F-Secure 2007 AV only

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by trjam, Dec 10, 2006.

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  1. trjam

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    Has anyone checked just the AV product for F-Secure. I downloaded it 2 days ago and have been using it and I am "really" impressed with it. I know lodore didnt like it, but I think that was the suite. The AV has a lot of added features including spyware and rootkit detection. I realize its the Kav engine, but you dont get all of those annoying popups. Also I see they are offering $25.00 off.
     
  2. lodore

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    ok trjam, go to options real time protection, system control and tell it to alert you on all events. i had to set it on that option other wise it blocked my soundcard driver.
    btw Jerrym uses f-secure just av on his laptop from the free offer a while ago.
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    Well, I like it. A lot.:)
     
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    Also I dont see the settings you refer to. Yours must have been the older one.
     
  5. lodore

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    i had the 2007 version.
    it must be there.

    what about "lodore your right about f-secure it protects you but its like the whole American army is loading up"
    lodore
     
  6. trjam

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    lodore, title of this thread is AV, not suite. The AV is Kas so whats the difference. With a few added features. Heck, I may break the cardinal rule here and use it.
     
  7. lodore

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    is kaspersky for the av Trojan etc.
    ad aware for antispyware.
    AVP extended aka kaspersky extended bases.
    black light for root kits.
    and f-secure heuristics.
    but if you look in the recent proactive tests at av comparatives then they both get same percent which should mean the f-secure heuristics are useless IMO.
    it just seems that the f-secure heuristics and ad aware and not needed.
    lodore
     
  8. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    i dont think f-secures new heuristics have been tested yet, norman sandbox will be a big improvement in my view.
     
  9. lodore

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    f-secure has always used its own heuristics along side the kav ones.
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    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    true but isnt it more of a hips than heristics.
    i was talking about the f-secure heristics.
    and you where talking about norman sandbox.
    it blocked my creative soundcard driver.

    but if kaspersky gets its new heuristics and gives the new heristic engine upgrade to f-secure as well then your testing both.
    lodore
     
  12. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    its both, hips and heuristics, i and think the way they have coded it, if HIPS doesnt get it... heuristics do, read the link i gave you ... alot of info on there.
     
  13. lodore

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    ok.
    they really should ditch there own rubbish heristics and the ad aware engine.
    kav engine+ norman sandbox +kaspersky entended bases is more than enough.
    because then its like kav6.0 kav6.0=kav engine+kaspersky extended + PDM
    why do they need ad aware its prone to fp's anyway.
    speaking of which i should be able to play a random game i couldnt play before due to ad aware fp lol
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  14. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    i aint sure, but i think their own heuristics are ditched for sandbox.

    as for ad-aware, they have done something to it to make it better detection and removal, but dont know what.
     
  15. lodore

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    ye i dont know what either.
    it seems a bit much having avp extended and ad aware and sandbox.
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  16. JerryM

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    Hi,
    I just use the "NORMAL" settings. I am not sure I know enough to customize them. So far no problem or conflicts.

    I upgraded from the 2006 to 2007 without any problems and all is running well. I still like it. Not quite as well as KAV, but well enough to buy if I had 2 or 3 computers and at half price. While the full price is too high, the available half price is a good deal for up to 3 computers. I have until July of 2007.

    Lodore, my friend, did you customize your settings?
    I also do not care for the AdAware component for no good reason except personal preference, and I have never considered it a top drawer application.

    Since I also have AVG AS, SAS Pro, UnHackMe, Snoopfree, and Win Patrol along with Kerio 2.1.5, I don't feel very vulnerable. If F-Secure is slowing me down, I don't recognize it. Maybe I am not impatient enough, but another minute at start does not bother me.

    Best,
    Jerry
     
  17. lodore

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    well i know is the fact that when i used to check the f-secure process used 100percent alot.
    and now ive got kis6.0 my pc loads faster and is more responsive.
    i dont think i did customize my settings.
    by f-secure's instuctions i turned off scanning off archives in real time and also turned off the scanning everyday.
    lodore
     
  18. JerryM

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    HI Lodore,
    Thanks for the reply. As I said, I am using the default settings all around.
    Best,
    Jerry
     
  19. lodore

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    id like to point out that kaspersky had updated it signatures 17 times today. and its Sunday.
    if you check with f-secure it probably hasn't updated since Friday or maybe once on Saturday
    lodore
     
  20. C.S.J

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    this forum is biased!
    kaspersky is better than everyone else, we get it.

    although, dont believe it :)
     
  21. trjam

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    C.S.J, we finally agree on something, even though we will get in trouble for it.:rolleyes:
     
  22. lodore

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    you dont seem to get it i was doing a simple comparison in signature updates.
    read my sig you will see i am a dr web fan as well as kaspersky nod32 and others.
    the thing is if it runs well on your pc keep it and kis6.0 does.
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  23. trjam

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    we could argue this all day and we would all be right. this thread should be closed because it is going no where.
     
  24. lodore

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    true just remember the main point if it runs well on your pc then use it.
    lodore
     
  25. Littlemutt

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    I'm with trjam, now using Antivir classic, I have switched from the green umbrella to the 'red' one :)

    No video issues, outlook behaves and runs like it should and no download scan delays.

    My ISP filters my spam and checks all e-mail at the gateway, so I'm not worried about the 'classic' not having any email real-time scanner.

    May go ahead and get the PE version for the extra spyware protection and configurable updates. Seems 'classic' is only 1/day.

    Using Outpost Pro 4 for the firewall so don't need the KIS or Antivir suite.

    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20061210 Minefield/3.0a1 Firefox ID:2006121004 [cairo]
     
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