What is the problem with Mozilla and Cylance?

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Post Posted August 21st, 2019, 12:32 am

therube wrote:So question Cylance to see if in fact their reason for marking FF as "unsafe" is in fact simply a matter of it being packed with UPX?

(Heh. With Firefox Setup 52.9.0esr_x86.exe "compressing" it with UPX results in a .20% size reduction.) ... /detection

If I then decompress it (using UPX), getting rid if the UPX packing, it then complains about the 7-zip SFX (self extractor). ... /detection

Suppose you're not going to win with Cylance :-).

I know now why is the problem now, about that stupid FP and Cylance

I am going to win against Cylance about this issue, you will see :twisted:



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Post Posted August 21st, 2019, 6:59 am ... -antivirus mentions in their Cylance review "Not included in regular independent lab tests. No protection against fraudulent or malicious URLs. Lacks additional protection layers found in many competitors."

I suggest you get something mainstream. Personally, I recently uninstalled BitDefender and now rely upon Windows Defender after reported earlier this month that "The most recent test on AV-Test, an independent test site for security solutions, awarded Windows Defender Antivirus a perfect score. Microsoft's security program got the perfect score in protection, performance, and usability."

If you're using Cylance because it supposedly does a better job of detecting malware than most anti-virus scanners do, I suggest you consider using MalwareBytes anti-malware , Emsisoft Anti-Malware or Zemana AntiMalware to supplement a mainstream anti-virus scanner.


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Post Posted August 22nd, 2019, 1:23 am

Defender is very good. Have it on five pc's and it just works. Having had to chisel Viruses of peoples computers over the years using McAfee and Symantec/norton it makes a nice change to have something that basically comes pre-installed and works
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