Antivirus interface(s) [Opinion]

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  1. dan_maran

    dan_maran Registered Member

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    In your opinion which antivirus present or older had the best interface?

    I know this sounds like a "spam" topic but to me this is very important, I am
    extremely dissatisfied with the interfaces of todays antivirus solutions and
    figured out that this is the major factor driving me away from the top
    antivirus programs of today.

    I would like to know which was/is your favorite and why.
    Post a link to a screen if you can.

    Personally I loved the original Avira Desktop for Windows style interface.
    It had a good color scheme, polished icons and a simple yet powerful menu system.

    http://www.zer0-tec.net/uploads/ADW.guard.jpg
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    i think id have to go for KAV/KIS as well, though GUI isnt very important to me.
     
  4. lucas1985

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    F-Prot: very simple
    NOD 32: all the options you could ever want
     
  5. farmerlee

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    I quite like the nod32 interface.
     
  6. Graystoke

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    I have to go with the KAV/KIS 6 interface. A close second, maybe Bullguard.
     
  7. rdsu

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    NOD32! But should be simplified for simple users, and they will change on the incoming version...
     
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    I like best the interfaces with tabs like the one BitDefender has, it' easier to browse for the options. Another interface that I find very good for me is the ZoneAlarm interface, it's no antivirus but it looks good and clean ;)

    I somewhat like Nod's interface, but I think it is to crowded. Another think that I like at BitDefender is that you can drag'n'drop a file into quarantine. And it comes in 2 colours :)
     

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    Trial BIS 10 before, I think it's the nicest looking interface among those listed in jotti's scanner. But it's firewall should have more options.
     
  10. lodore

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    @EsoxLucius
    I like the bitdefender interface as well.
    i like the activity bar and the face you can drag files in to it to scan them.
    so kaspersky interface and bitdefender are my two fav interfaces.
    lodore
     
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    Personally, I would vote for F-Prot, the current version 6, as having a very pleasing interface. Simple lines, pleasant colors, not cluttered. I also very much like their icon (blue circle enclosing white, stylized symbols or letters).
    Nothing complex about it.:)
     
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    I really am not that concerned with the interface because I do not look at it that much, but I do like the KIS/KAV 6 interface.
     
  13. lodore

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    theres one simple thing i would like changed about the kis/kav interface.
    a way of closing the protection tab.
    so you can just have protection,scan and service showing without the file av,mail av etc showing all the time.
    I mean collapse the protection tab at the side.
    because you dont always need them showing.
    i guess thats me being a bit picky.
    lodore
     
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    I think that if the developers would do an interactive interface with colapsing or all sorts of animated menu or highly customizable interface will do more damage. The memory consumtion shall be larger when the interface is broght up and surelly the size on disk will be larger.
     
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    I look at the interface more than I should probably but that is a deciding factor for me.

    What I look for in an interface along with support, detection, prevention, etc:
    1. Easy to look at and distinguish program interface color and setup that looks finished.
    1a. A tabular interface is great IF it is designed and utilized well
    2. Descriptive meanings next to each option, not a book but a enough to know what it does.
    2a. Well structured and documented help file to compliment #2
    3. Expert or Advanced settings that aren't buried so deep I need a spelunking helmet.
     
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    I prefer Avast! interface, because i have it, it must be the best:thumb: :rolleyes:
     
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    I like F-Prot, and particularly VBA32.
    Substance over style.
    Everything succinctly layed out.
    All that I need. No more, no less.
     
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    For me, the best interface in an AV was (in no specific order):

    1) AVIRA Desktop for Windows (very nice)
    2) Virus Chaser (Koreans *really* know how to make a good interface :))
    3) Panda Titanium (it looks "cute")
    4) Trend Micro (they've had a great interface since 2002)
    5) BitDefender (pretty nice, but could use more colour schemes)
     
  19. C.S.J

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    hmm interfaces,

    i think symantec have always set the standard for interface design,

    and i think nod32 has set the standard for the most complicated for finding settings, unless you know what your doing.

    id love to say dr.web is the best interface, but i just cant. lol
     
  20. lodore

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    @C.S.J,
    personaly I think the symantec norton interface is horriblem its mainly a marketing devise for which Norton products you do and do not have.
    macafee do the same thing.
    lodore
     
  21. tec505

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    Very nice and easy to navigate BD, KAV/KIS and AVIRA.

    @Esoxlucius
    I would like to have more colour in BD GUI, my actual "great" AV.

    Best Regards
    Mike
     
  22. egghead

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    KAV 6 (or Kis) :cool: :thumb:

    And yes, I think the GUI is important. Must be intuitive and logical.
     
  23. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    yes it is a marketing device, and even though you dont like it lodore, many many do, as it is very attractive, and norton have and probably still in the future, will have great interfaces.

    its one of the things that makes it pleasing to the eye for people looking for security
     
  24. Bo9us

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    I'll go with BullGuard 7
     
  25. marcromero

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    I like the utilitarian style interfaces like Dr.Web, F-Prot version 3.x, early AVG, and Nod 32. No eye candy for me...
     
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