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Title: Avast! vs. ESET
Post by: MarcoMJF on July 12, 2011, 03:07:33 AM
Hi, what is better? Avast! Internet Security or Eset Smart Security 4?
thx for reply :D
Title: Re: Avast! vs. ESET
Post by: igor on July 12, 2011, 03:18:49 AM
What answer do you expect to get on an avast! forum?
Title: Re: Avast! vs. ESET
Post by: Lisandro on July 12, 2011, 03:23:29 AM
Long way...
Check independent reviews and tests (like Virus Bulletin).
Use and get used with the program.
Set your priorities and must-have.
Dig into technical forums.

Short and happy way:
Be avast! 160+ happy users all around the world :)
Title: Re: Avast! vs. ESET
Post by: sooners2win on July 12, 2011, 04:57:38 AM
I like Avast and AVG IS
Title: Re: Avast! vs. ESET
Post by: Nesivos on July 12, 2011, 05:55:13 AM
Hi, what is better? Avast! Internet Security or Eset Smart Security 4?
thx for reply :D

All I can tell you from my experience is I use Eset on-demand scanning once in a while.  I would use it more but it is very slow.  For example their default scan on my x64 computers takes 35 - 40 minutes which is maybe 4 times slower than avast! Quick Scan and about 75% slower than it takes avast! to scan my entire internal HDD.

Eset has found a couple of items that avast! has missed but I prefer to use Stinger over Eset even though Stinger is slower but it has been more effective in finding bad stuff especially in MSFT backup image files.

Title: Re: Avast! vs. ESET
Post by: Gargamel360 on July 12, 2011, 06:18:08 AM
ESET has robots, that is the only advantage they have over Avast! 

robots > pirates

So now Avast! is working on special pirate robots to counter this.

robots < pirate robots

So you will be sorry if you use ESET and the pirate robot version of Avast! debuts, as they will surely pillage and plunder the poor IRobot-style ESET robots.  This is not a battle you want to be on the losing side of.  Choose Avast! today.
Title: Re: Avast! vs. ESET
Post by: enemyofarsenic on July 12, 2011, 07:40:15 AM
LOL!
Title: Re: Avast! vs. ESET
Post by: DarkMasters on July 12, 2011, 09:57:51 AM
I'd rather pay for Norton IS or Norton 360 over ESET SS. However, since Avast is much lighter on system resource than Norton I'd rather pay for Avast IS instead.

This is Avast Forum, so most people here will answer Avast over anything.
Title: Re: Avast! vs. ESET
Post by: antrox on July 12, 2011, 12:01:23 PM
I participate in a Russian independent tests, and i see that ESET has a higher detect! But we used only the LATEST viruses. Avast weakest of the most popular in the search for new types of viruses. And to have a rather long response to the virus sent (more then 24 hours). But it catches up after 24 hours.

But the rest of it better than others and very quick and beauty! ;) I use the free Avast and test it, send viruses. I like its low load on the system!

If the detector will be increased in version 7 with preservation of other characteristics - I would definitely buy Avast IS!
Title: Re: Avast! vs. ESET
Post by: Lisandro on July 12, 2011, 01:00:51 PM
Avast weakest of the most popular in the search for new types of viruses. And to have a rather long response to the virus sent (more then 24 hours). But it catches up after 24 hours.
Yes and no.
Yes, they always need to improve the detection of zero-day.
No, because ESET - and any other antivirus - has its own weakness as avast has a lot of unique detections (mostly on websites and scripts).
Title: Re: Avast! vs. ESET
Post by: JoeB on July 12, 2011, 01:12:31 PM
I use the free Avast and test it
You compared the free version of Avast vs Eset?
Please compare prices on the paid versions and compare those instead, makes much more sense.
Title: Re: Avast! vs. ESET
Post by: logos on July 12, 2011, 02:00:33 PM
I use the free Avast and test it
You compared the free version of Avast vs Eset?
Please compare prices on the paid versions and compare those instead, makes much more sense.

Avast "free" is a full AV solution that can compare to any other full AV, paid or not. As long as you compare the AV features, I can't see where the problem is. Now coming here to ask if Eset is better than Avast or the contrary >>> LOL ;D

 
Title: Re: Avast! vs. ESET
Post by: JoeB on July 12, 2011, 03:32:38 PM
I use the free Avast and test it
You compared the free version of Avast vs Eset?
Please compare prices on the paid versions and compare those instead, makes much more sense.

