Can https://www.antivirussoftwareguide.com be trusted??

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  1. Hairy Scot's Avatar
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    Can https://www.antivirussoftwareguide.com be trusted??


    Having recently grown tired of struggling with aVast, I have been trying other AV and Internet Protection solutions and it's beginning to look like Windows Defender may well be the best bet.
    The top 2 in the AV Software Guide, Total AV and PCProtect, are from the same stable and from what I have found both have exactly the same flaws. They don't live up to what they promise.
    As for numbers 6 and 7 in the table, AVG is just a clone of aVast and of course has the same flaws.
    So I'm now about to try numbers 3, 4, and 5: MacAfee, Bitdefender, and Norton.
    To perhaps save me time, does anyone have any insight on those?
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  2. Try3's Avatar
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    I don't have any insight to offer but www.avtest.org does.

    Test antivirus software for Windows 10 - February 2020 | AV-TEST
    Click on the little arrow to the right of each entry to see its detailed results.

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  3. idgat's Avatar
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    To answer your header ... no. Most of these so called guides have an underlying connection to some of the software they espouse as being the best, including/possibly ...

    Try3 said:
    www.avtest.org does.

    Test antivirus software for Windows 10 - February 2020 | AV-TEST
    Click on the little arrow to the right of each entry to see its detailed results.

    Just look at some of the software that they rate high. Good grief, Charlie Brown !!!


    And have fun trying to get rid of Avast from your system completely (unfortunately).

    (And one day, we'll get the Bledisloe Cup back, just you wait and see ... )
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    idgat said:
    Your header ... no. Most of these so called guides have an underlying connection to some of the software they espouse as being the best.

    And have fun trying to get rid of Avast from your system completely (unfortunately).
    It's a leech with deep tentacles.
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    I've used Avira since XP days.
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    Malwaretips.com is a very good site for reviews on AV and other security info that you can actually trust. There is a lot of good detail in there and the members know their stuff. The best way to get rid of Avast is use their dedicated uninstaller tool:

    Avast Uninstall Utility | Download aswClear for Avast Removal

    It runs in safe mode and does a pretty good job to remove Avast, you can also scan for and remove residual Avast files with the free version of Revo Uninstaller.

    I am just an average computer user and I use Kaspersky Cloud Free antivirus. I heard about it on Malwaretips. KSC Free works great, is very light, has a good collection of features and easy to use, a lot easier to understand than Defender.

    My laptop came with a free trial of McAfee. It was super slow and just a real hassle to use. Scans took forever and I really had nothing on the hard drive yet. I ditched it for Defender. I can get Norton for free from my ISP, I tried it before on my previous laptop and found it is an outdated version that is a nightmare to get updated to the current version and again, the GUI is not very easy to use or understand. Bitdefender is said to be one of the best AV's, they have a new version of BD Antivirus Plus now, I read up on it before choosing KSC Free. BD seems to be super complicated, seems like it is trying to do too many things at once and was really invasive with all their requests for personal info just to get an account activated.

    KSC Free is set and forget and has everything I need from an AV. All I had to do was set up an account with them to activate the free version and it only asked for my email address. KSC has some really good scores on the AV test sites too, but I don't put much faith in the tests.
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  7. idgat's Avatar
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    Jimmy9190 said:
    Avast Uninstall Utility | Download aswClear for Avast Removal

    It runs in safe mode and does a pretty good job to remove Avast
    Not any more, according to several posts in a thread in another web forum.

    you can also scan for and remove residual Avast files with the free version of Revo Uninstaller.

    You shouldn't have to do that for any software .

    Avast (and AVG) blotted it's copy book with the data collection fiasco

    Insidious, invasive and pervasive.
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  8. Hairy Scot's Avatar
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    I found that the only way to shake off Avast and AVG is to do a clean install of Windows 10

    However, thanks to the info supplied on this thread I found Bullguard which so far has lived up to its advertised facilities.
    Chief of which, for me anyway, is a firewall that lives happily with Connectify and doesn't bitch and moan like Windows Defender Firewall.
    Last edited by Hairy Scot; 2 Weeks Ago at 02:02.
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  9. Try3's Avatar
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    idgat said:
    To answer your header ... no. Most of these so called guides have an underlying connection to some of the software they espouse as being the best, including/possibly ...
    What is the basis for that accusation?

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  10. idgat's Avatar
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    Try3 said:
    What is the basis for that accusation?

    Denis
    Ever done/Try doing a WhoIs trace on one of those so-called review sites ?
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