is AVP 3.5 still useful?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by apm, Jan 12, 2007.

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  1. apm

    apm Registered Member

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    just wonder is AVP 3.5 still useful now, say on XP. i think it is a neat on-demand scanner.
     
  2. Firecat

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    I think it has outlived its usefulness because:

    1) No extended database support
    2) New heuristic tweaks work only on KAV 4.5 and above (I am not talking about behaviour blocker)
    3) It was rumoured that KAV 5 had better detection of stealthed trojans
    4) It is possible unpack support is poorer compared to KAV 5/6
     
  3. Blackcat

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    It was also a very lightweight AV, only 1 process taking up 2MB VM.

    AVP 3.5 was not originally coded and optimized for Win XP, although I had no problems with the "Swiss" version. Apart from the points that Firecat lists, it is not as good with cleaning/disinfecting malware as later versions.

    Kaspersky Labs stated;
     
  4. Don Pelotas

    Don Pelotas Registered Member

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    No, only on W98, but you would be a lot better served with 6.0 if you just want an on-demand scanner (or even the free online scanner), you can disable virtually everything when you install 6.0.
     
  5. peter.ewido

    peter.ewido former ewido team

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    It does support extended databases, however, you have to manually change the url in the updater settings :)
     
  6. Don Pelotas

    Don Pelotas Registered Member

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    ..............and the change is "_ext"....

    downloads1.kaspersky-labs.com/updates

    Changes to:

    downloads1.kaspersky-labs.com/updates_ext
     
  7. ronaldoer

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    chose that suitable for urs
     
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