Windows 10: Question about WD and heuristics

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  1.    15 Dec 2017 #1

    Question about WD and heuristics

    A quick question. Does WD support heuristics/behavioural support?
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  2. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       15 Dec 2017 #2

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    eLPuSHeR said: View Post
    Does WD support heuristics/behavioural support?
    Sort of, but it is very basic, WD heavily relies on cloud and smartscreen, without them, it is useless.
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  3.    15 Dec 2017 #3

    Thanks. Somehow I thougth as much. I am currently giving AVAST free a whirl, but with custom installation. So far, not bad.
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       15 Dec 2017 #4

    Avast's behavioral monitoring is awesome. I honestly can not think of any other AV with a better heuristics.
    And since Avast bought AVG, their cloud services have got even better. AVG was left with the bad part.

    But on the other hand, it is not perfect, not like any other AV is, you can not trust any AV 100%.

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       15 Dec 2017 #5

    Have been using Kaspersky free, am impressed, can setup extra options such as cloud services to add to security......including Defender periodical scan.
    No nag nag.....covers E-Mail not believe nonsense that Russian spies are interested.
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  6. Barman58's Avatar
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       15 Dec 2017 #6

    I looked a while ago at consolidating security, ( after the release of Malwarbytes 3 which was one of my layers ), looking at the options ( Avast was not top of the list due to previous issues), I saw that a few were consistently at the top of reliability lists, of these Bitdefender offered a centralised system for managing PCs, Mac, Android, and IOS devices so went for them,

    Have just updated for another year to the unlimited devices package for a good price (£36), and am still happy with it. but it's good to have alternatives at the top end to push the market

    I have the system set on auto pilot now it's set up to my liking, and apart from the odd warning for Ransomware protection when running new executables I do not know it's running
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  7.    15 Dec 2017 #7

    Yes, both BD Free and Kaspersky Free are very good reputable products. Unfotunately, some of them only come in English language.
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       15 Dec 2017 #8

    Barman58 said: View Post
    ( Avast was not top of the list due to previous issues)
    Avast causes too many BSOD and other issues, it can be prevented by disabling some setting, but by default, it is unusable, that is the reason I do not really recommend it to others, but I still like it overall.

    eLPuSHeR said: View Post
    Yes, both BD Free and Kaspersky Free are very good reputable products. Unfortunately, some of them only come in English language.
    There are many products, which use BD or Kaspersky (Zone Alarm AV + its HIPS based firewall is a great pick), try some.

    AV-Comparatives AV-Vendors - AV-Comparatives

    If you have a stable internet connection, you could try Panda Dome, it is super light and available in many languages.

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       15 Dec 2017 #9

    As a Long time Avast user started in 2006, sure I tried other products from time to time, but usually end up reinstalling Avast as I have on my newest I7 Desktop, and probably will on the newer laptop whenever I get that, as Laptop will be used as secondary system when Desktop is busy I think doing things, or gaming off and on with, and other tasks i'm sure as well
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  10. Layback Bear's Avatar
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       15 Dec 2017 #10

    The way I test security programs is simple.

    1. Do I get infected.
    2. Do they pretty much leave me alone.
    3. Do they warn me it I go to site that is iffy.

    I use Windows 10 built in Defender and Malwarebytes Premium 3.3.1, both active and I don't have any problems and they don't keep pestering me except when I go to a iffy site.

    I have simple systems.
    No phone to connect and such things.
    No cloud to worry about.
    No Wifi to worry about, everything is wired.
    I'm the only user on my systems.
    I get about 3 emails a month from somebody trying to see me something. Other than that I don't get emails and I like it that way.

    These facts probably make my choices of security programs simpler.

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