Guide: Best Antivirus And Firewalls - A Must Read!!!

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Guide: Best Antivirus And Firewalls - A Must Read!!!

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{p.s. H parakato douleia den einai dikia mou...alla pisteuo oti aksizei na tin deite!!!}


ANTIVIRUS



What is the Best antivirus?

That is a hard question to answer. I will look at the question from the standpoint of which antivirus has the best dection rate. You buy an antivirus to prevent and remove viruses. Antivirus products have differant detection rates due to differances in virus definition libraries and their scanning engines. Not all are created the same.


Which Antivirus has the best detection rate?

We can only look at the tests to find this out. Trilobite, a respected member of the Spywareinfo community did a test with over 750 pieces of malware (including Trojans, viruses, etc). He posted the results in this topic (note you have to be a member of spywareinfo to view this thread).

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http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?showtopic=6165
I also have the results of his detection rate tests in my antivirus review's conclusion, located here. To view the specific piece of malware detected / not detected by the scanners, see trilobite's specific resulsts here.

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http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=80
According to the tests, the antivirus with the highest detection rate are as follows:

Overall: Kaspersky with a 98.94% detection rate.
Best of the free ones: AntiVir with a 85.36% detection rate.


Why did certain antivirus products do so much better than others in the detection rate tests?

I quote trilobite on this from his post in the spywareinfo forums:


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Each AV program uses a different virus database. Some containing more malicious signatures than others, meaning some AV programs will have higher detection rates than others.
Each AV company has their own interpretation of what constitutes malware. Some AV companies only want their product to target primarily viruses and worms, and to a lesser degree Trojans and exploits, and to an even lesser degree (or not at all), spyware, hijackers and adware. For example, if you look at the attached chart, you may notice that several of the tested AV programs miss a significant number of the Trojans.
Considering there are roughly 100,000 (or more) unique infections in the wild, a population sample of 758 infected files may not accurately represent true detection rates of AV programs.
Could poor detection of certain AV programs be due to ‘zoo’ viruses in this test sample?
Not likely. First of all, many AV programs will detect zoo viruses. Second, all of these test files were obtained from within the ‘wild’, meaning that all of these files exist outside of laboratories and they have been (unfortunately) released out into the real world. ‘Zoo’ viruses are proof of concept viruses or otherwise unreleased viruses and generally do not exist outside of controlled laboratories. There are no known zoo viruses in these tests.
These test are NOT to determine which AV software is superior, this is just a test on 758 POSSIBLE Trojan, backdoor, and virus infected files.
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While Trilobite is correct in saying this is not the final say so on which is superior, this is a good way to look at the way differant antivirus products preform and we can look at averages to make well educated guesses about the overall effectiveness of the product. We can also see that some are not that good at certain types of malware, such as AVG falling short with trojans, this hurts the overall detection rates of the products in trilobite's tests.


Should i worry about using a free antivirus software?

If it gives you peace of mind to use a paid antivirus software package then by all means buy it. Free antivirus products like AntiVir are effective and powerful tools that are ranked up with many paid programs in terms of its effectiveness. All of the freeware antivirus products (save CLAM antivirus) are sold to businesses and non home users, take it they are not the same program and the paid versions also offer more features and such but they still all use the same virus defenitions and therefore should have very similar detection rates to their paid brothers. For example, the free version of antivir (home users) does not have an automatic updater, although in the options you can configure it to update with less than 4 clicks on the system tray icon.


Which antivirus uses the least system resources?

See my antivirus roundup's memory tests screen shots here.

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http://www.av-comparatives.org/
Should I run 2 or more realtime antivirus products for extra protection?

This is not reccomended for it sometimes causes conflicts.


Where can i find reviews of Antivirus products?

My antivirus round up can be found here. It is very brief but does include trilobite's detection rate tests and screenshots showing memory usage.

Another good site for reading reviews of antivirus software is AV-comparatives.org

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http://www.av-comparatives.org/



FIREWALL


What is the best firewall?

The 2 most reccomended Firewall applications on Anandtech are as follows:

Sygate Personal Firewall Free Edition

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http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3356.html
Kerio Personal Firewall 4

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http://www.kerio.com/kpf_download.html
It seems that people are having fewer issues with Kerio in the newer versions of both pieces of software than with Sygate, but both are FREE and are powerful tools that will greatly aid your security.


Where can i find reviews of Firewalls?

Here are a few links to round ups that may help you out, a bit dated tho:

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http://www.pcflank.com/art41c.htm

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http://www.agnitum.com/php_scripts/compare2.php

Should i run two real time software firewall applications to double my protection?

Like antivirus applications this is not a good idea because it may cause conflicts. However, it is perfectly fine to run a hardware firewall (like that in a router) with a software firewall, have it set up at my house like that. That should cause no conflicts.


Can i just use windows XP SP2 firewall?

Windows XP SP2 firewall has come a good ways, but is still not up to par with Sygate's and Keiro's freeware firewall solutions. It is reccomended that you disable windows firewall and use either of the two mentioned before.


Where can i test my firewall to see if i am safe?

Try going thru the tests at Shields UP!

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https://grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

Most importantly
relating to both firewall and antivirus products


If you think any of the packages that you are going to buy are going to cause conflicts with games or you worry that you will not like them or will not satisfy you, nearly all antivirus/firewall products that are not free offer free trials, download the free trail versions and try them and evaluate them yourself. The most important reviewer is yourself when it comes to program interface preferences, etc.



{i think this will help u at last :kaloe: }

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Δημοσίευση από id12586 » 08 Μάιος 2005 20:23

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Δημοσίευση από malakom » 09 Μάιος 2005 10:56

H pigi einai to forum pou exo se code ..
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Δημοσίευση από malakom » 11 Μάιος 2005 11:43

apo ta parapano...to zonealarm sarose....
..alla kai to antivir me ekane to agapiso.. :kaloe:

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