An Alternative to The Popular AV's

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Legendkiller, Aug 15, 2006.

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  1. Legendkiller

    Legendkiller Registered Member

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    Well,i am growing tired of the same names-norton,mcafee,bitdefender,eset,avg,avast,kaspersky...
    Are there any other AV's i can try?
     
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    antivir, vba, dr. web, clamwin, f-prot, norman, sophos, trend micro, etc.

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  3. Legendkiller

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    i have tried pc-cillin/f-secure/antivir...
    what about dr.web/f-prot/vba..which one of them is better?
     
  4. sosaiso

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    f-prot! It ran fairly light when I tried it out [way back when], and supposedly detections has increased a lot. I haven't tried it out lately so I can't verify.
     
  5. WSFuser

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    f-prot (version 3) is one of the lightest antivirus available, but if u decide to try, realize that theres very little options to tweak.

    dr. web is supposedly light and it isnt half bad.

    and vba, well ive never tried it.
     
  6. Legendkiller

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    well i presume f-prot 6 will be the next version,how good is that beta?
     
  7. WSFuser

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    it uses a bit more memory than version 3 but its still light. theres also a new gui and u can finally tweak the realtime scanner for winxp (and win2000?).
     
  8. duke1959

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    I Like Antivir Legendkiller, and have stuck with it for awhile now. For someone like myself who enjoys trying different AV's, this says alot for Antivir. The reason I have stuck with it so far is because I think it is easy to use, and if you trust the AV Comparitives, has great detection rates. Lately however, it is also because I like that I can set it to update in the morning, and again in the evening witout the nag screen so many complain about. I did this using the Free Version of Kerio Firewall 4.2.3 with it's Application Behavior Blocking. I simply set it to deny avnotify exe. that is responsible for the pop up Notifier Window (nag screen)that happens during updates. Anyway, I know how you feel, so I won't push Antivr on you. LOLOLO Take care.
     
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  9. Legendkiller

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    yes antivir is damn good,but i will try f-prot first.
     
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    Why are you growing "tired of the same names" if they work?
     
  11. Legendkiller

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    not that i am tired of them performance wise,just as a die-hard security product tester i wanted to try a few more..
     
  12. Bob D

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    They are all solid proggies that run fairly light. Vba32 may be slightly heavier (?).
    I would guess that Drweb, Vba32 have slightly better detection, but F-prot pundits seem to be banking on F-prot's detection rates soon improving.
    Check out Drweb, Vba32 forums (don't know about an F-prot forum), find out what users like / dislike about each.
    http://vba32.de/wbb2/index.php
    http://forum.drweb.com/
    Download and "kick the tires" of one(s) that pique your interests.
    I don't think you can go wrong with any of them.
    A lot of the decision is based on personal preferences / how each runs on your particular box.

    Cheers
     
  13. Legendkiller

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    thanks all,for all the help.
    meanwhile how good does vba32 and dr.web score on the testso_O
     
  14. WSFuser

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    dr. web got standard in the on-demand test but advanced on the proactive.

    vba did the worst in on-demand test (not even standard; it just has a grey bar?) but then it got advanced in the proactive test.

    u can just view the http://www.av-comparatives.org site and check the tests yourself.
     
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  16. Legendkiller

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    sorry i didn't find anything special with either dr.web or vba32,i will probably stick to legendary NIS 2006.
    In the end i feel the picnic didn't go too well,back to the office.
     
  17. RejZoR

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    Well sorry but i don't have a slightest idea what the hell are you even looking for. If you want something new and unpopular, then use VirIt eXplorer Pro or S-Cop or something. But then it's the same (and worse) than just not use any AV at all...
     
  18. WSFuser

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    legendkiller another antivirus u can try is viruscape. its pretty light but i dont know how the detection is.
     
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    o_O

    I think that's why so many here like them. Nothing special other than superior detection / functionality. They care not about looking pretty. Substance over style.

    If you like NIS, that's fine. It does offer excellent protection.
     
  20. dw2108

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    You forgot Abacre AV, which detects less than 2% of the test virii and which is touted by its creator as being used by NASA, The White House, and many more! I think that it's cost is about 30 bucks US for something that does nothing.

    Dave

    PS: I think, IBK reviewed Abacre AV. It was definitely someone expert in AVs who posts here.
     
  21. WSFuser

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    in addition they even recommend u run at least two antivirus.
    :rolleyes: :ouch: :gack: :cautious: :blink:
     
  22. CloneRanger

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    Abacre AV

    It doesn't say that their antivirus is used by any of these companys.

    Major clients of Abacre, SARL. Here is uncomplete list of some major companies using software of Abacre, SARL.: http://www.abacre.com/clients.htm

    The statement is generic towards their software, so it could be any of the products listed.

    The awards listed only mention Advanced Find and Replace. http://www.abacre.com/afr/awards.htm

    I don't think i would use their antivirus though.
     
  23. dw2108

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    On the issue of Abacre AV clients, I STAND CORRECTED! BUT VOTE FOR ABACRE!

    Dave/(2^(1/2) - 1)
     
  24. Legendkiller

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    hang-on guys!
    i just wanted to try a different AV for some time and in my view i found them not that good to make a switch over..
    i can't understand the suggestions on "not using any AV...and substance over looks..."
    i just wanted to try somethig new and i generally use nod32 on my office pc,which i think has more substance than looks...
    Anyhow,thanks everyone for their contribution...I am off.
     
  25. YeOldeStonecat

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    Step up to a different level...look at home made UTM appliances (unified threat management). Build an IPCop router..and install the add-on called Copfilter. Or another distro that's my current favorite that I've used for a while...Endian. It's a transparent proxy..that scans web/pop3/smtp/ftp traffic seamlessly for virus/malware/spam, etc. By default they use ClamAV for antivirus..you can add other modules like F-Prot.

    What I like about this..is you get a full real time traffic scanner...that is running on your router...so it's an added layer of security for your PC..wait..no..for you entire network. Running by itself..so not conflicting with the antivirus on your PC.

    And oh yes you can really lock down outbound traffic. And intrusion detection via snort.

    It's some cool stuff! :thumb:
    Take a peek at features... http://copfilter.org/docu.php#intro
     
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