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Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by larouse, Oct 31, 2004.

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  1. larouse

    larouse Registered Member

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    Sorry but like to know if is the same product:

    Comman Antivirus and F-Prot or are different products ?

    Command has Try before at Buy ?

    Thank you,
     
  2. BlueZannetti

    BlueZannetti Administrator

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    They are different products, but Command AV uses the F-Prot scanning engine - much in the same way a number of other AV's use the Kaspersky engine. They are not KAV, but have similar detection characteristics.

    Blue
     
  3. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    I use Command AV it seems to be very good. However, BigC has had nasty service support experience and I will not renew. I will let BigC speak to this, he is always quick and offers good advice. :)
     
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    ronjor Global Moderator

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    larouse

    You have to fill out a form for a trial of Command.

    Command trial
     
  5. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    As far as i can tell Command AV is a tweaked up F-Prot engine based antivirus.
     
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    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    In AV tests such as THIS ONE Command & F-prot always show effectiveness rates that are basically equal to one another. As noted above, they use the same engine.

    Command is more configurable than F-prot, but F-prot will GREATLY improve itself in version 4.0, expected to begin beta testing before year-end. I asked Frisk (the F-prot producers) if buying a license now would entitle me to a free upgrade to version 4.0 within the next 12 months. They said "Yes."

    In a post elsewhere in these forums, Blackcat said that the Command folks said that an upgrade of F-prot would NOT necessarily cause an equivalent & immediate upgrade to Command.

    On that basis, plus bigC's bad experience with Command's NON-support, I would prefer F-Prot. F-prot's support, by the way, is simply THE best I have ever experienced.

    When/if you decide to buy, FP costs $29 HERE or, from its USA reseller, RAE.

    You can get Command for $19.95 (with NO support included) from HERE.
     
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    You can download a trial version here without having to fill in any forms. You can't update the definitions for this version however, so the protection it offers will diminish.

    After reading BigC's experiences I'm glad I didn't choose Command. It's a good AV, but really aimed at the corporate market.
     
  8. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    command does use an altered f-prot engine, command suppliments the f-prot defs with their own along with trojan ,worm and malware defs from commands own virus labs. I have had very bad support with command but I will not take away from their excellent antivirus, it is a world class av and seems to work well on almost any machine or os. "see os list on their web page"

    bigc
     
  9. westwind

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    they use the same engine, but small differecne between database
     
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