Latest Antivirus Report Shows Big Gains for Microsoft | OPSWAT

Discussion in 'Security and Viruses' started by Ceyfer √, Mar 19, 2012.

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    Complete report here | OPSWAT Blog

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    Thanks Ceyfer for the read.
    I had read this thread on some other forum few days back but still i am not a big fan of mse as it failed to protect my computer many times so i had to dump it
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    The 3 "A"s. I wasn't surprised to say the least.

    I had a personal preference for Avira Free and Avast Home over AVG Free when I was using real-time AV. I even started an enthusiastic 'fanboyish' thread on Avira...oh man, this reminds me the good old days:

    Why Avira Free is the best free AV and why I don't need the Premium versions

    MSE never quite attracted me; one of the reasons was the way it delivers updates.

    Anyway, here's an article that compares the 4 and I pretty much agree with it (slightly otudated but still gives a fair general impression)

    Microsoft Security Essentials vs Avira vs avast! vs AVG: Best free anti-virus/anti-malware program for Windows

    As for Symantec and it's "Norton" brand, let's just say I've never been a fan...I appreciate Norton Insight, the '"whitelisting files based on reputation" concept they introduced in their product but never quite liked the performance impact on my machine (although it is improved compared to older versions) and the false positives I got from it. I can't remember which version I used though during my trial.

    P.S. I've got no idea as to how they fare these days.
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    Bottom line:

    Practically, a free full working antivirus suite is a better choice for most home users.
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    Better than a McAfee VirusScan 2006 that's for sure :p