Avast "free" is a full AV solution that can compare to any other full AV, paid or not. As long as you compare the AV features, I can't see where the problem is. Now coming here to ask if Eset is better than Avast or the contrary >>> LOL ;D


Full AV product, sure, that would mean NOD32, which is why I asked.
Comparing free up against ESET Smart Security would not be fair unless it is compared against Avast Internet Security.
Hope that was more clear.
Title: Re: Avast! vs. ESET
Post by: LunarWolf on July 12, 2011, 03:40:29 PM
Actually, I think ESET heuristics is better than avast. Based on AV comparatives. However, it seems that ESET is going down hill (based on what I read on Wilders).

Marcus said on WIlders that ESET have one of the fastest response time. Not sure how true is that.
Title: Re: Avast! vs. ESET
Post by: antrox on July 12, 2011, 03:58:29 PM
You compared the free version of Avast vs Eset?
No, i testing Avast and see the results of other users (others antiviruses) ;)
Title: Re: Avast! vs. ESET
Post by: Gargamel360 on July 13, 2011, 03:54:45 AM
Actually, I think ESET heuristics is better than avast. Based on AV comparatives.
Robots always have better heuristics, this should come as no surprise.
Marcus said on WIlders that ESET have one of the fastest response time. Not sure how true is that.
Robots also have very fast response time, pretty hard for humans to beat the whole "organized central intelligence" thing that they have going for them. 

Just wait for the Pirate Robots, I'm telling you.  The prototypes are already out there, Google pirate robots and you will see. 

Avast!'s Version 7 Anti-Malware Pirate Robots, driven by the power of community, Czech programming, cheap rum, and a lust for booty and pillage.

I pity the competition.
Title: Re: Avast! vs. ESET
Post by: yowanvista on July 13, 2011, 12:14:10 PM
Eset has native 64-bit builds for 64-bit Operating Systems
Avast still uses 32-bit processes in 64-bit OSes
Title: Re: Avast! vs. ESET
Post by: logos on July 13, 2011, 02:55:53 PM
Eset has native 64-bit builds for 64-bit Operating Systems
Avast still uses 32-bit processes in 64-bit OSes

wrong, this is just for UI and services, all Avast drivers, when installed on a 64 bit OS, are 64 bit drivers.
Title: Re: Avast! vs. ESET
Post by: yowanvista on July 13, 2011, 05:40:53 PM
Eset has native 64-bit builds for 64-bit Operating Systems
Avast still uses 32-bit processes in 64-bit OSes

wrong, this is just for UI and services, all Avast drivers, when installed on a 64 bit OS, are 64 bit drivers.
Drivers are 64-bit but most of the program is still 32-bit  :P
Title: Re: Avast! vs. ESET
Post by: igor on July 13, 2011, 05:48:26 PM
... which is perfectly fine.
Title: Re: Avast! vs. ESET
Post by: Ashish Singh on July 15, 2011, 07:50:59 AM
Actually, I think ESET heuristics is better than avast. Based on AV comparatives. However, it seems that ESET is going down hill (based on what I read on Wilders).

Marcus said on Wilders that ESET have one of the fastest response time. Not sure how true is that.

I read an interview with an ESET guy and he said that they 80% depend on heuristic scanning+DNAScan+ (I forgot lol) rather than their signature based detections. Thats why their daily update file size is merely 5-20 KB.
Their daily update file contain virus info of about only max 100 (http://www.eset.eu/podpora/aktualizacia-6295?lng=en) but this is 1000-4000 with avast.

I don't know how they manage it but they manage it efficiently.

Also scan on demand scan is very slower than avast but ESET is lighter than avast otherwise loads quicker than avast. also when I suggested them Boot Scanning feature like avast they claim that their AV loads before system boots so they don't need boot scan.

But also avast has 160+ million users so giving avast a very large virus database analysed perfectly. Also avast provide 2 update everyday but with ESET you hardly get any on Sunday or only 1 on Saturday so you can't say they protect you from 0 day threats.

Thanks
Ash
Title: Re: Avast! vs. ESET
Post by: Ashish Singh on July 15, 2011, 07:55:24 AM
Also ESET clouds is totally useless.
this may help you?
Title: Re: Avast! vs. ESET
Post by: Para-Noid on July 16, 2011, 03:34:07 AM
I like Avast and AVG IS
Please say not at the same time!  ???
Title: Re: Avast! vs. ESET
Post by: DarkMasters on July 16, 2011, 10:50:04 AM
I like Avast and AVG IS
Please say not at the same time!  ???

Weird statement eh? If one have tried Avast IS and AVG IS, surely they would hate AVG for their bloats and prefer Avast instead.