Decision to Use AV,

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by larouse, Mar 1, 2005.

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  1. larouse

    larouse Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I have three Finalists AV that worked Good in My Laptops, the price is Not problem from me only like to buy the Best Possible Option and Like hear your comments, All Laptops are New with Centrino and over 512MB in RAM, we have at lot Internet and Email Traffic, the finalists are:

    Dr. Web
    MKS 2005
    AVAST 4.6

    Thank you and will like read your personal comments, experiences, etc,

    Thank's again
     
  2. chaos16

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    I would advise Kaspersky because-

    1. It has the best detection rate and removel than any other antivirus in the world.

    The only problem is if ur computer is not fast enough but i think it is.

    I hope this has helped a bit :D
     
  3. larouse

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    Thank you very much for you suggest but We tried KAV 5 and our machines was running slow, Are Good Machines ( Top Laptops in the Market IBM, DELL and SONY ) but think that could be the Configurations of Sofwtare that did run very slow with KAV,
     
  4. Honyak

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    All three are very good AV's, and as for DRWEB and MKS/ArcaVir 2005, I have tried all three and use ArcaVir 2005. DrWeb and Avast are very good too though. IMHO the detection rates are much better in MKS & DrWeb.
    All three are very light on resources and are very easy to install and configure.
     
  5. rdsu

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    Hi larouse,

    I will advice you to use the avast! Pro 4.6 because is a very good AV with low resources, configurable, excellent support, and the developers are working to improve their detection rate...

    Another excellent option, and my favorite, that you doesn't have on your list is NOD32 ;)
    Try and see what I'm saying...

    Regards
     
  6. Firecat

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    Avast! ONLY has heuristics for email scanner...I would not recommend it. Dr.Web seems to be an excellent scanner with good heuristics, but I believe ArcaVir should do better as it has a larger database and just as good heuristics, excellent support and really light too.

    Regards,
    Firecat
     
  7. larouse

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    Dear VamPiRiC,

    I apprecaite you Recomendation about NOD32 but We had at Problems in the past with this AV, Why:

    NOD32 detected some Virus and could not removed or deleted and Freezed the Laptops.
    Other cases our Machines were Infected, had to format the Disks
    Was at terrible experince with this AV , I Uninstalled this AV with 5 months remained in my Licence were 8 licences, lost Money but really Don't know anything about NOD32 was VERY BAD from US. I bought the licences after trial period and only bought one after two months bought 7 licences and started to have at problems. I understand that NOD32 is Good AV, Understand that may be out People or our Configuration was not Correct but our Business is Not Computer's or Security Software, we are in sales and need at Good AV from our necesities, Any Personal vs NOD32, just can say that did not work from us,


    Tahnk you,
     
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  8. rdsu

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    Sad to see that you have so bad experience with NOD32 :(

    I already use it about 2 years and never had any type of problem...

    Hope you can find the best choise for your needs ;)
     
  9. Firecat

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    Maybe you should try MicroWorld's eScan (http://www.mwti.net)...probably the lightest speed drop of any KAV-based engine scanner on my PC...But the interface might be a bit too harsh on you.
     
  10. Chris12923

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    MKS is pretty much the same as ArcaVir 2005 but it is larger. I use ArcaVir 2005 and it is great. I would recommend this from your choices larouse.

    Thanks,

    Chris
     
  11. chaos16

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    for a laptop then i would advise a light antivirus like nod32.
    f-prot.

    BUt u say u have problems with nod32 so try f-prot.

    If not try kaspersky pro accept from personal give it another chance u wont regret it :D
     
  12. larouse

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    We used F-Prot and really is very light but think that has not Good detection rate ? I don't know
     
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    it does have good detection.

    Kaspersky has the best detection rate.

    Give it another chance.

    and if not wat about AVG. But i would not recommend avg.

    i don't really know alot about this.

    but i know that kaspersky is the best.

    the test says kaspersky 1st then mcafee
     
  15. larouse

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    UPPPSSS Avast is down of Dr.WEB and F-Prot....MMMMMMM......But is not included MKS _ 2005 o_O?? THink that need my ask at beteween

    F.Prot vs MKS_2005

    Thank you,
     
  16. MushfiQ

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    I guess they mentioned they would add Arca/Mks by next year or next tests.
     
  17. rdsu

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    F-Prot have a very good detection rate, but doesn't have email client scanner support...
     
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    You mean it wont scan my POP3 inbox accessed through MS Outlook or Outlook Express?
     
  19. larouse

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    Great Comment....We need at Great Email client scanner....is very important from us...after this comments, think that F-Prot is out the alternatives.
     
  20. rdsu

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    F-Prot only scan your email message when you view it, and not when you receive the email messages for you email client...
     
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    It is When you open to view....F-Prot accept all Emails and after start to " Read " scan correct ? Think that the Email speed with F-Prot is Fast because receive all.....And is Good Idea ? F-Prot Vs MkS_2005 o_O?

    Thank you,
     
  22. rdsu

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    I don't remember if F-Prot also scan the attach files when you read the message or if we have to run the attach to the F-Prot scan it...

    In my opinion is bad to not have an incoming protection if you use an Email Client.

    About the F-Prot vs Mks_2005, I will choose the Mks_2005...
     
  23. Chris12923

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    I second that

    Thanks,

    Chris
     
  24. larouse

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    Ok....But the Original Post Was beteween:

    Dr. WEB
    Avast
    MKS_2005

    o_Oo_O


    I put F-Prot because was suggest but really don't like it after the Email comments.
     
  25. Blackcat

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    MKS/ArcaVir 2005 place a number of processes in memory. Can you give me some idea of the total memory usage of this AV?

    Further does it run as light as Dr Web on your system?
     
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