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Windows 7: I'm excited about something

26 Aug 2014   #1
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 
I'm excited about something

Herdprotect, in Q3 2014 is going to be releasing a free realtime protection module, meaning you will have the power of 68 antivirus programs protecting you in real time. I will update this thread if I find out anything more.

Download herdProtect - Free Anti-Malware Platform

See also: herdProtect: Malware Detection


This is an advanced tool, and is meant for experts or savvy users only. It is not a scan and remove everything found tool.


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26 Aug 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sounds good, but I wonder how many resources it may use that could slow the system.
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26 Aug 2014   #3
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Sounds good, but I wonder how many resources it may use that could slow the system.
Should be pretty light, as it uses the internet to scan, kind of like Panda antivirus. So the only disadvantage would be a required internet connection for best results. It will most likely have a caching function like Panda does now. And reason software is made up of by some ex microsoft employees, so that is always a plus.

Plus his name is Andrew lol


Company about:

"Who's behind it?
herdProtect is a Reason Software Company project, powered by Andrew Newman. With nearly 20 years of experience behind him, Andrew is a seasoned developer and entrepreneur in the anti-malware industry and was the co-founder and chief software architect for GIANT Company Software, acquired by Microsoft Corporation. GIANT Company was a leader in the anti-spyware and anti-spam industry pioneering many innovations that used machine learning and behavior analysis over distributed networks to rapidly combat malware. This network later became known as SpyNet and still serves as the backbone to Microsoft’s secure computing initiatives. Andrew served as Lead Security Program Manager at Microsoft, and lead in the development and release of Microsoft Anti-Spyware and Windows Defender, now a part of the Windows Operating System. Andrew also holds a number of patents around distributed computing, data aggregation and information discovery. By leveraging his skill set within the AV industry and his passion for statistical analytics and data sciences, herdProtect was born."
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26 Aug 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'll have to give it a play.
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26 Aug 2014   #5
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Just downloaded it.

It's been scanning for a half hour (and now it is frozen).

Says it's connecting to Cloud.

Can't wait to see results.

It's up to file 1500 of 9000.

Think i'll stick to MSE, Malwarebytes and Superantispyware and WOT - they've worked great - no reason for change.

Thanks, anyway.
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26 Aug 2014   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No problems found for me.
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27 Aug 2014   #7
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
Just downloaded it.

It's been scanning for a half hour (and now it is frozen).

Says it's connecting to Cloud.

Can't wait to see results.

It's up to file 1500 of 9000.

Think i'll stick to MSE, Malwarebytes and Superantispyware and WOT - they've worked great - no reason for change.

Thanks, anyway.
It is still in beta. But I use it constantly here for malware removal and I do not have any issues. Try clicking the cloud in the bottom left corner. It will test your connection and troubleshoot if necessary. (Including if malware blocking it is the cause.)
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27 Aug 2014   #8
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

I clean PC's all day so I'll give it a shot. Sorry if this info was said or easily available but just wondering, is it mandatory online or lets say for some reason the connection is down, will the definitions be stored locally in some way so that you can still run a scan?
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27 Aug 2014   #9
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post
I clean PC's all day so I'll give it a shot. Sorry if this info was said or easily available but just wondering, is it mandatory online or lets say for some reason the connection is down, will the definitions be stored locally in some way so that you can still run a scan?
I do not know yet, as it is not out yet.

Herdprotect where it stands now requires an internet connection, scans the pc and can show results as well as save a log. Which is what I use it for on the forums here. When it releases as a standalone product with realtime protection, I believe it will do what panda does now, it will have a cache database. But constant internet connection is preferred of course for the best detection and removal.
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27 Aug 2014   #10
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
Just downloaded it.

It's been scanning for a half hour (and now it is frozen).

Says it's connecting to Cloud.

Can't wait to see results.

It's up to file 1500 of 9000.

Think i'll stick to MSE, Malwarebytes and Superantispyware and WOT - they've worked great - no reason for change.

Thanks, anyway.
It is still in beta. But I use it constantly here for malware removal and I do not have any issues. Try clicking the cloud in the bottom left corner. It will test your connection and troubleshoot if necessary. (Including if malware blocking it is the cause.)
I let it finish (after one hour) and it then said another scan was needed.

It found 27 things it asked me to remove- I did not and after I saw Brink's link about info, I'm glad I didn't.

This program may be good for people like Brink, who has extremely advanced knowledge, but I'm reluctant to fool around with deletion of things that may screw up my comp (as the link warns about).
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