The Worst AV You've Ever Used?

Sven

Level 10
Verified
Nov 5, 2013
480
Back in the days, McAfee was the worst for me, due to its high RAM/CPU usage, sluggish interface, Internet Explorer addon was also a trouble, their "please buy more" pop-ups and of course the nightmare malware removal/uninstallation process.. Never again. Currently happy as a long-time Comodo user :)

p.s : But I was truly in love with Avast! version 4, with its gory alert sound. :)
 
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JHomes

Level 7
Verified
Jul 7, 2016
342
Intel Security/Mcafee. It's notoriously trashed by it's own developer, John Mcafee.

On Mcafee being renamed Intel Security:

""You have no idea how glad I am about that. It's become the worst piece of SW on the planet. You cannot uninstall, scans all the time, slow as sh*t, I'd have fired them, thank goodness I've freed from association with that"" (Source)
 

Xsjx

Level 13
Feb 21, 2017
614
Wich version? The new ones are realy light and there is no bad protection on kaspersky.. They never had bad protection or bad times. They are always on the top of the list when it comes to protection. They have way more protection than ur lovly avira, at any time.
I used it in 2016/17 it was really bad For ME
 

mekelek

Level 28
Feb 24, 2017
1,692
Kaspersky was the worst i used..
I used it in 2016/17 it was really bad For ME
if you look in the malware samples of @harlan4096 's tests, you can find it to be the best of all.
maybe only Symantec's Endpoint solution did better/similar to Kaspersky when it was being tested by an other user. Too bad Symantec Endpoint and Norton is being developed by two different groups even though they're technically the same company.
 
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