PCKeeper (ZeoBit AntiVirus)

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  1. TheIgster

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    Had a member on the forum here ask me to take PCKeeper for a test run and see how it makes out against some zero day malware. Couple of quick notes:

    1) PCKeeper does not integrate itself into Windows Security Center so Windows thinks you do not have an AV installed. Not a huge deal, but a pain none the less.

    2) When running, PCKeeper is using about 125MB of RAM. In comparison, my ESS uses about 59, other AV's, even less than that.

    I tested PCKeeper against 15 zero day malware links. Overall, for something I had never heard of before, it did quite well. I was impressed. It missed a fake AV. But in fairness, it was not running, it was just the installer on the system. Although, it did let one nasty through. It missed a trojan and it was running in memory. Nothing I haven't seen before though from your big name AV's.

    So overall, pretty impressive. I would like to see them work on getting the RAM usage down. It did seem to slow the system down a tad. Running CCleaner for example took longer than it normally does. I should mention as well, compared to many of the free AV's out there, PCKeeper is rather pricey in my opinion. You can see details on their purchase page.

    Anyway, for anyone interested in test driving PCKeeper:

    http://pckeeper.zeobit.com/antivirus
     
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    Thanks for the review TheIgster
     
  3. TheIgster

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    Glad to help.
     
  4. SweX

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    Thanks for the review!

    I agree that the RAM usage is over the acceptable range.

    But we'll see where this AV ends up after they have improved it a bit.

    Keep up with your testing:thumb:
     
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    np SweX...it's fun testing...something I enjoy doing. And well, people can take it for what it is.
     
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    I was thinking about doing some more testing tonight. Kind of thought with about 25 - 30 zero to single day malware links.

    Anyone want something tested? Could be free or paid, doesn't matter. As long as they have a trial of the paid app.

    Again, there is nothing scientific about the testing. Simple 25 - 30 malware links with whichever product loaded fresh and updated. Then a scan with that product and a cleaning with CCleaner. Then a scan with Hitman Pro to see if anything is left behind or running in memory.

    Just post here if there is something you were curious to see how it could do against zero day malware.

    :thumb:
     
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    Got a couple of PM's from folks asking for some testing. I will do some later. Thanks for the messages guys.
     
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    Immunet, please. Also Prevx -- the free version.
     
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    Sorry...a little too late. I will most likely post my findings tomorrow. Some interesting stuff. Just don't have the time to do it tonight.
     
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    ZeoBit PCKeeper is based on Avira engine?
     
  11. SweX

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    Yes, it seems so.
     
  12. TheIgster

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    I've added these to the list for the next round. Thanks.
     
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