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This awesome theme about virus definition updates
« on: May 08, 2007, 05:22:03 AM »
Well, I hate go back to this disgusting theme, but two viruses samples were sent to avast  April, 23. I have sent them again. They are recognized as viruses from many other programs, avast doesn't. No answer, no inclusion in virus definition files, nothing happens. I asked from help to inform my client what danger this virus could propitiate, nothing. So, I am again, forced to appeal to this forum, the only place where it makes a difference.

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Re: This awesome theme about virus definition updates
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2007, 09:36:56 AM »
Viruses submitted need to be added speedily, no question.

In these days when new variants appear daily, it's no good adding viruses weeks after they're submitted.
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Re: This awesome theme about virus definition updates
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2007, 07:24:21 PM »
Considering that there's no universal standard for naming viruses, especially variants, is there any chance it's already been added to avast's defs but under a different name?  Usually the Alwil team do an excellent job of keeping up to date.
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Re: This awesome theme about virus definition updates
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2007, 07:49:56 PM »
Usually the Alwil team do an excellent job of keeping up to date.
I'm not so sure.
Good work, maybe. Excellent? I don't think so... there are a lot of improvements expected...
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Re: This awesome theme about virus definition updates
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2007, 08:33:37 PM »
Considering that there's no universal standard for naming viruses, especially variants, is there any chance it's already been added to avast's defs but under a different name?  Usually the Alwil team do an excellent job of keeping up to date.
Nope. I always save virus copies in my HD and check them daily to be sure about avast recognition. Nothing happened until 14 Mai, when avast screamed!
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Re: This awesome theme about virus definition updates
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2007, 10:33:14 PM »
This is why multi-layered protection is a must and no longer a choice. The proliferation of malware today is horrible and a single solution cannot be trusted anymore.  :( You sacrifice a few more system resources but it's definitely worth it.  ;)

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Re: This awesome theme about virus definition updates
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2007, 04:02:49 AM »
This is why multi-layered protection is a must and no longer a choice. The proliferation of malware today is horrible and a single solution cannot be trusted anymore.  :( You sacrifice a few more system resources but it's definitely worth it.  ;)
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Re: This awesome theme about virus definition updates
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2007, 07:05:26 AM »
Which is your blend? avast + ...
...+ "Kaspersky" on line viruscan (saved me a lot of times)

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Re: This awesome theme about virus definition updates
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2007, 09:10:15 AM »
+ Spybot S&D+ Spyware Doctor Starter Edition
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Re: This awesome theme about virus definition updates
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2007, 05:07:27 PM »
...+ "Kaspersky" on line viruscan (saved me a lot of times)
Kaspersky engine is on Active Shield Scan.
Do you know any method to install it for just on-demand scanning without conflicting to avast...
I'm make a desperate tentative in a virtual environment... I'm looking for this engine, at least on-demand...
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Re: This awesome theme about virus definition updates
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2007, 12:28:57 AM »
This is why multi-layered protection is a must and no longer a choice. The proliferation of malware today is horrible and a single solution cannot be trusted anymore.  :( You sacrifice a few more system resources but it's definitely worth it.  ;)
Which is your blend? avast + ...

+AVG Antivirus (I know, you should only have one antivirus but these two play nicely together), Spyware Terminator and CyberHawk.

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Re: This awesome theme about virus definition updates
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2007, 12:56:38 AM »
+AVG Antivirus (I know, you should only have one antivirus but these two play nicely together)
Only on Vista, never on XP or lower.
Besides this, your resources will be drained by the two residents. In my opinion, the balance of performance and protection is not having both residents.
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Re: This awesome theme about virus definition updates
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2007, 02:29:01 AM »
+AVG Antivirus (I know, you should only have one antivirus but these two play nicely together)
Only on Vista, never on XP or lower.
Besides this, your resources will be drained by the two residents. In my opinion, the balance of performance and protection is not having both residents.

Actually I've experienced quite the opposite. ;D One of the reasons I selected this line-up is because each product, especially AVG and CyberHawk are very light on system resources. In fact, these four programs combined load faster during system boot-up than either Norton 2007 (very slow!) or Webroot SpySweeper with Antivirus. No drain here, just multiple engines adding layers of security to my computer.  ;)

By the way a new and improved version of Spyware Terminator was just released. It is significantly lighter on system resources than previous versions. Right now on my computer it is only using 7MB of memory compared to about 25 in previous versions.

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Re: This awesome theme about virus definition updates
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2007, 02:58:27 AM »

...+ "Kaspersky" on line viruscan (saved me a lot of times)

I thought Kaspersky online scanner doesn't clean.

I use BitDefender online scanner.  Other than one trojan in my trash bin (BD couldn't remove it), BD never found anything else.  BitDefender online scanner does clean, if it can.


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Re: This awesome theme about virus definition updates
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2007, 02:59:39 AM »
just multiple engines adding layers of security to my computer.  ;)
I don't want to be pessimist but if you have AVG and avast running at the same time in the same computer, both residents... you'll get trouble sooner or later... starting with email scanning...
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