The Best AV heuristic analyzer poll

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  1. Technodrome

    Technodrome Security Expert

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    Well here is the poll for The Best Antivirus heuristic analyzer. Post your comments or whatever you want...

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  2. wizard

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    DrWeb32's heuristic produces some false positives and KAV's heuristic is too cautous for me. So I choose NOD32. :)

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  3. Technodrome

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    Did you try the latest version from DrWeb32 o_O?

    False positives from DrWeb were common in 4.xx-4.19 (if memory serves me right). There has been a great improvement over past DrWebs versions...

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  4. wizard

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    Last one I tried was 4.27a. At the moment I am a little bit unhappy with the DrWeb/Dials people. They do not answer my emails. :(

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  5. javacool

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    IMHO, NOD32 tops the pack you have select in heuristics scanning.

    Just my two cents...

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  6. UNICRON

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    NOD32 is king.
     
  7. DrSeltsam

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    Nothing of this above ... .

    trojans: F-Prot
    macro: F/WIN32
    dos: RHBVS
    scripts (VBS, CS, ...): RHBVS / f_mirc
    windows: PEHead (i don't know if ralph integrated it in RHBVS so far)

    Nod32 causes some false postives with dos files and misses many script viruses.

    By the way, f_mirc and rhbvs did a complete analysis of the found malware, too :eek:).

    Adieu, Andreas
     
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    The heuristic of f-prot for trojans is nice indeed but has a big problem. When the trojan is packed or crypted there is no chance for the heuristic. For (backdoor-)trojans TDS-3 might be the better choice because heuristic rules also apply to process memory scanning.

    F/Win32 is outdated. The product is not developed any longer. Last version is from April 2000. It was a good product. For macro viruses heuristic I would vote for NOD32 at the moment.

    For script malware Wormguard is my favourite choice.

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  9. DrSeltsam

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    >F/Win32 is outdated. The product is not developed any
    >longer. Last version is from April 2000. It was a good
    >product. For macro viruses heuristic I would vote for
    >NOD32 at the moment.

    *lach* - there weren't any big changes in the macro virus developement since 2000 ;o). You may try it. The F/WIN32 heuristic is still the best.

    >For script malware Wormguard is my favourite choice.

    Do you ever compared f_mirc/RHBVS with wormguard?

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  10. Blacksheep

    Blacksheep Spyware Fighter

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    So, is DrWeb Russian code?
     
  11. DrSeltsam

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    Yes - Headquarter is in St. Petersburg as far as i know.

    Adieu, Andreas
     
  12. Blacksheep

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    Hi Andreas,

    Thanks for reply. Did some Googleing - here's some company info:

    http://www.dials.ru/english/company/home.htm

    Regards,
    Blacksheep
     
  13. wizard

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    The official homepage for DrWeb seems to be:

    St.Petersburg antivirus laboratory by Igor Daniloff
    (SalD Ltd.)

    http://www.sald.com/

    wizard
     
  14. DrSeltsam

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    as far as i know its sald.com :eek:).

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  15. Blacksheep

    Blacksheep Spyware Fighter

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    Thanks for sald link - added to bookmarks.

    I must try DrWeb soon...

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  16. Technodrome

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    Official site for DrWeb is http://www.dials.ru/english/home.htm

    http://www.sald.com is distribution site!!!

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  17. wizard

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    Dials is a very suspicious company. They do not answer any of my emails. So they would not gain a new costumer. :(

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  18. Technodrome

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    They need more English-language speaking people!!!!  :'(

    You should try German site (in English) http://drweb.imshop.de/index1.asp?sprache=en

    Maybe there is still hope for them  ;)
     
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