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Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by NAMOR, Apr 11, 2005.

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  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Registered Member

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    Anyone ever try it?

    From their site

    http://www.tech-pro.co.uk/techprotect.html
     
  2. Notok

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    Yup, it's not bad :) I don't know that I'd want it as my sole AV, but it's really nice to have as a backup. If you want to make it more NTFS compatible, you can download the trial of the full version F-Prot, install just the on demand, grab fpcmd.exe, and copy/move it to the F-Prot for DOS directory.. of course you should probably stop using it that way after the 30 day trial is up :D
     
  3. ice60

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    after my reinstall i decided to try it as a back up for my f-secure 6 month trail, i didn't install it before because i was using F-Prot as my on-access. can tech-protect run as resident? the reason i ask is wouldn't that make it the best free AV? the one i have uses the last engine, is it 14?b i would check but it seems to be hanging for the first time. up until now it was fine, on SP2 - opening for an on-demand scan and right-clicking and scanning too. maybe it is best to try it out as a backup then after all.

    i know i don't spend that much time in this part of the forum, but i am surprised i haven't ever read anyone talking about F-Secure 6 month trail. my PC is just as smooth as it was with F-Prot and it comes with the PRO version of Adaware. admittedly there are lots of running processes, but like i said there's no lag.
     
  4. Buzkashi player

    Buzkashi player Registered Member

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    I remember it catching the eicar test file, so it seems to have resident protection.
     
  5. Firecat

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    From the Tech-Protect website:

    I think that explains it :)
     
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    no13 Retired Major Resident Nutcase

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    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    it bogs down too many PCs, and it ain't available anymore methinks.
     
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    no13 Retired Major Resident Nutcase

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    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    UPDATE ::: Tech Protect is missing
    go figure!
    Frisk Software must have gone crazy over Tech-pro, yeah?
     
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    no13 Retired Major Resident Nutcase

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    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    Okay...
    3 points.
    1. ntvdm.exe (which i think is NT virtual DOS machine) runs EVERY time a file is accessed if Tech protect is running as background scanner. The it has the audacity to exit after the file is scanned, knowing fully well it's going to be called again.
    I had obtained a copy of Turbo C++ 3 from the borland museum. If I rev that up, NTVDM goes IMMEDIATELY to 100% and stays there till TC.exe is in memory
    2. It has very patchy support for NTFS styled long Names [8.3 format supported only - DOS scanner. F-Prot recommends a command line scanner from the paid version to use on NTFS in command line mode]
    3. Every time you double click the scanner's tray icon, it does a slow and long memory check.

    finally, I can't comment on the legal issue here. No notes by the developer. Just removed all pages from his websites [both the .net and .co.uk domains]
     
  9. Firecat

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    Hmm....I guess its under an update or something, or F-Prot had an issue with Tech-Protect :doubt:

    But what I do know is that the Tech-Pro pages have been removed, and the author now recommends to use F-Prot instead.
     
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