Help Me Decide Compliment Windows Defender: Zemana AM, NoVirusThanks or VoodooShield?

Discussion in 'Compare Apps Archive' started by Rengar, Jan 21, 2017.

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What should i get???

  1. Zemana AM

    14 vote(s)
    34.1%
  2. VoodooShield FREE

    24 vote(s)
    58.5%
  3. NoVirusThanks EXE Radar Pro

    3 vote(s)
    7.3%
  1. pablozi

    pablozi Level 22
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    I suggest you to do what I did: read the user guide - it can help you to better understand how VS works and which mode is the best for you.
     
  2. DJ Panda

    DJ Panda Level 29

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    VS isnt terrible but matters with people and their computer habitts. I am a gamer and with constant game updates from Steam VS would detect everything. Even though ZAM might not have the best detection from the Malware Hub, I find it gets the job done. :)
     
  3. sudo -i

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    If you prefer the program being automated, yes. If you prefer notifications for everything going on, keep it on Smart Mode.

    @J Gamez065 Install Mode and exceptions are your friend. There are ways around Steam updates while still staying as secure as you would be with VS installed.
     
  4. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 28
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    the problem with VoodooAi is it has false positives. It can mark legit apps as unsafe which may reduce its reliability. If you get VT=0 and Ai=unsafe, what should you do? I have to upload it to cuckoo sandbox because I don't 100% trust VoodooAi, that may be a legit app, who knows

    for me, Autopilot is safer but for other people and in theory, Always on mode is safer. If you are a default-deny person, Always on is better for you. If you hate having so many popups, like me, Autopilot is better for you. Why autopilot? because when I get tons of popups, I get annoyed and will allow without reading
     
  5. pablozi

    pablozi Level 22
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    The biggest problem here is that we are comparing 3 products with different approaches - cloud based AM, anti-exe and "next gen" Ai supported whitelisting app and each one of them is a winner in its category.

    That's why Dan calls it Ai and not AI :D:p
     
  6. sudo -i

    sudo -i Level 4

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    Pretty much this. I personally don't find an issue with running all 3 of these, considering there are free versions for all 3. I'm personally running VS and NVTERP simultaneously, and use ZAM portable.
     
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  7. Rengar

    Rengar Level 14

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    The BossMan :cool:
     
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  8. Exterminator

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    I have to agree with this.
     
  9. Davidov

    Davidov Level 10

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    The best zero day protection is novirustnx or AppGuard. I do not know what you allow it but only for experienced users. :) We're pulling Preci softwer known only from the server. we test against VirusTotal and against the hybrid alalize. What is then the probability of infection ??? 0.001%. Gout Densi antivirus can not rely 30 percent of malware passes visions malwarehub .-))

    The new version is novirutnx do up this man (Andrew) really knows what makes .-))
     
  10. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 28
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    I have no chance to test appguard and I have no idea how it works except I know it's an anti-exe !?
    How is it different from voodooshield in always on mode?
     
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  11. Rengar

    Rengar Level 14

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    When im opening an app will it open more slowly with VS cause it will scan it compared without VS?
     
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  12. sudo -i

    sudo -i Level 4

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    Be prepared for a fairly technical answer from an AG user. The take-away will probably be "they're almost the same".
    AG is a brick wall where nothing gets through unless you add it to User Space/Guarded Apps.
    VS is a brick wall with a locked door. You can unlock and open this door for an exe by hitting "Allow" on the VS notification.
     
  13. Exterminator

    Exterminator Super Moderator
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    @LanDude sent you a PM if you want to give VS Pro a try
     
  14. pablozi

    pablozi Level 22
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    I do not experience any slowdowns while using VS.
     
  15. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 28
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    I don't really understand the question but I try to answer
    yes, the will open more slowly, slight delay but only in the first time you open it. When you allow/whitelist it, VS will never scans it again unless there is something new and malicious => opens instantly without delay
    VS has to analyze the file and upload it to VT but this usually takes less than 5 seconds. The next time you open the app, it will be 0 second
     
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  16. Davidov

    Davidov Level 10

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    It works similarly but has a lot of rules (which protects the process) and is actively developed by large corporations. It seems to me as the most anti-exe. A few tweaks and it would be best. voodooshield is good but still a little young Phil a lot and then decide if it's good or not? Every time there is a doubt it is really good software only or fake? Finally, we have the same user to decide according to their experience. Learn, learn and learn .-))
     
  17. Rengar

    Rengar Level 14

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    Im installing it. Should i put it in Auto? I dont want pop up all the time cause im a gamer
     
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  18. Davidov

    Davidov Level 10

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    if you know that your PC is clean to put some time into learning mode ( 3 day).
     
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  19. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 28
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    put it to autopilot mode. run your games and allow them to run if there are popups, very few
     
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  20. Davidov

    Davidov Level 10

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    Malware here was on the whitelist, Comodo Comodo and combo + voodooshield probably allowed Conflict and harmlessly went through the same malware free version. Despite the full version and forbidden thread would not pass. :) nothing is not foolproof and layered defense is more likely to cause conflicts. )



     
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