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Janus

Herdprotect for advanced users...

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Hello all :-)

 

I stumble over this second option scanner, and have been testing it out a bit (2-3 days), and I am somehow impressed. It has 68 scan engines, its name is HerdProtect, and you can see it as a tool much like Hitmannpro and Virustotal. Herdprotect does not remove antimalware-adware, so it's not a substitute for proper security at all. It's as said, a second opinion scanner. It's still beta software, and it produce, not much, but still too many false positives after my liking . So you have to have the ability to distinguish between, what is false positives and what could be malware before you use this software. I would say that this tool, is definitely for more advanced users, mainly because it still produce too many false positives. But it has a great potential, and will without doubt be a strong contender to Virustotal. The file download is about 2 mb, and if you run windows 8 or 8.1, then it will need, net framework 3.5 which it will download if you accept it, of course (it will take 3 to 5 minutes). If you explore their website a bit, you'll find a tab called "Knowledge Base". Here you are able, to upload file Hash - domain or URL/IP Addresses, , but it's not so complete as virustotal, and that's okay because Herdprotect hasn't been on the market for long. What is your thought about this tool and websites like these?, do they create more panic than they help  Link to HerdProtect. 

 

Regards Janus...have a splendid and malware free day :-)))

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Maybe it could be useful for some people, but not for me anyway. Perhaps it's just me but it feels like we have been flooded with similar tools and utilities for quite some time now. A new one popup every week :P To be a success it needs to have or be able to do something that non of the other ones can. Not sure that 68 engines is the answer to that. 

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I tried it out, the scan was not really quick as i imagined it to be. Hitman Pro is a little faster.

 

I noticed it doesn't really clean automatically, but it does allow you to open the folder location where the driver, executable, or dll extension exists.

SO it is definitely for advanced users.

 

I like it, and will use it for second opinions, but i agree on the FP being quite high due to the broad range of engines being used against.

 

Thanks Janus

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Nice second opinion scanner, thanks for the info :) 

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I tried it out, the scan was not really quick as i imagined it to be. Hitman Pro is a little faster.

 

I noticed ............SO it is definitely for advanced users.

 

I like it, and will use it for second opinions, but i agree on the FP being quite high due to the broad range of engines being used against.

 

Thanks Janus

Not for me-too much thinking involved and the FPs would drive me crazy. :wacko::blink:

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