dr web av or security space

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by stratoc, Feb 6, 2010.

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  1. stratoc

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    hi due to slow web browsing with my regular av and problems with mse updating without a slap, i realised i had a license for dr web anti virus, i have been using it for a while and despite using plenty of resources on paper my sytem seems to have no slow down at all. it short im very impressed.
    the only thing that confuses me is i wonder if my pc is fast at browsing again because i dont have http scanner?
    what is http scanner please? does it just check for known bad sites?
    am i still secure browsing?it seems to see eicar before i download it. i have malware bytes and sas as on demand scanners.
    i suppose im asking if the av is enough and do i need security space?
    many thanks.
    windows 7 64 bit, firewall on, router, defender off.
     
  2. PC__Gamer

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    the http scanner will catch it Before it reaches your computer, instead of while its on your computer.

    its a big argument, or at least its an argument that has developed for years, is an http scanner needed?

    you will probably get mixed advice for both arguments.

    however, i dont believe ive ever noticed any slowdowns from drwebs http scanner in the past, in comparison to without it.
     
  3. stratoc

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    ah! so a bit of a grey area. i back up to external drive so i'll probably risk the av only. thanks for the reply.
     
  4. PC__Gamer

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    if i was looking to buy an antivirus, id want one (http scanner).

    so id choose security space, however...

    different people will give you different opinions and reasons. :blink:
     
  5. stratoc

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    tried it (security space) fearing i would have the problems on facebook etc i had with previous av, but it works well, i too, cannot notice any difference, so i have upgraded. thanks for help.
     
  6. PC__Gamer

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    your welcome, its a shame nobody else popped in to answer your questions. :)

    seems i did it all myself. lol
     
  7. Saraceno

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    You did well. :)

    All depends if the http scanning slows down your browsing, and if you notice it or not. Some programs you won't notice, some you will.

    There are arguments for and against the web scanning. I personally, don't mind it, especially on a pc where the user is doing a lot of browsing on one particular site, unaware that it does contain something malicious.

    Best to throw up the alert, 'trojan on this site', so they get off the site before attempting to download anything.
     
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