56kb modem friendly AVs list?

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  1. bloggingpig

    bloggingpig Registered Member

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    Hi, searched a bit but still can't find a recent list of AVs that work well over a 56kb modem-esp. with small updates. Don't want one that never manages to update itself before the next update rolls out. Shouldn't affect web surfing speed much while updating. Naturally, top-notch protection desired, so forget about AVs that fall low on vb100's rap chart.
    http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/rap-index.xml
     
  2. VectorFool

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    Avira has minuscule updates
    if i were in your place, i would choose Avira
     
  3. ViVek

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    Webroot, Panda Cloud or Kingsoft Antivirus
     
  4. VectorFool

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    Webroot and Panda or any cloud AV would take up a portion of the bandwidth constantly, so they might not be suitable in this case
     
  5. quanzi_1507

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    Maybe you should consider using antiviruses that offers offline updates which you can download from another machine that isn't restricted on bandwidth and manually apply on your machine.
     
  6. Bodhitree

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    F-Prot is the best bet, cloud solutions are NOT the best bet with bandwidth limitations. So that eliminates Webroot. Kingsoft and Panda.
     
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    Dr.Web used to have pretty small updates back in the day. I'm not sure how that is now.
     
  8. PrevxHelp

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    There is no constant connection to the cloud required with WSA, and the bandwidth used is very low compared to signature updates.
     
  9. Trooper

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    How is F-Prot these days by the way?
     
  10. Noob

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    Wow dial up, i really thought i was one of the DSL/Cable late adopters. :D
    Maybe you could try an AV-less setup and then have a good AV for On-Demand scans.
     
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  11. RejZoR

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    Very poor at best...
     
  12. ams963

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    @PrevxHelp
    Exactly.:thumb:
     
  13. ams963

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    @Noob
    You talking about my connection and setup?....:D
     
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    TrendMicro Titanium is the way to go.;)
     
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    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Small updates of only the most prominent malware, and hitman pro on-demand scans.
     
  17. javagreen

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    Spot on :thumb:
     
  18. ComputerSaysNo

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    Yup MBAM is the one. Who is still using a 56kbs modem o_O
     
  19. kjdemuth

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    Appguard and ShadowDefender. No Av needed.
     
  20. The Hammer

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    MBAM is not an Av replacement.
     
  21. The Hammer

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    Thats not answering the question.
     
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    People that has no better solution in their area.
     
  23. AVusah

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    Let me go fetch my time machine and see what I had on my Windows 98 computer.
     
  24. cheater87

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    I'd go with Avast. It even has a dial up option under updates in settings.
     
  25. Taliscicero

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    Anti-Malware / Malware, Malware = Broad range including Anti-Virus. You could be surprised to know MBAM is the top performer in rogue/spy-ware detection and out-performs many normal Anti-Virus programs, hence why youtube testers use it to do after checks.
     
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