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#46 goatsniffer

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:51

Vipre isn't in the poll.


#47 +goretsky

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 06:08

Hello,

You can vote for "Other" and specify it in the message thread.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

Vipre isn't in the poll.



#48 Torolol

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 03:11

just in a week ago:
 

Do Antivirus Companies Whitelist NSA Malware?

Microsoft, Symantec, and McAfee fail to respond to a transparency plea from leading privacy and security experts.

Source: http://www.informationweek.com/security/vulnerabilities-and-threats/do-antivirus-companies-whitelist-nsa-malware/d/d-id/1112911

just saying that their product might be compromised and can't be trusted.
Perhaps its better to move toward companies that less likely influenced American Govt political powers.



#49 +goretsky

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:01

Hello,

 

The very idea that any intelligence agency would share information about exploits or malware they are using with anti-malware product developers is ludicrous:  It would be against their own principles of keeping the operation covert and being able to have plausible deniability about it. 

 

It is far more likely that the reason the large vendors did not respond in time was because (1) the response to the letter was still being drafted by a committee set up to write the response; or (2) their federal and/or aerospace sales divisions were trying to score some brownie points with their customers (which, by the way, may have had an opposite effect).

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 

just in a week ago:
 
Source: http://www.informationweek.com/security/vulnerabilities-and-threats/do-antivirus-companies-whitelist-nsa-malware/d/d-id/1112911

just saying that their product might be compromised and can't be trusted.
Perhaps its better to move toward companies that less likely influenced American Govt political powers.



#50 +d5aqoëp

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:12

I had been Kaspersky user since long time. But 2014 version for Windows 8.1 is atrocious. It slows down web browsers and any flash based games. Their forums are littered with such complaints. Remaining 4 months subscription has gone to waste.

Hence I went with Avira free. Working well so far.

#51 Mysterioux

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 20:12

I'd vote for Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 7. But its not in the options :/



#52 Dadwen

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 20:21

As far as paid it would be Kaspersky or Eset, but I also really like Malwarebytes Pro.

#53 +goretsky

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:08

Hello,

 

There's an option called "Other."

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 

 

I'd vote for Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 7. But its not in the options :/



#54 leesmithg

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:16

I only ever used one company since 1992 and that is Norton.

 

Never used any of the others, so Norton for me.

 

Unless I use and try all the others, still Norton.



#55 Nallaikumaran

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 07:34

Symantec is best.



#56 The Dark Knight

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 08:14

Been using ESET for nearly 9 years now. Earlier it was just NOD32, switched over to the Smart Security suite in 2008. Never had a single problem with it. :)



#57 OP Marshall

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 16:41

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