GAOTD Anti-Virus Mate: Where DoThey Find This Stuff?

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  1. chinook9

    chinook9 Registered Member

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    Giveaway of the Day - Anti-Virus Mate

    Has anyone ever heard of or used this? The reviews at GAOTD are among the worst I have seen.

    When I started this thread, I wanted to share the "laugh" I had when I read the GAOTD, but I would like to hear if anyone knows anything about this, good or bad. I believe the participants on this thread can probably provide a good appraisal.


    Note: Just realized that WOT rates their website really poorly...Bright Red!!
     
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  2. Victek

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    Never heard of this one. Here's a link for the home page. I would hesitate to use a security product that wasn't eligible for upgrades or tech support (standard GAOTD policy).

    winavm.com/index.html
     
  3. SIR****TMG

    SIR****TMG Registered Member

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    No I never heard of it....
     
  4. leofelix

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    Same style :rolleyes:


    They also offer a free portable "antivirus mate"



    ~ VirusTotal link removed per Policy ~



    AVG 9.0.0.730 2010.02.19 SHeur.CJSY
    DrWeb 5.0.1.12222 2010.02.19 BACKDOOR.Trojan
    Ikarus T3.1.1.80.0 2010.02.19 Trojan.Win32.SuspectCRC
    K7AntiVirus 7.10.977 2010.02.18 Trojan.Win32.Malware.1
    McAfee+Artemis 5897 2010.02.19 Artemis!F7F92BA903E7
    Symantec 20091.2.0.41 2010.02.19 Suspicious.Insight


    I scanned it with a-squared free which also detects it as

    C:\Users\leofelix\Desktop\avmfree.zip/avmfree.exe rilevati: Trojan.Win32.SuspectCRC!IK


    Maybe false positives, however I wouldn't run any risk
     
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  7. Ibrad

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    So anyone going to take a chance and install this on a virtual machine.
     
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    Evonsoft is indeed linked with IObit, infact the programs are so similar that they could very well have been made by the same developers.

    Have a look at this:

    http://www.evonsoft.com/advanced-spyware-remover-upgrade.htm

    Evonsoft has also been discussed at Iobit's forums......

    As for WinAVM, hmm.......I am not sure what to say, except "don't use it"......
     
  9. leofelix

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    I agree: better to stay away from such kind of software.
    Even comments on GOTD stream speak clearly


    /OT
    @ admin: I'm sorry, I didn't remember that virustotal/jotti links were not allowed
    /end OT/
     
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  10. abels

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    It's just a crap with many silly fuction
     
  11. Brummelchen

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    had running it in the sandbox(ie) - useless program if you know some alternatives.
    Its like WinPatrol pro or Malware Defender - anyway all paid - but never comparable.

    So the name "Mate" tells all - its just an addition to other important software.
     
  12. biscuits

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    I think its not that GAOTD "found" ATM but ATM contacted GAOTD to include their product in the giveaways for promotion purposes.
     
  13. krisgeek

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    I think you are right, GOTD often promotes some unheard software.
    Especially some crap like this.
     
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    regular at gaotd and no i never heard of this product too.
     
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