.x, well, at least that's what I remember, so I hope I am right.
     
  4. Blackcat

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    Yes, you are correct, Sling Shot, eXtendia AVK is an older GData version which is based on a modified 'older' KAV engine ;)

    Can you post any screenshots of the program; we may be able to work out what you need to tweak to speed up things on your computer.
     
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