Which AV is it that you do not like?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by CJsDad, Apr 25, 2007.

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  1. CJsDad

    CJsDad Registered Member

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    Out of the AV's mentioned here at Wilders which one(s) are not for you?

    If you want to explain why please do so, if not that's understandable.
     
  2. Technic

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    Dr Web because its ancient GUI and hmmm WinAntivirus pro (rogue one).

    These two popped in my mind at the moment.:p
     
  3. zapjb

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    My ideas have changed. Used to dislike Norton/Symantec, McAfee, AVG, F-Secure, Panda, & a few more that escape my memory.

    But the fact is I haven't tried any of the above AVs in YEARS. Except McAfee Security Center 2006. At my friends last week while puppy sitting.

    And my experience was so good with MSC that I'd recommend it to any n00b. That just want to set it & forget it. Not learn anything.

    So I'd say other than old prejudices. I don't have a clue.

    All I've used the last 2-3 years are KAV, NOD32 & Avast free.
     
  4. gerardwil

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    What do you mean with this question? Maybe: Which is the worst AV?
    Because that fits in:
    Which one is the best?
    Which one is better: A or B?
    etc. etc.

    Useless threads (that's my personal opinion only).

    Gerard
     
  5. besafe

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    I can't say that there are any AV's that I don't like. I have only tried:

    Norton
    NOD
    AOL Active Virus Shield
    Avast
    Trend Micro PC Cillin
    McAfee

    All have good points and bad. I can't say that I really hated any of them.
     
  6. coldplay

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    some AVs I have used and i didn't like:

    Norton, Mcafee, AVG, VBA32, AVAST
     
  7. CJsDad

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    1) Is there a best or a worst AV? That why I chose to word the thread the way I did

    2) What's useless to you is not useless to me and will help me out in the long run as a newbie, hard as that may be to believe.
    By that I mean I like to know as much as possible when choosing a program and I do not limit myself to just "best" or "AV A vs AV B" or "test results", I'm open to all accounts of AV opinions.

    I also appreciate the replies and look forward to more views from other posters.
     
  8. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    av's i hated.

    GDATA AVK

    slow - heavy - crashes machine
     
  9. extratime

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    Of the AVs I have used I would have to say McAfee. I have installed it on a lot of systems for friends and relatives (usually they bought a license since it was pre-installed on their PC). I found that even the latest version was truly awful. Even the fastest desktop PC was brought done to a crawl for even simple tasks. When I uninstalled McAfee the system would speed up dramatically. I have observed this several times. Maybe it was conflicting with some other program but I have never been to pinpoint what.

    Since McAfee's detection rates are not so great anymore and the above problem I really have to say that I don't like McAfee.

    I am also not a big Norton fan but the 2007 version seems to be good.
    I used Norton for a long time before I found there were other alternatives and over the years I started disliking it's Live Update process, how sluggish it made my PC and how often it seemed to conflict with other applications. Of course this is now mostly old news and Norton 2007 appears to be a much improved product so I can't say I still dislike it.

    Personally I think that outside of the big 2 there are some really good AV solutions like KAV, NOD32 and Antivir.
     
  10. gerardwil

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    Ok I respect that and I am looking forward to the conclusions of this thread and specially if they bring any new lights.

    Gerard
     
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    I've had the curiosity to try Avast! from time to time, but can't stand the interface more than a couple of hours before I uninstall it.

    worst.interface.EVER
     
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    I should have elaborated in my earlier post.

    PC Cillin...Very easy to use but not the greatest protection

    Norton...Good protection and easy to use but early versions slowed my PC

    AVAST...Love this product. The standard skin/GUI is awful, but it is very easy to find a skin you like on-line. Many selections of different skins. Nice blend of protectiona and ease of use. Light on resourtces.

    MCAfee...Good for a novice that wants a set it and forget it all in one product, but very taxing on your system.

    NOD32...Comprehensive protection, highly configurable and light on resources. Spartan GUI and confusing options.

    So no product isd perfect in my opinion. They all tend to have some good points and bad.
     
