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Windows 7: AVG 9.0 great anti virus

27 Mar 2010   #31
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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I seldom see an infected computer with ESET or Kaspersky as the A/V.
I agree with you Corrine ... if you do see an infected computer with either of these av's, we usually find out that they've been obtained via crack/keygen


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27 Mar 2010   #32
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Sad but true, Jacee.
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27 Mar 2010   #33
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
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I seldom see an infected computer with ESET or Kaspersky as the A/V.
I agree with you Corrine ... if you do see an infected computer with either of these av's, we usually find out that they've been obtained via crack/keygen
Then how come they don't show all the way on top in the latest AV comparison. There are at least 8 others ahead of Eset.

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27 Mar 2010   #34
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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I seldom see an infected computer with ESET or Kaspersky as the A/V.
I agree with you Corrine ... if you do see an infected computer with either of these av's, we usually find out that they've been obtained via crack/keygen
Then how come they don't show all the way on top in the latest AV comparison. There are at least 8 others ahead of Eset.

Everyone is coloured by what they experience & report accordingly.
Conversely statistics can be manipulated by choice of tests to produce whatever result the tester wants.
People seem to have an axe to grind no matter how subtle it is........
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27 Mar 2010   #35
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
I agree with you Corrine ... if you do see an infected computer with either of these av's, we usually find out that they've been obtained via crack/keygen
Then how come they don't show all the way on top in the latest AV comparison. There are at least 8 others ahead of Eset.

Everyone is coloured by what they experience & report accordingly.
Conversely statistics can be manipulated by choice of tests to produce whatever result the tester wants.
People seem to have an axe to grind no matter how subtle it is........
I agree and besides we have beat this dead horse many, many times before.
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27 Mar 2010   #36
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
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Then how come they don't show all the way on top in the latest AV comparison. There are at least 8 others ahead of Eset.

Everyone is coloured by what they experience & report accordingly.
Conversely statistics can be manipulated by choice of tests to produce whatever result the tester wants.
People seem to have an axe to grind no matter how subtle it is........
I agree and besides we have beat this dead horse many, many times before.
What you guys are essentially saying is that those security reports are for the birds. But this is the only data we have - by what else would a layman go?
Own experience is pretty useless because you never know whether you have good protection or were just lucky and got never attacked.
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27 Mar 2010   #37
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Everthing one reads needs careful evaluation. It is up to the individual as to how much weight they attach to the report.
Ultimately the interpretation is a subjective decision.
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27 Mar 2010   #38
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

WHS, I don't have an answer, I'm only saying what I see. As JMH said, it is subjective. On any given day, one A/V can perform better than another or one A/V will catch something another misses. On any given day, an A/V defs can include a f/p that quarantines Windows System files, resulting in an unbootable machine.
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27 Mar 2010   #39
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
WHS, I don't have an answer, I'm only saying what I see. As JMH said, it is subjective. On any given day, one A/V can perform better than another or one A/V will catch something another misses. On any given day, an A/V defs can include a f/p that quarantines Windows System files, resulting in an unbootable machine.
Thanks Corrine for the answer. I know there is no guideline hammered in stone. But with all the imponderable elements surrounding the AV area, I would rather rely on the findings of some professional organizations than on the whim of a few people - and granted, those organizations can have an agenda. That's why I read several.
As an example: with all the hype surrounding MSE I got dragged into replacing my NIS with MSE - and caught one trojan and one Browser Highjacker. That never happened with NIS. Maybe it is a coincidence, but it makes you think.
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27 Mar 2010   #40
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

whs, has Norton ever blocked anything on your PC(s)? How many times if any?
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