HerdProtect VT & HMP cross over

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  1. Windows_Security

    Windows_Security Registered Member

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    Stil in beta, takes a while to finish scan, uses cloud technology to check at (currently 68 AV engines), see pic

    http://www.herdprotect.com/ website
     

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  2. marciocruz

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    looks like a nice tool, similar to hitman pro,no? :)
     
  3. kjdemuth

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    Nice find Kees. Thanks!
     
  4. lordraiden

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    Take a look to the release plan

    Release Timeline
    Scanner
    Scan your PC for malware with all 68-engines in the cloud.
    (Available today)

    Scan and Remove
    Scan and remove malware from your PC based on detectins from all 68-engines.
    (Q1 2014)

    Protection Platform
    Scan and remove malware with real-time protection.
    (Q2 2014)

    DACS again? xD They won't let this happen :cool:
    A similar tool to this one with real time protection would be Crystal Security which uses VT https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=317258
     
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  5. lodore

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    It seems like a nice product. Some of the engines have quite a few fps and I cannot find a button to report them yet.
     
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  6. J_L

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    Interesting, but way to limited for me. Never heard of it though, thanks.
     
  7. Pandora Box

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    I've try them out.

    It'd better if they...
    -fix about jit debugger right now it's buggy.
    -add right click scan just like virus total.
    Right now it can only scan C: Drive.
    -Make an optional installer right now it's quick installer.
    I don't think install everything in C: drive is a good idea.
     
  8. FRug

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    Ok, who else has doubts that this guy is paying license fees for 68 AV engines or even asked the AV companies whether he can use them in a product like this?

    Smells like an instant close-down to me if AV companies catch wind of this.
     
  9. Inside Out

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    Looks like the engines are far from the real thing anyway. Don't want to spread FUD just based on a small test, but still shocking.
     
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  10. cruelsister

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    There really wasn't a valid reason to use a greater number of samples for this sort of test. The malware chosen were all about 1 week old, so even if the author had licensed a delayed definition database (if MB even does that), the detection rate between the two should have been identical; and if one considers that this product supposedly has an additional 67 scanners on board the poor result here is even more curious.
     
  11. Dermot7

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    I'm not at all sure about Reason Software, but a little investigation suggests some of their other projects might look a little suspicious or snake-oilish, although mostly scanning clean at present (except for WOT and Quttera) ...hxxp://www.boostbyreason.com/features_technical.aspx
    and hxxp://www.builtwithreason.com/

    I'd say caution is best advice, as always.
     
  12. roger_m

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    They are a legitimate company, founded by one of the creators of Giant AntiSpyware.
    http://www.prlog.org/12032373-reaso...boost-pc-performance-and-remove-crapware.html
    Their Boost software which I am registered user of is now free.
     
  13. roger_m

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    I ran a scan with herdProtect, and the first time the scan froze part way through. However the second I ran completed.

    The result was "Inconclusive Detentions (22)." All of the detected files were identified as a threat by only 1 or 2 of the 68 scanners used. I scanned one of the detect files with VirusTotal and as with herdProtect it was detected by 2 of the scanners used.
     
  14. Mops21

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    Hi all

    Here are some questions and their answers

    ~private communications removed ~
     
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    Wa thanks for the info. Giant AntiSpyware was so great back then, it was still very good for a few months under the name of Microsoft AntiSpyware beta, then eventually we got that crappy Windows Defender.
     
  17. Amin

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    I like how this works. however, still can't remove the detected ones. I'm looking forward to that very feature.. sincerely I'm holding my breath :thumb:
     
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    I've used HerbProtect for some time now, I really like it - especially considering it's really an early beta.

    Giant Antispyware was awesome, loved it.. Another product ruined by MS, like Reliable Antivirus. Also anyone remember Pest Patrol? Man that was a GREAT product. Not to go off tangent, but another product ruined by acquisitions, like BoClean. The trend seems to be - once something is acquired, it's dead.

    Personally, I am GLAD this guy is back in the game - he made great stuff!
     

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  19. Brandonn2010

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    Personally I think 68 engines is waaaay too many. They need to cut out some of the sub-par ones and ones prone to more false-positives. With 68 engines, I'd imagine some "infection" would be found with every scan.
     
  20. JohnBurns

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    It only found ONE problem on my 2 desktop pc's - File Hippo App Manager (only on 1 engine). Once I "ignored" it, I've never had anything showing on subsequent scans....so it at least does not find an infection with every scan in my case.
     
  21. RJK3

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    I always get something flagged as suspicious, e.g. SSRP is detected by 4 AVs, but there must be some kind of scoring because these false positives are rarely automatically checked for removal.