- Jul 28, 2017
In your opinion, who has the best overall signatures for both website and file scanning?
I expected it tooI guess Umbra voted for emsisoft I voted for Kaspersky
Ikarus is indeed worth mentioning, I have seen many times in VirusTotal that it is one of the first engines to pick up new malware. I can not speak for Fortinet as I have no experience with it.Also Fortinet and Ikarus are very high on my list looking at pure signatures
Yep, we used it but despite its high detection rate (rivaling with Kaspersky or Avira at that time), it gave way too much false positives. We decided to replace it by BD because we want our users not to be annoyed and worried about such issues.Emsisoft also used to have Ikarus engine before switching to Bitdefender's in 2012 year..
I have to say, if classic detection by signature was so amazing, we won't see all vendors adding Behavior Blockers, HIPS or sandboxes and now machine learning to their products.
Emsisoft was among the first to introduced IDS (Intrusion Detection System) into A-Square AM (EAM's predecessor ) in 2005, then followed by the creation of a standalone BB called Mamutu in 2007 which will be associated to the first dual-engine anti-malware (EAM) a year later .
Detection is important but prevention is better.