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  1.    18 Jul 2015 #1
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    AV Comparitives Updated


    AV Comparatives has been updated for May 2016
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  2.    20 Jul 2015 #2

    That image is saying, Trend Micro is the best AV?
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  3.    20 Jul 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuyenmotdivad View Post
    That image is saying, Trend Micro is the best AV?
    For "Real World", which is what a normal user would experience. Other tests (can look over graph in dropdown) use all known malware.
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  4.    21 Jul 2015 #4

    Thanks, So it's a good AV then?
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  5.    21 Jul 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuyenmotdivad View Post
    That image is saying, Trend Micro is the best AV?
    Never been compromised, I question that.
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  6.    21 Jul 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuyenmotdivad View Post
    Thanks, So it's a good AV then?
    I only "tried" it for a few months when it was on my laptop as trialware/bulkware, I kind of like it, but It cost $$$ where MSE/Defender is free. If I could afford an AV I would have gotten either Trend Micro or Bitdefender back then.

    But after years of using Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender and remaining malware & virus free, with no false positves, I would stay with Defender & Malwarebytes Anti Exploit(not to be confused with Anti Malware).
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  7.    21 Jul 2015 #7

    Cheers, will give it a try when window 10 lets me install a 3rd party AV as I can only get 4 to install at the moment, bitdefender, avast Avira and kaspersky.
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  8.    22 Jul 2015 #8

    Hi there

    COMPARATIVE AV reports are 100% A TOTAL WASTE OF TIME -- so the whole thread is an exercise in "Yawn-o-nomics" !!!

    My reasoning is here : (Note my remarks are for individuals / home users - not large corporate Lans)

    1) Any new virus etc can appear at ANY TIME so any past reports of effectiveness or otherwise of a particular piece of software will be HUGELY OUT OF DATE.

    2) Windows has a perfectly good built in system -- now built right into the KERNEL of the OS and updated often daily - any 3rd party AV software can't react as quickly - not without reverse engineering the kernel.

    3) The current OS is still being tested and modified - so any software that relies on hooks / parts of code integrating with the kernel might not work after the next Windows update

    4) most 3rd party stuff switches off the built in security -- and probably adds overhead to the OS.

    5) You can much better protect a computer with a decent FIREWALL and proper rules.

    6) most threats these days come from USER problems -- giving away passwords, opening "Scam look alike websites with harmful links", sending money to unckecked people etc etc.

    7) even Torrent sites don't have much / any malware in them now -- especially if you only download music / video with proper file extensions such as .flac, .mp3 .mp4 .mkv etc. Any virus say embedded into an mkv or mp3 file will be just NOISE for the music / video application or render the file unplayable --so no damage done. Don't open zip / rar / .exe / .msi files from torrents.

    Seriously folks - for individuals the day of 3rd party AV software is PASSED. !!!

    Cheers
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  9.    22 Jul 2015 #9

    Quote Originally Posted by kuyenmotdivad View Post
    Cheers, will give it a try when window 10 lets me install a 3rd party AV as I can only get 4 to install at the moment, bitdefender, avast Avira and kaspersky.
    One AV is sufficient. Four would use unnecessary resources. Also Windows 10 already allows you to try third part AV software.
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  10.    22 Jul 2015 #10
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    These reports can be skewed anyway they want. I've seen different security rating sites and on one site a certain AV program may be at the top and in another in the bottom.
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