Solo AV

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  1. dw2108

    dw2108 Registered Member

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    I've been using Solo AV on some old, old Win 95 systems. So far, so good. Anyone here ever tried this AV?

    Dave
     
  2. ErikAlbert

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    I guess this is the official home page of "Solo Antivirus v4.0" ($24.95)
    http://srnmicro.com/
    Never heard of it and security softwares based on blacklists aren't my favorite ones. I try to get rid of them.
     
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    I saw Solo tested somewhere before...
    It didn't fare well.
     
  4. ErikAlbert

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    I'm not surprised. This is just a company that re-invented the wheel to make money out of it by telling the user, they have the very best AV scanner in the world. They sell only ONE product.
    How can such a scanner level with advanced+ scanners, like KAV or NOD32 ?
     
  5. Inspector Clouseau

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    That's an indian based AV company - they are from Chennai and i do know these guys. They having a lot of different names for ONE product - another name is "FireAV" link is this: http://fireav.com/

    Detection is horroble lousy, i mean what else would you expect?
     
  6. Firecat

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    The Whois IP search says both SRN Micro and Fire AV are from Chennai, but different addresses in the same city o_O

    And don't talk to me about detection rates of FireAV :eek:

    The detection rates were so horribly lousy that I don't think it is really an AV....
     
  7. ErikAlbert

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    Three "Doctors" in their team and such a lousy scanner. Doctors in scam ($25 upto $150) or what ?
     
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    Probably just lazy people. Fire AV is bundled with the Internet Connection packages of one of India's largest ISPs. The reason? Both the ISP and the FireAV developer are in the same city.

    But as it goes, FireAV is POS.
     
  9. dw2108

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    Well, there goes Solo! Thanks for the feedback.

    Dave
     
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    Call me crazy, but Solo really does protect Win 9x machines. May not be much on 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista Life is full of surprises!

    Dave HAL
     
  11. Zimzi

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    I used SOLO 3 years ago for some time on my old computer. Very poor software, missed many common malwares, had a few false positives. If you need good software that is light on resources use Avira AntiVir or Dr.Web.
     
  12. dw2108

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    I use AntiVir and F-Prot 3.16f on 9x systems off and on. Today I was hit with the BLA Winamp.exe. Solo caught it and found two registry keys. I kept the Winamp crapware to see what would happen with another AV. F-Prot missed the action realtime, but caught the casing file with on demand scan. AntiVir caught the action, but recognized only the payload file. Obviously, no registry keys were noticed by F-Prot or by AntiVir. This is the third time Solo has caught crapware missed by "the big guys." The FP's are a real pain in the can, so I scan with F-Prot, avast!, or AntiVir. I dunno, but it's working for me.

    Dave
     
  13. MalwareDie

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    Most malware authors have stopped making malware for windows 95 and that could be why you are doing fine.
     
  14. dw2108

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    Yeah, I thought about that too, but it seems to have a registry protector similar to Spybot's TeaTimer. At least, I feel safe with this on a 9x machie along with SD and WinPatrol.

    Dave HAL
     
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    ADD: With a safe browser, or with SD or SS set with added extensions to intercept, this Solo stuff isn't too bad with XP SP2. Strange things occur in "Life." Who at this forum would evaluate this product?

    Dave HAL
     
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