Q&A Which AV could you call buggy?

Which AV could you call as buggy?


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Andy Ful

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I noticed that many users like the word 'bug' (buggy) in the context of the word 'Anti Virus'. So let's see what AVs are recognized by MT members as buggy.
I vote for Windows Defender because I am using it and know very well. I noticed some bugs, but anyway I will stick with it for compatibility reasons.
 
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I noticed that many users like the word 'bug' (buggy) in the context of the word 'Anti Virus'. So let's see what AVs are recognized by MT members as buggy.
I vote for Windows Defender because I am using it and know very well. I noticed some bugs, but anyway I will stick with it for compatibility reasons.
I noticed a few GUI\settings bugs. A few GUI annoyances that are really poor design and not a bug. The other W10 WD issues I have seen really aren't bugs but instead they are optimization issues.

The most annoying thing I ever got from W10 WD was a false positive over the period of about a week. It didn't like the virtualized secure code (in SpyShelter...).
 
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Norton, Bit Defender, McAfee. Legendary for bugs. Panda on the lesser side, it has bugs but nothing game breaking anymore. But I would consider it second tier buggy. Emsisoft used to be a bug ridden mess but these days it seems solid. Kaspersky had many years of hideous bugs but these days seems solid.
 

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Comodo is the heavyweight champion, they admit it themselves " fixed 300+ bugs" :p

Not even mentioning the 10+ years old "disappearing rules" bug still not fixed (and probably will never be).
 
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The most problematic AV I tried was Bitdefender (maybe a couple of years ago) that was causing BSOD during the installation.
But my experience was contextualized to my system so I don't know if BD was really buggy or the problem was an incompatibility with my applications, drivers, or Windows 10.
 
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Avast, Panda and Comodo Cloud AV are the ones that come to mind. Avast GUI has "stopped responding", starting a scan taking forever to start. Comodo Cloud AV is super unstable and slows down everything when i try it and it didn't let me install Chrome so never again. Panda freezing the whole computer right after i install it on a clean system for like 5 minutes straight unable to click anything. Also had a few times where Comodo Firewall just randomly started classifying every file as unknown and crashed my computer, like 1600 'unrecognized files' out of the blue.
 

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The end result of this poll was a forgone conclusion based upon historical forum assessments and reviews.
 
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Only security bug is between screen and chair. There are companies who listen to user feedback and reports, and those who don't and just keep pushing next year versions year ahead to sell more copies without fixing and stabilizing already existing version. It's all business. $$$$$$$$
 
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Only security bug is between screen and chair. There are companies who listen to user feedback and reports, and those who don't and just keep pushing next year versions year ahead to sell more copies without fixing and stabilizing already existing version. It's all business. $$$$$$$$
Yearly versioning should go away. It's entirely contrived, and for consumers.

In the enterprise/corporate market nothing has yearly versions. Fortinet, Sonicwall, Cisco, Juniper, it's all simply version numbers. Any company that releases yearly versioning should be 'suspect' for you because it probably means they think you are stupid. A lot of AV companies don't bother with the yearly scam, there are more than don't than do these days. Kaspersky and their '2030 Antivirus!11!1!' nonsense is just.. Dumb. Even more dumb is they actually stop development of previous year versions and start working on the next year one...
 

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Only security bug is between screen and chair. There are companies who listen to user feedback and reports, and those who don't and just keep pushing next year versions year ahead to sell more copies without fixing and stabilizing already existing version. It's all business. $$$$$$$$
It's a business, without a doubt.:p
 
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Yearly versioning should go away. It's entirely contrived, and for consumers.

In the enterprise/corporate market nothing has yearly versions. Fortinet, Sonicwall, Cisco, Juniper, it's all simply version numbers. Any company that releases yearly versioning should be 'suspect' for you because it probably means they think you are stupid. A lot of AV companies don't bother with the yearly scam, there are more than don't than do these days. Kaspersky and their '2030 Antivirus!11!1!' nonsense is just.. Dumb. Even more dumb is they actually stop development of previous year versions and start working on the next year one...
You talking like Kaspersky starts from scratch every year, yearly versions no different from normal versions, and the upgrades are free (at least in Kaspersky case).
 

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From Wikipedia...

From 2002...

In 2002, a study commissioned by the US Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology concluded that "software bugs, or errors, are so prevalent and so detrimental that they cost the US economy an estimated $59 billion annually, or about 0.6 percent of the gross domestic product".[2]

The cost of software bug loses in the U.S. today probably exceeds $112 billion.

In the U.S., security software have among the highest level of customer dissatisfaction among all consumer products. Part of that is due, no doubt, to bugs.
 

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I know from experience that Comodo can be a real stinker to uninstall even with their own specialised tool(BSODs).:mad:

This can also be a boon though when up against a repeat security app uninstaller(i.e. family member/friend with no sense).:devil:

Regards Eck:)
 
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