New Antivirus for my daughter

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  1. Antarctica

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    Hello,
    Right now my daughter uses Norton Antivirus 2003 but she does not want to renew it. She is asking me to install a new one for her.

    Myself I am using NOD32 but I think it may be a little to complicated for her. What would you suggest, something good, easy to run and to configure. I was thinking about Dr. Web but I am not sure if it is friendly user? Any other
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    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Sputnik

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    BitDefender and F-Secure are very easy to use as well, or consider avast! :)
     
  3. bigc73542

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    Probably the easiest av to use and configure is Eztrust Antivirus 2005 the detection rates are respectable and it defines the meaning set and forget info here
     
  4. tahoma

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    firstly id worry about getting completely rid of norton, its near impossible to get rid of it so that it doesent conflict with he new antivirus u install.

    drweb is fairly straightforward once its installed and configured in my opinion, so if u install it and go over the settings for her it shouldnt be a big problem
     
  5. Stephanos G.

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    Why nod32? Her daddy could support her for any problem (also Daddy Cool):)
     
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  7. tahoma

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    EZ's detection rate is pretty poor though isnt it ? i dont think i would install it on a computer belonging to a person who perhaps wouldnt be able to notice that he/she was infected if the AV missed it.

    another one to consider may be panda, which i think u can still get for free here http://www.pandasecurity.com/survey/
    oh and kav5 is pretty easy to use too
     
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    ezav's detection is not poor actually it is as good or better than any mainstream av check here and take a look at pandas here . these test are noy definitive but they do give you an idea of what the av's can do. Take a look at this popular av and compare it to ezav here
     
  9. tahoma

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    big, ez scores poorly over at virus.gr ,dont know how reliable those tests are though
     
  10. bigc73542

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    I dont pay a lot of attention to that site.
     
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    here are a few results from checkmark
     

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    Don't get me wrong here, there are some really good av's available including ezav but he wanted an easy to use good av and I believe that ezav is probably the easiest that is still going to give decent protection. When his kids get a little older they may want an av with more user settings available and they can make that choice at that time. ;)
     
  14. tahoma

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    Like I stated earlier I don't trust their results and don't use their site. They disagree with the established av testing sites that have been around for a long time quite often and comparing any av's detection rate against Kavs is an act of futility anyway :doubt:
     
  16. dog

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    Hi Tahoma, ;)

    As you said above:
    Without get into a discussion regarding virus.gz and taken this thread OT ... Consider the source and stick with Main Stay Authorities. ;) If you do a forum search for AV Tests you'll find lots of opinions on virus.gz. ;)

    Here is the thread I'm thinking of - https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=77033

    Steve
     
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    Hi,

    I have come to believe that for "novices", the better the AV detection capabiities, the better it is for everyone all-around. Novices are far more likely to stray into unknown territory and get infected - and not even know it for quite some time. It happens to my friends and family all of the time which is why I usually ended up spending tons of time cleaning and then installing one of the top-rated products.

    In your case, I would recommend either Kaspersky with extended database (sans ADS) or NOD32 with an AT like Ewido or BOClean.

    Just let them run and if your daughter has a question, it gives you the opportunity of a life-time to show-off how much you know. Parents never get enough respect as far as I am concerned. ;)

    Rich
     
  20. tahoma

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    ok, im just trying to help out, maybe im wrong. but i personally wouldnt use EZ. the guy wanted an AV that was easy to use and also a good one. if easy to use was th enoly criteria then no AV would be the answer, nothing is easier to use and configure than nothing
     
  21. bigc73542

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    vet didn't fail at av-comparatives it just didn't meet some criteria they use. At VB the vet engine detects better than the inoculate engine.
    here
     

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    You can select in the options whcih engine you want to use and for what (on-demand / on-access).
     
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    The engine selection is only on the eTrust server promo 7. EZAV uses the Ca vet engine.
     
  24. waters

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    The promo has duel scanner
     
  25. IBK

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    Ah, ok :).
    VET does not reach the 85%tell you that even if VET does not reach the 85%, it is for sure much much better than the 52% that virus.gr gave to it. The percentages on that site bring you to wrong conclusions I think; it makes soem AV looking much worser than they are.
     
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