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#1 Superblynotsuper

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 09:22 PM

Hi,

 

I'm kind of going through a minimally confused time of what should I use?

 

I am curious as to the overall opinion of Dr Web antivirus and how it stacks up against Eset and the other good ones that now use some sort of exploit blocking for simple antivirus.

 

I would like to change my current set up and am looking at a simple anti-virus solution to run with Hitman pro paid version. So it means I don't want bells and whistles on the antivirus option.

 

Would it be true to say Dr Web has exploit protection as the katana is built into the antivirus?

 

Finally, what other good antivirus only options that are light on resources are worthy?



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Posted 03 February 2016 - 09:51 PM

Dr.Web has been around a long time and they are a trustworthy anti-virus vendor.

Enhanced Dr.Web Process Heuristic technology protects against attacks involving zero-day exploits
Dr.Web KATANA

A non-signature anti-virus offering preventive protection against the latest active threats, targeted attacks, and attempts by Trojans and exploits to use vulnerabilities, including zero-day ones, to penetrate systems.


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.

For more suggestions see Choosing an Anti-Virus Program.
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Posted 03 February 2016 - 10:23 PM

That's a good link for the Dr Web info. I'll have to do some deep reading on the options. Overall from my read up it seems to have some pretty good protection that is not just about detection but more about stopping changes being made through settings.

 

I'm beginning to fully realise the different nuances of vendors in how they approach threats. I was using Malarebytes premium thinking it was covering the anti-virus option as well when I realised I should have had anti-virus runnning as well. MSE is doing the job temporarily. I've used Eset online to detect a few things over the years and previously used Kaspersky. For some reason I love the green spider on Dr web which is exceptionally attractive. I know security is more than just looks, though.

 

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 07:41 AM

...is not just about detection but more about stopping changes being made through settings.

Prevention is always better than reacting after the fact like most anti-virus software does...they are reactive.

A lot of folks still are under the misconception that Malwarebytes is an anti-virus when that is not the case...An anti-virus program alone does not provide comprehensive protection and cannot prevent, detect and remove all threats at any given time. Anti-virus software is inherently reactive...meaning it usually finds malware after a computer has been infected. 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.

In simplistic terms, Anti-virus programs use massive databases with different scanning engines and detection methods to scan for infectious malware which includes viruses, worms, Trojans, rootkis and bots.

Anti-malware programs use smaller databases and generally tend to focus more on adware, spyware, unwanted toolbars, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs and potentially unsafe applications.

Anti-virus and Anti-malware solutions with anti-exploitation features protect against zero-day malware, drive-by downloads, exploits and Exploit Kits.
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Posted 06 February 2016 - 07:16 PM

Quietman 7,

 

My apologies. I was looking at your blue Global Moderator label and calling you GM. You may have picked up on it, either way I was taken in by the blue colour and wrongfully read it. 

 

On the topic of prevention I have narrowed my choices to two possible vendors that have good products and in the case of one, it is superbly backed up with customer support that is known. I will ditch my current setup. On another computer I may give Dr Web a go as I like what I have read.

 

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 07:26 PM

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