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#1 benaa

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 02:29 AM

Good day,

This is my first post on this site and I just need some advice. I was unfortunate to be bitten by the XP Security virus and as I was unable to get rid of it took the computer to my local computer shop. When he asked what type of Virus Program I used I told him ESET and had been for at least 6 years with no problems. He said it was not the best one as it only had about a 60% success rate. Is this true as I have noticed, when reading various topics in the forums that you use ESET to check computers. As I said this is the first virus I have been struck with since using the program. Would just like some advice as to how good the program really is. PS have just paid for another 2 years subs only a week ago.

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#2 quietman7

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 07:03 AM

Welcome to BC benaa

Sorry to hear about your encounter with the XP Security rogue.

No single product is 100% foolproof and can prevent, detect and remove all threats at any given time. Just because one anti-virus detected threats that another missed, does not mean its more effective. The security community is in a constant state of change as new infections appear and it takes time for them to be reported, samples collected, analyzed, and tested by anti-vendors. Security vendors use different scanning engines and different detection methods such as heuristic analysis or behavioral analysis which can account for discrepancies in scanning outcomes. Depending on how often the anti-virus database is updated can also account for differences in threat detections.

Independent Anti-virus software Comparisons & TestsThese kinds of comparative testing results will vary depending on a variety of factors to include but not limited to who conducted the testing, what they were testing for (type of threats, attack vectors, exploits), what versions of anti-virus software was tested, what type of scanning engine was used, and the ability to clean or repair. There are no universally predefined set of standards or criteria for testing which means each test will yield different results. As such, you need to look for detailed information about how the tests were conducted, the procedures used, and data results. Read Anti-virus Testing Websites: An overview of testing sites

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Choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference, your needs, your needs, your technical ability and experience, features offered, user friendliness, ease of updating (and upgrading to new program release), ease of installation/removal, available technical support from the vendor and price. Other factors to consider include detection rates and methods, scanning engine effectiveness, how often virus definitions are updated, the amount of resources the program utilizes, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. A particular anti-virus that works well for one person may not work as well for another. There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no best anti-virus. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs. For more specific information to consider, please read Choosing Your Anti-virus Software.

A multi-layered defense using anti-spyware products (including an effective firewall) to supplement your anti-virus combined with common sense, safe computing and safe surfing habits provides the most complete protection.


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Posted 09 June 2011 - 11:29 PM

Thank you very much for that Quietman, really appreciate your information. Think this website and forums is just great, love reading the various topics and when reading some of them thank my lucky stars that I have been lucky in only getting one virus. Again tks ... Benaa

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 11:48 PM

In my experience ESET has been an excellent product. I have noticed that it's firewall in the internet security was a little over aggressive (I was connecting a laptop to an HP wireless printer and had to sift through the firewall logs to find out what it was blocking as the 'learning' function was not cutting it; and I had problems with one clients 'carbonite' not working properly). But generally I have not seen many people come in with an infected computer with up-to-date ESET on it as well. Currently I have found more people with McAfee, Old 8.5 AVG, or the original expired/never activated trial version of AV software coming in with infected computers - that is a statement of observation in my particular area.

I am not a fan of bashing client's decision of AV software. I have a co-worker that will blatantly says 'X software sucks, you should never use that' which I highly disagree with. I tell clients you ask 10 different people you will get 10 different answers. I tell them I use Norton Internet Security 2011 and it works for me.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 06:05 AM

You're welcome benaa.
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