Kav Pro 5.0.388 and Virus Database... ?

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  1. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    Knowing the difference from the standard to the extended virus database; is there really a difference for people like me who have ProcessGuard, Regdefend etc. I mean, is it still safe to use standard over extended - will the extended actually pic up more than normal? I am getting frustrated with the extended data base always notifying me of Mirc and other Remote Connecting Software I have installed.

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  2. mnosteele

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    Just add Mirc to your ignore list and use the extended database, in my opinion the extended database is what makes KAV so great.

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    extended bases for sure ;)
     
  4. The Hammer

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    The difference between extended and standard is riskware detection is it not?
     
  5. StevieO

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    In the limited time i've been using it, i thought the Redundant Database, which i have selected, includes the Riskware as well as everything else possible !


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  6. mnosteele

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    They call it "Riskware" but it is actually spyware, adware etc. When using the extended database KAV is near 100% effective in eradicating ALL malware.

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  7. dja2k

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    Okay , gotcha! Will use the extended and just put the programs in the excluded list and hope it wont ask again for the same detections.

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  8. Don Pelotas

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    dja2k

    Just use the link in the warning when you wish to add to the exclusionslist:
    http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/7302/259th.png

    StevieO

    The redundant isn't available anymore, the option just exist in the GUI, you get the extended when you choose it, they were withdrawn because they were almost 100% of value only to an sysadmin and you will not be less protected. :)
     
  9. dja2k

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    Yeah I know that much, but KAV seemed to find more instances of MIRC and VNC in my system restore files and kept popping up.

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  10. mnosteele

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    If you use VNC, try UltraVNC, it's far better and KAV ignores it.

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  11. StevieO

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    Hi Don,

    I thought i was enabling redundant as it seemed to make sense, but if they are not there i can't lol ! Well an error in the GUI is better than one in the Engine any day !

    But that does mean i have the Extended now by default which is what i prefer over the Standard, as i have user Prompt ticked.

    They sure do Update a lot don't they.

    Thanks


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  12. Don Pelotas

    Don Pelotas Registered Member

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    Yes, if you have around 149000 signatures, then thats the extended, standard is around 140000. You might as well set it to extended.

    Usually between 15 & 20 a day, 24 has happened a few times. :)
     
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