Security Software Antivirus Software Moon Secure Antivirus

Moon Secure Antivirus 2.2.2.165 Beta for Windows

by Moon Secure AV

Avg. Rating 4.1 (73 votes)

File Details

File Size 24.3 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows 2000/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 4,470
Publisher Moon Secure AV
Homepage Moon Secure Antivirus

Publisher's Description

Moon Secure Antivirus is an opensource antivirus currently using the clamav engine due to fast response time and huge AV database. It aims to be the best Free Antivirus for Windows under GPL license. On access, on Exec scanner and rootkits preventions plus features from Commercial Antivirus applications.

Latest Reviews

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v2.2.2.165 Beta on Jul 6, 2009

Ah what the frick, I'll DLl it and give it a shot. Let you know what I think after.

Update: when running the application uses about 100 megs of ram, seems a little steep. Other than that it seems fine, update worked fine, installed quick, caught the test viruses fine. Just work on the memory issue and this might go somewhere.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.2.2.160 Beta on Feb 28, 2008

clamwin is not realtime-duhh. Gui is now much cleaner and update process is more robust. Apparently the date is now the current version identifier (previous versions were confounding). For a virus smackdown that's fine by me.
no vista support yet? no, that's fine by me too.

shanepitman

shanepitman reviewed v2.2.2.160 Beta on Feb 28, 2008

Very inefficient and unprofessional. If you're going to use a Windows AV solution that uses ClamAV as it's basis. why not use ClamWin?

imajeff

imajeff reviewed v2.2.2.158 on Jan 14, 2008

I hope that using clamav makes up for what it lacks in the interface.

- It froze when scanning all files (not ziped). I found it was hanging on "zdone.dat", from Symantec. Renaming the file avoided the hangup. Strange, it must half-way think it's done when given that filename.

- I was afraid by the terrible english in dialogs. Any hacker could mimic that from whatever country!

- I tried to temporarily disable realtime scanning. Obviously there are reasons for this option. Instead, it gave me a dialog saying it is not a good idea, and refused to do what I asked !

+ After uninstalling Symantec AV, it completed a "deep" scan without trouble (though it didn't detect anything). I'm happy then. Of course I also installed w32.clamav.net for completeness.

+ I like the frequent updates.

Overall, I like this product. I hope to see more bug fixes, but I found acceptable workarounds.

godzila

godzila reviewed v2.1.1.150 Beta on Dec 19, 2007

portable kasperksy its nice great

DoHickey

DoHickey reviewed v2.1.1.150 Beta on Dec 19, 2007

Good lord, system recovery here I come!

Galifray

Galifray reviewed v2.1.1.148 on Dec 5, 2007

I gave this little bugger (pun intended) a whirl. I stopped counting the spelling errors at twelve, but that is not the reason for the 2 rating I give it. It may use ClamAV, but it uses it poorly. I could not pause a scan, only abort. Also, it hung up on its deep scan plus archive setting on one of the I386 files. It spent over an hour (yes, I gave it the chance) on just one file, and it wasn't even a large one.
Also, it crashed and wanted to phone home using Outlook Express. I guess I am spoiled by Mozilla which has a built in crash report system.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.1.1.144 on Nov 4, 2007

I haven't yet rebooted yet but It seems more proficient. love the tray icon and it's very powerful user friendly interface. This seems to be THE awesome ap to protect a pc.
Thanks to all the devs. Open Source is the only way to go (with some goodies thrown in)
had to to give a one on last review cause of the boot prob. I am sure this has been fixed.
I have it set to scan only the exe etc files with heuristic on. love it

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.0.0.139 on Oct 26, 2007

Sad to say but it sucks. Simply because every time you boot it acts as if something went wrong and it pops up and gives a lame message and then you have to close it manually (to tray).
I'll just stick with clamwin. It's not realtime but I aint worried as I have intelligent browsing habits.
Get rid of the "moon secure from space" bs and fix the thing so you can boot correctly. Gui needs some serious work as it is 3rd grader material.
BTW, I scanned a folder and it took almost 2 hours to finish. whatever

spiked

spiked reviewed v2.0.0.138 on Oct 18, 2007

2.0 is a disappointment. When 1.0.0.132 was released, we were told that the Vista "workaround" would only be needed until the "next release." Well, the next release came but we're still working around Vista. And don't bother checking CVS for the "open source" because the 2.0 source isn't there. I don't mind the fact that tarballs are not provided, but how can you have an open source "release" without checking the source code into your source control system? The FAQ says "Currently this is a community supported project..." but how can it be supported by a "community" when the source is being kept secret by the primary developer?

Avg. Rating 4.1 (73 votes)
Your Rating
Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v2.2.2.165 Beta on Jul 6, 2009

Ah what the frick, I'll DLl it and give it a shot. Let you know what I think after.

Update: when running the application uses about 100 megs of ram, seems a little steep. Other than that it seems fine, update worked fine, installed quick, caught the test viruses fine. Just work on the memory issue and this might go somewhere.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.2.2.160 Beta on Feb 28, 2008

clamwin is not realtime-duhh. Gui is now much cleaner and update process is more robust. Apparently the date is now the current version identifier (previous versions were confounding). For a virus smackdown that's fine by me.
no vista support yet? no, that's fine by me too.

shanepitman

shanepitman reviewed v2.2.2.160 Beta on Feb 28, 2008

Very inefficient and unprofessional. If you're going to use a Windows AV solution that uses ClamAV as it's basis. why not use ClamWin?

imajeff

imajeff reviewed v2.2.2.158 on Jan 14, 2008

I hope that using clamav makes up for what it lacks in the interface.

