Has anyone used Principal Antivirus before?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Rilla927, Jun 4, 2006.

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  1. Rilla927

    Rilla927 Registered Member

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    Sounds more like a HIPS to me. On the website, they claim to not use signatures, and rather warn of events that SEEM like malware.

    Don't really know if this is even an antivirus to be frank :doubt:

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    Hi,

    The problem concerns the definition of an antivirus: if an AV means pattern files/signatures/scanner engines, this product (well known) is not an antivirus.
    It is more a registry guard, less effective than AppDefend or RegRun.

    The antivirus terminology is excessive, as for products like viguard ( http://www.viguard.com/ ) and Invircible ( http://www.invircible.com/ ).
    As said Alphalutra1, these products act more as HIPS than as antivirus.



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  4. Rilla927

    Rilla927 Registered Member

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    Thanks Kareldjag, Alphalutra1!

    That's what I thought.
     
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