What AV's have good spyware/adware detection

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  1. FastGame

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    I know KAV is good, what other AV's do you trust in this area ?
     
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    Hi,

    I think antivir, AVG internet security (not AVG alone ) and NOD32

    MaB
     
  3. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    i fell in love with dr.web :D
     
  4. marcromero

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    Dr.Web has kept me adware/spyware free so far, and the Dr.Web CureIt Utility works wonders on my roommates computer. :thumb:
     
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  5. trjam

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    In reference to the orginal question, any rated as Advance Plus.
     
  6. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    whats that gotta do with spyware/adware.....

    plus its been known that advanced plus, aint always the best...... avk remember that junk? *laughs*
     
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    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    well dr.web was in the same section as norton, nod32, avg and norman, so good work. :D

    i must say.. its not bad, seen as dr.web only add definations to malware that can be 'executed', did you know that IBK?

    maybe a test on viruses / adware / and all other malware for only ones that could be executed to actually create damage, then lets see results maybe? :)
     
  10. trjam

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    And none of us can argue that point either.
     
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    seems they still have to add detection for lot of malware that can be executed and creates damage
     
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    sure they do,

    but as they dont add defs for non-executable malware, surely that will knock their detection rate down in the tests, thats what i meant ibk.
     
  13. trjam

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    So the best solution IBK, would be one that includes some sort of HIPS? Along with sigs and heuristics.
     
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    i think HIPS are soooo over-rated.
     
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    I am still believing that Dr.Web will much improve detection rate before February (by adding detection for the malware they miss); at least this is what someone from Dr.Web promised.
     
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    well im a trusted dr.web user now, so thats good news IBK .

    not bad though, only 26 euro for a 2 year licence, so im happy. :D
     
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    We agree twice tonight, wowww, Dr Web is the best solution based on dollar amount with Antivir Prem following in close second.
     
  18. Mongol

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    Another choice would be Panda Antivirus 2007. It screens for the whole range of things and at 29.95 for a two computer license it may suit some tastes...:shifty: :eek: :D
     
  19. marcromero

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    Dr.Web, and here's why, if every av vendor added all the samples that every tester used for their tests, we'd all have advanced+ antivirus programs or damn close to it, whether Dr.Web adds all the samples they miss at av-comparatives or not, does not matter to me personally, they'd like too, I'm sure, av-comparatives has become a great marketing platform for Nod32 and KAV, but Dr.Web seems to be driven by a different principle when it comes to protecting their customers, I admire that conviction and I respect their decisions as a company, as to what they will or will not add to their virus database. They know because of this, they may not always score high on av tests, like Igor Daniloff said, it is for the users to judge for themselves, that's why I'm a Dr.Web user now, I find it refreshing to see a company driven by quality, not dollars. I too, would like to see them improve their test scores and rating at av-comparatives, if they do, fine, if not, that's okay with me also, I will still continue to use and highly recommend Dr.Web Antivirus. It's a quality software program, judge for yourself.
     
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    I think only Karspersky and NOD32 are also very good in detecting spyware and stealthy trojans...:rolleyes: ....but when I installed AntiVir free, it also detects 3 Trojan clickers not detected by my previously installed Avast Home..:cautious: :blink:

    But, I wouldn't trust any antivirus to have a good detection machine for finding spywares/adware/trojans. Even if it does, I would still trust and insist on using a very good anti-spyware and anti-trojan programs coz that was their specialization. Anti-virus program should only specializes on detecting virus or else they'll scatter their brains on finding many things that may result on poor detection of what they specialized on... and that is finding virus. ;)
     
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    Avira and Kaspersky... NOD32 still needs improvement.
     
  22. dah145

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    I will go with KAV, anyway an on-demand AS as SUPERAntispyware wont hurt. ;)
     
  23. lodore

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    I second that!
    lodore
     
  24. trjam

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    so lodore, are you going with the suite or just the av.
     
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    Suite.
    it should come today.
    then i need to install it soon so its not to close to chrismas installing.
    lodore
     
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