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Windows 7: G Data AntiVirus 2010

29 Mar 2010   #21
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
oooops...my very bad Didn't read the date. Yes, that is MSE.

Thanks Phone Man.
That sure does not make it look any better. Sorry, I did not read this part either. Thanks Pnone Man for making us read - LOL.


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29 Mar 2010   #22
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChroNiC187 View Post
I know it's been out for years i i've heard of it never really tried it before, 200+ MB? hmm something i'd have to download when i go to sleep (dialup) .. being ranked number 1 and whatnot why is it every forum i goto theres rarely any mentioning of G DATA?

It's always Avast this Norton that, etc...

Why's that?

Edit: Meaning, do people not like this AV? :S
It uses 2 AV engines, so it is believed to be a resource hog...
That's why there are not many people using or recommending it compared to some other products...
As you have already noticed yourself, even it's installation file is 200+ Mb
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29 Mar 2010   #23
Nem

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jav View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChroNiC187 View Post
I know it's been out for years i i've heard of it never really tried it before, 200+ MB? hmm something i'd have to download when i go to sleep (dialup) .. being ranked number 1 and whatnot why is it every forum i goto theres rarely any mentioning of G DATA?

It's always Avast this Norton that, etc...

Why's that?

Edit: Meaning, do people not like this AV? :S
It uses 2 AV engines, so it is believed to be a resource hog...
That's why there are not many people using or recommending it compared to some other products...
As you have already noticed yourself, even it's installation file is 200+ Mb

Yeah i was doing reading up on it - making me not to even bother, thanks for the little extra info though.
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29 Mar 2010   #24
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

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It's a great product and I'm very tempted to switch. Eset has served me well tho so I'm still undecided. I might try it on my laptop maybe. It is consistantly in the top 5 of most reputable anti-review lists. As WHS pointed out, at AV Comparitives it is always on top.

btw...WHS, in that graph it is not MSE but Microsoft One Care. MSE test results have not yet been published
I think you are right. It is not MSE. Let's hope it will do a little better since many of us jumped on the bandwagon. Although I already caught a trojan and a browser highjacker since I use MSE. Makes you wonder.
Looks like it is MSE for the Feb 2010 tests at

AV-Comparatives - Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software - Main-Tests

Snip from PDF file.

Attachment 63837

Jim
Looks like I'm doing OK as I use avast free and MSE for testing at this point...
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29 Mar 2010   #25
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

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Looks like I'm doing OK as I use avast free and MSE for testing at this point...
You run both avast! and MSE? Not a good idea as that will generally lead to many false positives (among other problems). How's your cpu and memory usage? Can you post a shot of task manager showing both these running?
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29 Mar 2010   #26
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

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Looks like I'm doing OK as I use avast free and MSE for testing at this point...
You run both avast! and MSE? Not a good idea as that will generally lead to many false positives (among other problems). How's your cpu and memory usage? Can you post a shot of task manager showing both these running?
Been using it for months until which one I decide to go with... GL


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29 Mar 2010   #27
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Looks like I'm doing OK as I use avast free and MSE for testing at this point...
You run both avast! and MSE? Not a good idea as that will generally lead to many false positives (among other problems). How's your cpu and memory usage? Can you post a shot of task manager showing both these running?
Been using it for months until which one I decide to go with... GL
Where is MSE. I don't see the MsMpEng.exe in your snip. Maybe you should show "Processes from all users".
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29 Mar 2010   #28
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

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Where is MSE. I don't see the MsMpEng.exe in your snip. Maybe you should show "Processes from all users".
Yes...please. Also, you aren't getting any problems running these together? You have them both set as on-access scanners right?
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29 Mar 2010   #29
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

whs thanks for pointing that out.. I guess avast! disabled MSE automatically on installation... Still updates fine daily and I do use it once a week for a scan... Must add, been trouble free since I installed Win7...
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29 Mar 2010   #30
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polarbear View Post
whs thanks for pointing that out.. I guess avast! disabled MSE automatically on installation... Still updates fine daily and I do use it once a week for a scan... Must add, been trouble free since I installed Win7...
OK..just so I'm clear...you are not running them both as on-access scanners right?
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