GDATA aka Antiviruskit

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by the insider, Dec 3, 2006.

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  1. the insider

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    Hi,

    Is there anybody who uses this AV ? This double-scan technologe seems to me very interesting as two know always more than one ! Is GDATA the only one who implements this method? o_O
     
  2. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    i tried it... its extremly cheap GUI with slow performance, messed up my machine, detection is great, but i wouldnt recommend this to anyone.
     
  3. the insider

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    thanks for the fast reply ! I'll keep it in mind ! I thought that a product which uses the Kaspersky and Bitdefender engine must be good but apparently I was wrong :oops:
     
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    this forum is biased!
    its detection is great, nobody is denying that... and i dont think anyone will.

    but ive tried a few over the years, and that was the only one that messed up my machine, and it was the slowest piece of software ever.

    changing the settings in the program, ie. selecting the tick box for "scan all files" would take sooo long to do, and then sooooo long to apply it, scan speed is slow and worst of all, messed up my laptop.
    i think its the worst GUI of any suite, but this 'might' have changed in the 2007 version, i wouldnt know.

    im not sure if they do a trial, but if they do .. give it a go, and see if its improved since i last tried it.

    good luck :)
     
  5. Don Pelotas

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    Actually the GUI is ok, it's a personal thing and only you can decide, it is slow, but might not be as much on your pc. The unfortunate thing is that they are ditching the BitDefender engine for Avast and this was the "only" reason for choosing it because of the better BD heuristics.
     
  6. the insider

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    you see I got worried about Kaspersky earlier this week because in another thread on this forum, they scored only "standard" instead of the usual "advanced+" should I worry or is this only part of the whole protection they offer?
     
  7. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    dont put too much attention on heuristics,

    plus kaspersky is getting a new heuristics engine soon,

    im suprised AVK are ditching bitdefender for avast, bad move in my opinion
     
  8. lodore

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    i thought the same two signitures av's why?
    bitdefender heristics and kaspersky engine is a winner except the slow down.
    lodore
     
  9. Blackcat

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    F-Secure and TrustPort are other Home AV's with multiple engines.

    But increased detection is generally balanced by increased resource usage. IME, all of these multiple scan engine AV's can be real heavyweights in real-time.
     
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