Which product?

  • Avira Free Antivirus (No Web Toolbar)

    Votes: 3 13.0%
  • Emsisoft Anti-Malware (Licensed)

    Votes: 19 82.6%
  • Other

    Votes: 1 4.3%
  • Total voters
    23
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MikeV

Level 18
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Hello everybody, i'm glad to be a member of this great forum.
i would like to ask you which product is better in detection/signatures?
AVIRE FREE (no webtoolbar) or EMSISOFT Antimalware 8?
I used both in the past and they are running like a charm to my system (emsisoft is slowing down boot time a little bit)
I use windows7 32bit, 3gb ram, intel i7 2,8Khz with malwarebytes Pro + Private firewall + Mcfee site advisor for web filter

P.S I know that emsisoft is not free but i own a license

Thank you all in advance
 

Amiga500

Level 12
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This ridiculous question will be asked forever more.!
What is better etc.
Just use what your comftable with and works properly.
The best security is between the chair and the keyboard.

Thanks.
 

Spawn

Administrator
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I have to agree with Amiga. Having some common knowledge about an Internet-enabled PC will be safer, than bothering about which or what AV product has better detection rates. High detection rates won't save your PC from phishing/malware. :D

Use whichever product runs better on your PC, or you feel comfortable with.

I'm also currently using Avira with no noticeable slow-downs encountered, but I'm using Windows Firewall instead of PF.
 

Littlebits

Retired Staff
Amiga500 said:
This ridiculous question will be asked forever more.!
What is better etc.
Just use what your comftable with and works properly.
The best security is between the chair and the keyboard.

Thanks.
Totally agree, any security product without user common sense equals failure. It doesn't make a different if one product has better detection on AV testing sites, none will detect everything. Nothing will offer 100% protection except for user knowledge. Either you learn or you will get infected no matter which security product(s) you decide to use that is just the way it is. Once you learn then just about any free AV will offer you enough protection.

Thanks. :D
 
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MikeV

Level 18
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Thank you all for your answers. I always try to be careful with what i am downloading etc....all i wanted to know for, is with which product of these two i will be more safe in case of possible mistake.
 

Littlebits

Retired Staff
MikeV said:
Thank you all for your answers. I always try to be careful with what i am downloading etc....all i wanted to know for, is with which product of these two i will be more safe in case of possible mistake.
It depends on your mistakes, one product may catch a mistake while the other product could miss it and vise versa. It would be impossible to tell you which would do better catching your mistakes. Since neither one will be able to detect them all.

Enjoy!! :D
 

Spawn

Administrator
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OP, I saw you use PrivateFirewall also, how are you getting along with it?

You can use that to your advantage along side your AV of choice. One can assume default settings are reasonable.
 

BoraMurdar

Community Manager
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MikeV said:
Hello everybody, i'm glad to be a member of this great forum.
i would like to ask you which product is better in detection/signatures?
AVIRE FREE (no webtoolbar) or EMSISOFT Antimalware 8?
I used both in the past and they are running like a charm to my system (emsisoft is slowing down boot time a little bit)
I use windows7 32bit, 3gb ram, intel i7 2,8Khz with malwarebytes Pro + Private firewall + Mcfee site advisor for web filter

P.S I know that emsisoft is not free but i own a license

Thank you all in advance
Both are very good piece of software, you won't make a mistake in any case.
 

MikeV

Level 18
Verified
Private Firewall and malwarebytes pro are working like a miracle to my machine.No slowdowns at all. According to my experiences with AV products only Avira free (NO web toolbar) and Emsisoft are working with no problems (except a little bit of delay windows boot time with emsisoft). With Avira or Emsisoft my system is very fast, that's why i have this big dilemma about which one will protect me better in case of possible mistake. in General i feel more secure with Private Firewall (default settings). Thank you
 

VectorFool

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Fortunately you can use both of them simultaneously,
just couple them with a good firewall like Comodo Firewall or Online Armor.
 
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I would select (IMO) Emsisoft. It is very good at detecting malware.
 

Petrovic

Level 63
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AVIRA - Free
Emsisoft - License
not correct comparison))
different possibilities for free and paid products
 
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Petrovic said:
AVIRA - Free
Emsisoft - License
not correct comparison))
different possibilities for free and paid products
Well there is a paid version of AVIRA.;)
 
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