Most users do not need to worry about
technology solutions the developers used to create the final
application. But sometimes, the technology represents such
advantages and/or revolutionary approaches, which changes
the programs reliability or ability in a radical way.
Typical examples can be found in the
new technologies we used to create AVG 6.0 Anti-Virus System.
We think these new technologies are very important and we
would like to describe to you more about them.
Older, Less Reliable Approach
All existing anti-virus programs
until now have been using several completely separate programs
bundled together into an anti-virus solution (see the picture
the program modules are developed separately and usually in
different programming languages, some are better than others
are, even though they all come in the same box. For example,
maybe the on-demand scanner's AV engine will catch a virus
that the e-mail scanner's AV engine would miss. In any case
such a structure does not offer its user the best possible
New AVG Revolutionary Approach
In the new AVG 6.0 approach,
each of AVG's components does not have its own AV engine.
Instead, there is a single, central engine, AVG
Active Modular Core, that each of the main components
Using AVG's new approach, the
various scanners can't become unsynchronized with respect
to finding viruses because they are all sharing the same scanning
engine. As the engine is updated with new capabilities, then
all the scanners will get that benefit automatically. Also
there is only one AV database. Another advantage of using
a single engine is that there is only one synergistic AV development
team that reduces time wasted duplicating each other's efforts
across several different engines resulting in substantially
increased software reliability. Healing viruses shares the
Since a single, centralized engine
does all healing, there is no difference in the healing capabilities
for each different scanner (except for some practical limitations
shared by all AV programs).
Using AVG Testing Engine in 3-rd
Active Modular Core is also available as an embedded AV
engine - giving software and firmware developers the ability
to offer their customers 'virus free' products. Thanks to
the AVG Active Modular Core's unique structure, the AVG anti-virus
engine is ready to support any third party application by
our own AVG API libraries.
Looking forward, it's not hard
to imagine your archival software scanning your data before
it is zipped to insure it's virus free. Or what about your
backup program scanning your files before they are saved?
The possibilities to substantially eliminate the threat of
virus infection are virtually now unlimited.