The best antivirus

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by kloshar, Jan 29, 2004.

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  1. kloshar

    kloshar Registered Member

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    Can we say that these are top of anti-virus softwares?:
    - Kaspersky
    - F-secure
    - NOD32
    - McAfee
    - F-prot
    - Dr. Web

    Is there any other?

    Thanx!

    That post was made just for my friends on Mobisux.

    kloshar
     
  2. optigrab

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    Hi kloshar

    Your question is just about the best way to receive disagreements, and unlikely to achieve consensus. Longtime readers here at Wilders would probably agree with your list in general, but there are also detractors of just about all of them too.

    In the end, if eight people say that AV-whatever on your list is top-notch, and two people say "it failed to prevent an infection" or "it crashed my PC", it will be difficult to draw conclusions.

    If you're still interested in compiling a list of candidates, you might want to add Norton. I don't use it, and I know it has its detractors, but I also know many, many people who give it high marks.

    Regards
    Optigrab
     
  3. kloshar

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    Never mind! Just write your opinion.
     
  4. tahoma

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    my opinion is that that is probably a list of the best avs. personally i wouldnt include nod32 or f-prot tho, but i know many will disagree :)

    f-secure is only good cos it uses the kaspersky engine
    several other abs using te kaspersky engine are therefore also very good, avk, extendia and a few others
     
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    I did. :rolleyes: :D You should consider putting Norton on your list.
     
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    I would put NAV and Trend Micro in there.
     
  7. subratam

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    AVG
    Command
    Mcafee
    PC-cillin
    I dun mind Norton

    loool (it is PC-cillin) sorrry :D :D
     
  8. kloshar

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    Which one is Penicilin? Pc-cillin?
     
  9. groundling

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    Kloshar:
    I don't believe in any best.

    Particularily if the "best" won't run on my operating system or I don't have the resources to run it, or the knowledge to configure it.

    Or if I turn it off because it slows down my browsing, downloading etc.

    Price a factor , frequency and size of updates a factor..

    "Good enough for me" applies.

    Might be more useful if you listed them according to what your friends typical needs are.
     
  10. mvdu

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    I would include Norton if it had more live updates. Frequent updates mean a lot to me.
     
  11. sofasofe

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    Well f-secure using and KAV engine but its not only reason why its very good software. Can you show me any virus that other detect and f-secure doesn't? I never heard of that, just oposite

    We can include and Panda

    so

    F-secure > the best
    KAV
    Panda > it will clean any known virus from PC
    NOD32 > detected Mydoom by heuristic
    Norton
    Avast

    Dr.Web also good but to many false alarms
     
  12. noname9

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    Please got to the following website ( http://siliconrealms.com/index.shtml ) and protect your favorite malware with SRs software. KAV (and clones like F-Secure) will not detect it. Kaspersky knows about this issue for a very long time and cannot do anything about it. Hackers know, too. Everybody (should) know.

    Is KAV useless now? NO.
    Is KAV a bad scanner? NO.
    Is there a best virus scanner? NO.
    Does it make sense to ask what is the best virus scanner? NO. NO. NO.

    Here are some questions which DO make sense:

    What are the strenghts and weaknesses of a particular scanner?
    Do certain scanners complement each other?
    Does a scanner offer any unique features, detection methods etc.?
     
  13. Trans

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    ...and which AV can detect it ? :D
     
  14. scooby

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    I don't think AVG or F-Prot should be on that list. I would add EZ (vet engine).
     
  15. optigrab

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    Much better said than I. Agree, agree, agree. ;)
     
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    Little mistake about f-secure, the program has 3 different engines.

    And only the fact that an AV is using the kaspersky-engine is not a guarantee that the software will be automaticly very good (or very bad), there are so many other (important) facts to consider to give a judgement about an AV, and I miss them in your statement.

    Ciao,

    Smokey
     
  18. noname9

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    IMHO, F-Secure does not merely use Kaspersky's engine but also their signatures.

    This is unfortunate since KAV's signature database has been cracked (i.e., if you modify malware in a way that KAV cannot detect it there is a good chance that F-Secure will miss it, too). Sometimes, F-Secure may use its own signatures. But frequently, it does not.

    For the above-mentioned reason I do not like AV software producers simply buying a license from Kaspersky and selling a KAV clone.

    It is better and safer if there are many completely different scanners on the market.
     
  19. Smokey

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    F-secure uses three different engines:

    F-Secure AVP, Libra and Orion.

    Therefore I think f-secure will catch almost everything, but like all other AV's, nothing is perfect, but IMO f-secure is doing a great job, and is a top-notch AV.
    Maybe the best there is.

    Ciao,

    Smokey
     
  20. kloshar

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    Which is better: EScan Virus control or BitDefender?
     
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    Escan -> total control to you like web scanner(pop-up,active X blocker etc), email scanner, something like NIS...
    Bitdefender-> file-transfer watcher (in within machine and internet) , notifies if thrs any change in registry
    you cant compare between them... both are best in their way..
    kloshar its not which AV is best but what is the machine config, the user's way to use his machine.
    u have been askin lot bout comparisons..
    i have been trialling a lot of security softwares.. and IMHO u shud judge your own AV coz u r the master of ur habits.
    every AV is good, its how u use them and in some case some are better than other but surely less good than the same.
    thx
     
  22. Smokey

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    I only can tell you: there are better AV's ;), read the threads in the anti-virus forum and make your own (wise) decision...

    Ciao,

    Smokey
     
  23. the Tester

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    You have a lot of choices in the antivirus category.
    That's the good part.
    The hard part is deciding which program is the best.
    Personal preference is a large factor.
    The best way to decide is to trial some av programs one at a time and compare the features,update frequency,resource usage and/or whatever is important to the user.

    I think that support (forum or email)is important with any security program.
     
  24. noname9

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    @Smokey

    "F-secure uses three different engines:

    F-Secure AVP, Libra and Orion.

    Therefore I think f-secure will catch almost everything,"

    Apparently, F-Secure does not use all three engines cumulatively. At least, it can be easily demonstrated that an unpacked malware sample which is missed by the KAV engine + the KAV sigs will not be detected F-Secure's Orion or Libra engine.
     
  25. tempnexus

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    Ok but which one is good enough to be used and still light enough on resources so one will not even notice that it's being used?
     
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