Zonealarm Extreme Security engine?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by entropism, May 12, 2009.

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  1. entropism

    entropism Registered Member

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    OK, so I beta tested ZA's extreme security suite for a few days, reported a bug, and they gave me a free year's license. Since I haven't heard much about this suite on here, I figured I'd ask if they're still using kaspersky's v6.0 engine, or if they moved on to something a bit more recent. I'm trying to decide if it's worth going with ZA, over my current combo of Comodo CIS, and either Avira Free or Avast home.

    (and no, I can make my own decisions, not looking to get a locked A vs B thread lol)
     
  2. Legendkiller

    Legendkiller Registered Member

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    i think it still is the same.......
     
  3. gery

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    it has HIPS but not as comodo. it is quiter but i am not sure of their usability.
     
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    Was a bit heavy on resources when i tried:'(
     
  5. Taliscicero

    Taliscicero Registered Member

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    Kav 6.0 Engine, It was good years ago, Now signitures are not good enough.
     
  6. AKAJohnDoe

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    Personally, I find the Extreme product to be a bit of an overkill for my needs. I don't want AV, nor AS, nor a sandbox - just a good easy to use firewall. All of the ZA products (above the free one) have a good firewall. I went with ZAAV, even though it has AV, for the FW. Anyway, Vista has Defender and MRT.
     
  7. fax

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    Running the latest beta that include encryption tool... yes KAV 6... its not at all bad and still used by Kaspersky in business products. The ZA Extreme is a completely different products than KAV. It has its own ZA engine, a sandbox for Firefox and Internet Explorer as well as many others features (HIPS, http malware site filtering, antikeylogging and many others).

    Run light here... I cannot noticing it but you have to try it to see if it work nice on your machine. :)

    If you are happy with your combo why changing?
    I would wait for the ZA beta to become available... a lot of nice improvements.

    Fax
     
  8. Firecat

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    ZA does still use the old Kaspersky v6 engine; I wish they'd make their custom antispyware engine available for scanning under all circumstances (real-time as well as on-demand, via context menu scans, etc.) instead of just on-demand scans from the GUI. As such the ZA Antispyware engine is not bad at all IMO, and OSFirewall provides a very good level of real-time protection against malware; so as a product it should be fine.

    What I did experience with ZoneAlarm 8 was a number of instability issues related to installation/uninstallation of the product. I hope this has been sorted out with recent releases. :)
     
  9. entropism

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    Just as a little update to this... I installed my copy of ZAES, minus the AV engine, alongside Avast home. I'm running into a few issues with Avast on my system, so I'll be going back to Avira Premium when I renew my license, but that's neither here nor there...

    ZAES, as far as the rest of the suite goes? Pretty damn awesome. I got my license for free for beta testing their product (for about a day before I uninstalled it due to instability), and I doubt I'd pay $70 for it, but for free, I like it a LOT more than Outpost Free and CIS.
     
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