Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Bob D, Jul 16, 2007.
What's new (since 188.8.131.52 (14 June)):
Most notable is process memory reduced by almost two-thirds.
Where can I download it from. I assume this is the non-beta version, right?
It will arrive via the auto update feature, no installer is available yet.
Installers usually follow within a week.
Correct. This is (VBA32 WinNT Personal) release ver.
VBA32 Personal, Workstation, Server, Commandline, Linux, and special case servers are all available
Great news from Virus Blokada!
Now they should work on new, modern interface, add some free services and they are ready for USA market.
"Most notable is process memory reduced by almost two-thirds."
That is an improvement!
Durad, i've not tried VBA32 in a very long time......................do they still have that Windows classic/Kaspersky 3.0 lookalike GUI?
Don, even VBA32 is not quite as minimalistic as AVP 3/3.5
Yes, it is IMO, but i really liked 3.0/3.5 so not a put down at all, just a nosy question from someone not having it on the pc for a very long time.
Continued improvements from VirusBlokAda 184.108.40.206:
It will be applied via auto updates
Just tested yesterday on infected HP machine.
It still flag a lot clean files as suspicius when using paranoid heuristic. However all these files scanned at maximum heuristic are clean.
Before even at maximum it used to find a lot of clean files.
Also Loader use less time to scan at startup.
On-demand scanner is still slow!
Well what do you expect? There's a reason why the heuristic level is called paraniod. Keep it at maximum and you'll be fine.
Good. That shows improvement.
After first initial full scan; Disable "Scan Archives", make sure "Thorough" mode is not selected and use "Standard File Types Set".
The scan speed should now be comparable to other AV scanners, although not as fast as the speed merchants of Authentium/Eset. Certainly now you can carry out regular, fairly fast scans and the scan speed in the new version is considerably faster than before.
Re: VBA32 build 220.127.116.11 released
And yet again:
Vba32 Build 18.104.22.168 released.
What's new since last update of 18 Aug:
* improved metamorphic win32-viruses detection algorithms
VBA32 22.214.171.124 installers are now available in six languages.
More information here;
Vba32 build 126.96.36.199 released
What's new since last update (188.8.131.52) of 30 July:
* Support for more PE-file packers
* Improvements for generic malware detection
* Some fixes for virus signatures loading for their size reduction and
VBA32 folks hi...
Does anyone encountered VBA32 (version as of 10.Oct.07 & later) reporting "Trojan-Spy.HTML.USBankFraud" on some mundane .txt files
Coz my VBA popped such one on a .txt file which i had scanned from a faxCpy & converted into txt. And this .txt has been on my desktop folder for more than 6mths.
I did a scan on Spybot/AVGas/BDefender_v10/Pc-Cillin, with the latest datfiles... those returned NIL. C?
VBA team is aware of this and addressing the problem. Forum thread:
The mundane text file(s) in question contain the plain text address of a known phishing site according to the reps and this is why it is being flagged. For those wanting to take the jump.
Evidently VBA has now begun examining files for naughty words & unwise addresses. By so doing, VBA has gone beyond the role of an AV & is now turning into a censor. A scold. A busy-body.
I for one prefer an antivirus program to stick to its main job, & leave that other stuff to my mother-in-law.
Protection from a known phishing site?
More av's should offer such protection.
Many AVs have a WebSurfing module. Examples include but are not limited to Avast & Avira. Those modules are at the option of the user. They are not incorporated as part of the main antivirus program, nor should they be.
Thus, the apparent inclusion of *bad web sites* in VBA's main antivirus is a baaad idea, IMO.
i always feel a pull towards vba,
aint sure why, but i see potential and have kept my eye on it before i was even a drwebber.
i will continue to do so....
Its your subconscious, Chris. If you install it you will see that it is a "scruffy" Dr Web in disguise.
It even has some of the same characteristics; cheap to buy, low footprint, good heuristics and a SLOW on-demand scanner. However, IME it has even better heuristics and its detection rates are a very pleasant surprise.
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