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Default 11-10-2009, 05:50 PM

avira timings?

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Originally Posted by holmes4 View Post
dreary79, I feel sorry for your customers and sorry for you. While I'll agree that a hardware firewall provides significant protection, it is useless against malware that makes it onto a user's system (often through the user's ignorance or being fooled). The best firewall products don't keep asking you to approve this and that - one of the reasons I like Norton so much.

Since you are providing services to others, I assume they are not knowledgeable enough on their own to reliably avoid risks. You are not doing them any favors by taking away a vital protection.

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Amusingly, I just ran across an article titled "Battle of the anti-virus" which rated 16 products on how well they removed common threats.

NOD32 was rated "average".
none of those tests were made in a mini 9, I guess

by the way, the firewall is one of the most overestimated things in PC security. i never had one, and i never had problems at all. the most important thing in security measures is called common sense.

the killer combination is an "average" free anti-virus, a little help in the malware field, and a lot of common sense, a.k.a safe porn pages

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Default 11-10-2009, 06:24 PM

davico, I'm not sure what you're referring to. Any timings I mentioned in this thread were on my Mini 9. I have separately tested Avira on other systems and it slowed down the startup time by quite a bit (doubled the time if no AV installed.)

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Default 11-11-2009, 02:19 AM

i was just asking for the avira startup times, is my second antivirus choice behind nod32.

the next thing was about the article, sorry the whole quotation and missleading by this i mean that even a good antivirus is not an option for our minis, and probably the best solution is just an "average" one, but one that won´t take too much processor/memory resources in the system, too much that will probably get the things worst than better

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Default 11-11-2009, 03:33 PM

I'm with davico_rosello here. I found the original post that Holmes4's link references to. The antiviruses were not tested on a mini. I didn't test these antiviruses on how secure they are. I tested these for performance alone. I think the top priority should be to have some protection, but have minimal impact on performance.
Also, what some people are posting here is exactly what I wanted to avoid. We have enough people at MyDellMini telling us what they use, and that their product is great. I wanted to put a stop to this.

My result is this: If you're looking for protection with little to no performance hit, use NOD32. If you like another product, fine. You don't have to shout out to the world.
NOD32 is not a bad antivirus. I think that it will be perfectly fine for a normal person. If you are constantly download "leaked next-gen video games" from torrents, it might not be right. Practically every AV I tested would be fine. NOD32 won because it harmed performance the least.

I will continue testing next weekend. I might try AVG and Avira and maybe a retest of Norton.

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Default 11-12-2009, 01:41 PM

Twas no doubt in my mind, NOD32 is always the winner and don't even try to defend norton (shudder)
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Default 11-12-2009, 03:06 PM

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Twas no doubt in my mind, NOD32 is always the winner and don't even try to defend norton (shudder)
Because you say so? Ooooooo-kay.

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Default 11-14-2009, 04:54 PM

No because VB100 tests show it has the highest detection rate average over the years.

AV is supposed to catch viruses, if it can't do that then why bother. NOD32 and Kaspersky both catch the highest amount of old and new threats. Both are good, I like NOD32 more because it scans faster then Kas.

So it has the highest detection rate, and fastest scan times. Hmm sounds like a winner to me.
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Default 11-14-2009, 07:46 PM

but I don't want a fast scan...I want a through scan. I usually just run my antivirus/antispyware scans at night after I go to bed, so I don't care how long they take.

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Default 11-14-2009, 09:36 PM

no one has mentioned low resource Avir AntiVirus which I use it is free I dont see any slow down.
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Default 11-14-2009, 09:51 PM

Just to throw this in, wouldnt MS have a slight advantage as they are the ones that have ultimate resources at their disposal as far as how the OS works and how it can be infected?

Although I guess if that were true, it wouldnt be so vulnerable to begin with LMAO. I still like SE at this point, it hasnt given me any trouble with false positives yet, where the others that I have tried all did.
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