Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by roger_m, Dec 25, 2015.
Malware Hunter v188.8.131.528 Released (December 7, 2020)
Does anyone use MH, and if so does it offer anything unique?
I used when it first came out and there's nothing unique or remarkable about it. Since then there have been no major improvements. It continues to receive only very minor fixes and improvements. It's just another very basic antivirus with Avira signatures.
When I was using the Pro version, it was not detecting some threats that Avira itself did. When I scanned some files with another scanner, Malware Hunter's real-time protection detected some threats it has missed when I had scanned the same folder with it. So, it's not a very reliable product.
Malware Hunter v184.108.40.2060 Released (December 21, 2020)
Malware Hunter v220.127.116.112 Released (January 25, 2021)
What engine does it use?
While it originally used Avira's, for some time now they have used their own cloud engine, which has terrible detection rates. It's not even worth using the free version (which lacks real-time protection) as a second opinion scanner.
Malware Hunter 18.104.22.1685 Released (March 2, 2021)
Malware Hunter 22.214.171.1249 Released (March 15, 2021)
Malware Hunter 126.96.36.1991 Released (March 30, 2021)
Malware Hunter 188.8.131.523 Released (April 27, 2021)
So malware hunter free doesn't offer real time protection?
As @roger_m said, it doesn’t.
Malware Hunter 184.108.40.2064 Released (May 17, 2021)
Malware Hunter 220.127.116.118 Released (July 26, 2021)
Malware Hunter 18.104.22.1689 Released (August 8, 2021)
Malware Hunter 22.214.171.1240 Released (August 22, 2021)
Malware Hunter 126.96.36.1994 Released (September 7, 2021)
Malware Hunter 188.8.131.525 Released (September 26, 2021)
Yup. Any AV company using a big name engine has to be licensed to run it in their AV product.
The startups rely on their own in house AV engines.
I noticed... the Chinese are derivative and the design of every software product from them feels familiar. Although the GUI is beautifully done.
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