Local Host

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Depending on your habits it can be enough, it won't offer you any top notch protection. I'm with @DeepWeb on this one, but not everyone likes Kaspersky.

You did say you have the opportunity to use Cylance, so I assume you getting a 1 year license for free. Won't lose anything by trying it yourself, I would suggest pairing it with OSArmor at least.
 

Mikesierra

Level 2
cylance was infected 3 out of 3 times in the hub.
Cylance AV is certainly not the silver bullet but that statement is a little bit spongy. I only know CylancePROTECT for enterprises and there are options to block scripts or to enable memory protection. If product configuration is weak or wrong than you will get for sure infected but this is the case with other products then too.
 

oldschool

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Cylance AV is certainly not the silver bullet but that statement is a little bit spongy. I only know CylancePROTECT for enterprises and there are options to block scripts or to enable memory protection. If product configuration is weak or wrong than you will get for sure infected but this is the case with other products then too.
I agree that 3 tests don't say a whole lot for any product, but the thread is referring to Cylance Smart AV and not Cylance Protect. Smart AV includes no script protection and no configuration options. Install>forget>block/unblock quarantined files = that's all the user can do.
 

blackice

Level 6
I agree that 3 tests don't say a whole lot for any product, but the thread is referring to Cylance Smart AV and not Cylance Protect. Smart AV includes no script protection and no configuration options. Install>forget>block/unblock quarantined files = that's all the user can do.
I agree with this as well. Even the all mighty Kaspersky has allowed infections on the hub. If you use the internet there’s always that risk. Unless an av solution is abysmal then that risk is fairly similar with most solutions. Default deny works best, but only if the user know what to green light, not a solution for people who aren’t advanced users.
 

Mikesierra

Level 2
I agree that 3 tests don't say a whole lot for any product, but the thread is referring to Cylance Smart AV and not Cylance Protect. Smart AV includes no script protection and no configuration options. Install>forget>block/unblock quarantined files = that's all the user can do.
Thanks for the clarification. In this case it is definitely not the best idea to run Cylance Smart AV without a strong companion. ;)
 

thrillskr

Level 2
paired with a gryphon Home router it’s working great. Very light on resources and not bloaded.

But hounoustly...i think this is not a consumer product. Normal $29 1 PC a year.

For that money there are a lot better solutions. Nice for geeks, but asking for problems if average users will
using it as there only protection.
 
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