Steganos Antivirus

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  1. analyzer

    analyzer Registered Member

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    I found this Steganos AV while searching for encryption software.This AV use KAV scanning engine which interest me and cost only Euro $25 slighty cheaper than others.

    http://www.steganos.com/en/sav/index.htm
     
  2. wizard

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    Steganos AV is the German AVK (properly without the second RAV engine) as it looks to me.

    wizard
     
  3. Blackcat

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    A much more 'pretty' interface than KAV, a characteristic of all the KAV clones and easier for newbies to use.

    Would obviously have the excellent virus/detection abilities of KAV but would be of interest as to whether it is as demanding on system resources as Kaspersky.

    The ease of use and the appearance of the main GUI is something that Kaspersky have taken note of and the screen shots of the new KAV 5 seem very promising in this respect. One comment I have seen is that the new version 'looks a little like NAV'. And Norton does have an easy to use interface.

    At the present time, Steganos AV could be considered a slightly cheaper, easier to use and understand KAV clone.
     
  4. Madsen DK

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    Looks nice.
    Being a KAV clone, i asume its a very good AV.
    Anyone tried or testet it.??
    Theres no trail version as far as i can see. :'(
     
  5. Smokey

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    Is correct, original Steganos statement about a trial-version:

    "For now we don´t offer an evaluation copy of Steganos Anti Virus, sorry."

    I'm sorry too! :'(

    Ciao,

    Smokey
     
  6. PikeDude

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    Hi, I've used this anti-virus for a little while now and it's pretty stable on my system with Nod being the resident scanner and BoClean being the AT. I mainly use it to scan my system every week or so and to scan downloaded files from the net.

    As far as load on the system, I have found that using Nod as resident and Steganos as backup is lighter than the other way around, but not by very much though.

    I've thrown a few virus and trojans that I've managed to download and Steganos caught them all, so I would not be hesitant to recommend it as either a backup anti-virus or as full time resident.

    Hope you all don't mind, I've posted a few screenshots.
     

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    Here's another one.
     

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    I promise, last one. :D
     

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    THX for the screenies PikeDude. :)
    Regards Ole
     
  10. wizard

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    That's strange: Compared to the original AVK the update button for Software updates is missing. Looks like with Steganos you can't update the software. :(

    wizard
     
  11. PikeDude

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    Hi wizard, you can manually update it, all you have to do is click on the Virus Update (second image) under the Internet Update section and then click on Start at the bottom right. It will then verify if an update is available or you have the latest updates. :)
     
  12. the Tester

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    Thanks for showing us what Steganos looks like Pikedude.

    How often are updates available?
     
  13. PikeDude

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    Hi the Tester, on program installation, the updater is set to check for updates by default, once a week, but I changed it to daily. I usually see updates available every couple of days. There have been more updates in the last few weeks though, almost daily.
     
  14. wizard

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    I am not talking about signature updates here. I am talking about product updates. Please have a look at the attached screenshot of the original AVK and you will find out what I mean.

    wizard
     

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    Hmm.

    Extendia AVK(the non-pro version)doesn't have the software update button either.

    I didn't know that other versions of AVK had that button.

    Maybe that's why the version I bought was so cheap?
     
  16. PikeDude

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    Hey wizard, thanks for the info, after reading your post and seeing your screenshot, I wrote to the support at Steganos and am currently waiting for a reply. Hopefully their updater verifies for both the virus definitions and for program updates. I will post there reply here once I get it.
     
  17. PikeDude

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    Hi All,

    Well, I received my response from Steganos and they said that the updates are for the virus definitions only. I guess when there's a program update, they probably send an email seeing that you have to be registered to have the program anyways. I still believe that this is a good program either as a backup or on-access scanner since the scanner is that of Kav and the program seems very stable. I'm running WinXP Home SP1.
     
  18. Paul Wilders

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    PikeDude,


    For those interested (and yourself ;) ) - why not asking a confirmation about from the software developper?

    regards.

    paul
     
  19. PikeDude

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    Hi Paul, curiosity got the better of me, I sent another email regarding the program updates/upgrades. I'll post here when I get a response.
     
  20. Paul Wilders

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    Good move - looking forward to your follow up ;)

    regards.

    paul
     
  21. PikeDude

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    Hi All, well I received my response from Steganos:

    Dear madam, dear sir,

    thank you for using Steganos software.

    No, the updates are not available as "stand-alone-files". Possible available program updates will be downloaded automatically during the virus-database update.

    For further question please feel free to send me an E-mail.

    Steganos Customer Service

    That is good enough for me :)
     
  22. wizard

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    I still don't believe what the support is telling there. I find it hard to imagine that Steganos has rewritten AVK just to use one button instead of two like in the original AVK. But we will see...

    wizard
     
  23. Technodrome

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    The same stands for eXtendia AVK.


    tECHNODROME
     
  24. Firefighter

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    To everyone from Firefighter!

    How is that update/upgrade issue with VisNetic Antivirus and PowerAntiVirus XP?

    KAV may have at least 10 clones!


    Best Regards,
    Firefighter!
     
  25. Technodrome

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    Yes, many.... :cool:



    tECHNODROME
     
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