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My ISP (Cox) is offering a free security suite from Authentium.  It
includes anti-virus, personal firewall, spyware scanner and parental
controls.

Does anyone know anything about these products and what vendor they are
actually made by?
http://www.authentium.com/solutions/index.html

Re: authentium products


| My ISP (Cox) is offering a free security suite from Authentium.  It
| includes anti-virus, personal firewall, spyware scanner and parental
| controls.
|
| Does anyone know anything about these products and what vendor they are
| actually made by?
| http://www.authentium.com/solutions/index.html

Authentium is a partner of Frisk and use the Frisk F-Prot engine.
http://www.f-prot.com/partners/oem/current_oem_partners.html

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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



Re: authentium products

David H. Lipman, 12/20/2006,8:28:17 PM, wrote:

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Thanks.  F-Prot is not that highly rated, is it?  

Also do you know anything about the remainder of their products?

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|
| Thanks.  F-Prot is not that highly rated, is it?
|
| Also do you know anything about the remainder of their products?

It it a top ten contender.  It also has good heuristics.

Usually when a file is found heuristically by a F-Prot engibne, the name will be
appended by
"!Maximus"

Example extracts from a recent Virus Total report...

Authentium   4.93.8   12.19.2006   Possibly a new variant of
W32/Downloader-SmlInject-based!Maximus
F-Prot   3.16f   12.15.2006   Possibly a new variant of
W32/Downloader-SmlInject-based!Maximus
F-Prot4   4.2.1.29   12.19.2006   W32/Downloader-SmlInject-based!Maximus


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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



Re: authentium products

Sorry... I clicked on send too quickly.

I meant to add that I can't speak for the other components mentioned.

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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



Re: authentium products

On Wed, 20 Dec 2006 20:40:11 -0500, "badgolferman"

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F-Prot has long been highly regarded, but my experience with it
some time ago was not good. I used to receive email attackments of
"new and unkown" malware, and I'd send samples to FSI, McAfee and
Kaspersky. The latter two would react immediately and provide
detection, but more often than not, FSI either reacted very slowly or
not at all.

I suspect that other observers have had similar experiences since
F-Prot is practically never mentioned or recommended here any
more. It still is "up there" fairly well in some large scale detection
tests I've looked at recently.

I've wondered if FSI went through a "slow period" because new
strategies were being worked out to handle non-viral malware.
For all I know, the situation may have changed, and FSI may
now be doing much better with "new and unkown" malware,
both in heuristic/generic detection, and in faster reaction times
when this fails.

Art
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