> It's an antivirus program that doesn't use virus-specific information or
> database of virus signatures and hence doesn't require periodic updates.
> It looks at the different ways viruses attack.
> Here's a PDF that describes the software and it's technology (see
> "InVircible's Generic Technology" at the bottom of page 2) :
> What do you think ?
After a brief look at the web site and PDF I'd say InVircible Antivirus is
similar to CyberHawk, PrevX and other HIPS apps. Host Intrusion Prevention
Systems protect the computer by monitoring the behavior of software and
intercepting anything that looks suspicious. This is a valid approach IMHO,
however it is not necessary to rely on it exclusively. A HIPS type monitor
can be run along side traditional signature based AV. Also, HIPS
applications tend to require a lot of user interaction if they do not
include a database of trusted applications. By "user interaction" I mean
they pop up a lot of warnings and ask the user to decide if a particular
program/activity is safe. This can be pretty annoying, and is also
problematic for users who don't have enough knowledge to make the correct
choices. There are HIPS apps that include a database of safe applications
which cuts down the number of warnings/requests. That database needs to be
updated <g>. Unfortunately, Invircible AV doesn't support Vista so I can't
install it and confirm my opinion - take it as a "best guess". If you try
Invircible let us know what you think.