Ahnlab V3 Lite - Free South Korean Antivirus

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by sg09, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2002
    Posts:
    6,679
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Sad for you. I enjoy trying new things, even if I have all I need. I guess that's why I have so many ukuleles.
     
  2. guest

    guest Guest

    @bellgamin to me AV are just waste of time and resources, not worth using if you have decent knowledge. However I don't mind testing new software based on more efficient mechanisms (sandboxes, anti-exe, SRP etc...) but AV, no thanks unless I work for a vendor like I did in the past.
     
  3. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2002
    Posts:
    6,679
    Location:
    Hawaii
    guest, I emphasized the "if" in your statement quoted above. Not everyone has as much security know-how as you do.

    In fact, most of the people I know have never even heard of the kind of security apps listed in your signature, much less those apps listed in Wilders "other anti-malware software" forum. Most of those folks are getting by just fine with only the AV & firewall that came pre-installed on their computer when they bought it.

    If AVs were as useless as some folks seem to think, then there would be a great outcry for AVs to be replaced. OSArmor, AppGuard, Voodoo Shield, et alia, would have mass-market appeal, and HIPS such as Malware Defender would still be around instead of moribund. But the dead are dead & the niche market is still niche, & part of the reason is that, for the preponderance of everyday users, AVs are NOT just a waste of time. In fact, many "AVs" are no longer merely "AVs" -- they have grown & improved & become multi-faceted protection. Moreover, they are still growing & improving.

    I am firmly convinced that ahnlab's V3 is very much a part of the group of AVs that are no longer mere AVs, & that V3 is diligently seeking to improve itself. I believe V3 & every new &/or improved security app deserves a careful review by the knowledgeable denizens here at Wilders, instead of just summarily writing them off as a waste of time. I am convinced that there are several security apps that have gotten better because of what the more advanced users of these forums have contributed by actually using those nascent security apps, & by offering positive, objective comments for their improvement.
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019
  4. lofac

    lofac Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2018
    Posts:
    125
    Location:
    .
    This applies as well to the software you use based on your signature. It's all just pure paranoia.
    IMO, the only thing that is worth using for a knowledgeable person is a firewall control.
    like using a HIPS module is just a huge pain and a waste of time, because in most cases if you deny access for a specific system call for a program, it will crash, meaning you don't get to use it, so on...

    I agree with bellgamin, AVs are not useless nor they're a waste of time.
     
  5. guest

    guest Guest

    Please don't mix me with those paranoid freaks using 4 AVs and 20 extensions, if you knew me better, you would know I'm a tester, so I love to test combos. More for fun than protection.
    If I didn't, I would be just as fine using my Win10 enterprise, toying with GP and SRP/Applocker.
    But lately I'm more on Linux than Windows, windows is still used because of my work.

    Not even needed, I used to block all outgoing connections and manually create rules on the fly. Things like binisoft WFC are just more convenient.

    That if you don't know what you are doing, anyway HIPS are not my favorite (note than ReHIPS isn't a HIPS but a sandbox program).

    AV as single scanner are obsolete, it is why all of them are coupled with BB or HIPS or sandboxes and other webfilters. Remove the scanner the system would be protected just fine. It is a fact.
    The real time scanner will just reduce the user decision part (hence why beginners get the most from it) but at the price of potential false-positives.

    Personally, I prefer SRPs above all, I create my policy, and it block all things I don't explicitly allow. No prompts, no false positives, no system slowdown.
    There is no better mechanism at the moment. But it is not for everyone.
     
  6. guest

    guest Guest

    Of course, I don't deny that, why the "if", sadly average joe doesn't have the time nor the will to learn more.

    Some are niche, others are corporate only, but all have one common thing, they require knowledge of the system, and since the masses don't have it, AV will still be popular, not because they are so efficient but because people can't handle more sophisticated mechanisms.

    I still stand to my point, if you can handle the prompts of an AV with BB/HIPS, you would realize then that you don't need the AV module anymore (unless you like or feel safer with them) and you can use more refined softs like SRP, anti-exe, pure HIPS, etc...
    That was my path.
     
Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.