What up with F-Prot

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by trjam, Oct 24, 2007.

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  1. larryb52

    larryb52 Registered Member

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    F-Prot is coming into it's own & think will get there. I don't think it'll get Kaspersky-Nod32 detection rates but if they do 95-96 than that would be heading turning. I like F-Prot as I am partial to Mike's work & his background speaks for itself I also like rooting for the underdog...
     
  2. Big Apple

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    Based on above, is why you use F-Prot? How is F-Prot on the Spyware front?
     
  3. larryb52

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    I can't give a solid answer on that , I have not tried the new vista version yet, I did use it on the XP machine & Mike took the extra time to get my baseball game to work in it as it saw the exe as a virus which is was not. I liked his attitude to help the customer & his commitment to getting it right. I think that speaks volumes to the mass marketing of some of the big AV companies & no I won't name name, we all have had AV's where we needed help & didn't get it, so I'm just saying that I think F-Prot get's my look because Like & company has earned it...
     
  4. Blackcat

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    Compared to some other AVs, weak .

    Frisk recommend that you use an AntiSpyware application alongside FPAV 6.
     
  5. Big Apple

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    Thanks for the info!
     
  6. rayoflight

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    Bye bye,F-Prot.I will never buy this product again:thumbd:
     
  7. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    why not, because their support isnt really for vista? o_O
     
  8. farmerlee

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    I've just been trying out the latest release and i think its coming along nicely. Performance is one thing i immediatley noticed, it seems much lighter than others i have tried.
     
  9. IBK

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    is "Eldorado" the name of the new heuristic (along with "Maximus")?
     
  10. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    I was wondering the same thing.
     
  11. dw2108

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    F-Prot is no doubt a very good product, as the tests have shown. F-Prot could, however, be a true heavyweight contender by resuming Win 9x/ME support. (SpyBot resumed recently Win 95 support.) Until legacy support resumes, you'll see that quarky, quirky, importunate, unfortunate software being put out, as with AntiVir/Avira. Hell's Bells! People don't want Vista -- just check the Wall Street stock market report on DOWN VISTA and DOWN XP SP 2 investment! MS is up sh## creek! We may all be using LINUX soon!

    Dave

    P.S. I hope, someone listens in a "CRONSTUCTIVE" way, God Da## it!
     
  12. mario_l

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    Yes, it is.
    Most of the old "no name" ("Could be a virus") heuristics on Win32 PE files have been moved to the new "Eldorado" heuristic engine.
    Plus many new heuristics rules and generic detections have been included into it,and will be constantly be added in the future.

    Mario.
     
  13. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    (sorry for going OT)

    if you do some serious research and don't just listen what other people are saying about Vista you will find out that since Vista has been available in final release it has sold more copies than XP did in the same time span when it was released. and not everyone is having problems with Vista.
     
  14. Peter2150

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    I suspect a snowball has a better chance in hell, then that happening. Win9x and XP are not really compatible OS's and they aren't going to spend money backward developing for OS's no longer supported. That's life.
     
  15. farmerlee

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    I was a bit sad when they took away f-prot for dos, oh well like you said, thats life.
    Anyway i've been impressed with their windows version so i've got me a license. $29 for 5 users is great, a nice simple solution for the family's computers.
     
  16. dw2108

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    Facts? Yes, I can support my remarks. MS Vista -- DOWN, MS XP SP2 WAY DOWN, MS OTHER -- WAY UP. In fact, DELL PC just broke their contract with MS as per VISTA and XP SP2, and I found out whel a DELL PC sales rep told me that I may purchase my new PCs with ANY OS I so choose! I honestly took 95 16 bit on one and 98 SE on the other. They arrive TOMORROW. But I am going to suffer F-Prot withdrawal; I found out about that AV so long ago that even real time protection came free as well. F-Prot doesn't love me any longer. Groan. Grumble, BEG! PLEASE!

    Dave
     
  17. Peter2150

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    Well Dell may break their contract and sell you a PC with Win95 on it, but good luck finding anything to run on it. I don't see many software outfits going back to supporting software to run on those OS's
     
  18. flyrfan111

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    Agree with Pete, XP would be a smarter bet, 95 is way too old to find anything to run on it.
     
  19. farmerlee

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    Not too long ago i remember seeing that command antivirus still supports win95, i believe its powered by f-prot.
     
  20. bigc73542

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    Here is another that supports Win 95
     

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  21. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    there is another that is supported for windows 95 :rolleyes:
     
  22. Technodrome

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    DrWeb supports Windows 95.


    tD
     
  23. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    lol yeah, thats what i was saying :)
     
  24. dw2108

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    Well, I guess, the question of Win 95 support has been answered. In fact, round the world, over 100,000,000 PCs still run Win 95 95isAlive club. Even more run Win 98, 98 Gold, 98 SE, 98 SP2, 3, and 4. But the major player running the show is Win ME. WinMEIsHereToStay ~Offensive comment removed. - Ron Gateway broke Vista and XP contracts, and IBM -- being GOD OVER F-PROT -- is using other systems.

    F-Prot, PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ reconsider 9x/ME support!

    Dave
     
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  25. De Hollander

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    Perhaps, just working there buds off, no offense :D
     
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