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Re: Avast! vs. ESET
« Reply #15 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. 

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Re: Avast! vs. ESET
« Reply #16 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

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Re: Avast! vs. ESET
« Reply #17 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.
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Re: Avast! vs. ESET
« Reply #18 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

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Re: Avast! vs. ESET
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2011, 05:48:26 PM »
... which is perfectly fine.

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Re: Avast! vs. ESET
« Reply #20 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.

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Re: Avast! vs. ESET
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2011, 07:55:24 AM »
Also ESET clouds is totally useless.
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Re: Avast! vs. ESET
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2011, 03:34:07 AM »
I like Avast and AVG IS
Please say not at the same time!  ???
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Re: Avast! vs. ESET
« Reply #23 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.
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