eScan Anti-virus

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Sher, Nov 7, 2009.

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  1. Sher

    Sher Registered Member

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    It has a great detection rate of around 98%(better than over-rated products like Kaspersky & NOD32).

    In the latest malware removal test conducted by AV-Comparatives, it just blew the competition away with almost perfect results.

    The only thing which concerns me is the dead-slow scan speed.

    I want to evaluate it before buying.

    Any comments or inputs are most welcome!

    :)

    P.S. Right now, I'm using Norton Internet Security 2010 after ditching Kaspersky.
     
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  2. Sm3K3R

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    1.eScan uses BitDefender engine.
    2.Its kind of resource hog.If you use a HIPS you ll get all kind of pop ups about diferent modules changing.
    3.Seems unfinished ,if you only scan for threats you will not be able to choose what you want to remove ,either you set Automatic for detection action and it removes what it wants or you scan and remove the items manually,not from within the antivirus interface.
    4.Scan takes for ever as you said.
     
  3. Sher

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    My biggest concern is the scan speed only, as its detection and removal results are top-notch!

    I think, I must try it first before deciding anything.
     
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    They have a 30 day trial version. Have you tried that?
     
  5. Sher

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    I still have two months of subscription left with NIS, so, once it's ended, I'll try it for sure before renewing NIS again.
     
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    Comments like this just make me bust up laughing. People really should figure out how a AV works before they go on tests only. "Overrated" Av's as you put it have there reputation for a reason not just because they got a high rating in a detection test, do some research before you just assume they are an inferior product. :cautious:


    Just a FYI, Removal could of been completely different on 10 other samples even AV-Corp states this in the last page of the test. It all depends on what hits you. :blink:
     
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    Didn't they fail to remove some (about three?) samples completely in that AV-C test, whereas most of the other solution removed the main infection, and maybe left behind some registry traces?
     
  8. zlaki40

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    some new experiences with the eScan, any experience, I intend to try eScan with firewall.
     
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