My review of ArcaVir 2005....

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Firecat, Mar 7, 2005.

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  1. WYBaugh

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    Definitely look forward to it!!

    And I wanted to say thanks for all of your active support here!

    Bill
     
  2. Firecat

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    Hey...I'm a tester, wont I recieve the beta?
     
  3. stormbyte

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    Its still alfa..
    :)
     
  4. Firecat

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    Oh....OK I'll wait then. :D
     
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    Also I have noticed that ArcaVir 2005 is very good against those most common nasties, trojan like malware.

    Among my favourite av:s just now, ArcaVir has nothing to be shamed in overall detection and it's trojan like scoring [1595] is almost the same as Ewido 3.0 [1616] has against my collection [1734].

    Still most surprised how fast NOD32 with AH is increasing it's trojan like scorings, not so far from McAfee VSE 8.0i with Anti-SpyWare Module 8.0.0 anymore. Have they hired someone to be very good against trojans?

    Best regards,
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  6. Honyak

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    Thanks Firefighter,
    I have been waiting to see some test with ArcaVir from you. Well Done!
     
  7. Firecat

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    Well I knew ArcaVir was good against malware...your tests confirm it, Firefighter. NOD32 is something else to consider....

    I'm real glad I made the switch from eScan to ArcaVir.

    Regards,
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  8. RejZoR

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    Firefighter,could you please send me the detection log of ArcaVir?
    I'm interested about Advanced Heuristics score.
    Btw did you used Very High sensitivity of AH in ArcaVir ?
     
  9. Firecat

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    I'll have the log too please :)
     
  10. JerryM

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    Bit Defender Free does not look bad, but I never see it, or 8.0 recommended as a primary AV. Any particular reason?
    In some areas it is better than NOD32.
    If I recall correctly BD with Ewido performed very well in Firefighter's tests, and better that some of the favored AVs.

    Jerry
     
  11. Firecat

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    BitDefender Free is not recommended as primary AV because it does not have a real time monitor.
     
  12. JerryM

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    True, but BD 8.0 does. Note the edit in my previous post regarding BD and Ewido. I am not trying to run down any AV, but BD 8.0 appears to be one of the better AV, yet it gets no accolades.

    Just an observation and wonder why.

    Jerry
     
  13. Firecat

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    BitDefender does not seem to be reviewed much. Most people only see the free version. BitDefender is a good AV, if you serach these forums you'll see I am very interested in it.

    Yes, BitDefender is one of the better Anti-Virus products out there, especially considering its price.

    And yes, I know BD 8.0 has a real time monitor.

    Regards,
    Firecat
     
  14. JerryM

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    Firecat,
    Thanks for the replies.
    I had noted that you showed some interest in BD 8. I am well pleased with it so far.

    It is interesting to me that various tests can show so much variation in the rankings of AV. At times I think that if I were to start again I would get KAV, and then it is NOD 32. Yet I find other tests and posts that indicate problems with those also. Some of the problems are not so much in detection, but with problems with other programs. I suppose that if one were to rely on one AV without an AT KAV would probably be the best.

    In the end, I conclude that there is no one best, especially if you use a good firewall and anti-trojan. Get a good one and let the chips fall.
    I do like the layered approach, and I have some additional confidence since you and others helped me get eScan mwav set up correctly.

    Have a good day. If I don't get sidetracked, this is tax preparation day for me.
    Jerry
     
  15. Firefighter

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    Yes I did, ArcaVir 2005 used the best possible heuristics and all possible malware categories.

    Btw, my ArcaVir scanlog is as huge as 521 kb, I can't send that in here at Wilders Forum.

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!
     
  16. Firefighter

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    BitDefenders strength is among not trojan like nasties and within probably the most common trojan like nasties too. BitDefender 7.2 Free scored the same as the commercial BDF 8.0 Standard against my samples some weeks ago.

    Together with Ewido 3.0, BitDefender 7.2 Free scored 3462, when CSAV 4.92.8 with Ewido scored 3446. So, not bad at all. Unfortunately not calculated NOD & Ewido combo yet, I'll guess it's almost 3370, all these according to that NOD's scanlog not calculated yet. All these are better than McAfee VSE 8.0i with Anti-SpyWare Module 8.0.0 has, that have to be enough.

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!
     
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  17. girobb

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    I wonder how this would run on a 1.5 centrino laptop with 512 memory?
     
  18. bravesrule

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    well i'm running it on just a 466mhz celeron
     
  19. Firefighter

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    No problem. I have 1 GHz Celeron with 512 Megs RAM, no evidence of slowdown even when I had ArcaVir 2005, McAfee VSE 8.0i with Anti-SpyWare Module 8.0.0, M$ AntiSpyware Beta 1, Ad-Aware SE 1.05, SbyBot 1.4 Beta 2 with TeaTimer enabled, SpywareBlaster, Ewido 3.0 Plus, Command AV 4.92.8 as my backup av in my security package. I used Sygate Personal Firewall instead of that ArcaVir one.

    Oops, I forgot BOClean 4.12 as my second AT.

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!
     
  20. RejZoR

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    Firefighter,compress it in 7z or RAR (7zip or WinRAR).
    That should make it smaller than 20KB for sure.
     
  21. Firecat

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    7zip will probably do better, you might also try using WinZip 9's advanced deflate thingy...
     
  22. RejZoR

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    Deflate64 isn't worth the effort. It's just a bit better than standard deflate.
    LZMA and RAR is another story. These two compression algorithms can be far far better than anything on market today.
     
  23. Firefighter

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    Zipped files not allowed in here.

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!
     
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    Rename it to .txt or something after compressing ;)
     
  25. RejZoR

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    Exactly :p And don't forget to tell us which extension was originally used (7z,RAR,ZIP etc..)
     
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