What do you look for in an AV?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by besafe, May 12, 2007.

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  1. besafe

    besafe Registered Member

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    For me in order:

    1. Detection and removal rate. By far the most important criteria
    2. Easy on system resources/doesn't bog down machine
    3. Compatible with other software on PC
    4. Easy to use
     
  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    Heres what I look for:

    Detection rate
    Resource usage
    Features
     
  3. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    1.features
    2.performance of the AV such as removal/scanning ability etc etc
    3.cpu/ram usage
    4.detection
    5.support
    6.frequent updates
    7.looks and presentation
    8.scan speed

    all in that order
     
  4. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    1- Compatible with other software on PC.
    2- Resource usage.
    3- Scan speed.
    4- Detection rate w/good heuristics.
    5- Features/customization.
    6- Support.
    7- Updates.
    8- Looks/GUI.
     
  5. the Tester

    the Tester Registered Member

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    1.Detection rate and heuristics.
    2.Update frequency.
    3.Compatability with other software programs.
    4.Configurability.
     
  6. De Hollander

    De Hollander Registered Member

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    Stable
    Low memory use
    Solid dectection and removal
    Compatible
    Clean uninstall
     
  7. Firecat

    Firecat Registered Member

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    From highest to lowest priority:

    1) Support/Virus submission analysis service
    2) Price and Renewal discount
    3) Detection rate (signature detection, heuristics I can make compromises with, but good heuristics is an added bonus and definitely is a factor :D. Also, any AV that scores a Standard level in AV-comparatives' on-demand test is good enough if it fulfills my other priorities :))
    4) GUI (But I'm flexible in this regard, for example even Dr.Web's gaudy GUI is OK for me)
    5) Compatibility and Stability
     
  8. ashishtx

    ashishtx Registered Member

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    1)Compatiblity (Av without compatiblity doesn't make any sense).
    2)Flexible settings.
    3)Detection.
    4)Removal of Malware.
    5)computer resources usage.
    6)Self protection.
     
  9. MalwareDie

    MalwareDie Registered Member

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    In order:
    Compatibilty and stabilty
    Detection rates
    Resource usage
    Support
    Scan speed
    Ease of use
    GUI
     
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