Making a choice

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  1. De Hollander

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    If in a test (with de strongest settings applied) program X gets the best ratings, and program Y end up second place. You install X, but you have to adjust the setting because of problems with your system, and with product Y you don’t have any problems, witch product wood you choose. And why.
     
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    Of course program Y.

    Best rating does not always mean the best
     
  3. NAMOR

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    I guess it would depend on what setting(s) you have to adjust with program X to get it working smoothly.
     
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    Adjusting the security level because of slow browsing or overall system performance.
     
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    This wouldn't happen top be Kaspersky would it?
     
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    if it is the OP should go visit the kaspersky forum
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    Any antivirus program. If a test is done with maximum settings, and you adjust the security features/level , would that mean that your pc is less protected than program Y
     
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    I just mentioned KAV since you said problems with slow browsing and I have seen a few post with similar topics (and solutions) at the Kaspersky forum.

    Like I said it would depend on what you features your a lowering in order to get the AV to work smoothly. Say for example, Kaspersky's web scanner is slowing down your browsing and you need to adjust the settings to low in order for pages to render quickly.

    In this case I would say that it doesn't matter as much, since most AV test sites don't test web scanners. This feature seem more like an added bonus to the real-time/on-demand scanners. Now if you had to lower the setting real-time and/or on-demand scanner then it could possibly lower your overall protection, depending on what exactly you are lowering/disabling. Just my opinion...
     
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    So to get the same detection rate like in a test, a costumer have to adjust the settings, or are the default settings sufficient ?
     
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    That also depends on the setup of the AV program out-of-box and options available for tweaking. For AV like F-prot I think the default settings for scanning are ok, but for an AV like NOD32, some of the settings need to be enabled for better scanning results.
     
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    You can chose fex AVIRA over KAV/KIS.

    You wont have any slow web browsing when using Avira.

    Seriously, you question is hard to answer. :p

    Its definately Y
     
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    Program Y without a doubt.
     
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    Just go for kaspersky. NAMOR is right you postred this one in the forum
     
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    Thank you all for replaying :thumb:

    Why are the av programs not tested with default settings? Are the test results then not more realistic of how a program will try to protect you? It's great to see the end result, but as consumer wood it not be preverbal to have a av program that kicks ### out of the box.?
     
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    Have you seen NOD32's default on-demand scan settings? Just about everything is disabled.
     
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    that would lead to an unfair test.
    having all av's on max settings means that its a more fair test.
    different companies have a different idea of default settings
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    So as a consumer you have to try out a couple of av programs, and start adjusting the setting to get the maximum security strength of that product? The settings that are applied by default is just a balanced mix of protection/overall performance? Is there ever been a test with default settings? Ad if so where the test results different? If not, what wood be a top 5 of products with a good balance?
     
  18. C.S.J

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    program Y,

    easy, because no software that doesnt perform well on a users machine is worth using.
     
  19. Joeythedude

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    Y - ease of use is very important
     
  20. lodore

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    the point is its got to be program Y
    whats the point of having say e.g. 99percent detection rate and good response to new threats if the guard keeps turning off due to errors or keeps blue screening on you.
    since if the guard is off it cant block the threats.
    lodore
     
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    Program Y. I use computers to do what I want to do and if a possibly unnecessary program won't cooperate fully it gets removed - no matter how good is appears to be in some test.
     
  22. C.S.J

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    this forum is biased!
    this is a very clever thread,

    i think its safe to say everyone agrees on this one, 'however' there are loads of threads i see on this forum that state detection only, top priority etc etc, so based on that, its strange how this thread has turned out. :D

    e.g. i would not be using drweb if i chose Program X
     
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