Is protection weaker replacing Avira with Panda cloud free?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by drhu22, Oct 10, 2011.

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  1. drhu22

    drhu22 Registered Member

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    This on w7 with gswall, comodo-"internet security"config (safe mode), emet, hardenit, and SAS for occasional scans.

    Im thinking panda might be stronger protection from 0 day exploits, and maybe slightly faster. Any informed opinions?

    Thanks in advance (i hope).

    Oh...its Avira personal im referring to.
     
  2. trjam

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    well, if you go here Panda provides better protection but Avira is better on repair. I find this test fairly accurate. So it comes down to which is more important.
     
  3. drhu22

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    Thanks trjam, ill keep that in mind.
    Anyone else have knowledge or experience to help in deciding between these two AVs?
     
  4. Brandonn2010

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    If you have GeSWall, I don't think you need Comodo Internet Security. I also hope you're not using the antivirus from it if you already have Avira, as that would cause conflicts.
     
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    Emet, Panda Pro 1.9 and backup scans with MBAM is a very secure outfit and very light.
     
  6. drhu22

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    Nope...not using Comodo AV, but i still like to use their FW/hips, sandbox, that add other layers of protection.

    Off topic: I noticed geswall updating yesterday which i was happy to see. (i hope it was something meaningful)
     
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  7. CloneRanger

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    From most of the tests i've seen over several years, Avira gives top protection but is not the best on repair !

    Anyway isn't this a sorta AvB thread :p
     
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    Party-Pooper :cautious:
     
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    I've used Avira personal with GesWall and it was "bullet proof" for me and extremely light too. However, this was a couple years ago and things change alot with detection abilities. Panda has been performing very well (good detection, low resource usage, and low false positives) as of late.
     
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    It's bordering very closely on A vs B thread. :D

    Ziaul
     
  11. drhu22

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    Thats OT! (smiley)

    Anyways...my main concern is 0 day protection and was hoping for some advice on that. I think Ill go with Panda for a while and see how it goes.
    Thanks for most of your replies.
     
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    Good choice my friend. If you want a 6 month free license to 1.5 go here

    Have you ever noticed, a thread doesnt become a A vs B thread, until 4 people point it out.:cautious:
     
  13. drhu22

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    Thanks anyways, but im Facebook free.

    Cheers
     
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    Yeah. I'm sure the mods are watching so I'm not really sure we need to police ourselves. As long as everyone is playing nicely.
     
  15. Brandonn2010

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    This is just my opinion but if you use GeSWall, Comodo Def+ plus sandbox is just wasting resources, as GeSWall will block everything, without any popups and such. Using Comodo too just seems like overkill. I would use just one or the other.
     
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    agree:thumb:
     
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    Re: This is just my opinion but if you use GeSWall, Comodo Def+ plus sandbox is just wasting resources, as GeSWall will block everything, without any popups and such. Using Comodo too just seems like overkill. I would use just one or the other.

    Im not incredibly knowlegable about all this, but because there are so many kinds of exploits, i hesitate to rely too heavily on one kind protection. Another point is that from what i read Gswall is very slow with updates/developement and for me comodo has had very little impact on performance, so i dont mind having it running.

    PS: Since switching to Panda Ive had noticable improvement in speed on my rig, especially internet (latest version of Opera).
     
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    Can anyone comment on strengths/weaknesses regarding 0 day exploits and aforementioned AVs?
    Which is stronger protection?
    C or D?
    I will not mention A or B.
     
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    See this post. https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1677330&postcount=11
     
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