- Jan 15, 2006
Sucks that these are only the antivirus and don't include the firewall packages. Otherwise $5 for any of these is a pretty darn good deal
/still using Vipre 2010
Any thoughts on avast? I have the free version but am open to better stuff.
Also: Is this website legit, or paid for by one company or another? Thoughts?
I think I'm going to get rid of this thing. Flagging things I don't want it to flag and I can't tell it to just stfu and stop bothering me, not to mention it's preventing things from running that I want to run. I wouldn't mind it if it was easy to just tell it to "stop detecting this file" BEFORE IT JUST OUTRIGHT DECIDES TO QUARANTINE AND/OR (the or part is for after I tell it stop auto cleaning...) NOT LET ME EXECUTE IT, but by default it comes equipped to just get rid of crap, stop execution, without consulting me first. Too overprotective for my tastes. I need to outright disable its shields to run what I want. I think I might just go back to Avast. I can't tell whether it's doing anything half the time, but I'm starting to think I prefer that to this. I don't need this program doing things without my permission.
For instance, I was just trying to do a Windows update at its suggestion, since I haven't in ages. Comes out and starts complaining about how there are temporary files being made, and it ended up preventing a few of the Windows Update packages from getting installed because I went and trusted it and said "fine, don't let those execute". This needs a "get off my lawn and advise me from afar" mode, BAD. Reminds me of the older bad days of antivirus, just without the resource usage. I think this thing's just going to cause me to get uber pissed as time goes on, as I'm constantly having to battle it.
Just my 2 cents.
Kaspersky should never be considered. I hate kaspersky with a passion. I had to manage about 150 pc's with that pos AV. It rarely actually caught viruses so it didn't actually do its job and then it would mess with legitimate programs actually making my job worse.
let me get this straight, you were doing a windows update and you told it to not let files execute at the same time and you're upset at the software when the updates failed? lol sounds like you either need to review the settings of the program more closely, and/or be more aware of what you're doing.
Well golly, color me strange for not expecting the antivirus program to do false positives on an official windows update that it's telling me to do.
I'm always under the impression that if threats come in, they're going to come in at any time. Just because I'm doing a Windows update does not mean that the files it's flagging in temp are totally safe (especially when they're named "<random crap>.<with a random/no extension>"). Not to mention Windows update doesn't make a note of its updates failing until after the entire installation is done.
just go here and look at false alarms list... they all have them, it's not that as straightforward as you think http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart1.php
if you have that much trouble with AV stuff then get rid of it all together and be smart about where you browse and what you download, it really isn't that difficult