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  1. computer geek

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    hi people, as you know, i am still slightly new to the forum and would like to ask the following questions-
    1. what is f-prot internet explorer protection?
    2. what is iolo's detection rate? more recent ones would be better, the more tests, the better.

    thanks
     
  2. flyrfan111

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  3. computer geek

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    question 1 solved.
     
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    answer for 2.

    it has never been tested, it uses their own engine now, untested and untried.
     
  5. computer geek

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    never? ever? question 2 is still on.
     
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    correct, never.

    not from any reputable testers, doubt it will be aswell.
     
  7. flyrfan111

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    I think it would mysteriously score about the same as F-Prot.
     
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    New or old engine ;)
     
  9. computer geek

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    any facts or evidence supporting your claim?
     
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    VB100 Results:

    December 2007 - Iolo Antivirus
    Status: FAIL
    Failure reason: 34 wildlist misses
    Product name: Iolo Antivirus
    Review: Iolo Antivirus on Windows 2000

    June 2007 - iolo AntiVirus 1.1.9
    Status: FAIL
    Failure reason: 2 wildlist misses, 2 false positives
    Product name: iolo AntiVirus 1.1.9
    Review: iolo AntiVirus 1.1.9 on Windows XP


    Westcoast labs:

    Windows XP Professional
    Version 1.1.15 07
    Date Passed 12/2007
    Windows XP Professional
     
  13. C.S.J

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    why the puzzled look?

    its not hard to understand, iolo use their own technology, their own engine and their own signatures, its all them. :)


    as far as im aware....
     
  14. flyrfan111

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    Did you read posts 33 and 37 in that thread?
     
  15. flyrfan111

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    It is NOT their own technology, they are using Frisk/Authentium's engine and falsely claiming it to be their own.
     
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    take a look ......

    i already had this conversation with techno before shouting off.
     
  17. flyrfan111

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    Their AV installs a folder named "Authentium" and they name malware the same way Authentium and Frisk do. I don't care what their tech support site says, they use the Authentium/F-Prot Engine. Look at the facts, not what they say.

    Techno told you this in the other thread;
    When you install Iolo AV and look under "Common Files" folder you’ll see "Authentium" folder. Also if you look at various other files and drivers you will see that they belong to Authentium Inc. Simple as that....


    PPK is a Classic....
    See his post number 37 in the Iolo AV thread
     
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    the posts in this thread were created before my little coversation with techno, this is the problem when you have 2 threads saying the same things.
     
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    Ahhhh, now I get it. Sorry for misunderstanding.
     
  20. computer geek

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    so am i right in saying it uses fprot 3, its detection rates arn't quite good?
    what would you guys give out of ten?
     
  21. flyrfan111

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    For F-Prot 3? About a 7
     
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    But certainly, it is not good as fprot 6? why buy this then?
     
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    The score for F-Prot is version 6, the score for Command is version 3
     

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    ah...................................................... :oops: well, thats iolo for you! if anyone else has info, please post.
     
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    I must admit I am a bit mystified about Iolo. As I wrote in the other Iolo thread, I had not heard of them until today. Searching the web, I find claims that they have developed their own technology - see for example here:

    http://www.cbronline.com/article_news.asp?guid=E0EC2845-54E4-4D77-87BB-5362EF42C554

    and on their own web site it says "Each component of the Professional suite has new and enhanced features — all engineered and designed from the ground up by iolo and all compatible with the new Windows Vista operating system."

    It is, however, pretty clear that they are using the F-PROT technology, or, more specifically, Authentium's implementation of the F-PROT 3.x technology.

    Given that they are still using our v3 engine, I am however quite happy that they don't have a big "Powered by F-PROT" logo - it would quite frankly be embarrassing to us - the detection rate of v3 is far behind the rate for v4, and v3 only has a fraction of the heuristic detection ability of v4.

    It's almost 3 years since the first SDKs for our v4 engine were released, and some of our partners have been using v4 for over a year. All development of v3 was stopped over a year ago, but we are still making some minimal additions to the v3 definition file - adding detection of samples that are on the "Wildlist" and so on.

    However, as far as I am concerned, v3 is obsolete technology.

    I have not tried calling them, asking whether/when they will be upgrading to 4.x, but if anyone wants to give them a call, it would be interesting to hear what the have to say.
     
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