F-PROT Antivirus for Windows

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  • 2.0 stars

    "F-PROT Failed to PROTect"

    May 26, 2012  |   By JayGullen

    Pros

    Simple GUI
    Good Scanning speed
    Very low CPU usage

    Cons

    Relies heavily on Signatures
    No heuristic/behavioral engine

    Summary

    Versus zero day malware testing it performed poorly. Detecting 3/32. Two of those was detected during full scanning. They said it has a heuristic engine but I never was notified by the AV or prompted to block or allow anything. Needs to improve dramatically in this area if it does has one.

    BOTTOMLINE: Try something else if you're considering on buying an AV.

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  • Reply by tjraptis on July 24, 2013

    F-Prot does have heuristics engines. The two that I have seen are called Eldorado and Maximus. Please do research before reviewing a product.

  • Reply by olofkr on June 14, 2012

    Hi JayGullen!
    We are so happy that you commented on our product so we could get a chance to better explain our antivirus technology. The reliability and effectiveness of the technology is made possible by its signature-based malware detection, heuristic rules and emulation algorithms, and up-to-date virus signature files. You mention a very interesting point, that some AV companies warn users before using heuristic rules for malware detection. This is not the case with F-PROT Antivirus. Heuristic rules have been a part of the engine technology since 1991 and our heuristic rules are thoroughly tested with low false positive rate. Furthermore, we have designed our software so that it is unobtrusive and automatic. That is why you do not have to approve heuristic scans. We hope that you will give F-PROT Antivirus another shot and remember to contact us if you have any questions or need assistance.

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