Antivirus Poll - 2014 (January - June)

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Antivirus Poll - 2014 (January - June)*** Multiple Choice

Poll closed Jul 20, 2014.
  1. Ad-Aware

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  2. Avast

    30 vote(s)
    14.5%
  3. AVG

    2 vote(s)
    1.0%
  4. Avira

    14 vote(s)
    6.8%
  5. BitDefender

    18 vote(s)
    8.7%
  6. BullGuard

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Baidau

    3 vote(s)
    1.4%
  8. Clam

    2 vote(s)
    1.0%
  9. Comodo

    12 vote(s)
    5.8%
  10. Dr. Web

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Emisoft AntiMalware

    28 vote(s)
    13.5%
  12. eScan

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Fortinet

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  14. F-Prot

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. F-Secure

    5 vote(s)
    2.4%
  16. G-Data

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Ikarus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Intel Security (formerly McAfee)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Kaspersky

    15 vote(s)
    7.2%
  20. MSE

    19 vote(s)
    9.2%
  21. NOD32

    43 vote(s)
    20.8%
  22. Norton/Symantec

    15 vote(s)
    7.2%
  23. Outpost

    2 vote(s)
    1.0%
  24. Panda

    12 vote(s)
    5.8%
  25. Qihoo 360

    11 vote(s)
    5.3%
  26. Advanced SystemCare Ultimate

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  27. Sophos

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  28. TrendMicro

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  29. TrustPort

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  30. Vipre

    2 vote(s)
    1.0%
  31. WSA

    30 vote(s)
    14.5%
  32. ZoneAlarm

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  33. Ashampoo AV <- new AV in this list

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  34. Malwarebytes AntiMalware (realtime) <- experimental poll option

    28 vote(s)
    13.5%
  35. None

    33 vote(s)
    15.9%
  36. I don't want to participate in this poll - please state why.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    In my experience the only AV lighter than MSE was Panda Cloud. I like MSE because it is relatively straightforward to use & doesn't bug me.
     
  2. XiRw

    XiRw Registered Member

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    Just saying which one gave me the best results is all. :)
     
  3. Cutting_Edgetech

    Cutting_Edgetech Registered Member

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    I primarily use NOD 32 on my machines, but I have WSA on several other user's machines that I manage.
     
  4. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

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    I voted for all of them I have licenses for (ESET, Kaspersky, Norton) and which one I am using today is subject to change on any given day. At this exact moment it is NIS 21 with MBAM 2 beta in realtime.
     
  5. SPRINTMAN

    SPRINTMAN Registered Member

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    NIS 21 with MBAM 2.0 beta
     
  6. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

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  7. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    Of course the experience will vary from computer to computer, but both Windows Defender on Windows 8 (which is basically is MSE), and Windows Defender on Windows 7/Vista are much too heavy for my liking.
     
  8. Saint Satin Stain

    Saint Satin Stain Registered Member

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    Howdy folks,

    You had Clam, so I checked it but I use Clamwin on one computer. It's realtime because I have it paired with Clam Sentinel. On the other I have Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete.
     
  9. nimd4

    nimd4 Registered Member

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    Btw., while not exactly sure WTH happened w/Lavasoft Ad-Aware; I was, pleasantly, surprised by the Lavasoft Registry Tuner recently. If someone will find it useful, just sayin'
    =)
     
  10. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    Actually, I miss Win Defender on 7/Vista as it won't run with MSE installed. On my x64 desktop I hardly notice MSE. On my x86 (Vista) machines it's the only thing I can run without slowing them to a virtual standstill, especially my notebook.
     
  11. Hadron

    Hadron Registered Member

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    Windows Defender in Windows 8.1 does all I need.
    I never have malware problems.
     
  12. guest

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    Good to know that there are still people who are happy with MSE/Win 8 Defender while nearly everyone bullied it. :thumb:
     
  13. dansorin

    dansorin Registered Member

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    you could not use any AV, and still have no problems. so, saying you didn't had problems doesn't tell much about the AV you use.
     
  14. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    I still rate MSE quite highly, I've used it for at least three years with no problems. I have it on three machines at present.
     
  15. Jale

    Jale Registered Member

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    F-Secure 1.99 build 19...running smoothly.
    MBAM pro (on demand)...didn't vote.
     
  16. safeguy

    safeguy Registered Member

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    I have to agree with that. It merely tells that the user has no problems and does not necessarily reflect the effectiveness of the AV across the board.

    But here's the real "problem" (forgive the pun). For any 1 person who use any AV and face issues, there is probably another person who doesn't. Unless we take a large sample of users and calculate the data, any 1 person's statement still doesn't tell much about the AV. His/her experience may differ from another person.

    It also begs the question: if some people who don't run AV have no problems; yet people who do run AVs face problems...what does that tell you? :p

    P.s. Just teasing.
     
  17. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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    i voted None.

    Nod 32 is in first place, followed closely by None in 2nd place. :D
     
  18. chris1341

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    Voted none.

    SBIE, AppGuard, Shadow Defender, VT uploader, SRP and Norton DNS in various combos on various machines.

    Main reason I don't use AV in real time- they are based on a principle that is now unsupportable. Too many variants of too many threats to have a viable signature based approach. The solution for many vendors is adding layers to the outdated core. The layers have to be dumbed down for Joe normal so become as useful as the signatures they support.

    Restricting the threatgates and the files spawned from them from interacting with the system in a (potentially) malicious way has worked way better for me. I went a long time without seeing malware but have had 6 e-mails this year (and a couple last) with various dubious titles asking me to launch various office file types that are actually exectutables. Upload to VT and the detection rates have been poor.

    In other words if I was someone who was fooled by such an approach and used a multitude of failing real time AV's I'd have been in bother. I therefore need another layer to prevent infections. In my experience those layers mentioned above work better than the signature based approach. Therefore, I don't waste system resources on things that don't work as advertised.

    Cheers
     
  19. ifacedown

    ifacedown Registered Member

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    My only problem with Windows Defender is that whenever I would open a folder full of executables, it causes too much lags, sometimes causes my computer to be unusable for 2 minutes.

    So I switched to ESET and felt much lighter. And higher detection rates and response time!
     
  20. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

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    None.
     
  21. guest

    guest Guest

    Yes it is a cons of windows defender, but Micro$oft said that we can live with it...
     
  22. _Tempus_

    _Tempus_ Guest

    Emsisoft anti malware all the way..great behaviour blocker and signatures...what more can you demand? (other than a ekstra month salary)
     
  23. ArchiveX

    ArchiveX Registered Member

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    - Real-Time: None.
    - On-Demand: Various Tools.
     
  24. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    I now have avast! (free) on my notebook as MSE's updates were slowing it down some, as it only has 1gb of RAM. I'm still running MSE on my other two machines.

    No problems opening folders of executables on the notebook now either.
     
  25. Creer

    Creer Registered Member

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    None... since 2007 or 2008 if memory serves me well.
     
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