New free AV - can someone test this?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Pigman, May 21, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Pigman

    Pigman Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2004
    Posts:
    381
    Well, I just found a new free AV called Escorcher, at the website www.escorcher.com. Could be good; however, I'm inclined to think it's somewhat less than good, judging from the too-good-to-be-true promises the sight makes about it, and the fact that it seems to have no heuristics at all. (The sight doesn't mention any kind of generic detection, but I don't really know, since I haven't downloaded it.) I, personally, am inclined not to test it, due to my relatively limited knowledge of computers and my outdated IBM.
     
  2. Arin

    Arin Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2004
    Posts:
    997
    Location:
    India
    saw the site and my enthusiasm died on the spot. the latest news in this site dates back to November 2002. yeah no mention of heuristics and they were explaining the on-access scanner like some new technology. also no mention of Bobax or Sasser in the new updates. i didn't like that security bit during download.
     
  3. Detox

    Detox Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2002
    Posts:
    8,507
    Location:
    Texas, USA
    I read the "privacy policy..." - it's adware.

     
  4. Arin

    Arin Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2004
    Posts:
    997
    Location:
    India
    sounds just like it. thank God i hated that security bit.
     
  5. Pigman

    Pigman Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2004
    Posts:
    381
    Darn. I thought it might turn out like that.
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2004
  6. bob_man_uk

    bob_man_uk Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2004
    Posts:
    91
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    just been intouch with them, damn what pigs. no offence pigman, they were rude, obnoxious, and talking down to me, god id love to meet that man on a dark ally way. my advice dont even consider these cowboys. they will lie and decieve you just to put a piece of adware onto your machines. :mad:
     
  7. JimIT

    JimIT Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2003
    Posts:
    1,035
    Location:
    Denton, Texas
    Flee from it.

    :D
     
  8. Pigman

    Pigman Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2004
    Posts:
    381
    Don't worry about offending me, Bob Man UK. My username is a joke. I'm not really a big fan of pigs.

    And yeah, I will flee from this adware crap.
     
  9. bob_man_uk

    bob_man_uk Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2004
    Posts:
    91
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    thanks pigman, anyway I was right up to here with them yesterday, spread the word scorcher or whatever the name is, are a bad comapny dont ever use them no matter how tempted you are, talk to me first ill sort you out with some freebies that arent adware
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.