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Offline Claudiu7

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Re: What do you use as Avast replacement?
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2020, 12:59:06 AM »
Hello Bob,

You are a member on this forum from 2004 and have 42,400 posts so far.

That is on average 8 posts per day , each and every day , work day, weekend, day or night.

If you cannot find ONE POST in 42,000 in which you disagree with Avast! in all this 16 years, maybe there is some truth in the sponsorship idea....

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Re: What do you use as Avast replacement?
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2020, 01:07:05 AM »
Hello Bob,

You are a member on this forum from 2004 and have 42,400 posts so far.

That is on average 8 posts per day , each and every day , work day, weekend, day or night.

If you cannot find ONE POST in 42,000 in which you disagree with Avast! in all this 16 years, maybe there is some truth in the sponsorship idea....

It's funny, Bob's outright worship of avast! is something I remember seeing years and years ago. I don't recall the specific thread but there was an issue with one of the browser plugins when it first launched which was objectively a plugin issue and Bob was basically flinging himself on the grenades over and over trying to put the blame on the end user. He and his fellow cultists are one of the main reasons I never saw any value in these forums and up until last year I had been a free or paid customer since the Alwil days.

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Re: What do you use as Avast replacement?
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2020, 01:46:15 AM »
I'm gonna go with ESET.

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Re: What do you use as Avast replacement?
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2020, 02:56:36 PM »
Hello Bob,

You are a member on this forum from 2004 and have 42,400 posts so far.

That is on average 8 posts per day , each and every day , work day, weekend, day or night.

If you cannot find ONE POST in 42,000 in which you disagree with Avast! in all this 16 years, maybe there is some truth in the sponsorship idea....
In this country, you are innocent till proven guilty. It's time people remember that fact.



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Re: What do you use as Avast replacement?
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2020, 03:28:18 PM »
Hi, mike , does eset provide a free av
does it scan the router/network
please

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Re: What do you use as Avast replacement?
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2020, 04:53:31 PM »
does eset provide a free av

no

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does it scan the router/network

yes --> https://help.eset.com/eis/13/en-US/?idh_page_homenetwork_protection.html

Just for your information :)

Edit: need to specify that the vulnerability scanning is just towards the router and not the entire network
« Last Edit: February 01, 2020, 05:07:45 PM by Kermit80 »

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Re: What do you use as Avast replacement?
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2020, 07:03:57 AM »
Bitdefender free is also a great program scores as high as kaspersky.

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Re: What do you use as Avast replacement?
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2020, 07:08:36 AM »
Hello Bob,

You are a member on this forum from 2004 and have 42,400 posts so far.

That is on average 8 posts per day , each and every day , work day, weekend, day or night.

If you cannot find ONE POST in 42,000 in which you disagree with Avast! in all this 16 years, maybe there is some truth in the sponsorship idea....
In this country, you are innocent till proven guilty. It's time people remember that fact.

Ha Ha, not anymore. Trump changed all of that.

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Re: What do you use as Avast replacement?
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2020, 07:49:19 AM »
Ha Ha, not anymore. Trump changed all of that.
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Re: What do you use as Avast replacement?
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2020, 12:03:49 PM »
Hello Bob,

You are a member on this forum from 2004 and have 42,400 posts so far.

That is on average 8 posts per day , each and every day , work day, weekend, day or night.

If you cannot find ONE POST in 42,000 in which you disagree with Avast! in all this 16 years, maybe there is some truth in the sponsorship idea....
In this country, you are innocent till proven guilty. It's time people remember that fact.

Ha Ha, not anymore. Trump changed all of that.
I think you've got your facts backwards.
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Re: What do you use as Avast replacement?
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2020, 01:11:35 PM »
I have tried quite a few alternatives to Avast, e.g. AVG, Avira, Panda Dome, Bit-Defender, but have always returned to Avast. It isn't perfect and some things are as irritating as hell but I like the way it works and it hardly ever causes problems.  I love the Wi-Fi Inspector but mostly it is the antimalware effectiveness which keeps me in the fold.  It is also very economical with memory.
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Re: What do you use as Avast replacement?
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2020, 03:33:04 PM »
...but mostly it is the antimalware effectiveness which keeps me in the fold.  It is also very economical with memory.

Windows Defender scored identical with Avast! in latest AV-TEST.
In AVComparatives , Avast has 0.7% compromised while Defender 0% compromised.

In other words, from 1000 malwares , 7 will affect your PC , if protected by Avast!

So, what "effectiveness" are you talking about????

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Re: What do you use as Avast replacement?
« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2020, 06:21:29 PM »
Windows Defender scored identical with Avast! in latest AV-TEST.
In AVComparatives , Avast has 0.7% compromised while Defender 0% compromised.

In other words, from 1000 malwares , 7 will affect your PC , if protected by Avast!

I work in the industry (although I have a marginal role). I know that antimalware tests must be evaluated with a grain of salt. It is not science we are talking about.

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Re: What do you use as Avast replacement?
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2020, 07:15:50 PM »
There's also thing called false positives which are rather ridiculous given it's Microsoft. And I have terrible experience with performance which was always horrible with WD on systems ranging from low end to top end. Microsoft improved protection, but I have doubts about their actual real world protection despite these tests. Especially given how I've never in my life seen (anywhere) its active cloud detection or active behavior detection. You can see plenty of these from basically all antiviruses. Except WD. And WD's anti-ransomware mechanism is a freaking joke. It's been a part of a program for 2 years if not more and it's still literally entirely useless. Its whitelist is basically non existent. Which is again funny given this is Microsoft and they should have the best whitelists.
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Re: What do you use as Avast replacement?
« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2020, 09:49:17 PM »
There's also thing called false positives which are rather ridiculous given it's Microsoft.

Yes, there are FPs in Defender but I would rather want to deal with 20FPs than a ransomware missed.

On the end of the day Defender is doing a great job, and this for several years now. Moreover, the risk of incompatibility is zero, being delivered by Microsoft.
I used ESET for a many years: anti-ransomware shield,  machine learning, HIPS, etc; never ever had a detection initiated by any of these shields, always signature based.Same with BD.