F-Prot Antivirus 6.0.9.4

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  1. AvinashR

    AvinashR Registered Member

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    F-Prot Antivirus 6.0.9.4 (Updated Version)

    F-Prot is a quick and easy to use antivirus software package, specially designed to protect your data from virus infection and to remove any virus that may have infected your computer system. Running on all Windows versions, this security software package has various components that help keep your system secure from viruses, backdoors, trojans and other malicious programs. F-Prot includes the RealTime Protector, a memory-resident monitoring utility that observes all files accessed on your system, a Scheduler where you can set the Scanner to make automatic scans or updates on your system at any time and an Updater to manage all signature updates. In addition, the program's innovative and integrated heuristic detection capabilities provide the best possible protection against unknown future threats that may emerge. FRISK Software's antivirus experts maintain an active vigil around the clock to catch new threats in their infancy and to provide our customers with new virus signature files as soon as possible.

    News:-

    FRISK Software has released F-PROT Antivirus for Windows 6.0.9.4

    6.0.9.4 contains a new version of our antivirus scanning engine.

    The new scanning engine includes a number of improvements, better performance, fewer false positives, improved heuristic detection and an improved detection rate overall.



    Homepage - http://www.f-prot.com

    Download Link:- Here (32 Bit) & Here (64 Bit)
     
  2. bellgamin

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    F-prot for DOS was the 3rd AV I ever used -- back in olden times when dinosaurs roamed the earth. (Dr Solomon was the first AV I used. Norton was the 2nd.) Ergo, I have always had a soft spot in my heart for the *Frisk-y* little Icelandic prize known as F-prot.

    I hope that folks who use F-prot's new engine for a while will report back on what they think about it.
     
  3. zfactor

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    any tests or screens??
     
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    Going to test it, within an hour...Right now going to have my Breakfast cum Lunch..:p
     
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    They are providing free AV for Linux. They should make it free for Windows also. It was free in DOS version...
     
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    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    The proponent of F-prot is Frisk, an Icelandic outfit. They are a small company in a nation that has encountered REALLY bad economic times. I doubt that Frisk can afford to give away their product. They won't be around very long if they do not make money. Programmers have to eat, too -- right?
     
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    Absolutely agree with you Sir...And its really good to see that they are still developing their AV product. They haven't let this product die..:thumb:
     
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    Thank you bellgamin. I didn't know that...:(
     
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    General Review

    Idle Memory Usage :- 62.2 MB
    Peak Memory Usage:- 103.1 MB (While Full Computer Scan)

    Peak CPU Usage:- 93.7%
    Avg. CPU Usage:- 65%

    It took 10 Mins. 3 Seconds to scan about 15,329 files ...:)
     
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    ================================================================================
    F-PROT ANTIVIRUS 6.0.9.4

    for Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7

    RELEASE NOTES [2010-07-12]
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    CHANGES
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    Engine (between 4.5.1 and 4.6.1):
    - Major speed improvement in the JavaScript emulator for common scenarios.
    - Detection of PDF exploits and malicious contained objects.
    - Detection of SWF exploits and malicious contained objects.
    - Fixed three evasion methods reported by ReversingLabs.
    - Hundreds of small and medium fixes and improvements.

    Product-specific:
    - Original path to quarantined or backed up items now shown in tooltip.
    - Issue when editing advanced scans fixed.
    - Increased renewal frequency for subscription keys.
    - Reboot button is not focused by default after an update of FPAV.
    - Popup from the tray application about expiring, expired or missing
    subscription does not steal focus.
    - On-demand scanner does no longer follow junction points.
    - Blue-screen on x64 Windows caused by the engine fixed.
    - File integrity checks implemented for the signed binaries.
    - Minor fixes to the installer.
     
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    Simple to use interface..:) How is detection and FP?
     
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    No big changes as usual; development of this version 6 has been very slow .

    Frisk are getting left behind now as regards adding new features such as a behaviour blocker, web scanner( works with all browsers), firewall, HIPS. Their small team is just about coping with signature updates and even minor bugs take a long time to fix.

    Even Dr Web, another small vendor, has shown much greater progress.

    Sadly, its past advantages over other AVs of a small footprint, cost-effectiveness, quick scan speed and excellent support has gradually been eroded away.
     
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    They have pulled out of testing by av-comparatives now but their last tests over there showed them to be a declining force as regards detection.

    Recent results over at Virus Bulletin confirm middle of the pack detection abilities.

    Even on Shadowserver , I know not the best testing site!, it has fallen away compared to its performance 18-24 months ago.
     
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    If I am not wrong F-Prot engine is used in a number of AV like Authentium, Multicore, G Data and F-Secure. Its heuristic is called Eldorado. It is also there in RVS.
     
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    GData is using Avast & Bitdefender AV engine... Coranti uses F-Prot Engine..
     
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    Not anymore in F-Secure, since the 2009 or 2010 version.
     
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    Well Dr.Web isn't as small as one can think, if you mean how many employees they have?

    Frisk Software has 50 employees.
    While Dr.Web got 250.
     
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    I have done a small On-Demand test with some handful malicious files...

    Scanned files:
    - 610
    Disinfected objects:- 030
    Quarantined files:- 217

    Duration: 0:09:28
    Remaining Malicious File:- 363

    Note:- All the files are fairly new and ITW, collected from the date 1st July 2010 to 13 July 2010
     
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    hmm average result. Will you compare with any other AV?
     
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    Which one you want? :)
     
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    avast maybe :D
     
  24. AvinashR

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    Gimme some couple of moments ...

    By the way i would like to request everybody that kindly do not compare any AV product on the basis of this small On-Demand detection test..Please take this as small informative article..
     
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    Or any other on-demand scanner like Dr Web Cure It, AVP Tool, Norman Malware Scanner, A2 Free. Immunet or Panda cloud. Whatever you want..:p
     
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