Sophos Anti-Virus 7.x

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by apm, Jul 7, 2007.

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  1. apm

    apm Registered Member

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    Sophos released Anti-Virus 7.x, features looks good, anyone tried?




    Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows 2000 or later release notes
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    Product version : 7.0.0
    Virus engine version : 2.47.0
    Virus data version : 4.19E, July 2007

    www.sophos.com


    Contents
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    New in this version
    Known problems


    New in this version
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    * Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS)

    * Buffer overflow detection

    * Application control
     
  2. MalwareDie

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    The detection rate isn't very good and Sophos wasn't too mature about it when they saw their poor detection rate at av-comparatives.org and demanded that the test on Sophos be taken off the site.
     
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    This appears to be the new version of Sophos. Its definitely better than the older Sophos versions in terms of raw detection rates, but I have my reservations about its "Mal/Packer" type detections. Of course, it hasn't been tested yet and hence I won't draw any conclusions just yet.
     
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    As they don't want to be included in av-comparatives tests anymore, IBK may want to perform a 'private test' and secretly disclose the results to everyone :D
     
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    Ethics ;)
     
  6. Firecat

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    and NDAs :p :D
     
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    er... mate you just did. :p

     
  8. Firecat

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    Reservation is not always equal to conclusion :D

    What I was meaning to say is that I have some doubts about its "Mal/Packer" type detections, however, only when it has been tested and reviewed can I be sure of whether my doubts were correct or not. :)
     
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