  14. EliteKiller

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    1) Anything rogue (Winantivirus, Winfixer, AV Gold) or that was rogue at one time (E-Acceleration Stop Sign)
    2) Defender Pro (Wal-Mart special)
    3) McAfee (except Enterprise)
    4) Norton AV/IS/SW 2004-2006
    5) Trend PC-Cillin

    Those are truly the ones that make me cringe when I see them on any pc.
     
  15. Firecat

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    Here's what I don't like:

    McAfee - absolutely hate this one. Bad interface, bad performance and bad heuristics for the home editions. Enterprise edition is OK though.

    Rogue AVs like AV Gold, WinAntiVirus Pro etc.

    CyberScrub AntiVirus/AVForce - Poor support, not so good performance, and a disservice to the name of Kaspersky.

    CA/eTrust products - Bad, Bad, Bad. Simple as that.

    Hauri ViRobot - Do not waste your time with this one. Poor detection rates and an uninstaller that makes the earlier versions of NAV look great!

    ZoneAlarm AntiVirus - Actually I like it, but do not use it because it has very few configuration options (for the AV module).
     
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    AVG free. It feels too light for me. Doesn't give me a good sense of security.
     
  17. WSFuser

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    Antiviruses I dont like:

    Any AV that scores (or has scored) Standard or lower at av-comparatives.org (such as AVG and Dr. Web) because low detection rates make me feel quite unprotected.

    McAfee because I find its options lacking in configurability, the (enterprise av) alerts lack clarity (to me), and I dont like its Security Center (for home version). Is it still included?

    Panda because it brings my good computer to its knees. Plus a BSOD I remember once.

    Rouge AV well...its self-explanatory.
     
  18. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    I don't think Norton is good, but like it or not ... bah ...
    Otherwise, did not meddle too much into anti-virii. Most seem ok.
    Mrk
     
  19. ashishtx

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    1))G data avk( More deadly than a virus-wreaks havoc)
    2)panda( History of spamming)
    3)bitdefender( Is respectable av by all means, but slows internet with heavy http scanner)
    4)E trust( lousy updates, this av inspired me to try other av).
     
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  20. rdsu

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    I tried almost the AV's, but not on the last two years, so I just can say what I like:

    Favorite: 1. NOD32(my license will expire on 12 May), and others by order: Kaspersky Anti-Virus, avast! Pro or Home
    Free: avast! Home (currently use) and AOL Active Virus Shield

    Try same day: F-Prot and NOD32 v3.0...
     
  21. tsilo

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    I don t like: F-Secure, AVG, Kaspersky, Bit-Defender.
    I like: NOD32, Avast!, Norton, Antivir.
     
  22. TairikuOkami

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    AVG, because of its low detection, but it is the worst from the best ("top 20 AVs").
    There are many unknown AVs, which detection is bellow normal rate (less than 80%).
    AVG is good enough, if it is used with a reliable software like AVG AS, A-Squared, ect.
    I like MWAV Free, because it detects almost everything and includes Kaspersky engine.
     
  23. Davidpr

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    McAfee because of its Security Centre and the online registration.
     
  24. Bio-Hazard

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    The ones i dont like:

    1) Mcafee- it came installed on my computer, awful program
    2) Norton- it is on my girlfriends pc- slow, system hog

    The ones i do like:

    1) NOD32- light, excellent prptection
    2 )Kav- excellent protection, but somehow it disagree with my system
    3) avast free- after i uninstalled mcafee, avast picked up 2 viruses straight away.

    Kristian
     
  25. lodore

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    my nextdoor neighbour's laptop came preinstalled with mcafee IS 2006 and as
    zapjb said its true set and forgot and i would reccomend it to a newbie
    i think the 2007 version is better thou since they finaly changed the GUI.
    so thats my feelings about mcaffee.
    i havent tryed norton 2007 but i have heard its inproved alot and is another set and forgot av.
    it still has some annoying touches like a red cross over the icon if automatic updates isnt on springs to mind.
    also the yellow GUI is horrible and always has been.
    so maybe norton is improving i still wouldnt use it.
    they should of make the 2007 version in like 2005.
    lodore
     
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