PC Tools Free Antivirus v8 released

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  1. Ibrad

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  2. PC_Pete

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    Since you asked, yes!
    Since release on 31/08

    Uses (even) more RAM than v.7 but runs well enough so far.
    Like full SD, I'm told it includes per-session caching of "clean" scanned files.
     
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    I noticed that if you select "Enable kernel compatibility mode" the av will not scan on-access, so the PC run faster.

    Another interesting thing are the ads in the program. They are different (more annoying) in English than another languages.
     
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    With the same ads like before? :doubt:
     
  5. PC_Pete

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    Really? I cannot reproduce this. Do you have another scanner resident?

    Both "annoying" ads attached. ;)
     

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    No. You need to restart the PC.


    This are the ads in Spanish (the same with another language different from English).

    http://image.bayimg.com/caofeaacn.jpg


    There is no ad at the bottom at any time using the program.
     
  7. progress

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    Then I should try the Spanish version :D :thumb: :cautious:
     
  8. PC_Pete

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    Of course I did restart the PC :argh:
    Still scans and detects in "Kernel Compatibility" mode for me.

    Sin duda, la versión en Español es más bonito!
     
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    It(Spyware doctor+av) only gets 'standard' in the latest pro-active test from AV-comparatives, and the free version without threatfire will probably be worse. It's more decent on the latest on-demand test though, but for realtime protection I would chose one that does better at zero-day threats.
     
  11. Kees1958

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    BoerenkoolMetWorst, you are making a big 'StampotRauweAndijvieMetSpek' of it, see disclaimer of AV

    So no ThreatFire involved. Important to notice is that it is just an on-demand scan with non-updated malware data base. So AVG for example does not have any advantage of Identity Protection (PRSC behavioral blocker) component, nor the former Ewido anti-malware (which triggered at suspicious registry access) Same with Spyware Doctor, it dies not has any advantage of the ThreatFire behavioral blocker or the Spyware Doctor (also an anti-spyware historie) of its extra checks and balances (registry key access)
     
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    PC Tools has ugliest GUI!!! :gack: :gack: :gack:

    In every product...
     
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    Didn't read the disclaimer, so didn't know there was no execution, should check better next time before assuming things :p
     
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    Sin duda, la versión en Español es más bonita! ;)
    Those screenies are disturbing... a really ugly translation... :thumbd:
     
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    I'll have to take your word for it. I could just blame my Castillian oracle (he's from Zamora) but it could well have been a typo by me. :doubt:
     
  16. carat

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    I assume PC Tools AV Free uses the same signatures as PC Tools IS? :doubt:
     
  17. PC_Pete

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    Yes. And with 8.0.0.623 the files are more compact than before, ~60MB vs ~105MB.
     
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    :eek: That's really brave :D
     
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    or stupido_O :D :rolleyes: :D :oops: :thumbd:
     
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