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New antivirus in 2012

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#1 DarrenHulu


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Posted 10 January 2012 - 02:05 AM

The year 2011 saw some exciting new versions of popular antivirus programs. The two giant security software rivals, BitDefender and Kaspersky, released new redesigned versions of all their products. But how many people know the new antivirus Anvi Smart Defender published at the end of 2011. It is a new smart antivirus but it gains popularity in a short time. Any comment about this antivirus? I want to install it but I am not sure whether it is easy to use.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 09:21 AM

In my opinion you are far better off with a security suite like the excellent and free Comodo CIS which is a Firewall+H.I.P.S based Defence Plus+AntiVirus scanner all in one suite which makes it very difficult for malware to even get as far as the AV. This coupled with SAS and MBAM as on demand scanners run on a regular basis plus a browser like Mozilla Firefox with the add-ons No-Scripts and AdBlock Plus and Spyware Blaster installed, coupled with safe browsing practice and you are more than well protected. You can have the so called best Firewall, best AV and find you get infected but the newer types of protection are working in tandem with each other. You should also check out the reviews of any freeware programs at a reputable site like the one in the link below and then make a balanced judgement based on that knowledge.
I just checked out Anvi Smart Defender and I hope you realise that this is a Beta 1 program most likely full of bugs and whatnot and more than likely to get even an experienced person infected.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 09:22 PM

Thanks for your suggestion. :thumbup2:

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:09 AM

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What is beta software?

After an initial round of in-house testing, software publishers often release new programs to be tested by the public. These pre-release versions are called beta software, usually denoted by a "b" in the version number, e.g., Netscape Navigator 2.0b5. Since the publisher couldn't possibly test the software under all possible conditions, it is reasonable to expect that wider use of the software may uncover problems that were not discovered during in-house testing. The publisher expects to be notified when users find such problems so that the program can be fixed before its official release.

In general, you should expect to run into bugs whenever using any piece of beta software. These bugs may range in severity from minor features that don't work to problems that cause your computer to crash. You should decide whether the benefit of new features in a beta program outweighs the risk of program instability before choosing to use a piece of beta software. You should also be aware that UITS will not have thoroughly tested beta software, nor will the software be guaranteed by its maker, so you should not expect the same level of support as you would receive for an official release version of the program.

Beta version software is useful for internal demonstrations, testing and previews to select customers, but may be unstable and not yet ready for a release candidate stage. The goal of a beta program is to collect information regarding the performance, quality, stability, and functionality of new products in order to iron out the bugs before they are released to the general public. If you choose to use a beta program, you use it at your own risk. For more information about beta programs and software release stages, please read Software release life cycle.

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