I have seen the light (and it is green)

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by egghead, Feb 29, 2008.

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  1. egghead

    egghead Registered Member

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    Made curious by the thread

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=199292&highlight=Dr.Web

    I have installed Dr.Web.
    The proggie has minimal impact on my rig, it updates flawlessly and there are no conflicts with other software. GUI is simple and easy to navigate; no eye-candy. A full system scan with highest settings takes about 70 minutes. This is about the same amount of time KAV takes. It found a couple of false postives. No big deal: every AV finds that.
    The only thing that I miss is a “restore to original location” button in quarantine.

    I have tested Dr. Web for more than a week in the famous Egghead Lab (visiting & downloading stuff from porn-, cracksites and other dark places of the web that is). The doctor provided outstanding protection, not one infection (double checked it with KAV).

    Regardless what AV comparatives results say, in the “real world” Dr.Web gives outstanding protection. The best AV is the AV that protects YOUR "real world".

    I like Igor Daniloff’s philosophy concerning his product. He does his best to protect the user from in the wild threats instead of wasting time adding test samples for competing in a test which means absolutely nothing (except for bragging rights) to most users. Whether this is a smart move from a viewpoint of a business is another question. I personaly like to see the Doctor to perform better in those “tests”, because a lot of people decide on these scores the product they are going to try. I think a lot of people don’t give the doctor a try because of these scores.

    I have bought a license for dr.Web. I have made use of the migration offer that gave me a 50% discount, but even the full price is a steal.

    Somewhere in your life your gonna need the Doctor.

    For the number fetishists among you, take a look here for a different opinion (then AV-comparatives) about the protection of the doctor:

    http://www.shadowserver.org/wiki/pmwiki.php?n=Stats.VirusYearlyStats (daily, monthly & yearly stats)

    or here:
    http://www.anti-malware-test.com/

    Dr. Web should give CSJ a free license for life for 2 years:D (at least) for his tenacity in supporting this wonderful proggie.
     
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  2. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    hello egghead,

    welcome to the doctor, a thread you might find useful here

    nice to see another happy customer ;)

    we all await v5 beta which will include the feature you mentioned above that you want.
     
  3. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    with february almost over, time to post antivirus.ru's results.

    a good month for avira over-there, but still drweb holds well.

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    February results:

    1. Avira / Webwasher
    2. F-Secure
    3. Drweb
    4. Kaspersky / Sophos
    5. AVG

    Overall Standings:

    1. Drweb
    2. Webwasher
    3. Kaspersky
    4. Antivir
    5. F-Secure
     
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  4. risl

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    Good to see another dr.web user here. I was looking for an antivirus that is stable, light, updates frequently, doesn't have/cause any problems, is very configurable, is developed by an established company in "av world" and doesn't annoy me in any way.

    -> Satisfied Dr.Web user. :)
     
  5. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    lol, nicely put risl. :thumb:
     
  6. n8chavez

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    It is nice to see other Dr Web users. I am a little concerned with version 5, or rather how slow their developement of it is. How long have they been in htr 4.x branch, 5 years?
     
  7. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    i dont know why its taking soooo long n8chavez, but 'probably' at worst... we will have the beta within the next 2 months.

    i just hope it comes sooner rather than later. :)
     
  8. Antarctica

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    Absolutly agree egghead.:) After reading all the posts from C.S.J I took the plunge a couple of weeks ago and I don't regret it. It's so light, I even forgot
    It's there:)

    I also use the 50% migration, so may almost say I got it for free.;)
     
  9. Firecat

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    Closer to ten years actually :D
     
  10. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    well, im glad my posts are making you see 'the green light' ;)

    still, quite a few versions in those years Firecat, but drweb has always kept its similar look and feel.

    however, i feel V5 may be quite (alot) different in the updates of previous years, and i am very much looking forward to the beta.

    glad to help ;)
     
  11. Threedog

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    Welcome to Club Green. CSJ made me a convert a while ago too. Totally happy with the Dr.
     
  12. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    thief! :mad:
     
  13. egghead

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    had an exchange with tech support: they expect to launch v 5 for public beta testing within 3 - 6 months. :'(
     
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    I can see it all now. Version 5 arrives. Pigs begin to fly. And a permanent peace is achieved in the Middle East. :cautious:
     
  15. Diver

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    Face it, its just an AV. Why do some of you have to be such fan boys?
     
  16. trjam

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    Oh come on diver. Live a little.;)

    Green is beautiful.
    ;)
     
  17. larryb52

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    well it looks good in writing but that's a reality that I don't think we'll see unfortunately as for the good Doc , I like the scan but not sure I could run this as my everyday , my hat's are off to those that can...
     
  18. maddawgz

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    well ive ran that dr web cure it never finds anything and i use avg so avg must be just as good :D
     
  19. Diver

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    Thank you, well taken.
     
  20. Threedog

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    Nah....just a plagiarist, :D
     
  21. HURST

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    I have never tried dr.web (maybe I will one of these days), but CureIt has helped more than once cleaning infected computers, making fond of green...great tool!
     
  22. egghead

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    and still haven't tried/bought Dr.Web o_O o_O o_O
     
  23. HURST

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    No since I'm also happy with my current AV, had no infection on my laptop for a long time. I also moved to the Sandbox approach, so AV is just a tiny part of my setup.
     
  24. Graystoke

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    Wow! I really like the good Dr.Web. Why have I waited so long is the question. o_O
     
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    It's a great program.
     
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