What sites can we trust to give us Top 10 reviews?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by sweater, Dec 25, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. sweater

    sweater Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2005
    Posts:
    1,674
    Location:
    Philippines, the Political Dynasty Capital of the
    Surfing the web for Anti-virus Top Ten reviews confuses me...:eek: different results (especially the top 0ne) from different sites, :rolleyes: they all looks reliable and believable if you only saw their site. :oops:

    What can you recommend...:rolleyes: is it really reliable? o_O
     
  2. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2002
    Posts:
    11,271
  3. TAP

    TAP Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2004
    Posts:
    344
  4. sweater

    sweater Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2005
    Posts:
    1,674
    Location:
    Philippines, the Political Dynasty Capital of the
    It's only one of the many sites I am talking about...:doubt: .. what I am referring to was that some sites also gives different results. :p
     
  5. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2004
    Posts:
    6,426
    I bet 1000 bucks that review for year 2006 will be EXACTLY the same as 2005 and year before...
     
  6. Smokey

    Smokey Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2002
    Posts:
    1,513
    Location:
    Annie's Pub
    An AV-Expert like IBK should answer your question;)

    I know the answer, but i'm not an expert so my opinion is useless:p
     
  7. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2005
    Posts:
    2,345
    Location:
    Along the Shorelines somewhere in New England
    That's an amusing one.

    1) Where is Kapersky
    2) The "Web mail protection"...it shows NOD32 doesn't have one? I'd think that falls under the IMON module, in which case yes it does protect webmail.
     
  8. Brian N

    Brian N Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2005
    Posts:
    2,148
    Location:
    Denmark
    Just ignore any magazine reviews.
    The tester will have his hole stuffed with cash and write a review according to the amount stuffed up there.
     
  9. TNT

    TNT Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2005
    Posts:
    948
    I couldn't agree more. Magazine reviews are usually completely unreliable.
     
  10. Howard Kaikow

    Howard Kaikow Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2005
    Posts:
    2,802
    In general, most reviews are either biased or not well done.

    Best way to get a feel for things is to regularly monitor 1 or 2 active forums on a particular topic

    Over time, you will find folkes who tend to be more objective/knowledgeable than most.
     
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2005
  11. Smokey

    Smokey Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2002
    Posts:
    1,513
    Location:
    Annie's Pub
    And for sure everything that is produced by TopTenReviews.com

    I know them for a long time, and they only write garbage.:mad:
     
  12. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2005
    Posts:
    9,455
    I fully agree. TopTenReviews.com aren't objective. Money is their main goal.
    I never saw a freeware either in their so called tests.
     
  13. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2002
    Posts:
    5,648
    Location:
    Hawaii
    I can recommend AV-Comparatives and ... YES --- it is really reliable.

    But that site does NOT do a *Top Ten* as such. In any event, for anyone to designate a specific Top Ten (listed 1,2,3 etc) is absurd. What is Top Ten for my needs may not be Top Ten for your needs.

    There are *really great* AVs (such as NOD32, BitDefender, Kaspersky, DrWeb, VBA32, etc), and there are *fairly adequate* AVs (such as EZ, AVG, etc), and there are *don't waste your money* AVs (such as QuickHeal, ViRobot, etc). The best use of a a good testing site, such as AV-Comp, is to help you determine which AVs fit into the *really great* GROUP.

    Within the *really great* group, you simply have to do your own trials and then decide which AV best suits YOUR needs and preferences. (When I say "do your own trials" I mean you should try a program for features and fit, how well it runs on YOUR computer, and so forth. I do NOT mean that you should try to test a program's protection against specific threats -- such tests are best left to the experts such as AV-Comp.)
     
  14. theshadow247

    theshadow247 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2004
    Posts:
    323
    Location:
    ontario.canada
    i douldnt of said it better my self...
     
  15. tiagozt

    tiagozt Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2004
    Posts:
    331
  16. JVM

    JVM Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2005
    Posts:
    328
    Regarding your link, what I find interesting is how well Bit Defender 8 did compared to NOD32, especially since now we have Bit Defender 9. I wonder how Bit Defender 9 would compare against NOD32?
     
  17. Don Pelotas

    Don Pelotas Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2004
    Posts:
    2,257
    BitDefender is a good AV, don't get caught up in the cheerleading for anyones particular pet AV, users almost always recommend what they use (& often are selling) the simple fact is that if you use any of these:

    BitDefender, McAfee, Kaspersky, DrWeb, Panda, Nod32, there are more, you will as a normal risk user/surfer be well protected, you choose AV you like, which suits your needs and you feel comfortable with.:)
     
  18. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2002
    Posts:
    5,648
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Just hang on until AV-Comp does an update. OR... you can flip a coin. BitDefender is heads. NOD32 is tails. Heads you win -- Tails you still win. :D

    Seriously though, both BD & NOD are among *the greats.* As said before by me & by Don Pelotas -- you just have to try them out for yourself.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.