tried DW(Dr Web) about two years ago, and had some problems with it

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  1. Bunkhouse Buck

    Bunkhouse Buck Registered Member

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    CSJ, I just went by AV-Comparatives. I tried DW about two years ago, and had some problems with it. Probably ok now though. If this test is anywhere near accurate, I might give DrW a try. I am using Avira, it is light, but DrW may be lighter. I want to test it on my main laptop and see how it runs relative to Avira. If the detection is anywhere near similar, I'll give it a whirl.
     
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    Re: Virus Weekly Stats....0Day

    you shouldn't use it for test results tho bunk, is it light? Yes,very.
    Will it protect you? Most definatly

    Those are the reasons you should look at.
     
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    Re: Virus Weekly Stats....0Day

    I am installing right now...
     
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    LOL ok, hide the tray icon in control panel and tell me if you even notice an antivirus running.
     
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    Re: Virus Weekly Stats....0Day

    I am running a full scan right now, but even with it on, webpages load faster than Avira or Nod32-no question. I'll let you know how light overall after scan is completed.
     
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    Re: Virus Weekly Stats....0Day

    Hang on, while I get some popcorn. :rolleyes:
     
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    Re: Virus Weekly Stats....0Day

    Actually is scanning as fast on my laptop as Avira-perhaps slightly faster.
     
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    well, check back with me in a hour when it finishes. And you might want to double check what it finds before deleting.;)
     
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    Re: Virus Weekly Stats....0Day


    Tsk..tsk.. Don't hurt Chris' feelings :D
     
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    Re: Virus Weekly Stats....0Day

    ......and the next day..PLING...:eek: ...what happened...:D ...ahhh it's finished...:D

    Cheers
     
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    u are hilarious jeff, but I believe more people report fps with avira than with drweb :)

    Scanning speed is slow, but its a deeper more through scan.

    After your initial scan bunk, you can disable archive and mail scanning, and this will dramatically improve the scan speed.
     
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    It might be awhile before he can answer you.:eek:
     
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    Re: tried DW about two years ago, and had some problems with it

    I can't believe they put a discussion about doctor web in other anti malware section... The mods
     
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    Re: tried DW about two years ago, and had some problems with it

    Maybe they think DW stands for DefenseWall.
     
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    Re: tried DW about two years ago, and had some problems with it

    Bingo. I am moving it now.

    Pete
     
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    hello,
    nothing wrong with a slow scanning engine.
    mostly a fast scan engine means it misses stuff.
    slower scan engines are normaly more through.
    no reason to diss something because its a bit slow.
    ive seen a few fp's with dr web but the ones i sent got fixed quite quickly.
    always look at the good things. for example recently people have been spreading rubbish about me but im happy because i know im better than they are:D
    im sure version 5 of drweb will have a faster engine.
    lodore
     
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    Geez, Bunkhouse. Still scanning?:rolleyes: ;)
     
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    You are a bad guy :)
     
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    The bad news is the full initial scan took a little over 5 hours as compared to 2 hours for Avira. The good news is that the spam filter in Dr. Web is much better than Avira and the best I have ever tested and I have tested them all. In addition, Dr. Web runs lighter on my test machine than Avira. Web pages load faster, etc.

    There are trade-offs with all AVs. I weight "lightness" very highly, and if the next 30 days (trial period) works well, I will buy a license for Dr. Web. I have licenses for Nod32 and both the Avira Suite and the Personal Edition Premium which I can reinstall if need be.

    Just a progress report from beautiful Las Vegas.

    Best,

    Bunkhouse Buck
     
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    As expected, there were some false positives (7) -and I have never had a fp with Avira or Nod32. That said, I did not delete the fp files as I knew what they were. I do not view false positives as necessarily a bad thing since I know something about computers.
     
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    By far the lightest AV I ever used-and I have used them all. Lightning quick loading web pages and with my businesses I am on the net at least 14 hours a day. It is actually hard to believe.
     
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    You're a bundle of laughs as always, Buck.
     
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    I am glad you appreciate my good sense of humor! :D
     
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    Untick archives in scanner settings to reduce scan speed dramatically bunk
     
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    I have-thanks.

    I guess I pissed off some here (not a surprise-that is normal) but you were right about the lightness of Dr. Web. Running anything else is slowing down their machine-it is that simple. I sent my Avira key for a 50% 1 year discount. Cheap as well!
     
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