Nero Antivirus

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Albinoni, Oct 1, 2006.

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  1. Albinoni

    Albinoni Registered Member

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    If anyone here has used or uses the well and famous Nero burning ROM you will notice that it also has its own antivirus protection. Does anyone know what AV is it or who its from.
     
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    It's using Dr. Web.
     
  3. Albinoni

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    Wow interesting, isn't DR Web Russian though where as Nero is German. Though I never bother to update it, as I'm not really sure if its necessary. I only purely use Nero for burning.
     
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    Yes its using Dr.Web. I'm not sure whether the bases are directly from Dr.Web or customized as in the case of some other Dr.Web clones. It would be a great thing though if Nero came out with a standalone AV program featuring the Dr.Web engine. :D
     
  5. WSFuser

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    when u use Nero Burning Rom, it scans the files before burning or so ive been told.
     
  6. lodore

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    ye it does. I assumed it just asked you to put a path to your current av. how could it use DR web because it never asks for updates.
     
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    I believe it may use the Dr Web engine but not the bases? It uses modified it's own bases.
     
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    It does not seem to have a very extensive database because the only database file I see in the Nero folder is drwebase.vdb, which is only a small part of the database and does not include the weekly updates released by dr.web, and neither does it include the adware/spyware bases.

    I also observed that the engine version was v4.32 (pretty old if you ask me).
     
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    WOuld appear that you have to request the av signature update manually, using the options under the Help dropdown menu.
     
  10. lodore

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    thanks i will have a look later
     
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    Here is a screen shot.
     

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    Well, it seems more and more software companies begin producing AV but unfortunately they use other well-known AV's engines. I hope they'll start making their own engines someday....
     
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