Comments about F-Prot AV

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by larouse, Sep 6, 2005.

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  1. larouse

    larouse Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I am looking ine light AV because like to install in one Laptop Pentium III with 512 MB, the Laptop use is Normal, Not Game, Not much surfing, Not Much Email's.....is to work and I am considering F-Prot AV, like to know read some comments about F-Prot ?

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  2. Sputnik

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    Personally I think F-Prot is still an amazing product. I can recommend you to use it. The detection is quite well (based on AV-Comperatives), the speed is good and it uses almost no RAM (950kb).
    Also their support is good, and you can use your (cheap) license for 5 computers!
     
  3. berenpx

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    I've an old laptop I still use occassionaly (Celeron 366 MHz, 192 Mb RAM).

    F-Prot is the perfect AV under these circumstances. The memory footprint seldom goes over 2,000 K, and it doesn't slow down the computer in a noticeble way.
     
  4. Sputnik

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    Not only under these circumstances I think. People might think I'm a F-Prot evangelist but I've opinion it's the most under-rated AV at the moment. It's exellent on gaming machines or graphics workstation (because of the speed). But also for students (due the low price). Bit plus is also that because of it's easy design there are no "non-compatible" programs like we see with other AV's.
     
  5. berenpx

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    Yes, I agree with you!
    I guess I should have mentioned that I also use F-Prot on my 2 other computers. ;)
     
  6. waters

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    I find it the lightest of all i have tried.I also like it the best
     
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    That's very good news, more F-Prot users! Anyway (it might be offtopic) what firewall are you guys using with it? I think we have the same taste about light so i'm curious about your choises in that :)
     
  8. berenpx

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    Did use Outpost before, but now I feel it's enough with router's firewall (yes, despite not having any outgoing protection ;) )
     
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    It's an excellent, low-impact, meat and potatoes AV. Terrific protection, and terrific value.
     
  10. Technodrome

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    One of the best antivirus programs on the market. It won't let you down.... ;)


    tECHNODROME
     
  11. waters

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    Look n stop and f-prot.
     
  12. TNT

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    I wouldn't say I recommend it. We use F-Prot in the office and it's been caught off guard quite a few times. It seems good at finding traditional viruses but frankly, it's not very good at all at detecting trojans. With the recent development in malware, I'd say that F-Prot is quite far from being the best choice.
     
  13. Cap'n Kirk

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    I am using F-Prot on all three of the pc's in my house. With two teens and the web sights they can find, I have not had one thing get by F-Prot. Can't beat the price with the 5 licenses included.
     
  14. waters

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    I moved to f-prot when the antivirus i was using found trojandownloader bbq a.
    This was verified by other scanners,all it would do is say it was quarantined,but it was not ,it was still there.
    F-PROT found it within seconds and removed it,no problem.This put me off the other antivirus,which i kept trying because it was also light ,but cant trust it now,it detected it but would not do anything with it.
     
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