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blackice

Level 28
Verified
@Raiden Sure, some are willing to learn, but a lot aren't, even if they get infected. If they get infected, they consider that they need to be more careful and educate themselves about security, they think that the antivirus they are using is garbage and they need a better antivirus. Part of the problem is that a lot of money is spent on advertising antivirus software, but not so much on education about safe computing practices.

The following is a good example of people's attitude towards security. A number of years ago, a friend of mine was sent a virus on MSN Messenger. He opened the infected file and of course, the result was that his computer got infected. His response was that surely there must be a better antivirus he could use, that would protect against all viruses. He didn't consider that if he had not opened the file, sent from some random person who was not one of contacts on Messenger, he would not have got infected.

Agreed. The idea that getting infected is the result of a bad product isn’t limited to “average users”. It’s not an uncommon statement from people even in these forums when expressing displeasure with a product. As @Raiden said “Your habits are everything”, and I agree. Most people just don’t change till their bad habits catch up with them. This is why I keep my browsing habits fairly vanilla, also maybe I’m a boring person.
 

mlnevese

Level 22
Verified
Agreed. The idea that getting infected is the result of a bad product isn’t limited to “average users”. It’s not an uncommon statement from people even in these forums when expressing displeasure with a product. As @Raiden said “Your habits are everything”, and I agree. Most people just don’t change till their bad habits catch up with them. This is why I keep my browsing habits fairly vanilla, also maybe I’m a boring person.

It's certainly a prevalent idea in security forums as well. That's why we are always seeing "what is the best" threads even when the protection offered by mostly all products is equivalent with negligible differences.
 

Raiden

Level 18
Verified
Content Creator
@Raiden Sure, some are willing to learn, but a lot aren't, even if they get infected. If they get infected, they don't consider that they need to be more careful and educate themselves about security, they think that the antivirus they are using is garbage and they need a better antivirus. Part of the problem is that a lot of money is spent on advertising antivirus software, but not so much on education about safe computing practices.

The following is a good example of people's attitude towards security. A number of years ago, a friend of mine was sent a virus on MSN Messenger. He opened the infected file and of course, the result was that his computer got infected. His response was that surely there must be a better antivirus he could use, that would protect against all viruses. He didn't consider that if he had not opened the file, sent from some random person who was not one of contacts on Messenger, he would not have got infected.

This is very true!

Marketing is a big issue IMO. It's one of the main reasons why I have pretty much gotten away from the vast majority of 3rd party AV's. I'm just tired of the scare tactics they use when it comes to security. Sadly the vast majority of people get scared from it, and buy into them.:emoji_disappointed: We've been told for so long that we need an AV that it's just ingrained into our everyday lives when it comes to using a computer. It has become an automatic assumption that everyone makes, no one thinks twice about it.


It's certainly a prevalent idea in security forums as well. That's why we are always seeing "what is the best" threads even when the protection offered by mostly all products is equivalent with negligible differences.

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camo7782

Level 4
These problems stem from the fact that Bit Defender has an unworkable, almost completely broken Firewall. It WILL throttle connections, disrupt activity and cause you grief in the end. I don't even know how Bit Defender still has a following with how buggy and at times utterly unusable it is.

I noticed it is also blocking my Google Sync, however it is not the firewall in my case, disabling andvanced threat defense and safe files resolve the issue. It is also annoying that the support not always understand your ticket (in english) GData support was more sharp but it was slowing down my PC a lot more than BD not sure why really. Updating the signatures was a pain and at times modules quit working, I though I was infected but it seems it was just faulty for some reason.

I agree with this as well. If you aren’t opening unknown attachments or downloading cracks or torrents and are a home user a lot of security software discussed here is overboard. There are definitely use cases for locking things down, but don’t drive yourself crazy looking for a perfect combo of multiple solutions.
All the e-mail is passing by Google, even e-mails sent to my domains is downloaded from Google and from Rackspace before that, it should filter the most bad files, torrents could be a possibility on my gaming PC, I dont donwload crack or warez of sort I buy all my games/software or find a free alternative in case. I have replaced most commercial software on my work PC keeping it simple and as fast as an old PC could be.
 
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Slyguy

Level 43
GData support was more sharp but it was slowing down my PC a lot more than BD not sure why really. Updating the signatures was a pain and at times modules quit working, I though I was infected but it seems it was just faulty for some reason.

GData has some bugs, one of the old ones is where modules cease to function. Incredibly annoying. Slow signature updates. But as far as slowdowns, I've never noticed anything too intense with GData in terms of impact.
 
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