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  • 27% (13)
    ESET NOD32
  • 46% (22)
    Microsoft Security Essentials,
  • 25% (12)
    Other (please specify)
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post #21 of 24
If you're going free, Avast! is a solid choice.

But, Vipre has stepped up immensely. I just got done cleaning up my stepfather's computer that had nothing but avast running on it(which hadn't been updated or run for 4 months.........), and after updating and running avast and doing a boot-time run of Spybot S&D, it was still running excessively slow (and the registry had been effed up disabling the task manager even). I tried the Kapersky free trial (avast uninstalled), picked up one additional virus, but didn't actually improve anything. I'm looking around the internet and I saw a suggestion for Vipre, few quick checks around google and everyone is singing it's praises, so I give it a try. It's behavior detection found an unidentified trojan and quarantined it. Computer is actually usable again.

I've got 7 computers in my house. I've updated three of them with the Vipre trial. All three have had infections that Avast(2 computers) and Norton (third) didn't catch. Avast missed the same unidentified trojan on both computers, Norton missed a pair of viruses. I know the trojan wasn't a false positive either, as it uncrippled the weak computer and dropped idle RAM usage by 4% on my sig rig(hiding in that portion of the ram held by windows prefetching, so I didn't know it was malicious). It also caught additional spyware that Spybot had ignored on all three. When I get some time this coming week, I'm getting the home license and putting it on all 7 computers.

Vipre gets my vote. Plus it comes with a solid firewall.
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^a antivirus is useless after a infection. You need to follow a cleaning routine to remove it with specialized scanners. But the exploit needs to be patched up first.
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^a antivirus is useless after a infection. You need to follow a cleaning routine to remove it with specialized scanners. But the exploit needs to be patched up first.
The infections got past both Avast and Norton. I've since done the Vipre rescue disc on both computers, it didn't pick up anything that the standard scan didn't on either computer.
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The infections got past both Avast and Norton. I've since done the Vipre rescue disc on both computers, it didn't pick up anything that the standard scan didn't on either computer.
specialize scanners I mean apps like Combofix, gmner, malwarebytes, SuperantiSpyware. Malware hide themselves from av installed av products by use of rootkits so nothing can be trusted in such situations. Combofix hunts for file names not signatures so it can pick up the the malware and it uses gmner anti rootkit engine which nothing have stood up against it so far. SAS and Mbam picks up things that the others don't pick up again so its difficult for malware to hide from everything. Ok except if it was created by government then they can hide and infect anything from a pc to industrial systems lol
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