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HUGE TEST of all popular AV's

Poll Results: Some questions

 
  • 31% (15)
    I use AVG and will not switch
  • 33% (16)
    I use NOD32
  • 33% (16)
    I use another highly rated AV program, plz list
  • 2% (1)
    I use a poorly rated AV ie."AVG" and will switch
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post #1 of 32
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Here is a test by one of the most popular AV test groups ever AV Comparatives

Let me explain let's say you read an AV review in your local magazine, they don't do the testing locally of the way the progam performs, they give it to people like av-comparatives and pay them to test it. Testing security software is one of the hardest things to do and this is one of the most popular companies

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I won't spoil it but it's worth a thural read through plz don't skim it, it's very interresting to see what AV is performing the best


Once again NOD32 Kicks the most @$$ that is why most people on this forum recommend it out of everything out there

And another thing i have to say DON'T USE AVG!!!!!!!!!!!!
I keep seeing people saying they use AVG because it's the best free alternative. In all tests ever done not even by av-comparatives AVG is known to be the worst of all the AV's even Norton and that's saying alot

I've said this many times if you don't want to spend money and want a free anti virus look no furthur than Avira

I hope all you AVG hippies learned something today

by the way this study was published June 21, 2007 so it's very NEW
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post #2 of 32
I use avast! and I have never had a problem with it plus I like the interface more than Avira's Antivir.
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Kaspersky is the best one. Iv heard a few good and bad things about NOD32 and also heard it uses a bit more resources than most others.
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post #4 of 32
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Originally Posted by Dennisjr13 View Post
I use avast! and I have never had a problem with it plus I like the interface more than Avira's Antivir.
Interface isn't everything. I personally can't stand AVAST. It has the worst interface possible. It looks like a media player. It's hard to use and counter intuitive. Plus you don't know you have a problem because avast didn't detect it

And to Jack. VIVA LA RUSSIA!!!! It's kind of funny a how me being russian and not using Kaspersky

Kaspersky isn't bad but NOD32 is better. and i run it currently and it works great. On the contrary NOD32 is very little resource hungry. Right now it has two processes running and a total of 20,000 K of memory, i wana see you beat that. Even if you do NOD32 is still considered one of the lowest resource hogging apps.

Although i do want to wait and see how Kaspersky 7.0 turns out. It's suposed to be launched this month
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if you search around...you can find, shall we say..."advanced" copies of Kas 7.0 on the electro-ether ('noid...oink, you get my drift)...

I have tried on my vista box...very sleek, very intuitive...but it does have a decent commit charge
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post #6 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poser View Post
if you search around...you can find, shall we say..."advanced" copies of Kas 7.0 on the electro-ether ('noid...oink, you get my drift)...

I have tried on my vista box...very sleek, very intuitive...but it does have a decent commit charge
No need to brag now..
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post #7 of 32
I use AntiVir and it uses almost no CPU resources when running but it uses up to 70 MB when running - though only 20-30 mb when idle.
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post #8 of 32
I am not ashamed to admit I used Active Virus Shield (its practically a re brand of kaspery by aol), switched a couple weeks ago after avg really got to me.
If I had the cash I would probably get Kaspery because it consistently performs top dog.
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NOD32 without a doubt
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post #10 of 32
Im sticking to avg, 1253k at idle aint bad and Ive never been infected using it, and when I happen to get a bunk download it picks up on it right away. It has yet to fail me.
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