Comments on: Free Antivirus Program Roundup – 10 Months Later http://tipsfor.us/2008/10/28/free-antivirus-program-roundup-10-months-later/ Tech Tips, Reviews, Tutorials, Occasional Rants Sat, 31 Aug 2013 15:50:35 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 By: Gerard http://tipsfor.us/2008/10/28/free-antivirus-program-roundup-10-months-later/#comment-4796 Sat, 20 Dec 2008 02:32:48 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=778#comment-4796 I used to have PC tools in one PC, avast in the other two. Just a few hours ago, the two PCs with avast (all 3 are networked) kept on giving a warning that silentsoft.exe was being detected. while the third one – with PC tools, where most of the internet activity is being done (it is the only one being used to connect to the internet) was not signaling any threats.

This got me really upset since among the 3, PC tools was the most updated, the other two had definitions already out of date (as reported by windows).

Getting rid of silentsoft wasn’t much of problem but now I am contemplating replacing PC tools anti virus. maybe avast or avira, leaning towards avira since it consumes less resources and better detection rate although avast has more features

]]>
By: iAntiVirus for Mac (Free) - Worth Using? | TipsFor.us http://tipsfor.us/2008/10/28/free-antivirus-program-roundup-10-months-later/#comment-4650 Thu, 04 Dec 2008 13:01:57 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=778#comment-4650 […] a lover of free software, I choose to run (free) anti-virus software on the Windows-based computers that I manage. I also choose to run anti-virus software on my […]

]]>
By: Leslie Satenstein http://tipsfor.us/2008/10/28/free-antivirus-program-roundup-10-months-later/#comment-4607 Fri, 28 Nov 2008 13:56:06 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=778#comment-4607 I am fortunate that I am not a gamer, and my main use of the net is for visiting websites for research information and emailing. I also do a lot of writing for work.

As a result, since 2004, I have been using linux at home in dual boot mode (windows-linux, default linux). I have to say that cpu electric power use is lower with linux, as is memory and disk consumption. Common to both linux and windows is SPAM. Linux has free freely available heuristic spam filters. Anti-virus is not an issue, as we have no registry in linux, and every file in the system has access control mechanisms.

In Windows, I use AVG, paid version.

]]>
By: Dana J http://tipsfor.us/2008/10/28/free-antivirus-program-roundup-10-months-later/#comment-4540 Sat, 15 Nov 2008 19:41:10 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=778#comment-4540 Avast also has exceptions.
R-Click the @ icon in the taskbar, go to Program Settings, and Exclusions.
I have had to set several exclusions for programs I use (a password revealer for one) that A thinks are viruses.

]]>
By: Tim http://tipsfor.us/2008/10/28/free-antivirus-program-roundup-10-months-later/#comment-4263 Mon, 03 Nov 2008 23:57:59 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=778#comment-4263 I chose Avira AntiVir over Avast because it had the ability to create exceptions (ignore processes/programs/directories). I have keylogging/monitoring software on the PC’s so I can catch the kids doing things they shouldn’t be doing. Avira and Avast each found the software as a risk and removed it. But since I applied the exceptions in Avira, I couldn’t be happier.

]]>
By: Forone http://tipsfor.us/2008/10/28/free-antivirus-program-roundup-10-months-later/#comment-4140 Fri, 31 Oct 2008 09:33:44 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=778#comment-4140 Thanks very much for your directions elsewhere on disabling the Avira nag screen. I’ve just installed it on my new little netbook which requires resource economy. Because it’s an “extra” PC I’ll stick with webmail on it. I’m thinking the spyware deficit is solved with MS’s free Windows Defender, but if you think otherwise it would be useful to know.

]]>
By: Balaji N Pooruli http://tipsfor.us/2008/10/28/free-antivirus-program-roundup-10-months-later/#comment-3911 Wed, 29 Oct 2008 12:34:40 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=778#comment-3911 I have used AVG, Antivir and Avast all in my home PC and they used to perform well. In terms of detection rate, Antivir is superior to both Avast and AVG and Avast is superior than AVG. My home PC has just 1GB RAM and sometimes Avast seems to be a resource hog for me. More over, the interface of Avast is not so attractive (Though it is of less important for an antivirus product). So, I was using Avira Antivir Personal Edition Classic for about a year and off late, it was failing to update on its own. I used to get notifications saying that my antivirus is out of date and I had to update manually every time. So, I decided to remove it and now I installed Rising Antivirus Free edition from http://www.rising-global.com. I am still evaluating this product, but it has found couple of less risk viruses from my PC and cleaned (or deleted) them. It monitors registry, host files, rootkits, hidden processes etc. I see this product is from China and the users at wilders security forums have some comments on this one. Looks like people doesn’t want a china product as an antivirus.

Can you please include this antivirus in your nex test and see how it performs?

Thanks,
Balaji.

]]>
By: Boogie http://tipsfor.us/2008/10/28/free-antivirus-program-roundup-10-months-later/#comment-3896 Wed, 29 Oct 2008 09:45:53 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=778#comment-3896 Once you fix the nagging AviraAntivir popup and finetune the update settings, there’s isn’t left to complain about. It consumes less system resources than most competitors (including Avast, which is unfortunate). So, I agree – it’s either Avira or Avast and I’m leaning towards the former. AVG used to be good (v.7) and reliable, but v.8 is just too bloated as far as I’m concerned.

]]>
By: Doug Woodall http://tipsfor.us/2008/10/28/free-antivirus-program-roundup-10-months-later/#comment-3829 Tue, 28 Oct 2008 20:07:40 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=778#comment-3829 I have heard that AVG had slipped up in this years product about the inclusion of a RootKit detector.
Avast still seems to be doing well, lots of users are happy with it.
Glad to see you did a catch up on your previous article, thanks.

]]>