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Ken1943

join:2001-12-30
Denver, CO

1 recommendation

reply to NullMaster

Re: New AV Program - Opinion on Options

Happy with Agnitum Outpost Security Suite for at least 5 years. They don't pay for reviews.

NullMaster

join:2000-08-24
Minneapolis, MN
Haven't heard of Agnitum. Price is nice for the 3 and 5 pack. I'll have to look at it more closely.


hayc59
Im Your Huckleberry
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join:2001-02-26
David R.I.P.
kudos:21

1 recommendation

reply to Ken1943
said by Ken1943:

Happy with Agnitum Outpost Security Suite for at least 5 years. They don't pay for reviews.

Right On!! or avast!!


chrisretusn
Retired
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join:2007-08-13
Philippines
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reply to Ken1943
said by Ken1943:

Happy with Agnitum Outpost Security Suite for at least 5 years.

Another happy Outpost Security Suite user here.
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Chris
Living in Paradise!!


CloudAVPro

@wideopenwest.com
I recommend Webroot SecureAnywhere. However, I do not 'fully' trust that program yet, but really love the systems behind it. In another year or two WR should be quite a bit better - it needs a few improvements. In my view the BEST method is to stack 2 extremely light yet full compatible cloud products.

PandaCloudFree+Webroot - Panda has a robust inbound firewall, Webroot does not but WR has a robust outbound one. They compliment each other perfectly. Webroot has poor sigs, and is heuristics/sandbox/cloud based. Panda has robust sigs, and a good HIPS while WR has mediocre HIPS.

Alternatively, a lot of people are using KingSoftCloudFree+Panda or KingSoftCloudFree+Webroot. Those options are fine as well.

I don't feel any single product is a wise decision because redundancy and layers are much more protective. I have run WR+PandaCloudFree for quite some time without any issues at all, and it is very very speedy.

slajoh01

join:2005-04-23

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If your really paranoid about security (and u should be), then I would spend on an AV program. This is just me....That I DO NOT trust these FREE AV programs or any FREE security software for that matter. To protect your data, then I would purchase a license for one.

I just DO NOT TRUST the FREE versions of ANY AV out there.

Like Mele20 has stated, go for F-Secure.

But for one thing, that its you (the user) is the first line of defense and always PATCH PATCH PATCH and PATCH the OS and software too. Patching is much more important than running an AV program.


CloudAVPro

@wideopenwest.com

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Actually you can buy licenses to PandaCloud to activate the HIPS and Firewall on Ebay for $3.00 all day long.
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siljaline
I'm lovin' that double wide
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join:2002-10-12
Montreal, QC
kudos:17
reply to Ken1943

Re: New AV Program - Opinion on Options

Happy ESET user here
Expand your moderator at work


Ian
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join:2002-06-18
ON
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reply to hayc59

Re: New AV Program - Opinion on Options

said by hayc59:

Right On!! or avast!!

I used Avast! for years, but I really can't recommend it any more. The absolute disaster that was their last version soured me on them. System instability, and a drive-by installation of Chrome. It would give you seconds to decide "no" to installing Chrome. If you weren't at your PC or paying attention, you got it.

Worse, the installation of Chrome would, in many cases, destroy your existing installation of Chrome, if you had it.

Point being, if the company making your A/V software has a product, that itself could be described as Malware itself, it doesn't build a lot of trust....
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“Any claim that the root of a problem is simple should be treated the same as a claim that the root of a problem is Bigfoot. Simplicity and Bigfoot are found in the real world with about the same frequency.” – David Wong


poppster
Tell the truth and then run.
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join:2003-12-23
Midwest
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said by Ian:

said by hayc59:

Right On!! or avast!!

I used Avast! for years, but I really can't recommend it any more. The absolute disaster that was their last version soured me on them. System instability, and a drive-by installation of Chrome. It would give you seconds to decide "no" to installing Chrome. If you weren't at your PC or paying attention, you got it.

Worse, the installation of Chrome would, in many cases, destroy your existing installation of Chrome, if you had it.

Point being, if the company making your A/V software has a product, that itself could be described as Malware itself, it doesn't build a lot of trust....

So you can't un click "install chrome" during installation? If people would just watch what they are clicking during installs this wouldn't happen. It's not a drive by install by any means. I just put a new version of Avast on a laptop and simply told it not to install chrome.

wow, thats the hardest thing I've ever done in my life.
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Ian
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join:2002-06-18
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said by poppster:

So you can't un click "install chrome" during installation? If people would just watch what they are clicking during installs this wouldn't happen.

wow, thats the hardest thing I've ever done in my life.

If people would read anything more carefully, not an issue, I guess. For example, if you had read my post carefully, you would have noted that Avast! didn't wait for you to confirm. If you, say, went to grab a coffee while your system was re-booted, then you got Chrome. In many cases, destroying your existing installation of it.

If you're ok with software companies doing that type of thing, great. I'm not. And for now, coupled with a buggy program version, Avast! has no place on any of my systems. If you're happy with it, super.
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“Any claim that the root of a problem is simple should be treated the same as a claim that the root of a problem is Bigfoot. Simplicity and Bigfoot are found in the real world with about the same frequency.” – David Wong


poppster
Tell the truth and then run.
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join:2003-12-23
Midwest
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if you are installing a program why would you intentionally leave during the process? Still operator error.


Ian
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join:2002-06-18
ON
kudos:3
said by poppster:

if you are installing a program why would you intentionally leave during the process? Still operator error.

Not everyone likes to stare at a screen for no useful purpose while their computer boots?

Avast! Drive-by installed with a (momentary) process to opt out a (potentially) damaging program, by default. Again, if you're happy with that sort of behaviour from the software companies that you choose to trust with important tasks, to each their own. I'm not.
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“Any claim that the root of a problem is simple should be treated the same as a claim that the root of a problem is Bigfoot. Simplicity and Bigfoot are found in the real world with about the same frequency.” – David Wong