Which Anti-Virus do You Use?

Which AV Do You Use?

  • AVG Internet Security/Anti-virus

    Votes: 30 13.5%
  • avast!

    Votes: 59 26.6%
  • Norton 360/Internet Security

    Votes: 19 8.6%
  • McAfee

    Votes: 10 4.5%
  • Microsoft Security Essentials

    Votes: 74 33.3%
  • Trend Micro

    Votes: 3 1.4%
  • MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

    Votes: 33 14.9%
  • ESET Smart Security/NOD32

    Votes: 19 8.6%
  • Other

    Votes: 48 21.6%
  • Spybot S&D

    Votes: 7 3.2%

  • Total voters
    222

Axel PC

Well-Known Member
Hm interesting. Yeah I've been looking for for another AV. Not having anything to do with the Kaspersky drama just because I think I want something more bare bones or rather just what I need. But Kaspersky has a great 3 use license price which I need for my household. And I like how much I can dig into the settings. Does Webroot have lots of options and data available for their firewall?

All the Webroot YouTube reviews are not good. Most I find are set to loud music and don't so much of the interface and settings.

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Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
It can still block threats offline, for items it needs to continue analyzing it will eventually need to communicate to their cloud platform. Even through reboots though it can still roll back a threat
For some clarification..
Webroot can still do it's own analysis offline, but it will offload to the cloud whenever it can. It works a lot like Cylance which is supposed to be adding a consumer offering. To sum up Cylance "It's F'ing awesome" It wiped the floor with SEPM in our POC. SEPM missing about 50 samples. Cylance got every sample thrown at it.
 


Axel PC

Well-Known Member
For some clarification..
Webroot can still do it's own analysis offline, but it will offload to the cloud whenever it can. It works a lot like Cylance which is supposed to be adding a consumer offering. To sum up Cylance "It's F'ing awesome" It wiped the floor with SEPM in our POC. SEPM missing about 50 samples. Cylance got every sample thrown at it.
I've never heard of Cylance. What's SEPM and POC?

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Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
Cylance is only an enterprise solution at the moment. SEPM is Symantect Endpoint Protection management and POC (Proof of Concept)
 


Axel PC

Well-Known Member
Cool I'll have to keep that on my radar. Do you know when it's coming out?

SEPM is very good. I had access to use it YEARS ago in college as part of a tech club and classes I was taking. So it's better than that I definitely would like to check it out.

Keep us informed about it please.
 


Axel PC

Well-Known Member
Hey @Neemobeer so what's your opinion on Kaspersky vs Webroot?
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
Cant say I've ever used it personally, but they've always had good test results. I know they use some type of heuristic detection and sand boxing. Curious if they still rely on signatures at all which in my opinion is pretty worthless given how easy it is to defeat definitions. I don't think they leverage any kind of cloud for analysis or have the journaling/recovery webroot does either. I know a lot of test sites won't review webroot because normal AV tests don't really apply to it.
 


Axel PC

Well-Known Member
Interesting, about the signatures part. If Webroot is so good though I wonder why it's not used more then?

EDIT: Like I said I'm trying to keep another AV (besides Avast because I've had bad financial experience with them in the past) so I find Webroot as a possible alternative. And it sucks that there isn't any good (as in thorough reviews) reviews out there for it.
 


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blackmagicislam

Active Member
Avg antivirus is the best antivirus as compared to another antivirus software
 


Axel PC

Well-Known Member
I think AVG used to be good back when the free AV market was just getting started. Then the free version got bloated and heavy on system resources. Then the pop up ads to purchase it started to get obnoxious. Then it was purchased by Avast and will never be as solid as it used to be. IMHO.
 


iMCLueLeSS

New Member
This seems to still be going somewhat so I'll add mine.

Malwarebytes + Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit + Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit
SuperAntiSpyware
AdwCleaner
Ccleaner (If you count it.)
 


nmsuk

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
Just malwarebytes 3 for me with all those built in.
 


Jody Thornton

New Member
At the time, Windows 8 didn't exist for this survey. However, I use the built in Windows Defender (I voted MSE therefore). For manual full scans, I use Malwarebytes v1.75.
 


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