TechGenie Free Antivirus from iYogi

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by sg09, Mar 13, 2014.

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  1. sg09

    sg09 Registered Member

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    May be a crapware but it's a freeware.
    http://www.techgenie.com/free-antivirus.html
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYFBlih1-Yk
     
  2. Brandonn2010

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    From what I've read in regards to iYogi on the Avast! forum and this one as well, I wouldn't touch this product with a 10-foot pole. :thumbd:
     
  3. jack76

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    Av-engine is from Bitdefender??
     
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    found a post on downloadcnet about it

    CON #2:
    Customer Support then told me that if I wanted to speak with Technical Support about my problem, there would be a charge.
     
  5. Inside Out

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    HouseCall detects it at VT.
     
  6. aztony

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    iYogi, this company gained infamy as a support service for Avast. iYogi techs fleeced avast users trying to get help in the midst of v6 initial release, and the resulting catastrophe. Avast quickly dropped them when word spread. In my view, iYogi is not a company that I would trust.
     
  7. roger_m

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    I'm installing this right now, will post back when I work out what scan engine it is using.
     
  8. roger_m

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    Actually I won't let me install it because I have Ikarus installed. I will try it on another laptop when I get a chance.
     
  9. Yash Khan

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    Installed.
    Online installer - Download & install was fast enough here.
    Seems light
    Latest Bitdefender Engine
    Initial update 173 MB & slow here, update is going on......
    Help file mention autoupdate every 1 hour, quarantine rescanned after every update
    No rightclick scan option
     

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    Thx narenbisht, what about firewall, does it have its own firewall?

    Amin :)
     
  11. Yash Khan

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    Only AV is free, rest is paid.
    Autoquarantines, no option to ask
    exclusion/restore, whitelist i.e permanent exclusion is there
     
  12. Yash Khan

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    GUI SCR
     

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    Ridiculous GUI and ridiculous genie...
    Bollywood........
     
  14. Yash Khan

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    Not worth.
    One of the worst AV in every department.
     
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    That GUI is the worst I've ever seen. ......and autoquarantines !!! No thanks.
     
  16. Inside Out

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    Such an unprofessional GUI.
     
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    I love Bollywood but this genie gui is ......yuck!:p :thumbd:
     
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    Well,from the way the alert is shown and from the presentation style...Action:Moved to Chest.


    Hmmm.....dont we remember some other well known free AV that has that type of presentation style and chest as quarantine.We sure do. :D

    So probably after getting dropped they are trying to mimic the AV company that dropped them.
     
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    India is lately getting a tremendous influx of anti-malware software with licensed components, mainly BitDefender. There will be more new products coming up. I don't know how people think they can compete, given the products are not up to international standard and India is (still) a hotbed of software piracy....Some of these guys run really small operations, just a few guys almost fresh out of college trying to get a foothold on being self-employed. :doubt:
     
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    :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh:

    Totally agree .
     
  21. Inside Out

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    It's Bitdefender's fault too. They give licenses to every vendor no matter how shady, corrupt, inept and unoriginal it is. I'd say only F-Secure, Emsi, 360, Hitman and maybe Bullguard deserve it. Leave the rest to fend for themselves until they "lrn2r&d". Otherwise it just sets a bad example for others to follow.
     
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  22. roger_m

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    The same can be said for the Vipre scan engine too. Ad-Aware was using it before switching to BitDefender. While the new Lavasoft appear to be doing all they can to establish themselves as a legitimate company now. The company that owns Lavasoft these days did publish a very basic antivirus using the Vipre scan engine, back before they went on to establish themselves as a reputable company.

    To be fair to Lavasoft (the new Lavasoft), they do appear to have ditched their shady past, and the website for the old Vipre based antivirus is not longer online.
     
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    I have to say I somewhat agree, I see products on the market that are not even on the internet. Most are just rebrands, some reskinned with licensed components, mostly BitDefender. Technical support for such products is sorely lacking, the UIs are weird and the only reason anyone buys it is because they sell it to vendors/retailers at a fire sale per box/license. When it comes down to it they seem to be betting that users with real issues will be few and far between, but most of these companies really aren't doing any R&D at all. BitDefender SDK is fairly easy to implement and get a product up and running, in fact it is not necessary for your to even write your own drivers or on-demand scanner with the BitDefender SDK (AFAIK).

    I have seen 3 man operations just having one guy run an office in the USA, outsource all tech support tasks to a BPO, start up a license deal with BitDefender and get the remaining 2 guys to make a UI and wrap it up into a nice shiny product to be sold in "emerging markets".

    I guess BitDefender sees it as business opportunity and more money to them, but tbh the users who buy this kind of lower quality product suffer in the long run. OTOH you can't really fault someone who wants to try and run a "me and friends" operation and still make money with a package that is easy to deliver to customers :doubt:
     
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    LOL, never really thought about this, nice insight. :)

    Personally I don´t really see the point of using these kinds of brands.

    I mean, the big names in the industry already offer free versions.
     
  25. Inside Out

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    I understand where you (and BD) are coming from, but IMO it's never good in the grand scheme of things when one product and its derivatives dominate the market, because there would be fewer obstacles for malware to bypass when the bad guys can just target that engine and be done with it. I wouldn't say what BD are doing is evil per se, but more like a bit greedy and wilfully short-sighted.
     
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