F-Prot version 4 -- any news?

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  1. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Does anyone have any news about when/if version 4 of F-Prot for Windows might be released? Is it even in public-beta?

    Late in 2004 the scuttlebutt was that version 4 would be released early in 2005. Are we now looking at early 2006... or whato_O
     
  2. Mongol

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    I've heard nothing but rumors about someday. By the way (slightly off topic) how's the new DrWEB running for you. Other then a few minor annoyances it's running fine here...:D
     
  3. Firecat

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    It will be released only when FRISK thinks we are ready for it. :D
     
  4. RejZoR

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    I'm not gonna touch it for as long as they don't provide actions when malware is detected On-Access. Tghey just warn you and leave the file there to delete it manually or perform full system scan to clean the mess.
     
  5. Yeah... I don't understand why they told us to wait until 4.0 to get that function under XP. They could have at least updated the current versions to have that basic feature.
     
  6. Mongol

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    Latest news I received from F-Prot about F-Prot 4 for Windows,

    Thank you for your e-mail.

    According to the latest news we have from our development team it should be
    released before the end of this year.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Best regards,
    Elsa Kristjansdottir
    F-Prot Antivirus Sales Department

    Interesting news eh?....:eek:
     
  7. RejZoR

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    Ok,thats new. I just hope they'll keep the promise :p
     
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    Unless they have carried out a LOT of closed beta-testing in-house, I would be very surprised if there was a full release by the end of this year. Maybe by the end of 2006!
     
  9. RejZoR

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    Well if there will be as much features as in F-Prot 3.x then they don't have many things to test imo.
     
  10. jim_k

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    I recently asked again. They said they planned on it being released by the end of this year, with a beta version coming out before that.

    I think Frisk does most of their beta testing in house. Many of their products don't have public betas, and the ones that have had public betas were fully released not long after the test started.

    They have been more confident about the release date recently, as well as what features will be included. Hopefully it will be released soon.
     
  11. bellgamin

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    DrWeb continues to be my *main man* & is running just fine. However, 4.33 HAS slowed things down a bit on my computer. Moreover, I am slightly distressed by the deafening silence from DRW's gurus concerning on-going issues with 4.33.

    Therefore, I hope for the best for DRW, but feel I must prepare for the worst. F-Prot has long been on my short list of possible replacements for DRW should I need one. So also are NOD32 & Bit Defender.

    Reference Jim_K's comment that FP does most of its beta testing in-house. It seems DRW did the same with respect to 4.33. Seems to me it is a questionable practice. No doubt 4.33 worked just fine on the computers which DRW used for testing it. However, it seems evident that DRW's customer base is using a much more varied mixture of computers, OS, & possibly conflicting programs, than was the case for the computers used by DRW in beta-testing.

    I hope Frisk doesn't make a similar error. For example, there are lots of folks here at Wilders who would be valuable additions to any beta test.
     
  12. Mongol

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    DrWEBs silence is getting a bit bothersome. Nothing in their forums and no answer to 2 emails I have sent in the last 2 weeks. My license runs out in 3 weeks and just don't know if I will stay with them or not. Customer care isn't always their hallmark. Heck my inquiry to F-Prot got a response in less than a day. I may just trial F-Prot over the weekend and see how it drives...cheers...:D
     
  13. iwod

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    i have the feeling Dr.web 4 and NOD 3 will come before F prot 4.......
     
  14. hbkh

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    Your definitly right about Dr Web 4 considering it is at 4.33! :D :D
     
  15. liang_mike

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    Hmm.... what kind of alien technology does it have? :p
     
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    It contains "Alien Stealth" technology with stealths it from hackers and malware. It is reverse-engineered alien technology. :p:D
     
  17. carioca

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    Hi folks I have received this reply (news) from F-Prot Antivirus Technical Support now promissing a release candidate (beta version) before my subscription expires in June 2006. This is my last effort to believe them. Because if not I will give it up.


    "Dear Frisk Support Team,
    I have read at wilders security forum about f-prot 4. When will It really be
    coming? Because on june, 2006 my license will expire and I am not certain
    about renewing with you If won't get more competetive like others AV
    scanners.You heuristik is not so effective; you do not have any password
    protection and there is no option to quarentine instead of deleting the
    file. I forgot to mention about unpacked files. I know you use light
    resources but avira does too. I wanna keep up on you but you may to shift
    your scanner dramatically sooner. I expect you hear your faithful
    customers.I wanna thumbs up for you again sooner. Best regards.your frequent
    customer.

    Hello and thank you for your mail.

    I agree with you that the release of version 4 has been delayed for too long
    time.

    Our developers are currently still working on this version but we should see
    a release candidate (beta version) before your subscription expires in June.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us again if you need further information.

    Best regards,
    Valtýr Jónasson
    F-Prot Antivirus Technical Support

    support@f-prot.com
    http://www.f-prot.com
    Tel: +354-540-7400
    Fax: +354-540-7401"
     
  18. iwod

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    F Prot 4 = Duke Nukem Forever ??

    We have same reply every year. And yet we haven't seen anything. Although Mike do have words on FProt 4 saying it is close to completion.
    So for now KAV 06 does the job. ^
     
  19. pykko

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    Hope they have many new features in it so as our waiting haven't been in vain...
     
  20. marcromero

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    I have been an F-prot antivirus user since 1999, recently I tried NOD32 and KAV 5.0.527, and think both of these antivirus programs are outstanding, but, today I re-installed F-prot antivirus, I just like this antivirus and look forward to F-prot V4.
     
  21. Chubb

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    Is there any chance that Frisk will be bought out by some larger companies, like Ewido taken over by Grisoft, so that 4.0 was delayed and delayed? :p

    Users of NOD32 and Norman Virus Control are also waiting eagerly for 3.0 and 6.0 respectively.
     
  22. JimIT

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    Lord, help us.
     
  23. IBK

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    It will be released soon like they said. Really. So just be patient.
     
  24. iwod

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    another confirmation :D

    Nice to hear.
     
  25. Firecat

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    Thats good news to hear. :)

    But I do hope that future versions of F-Prot (version 5.0 and onwards) are not delayed the way version 4 was, or FRISK may eventually have to go the 3DFX way.
     
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