Rising PC doctor - reasonable?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by ako, Jul 27, 2009.

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  1. ako

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    I tested Rising PC doctor with some recent malware (ca. 10). To my suprise it blocked all of them. It is also light on resourses. So it seems to be a reasonable second opinion.
     
  2. Kees1958

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    Ako,

    Very interesting, but could you tell a little more, e.g. what type of malwares? what sequence of events (prevented at boot up, prevented IE vulnability, prevented additional download)?
     
  3. ako

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    I just visited some infected sites that offered executables - trojans mainly, according to the infected site collectors. Rising stopped execution before any real damage - once a startup was created. But thats all.
     
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    Did you execute them from the browser?

    Was it the blacklist or something else that stopped them?
     
  5. ako

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    1)Yes

    2) Probably heuristics? "potentially malicious"
     
  6. raven211

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    Good question - some software have confused us lately by using these words for malware that's actually known. ;)
     
  7. raven211

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    Sounds cool. Did it just notify you about its actions down by tray (automatic operation), or did you've to make actions by yourself (prompting)?
     
  8. ako

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    Queries : what to do?
     
  9. raven211

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    By that you mean it's prompting you, or? I don't get your post. :doubt:
     
  10. ako

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    Yeah :)
     
  11. raven211

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    That's too bad in my case - Norton has no problem dealing with things on its own, which is how things should be at least for known stuff, but maybe it's because of maybe heuristical detections that the software prompted, I dunno... I mean, why would you have to be prompted about things that are known to be bad if it affects nothing else taking care of it automatically?

    Could you please post a screenshot of it in action?
     
  12. ako

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    Was it an IEframe related malware?
     
  14. Saraceno

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    Just a question, rising pc doctor need to be frequently updated? Or is it like threatfire, no need for updates?
     
  15. ako

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    Don't know, cannot find it anymore.
     
  16. ako

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    Yes, it is updated regularly.
     
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    IIRC it had regular updates when I tried it.
     
  18. Saraceno

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    Cool, thanks. :)
     
  19. raven211

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    TF is updated like one or several times a day, you know. ;) It's simply to keep hassle away from the user by updating black- and white-lists.
     
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    Thx - I can now see that's a heuristical detection. Pretty impressive IMO considering your posted results in some threads. ;) Will see if I can find known malware-detection in action somewhere. Think it's great with direct reporting of unknown files too.
     
  21. ako

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    The heuristics is not very helpful (no hint why it suspects its malicious). Also, the apparently good result may be due too eager heuristics, as it flagged also the installation of Hitman pro.
     
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    IMO if theirs a flag against Antimalware installers or apps, it makes sense because scanners and guards and their files do do suspicious stuff, so unless its whitelisted, i can understand a heuristic FP.
     
  23. ako

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    Could someone using it tell his experience on the fp rate?
     
  24. raven211

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    I'm simply not sure if it's a lot of alternative browser-support, but I like to expect a product to protect me at least once something reaches my hard drive completely. I installed/have installed Hitman Pro myself and have not experienced any prompts on potential malicious software from RPCD.
     
  25. tekkaman

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    Actually when you use IE and download aplications using run instead of save you'll be prompted by PC doctor regardless if it's safe or not. I think what it finds "malicious" is IE executing another app. It does however have a blacklist of websites and is updated often. Sorry for double posting. I can't seem to be able to delete my duplicate post ^^
     
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