IKARUS Virus.Utilities 2.0.121

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  1. Blackcat

    Blackcat Registered Member

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    Overall, Ikarus may have a good detection rate but IMHO, particularly on cost grounds, there are much better AV alternatives.

    40 Euros for a standalone AV package, even for 3 licenses, seems to be a very steep price to pay, particularly with the standard of the free AVs presently available!
     
  2. ellison64

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    I agree £33 pounds for a year/3 users is a lot.I paid £22 for 3 years and 3 users for NIS 2012 ,and that includes a firewall too (i think ikarus is just an av?).There doesnt seem to be any offers or discounts for this av like the more popular ones either.
     
  3. Syobon

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    Why can't I get a trial license, all I receive is a blank email.
     
  4. nikanthpromod

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    u will get an attached file with ur email.. download and apply in Ikarus;)
     
  5. skokospa

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    Unfortunately there is no forum for support,but you have the Russian forum section for ikarus http://forum.ru-board.com/topic.cgi?forum=5&topic=28707&start=0 admittedly rather sparse and limited, but still has something.I know that some people from Ikarus read this forum.
    My experience with support is very good,for a very short time get an answer.
     
  6. trjam

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    well I decided to buy it and go with it. I really like it.:thumb:
     
  7. ams963

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    great going :thumb:.......what's the memory usage of Ikarus?...on-demand scan speed(objects/files scanned and time taken)?....start-up time with and without Ikarus?.....feel any sloppiness during browsing?........
     
  8. trjam

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    it is very light, I mean if it wasnt, it wouldnt be used,. Browsing is very fast.
     
  9. King Grub

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    Trying it, and everything seems quite light indeed. Everything except one thing. Which is dreadful. Something confirmed here:

    http://www.raymond.cc/antivirus/fileio.html

    An older engine is used there, and I think there is some improvement, but certainly slower in that regard than most others I have tried.
     
  10. trjam

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    look how old that version is 1.0.214 . It scans as fast for me as others do.
     
  11. ams963

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    hmm....I guess it's light.....well did you test it any live malware?.......
     
  12. trjam

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    my suggestion would be to get a trial license and try it. Then you will know.;)
     
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    yeah I'm also planning to give the trial a go......but not until I finish the Emsisoft trial......
     
  14. trjam

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    King Grub, I am pretty sure that Virus Utilities uses the Ikarus T3.dll engine and T3sigs.vdb data.
     
  15. Noob

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    I would still side with EAM, huge discounts and better protection overall. :rolleyes:
     
  16. Houley456

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    Just a note...EMSI working great here...
     
  17. Rompin Raider

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    I'm writing this down....:D :D :D
     
  18. PnP

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    Is it possible to have any mirror because from the site only download 2.074.. cheers
     
  19. ziggy_IKARUSvienna

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    Thank you for your honest view.
    We are working on international prices right now.
    But there is also good news in high prices ;-).
    You will get support directly from the customer via phone, skype or email and there is no callcenter or a presales-Agent from a distributor.
    We do not distinguish between whatever licence a customer uses if 1lic private use or company everyone gets direct support.

    br,
    Ziggy, IKARUS HQ vienna
     
  20. Blackcat

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    Hi Ziggy, good to see someone from Ikarus at Wilders :thumb: Welcome.

    Hopefully working them down. Ikarus is a good product but IMHO, too expensive for a standalone AV, even with the support quoted.

    Any news on some sort of behaviour blocker/HIPS/web scanner in the pipe-line for Ikarus; and any thoughts on more options for the Guard/Scanner etc becoming available e.g. controlling which files the Guard scans?
     
  21. ziggy_IKARUSvienna

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    Thanks.
    for private use you can use the licence for 3 PC´s - Laptops - i will let you know as soon as we do have new prices - btw. how much would you pay?
    what do you think is a fair price - send me a pm ;-)

    Web scanner - if you mean HTML and URL filtering - we do have a security proxy for scanning HTTP and locking URL´s by default due to category lists or customized sets.
     
  22. Blackcat

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    pm sent.

    Incidentally, the main Ikarus site is down this morning.
     
  23. trjam

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    yep it is. Hopefully not long
     
  24. ziggy_IKARUSvienna

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    Thumbs up ;-)
     
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    -http://fileexchange.ikarus.at/vu/Setup-virus_utilities_2.0.74.exe-
     
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