How is AntiVir when compared to KAV, McAffe or NOD32?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by tempnexus, Dec 12, 2004.

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  1. tempnexus

    tempnexus Registered Member

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    I know that BestBuy Geek Squad is useing AntiVir and I wonder how good is it when compared to the solutions listed in the title?
     
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    I would never expect to see a free AV compare to a paid one, especially the heavy hitters like KAV and NOD32.
     
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    AntiVir has a better detection rate than several of the paid for AVs, but it does not do as well as the really big hitters - if it did then nobody would bother paying for an AV at all!

    Having said that, I have seen tests in which it has performed comparable to Nod. It's one point of relative weakness is with trojans; but if you combined it with an AT you would have good all round protection.
     
  5. JimIT

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    BestBuy apparently uses several AVs to do their repairs. From personal experience with them here in Texas, they also use F-PROT for DOS, as well as Norton.

    FWIW... ;)
     
  6. Firefighter

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    I'll be sure that AntiVir combined with Ewido is very close to McAfee VSE 8.0i. Unfortunately I have not got my sample collection that AntiVir missed, because it was not able to move infected archives like DrWeb, so that I could check the combo result.

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=58132&page=1&pp=25

    Quite cheap realtime protection, total cost 27.96 $.

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!
     
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  7. RejZoR

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    AntiVir is a very good AV,i only wish they would add autoupdater with incrimental updates. It would took load off their servers and make users happier.
     
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