AV for dial up users

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Brocke, Dec 19, 2009.

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  1. Brocke

    Brocke Registered Member

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    As you know Dial up is still used i have a family member that uses it, whats a good AV that has small updates but good detection, (free) please

    thought about Panda Cloud AV but not sure how the FP rate is.
     
  2. dawgg

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    An AV relying on the "cloud" for a dialup system? - do you know how cloud AVs work?
     
  3. Ibrad

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    Panda Cloud keeps a local copy of currently active threats, Panda cloud checks all files when offline with that list. I think the list is refreshed each time it detects a connection.

    For the FP rate it all depends what the system is used for and what software is installed. I have not experienced a FP, though I just installed it last night.
     
  4. JerryM

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    In the past I, and many friends, used Avast Home (free). I am not sure today, but that one is worth trying.

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  5. pbust

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    Of course it depends on the type of usage. If you're running on-demand scans of large amounts of data, the bandwidth consumption will increase. But just the real-time resident scanner + cache updates uses less bandwidth than incremental signature updates.
     
  6. JerryM

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    Can't anyone of us answer the question as to a light small increment update AV for dial-up?
    I started with Avast which does have small incremental update.
    Are there some more without comparing A vs B?

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  7. format_c

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    Dr.Web has very compact updates, possible the smallest ones on the earth.
     
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    one thing i will say is dont use A-Squared AM if ur on dial-up...
     
  9. Fajo

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    Alot of AV's have low update size I have noticed. In all honesty they will all prob take 1-3 min to update on dial up. But other then that it should not be that bad. I was surprised to see people still use dial up. I have not seen a user of dial up in years. :blink:

    Even the ones that live way out of town normally have Sat.
     
  10. Blackcat

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    Agreed and I ran it for several years when I was confined to dial-up; but he prefers a free solution I think.
     
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    Dr.Web + ESET = smallest updates I've ever seen.
     
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    Twister AV has compact signature updates. It's $29.99 for a *lifetime* license. 90-day free trial.
     
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    Ditto! It has a huge database and is light on resources. Never caused lags while browsing, unlike Avira or Gdata (but they even it out with their top detections ^^)
     
  14. Fajo

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    Just a FYI the size of a database means nothing for what a AV can detect. All it means is the database is bloated from lack of Generic signatures. Tho I will agree it is light on resorces and runs snappy on some computers. But then again I have never had any problems with Avira ether and on Dialup you would never notice any lag from any webshield offered by any company.
     
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    avast has small updates
     
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    Dr.Web has small virus definition updates size. But you better wait until new version come on next week and then distributive will be updated, to prevent loading of new modules through dial-up)
     
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    Hi;

    You can use Avast free with Panda Cloud. You will have a signature based AV plus a cloud based AV the can complement your system. I use a dial-up on another pc and it's with Avast free/Panda Cloud/OA free for real time. Mbam/HitmanPro as on-demand. It's good and I dont have any infections to date!
     
  18. Brocke

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    Panda Cloud antivirus is a full blown AV i wouldnt run it with any other AV.
     
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    i dont thiink a cloud product is a good idea for someone on dialup...
     
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    Why not?
     
  21. Fajo

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    Because cloud is constantly checking with the Database. It would cause some slowdown due to the fact of the response time it takes to send and receive it.
     
  22. Brocke

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    hmm maybe id like to see some tests on that.
     
  23. Fajo

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    If you have access to a Dialup computer use it make some tests for your self and see. Unfortunately you probably wont find any official ones as Dialup is not a common way of surfing the web anymore.
     
  24. Rain_Train

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    Incase a few of you guys missed it, the OP did specifically mention "(free) please" ;) .

    I suggest avast!; in my experience, it has fast and small updates, and I have not heard of any issues with their update servers.
     
  25. Ibrad

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    Its not a good idea to be running Avast and Panda cloud at the same time. They will conflict if they both detect malware.
     
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