Brie

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i just looked in the malware hub. eset got 107 out of 109 samples. eset had a 98% success rate. i looked up the last 8 tests. eset has improved lately because i checked it before and eset was average.
below is the malware hub search.
Search results for query: eset samples
 
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uduoix

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So what tests do you go by then? Because i've never seen it test good anywhere.
You can't compare this tests (AV-test etc..) with real life. They download and run every malware/virus/whatever they found online. I'm pretty sure you don't do that on your PC.

Most of AVs should be good enough for average users. My parents have ESET for years and they were never infected.
 

Mahesh Sudula

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So what tests do you go by then? Because i've never seen it test good anywhere.
Static scanning on hashes may give pretty good on board detections
That never means it protects you REAL TIME
Most of the tests found are STATIC ..collects 4 week old malwares and runs a right click scan ..that definetly whoops 99% detection rates"
Wanna Cry outbreak may give you real world example
Just 3-4 vendors caught it proactively..even now more than 80% vendors are still vulnerable to the attack
 

MeltdownEnemy

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It was so heavy in the test during a week, I even have 4 virgin licenses and I did not want to use them, until they solve their heavy load. tested on quad core i7 3.4ghz 8gb, and in the acer aspire one with i3 2.8ghz dual core, and in the amd fx buldozer 8 cores 16gb ram.
 
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Brie

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i had a bad windows installation. it made everything heavy.

i just got 6 months of bitdefender free from the giveaway section of MT. it did average in the malware hub. it performed well in 2 out of the last 4 tests. the other 2 times, it was infected.
 
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i had a bad windows installation. it made everything heavy.

i just got 6 months of bitdefender free from the giveaway section of MT. it did average in the malware hub. it performed well in 2 out of the last 4 tests. the other 2 times, it was infected.
Bitdefender is a bit on the heavier side as far as security software goes, but its protection is 5-star. Keep in mind that the malware hub is based on very few, obscure, early malware. It is in no way an indication of its performance against more mainstream malware you may run across while browsing and downloading.
 

Black Wings

Level 3
Yesterday I uninstalled Bitdefender IS from my computer.
Everything was working correctly, I didn't have bugs just a little problem.
I was uncomfortable not being able to listen to my favorite Internet radio station, I listened to others, but not the one I wanted and I did not receive any notice from Bitdefender informing me about any special measures on that page.
I uninstalled the antivirus and listened to it again without any problem.
Too bad, because I think it's a really good solution, but it has to polish some defects to recover the position it had years ago.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator
 

Mahesh Sudula

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Dear Mahesh, may i know which vendors did well against Wanna Cry Outbreak ? Thanks.
Dr Web, kaspersky, F secure, Norton
However kaspersky h5eavily dependent on roll back..Though encryption has not been stopped, but files have been re created as needed.
F secure (DG) is concerned, no credit here since F secure may have blocked it as a rare file , blind approach with pros and cons
Sonar did it's part to the maximum without depending on signatures.
 

AV-Freak

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Dr Web, kaspersky, F secure, Norton
However kaspersky h5eavily dependent on roll back..Though encryption has not been stopped, but files have been re created as needed.
F secure (DG) is concerned, no credit here since F secure may have blocked it as a rare file , blind approach with pros and cons
Sonar did it's part to the maximum without depending on signatures.
Thanks for the reply. May i know how Eset did ? As they don't excel when it comes to behavior blocking is concerned. And the freebie king Avast ? Thanks. :giggle:
 

cruelsister

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Guys- when you view tests, please keep this in mind- serious Blackhats will morph their malware at the very least every 24 hours (should be every 12 hours); and THIS is the stuff that is being actively pushed out. The only time you will see relic malware (D+2 and older) will be in malware packs and/or stuff being distributed by Noobs.

Point being- NEVER EVER rely on something that depends ONLY on definitions. They look really good on tests when older malware is used, but in real life suck big time.
 

MeltdownEnemy

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Bitdefender got stuck in the past, huge signatures that consume I/O speed-disk and ram, Nazis heavy panzer tank is reason enough to fly off and leave the feathers, if the fenixdoes not fly, (your pc), then it will be a prey.
 
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LDogg

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AV's are good if based on a multi-layered approach with other lightweight/proven programs (OSArmor as an example), so most attack surfaces are covered.

~LDogg
 
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Windows_Security

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I took it to a computer repair store. $80.
Computer guy did not make remarks about to much security (VoodooShield + SecureAplus + OS Armor + Bitdefender)? Adding four process inspecting programs to the Windows 10 OS is it is like fuelling an engine up with LPG, Diesel, Gasoline and Nitrogin and being surprised the engine grinds to a halt.
 
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Andy Ful

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Many problems with BitDefender (or another advanced AV) are not related to any bugs, even when when is true that it has some bugs. Usually, the user installed/uninstalled several security applications before installing BitDefender, and still thinks that the system is the same as in the beginning. If the VoodooShield was installed after BitDefender then the user would blame VoodooShield, etc.
Any advice from the heart is based on the user experience, but most users who had problems with AVs do not take into consideration the above simple fact related to software compatibility and system stability.(y)

So, the statements like: "The antivirus often freezes the system, takes many resources and is buggy" are true, but rarely have something to do with the real problem. To be sure, the user can install the fresh system and try the AV again. Then he/she will often see that the issues magically disappeared.