So what is up with VirusBlokAda

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by trjam, Jul 29, 2009.

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  1. trjam

    trjam Registered Member

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    I see on ShadowServer their detection rates continue to climb. But yet not much is spoken here about them. They seem to keep chipping away and making improvements.
     
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    It doesn't look like much is going on. Almost no recent activity at their forum.

    Vba wasn't a top tier av when I used it, there were some complaints of running heavy. But it wasn't a bad av and Vba was active as far as developing the program. The support was very good whenever I used it.
     
  3. Blackcat

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    A small AV vendor whose market is predominantly in Belarus/Russia/Germany.

    The AV is very similar to Dr Web; light footprint, good heuristics but with a very slow on-demand scanner. Probably TierII/III for detection but would do its job in a layered defense. Few FPs as long as paranoid heuristics are not set. Great support on the Forum from Dan, Mitya and Andrey.

    As with all of the small vendors, just keeping up with the ever increasing malware threats is a full-time job with very little manpower left over for frequent, major upgrade versions ( check out Dr Web and F-Prot in this regard).

    IMHO, still worth a look if you have a older computer.
     
  4. trjam

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    they were always very nice and I still love their AV. And Dan is a big help. By no means would I overlook this AV in a layered approach as Blackcat said.
     
  5. Blackcat

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    I think their market penetration, particularly in the west, has been very slow and they also face stiff opposition in their Home market.

    The fact that the forum has been dead for awhile supports the view of few new users and a slow product evolution. Hopefully Dan will drop in and give us the latest ;)
     
  6. Bob D

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    Agreed. Avoid this AV if scan speed is a priority.
    Other than that, I am sufficiently impressed such that I am on my third year of multiple licenses.
    Unlike DrWeb, though, VBA32's GUI / program layout is pleasantly compact and succinct.
    I emailed them regarding license renewal (in June).I received a quick response explaining that they were no longer dealing with their former internet sales partner (emetrix).
    Attached with the email were keys for another year with comment that I would be informed of how to perform payment later!
    Now that's service!
    (6 weeks later, still no instructions for payment).

    Their website is in dire need of update (I posted concerns regarding same on the forum).
    For those interested, VBA32 builds since Jan. (It appears they've been busy.)
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    22.07.2009 Vba32 build 3.12.10.9
    * CPU emulator was improved
    * operating system emulator was improved
    * algorithm of "curing" registry was improved
    * bugs with processing RAR archives were fixed
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    09.07.2009 Vba32 build 3.12.10.8
    + new algorythm of scanning autoruns in Vba32 Scanner and Vba32 Loader. The "Scan memory" and "Scan files launched at system startup" are combined into one. Now memory as well as autoruns can be scanned using three modes: Fast, Full and Excessive
    + feature to restore files from Vba32 Quarantine by Vba32 Control Center
    * Vba32 Monitor driver improved
    * Background scanning errors fixed
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    09.06.2009 Vba32 build 3.12.10.7
    + option to place infected files to Quarantine from Vba32 Windows Explorer Extension
    + option to send notifications for Vba32 Control Center from Vba32 Windows Explorer Extension
    * detection algorithm for virus Virus.Win32.Virut was improved
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    25.05.2009 Vba32 build 3.12.10.6
    + detection algorithm of malicious files (SScope-technology).
    This technology is an evolution of behaviour detection algorithm of malicious files (BScope-technology). SScope-technology creates virus signature for malicious family and detects samples disregard to packers that they are processed
    * algorithm of autorun files scanning in Windows was improved
    * algorithm of "curing" registry was improved
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    12.05.2009 Vba32 build 3.12.10.5
    + self-protection support in Windows 7
    * self-protection algorithm was improved
    * detection algorithm for virus Virus.Win32.Sality was improved
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    29.04.2009 Vba32 build 3.12.10.4
    * heuristics on malicious AutoIT-scripts was improved
    * detection algorithm for virus Virus.Win32.Virut
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    23.04.2009 Vba32 build 3.12.10.3
    + the "Block autorun of USB devices" option was added to Vba32 Monitor
    + countries Ukraine and Iran were added to Vba32 Activation
    * some bugs in Vba32 Loader were fixed
    * some bugs in Vba32 Activation were fixed
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    01.04.2009 Vba32 build 3.12.10.2
    * detection algorithm for malicious AutoIT-scripts was improved
    * heuristics on malicious INF-files was improved
    * operating system emulator was improved
    * CPU emulator was improved
    * detection algorithm for mailbomb was improved
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    26.02.2009 Vba32 build 3.12.10.1
    * heuristics on malicious INF-files was improved
    * some bugs in self-protection algorithm were fixed
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    18.02.2009 Vba32 build 3.12.10.0
    + double-level support of autorun files scanning in Windows
    + support of Unicode (UTF-:cool: in AV-kernel and in Console Scanner
    + detection algorithm of malicious files (BScope-technology)
    + processing of new malicious packers
    * CPU emulator was improved
    * heuristics on malicious packers (Malware-Cryptor.Win32.General.4) was improved
    * detection algorithm for malware-installers was improved
    * processing packed files was made faster
    * detection algorithm for viruses in PE-files was improved
    * work with some types of containers objects was improved
    * overall work robustness of antivirus kernel was improved (including processing corrupted files)
    * language files were revised
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    16.02.2009 Vba32 build 3.12.8.13
    + Polish and Lettish language resources
    * Vba32 Monitor driver for Windows Vista x64 and Windows 2008 Server x64 was improved
    * self-protection algorithm was improved
    * some bugs in Vba32 Loader were fixed
    * documentation was revised
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    30.01.2009 Vba32 build 3.12.8.12
    * detection algorithm for malicious AutoIT-scripts was improved
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    22.01.2009 Vba32 build 3.12.8.11
    + heuristics on malicious AutoIT-scripts (Trojan-Downloader.Autoit.gen and Autoit.Script.Trojan)
     
