Best AV/SS Name - Real and fictional

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  1. Templar

    Templar Registered Member

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    Real ones:
    Kaspersky - Russian guy's name.
    Panda - yeah the bear, Panda bears aren't exactly the baddest out there :D
    Avira - Has "vir" in it :D oooh yeah OG Gangstah
    F - Secure - F**king Secure? What's the F for?
    F - Prot - Again that F!?
    Norton - Why not Newman?
    Norman - Means Norwegian in Norse.
    Vipre - da Snake, actually stands for something.
    Sophos - Sopranos, trying to refer to some opera's name?
    Trustport - to the point
    NOD32 - no idea.
    Trend Micro - Always with the latest trend.
    Hitman pro - PC game I assume
    Comodo - The Dragon
    Bullguard - yeah I'll take that little bulldog over the doberman any time

    Good & funny names for fictional AV/SS:
    Nemesis - Star Trek Unite
    Virakillah - Very original :)
    MalBouncher - lol
    MalCrusher - Remember PC Cillin from Trend?
    Kangaroo AV - Made in Australia :D
     
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    And I thought I had no life.;)
     
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    tobacco Frequent Poster

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    You wanna see no life, check out the "polls" section. Just waiting for "What size shoe does your grandmother wear" :rolleyes:
     
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    Lol, but the thread is kinda funny still :D
     
  5. firzen771

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    u missed Avast and A-Squared :D
     
  6. Templar

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    add to the list guys :D
     
  7. Ibrad

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    Hmm....I don't really see where this thread will go :p

    Panda Bears might not be the baddest out there but the Panda Security Panda eats malware instead of bamboo :D
     
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    Shaft AV = It's a bad mutha shut yo mouth!

    Internet Security 2010 = For only $60 a year and your credit card number we'll make sure no legitimate AV will install on your pc.
     
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    Isn't Panda spanish? I don't think there are any pandas in Spain.:doubt:
     
  10. Ibrad

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    According to Wikipedia that have some Panda's in spain....now back on topic
     
  11. Ibrad

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    F-Secure Corp was originally called Data Fellows so F most likely stands for Fellows.....but that's just a guess.
     
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    i dont think theyre found in nature in Spain...
     
  13. hamlet

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    Well, this is an interesting thread. Sort of a nice diversion from the super serious stuff that is always on here. From my memory (which could be corrupted by malware!), I can add this info. I won't swear to it, however, and I ain't going to look it up. :D

    1. Avast is a somewhat old fashioned, pirate-talk way of saying "stop."

    2. F-Prot is from FRISK software. I don't know if FRISK is an acronym.

    3. I think NOD is an acronym for Czech words meaning "hospital on the edge of the disk". I think this is play on words from a Czech soap opera. If my Czech from Army days still serves me, the letters come from the words Nemocnice na Okraji Disku.

    4. I suppose Norton comes from Peter Norton, the dude that started the Norton line of utilities back in the good old days.

    What about McAfee? That has to be named after somebody. It is not a very intimidating name, however. I think Viper probably wins the award for cool name. Panda must be the least intimidating.
     
  14. Watasha

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    I think Comodo and Bullguard win the "badass" battle until someone comes out with "John Wayne" AV.:isay: :D
     
  15. hamlet

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    If we are looking for "badass", Komodo would be better than Comodo. ;)
     
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    From the Greek, "sophos" means "wisdom."
     
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    named for its founder John McAfee.
     
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    NOD 32=Brotherhood of Nod in Command and Conquer :D
     
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    NOD32 should also create NOD64 to have an updated name, but that might confuse customers. :)
     
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    Dr.Web - Doctors of the www?
     
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    Need to add Symantec to this one, though I don't have any idea what it means or what it should mean, so you guys go ahead. :D

    I vote this thread for a sticky! :D :p
     
  23. SweX

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    Nope the F stands for Finnish as in Finland

    So basically Finnish-Security hmmm... well when F-secure started anyway :)
     
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    Actually ... Nemesis is not a fictional AV tool. Back in the good old DOS days there was a behavior based utility called Nemesis. Essentially it was a TSR that monitored certain attack vectors on DOS systems. Kind of like HIPS or Behavior Blockers today.
     
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    compared to who?all these??
     
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