Known good files

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Pfipps, Jul 27, 2010.

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  1. Pfipps

    Pfipps Registered Member

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    Norton was the first company I know to exclude known good files from on-access scanning.
    Now, AVG has the same feature...why haven't other makers caught on to this...is there a security issue involved?
    I would at least like to have the option. I think Avast now has a similar setup.

    Also, does MSE have anything similar? On my machine, the on access speed is best with Avast, then Avira, and then MSE.
     
  2. iravgupta

    iravgupta Registered Member

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    You mean among the freebies right, coz MSE has one of the worst on-access scan speeds. Even heavyweights like Kaspersky and Norton do a better job. avast! blows everything out, yet to see a traditional AV have better on-access performance.
     
  3. Ibrad

    Ibrad Registered Member

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    Free AV;s that do this: Panda Cloud, AVG 9.0, Avast! 5 (possibly Avira)

    Paid AV's: Norton, Kaspersky, Panda PRO are the ones that I know do this but more most likely do.
     
  4. Zombini

    Zombini Registered Member

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    Keep in mind that even if a product has such a feature, doesn't mean that it provides a lot of benefit. Because you only get a benefit if that company's know-good-file database is comprehensive enough to cover all the common files out in the wild. This is difficult for companies that have a low user-base.
     
  5. NAMOR

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    Unless they use a cache systme like Avast or Kaspersky.
     
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