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#76 devnulllore

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:54

Just wait to see what Norton has in store for you soon!


#77 LaP

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 14:52

Bitdefender is the best.

#78 +Livin in a box

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 19:39

I've been using ESET Smart Security but I'm going to move onto Norton Internet Security 2012 and see how that is following the recommendations from here!

#79 +Jombi

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 18:20

After spending the past few months learning about crypters, viri, etc...I can definitely say Sophos is one of the better paid AVs. Norton is just terrible. When I check Stubs for detections, usually after crypting I'll get 2/46...one of those two is usually always Sophos. I've seen one detection scan show 44/46 detections with Norton and ENOD32 as the only 2 companies without a current scan.

To each his own I guess. I've found that AVG + 1 other usually catches everything.

#80 +Ely

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 18:32

Norton 2012 is pretty good and that's what Im using right now, been thinking to give Webroot a try though.

#81 epk

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 18:41

I use Norton, but F-Secure has got nice results in most tests.

By the way, even using Norton, I still keep Malwarebytes' AntiMalware Free installed, and I'd probably keep it no matter what I use. It's a great last resort program.

#82 +warwagon

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 18:45

I use Norton, but F-Secure has got nice results in most tests.

By the way, even using Norton, I still keep Malwarebytes' AntiMalware Free installed, and I'd probably keep it no matter what I use. It's a great last resort program.


If you are using it as a last resort program wouldn't you want to pay for it and use it's on demand scanner?

#83 OP +goretsky

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 05:39

Hello,

One thing to keep in mind if you are using a web-based program or one without a memory resident component is that it is probably going to miss detection of some things. For example, viruses, worms or rootkits which use stealth mechanisms to avoid detection on disk or in memory. Even then, there's no such thing as an anti-malware which detects everything. New threats appear daily, and anti-malware programs are updated daily (or more often) to deal with those.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

#84 epk

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 18:21

If you are using it as a last resort program wouldn't you want to pay for it and use it's on demand scanner?

Well, honestly I don't know how good it is as a full time AV (since you should only have one of those running). I know it's great to catch and clean things the others can't, but... and for some reason they don't include it on any comparatives I've seen : /

#85 +warwagon

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 18:22

Well, honestly I don't know how good it is as a full time AV (since you should only have one of those running). I know it's great to catch and clean things the others can't, but... and for some reason they don't include it on any comparatives I've seen : /


Well malwarebytes is perfectly fine as a second opinion scanner to be run next to your primary AV

#86 TTGSteve

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 23:08

Well malwarebytes is perfectly fine as a second opinion scanner to be run next to your primary AV


That's what I use malwarebytes for now and it's working out great for me. There's no use in running it full-time if you also have a full-time AV program running.

#87 +warwagon

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 23:10

That's what I use malwarebytes for now and it's working out great for me. There's no use in running it full-time if you also have a full-time AV program running.


Actually i disagree. the whole point of a second opinion scanner is just that. A second opinion, meaning what ever the AV might miss malwarebyes might catch.



#88 remixedcat

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:49

yo! what does people think about Sophos tho?

#89 OP +goretsky

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:37

Hello,

While it may be possible to simultaneously run multiple antimalware programs together, at some point, an update of one or the other may introduce conflicts between the two.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

Actually i disagree. the whole point of a second opinion scanner is just that. A second opinion, meaning what ever the AV might miss malwarebyes might catch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVB_j4mhvck



#90 TTGSteve

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 22:40

That and it's just a resource hog and unnecessary, in my opinion. I think running Malwarebytes once a week and having a full time antivirus program constantly running should be sufficient.



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