Conclusion

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by The One, Sep 7, 2007.

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  1. The One

    The One Frequent Poster

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    Hi
    Lately I've been testing all mayor new suites. I definately liked what I saw.

    Bitdefender IS 2008
    Fast
    Secure, but missed some mayor dangerous malware
    Firewall ok, a lot of pop ups for one program

    KIS 7
    secure
    slowed my PC a bit
    Great firewall

    Norton 2008
    fast
    very secure
    Firewall Ok
    On default it made too much choices for me

    Trend 2008
    very fast
    very secure
    Firewall good
    Wow, this is the most complete suite around!!!

    Gdata 2008
    Slow
    very very secure
    firewall great

    Panda 2008
    very fast
    secure
    firewall ok

    ESS 3
    very very fast, almost too fast. Soo fast that sometimes I was in doubt if it was even working
    Therefore I wasn't always feeling very secure
    Firewall not secure


    This is it for now.
    Will come back later for more on my conclusion
     
  2. ankupan

    ankupan Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I agree with you for KIS 7 and NIS 08, but surprising on TMIS....

    Once I used TMIS 07 and performance was not up to mark.
     
  3. The One

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    I know. I tested that as well. It has a great improvement. Same as NIS .

    Also tested.

    BullGuard 8 beta
    Fast
    secure
    firewall very good on Vista

    Outpost suite 2008
    a bit slow
    firewall great
    Not sure on the AV section
     
  4. ankupan

    ankupan Registered Member

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    I agree on NIS 08, I installed NIS 08 on my brother desktop.

    He is extremely happy... no popup, fast and secure too :)


     
  5. Osaban

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    hi there,

    out of curiosity how did you test these suites as being 'not secure, secure, very secure, and for ESS 3 'not always feeling very secure' ?
     
  6. The One

    The One Frequent Poster

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    I tested them with the several leaktesters. Also for me the look and feel and offcourse am I able to work when the several scans are running
     
  7. Osaban

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    Leak tests usually will give you a hint about the outbound filtration capabilities of a firewall and perhaps a HIPS if you have one. One has to allow the malware in first, to see if it can call home.

    If you refer to the ease of use and the impact on your system from different suites, then there is no doubt some of them will possibly 'feel' better running on your system than others (that is indeed interesting in your tests), but as to being more or less 'secure' we are back to the old AV comparative tests and their detection capabilities.

    Don't get me wrong, it's fine what you're doing, but there's nothing new as far as the firewalls and the AVs are concerned.
     
  8. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    leaktests... blah!

    KIS: i agree 'just a little bit'

    BD: dont understand your comments really.

    norton: too much noises?... hmmm

    trend 2008: havnt tried it, but 2007 was fine with me.

    gdata: i didnt think it was 'that slow', and certainly very fast for a multi av engine, and yes... very secure.

    panda 2008: i agree, very fast. I have a few concerns over their removal policys. Also, panda certainly need to change their upgrades too, they still aint free. Firewall is basic, but it does keep the intruders out, and thats basically what a firewall is meant to do. (not leaktests... poor on these)

    ESS: beta, no judgement.
     
  9. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Once again please read this.
     
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