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  7. Blackcat

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    Thanks for the update, Bob and my apologies for leaving you out of the list of VBA helpers.
     
  8. Bob D

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    Merely a satisfied customer..

    Cheers
     
  9. Durad

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    I am not sure what their goal is as a company but if they want to make money they need to be known in America.

    Nobody here never heard of this AV.


    If they can make SIMPLE SIMPLE SIMPLE product such as Microsoft Antivirus and make it free for 2-3 years I am sure that would pay back in the future.

    So simple and easy MODERN web site, FREE product (such as DrWebCureIT), and SIMPLE/light software.

    Average used that is going to purchase a software needs 4 buttons: QUICK SCAN - UPDATE - EXIT - SUPPORT, thats it!
    I used to live in Europe and people tehre respect software with many features, here on west majority of market needs SIMPLE and 2-3 click and DONE products.


    See MalwareBytes, 2 year ago nobody heard of them and today they are favorite application for many users, if only 5% of users purchase a licence they still make money.

    I used to beta test VBA32 and folks overthere have nice ideas and potential but they need to research market and apply results of that research.
     
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    But the poor trial mechanism always makes people step back:rolleyes:
     
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    never heard of them, unfortunately since they offer nothing free, im not likely to pay for any of their services as nowadays, you can be completely suffice without paying a penny.
     
  12. Bob D

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    Their beta versions may still be available for free (upon request).
    They also freely offer their Vba32 Rescue Live CD.
     
  13. StarPlatinum

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    Vba32 was in correspondence of Vista very much.
    They should make quick correspondence to Windows7 of the schedule put on the market this autumn.
     
  14. Bob D

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    I'm sorry that I don't understand the content of your post, however, Windows 7 and Vista are currently supported.
    Sadly, VBA32's website, in dire need of update, is sadly lacking succinct info regarding supported platforms.

    Cheers
     
  15. dan_maran

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    Hey guys - Sorry been MIA for a few. I have a new job with a ton more responsibility, a cool title and a measly paycheck.....

    I have a few Q's about the German site, status, etc. into the new rep for VBA32 in Belarus who speaks english. When I hear back I will post, or maybe he will come to this thread.
     
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  16. NobleT

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    i think that this attitude is worh learning for many vendors.Not need more ads and others news.do something what they should do is best.I belive that VBA32 will be respected for more people
     
  17. trjam

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    well then, that could be said of a few others to.
     
  18. dan_maran

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    Just FYI folks Virusblokada LTD and VBA32.de are no longer a partnership.

    Hopefully the new rep in Belarus will have some more information.

    Those of you who purchased vba32 from vba32.de are able to request support from support-en@anti-virus.by as always.

    HTH

    Dan
     
  19. Bob D

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    VBA32 forum sponsorship / hosting will be picked up by others?
     
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    Bob at this point in time I don't think there will be any partners in Germany, as for web based support I cannot answer that. I am hoping that Oleg chimes in here sometime on monday.

    dan
     
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    FYI Here are some excerpts from the reply i rec'd:

    So there you are, a starting point at least

    Dan
     
  22. lafiel

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    Here I'am
    I will try to answer your questions try to keep our threads alive and active.
     
  23. Blackcat

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    The Forum has been down for at least the last few days. Is it now dead or will it be resurrected?
     
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    It's dead now, and it will not be resurrected.
    By now we are planing to use www.wilderssecurity.com as analog.
     
  25. Blackcat

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    So there is no longer an official forum?

    It's a shame as support was top notch. Will Mitya drop in here?
     
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