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#1 remixedcat

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:15

Please list those as honest as you can. Please provide more then 5 reported news links per vendor to confirm. Please also indicate the problem in full.

Please make sure to also post your honest experience about the problem with the anti-virus software that you have if you have experienced this major problem..

Remember.... This must have been a widespread problem documented in the media.

I will be preparing this list for a client so keep it professional, no flaming, no wars in this thread please. Thank you and much appreciated.


#2 jasondefaoite

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:33

Wait ... so we do your work for you? How much are you paying us? :)

#3 Vvo

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:39

muffins?

#4 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:49

Sorry, no list, just Zonealarm, in my case it was better on win 7 x64 than norton, (not REALLY a problem, more of a gripe---> )Action Center kept telling me norton's off, or it's antivirus isn't running, kept having to uninstall/reinstall for the year I had it (at least 6 times a week in my case, most frustrating thing I ever bought) sometimes I would have to reinstall when starting pc.
Zonealarm ISS, 2nd or 3rd year now, I don't remember, NEVER had any infections. One time I thought I had, and I think Rappy told me to get a rootkit remover (sorry to the mod who it was if it wasn't Rappy) and all those removers he recommended found nothing (plus for ZA seeing as I used to have it on XP back in the day)

#5 dead.cell

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:59

No offense, but perhaps utilizing Amazon's turk system would be a better route to go. There's a difference between asking someone for help and asking someone to perform a task or set of tasks...

#6 xpablo

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:17

Talk about lazy!

Do your own research, what kind of professional goes to an internet forum and ask it's members to provide input on a project/report for their client?

#7 OP remixedcat

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:34

Well they wanted it this way don't ask me. It's not my idea. Research purposes as well. I told you all to please not be rude or flame....

#8 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:36

Talk about lazy!

Do your own research, what kind of professional goes to an internet forum and ask it's members to provide input on a project/report for their client?

me me me!
then I go to dumber people than me and they're like 'you're a god among men'

#9 kiddingguy

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:41

I'll start with the first one:
http://www.neowin.ne...ix-now-in-place
O hey wait, it's on the front page news

#10 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:43

I'll start with the first one:
http://www.neowin.ne...ix-now-in-place
O hey wait, it's on the front page news

DAMMIT beaten by like 2 minutes

#11 sc302

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:54

Couple of places to start
http://www.av-comparatives.org/
http://www.av-test.org/en/home/
http://www.virusbtn.com/index


#12 Phantom Spaceman

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:56

Well they wanted it this way don't ask me. It's not my idea. Research purposes as well. I told you all to please not be rude or flame....


Wait, who "wanted it this way"?

#13 Hardcore Til I Die

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:59

http://news.cnet.com..._3-5063226.html

MS Blaster worm. I had Norton installed at the time and it was useless. Is it really as simple as that to beat an antivirus: cause a computer to shut down before the antivirus can update its' definitions?

I didn't know back then what I know now, I had no idea how to stop a computer from shutting down using the command prompt, and I didn't have a smartphone or other computer back then, so I had to try and do as much research as I could (on 1MB broadband I think) in the 60 seconds I had before my PC shut down each time. Was a nightmare! Once I found the shutdown -a command it was easy to fix.

I don't know if other antiviruses were of any more assistance though... maybe not.

#14 AwayfromHere

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:55

Strange.

This is not the first time You ask "help" from Neowin members without You actually doing any research yourself. :/

Second link in Google for me.

http://antivirus.abo...rusmistakes.htm

Gee..not lazy at all. :huh:

#15 Nick H.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:39

While I agree with the overall sentiments - it's one thing asking for some help with an issue and another asking for others to do the whole task for you - let's remember to keep it civil. If you don't have a response that will help the OP then don't bother posting.