Poll Bitdefender vs Avira Database

Discussion in '360 (Qihoo)' started by greyowl, May 26, 2017.

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Which engine should I enable in Qihoo 360

  1. Bitdefender

    17 vote(s)
    27.4%
  2. Avira

    6 vote(s)
    9.7%
  3. Both

    39 vote(s)
    62.9%
  1. greyowl

    greyowl Level 1

    Apr 4, 2017
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    I am considering using 360 TS or 360 TSE.
    I just want a basic antivirus program with good detection that doesn't bog down my old laptop.
    I see there is an option of using BitDefender or Avira data base.
    Which would be best to use?
    Are they kept updated?
    The other alternative I am considering is Avast. Which would be better?
     
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  2. mekelek

    mekelek Level 21

    Feb 24, 2017
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    Bitdefender DB > Avira DB
     
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  3. greyowl

    greyowl Level 1

    Apr 4, 2017
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    which is better to use?
     
  4. mekelek

    mekelek Level 21

    Feb 24, 2017
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    the arrow meant that Bitdefender's is better.
     
  5. Janl1992l

    Janl1992l Level 9

    Feb 14, 2016
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    from this 3 i would go with avast. Be aware that u need to make a costum installation when u only want realtimeprotection/behavourblodker and webshield. The next one would be to put hardernd mode to aggressive and pup detection on. If u want a realy light av, than u need to change one settings in the fielsysstemshield. The setting that scans all files when u access them after you restart the pc or the signatures got updated. U can untick this and only use the whole cash, that when a file is safe, it will not be scaned again after restart or virus defenition update. Im sorry, i dont know how to call the function and where it is located. But it is there, somewhere. :)

    Have a nice day. :)
     
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  6. greyowl

    greyowl Level 1

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    Thanks so much for the information on Avast. I'll give it a try.
     
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  7. Xsjx

    Xsjx Level 13

    Feb 21, 2017
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    Avira
    360 TS Avira+BD
     
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  8. ZeroDay

    ZeroDay Level 22

    Aug 17, 2013
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    Avira has a Much, Much better signature database than BD in my opinion. BD signatures are extremely over rated.
     
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  9. ahity

    ahity Level 1

    May 16, 2017
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    BitDefender
    im choose bitdefender
     
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  10. greyowl

    greyowl Level 1

    Apr 4, 2017
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    Are both Avira and BD databases kept updated? It seems like I heard there was some trouble with this.
     
  11. Pat MacKnife

    Pat MacKnife Level 4

    Jul 14, 2015
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    Sometimes avira , BD are 1 week behind with signatures ! So not good.
    Avast / AVG is way much better for protection, also BD free edition
     
  12. Parsh

    Parsh Level 24
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    Dec 27, 2016
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    #12 Parsh, May 26, 2017
    Last edited: May 26, 2017
    • Avira and BD signatures are more or less equally powerful. It's not correct to say that only BD and Kaspersky have the best ones always.
    • Signature protection is a small part of protection, an AV with a usually effective Behavior Blocker (etc) is needed. 360 TS/TSE have an awesome Qihoo Cloud Engine (that also generates a good no. of False Positive alerts)
    • 360 TS is more updated/maintained and 360 TS > 360 TSE in terms of protection (compromise with program size for protection)
    • BD and Avira signatures are sometimes a day old (BD may be two days old) and update only 2ce a day. Sometimes checking for updates repeatedly allows the latest updates to be downloaded (weird right?)
    • You can activate both engines with a slight overhead than having only one enabled
    • If you use 360 TS, also use a complementary Firewall (like Zonealarm free FW) or a Windows Firewall Controller like Binisoft WFC
    • Avast free is another nice AV that has a special provision of 'Hardened Mode'. That allows blocking (by default) of files not known as safe, by the huge Avast database. Protection wise, it's great if configured well.
    • You can refer this thread to configure Avast. See how the 2 Hardened Mode options work here and select the better one for you.
     
  13. DJ Panda

    DJ Panda Level 29

    Aug 30, 2015
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    I'd fine Avast free to be the best in basic protection. Quihoo Total Security is another good one. The protection on both Avira and Bitdefender is amazing, but the programs seem really resource intensive. I think SecureAPlus uses both BD and Avira so maybe look at that too. :)
     
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  14. brod56

    brod56 Level 11

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    I would say Bitdefender database is a bit better, but no major differences with Avira.
    360 TS already does an excellent job by itself.
     
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  15. Arequire

    Arequire Level 18

    Feb 10, 2017
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    Both engines preferably.
    If you must only have one then I'd say Bitdefender if your main objective is performance (Avira's engine has been known to cause some performance issues in the past) and Avira if you main objective is protection (Bitdefender's engine suffers from frequent update delays; usually by an entire day).
     
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  16. brod56

    brod56 Level 11

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    They are over rated because they used to be the best some years ago.
    Now I think their signatures are just average.
     
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  17. rockstarrocks

    rockstarrocks Level 14

    Apr 16, 2017
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    I would choose Avira definitions because they seemed lighter(less ram & cpu while idling and scanning) on my system (laptop). You could just try them both one by one and see which one suits you (because detection wise both seems great).
    PS tried them few months ago, situation maybe different now.
     
  18. WinXPert

    WinXPert Level 23
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    Jan 9, 2013
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    No Avira nor BD engine. Always off. But that's me.
     
  19. rockstarrocks

    rockstarrocks Level 14

    Apr 16, 2017
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    Me too. But if i have to choose one then it would be Avira.
     
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  20. ravi prakash saini

    Apr 22, 2015
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    if someone wants to use BD or Avira both are providing free version. I am not much educated to see the benefits of using BD or Avira through 360.if 360 is not providing enough security without BD or Avira why to use it if it can then why to use BD or Avira.
    I mean why to install 3 antivirus instead of 3 different security layers.
     
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