for KAV, extended or standard?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by SimonCC, Sep 9, 2005.

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  1. SimonCC

    SimonCC Registered Member

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    Just a quick question,

    If I use the extended database, does it really slow down the system like the KAV help file says it might, and does it also identify way more false positives?

    :rolleyes:

    S.
     
  2. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    Not really and false positives are very rare with Kaspersky.
     
  3. Atomas31

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    Hi,

    In the latest version of Kav, there is now 3 different database, standard, extended and redundant, what is the difference between the threeo_O

    Thank you,
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  4. Chuck_IV

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    Even tho the option is still there, I think the redundant(only in KAV Pro) database has been removed and there is only the Standard and Extended ones. If you select Redundant, it will actually use the Extended database now, instead.
     
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  6. Don Pelotas

    Don Pelotas Registered Member

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    Simon

    No, it won't slow you down and there are not more FP's than with the standard, the important thing with the extended is to use "Prompt user for action" instead of setting it to auto, because extended also has a catagory called "not-a-virus:riskware" (& risktool) these are programs that for one reason or another are considered riskware, it's up to you if you want to continue using them, you can simply add them to exclusions in the warning you get.

    Chuck_IV is correct there are no redundant bases available anymore, the option is just still there in the GUI.

    MushfiQ Your link is only for versions older than 5.0. :)
     
  7. SimonCC

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    thanks don pelotas, thats all I needed to know.

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    I know that using the extended databases does not slow down the real time scanner or increase the amount of system resources used by KAV, but will the On-Demand scan become slower if I use the extended database? o_O

    And since the SuperSecure database is no longer there, is the X-Files.avc part of the extended database?
     
  9. Don Pelotas

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    No, it won't slow you IME.
    No, they are gone, in fact the extended were cleaned up a bit and some detections removed were added to the redundantbases before these were taken of the servers. The extended (adware, pornware & riskware) will add around 10000 ATM. The redundant/Supersecure only had around 1000 sigs of mostly clean programs/files and they would not increase your level of security as a homeuser, but they did have a cool name though. :D
     
  10. Defenestration

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    With KAV 2006, the databases have been restructured a bit, with the categories being:

    1) Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Hack Tools
    2) AdWare, SpyWare, Porn Dialers
    3) RiskWare: Remote Access Tools, Dialers, Jokes, ...

    Option (1) is always enabled, but (2) and (3) can be independently enabled or disabled as you see fit.
     
  11. SimonCC

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    I have found, since using the extended database, that startup takes longer to finish. Aside from that, performance is not affected.
     
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