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#1 CyberRaptor

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 03:28 PM

About a year ago, a friend of mine directed me to the Anti-Virus & Trojan program on this website: http://www.your-soft.com/

I purchased the program after the trial period expired and it has worked well for me for the most part. It rarely needs to be updated since it seems to be able to detect new and unknown viruses, without displaying false positives. Has anyone else here tried the programs on this website and had success with them?

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 12:17 AM

CyberRaptor,
Any AntiVirus & Trojan software without a regular updating is a BAD software.
Only listen to friends, when they are malware experts. SWI has the knowledge and experience to give you good advice.

All the good anti-malware softwares have regular updatings and you should know this, because I noticed you are a regular member at SWI (106 posts). Maybe you don't read enough or don't read attentive enough.
If it removes new and unknown malware it's most probably based on heuristic scanning with possible false positives.
Heuristic scannings aren't fullproof either and they certainly don't detect and remove every new and unknown malware.
If you want to know more about heuristic scannings, read this link :
http://www.extremete...8,325439,00.asp

Never believe the info on a homepage, because they all pretend to be the very best in the world.
They just want your money, in this case $29.95. Any good freeware does the same job free of charge.
Neither the paid softwares, nor the free softwares offer you a complete protection.

If you really want to choose and buy software or want to choose freeware, consult this link :) :
http://www.spywarein...m/downloads.php

Edited by ErikAlbert, 15 February 2005 - 01:00 AM.

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#3 CyberRaptor

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 02:54 PM

I purchased this program a year ago or so, before I knew about SWI forums. Now that you mention it, I suppose it does use heuristic scanning. I have never seen it really display false postivies positives though, unless you count it's detecting the Secure Delivery plugin as a malicious program. I installed that one by accident when I was trying to download something. I contacted the company (Kontiki) associated with that program, and they insisted that it isn't spyware. I'm not entirely convinced so I removed it anyway. It's not the only antivirus program I use though. I also use Ad-Aware Personal, Norton Antivirus, and Spywareblaster, all of which I update regularly. I tried using Spybot one time, but it has a disastrous bug in it so I uninstalled it.

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 03:55 PM

Kontiki.com is in IE-Spyad restricted zone list.

Here's their privacy policy, look for the words 'third-party' 'sponsor(s)' and 'partners'.

http://www.kontiki.c...nt/privacy.html

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 04:04 PM

http://www.spywarein...032002.php#cnet

http://www.spywarewa...php?p=1474#1474

Edited by Joey1, 16 February 2005 - 04:08 PM.


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Posted 15 February 2005 - 04:44 PM

CyberRaptor,
OK. I understand now why you bought the "Anti-Virus & Trojan program". No harm done.
If this software never caused any trouble you can keep it.
If you have read the whole link about viruses and heuristic scanning, you are at least better informed to improve your own mix of protection softwares. The more you know, the better decisions you make.

According my readings at SWI, you can have more than one AntiVirus software, but only ONE AntiVirus software can be ACTIVE and you can use the other AntiVirus softwares as a backup, including online scanners.
If you use more than one active AntiVirus software, it can cause trouble.
Not long ago I used two active AntiVirus softwares myself (Bitdefender and AVG) and I never experienced any trouble, but qualified helpers adviced me not to do this. So I'm telling you the same thing :)
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Posted 21 February 2005 - 08:30 PM

If you go to the anti-spyware 'rogues' page, you'll see that www.your-soft.com makes and deceptively advertises poor software:

http://www.spywarewa...nti-spyware.htm

Edited by Joey1, 21 February 2005 - 08:30 PM.


#8 CyberRaptor

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 08:55 PM

Yeah I see it on there. It's worked fine for me though.




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