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Lagz
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Suggestions for the 2013 Anti Virus Poll



Avast

Avira

Clam AV

Dr.Web

F-Prot

F-Secure

Kaspersky

McAfee

Microsoft Security Essentials

Norton AV/IS

NOD32

Online Scan

Outpost Security Suite

Panda Internet Security

Sophos

Webroot SecureAnywhere

Windows Defender

None - I am the AV

Other- "Please Specify"



This poll was edited and changed into a first draft and a request for suggestions for a new and more accurate poll. --WCB!

I thought it was time for a new poll. I have taken all the suggestions from »What AV are you running? If I left anything out, please let us know. :p
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Juggernaut
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Re: 2013 Anti Virus Poll

Avast!, as usual.



Jahntassa
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reply to Lagz

ESET, but actually their Endpoint Security, which is the shiny new nod32


Mele20
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reply to Lagz

It's great to see a new AV poll here. Thanks!

You might consider adding Bit Defender as it is ranked quite high currently by professional testers. Trend Micro and GData were left out also.

But then it may not matter because this forum generally votes for Avast and Norton.
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Juggernaut
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Isn't that the 'Go with what you know' principle?



lordpuffer
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reply to Lagz

Avast Pro.

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MarkAW
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Re: 2013 Anti Virus Poll

Avast what else.

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Wildcatboy
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Re: Suggestions for the 2013 Anti Virus Poll


Since this poll is going to be here for the whole year as a reference, it might as well be more accurate. It was missing a few and had Clam AV listed twice. I edited the Poll to make it a request for suggestions in order to have a final and more accurate Poll afterward.

Please let us know what in your opinion should be added to the above list.

Thank you
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Juggernaut
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It seems the poll is now broken.



Mumrar

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Not so much you left something out but todays folks either use complete solutions (suites) or stand alone tools in layers.

I personally think the poll would be more useful if it included "named complimentary AV products (Malwarebytes,SuperAntispyware/HitManPro,Emsisoft AM etc).

Also a secondary poll on the same page with 2 options Security Suites(all in ones) or layered approach(Multi-components).

Just a 2cents but the current poll is just a mainstream brand pie chart and maybe not too much value of data to be had from it.



MarkAW
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said by Mumrar :

Not so much you left something out but todays folks either use complete solutions (suites) or stand alone tools in layers.

I personally think the poll would be more useful if it included "named complimentary AV products (Malwarebytes,SuperAntispyware/HitManPro,Emsisoft AM etc).

Also a secondary poll on the same page with 2 options Security Suites(all in ones) or layered approach(Multi-components).

Just a 2cents but the current poll is just a mainstream brand pie chart and maybe not too much value of data to be had from it.

Wouldn't make any sense adding those since none of them are anti-virus. Anti-malware and anti-spyware polls are done separately.
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Mumrar

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said by MarkAW:

Wouldn't make any sense adding those since none of them are anti-virus. Anti-malware and anti-spyware polls are done separately.

I would beg to difer.

The lines as to what cover what area have become very blurred( or obselete) in the past few years..AV's that detect trojans, spyware, AM that detect virus or spyware.

Those boundaries exist no more for the most...Might as well merge all 3 into "anti malcode" poll but as it happens its only seems to be AV poll that is created recently here.


norwegian
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I think you need to make this as "across the board" as possible.

Vipre
AVG
Bitdefender
Bullguard
eScan
CAT-Quickheal
Fortinet
Gdata
Trend
Ahnlab
PCTools
360 Safeguard
Blink Endpoint
Commtouch
Ikarus
FileMedic
Filseclab
Hauri
K7 Computing
Kingsoft
Quickheal
MSecure MalwareSecure
Total Defense Consumer
TrustPort
VIRUSfighter Pro
Zeobit

Some of these I've listed not on the initial list must be worth including. It would have to be a fair request. The poll must be neutral to as many known as possible.

A/V is so clouded now for malware, trojans, worms, etc, trying to split malware tools from A/V programs is only guided by "allowing to be active alongside an A/V"; whereas 2 A/V's are not suggested to run together.

$0.02 worth.
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DelmarPip
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reply to Lagz

all antivirus are obsolete if you are using windows 8 you just dont need it so maybe add windows 8 as a choice ?



Snowy
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said by norwegian:

I think you need to make this as "across the board" as possible.

Agreed.
Will the poll allow multiple choices or minimally 2 selections?

slajoh01

join:2005-04-23

Also, the poll has to be more detailed.
Such for an example>

Ease of use and Detection rates

Also, most AVs has bundled in firewall and other security features in them and not just being an AV.

I dont know. But I think it must be taken into account.



Trooper
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Definitely need more than what is listed here. What about things like Kingsoft and Roboscan?
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La Luna
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reply to Lagz

»/dev/null forum FAQ »How do I make a poll?



La Luna
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said by Trooper:

Definitely need more than what is listed here. What about things like Kingsoft and Roboscan?

Usually there is a choice for 'other' for not so well known choices, then the poster can name the choice in his/her comments.


Trooper
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said by La Luna:

said by Trooper:

Definitely need more than what is listed here. What about things like Kingsoft and Roboscan?

Usually there is a choice for 'other' for not so well known choices, then the poster can name the choice in his/her comments.

Roger that, thanks.
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PX Eliezer7
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reply to Lagz

I would certainly add AVG to the poll, and also GData and TrendMicro.



siljaline
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reply to Lagz

ESET, here.


Mele20
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reply to DelmarPip

said by DelmarPip:

all antivirus are obsolete if you are using windows 8 you just dont need it so maybe add windows 8 as a choice ?

Huh? Why do you think antivirus is obsolete in Win 8? Windows Defender is built into Win 8. Microsoft certainly does not think AV is obsolete in Win 8.

I am waiting for Online Armor to become available for Win 8. I want both AV and HIPS for it.

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Portmonkey
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reply to Lagz

Kaspersky on the laptop, AVG Pro on the phone and Zoner on the tablet.



Trooper
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said by Portmonkey:

Kaspersky on the laptop, AVG Pro on the phone and Zoner on the tablet.

Curious how you are liking AVG Pro on your phone? What phone do you have?

Thanks.

As for me, to stay on topic, I have licenses for different machines and the setups are differing on each. So I don't have just "one" AV solution that I use. Here goes, from memory.

ESS v6
NIS 2013
Avast Internet Security
WSA
Avira Internet Security
Bitdefender Internet Security 2013

There might be one or two that I am missing, but I think that covers it.
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Portmonkey
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Samsung Galaxy Proclaim. AVG seems to be ok. Haven't been infected yet that I know of, but I don't do much with the phone other than calls, text and occasionally check the news and weather. The low battery indicator has been the most useful feature so far. The Anti-Theft feature seems like a security risk to me so I've avoided using it.
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Trooper
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Nice. What is the deal with the Anti-Theft feature and why do you feel it a security risk?

I am currently using Bitdefender on my Nexus 4. Its nice and light. Not sure of detection rate yet but will know in a few weeks. Last I checked, Avast was tops followed by Lookout in terms of Android malware detection.
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