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On-demand AV-Comparative February 2008 Released


On-demand AV-Comparative February 2008 released.

The following products were used in the last comparative (with best possible settings):

avast! Professional Edition 4.7
AVG Anti-Malware 7.5
AVIRA AntiVir Personal Edition Premium 7.06
BitDefender Professional Plus 2008 11.0
eScan Anti-Virus 9.0
ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus 3.0
F-Secure Anti-Virus 2008 8.0
G DATA AntiVirusKit (AVK) 2008 18.0
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0.1
McAfee VirusScan Plus 2008 12.0
Microsoft OneCare 2.0
Norman SS Antivirus & Anti-Spyware 7.0
Sophos Anti-Virus 7.0
Symantec Norton Anti-Virus 2008 15.0
TrustPort Antivirus Workstation 2.8.0
VBA32 Scanner for Windows 3.12.6


March 9, 2008 Posted by | Friends, Norton Internet Security, Recommended External Security Related Links | , , , | Leave a comment

The tendency of (pre-checked) toolbars

At the moment there is heavy discussion on various boards alleging that Grisoft AVG have included the Yahoo Toolbar with their new Security Suite.

It is obvious that money is all that count for several software houses, moral isn’t available anymore. It is a shame that even well respected security companies provide their (paid) software with these toolbars.

March 9, 2008 Posted by | Bundleware, Friends, Recommended External Security Related Links, Toolbarware | , , , | Leave a comment

Neoava Guard HIPS download

Because the software isn’t downloadable anywhere and there is still interest in Neoava Guard HIPS beta 3, from now on the most recent version of the file (NG-b3-PB-302.exe) is downloadable via the Official NG Support Forums (registered forum members only).

March 9, 2008 Posted by | Downloads, Friends, Recommended External Security Related Links | , , , | Leave a comment