alakazam

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Which is the newest (most recently launched) antivirus company that you know of? I'm interested in trying new PC security software (antiviruses, security suites, anti-malware, anti-spyware etc.), so please let me know what are some very new antivirus vendors that you've heard about. Thank you. :giggle:
 
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roger_m

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There are some newer anti-malware apps that I have tried, but I never mention them, as they are terrible and have major issues with false positives.

Some examples are Malware Crusher and Free Malware Removal Tool. Free Malware Removal Tool is a free version of Malware Crusher, with slightly lower detection rates. They both are very good at detecting PUPs, but have major issues with deliberate false positives. For example, they detect Total Uninstall as malware and they used to detect Steam client as malware. It's worth noting that they are published by tech support scammers PCVARK.

There's some discussion about PCVARK in this YouTube video.

I also come across new antiviruses from time to time. Almost always they are using Avira's scan engine and are just really bad products, which lack important features like proactive protection.
 

LDogg

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There are some newer anti-malware apps that I have tried, but I never mention them, as they are terrible and have major issues with false positives.

Some examples are Malware Crusher and Free Malware Removal Tool. Free Malware Removal Tool is a free version of Malware Crusher, with slightly lower detection rates. They both are very good at detecting PUPs, but have major issues with deliberate false positives. For example, they detect Total Uninstall as malware and they used to detect Steam client as malware. It's worth noting that they are published by tech support scammers PCVARK.

There's some discussion about PCVARK in this YouTube video.

I also come across new antiviruses from time to time. Almost always they are using Avira's scan engine and are just really bad products, which lack important features like proactive protection.
Jeez this is really bad for scareware and other aspects as well.

~LDogg
 

Local Host

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They rarely are malicious, but definitely not woth using. There's no need for them to be malicious, as the publishers generate income from selling them.
Some of them are malicious in the scareware category, is what I meant.

Not talking about the legit new AVs that run poorly, regardless stick to known brands.
 

SumTingWong

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Some of them are malicious in the scareware category, is what I meant.

Not talking about the legit new AVs that run poorly, regardless stick to known brands.
When I first time heard SecureAPlus, I thought it was another fake av, but now it doesn't.
 

alakazam

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I appreciate your concerns, but I need more recommendations of new antivirus programs / companies. (y)
 

Spawn

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Most are fake and malicious, you should stick to known brands.
+1.
It was also recently published that most Antivirus apps for Android were fake or dangerous.
I appreciate your concerns, but I need more recommendations of new antivirus programs / companies. (y)
If we knew of any, we'd post about it. But otherwise Google is your friend.

Most new consumer products are probably to be using Avira or Bitdefender engines. Not much fun.
 

roger_m

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Because they license their engines to be used in other products. Most other security vendors don't let others use their scan engines.

There are some newer antiviruses which have their own scan engines and they almost always have terrible detections rates, because the developers don't have the resources to be able to create a decent scan engine with good detection rates.
 

Spawn

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Try this:

It uses Avira engine. No surprise.