a-squared celebrates its 5th anniversary

Yesterday was the fifth birthday of a-squared, one of the whizz kids of the anti virus business. The program started as a simple anti spyware tool and got better over time since it grew up to be a full virus scanner. As this is a reason to celebrate, emsisoft sells the product for 5 EUR during the next 4 days.

But what about reliability? I have checked the scanner for you and got the results right here: My complete malware collection got wiped out. The reason for that fantastic result is the scan engine of ikarus targeting the common malware.

Regarding new and unknown programs, you’re never left alone due to the central database of binaries which are getting whitelisted if found.

So now all that’s left to say is Happy Birthday, a-squared. Good work.

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3 Responses

  1. Toei Rei says:

    Wusstest du, dass die Ikarus Engine ‘made in Austria’ ist?

  2. Stargazer says:

    Ja – Du weißt ja, dass ich in der Branche einiges an Material verschicke.

    Ikarus ist nebenbei derzeit eine der besten Single-Scanner Engines auf dem Markt – und das trotz mangelndem internationalen Feedback, da sie fast ausschließlich in Österreich verkauft wurde. Das sollte sich aber jetzt mit Emsisoft im Rücken schnell ändern.

  3. Toei Rei says:

    Dir in solchen Themen was Neues zu erzählen ist ja echt schwer…

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