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#1 clubhouse

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 01:42 AM

Hi,

I was wondering if I were to use a cloud av, would it use a lot of the allowance on my pay as you go dongle? I know that cloud av's need to be constantly internet connected or would I be better of using a conventional av and just update the database normally in my case?

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 01:24 PM

Yes, if you use a cloud-based AV, it will continuously use up your mobile broadband's limited data usage (like you said, they require constant connection for scanning, active protection, etc..). See here

Normally, cloud AV is considered somewhat more secure, as the files are scanned by multiple antivirus engines. But in your case, it is to your disadvantage, as it would unnecessarily use up your data plan.

You'd be much better off with a regular AV like Avast. :thumbsup:
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 01:35 PM

Thanks for your help and advice, much appreciated :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 01:39 PM

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