Orbitech Malware Scan?

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  1. Teknokrat

    Teknokrat Registered Member

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    Have anyone tried Malware Scan by Orbitech?
    http://www.orbitech.org/malwarescan.html

    I did a quick search here but found nothing.

    I haven't heard of it before today so I thought I'd ask here to see if anyone tested it...
     
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    Haven't heard of it before reading your post.
    It's free and there is a screenshot.
    It does say that the program has Real Time Protection.

    I can't find anything on Orbitech at Spyware Warriors.
    I may take a look at it if I can determine whether that it's clean.
     
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    The release date is Sept.6, 2007 according to Freeware Files website.
    I got a Google warning on the link in a Google Search that led to Softpedia.
    Downloaded it from Orbitech and it's small,385kb.

    I'll take it for a test drive and report back on it.;)
     
  4. acr1965

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    I ran the mscan through virustotal and it came back with 4 hits. Also, there is no privacy policy listed at orbitech which is a concern. And the "contact" is listed as a hotmail account. I would stay away from this program, but that's just me.

    File mscan.exe received on 09.16.2007 07:07:35 (CET)

    Result: 4/32 (12.5%)

    Virustotal scan removed as they are not allowed here at WSF,

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=180057


    Prevx info: http://fileinfo.prevx.com/fileinfo.asp?PX5=2FD4BE22EF074E39FB4E05C163D242005067BE7F
     
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    Same VT results here.
     
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    Maybe this is a new way hackers have found to infect others, creating fake security app, or it could just be another security app.

    Wouldn't trust it personally.
     
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    I tried to install the program in Sandboxie's sandbox.
    It wouldn't be compatable with my pc anyway.It needs Net framework.
     
  8. TairikuOkami

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    It is interesting, that it uses XP's icons (based on the screenshot), it looks like garage made, I would not risk to try it, at least because it is new, so its signature database will be small anyway. By the way Softpedia marked it as 100% Clean, so I am really looking forward for someone, who is going to give it a try for real.
     
  9. acr1965

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    The "Total Orbit Browser" exe also was flagged 4 times at virustotal. But the "Image Filter" exe came back clean.
     
  10. Hermescomputers

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    This one is a first for me as well...

    Anyone tried testing it's detection capabilities yet?
     
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    Mmmmh... funny you mentioned this... Have you ever visited this site:

    http://www.2-spyware.com/corrupt-anti-spyware It's packed with nice info on those nasties.
     
  12. Gen

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    Thanks for the site, first time i visit it and it's very informative indeed.
     
  13. Teknokrat

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    Yeah, thx for the link HC - probably a useful complement to SpyWareWarriors.

    ...and thx for the replies. I'll stay clear from the app until I hear it's safe. I don't dare to meddle with unkown, untested security apps. :blink:

    cheers
    /T
     
  14. Rasheed187

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    Who cares about these new scanners anyway? It´s not like they are going to outperform any of the well known scanners. :)

    Me neither, at least not on my new machine. ;)
     
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