Absolutely the most powerful antivirus?

show-Zi

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Jan 28, 2018
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I think comodo is capable of powerful settings. Disable communication and set the executable to go through the automatic sandbox. But what's unfortunate is that comodo itself is always in trouble.

In the next version, after installation, the video of the lecture on security will be played automatically. While the video is playing, the execution of other software continues to be blocked. Stunning anti.exe. :) :emoji_popcorn:
 

Burrito

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May 16, 2018
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The most powerful should be Kaspersky (the best is subjective); it doesnt have any weakness in this protection arsenal.

Strong signatures, very good heuristics, AMSI support, competent and fast cloud protection, best in class emulator and behavior blocker, strong modules like application control and trusted application mode.

Yes, this is it -- on all counts.

I think Kaspersky is the most powerful.

But I don't think it's the best.
 

artek

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May 23, 2014
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On a more serious face of the post, I believe Kaspersky would be the most powerful antivirus.

In my honest, humble, really sexy opinion, I think it offers the perfect combination on stability, anti-execution of files, databases of malware, "machine learning", and rule-based modules. With a well-configured KIS edition, regular malware should have to surpass database detection (static), Kaspersky Security Network (strong), System Watcher, Application Control (should be really clever to outsmart a default-deny set up Application Control) and finally outsmart self-protection and priority boot of firewall and antivirus module to actually gain access to memory or early boot infections. Wether possible, I never saw malware outcome KIS or KTS when Application Control and general settings are configured on a safe way (talking about version 2018 or newer).

I have tried hardening every antivirus possible (ESET, Norton, Avast, WD), but I've seen them fail a lot of times (doesn't mean they're useless, just not fool-proof); but I have really had hard times trying to replicate it on KIS2020 with my configuration posted here in the forums.

It depends what criteria we're using to gauge powerful. A firewall is a separate component from an anti-virus or even an anti-malware for that matter. If we're talking about pure detection those things should not come into consideration. But if we mean the most feature rich suite then we would count those things.
 
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RoboMan

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It depends what criteria we're using to gauge powerful. A firewall is a separate component from an anti-virus or even an anti-malware for that matter. If we're talking about pure detection those things should not come into consideration. But if we mean the most feature rich suite then we would count those things.
Well, an antivirus is not just static scanning. In that case I'd rather use a portable scanner and avoid performance issues. I believe the most powerful AV should be considered within all the modules it has as a suite.
 

shmu26

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In your opinion, which is the most powerful antivirus ever?
Many of the answers given in this thread are taking your question to be, "What is the most powerful security program?"
Please keep in mind that "antivirus" is a certain kind of security program, and in fact, it is a very popular kind. In many cases, it is one component in a larger security suite that includes other security features. Some advanced users build their security setup in other ways, and don't even use an AV at all.

But seriously, the strongest AV is not necessarily the best! It might interfere with your productivity or your favorite programs, or just plain annoy you too much, or cost too much. You need to find the solution that is best for you.
 

artek

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May 23, 2014
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Well, an antivirus is not just static scanning. In that case I'd rather use a portable scanner and avoid performance issues. I believe the most powerful AV should be considered within all the modules it has as a suite.

Static detection is one aspect. Dymanic detection would be another. But a firewall/hips is not an anti-virus technology. They're very separate things.
 

notabot

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Oct 31, 2018
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Lots depends also on your habbits, many say Kaspersky, but i've seen a few people in my country have been infected with Kaspersky on pc with Phobos ransomware.... K was disabled by malware and all is encrypted.
So a good AV with common sense ....

Was this from common web use and licensed software on their PC, or they had risky habits e.g. using pirated software + visiting dark web ?
 
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Was this from common web use and licensed software on their PC, or they had risky habits e.g. using pirated software + visiting dark web ?
no need to go to such caves, ransomware are mostly attached files on emails; most popular and easiest entry point since people always happy click especially if the said file is something interesting for the victim; like a nude picture of a famous actress, etc...
 

notabot

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Oct 31, 2018
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no need to go to such caves, ransomware are mostly attached files on emails; most popular and easiest entry point since people always happy click especially if the said file is something interesting for the victim; like a nude picture of a famous actress, etc...

In enterprise yes, because people need to process attachments under time pressure, in a home environment I don't see this as an entrypoint.
Only case where I've worried at home is when previously legit (but not popular) websites have been hijacked - this has happened twice this year to me but per VT sites were clean - even though they had clearly been hijacked as there was porn instead of the product they sell. Maybe VT didn't find something that was there but in any case I think that's a valid risk for home users.
Still, as JS is turned off by default in my browser, it would need to be a really high end exploit to get through.
 
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