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#61 +warwagon

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 03:23

true, but i figure if i stick to mostly known sites that should keep risk at a minimum.

 

plus, i got NoScript in use which i imagine helps a bit there since a lot of the side stuff on plenty of websites don't load when that's running as i only allow what i need to allow for a site to function well enough.

 

That's were most of the exploits come from. Hacked "Known" sites. Even TWIT.TV was serving out malware at one point.




#62 +goretsky

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 05:44

Hello,

 

One thing to keep in mind is that in many anti-malware programs, detection of potentially unwanted and potentially unsafe applications is optional.  It needs to be explicitly turned on if you want that functionality.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky



#63 alfered

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 22:23

I'll always go with Avast.



#64 Beyond Godlike

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 20:33

Was looking at AV-Comparatives, looks like Avast has the second highest false positive count.  Doesnt seem like they really are all that different from each other anymore.  



#65 +warwagon

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 22:39

I think 360 Total Security should be added to the list.



#66 Copernic

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 23:06

I think 360 Total Security should be added to the list.

 

And Baidu Antivirus.



#67 OP Marshall

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 23:14

I think 360 Total Security should be added to the list.

 

 

And Baidu Antivirus.

 

Done and Done.



#68 Ruti

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 17:19

Avast gave me tons of false positives, and let some malware install freely on my computer. nothing more annoying than safe files dissapearing from your pc.



#69 Darth Tigris

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 19:07

Comodo has the most votes BY FAR, but nobody is explaining why.  Tell me why I should switch to using it.



#70 flynempire

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 19:28

Yes I was kind of surprised. I tried Avast and it was OK but gave me some problems with system speed. I am now using Panda Cloud and I like it so that is my vote for Panda Cloud.

It does not use too much memory although I recall Webroot (Paid) used very little memory. I have a customer on Comodo and just left it. Never really gave her a problem but I used CIS in the past and 3 times it would self destruct you can say which was annoying.



#71 My8th

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 19:37

For my slower computer I just use the browser's built in protection, I know it's not the smartest thing but I only browse with it, I never install anything new on it and only visit the same few sites on it.



#72 flynempire

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 20:13

I put Ad-Aware on a Windows 8.1 machine and the protection stopped working. Weird..



#73 xrobwx

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 21:26

Comodo has the most votes BY FAR, but nobody is explaining why.  Tell me why I should switch to using it.

I counted 9 posts stating the person used MSE but only 4 votes? 75 votes for comodo but no comments.



#74 Darth Tigris

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 00:45

xrobwx, on 19 Aug 2014 - 16:26, said:

I counted 9 posts stating the person used MSE but only 4 votes? 75 votes for comodo but no comments.

 

Well I gave it a try and have spent the last 3 hours fixing my computer.  It kept blocking my touchpad and keyboard and I couldn't do anything.  Had to do a system restore even! 

 

I'm going to try Avast! instead. 



#75 NeHoMaR

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 04:17

The comodo votes looks extremely suspicious to me.

 

I still use Microsoft Security Essentials, but I am looking for something better at the moment.