Maftoox - AV from Iran

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by ichito, Jul 7, 2011.

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  1. ichito

    ichito Registered Member

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    "Welcome to Maftoox, the home of Maftoox AntiVirus, a free anti-spyware program. Unlike many free security applications, Maftoox AntiVirus can be used for free in any environment, whether it be at home or at work. Maftoox AntiVirus works alongside your existing security software to enhance your level of protection. If your anti-virus program fails to detect a threat, Maftoox AntiVirus can help fill the gap.
    Maftoox AntiVirus includes a fast, accurate scanning engine and automatic incremental updates. Maftoox AntiVirus also includes powerful real-time protection and On-Process Scan that can detect and block malware before it installs.
    Maftoox Registry Cleaner
    Maftoox Process Manager
    And More ..."

    "Maftoox Lab is a small group of students who work on developing applications that allow your computer to achieve maximum performance. We currently offer a free, effective anti-spyware application that can detect and remove harmful software. It can also help protect your computer by blocking malicious software before it can do harm."

    Latest version 4.1.1
    System Requirements :
    .Net Framework 3.5
    Ram : 8 Mb
    Hdd : 30 MB
    Windows Xp Sp2-Sp3 / 7 / Vista/ server 2003 - 2008

    License - freeware (personal or commercial with no limitations)

    http://www.maftoox.com/en/Default.aspx

    "What's new in Maftoox Anti Virus 4.1.1:
    May 23rd, 2011

    · decrease usage memory until 8 mb
    · increase speed of search"
    http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/Maftoox-Anti-Virus-Changelog-175978.html

    Screenshots
    http://www.maftoox.com/en/Screenshot.aspx

    User Rating on Softpedia Very Good (4.1/5)
     
  2. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    Cool. I'd like to hear more from users on here before I try anything out.
     
  3. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Very interesting, they have an online scan to. Thanks for the notification.
     
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    For what it's worth.... The Stuxnet worm was able to take over Iran's industrial control systems at their nuclear installations.
    Quote: "It (Maftoox) can also help protect your computer by blocking malicious software before it can do harm." Maybe they weren't using Maftoox at the time. ;)
     
  8. PC_Pete

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    This "review" is not good, but this 'tube reviewer (like most of them) seems to be pretty inept.
    (e.g. he pans ESET Smart Security 5 Beta because the HIPS doesn't catch something when he disables the file shield which did. I'm not an EST user but even I was aware that their new HIPS feature didn't function in the beta.)

    Back to Maftoox. I've had it running on a PC for a few weeks.
    It uses a lot of RAM. The interface is glitchy. For me it doesn't update automatically, and can't be updated manually unless I delete all the existing .xml definition files first.

    Comes with some interesting tools though!
     

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  9. Trooper

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    I think I will pass but thanks.
     
  10. SweX

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    +1 :)
     
  11. 1chaoticadult

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    I watched the youtube review and I think it said it all. A big pass on this one...
     
  12. PC_Pete

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    Not looking good. No available update server for days now.
     

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  13. raven211

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    One look at the interface and I ran far away in my mind :D
     
  14. cm1971

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    Me too. From the looks of it there are better AV's out there.
     
  15. Kernelwars

    Kernelwars Registered Member

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    I think J might be interested:D
     
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    Ooo...tough crowd for a Monday! Must be the stock market...
     
  17. Spysnake

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    If I have understood right, Iran has a bad case of censorship and government control. I wouldn't test this AV. Same thing with security software coming from China and the alike.
     
  18. Kernelwars

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    lol? last time I checked my undershirt was made in china and so many other things..gosh guy grow up:)
     
  19. dw426

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    While the point Spysnake made was a bit too broad, it's still valid. You can't (sensibly) just ignore the state of things in countries like this and assume everything is hunky dory, especially with security software. By the way, your undershirt can't install rootkits and various other nasties, so your comment is irrelevant. In any case, from the review, it's not even worth having a thread on.
     
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    Don't be surprised one day when your pectorals fall off. :ninja:
     
  21. Kid Shamrock

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    In Iran, you don't update Maftoox. Maftoox updates YOU!! :ninja:
     
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    No Iran rubbish on my computer ... :doubt:
     
  23. Nevis

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    8 MB ram requirement

    how can that be possible ?
     
  24. raven211

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    Presumably a very small database, hopefully with the newest malware, thinking about their users.
     
  25. Spysnake

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    My shirt is too made in China ;). The problem is not the country itself, it's the country's way to deal with computers. In China, there have been confirmed cases of malware installed in new devices. They have the government firewall which permits only "good" things. It is speculated that this country is also involved in cyber attacks on other governments. I like China and maybe someday I'll even visit it, but I don't trust software coming from there, code is too easy to adapt to "other, good purposes".

    Same with Iran, sadly. Not a too long ago, Nokia Siemens Networks supplied the Iran government with surveillance equipment which the country has put to good use in fight against the people who don't think like they should. They also have things like religious police. Enough said.
     
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