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#1 ramonrapaz

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 11:33 AM

I've seen it this morning, but I can't find it anymore. Please, quietman, which antivirus free and paid do you recomend for protect my new PC, OS windows 10

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 11:34 AM

Hi ramonrapaz :)

I think the thread you are looking for is the one below.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/595822/security/

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 09:00 PM

That topic was just titled "Security?" so that's probably why you had a hard time finding it again.


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Posted 10 November 2015 - 09:42 AM

Thanks, but it isn't. the one I look for was posted in 2014.

In any case, Quietman, do you think windows defender is a good program?

In AV Comparatives, september,

http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/avc_fdt_201509_en.pdf

in the total detection rate, it appears the last one with the 91.4%.

I beg your pardon for my English and being a big ignorant on electronics.



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Posted 10 November 2015 - 10:09 AM

The topic Aura link to contained all the updated info for Windows Defender so it is more current than anything you read in 2014.

As for the testing results....there are several reputable labs which test the effectiveness of major anti-virus programs and security suites to include AV-Comparatives.org, Virus Bulletin Comparative Tests, AV-Test.org, NSS Labs Consumer Anti-Malware Products Group Test Report, etc. These 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.

Some of the testing criteria and standards may even be misleading.

...for some unknown reason...the renowned German test lab AV-TEST has quietly (there was no warning) modified its certification process. The changes mean that the certificates produced by the new rules are, to put it mildly, pretty useless for evaluating the merits of different AV products...With AV-TEST’s new certification standards, the onus is on the user to carefully investigate the actual results of each individual test…they may find that a product that blocked 99.9% of attacks has the same “certification” as a product that only blocked 55%.

Comparative testing: A bit of background for the uninitiated

So, IMO Windows Defender is just as good as any other FREE antivirus solution. An offer of free anti-virus software is essentially a marketing technique...a way of advertising and enticement to get folks to try a product and if they like it, to purchase the full (or Pro) version which typically provides more features. Marketing and promotional strategies are built into the vendor's business model as part of their operating costs. Bottom line...it's all about generating revenue and finding new and creative ways to do so. As such, users may have to deal with occasional nagging pop-ups or nuisance advertising and prompts to upgrade to the paid version.

By using such free programs, you are essentially agreeing to the terms of the vendor's service which includes those ads. In some cases you may be able to disable annoying pop-ups through the anti-virus settings if the vendor included an option to disable them. If the vendor does not have such an option listed, then your only alternative is to switch anti-virus software if the pop-up ads annoy you that much. Keep in mind that many anti-virus vendors are bundling toolbars and other software with their products as a cost recoup measure. In fact, all free Anti-virus programs now come with toolbars or other bundled software except Bitdefender Free.

If you don't want pay for an anti-virus, again I would say that Windows Defender is just as good as any other free solution without bundled toolbars or nagging popups with the exception of Bitdefender.

If cost is not a concern and you are considering a paid for antivirus solution, then I generally recommend ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus or Emsisoft Anti-Malware as they leave a small footprint...meaning they are not intrusive and do not utilize a lot of system resources. Kaspersky Anti-virus is also a good choice for the same reason.

ESET and Emsisoft Anti-Malware also have the added advantage of blocking the installation of most Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) (such as adware, spyware, unwanted toolbars, browser hijackers) if you enable that feature.

Also keep in mind than an anti-virus program alone (including Windows Defender) does not provide comprehensive protection and cannot prevent, detect and remove all threats at any given time. Anti-virus and anti-malware programs each perform different tasks as it relates to computer security and threat detection. Essentially, they look for and remove different types of malicious threats. Therefore, you need both an anti-virus and an anti-malware solution for maximum protection.

See my comments in Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools as to why I recommend Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium and Emsisoft Anti-Malware.


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Posted 10 November 2015 - 11:49 AM

Thank you, quietman, really instructive. Now, I think I know all I need



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Posted 10 November 2015 - 12:32 PM

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