List of Various AVs' Downsides

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  1. Brandonn2010

    Brandonn2010 Registered Member

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    Hopefully this thread doesn't get locked. The intention is not to have an A vs. B debate, but to tell the agreed on downsides of each AV, whether it is buggy, resource-heavy, upgrade nagging, false-positives, etc, etc.

    I would like to include the AVs on AV-Comparatives, and the other main ones not included on it. I believe the format should be as below:

    AV X
    - Downside
    - Downside

    AV Y
    - Downside
    - Downside

    So it should include:

    Avast!
    AVG
    Avira
    BitDefender
    eScan
    ESET NOD32
    F-Secure
    GDATA
    K7
    Kaspersky
    McAfee
    Microsoft
    Panda
    PC Tools
    Qihoo 360
    Sophos
    Symantec or Norton
    Trend Micro
    Trustport
    Webroot

    and

    Dr.Web
    Comodo
    Outpost
    Vipre

    others
     
  2. Kerodo

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    I think this is most likely just going to make some people defensive about their favorite AV and lead to arguments.... :)
     
  3. Sherlock_Holmes

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    Most of the av's need to improve self protection .. especially MSE
    bitdefender- slow , bloated
    Norton- deletes files , no way to recover
    mcafee- no 1 cares :p
    panda , avast-they are gonna address the problems in version 2 and 7 respectively
    vipre-slow scans
    Kaspersky-very slow on many many systems
    eset-v5 released too early maybe
     
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  4. Thankful

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    You're playing with fire with this thread.
     
  5. ziaul

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    Hi Brandonn2010,
    I agree with Kerodo, it will eventually lead to an argument.

    Best Regards,
    Ziaul
     
  6. clocks

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    Panda Cloud & Vipre - too much disk i/o
    Comodo - puts too much on user to decide what is safe/bad
    Norton & Panda Cloud - deletes stuff without asking
    Avira & MSE - suck at zero day protection
    Kaspersky, F-Secure, McAfee, G-Date - too heavy
    Twister - no 64bit support
    Bitdefender - slow web surfing
    Immunet Protect & McAfee- stinks at just about everything
     
  7. 1chaoticadult

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    I see this thread being closed.
     
  8. Vladimyr

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    LOL How is this not A vs B? o_O
     
  9. clocks

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    Depends on the interpretation. I mean look at all the threads posted about various tests the past day or two. Are those A vs. B?
     
  10. dw426

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    Point well made, Clocks. However, I agree with the others. This thread is just begging to turn into a back and forth between people.
     
  11. Noob

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    Avast!
    -Needs to improve their signature based detections according to some random tests
    AVG
    -Needs to improve signature based detections also
    Avira
    -Relies too much on signature based detections (Which is not necessarily bad but they are getting outdated)
    BitDefender
    -A bit heavy according to some users
    ESET NOD32
    -Same as Avira they are getting a bit outdated (Which is not necessarily bad but they are loosing the game)
    GDATA
    -A bit heavy also
    Kaspersky
    -High IO and Heavy in my system
    McAfee
    -Lame detections but is pretty light on my bros laptop
    Panda
    -Haven't seen much improvement but their Cloud AV is getting back on track
    PC Tools
    -No longer being constantly developed
    Symantec or Norton
    -Relies too much on cloud
    Trend Micro
    -Outdated
    Trustport
    -Heavy
    Webroot
    -Let's see if they have something new with PrevX
    Comodo
    -Not friendly
     
  12. varunit

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    Why haven't you commented anything about Emsisoft anti-malware? :argh:
     
  13. Noob

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    LOL it was not in the list i quoted the post deleted unnecessary content and tried to give an opinion of each one and deleting the ones that i haven't tried or researched enough.
    But if you want it :D

    Emsisoft
    -A bit heavy (Pre v4) We have to check out what v5 brings in reviews
    -BB might be annoying at the beginning
     
  14. carat

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    Because it is A vs B vs C vs D vs E ... :D
     
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    Thread closed per Policy.
     
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