New ZA Antivirus 9 Beta

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  1. fax

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    https://www.zonealarm.com/security/en-us/beta-center.htm
     
  2. The_1337

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    Is it using the kav 9 or 8 engine?
     
  3. gery

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    nope KAV 6
     
  4. fax

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    Eh? What? No...

    As far as I can see is the same engine as current (or soon to be released?) Kaspersky Enterprise versions, i.e. Version 8. Options for Heuristics scanning and IChecker/ISwift have been added.

    Cheers,
    Fax
    EDIT: Interesting, I see also some heavy optimization of the memory use as compared to previous versions. Vsmon.exe 12MB and zlclient 2MB. As compared to 40-60MB vsmon I had. Scanningprocess.exe (AV portion) has disappeared, it seems all managed by vsmon.
     
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  5. gery

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    oooooooooooops
    sound good to me
    sorry i did not know that exactly
    if that is true i might as well use my IS licence in the future
    i like ZA for their nice clean interface and the fact that they use KAv but since it remained to 6 i ditched it a month ago. Time to go back i guess
     
  6. Legendkiller

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    wow,version-8 has been included...........that sounds great...
    i am just done using norton 2010 for few hrs............i will try this now.........simply because my license is up for renenwal this month
     
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    With the usual warning: ZA is not a clone of KAV... there are two completely different products with different features and options. But yes, it was time for Kaspersky Lab. to update their SDK AV package.

    I guess it did not really make sense for them to have two different lines of signature updates to mantain.

    Fax
     
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  8. fax

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    KAV SDK 6 is perfectly fine... sometimes the fever for the 'latest' is not always fully justified. It is still having a detection similar to latest retail KAV and it is still used in Kaspersky Enterprise solutions. Security is made by the full package and not the single features in isolation.

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  9. gery

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    Link to submit a virus file please i ca not find it
     
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    Same as ever and same as KAV. Email: newvirus at kaspersky dot com. Send the file in a password protected ZIP, include the password in the e-mail.

    Fax
     
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    This is good news for ZA, glad to see their are continuing to use Kaspersky's engine:)
     
  12. vijayind

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    Lower memory usage and better AV engine .... ZA is now mighty enticing :)
     
  13. StevieO

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    Funny ol' world. ZA switch to KAV, and OA switch from KAV to BD !
     
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    ZA has always been KAV, they just updated the version...
     
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    Actually OA switched to A2 including the mighty Ikarus engine...:D
     
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    Interesting.

    I just switched from ZAAV to OA Premium. Not running any AV at this time. :thumb:
     
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    ZA used the InoculateIT engine from Computer Associates for a long time in the past (I think until their seventh version) ;)
     
  18. fax

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    No, not even. It was CA VET Engine back in the ZA 6 days.
    A very very light engine, the detection too :D
     
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    Yes the CA engine is a joke. Moving to KAV was a good choice. Now if only another firewall vendor would use a better AV engine in their suite.
     
  20. gery

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    How is the beta testing going?
     
  21. fax

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    New KAV engine works as advertised, light and fast.
    RAM/CPU much better than previous version. Autolearn or connection with the remote ZA database seems to have slight problems.

    There is a new program control function "Timing Attack Prevention" that I would be curious to know what it does... and... I cannot beleive to my eyes, LOL, they finally accepted to fix the PC flank leak test!!!

    For the rest very stable to be the first beta.

    Cheers,
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  22. gery

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    Are they working on the whole suite or just the antivirus part?
     
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    I guess they started with the AV given that its totally new and they will move later to the rest...
     
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    Any screenshots possible? did the GUI change?
     
  25. gery

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    yes it would be very interesting to see some screen-shots
     
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