July-December Antivirus suggestion thread

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by mattdocs12345, May 20, 2013.

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  1. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    Okay so the Jan-Jun AV thread is going to expire soon. I wanted to create July-December AV thread. I was thinking about the following format:
    - inluclude as a choice any AV that got voted by at least 5 users
    - eliminate all AVs that received 0 votes
    - AVs that scored between 4 and 1 would be combined into one group

    1) Avira
    2) Baidu (avira engine)
    3) BitDefender
    4) Panda (bitdefender engine)
    5) Emisoft (bitdefender engine)
    6) G-DATA, BullGuard and Other (bitdefender engine)
    7) Kaspersky and Zone Alarm
    :cool: VIPRE and Lavasoft Adaware
    9) Agnitum
    10) AVG
    11) ESET
    12) Symantec
    13) Comodo
    14) MSE
    15) WSA
    16) HMP, VT and other on demand only multi engine scanners
    17) SD, DF, SBIE and other non definition based security

    What do you guys think? Any suggestions?
     
  2. guest

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    I... personally don't like it. I much prefer to do it as usual. Yes, I know typing all AVs available today into the poll is a paaaiiin, but as long as there's no limit, then why not making it more specific?

    I agree with this, but not only multi-engine. MBAM needs some love too.

    I disagree with this. Better use "None" as usual IMO.
     
  3. merisi

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    I see that Avast is missing from that list.
     
  4. THESAWISFAMILY2005

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    go zonealarm and avira free
     
  5. Mman79

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    You realize this is going to just be a thread full of opinions and back and forth arguments over the tiniest, insignificant details, right? To put it bluntly, it's an almost pointless endeavor that can't be accomplished without regurgitating the same data over and over again. Ratings can't be anything more than preference. I'm sorry if I sound like I'm taking a dump on your Cheerios, but one only needs to look at the long ago excessively redundant "What is your security setup these days?" thread to understand my point of view.
     
  6. The Red Moon

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    This thread will fall into a A versus B debate.
     
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    Indeed, None is currently the second best one, so it would not be a good poll without it. :)
     
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    Wilders have about 128,000 members with 8,195 of them more or less active.

    On the jan-jun poll there are about 200 voters.

    I don't see any value in such a poll
     
  9. Trooper

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    You did not add a poll to your thread. :doubt:

    Based upon the regulars here at Wilders, you results will likely be the same as last time.:ninja:
     
  10. SweX

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    Unless a popular vendor releases a very bad version and everyone will change to a new vendor :D
     
  11. guest

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    So..., we're done with this poll? :doubt:

    I know! Why not making a "Your main security defense" type of poll? And the options would be:

    - Antivirus
    - Virtualization
    - HIPS
    - Anti-exe

    And any other available options. The voters should mention the specific brand they are currently using in the posts. Make it annual as well. This should cover everyone's setup. :D

    Everytime someone does a poll the voters are only less than 3% of the active members, well except the "Where in the World" poll. Where-oh-where are you people?
     
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  12. Mman79

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    Already done here: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=111264. 8 years and for some reason, still going strong.
     
  13. guest

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    That's a thread, I was suggesting for a poll. They're different. :isay:

    Because it's fun? ^w^
     
  14. Mman79

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    It's a gigantic poll.



    Really? It's fun to read the same list of vendors over, and over, and over again for 8 years? You'd be absolutely right to counter-argue that security has changed since 05 and some vendors are long gone, but for those that aren't, the thread has become a skipping record.

    Que Sera, Sera and all that stuff *shrug*
     
  15. guest

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    It's not about that really, at least not in my eyes. It's just to share our experiences trying different sets of setup, and it's fun for some of us. Some people might get ideas about what would be their setups by reading our posts and little reviews. If we make a poll about our main line of defense, then we might be able to share different ideas about computer security. At least it's better than making yet another no-AV thread which is always ended up as a complete mess, we just had one remember?
     
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    I understand what you're saying, but at this point there's really only so many setups you can try, you know? Only so many vendors as well. Quite honestly I feel like discussing security measures has gotten boring. The malware scene is constantly evolving, yet the tools to fight the war have stayed the same for a decade or more. The security industry is sitting on its laurels collecting AV subscription money basically, they aren't bringing anything discussable to the table anymore. So, really, you choose your HIPS/firewall/sandbox/AV vendor, or you go "naked". There's just not a lot there to share.

    Pessimistic of me maybe, but it's how I see it personally. How many AV test threads do we really need? How many "What's your security?"? How many "Do you use such and such?" "Naked or no?". It's one reason I, for the most part, skip reading the AV and Anti-malware sections of the forums these days. There's just nothing there to read that wasn't talked about yesterday, the week before that, and the month before that.
     
  17. Noob

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    Who says i will still be using EAM?
    Just kidding . . . i will. :D
     
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    1. This is a suggestion thread on how you guys think the poll should be made and not a poll itself
    2. Why start this poll? Because the other poll is closing in June.
    3. Why no annual polls? Because people change their security software like M&Ms
    4. This is not AvB poll, the previous poll and the one before ran just fine without it being AvB. This is what AV you are running right now poll.
     
  19. Osaban

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    What IMO is long due to these polls is to have separate entries for AVs marketing paid and free versions of their products.
     
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    I was thinking about that. But im trying to make this poll as concise as possible. Perhaps you could make free vs paid AV poll?
     
  21. Osaban

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    I wasn't really suggesting free versus paid, but to have say for example Avast free and Avast paid, Avira free and Avira paid etc.
     
  22. Noob

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    I think this is a good idea! :D
     
  23. mattdocs12345

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    Okay I know the following are free:
    AVG
    AVIRA
    AVAST
    Panda
    Fortinet
    MSE
    Bitdefender Free
    Baidau
    Comodo
    Zone Alarm

    Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +
    Outpost Free Security Suite
    Roboscan Internet Security Free

    Am I missing anything?
     
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  24. guest

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    Yes, Comodo AV.
     
  25. roger_m

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    Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +
    Outpost Free Security Suite
    Roboscan Internet Security Free
     
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