mks_vir 2005

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  1. mantra

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    can somebody tell me about this progo_O

    is fast ? the resident shield?

    the update is incremental ?
    has an mail scanner

    some opinions
     
  2. NAMOR

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    Mks-Vir 2004 has an email scanner,antivirus monitor,and scanner.Updates are incremental.
    The new program(ArcaVir 2005) has a firewall and registry monitor added.

    ArcaVir 2005 is due for release anytime now.
    You may want to wait for that release and try it out.

    I don't have the beta so I can't comment on the new version's performance.
     
  4. stormbyte

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    Feb. 1 2005 to be exact :)

    Mariusz
     
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    I am currently running ArcaVir 2005 (beta) on my box with no issues and it is very light on resources. I have all heuristics set to very high with virtually no slowdown. I do not play games, so I cannot comment if there is any effect on game playing.
    I upgraded fron MKS 2004 and am very satisfied with this AV. Very easy installation and very good protection.
     
  6. BlueZannetti

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    I'd rate the performance roughly similar to mks_vir 2004 on my machine, but stability is significantly improved - absolutely rock solid since it first appeared as a beta release for me and I did have some problems with mks_vir 2004. So that have done a lot of work behind the scenes.

    The GUI could use a little work - aesthetic cleanup stuff, minor in the grand scheme of thing, but they lag competitors in this area. On the other hand, you don't (or shouldn't) spend a lot of time staring at it and navigating the interface is fine. There are some typos in the English version, I should send in a list, but again, minor stuff.

    Where they don't lag is performance. Scan speed is quick, not quite best-in-class, but right up there. It appears to have a very nice detection record in the very limited circumstances that I've read of - generally uncontrolled amateur tests - my own experience does mimic those basic findings well. They really need to get covered in some of the standard tests for a more objective intercomparison.

    Like mks_vir 2004, there are multiple processes with a relatively heavy RAM footprint (30-40 MB) but very little drag on system responsiveness. Updating does not require a passworded account, so that constraint is a thing of the past.

    Since I use Outpost Pro, I haven't really looked closely at the firewall that now part of the base package. It's a separate application, so no need to worry about system suite issues yet. At the highest level, a user can set three states - Active, Inactive, or Network blocked. Below that, it looks to be a guided rules based approach with 5 basic threshold settings for both LAN and Internet. The LAN there levels are: full access from LAN, limited access from LAN, chosen services only (recommended level), no access from LAN, no access to LAN. Internet thresholds are: full access, block potentially dangerous services, block all unknown services, block all services except several, and fully blocked. Rules can be set by individual IP or address mask. I'll let a firewall afficianado elaborate further. Let's just say it looks decent, and for an application-based-firewall-guy like me, not overwhelming.

    Arcavir also comes with a registry monitor and there a simple explorer style of interface used to adjust monitored keys. There's a default set of keys monitored from the start, and customization is up to the user from there.

    Support from both Stormbyte and MKS directly has been extremely good and I did use them extensively with some early problems which were solved with the advent of Arcavir. Although this AV is a relatively new entry to the North American and Western EU market, it's a worthwhile effort and given the price, an excellent value (see Stormbyte for details in the NA market). I own three AV packages (Arcavir 2005, NOD32, KAV WS) and feel very comfortable using any for them in my surfing.

    Blue
     
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    I am currently running mks_vir 2005 for month. all I have to say is nice very stable and the gui is a little complicate than other anti virus
     
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    can anybody tell me where to buy or download ArcaVir 2005?
     
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    The final version of Arcavir 2005 is due to be released any day now. I am currently running the beta and I must say I really like it. I was using MKS 2004 prior and Arcavir is very stable and effective.
    You can get more info here: http://www.stormbyte.com/forums/
    I believe you need a liscense to download the beta version.
    The final version was due on 2/1/05 but has been delayed a couple of days but you can get more information at the above listed sight.
     
  10. BlueZannetti

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    It should be released very soon, Mariusz over at the mks_vir/Arcavir forums left a short note that the release will be a few days late (Feb 1 was the target date as I recall). The Arcavir website still shows as under construction. Contact sales at Stormbyte, they should be able to assist you if you wish to purchase (or trial) Arcavir - which is essentially the English language branded mks_vir 2005.

    Blue
     
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    do you know if it is still possible to get a beta license, also i am trying to decide between bitdefender 8 pro, Kaspersky 5.0 and acravir 2005, i am just sick of norton
     
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