- It froze when scanning all files (not ziped). I found it was hanging on "zdone.dat", from Symantec. Renaming the file avoided the hangup. Strange, it must half-way think it's done when given that filename.

- I was afraid by the terrible english in dialogs. Any hacker could mimic that from whatever country!

- I tried to temporarily disable realtime scanning. Obviously there are reasons for this option. Instead, it gave me a dialog saying it is not a good idea, and refused to do what I asked !

+ After uninstalling Symantec AV, it completed a "deep" scan without trouble (though it didn't detect anything). I'm happy then. Of course I also installed w32.clamav.net for completeness.

+ I like the frequent updates.

Overall, I like this product. I hope to see more bug fixes, but I found acceptable workarounds.

godzila

godzila reviewed v2.1.1.150 Beta on Dec 19, 2007

portable kasperksy its nice great

DoHickey

DoHickey reviewed v2.1.1.150 Beta on Dec 19, 2007

Good lord, system recovery here I come!

Galifray

Galifray reviewed v2.1.1.148 on Dec 5, 2007

I gave this little bugger (pun intended) a whirl. I stopped counting the spelling errors at twelve, but that is not the reason for the 2 rating I give it. It may use ClamAV, but it uses it poorly. I could not pause a scan, only abort. Also, it hung up on its deep scan plus archive setting on one of the I386 files. It spent over an hour (yes, I gave it the chance) on just one file, and it wasn't even a large one.
Also, it crashed and wanted to phone home using Outlook Express. I guess I am spoiled by Mozilla which has a built in crash report system.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.1.1.144 on Nov 4, 2007

I haven't yet rebooted yet but It seems more proficient. love the tray icon and it's very powerful user friendly interface. This seems to be THE awesome ap to protect a pc.
Thanks to all the devs. Open Source is the only way to go (with some goodies thrown in)
had to to give a one on last review cause of the boot prob. I am sure this has been fixed.
I have it set to scan only the exe etc files with heuristic on. love it

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.0.0.139 on Oct 26, 2007

Sad to say but it sucks. Simply because every time you boot it acts as if something went wrong and it pops up and gives a lame message and then you have to close it manually (to tray).
I'll just stick with clamwin. It's not realtime but I aint worried as I have intelligent browsing habits.
Get rid of the "moon secure from space" bs and fix the thing so you can boot correctly. Gui needs some serious work as it is 3rd grader material.
BTW, I scanned a folder and it took almost 2 hours to finish. whatever

spiked

spiked reviewed v2.0.0.138 on Oct 18, 2007

2.0 is a disappointment. When 1.0.0.132 was released, we were told that the Vista "workaround" would only be needed until the "next release." Well, the next release came but we're still working around Vista. And don't bother checking CVS for the "open source" because the 2.0 source isn't there. I don't mind the fact that tarballs are not provided, but how can you have an open source "release" without checking the source code into your source control system? The FAQ says "Currently this is a community supported project..." but how can it be supported by a "community" when the source is being kept secret by the primary developer?

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.0.0.138 on Oct 18, 2007

As long as you overwrite completely the previous version it starts and runs fine. About screen now tells you about Moon and NOT your own pc.

slimscraggle

slimscraggle reviewed v2.0.0.138 on Oct 17, 2007

I applaud the developers of this software for... well... developing this software and in no way wish to discourage their efforts. Still, I have a lot of complaints. The gui is sadly lacking in options, primarily I'd like a way to turn off the prompt to scan every external media every time I insert it. Also it's in no way light on resources. On my other two machines I use AVG free and NOD32 and both are considerably lighter on both memory and cpu usage. Maybe this uses less than Norton or McAfee but that's not saying much. I've been using the previous version (1.0.0.132) for about a week and decided to uninstall before upgrading to this version. I used the uninstall from the start menu (the only entry the software actually placed there), not only did it leave files behind (at least the uninstaller told me it left files behind) but after rebooting I got an error message about the missing files. The uninstaller had left entries both in MSCONFIG and in Services, fortunately I made a full image backup prior to installing. As for CLAMAV's detection rate it's something of a catch-22. It's not likely to get much better until more users start using it, but more users aren't likely to start using it until it gets better. I can't recommend this software for anyone who doesn't have a spare/test box but hope anyone who can continue to test it will.

Ian C.

Ian C. reviewed v1.0.0.132 on Oct 11, 2007

I would be excited seeing this app, except for the fact that the Clam AV engine has mediocre detection rates at best. However, once Clam AV shows a good bit of improvement, I'll definitely give this a go.

pohlman

pohlman reviewed v1.0.0.132 on Oct 11, 2007

I haven't encountered a virus in years with any other antivirus so I can't tell you how it would fare under high risk conditions, but this is the simplest and least obtrusive and resource intensive one I've seen yet. If you've been waiting for Clam AV to come with real-time scanning I don't see any reason to wait any more.

spiked

spiked reviewed v1.0.0.132 on Oct 11, 2007

Doesn't yet support Vista (promised for the next release) and isn't entirely open source (uses 1 closed source library from madshi.net but with permission).

Releases have been slow during the past year, but the author appears to be speeding up. If you want real-time scanning with the ClamAV engine and can't keep waiting forever for ClamWin to get it done, MoonAV and Spyware Terminator are the only options available.

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