Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by G1111, Aug 18, 2008.
A new Beta version is out. I just downloaded it. So far no problems.
I'll try it
Is it 64bit yet?
where can i get the beta download from?
is this the free version or paid version?thanks in advance
I downloaded it from Major Geeks and it was the free version. I am a paid user so all I needed to do was enter my registration code to convert it to the paid. The free version is a scanner. The paid version also provides up-front protection
thanks for the info
The program will run on 64 bit but in 32 bit, I think its on the agenda.
is is getting better and better
Is the realtime protection enabled in vista 64?
What's new in this pre-release version?
The following are the most significant changes in this version.
Interface and Functionality Changes
* Enhanced diagnostic interface and submissions
* Resolved rare issue where update would not be allowed if interface was open
* Resolved/Improved various interface issues/text
* Over 50 technology additions to the scanning engine - new definitions being created to take advantage of this new format - this will GREATLY increase detection for new threats
* Enhanced DDA (Direct Disk Access) and improved compatibility with various NTFS formats
* Enhanced detection of rootkits
* Enhanced Process Interrogation Technology
* Enhanced Multi-Dimensional Scanning to handle various packed formats
* Enhanced detection of hidden registry keys
* Improved performance of the First Chance Prevention (Coming Soon for Vista)
* Scanning speed increase under certain conditions
IIRC Realtime is fully operation in 64 but it is First Chance Prevention that is not working under 64bit yet.
This 'beta' will not be available through the auto updater in the program (I'm using the Free version) until it's approved and 'final' I gather?
@stijnson, correct. In fact running the built-in version check with beta will re-download the older stable release.
Some very interesting changes. SAS has saved me more than twice in the past.
When you say "built-in version check," do you mean the auto-updater? If that's the case, then I would have to disagree with you. I've been running the beta version for a couple of days now, and it has not reverted back to the old, stable version.
I don't mean the definitions check. I mean the version check you do via settings. As I don't have SAS installed ATM because of debugging other issue I can't be more accurate about where you find the option to check for latest program version. However it is independent of the definitions check.
Is the detection of malware through file name one of the new interesting features of this advanced scanner?
It is so interesting that SuperAntiSpyware detects some malwares using file names. For example (just one example, some others are shown in the above img), every file called AVSERVE2.EXE is Sasser Worm to SuperAntiSpyware engine.
Since 1995, haven't we evolved past using filenames for detection?
Confirmed. Just created a txt file & renamed to AVSERVE2.exe...
SAS Pro 4.15 says Sasser...
Yep i can also confirm "find file" very much in use for that particular file name too but thankfully "multi dimension scanning" means more than one way of scanning for known malwares
Here's s good example by renaming a Trojan-Conhook downloader file...thankfully no find file detection here
Anyhow's a warm welcome to Wilders
Thank you for your welcome
Oh no, no attempts at FUD. If you better read my post, you'll see I've written "detects SOME malwares". I've never said they use file name as the only-way to detect malware, there are other cool ways
The question is: it's unthinkable to use file name as unique detection parameter for a malware. Don't you think so? A security company that makes use of file name as detection parameter? Something must be going wrong in the world
If you want to play a bit, just try some other ones:
There are obvious reasons to not use file names, every security company know this Or, at least, they should know this
Wow, a definition that's been in the database for 3+ years. Interesting that we have had ZERO reports of false positives on that filename in over 10 million users and 100's of millions of scans! Guess the technology works like it's supposed to!