MicroWorld free scan is good or bad?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by c0ltran3, Feb 1, 2004.

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  1. c0ltran3

    c0ltran3 Registered Member

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    At the moment I'm using MicroWorld free scan as backup. I thought it could be a good program as it is using Kaspersky engine. But I have noticed some errors.
    Does anyone use this program ?
     
  2. spy1

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    I've tried it and I guess it's okay - at least it doesn't give me any false positives (IOW, it agrees with my main AV, NOD32, that I'm clean).

    Are you using it with that "better updater"?

    I find the scanning time to be horrendously long, though.

    Here's the log from the last time I ran it - it didn't really find two viruses - it had two errors (of the six) that it marked as viruses (were they actually viruses, it would have tried to remove them, which it didn't):

    Mon Jan 26 22:20:08 2004 => ***** Scanning complete. *****

    Mon Jan 26 22:20:08 2004 => Total Number of Files Scanned: 26639
    Mon Jan 26 22:20:08 2004 => Total Number of Virus(es) Found: 2
    Mon Jan 26 22:20:08 2004 => Total Number of Disinfected Files: 0
    Mon Jan 26 22:20:08 2004 => Total Number of Files Renamed: 0
    Mon Jan 26 22:20:08 2004 => Total Number of Deleted Files: 0
    Mon Jan 26 22:20:08 2004 => Total Number of Errors: 6
    Mon Jan 26 22:20:08 2004 => Time Elapsed: 00:46:25
    Mon Jan 26 22:20:08 2004 => Virus Database Date: 2004/01/27
    Mon Jan 26 22:20:08 2004 => Virus Database Count: 83570

    Mon Jan 26 22:20:08 2004 => Scan Completed.

    Also, I'm not quite sure how it ran a scan on the 26th with a DB dated the 27th (man, that "better updater" is good! <g> ).

    The logfile is huge - make sure you keep it cleaned out to save space. Pete
     
  3. Jorex

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    Thanx for info about "better updater" spy1 !
    I just found it ;) (kavupd.exe)
    I think it's good but slow anti-virus program.
     
  4. c0ltran3

    c0ltran3 Registered Member

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    What is "better update"?
     
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    c0ltran3 Registered Member

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    Another question: are there any differences about viruses detection in MicroWorld free scan and Escan Antivirus (as acanner on demand)?
     
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