App Review Comparative : F-Secure vs Bitdefender vs ESET vs Kaspersky

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simmerskool

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I have noticed Google's AV seems to do better on Virus Total than most of these AV's. Could you test it please?
I am unclear what you mean by "Google's AV seems to do better on Virus Total..." I vaguely recall from distant past that VT ranked AV somehow, but I was looking around at VT after I saw your post and did not see any reference to ranking or Google AV doing better (I am semi-blind in one eye). How / where do I see what you're seeing. Thanks.
 

jackuars

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Thank you for your brilliant video, tests and comparison and most importantly your summary of results (which i do not find in most tests for quick review).

But I'd recommend you to add a line at the end, something like, that the video should not responsible for people to move away from their current antivirus because the product performed well on this particular test.

I'm guilty like many others in the past to frequently change antivirus as soon as one performs better than the other.

Either of the 4 does a good job to protect you from nearly 99% of all threats and there's no best among them. An average user might even not encounter malware like this.
 

franz

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I believe VS is not free anymore, maybe you could find an older free version but there are inherent risks to using outdated software.
I just downloaded 7.0.0.0 and I can run it also as a free program

 
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stevethetester

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i have kaspersky plus and have used it for some time now. i have noticed it to be light on resources, very quick to run and update as well as a marked improvement on web page loading speeds. Plus you get unlimited vpn.I would say it's a no brainer and the different solutions are heavily discounted at the minute with black friday deals. Hope this helps, Steve
 

franz

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I tried out the standard version, but after reading what Kaspersky writes, I'm waiting. I want a finished product I can trust so for now, i am using Kaspersky internet security: Kaspersky will begin to roll out the product line globally based on the experience and feedback of early access users.
 

Shadowra

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@Shadowra For ESET, how much does changing the detection settings to aggressive(also runtime packers and advanced heuristics) improve the detection?
Only if you are in a risky surfing context...
For an ordinary user, the modification does not bring anything and can cause false positives
 

Sunshine-boy

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Hi, pls also test this.
 

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