February 16th, 2006, 12:20 AM
New Antivirus Software Viruscape 2006 - Indep Review
VIRUSCAPE 2006 REVIEW
DEVELOPED BY TERA INNOVATIONS
http://www.terainnovations.com/ - Home Page
http://forum.viruscape.com/ - Forum
INSTALLATION: -Installation went very smoothed and fast with no problems. After installation viruscape asked to update definition files. What is interesting no re-boot is required after installation as most other antivirus softwares require.
Memory Consumption - This was very impressive, I did a reboot and my resources were holding at 94%, this is the highest that I have tested so far. For older computers this is a plus factor as the footprint is very small.
Incredmental Updater - Updating from Viruscape Server is very fast and often as requaired. This feature can be tweaked from withing the main interface. As of the review the data base contains over 192,000 virus definitions and growing.
SCAN ENGINE - I ran a complete scan of my C Drive which took a total of 13 minutes and scanned 45,519 files. (prior to scan I place 5 nasties from my collection on my hard drive ) to determine detection capability, viruscape detected them all and provided a window showing the path of the infection. You are given a option to double click on the virus and delete it. The scan engine is extremely fast and performs well.
MAIN GUI - When you open the main gui the following information is provided.
Last system scan - Force Field Enabled/or Not = Date of last update and Self Integrity
At a quick glance your able to determine if everything is running ok.
There are four tabs at the left to choose from:
A. ) Scan Files - You have 3 options to choose from scan full system - scan memory and scan a folder.
B.) Update - This will enable you to update your files manually
C.) Options - Opening this feature you can tweak the various functions of Viruscape and taylor them to your needs.
D.) Help - This opens another window explaining in detail the varions features of Viruscape and support contacts.
The Main GUI is very easy to use for the novice user and advanced user.
DETECTION CAPABILTIY - This has to be determined yet. So far to date viruscape has detected every virus sample I have placed on my hard drive. Virus's ITW will determine how well and effective viruscape is. Over the next few weeks I'll be able to determine this area.
The 3 features that I would like to see in the next version is:
1.) Email Scanner
2.) Quaranteen Feature
Viruscape is the new kid on the block. My first impression is positive and this software has great potential. Tera Innovations has set its goals high and is commited to excellence in this area. One commitment it has offered to the public is free updates for life, no charge yearly. What other antivius software offers this now??? My recommendation is to form your own opinion about Viruscape and post your thoughts and opinions on their forum as shown above. The staff at Viruscape is commited in providing the best in antiviruis software and customer support