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Emsi Software has an antimalware program called A-squared in a free &
pay version. I haven't seen it mentioned here nor have I seen it
mentioned in any AV reviews or tests. Anybody know anything about it?=20



Re: Emsi Software's A-squared

On Tue, 23 Oct 2007 08:31:42 GMT Jerry Ennis wrote:

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I use it and like it.  It's more oriented toward finding Trojans, dialers and
worms than toward viruses.  Not the world's fastest scanner but it seems to be
thorough.
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Re: Emsi Software's A-squared

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I've used both the free and payware versions and liked them.  The freeware
is "scan on demand" while the payware adds resident scanning.  You can
download a trial and see what the full package is like.


Re: Emsi Software's A-squared

Emsi Software has an antimalware program called A-squared in a free &
pay version. I haven't seen it mentioned here nor have I seen it
mentioned in any AV reviews or tests. Anybody know anything about it?



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http://www.av-comparatives.org/seiten/ergebnisse/atreport2006.pdf

Yep, now an old report but back then it wasn't.  a-squared was so low
in coverage that there wasn't much point in bothering to waste the
disk space for it.  You can install it and add it in your arsenal as
yet another on-demand scanner.  Be careful what you let it delete
since some users have reported false positives by a-squared and ended
up removing needed registry entries.  Note that it is yet another
supposedly anti-malware program that classifies "bad" cookies as
malware (yeah, right, roll eyes).

ewido got bought by Grisoft (who renamed it to AVG AntiSpyware) but it
is still free if all you want is another on-demand scanner in your
arsenal.  The trial version cripples itself in a month to the free
version.  I didn't bother with using its on-access scanning so I
disabled it when I first got it because I plan on only using it as an
on-demand scanner.

If you want on-access (realtime) scanning oriented more to trojans and
worms and want it free, there is BOClean (now owned by Comodo).
BOClean doesn't scan files.  It checks what gets loaded into memory
(i.e., it is a realtime memory scanner).  Comodo will be integrating
BOClean in their next version of their antivirus program which already
has HIPS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intrusion-prevention_system );
however, Comodo has left version 2.x in constant beta status so no
one, like av-comparatives.org and VirusBulletin, tests it for coverage
to see how it fares against other AV products.  If Comodo ever takes
it out of beta status (and it proves to have good coverage), with its
HIPS, and after they integrate BOClean then that's what I'll use
provided it remains free.



Re: Emsi Software's A-squared

"Jerry Ennis" wrote in message
Emsi Software has an antimalware program called A-squared in a free &
pay version. I haven't seen it mentioned here nor have I seen it
mentioned in any AV reviews or tests. Anybody know anything about it?



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http://www.av-comparatives.org/seiten/ergebnisse/atreport2006.pdf

Yep, now an old report but back then it wasn't.  a-squared was so low
in coverage that there wasn't much point in bothering to waste the
disk space for it.  You can install it and add it in your arsenal as
yet another on-demand scanner.  Be careful what you let it delete
since some users have reported false positives by a-squared and ended
up removing needed registry entries.  Note that it is yet another
supposedly anti-malware program that classifies "bad" cookies as
malware (yeah, right, roll eyes).  Also, a-squared is a very slow
scanner.

ewido got bought by Grisoft (who renamed it to AVG AntiSpyware) but it
is still free if all you want is another on-demand scanner in your
arsenal.  The trial version cripples itself in a month to the free
version.  I didn't bother with using its on-access scanning so I
disabled it when I first got it because I plan on only using it as an
on-demand scanner.

If you want on-access (realtime) scanning oriented more to trojans and
worms and want it free, there is BOClean (now owned by Comodo).
BOClean doesn't scan files.  It checks what gets loaded into memory
(i.e., it is a realtime memory scanner).  Comodo will be integrating
BOClean in their next version of their antivirus program which already
has HIPS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intrusion-prevention_system );
however, Comodo has left version 2.x in constant beta status so no
one, like av-comparatives.org and VirusBulletin, tests it for coverage
to see how it fares against other AV products.  If Comodo ever takes
it out of beta status (and it proves to have good coverage), with its
HIPS, and after they integrate BOClean then that's what I'll use
provided it remains free.



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