All users should choose the security product they install on their PC based on the app’s performance, ease-of-use and protection efficiency. herdProtect is meant to strengthen any protection by scanning the host PC with several AV engines.
herdProtect installs smoothly on any computer and it automatically detects all the anti-malware utilities that keep viruses, trojans and other malicious components at bay. Since it is a second line of defense, it does not conflict with the existing security app as it merely complements its function.
Its graphic interface is intuitive and user-friendly as one simply needs to press a dedicated button to start scanning their PC for suspicious items.
herdProtect initially scans all running processes on the computer, then moves on to the in-depth analysis of all files, drivers and startup items.
Once the scanning is complete, all the results are displayed within a neatly organized list where detections are sorted according to their type, such as adware or inconclusive. For each listed record, users can review detailed information, along with herdProtect’s recommendation - some of the items might need to be removed immediately, while others could be harmless so they can be ignored.
Considering the main advantage of herdProtect is that it includes multiple antivirus engines, it will display the assessment of several of them for the detected items.
Additionally, herdProtect enables users to save the scan results to a separate TXT file so that they can analyze it at a later time or compare it with other scan reports.
All in all, those who want to make sure that no malware will be able to infect their PC or who simply do not fully trust their security app, can try herdProtect and check the status of their computer. However, since it is does not provide real-time protection or removal options, one should still keep their full antivirus application installed on the same PC.
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hello and welcome to another video I just came to know about a pretty interesting utility called herd protect I don't know if you guys have heard of this thing but well you can check out their website it's for protect calm and what they are is basically they've done I mean they've just combined all the anti-malware engines very similar to the way if our stole has and they scan your computer and give you a report so they don't actually remove any malware but they can show you the location of the file so you can just go and manually delete it and they scan your computer so it's a pretty neat idea to be honest because it's completely impractical to scan your entire hard disk using fire stole so this utility could become you know widespread to be used by people like me to scan you know PCs and they're infected and it would be really neat if it would come with some kind of cleaner as well but for the moment it doesn't clean anything but it scans and it gives you the entire report so obviously it's not great for novice users you can't just rely on this and start deleting files because you have to consider the possibilities of false positive so and this is meant for advanced users only at the moment but I hope to improve this tool and ultimately it'll become a full-fledged anti-malware you know removal tool which would be far more useful than what it is right now anyway so let's get started what I've done is I've got a system here that is pretty decently infected we've got a few files sitting on the hard drive as well as some they're running in memory and if we go to our process we'll can we can see over here we've got a mail or process this is also a malware process and I've decided to compare it with utility which is very similar that's we all know that it's hitman Pro it doesn't use 68 engines it just uses three or four and what it does is basically it does a cloud scan but it also has removal options so this is what it's found this is an executable as you can see it's Ronnie and these files are just sitting on the hard drive and these are running so I chose the files in different locations so that we can see which locations are basically included in the scan and how effectively it can scan because it can remove the file so it's pointless to you know just see what it can do if we don't you know put the files in different locations so I just want to see how deep their scanning is I mean how much files can they detect because it's a really big challenge to scan a hard disk with 68 antivirus scanners even though it's done in the cloud I know basing on your internet speed it might take a while and it's a really tough job so that's what I wanted to see how have they managed that how well has they managed that so let's take a look at the utility itself I think I've installed it let's see or to protect yep so it's a pretty simple installation so I didn't think I need I needed to go through it so you can just download it from this website and you can just install it and start it right away or you can install it as a portable you know paying and you can just run the executable so and this what it looks like it's fairly simple it doesn't give you any like options to choose what to scan so that's why I was more interested to see where the locations at scans so we've got a little Help button over here that just tells us the date of the release and future I'd like to see some more additions some more customizations because right now it's very limited it's not bad considering it's a first-time product I mean this the first release I guess so we'll just hit the big green Scan button and left her protect do its job okay so they have a welcome message great okay so now this is something which I find is you know not that great they say after the initial scan some items might be queued for additional scanning by the cloud services and you should rerun another herd protect scan shortly after this one so they're asking you to do two scans first you just scan the known files they get detected and the unknown files they're analyzed by their servers now I would like this to be done in real time like it's done in most other utilities however considering they're a small company that's just you know started out so you know I guess that's acceptable but again as I said I'm looking for more improvements in the future I really like this idea so I really hope you know this it just doesn't it just shouldn't end over here I'm really eager to see improvements in this product and let's see if it does its job in this case so we have to hit man for results and we'll just compare the herd protect results to this one so that might actually take a while because it's gonna scan at 68 engines so it's gonna need some time so I'll just pause the video and be back when it's done welcome back the scan just completed and it says it's found one unclassified malware this one in bracket four dot exe that was running in the system during the scan and it's caught by 35 engines so it recommends me to remove this immediately now if I click view it opens the folder where the file is located and I can just go ahead and delete it however first the rest of the stuff I mean this just one you can go and take a look at this file on their website as well basically just like Firestone but fairly disappointed with this because it has missed a lot of stuff as you can see there's only one detection and had been pro clearly shows us that we've got much more than that this the file had detected we've got these three files sitting over here so if it scanned this it should have scanned and caught these so it looks like the cloud is still not that effective and then we've got surfer dot exe and this one they're all funny thing about this is this is running in memory so if it's canned the memory should have caught that of course it's an adverb but still I mean hitman pro it just basically scans with the sixty-eight engine so it doesn't give you a report basing on the you know the intensity of the infection so if it's caught by hitman pro like clearly it is we've got BitDefender and Kaspersky flagging this so you know it just should have caught it if it's candid so it looks like their scan is really not that deep and it does skip out a lot of files so the cloud analysis really doesn't you know isn't implemented that well because quite clearly if you if you're scanning with the 68 engines you'll definitely catch these because these are caught by two of the engines which are included in your 68 and quite clearly did scan these locations we get it because it found this and this is in memory so it's not possible that it wouldn't scan the memory that's stupid so quite clearly the cloud scanning feature is not that well implemented so as I said a pretty decent idea but execution is lacking I mean the way it's done it's not done properly because quite clearly I don't know where the other pieces of malware went so right now only for advanced users now if users should probably stay away from a product like this because it's still not fully functional and it does give a lot of fun positives I mean I tried it on my own system and it came up with like five or six piece of malware which were all false positive so it has a long way to go I really like the idea I hope they make some improvements and you know this this idea will go a long way we'll definitely see better products with the similar idea but maybe the implementation is just too difficult I mean it's really hard but I first heard of this I was like shocked how can you scan with 68 engines and it's can fairly fast to be honest considering that it's can with 68 engines but quite clearly the method they're using is not foolproof they're not really giving you the power of 68 engines and this because quite clearly it missed a lot of stuff so hope you guys enjoyed this short little video I know I've not made a video since a long time and since you really apologize for that just keep following the security peace security channel and I'll give you more updates I'm planning on some more you know tests with some real time protection anti-malware products so I hope you guys enjoyed this short little video have a nice day and feel free to comment on it and give me any updates when you know we get a new program from her protect or whatever so thanks for watching and have a good day
|File Size: 2.4 MB||Downloads: 7236|
|Added: Sep 22nd 2014||
User rating: 3.0
Company: Reason Software Company Inc.
|Supported Operating System: Win XP, Win XP 64 bit, Win Vista, Win Vista 64 bit, Win 7, Win 7 64 bit, Win 8, Win 8 64 bit|