Malware Killer by iolo

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by PEllis, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. PEllis

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    I hope it's better than their current antivirus. It sounds very impressive.
    I was not aware that most antiviruses can't remove malware.

    Of course it is to be expected that Iolo would make misleading claims. It's what they do best.
     
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    Most anti-malware software is unable to disinfect a file, even ones that can be safely disinfected such as word documents. The most well known exceptions are Kaspersky and Bitdefender.
     
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    So, will it be based on F-Prot = Cyren Antivirus engine? Had they improved their detection capability?
     
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    They haven't released any info on that. I wonder if it will be free or payware. I'm guessing the latter because the majority of their products you have to pay for.
     
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    * IMO, the *best* way to disinfect is to install latest clean image of your HD. I image weekly & retain latest 5 images.

    ** "..... exceptions are Kaspersky and Bitdefender." -- See HERE: U.S. Government has banned used of Kaspersky in Federal agencies.
     
  7. Marcelo

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    I agree that backups are the best solution but sometimes a person does not have them and cleaning infected document is quite safe actually.

    Regarding the US Government banishing Kaspersky I'll worry about it when some evidence is presented... otherwise I'll just regard it as political propaganda.
     
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