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Offline wishiknew

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What happened to VRDB 2.0
« on: April 28, 2005, 06:44:33 PM »
Hi all.

I remember reading about VRDB 2.0 and assumed it was going
to be included with avast 4.6.

Well a couple months later, hows this feature coming along?

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Re: What happened to VRDB 2.0
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2005, 03:52:36 AM »
I don't remember that... Maybe I'm reading to many posts at this forum  ;D
What should be VRDB 2.0? What features were expected?
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Re: What happened to VRDB 2.0
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2005, 12:34:31 PM »
VRDB 2.0 was unofficially planned for 4.6 release. But than things got too complex so they canceled it for 4.6. Maybe in 5.x ...
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Re: What happened to VRDB 2.0
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2005, 02:24:16 PM »
What should be VRDB 2.0? What features were expected?

And so?  ::)
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Re: What happened to VRDB 2.0
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2005, 03:49:05 PM »
Not very well, I'm afraid.
Long time ago, I prepared most of the "low level stuff" (extraction of the important information from files, special compression of the data, fixing the infected file), but since then I didn't have time to do the "high level stuff" as well (the management of the database and the actual testing). There are still more important things to do :(

I'd say that I would like to finish this feature, but it probably isn't a top priority right now, because file infectors are quite rare today...

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Re: What happened to VRDB 2.0
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2005, 09:00:02 PM »
There are still more important things to do :(
You need a bigger office, more programmers working with you, become a 'big' company  8)
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Re: What happened to VRDB 2.0
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2005, 10:10:39 PM »
But on the other hand i agree with igor. File infectors are very rare today. They should focus on detection and removal of current worms,trojans and backdoors.
VRDB 1.0 should keep us safe from majority of those file infectors that are still active.
Especially problematic are endless numbers of Rbot/Spybot/AgoBot variants.
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