PC Tools AntiVirus 3.0 Released

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Firecat, Oct 8, 2006.

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  1. Firecat

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    http://www.pctools.com/anti-virus/

    Unfortunately, with this version PC Tools has dropped the KAV engine and gone for VirusBuster instead. :(

    This is really not a nice move in my opinion.
     
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    Drop KAV for VirusBuster?

    I agree.
    Not a good move.
     
  3. Firecat

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    I'm thinking of the existing customers of PC Tools. They have effectively been cheated. If they had to change the engine, they should have at least chosen a better one than VirusBuster (Maybe Dr.Web or AVIRA or BitDefender).

    I found this out by looking at the virus database files in the installer. The KAV AVC files are gone and replaced by VirusBuster vdb files.
     
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  4. Stefan Kurtzhals

    Stefan Kurtzhals AV Expert

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    Not the last one to switch the engine. :rolleyes:
     
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    I suppose VBuster is less expensive that KAV.
     
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    What do you mean? o_O

    @bellgamin: That would be the only reason I can think of. But still, PC Tools has a reputation for reliable software, and that VirusBuster engine does not make PC Tools AV so reliable any longer. Which is why I wonder why they made this decision.
     
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    Are ou sure who pays to whom in this case? ;)

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!
     
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    well im if not wrong virusbuster uses dr.web engine?
     
  9. Firecat

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    No, I do not think so. They perform quite worse than Dr.Web in independent tests, so I'm pretty sure VirusBuster does not use Dr.Web engine.
     
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    No.
    You're thinking of Virus Chaser.
     
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