What's really under the hood?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by AaLF, Nov 3, 2007.

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  1. AaLF

    AaLF Registered Member

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    I heard it mentioned that some of the multitude of lesser known AVs that don't get to be reviewed on those Best AV/FW/Suite tests/polls actually have AVs like KAV's engine etc under the hood.

    Are there any examples of this? (E.G. Units like system Mechanic i heard carry Panda's AV etc.)
     
  2. Sjoeii

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    Ssytem Mechanic used to have Kaspersky.
    I know Fsecure has kaspersky & I believe Norman
    BullGuard has BitDefender.
    GData has Kaspersky and Avast
     
  3. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    i use system mechanic, but only the standard version, i dont need the AV + firewall etc, just the cleaning tools.

    i think they technology is their own technology now, and detection rates are unknown.

    if i had to wager a guess, i would say its technology 'based' on Authentium AV.
     
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    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    how many AV's actually use their own av-technology, and/or not a tweaked part of someone elses, or an integrated engine etc.
     
  5. jlo

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    Yes I think PC Tools AV may be based on VirusBuster although its under their own development.

    Cheers

    Jlo
     
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