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Antivirus that does NOT require updates !!

  1. #1


    Paul_Lucy Guest

    Antivirus that does NOT require updates !!

    I discovered something that I thought people here might be interested in.

    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) :
    http://www.invircible.com/papers/IV4Enterprise.pdf

    What do you think ?



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  3. #2


    f/fgeorge Guest

    Re: Antivirus that does NOT require updates !!

    On Sat, 28 Jul 2007 14:59:41 +0300, "Paul_Lucy"
    <Reply@ThisNewsgroupPlease.com> wrote:

    >I discovered something that I thought people here might be interested in.
    >
    >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) :
    >http://www.invircible.com/papers/IV4Enterprise.pdf
    >
    >What do you think ?
    >

    This is NOT the way to go, a program that never needs updating will be
    an easy way for hackers to get around it!

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  4. #3


    John Barnett MVP Guest

    Re: Antivirus that does NOT require updates !!

    If it doesn't need updating how is it going to deal with the latest virus
    threats? Even the most expensive anti virus software requires updating to
    keep up with the constant barrage of new viruses. I also noted that the pdf
    file article is 5 years old and the 'last' customer comment came in 2003.
    Hardly a glowing response. It certainly isn't an application I would trust
    my system to.

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    "Paul_Lucy" <Reply@ThisNewsgroupPlease.com> wrote in message
    news:ukbnL7Q0HHA.464@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >I discovered something that I thought people here might be interested in.
    >
    > 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) :
    > http://www.invircible.com/papers/IV4Enterprise.pdf
    >
    > What do you think ?
    >
    >



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  5. #4


    Mr. Arnold Guest

    Re: Antivirus that does NOT require updates !!


    "Paul_Lucy" <Reply@ThisNewsgroupPlease.com> wrote in message
    news:ukbnL7Q0HHA.464@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >I discovered something that I thought people here might be interested in.
    >
    > 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) :
    > http://www.invircible.com/papers/IV4Enterprise.pdf
    >
    > What do you think ?
    >
    >


    You need to run two AV(s) then. You can run the one you're talking about
    that's playing the role of an AV solution.

    Then you run a real AV solution that has updates to back-up the AV that's
    playing a role of an AV solution.


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  6. #5


    Peter Guest

    Re: Antivirus that does NOT require updates !!

    Running two A/V will cause problems. It's Ok for A/S but not A/V.

    --
    Peter
    Toronto, Canada
    "Mr. Arnold" <MR. Arnold@Arnold.com> wrote in message
    news:eWCtLIS0HHA.3940@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Paul_Lucy" <Reply@ThisNewsgroupPlease.com> wrote in message
    > news:ukbnL7Q0HHA.464@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>I discovered something that I thought people here might be interested in.
    >>
    >> 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) :
    >> http://www.invircible.com/papers/IV4Enterprise.pdf
    >>
    >> What do you think ?
    >>
    >>

    >
    > You need to run two AV(s) then. You can run the one you're talking about
    > that's playing the role of an AV solution.
    >
    > Then you run a real AV solution that has updates to back-up the AV that's
    > playing a role of an AV solution.
    >



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  7. #6


    Victek Guest

    Re: Antivirus that does NOT require updates !!

    > 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) :
    > http://www.invircible.com/papers/IV4Enterprise.pdf
    >
    > 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.


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  8. #7


    Richard Urban Guest

    Re: Antivirus that does NOT require updates !!

    Says nothing about being compatible with Vista - and you are posting in a
    Vista newsgroup.

    --


    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
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    "Paul_Lucy" <Reply@ThisNewsgroupPlease.com> wrote in message
    news:ukbnL7Q0HHA.464@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >I discovered something that I thought people here might be interested in.
    >
    > 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) :
    > http://www.invircible.com/papers/IV4Enterprise.pdf
    >
    > What do you think ?
    >
    >



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  9. #8


    Alun Harford Guest

    Re: Antivirus that does NOT require updates !!

    Paul_Lucy wrote:
    > I discovered something that I thought people here might be interested in.
    >
    > 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) :
    > http://www.invircible.com/papers/IV4Enterprise.pdf
    >
    > What do you think ?


    All modern anti-virus products (since the Fish / Whale polymorphic
    viruses were released into the wild in 1989/1990 (iirc)) have heuristic
    detection of viruses.
    Determining whether a program is a virus is as hard as the halting
    problem. (Google halting problem if you don't know that stuff - every
    good computer person should). Relying entirely on heuristics for
    anti-virus is provably stupid! :-)
    They might have some interesting new heuristics that could be integrated
    into other AV products at some point in future, but their buzword-filled
    nonsense whitepaper with no technical details makes me suspect that this
    is not the case.

    Alun Harford

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  10. #9


    Mr. Arnold Guest

    Re: Antivirus that does NOT require updates !!


    "Peter" <ex_brit@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:OreIjeS0HHA.5980@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Running two A/V will cause problems. It's Ok for A/S but not A/V.
    >


    I know this. It was a joke. However, I have seen people make posts in the AV
    NG(s) doing just that with no problems too, according to them.


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  11. #10


    Paul_Lucy Guest

    Re: Antivirus that does NOT require updates !!

    That's true, the user has to know enough about the system to be able to say
    to this software "yes, what you are pointing out is virus activity, delete
    it".

    It doesn't look like a home user could use it.
    ______________________________

    > 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.
    >




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