AV-Comparatives: Real-World Protection Test Feb-Mar 2019

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by anon, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Hmmm... we must run with a different crowd. Between my church & the several adult & teen ukulele/guitar classes I am involved with, I know a few hundred folks. That's not a statistically significant sample, but it's still a lot of folks from all walks of life. None of them has ever been infected (so they tell me). Either they are very lucky, or perhaps you are dealing with an unusually high percentage of below-average folks.

    It is sad that you seem to regard your clients as morons. It is equally sad that you feel the need to curse them in this forum, where people meet to learn about security rather than be verbally insulted. There are better ways to express oneself. It is absolutely unnecessary to be so disagreeable when disagreeing.

    In all probability it means nothing to you but I am putting your future posts on ignore so that your future insults, bitterness, cursing, & foul language won't accidentally be seen by my grandchildren.
     
  2. guest

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    @bellgamin the terms chosen were indeed rude, but we all get the idea, which is true.
    Average Joe is not a moron when taught the basics properly, I would personally define them as "unaware".
     
  3. Firecat

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    In India, where people have significantly less resources than the western nations, people still recognize the need to use an AV or at least Windows Defender. 8 out of 10 people I know from all walks of life regularly using a computer are having subscription based AV (Quick Heal, K7, escan or Kaspersky).

    There's an interview out there from eScan which says that the Indian market now does not compromise on security and a large proportion will pay for some decent protection compared to 10 years ago.

    I believe if India can do that, western nations shouldn't be a problem at all. I can believe bellgamin when he says the younger generation is very savvy and reads all of the tech magazines to select the software on the computer.
     
  4. imdb

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    well, the silicon valley college students prove this wrong, apparently.

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/321278177_Cyber_Security_Awareness_Among_College_Students
     
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  5. imdb

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    https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43128072
     
  6. guest

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    @Firecat Indians are natural techies, just look where support centers are located, how many Indian youtubers are making tutorials, how many of them are hired as software devs or webmasters, etc...

    Also, I won't consider incomes/resources a major factor in consumer security, most big vendors offers free versions.
     
  7. Joxx

    Joxx Registered Member

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    No they're not.
    There's over one billion of them, that's why they pop up frequently in the tech world; add to that that they're dirt cheap and you have the picture.
    Also lets not be fooled by the "high education" numbers. Even in the West most university students wouldn't solve a basic real-life problem.

    Anyway, what @entropism said
    is correct.
     
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