Twister AV Question

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Brocke, Dec 24, 2009.

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  1. Brocke

    Brocke Registered Member

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    Can you exclude whole folders in Twister from being scanned? i know you are able to with files.
     
  2. Fuzzfas

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    I am 99% certain that you can. I think i had several excluded folders myself.
     
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    hmm i cant figure out how, the help files dont say only to file. can anyone like explain how to? that would be great.
     
  4. Fuzzfas

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    Well, i can't install it on x64 , but you have to go to the extended options:

    http://www.softpedia.com/screenshots/Twister-Anti-TrojanVirus_4.png

    Click on the folder icon on bottom left. Browse and find the folder you want to exclude. Then click the "disk" icon (save). To be sure click then to the refresh icon too (bottom right).

    That should do it.
     
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    i figured it out, man i read wrong, lol i hate it when i do that.
     
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    Thanks :thumb: that is what i did.

    I heard that they are adding a sandbox to Twister?
     
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    I don't know. Since i can't use it on x64 i haven't visited the chinese forum for some time. Even when i do visit, trying to understand using google translation is a pain.
     
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    lol yeah i bet, Does the program updates come though the updater? im new to twister its different from other AV's on some features.
     
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    Yes, they come automatically during updates and install themselves, just like the definitions.
     
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    kool ok, good to know, how is their firewall?, see by their website they want to sell the source code. but it doesnt support windows 7 i do think.
     
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    What is the immunize in the options?
     
  12. Fuzzfas

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    Probably something like Spybot S&D immunization. I think in the help file it is reccommeded not to activate. I never did. I had only checked default settings + the 2 registry protections (startup and registry hi-prot).

    I don't remember in detail what the other options do. They 're in the help file.

    Twister has a certain tendency to false positives. If you enable too much of the "non reccommdended" options, be prepared for more.
     
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    yeah ive had a few FP i just excluded the folders, what is hi-prot? high protection? of what ? lol i dont know just a guess. i do like the AV tho.
     
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    It's suspicious registry entries.
     
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    i hear a lot of good things about twister but it did bad in AV-tests mainly because of FP but way isnt it favorite AV unlike the others?

    looking at all the options it very strong.
     
  16. Fuzzfas

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    Twister is a decent antivirus, still young, with room for improvement. The v.8 should be considerably better.

    If you are not a high risk user, it should be enough. And in that case, a very good investment, since it gives lifetime license.
     
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