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Antilles VIP Member

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#1 9 years ago

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So, I dont come in here much, but I figured, that this is a good time to, I found this on BBC.

What do you think folks?


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Serio VIP Member

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#2 9 years ago

I'm impressed. I'll remember to keep an eye out for it. Hopefully, It'll get updated as frequently as the rest of their software.




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#3 9 years ago

Im sure they will update just as much..i mean it is microsoft...




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#4 9 years ago

I doubt it will be competitive from a pure performance point, especially against products like Kaspersky and NOD32. Even against free products it will have a hard time, there are some good products out there, like AVG and Avast! However, if it is bundled with Windows to start off with, it may go the way of Internet Explorer - lagging behind on performance, yet still in with a fighting chance because of the pure prevalence of Microsoft products in the market. If that happens, it will probably be commercial antivirus vendors who will lose.




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#5 9 years ago

Somehow the idea of a "Microsoft Anti Virus" just is not very appealing to me....

Thanks, but i'll stick with Avast.




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#6 9 years ago

Somehow the idea of a "Microsoft Anti Virus" just is not very appealing to me....

Thanks, but i'll stick with Avast.

I agree, it sounds scary, but are you aware Windows Live OneCare was rated the best Anti Virus for May 2009 by AV Comparatives? aVast! did quite poor :S See here... http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/ondret/avc_report22.pdf Given that, maybe this free software will be half decent...




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#7 9 years ago
Serio;4919263I'm impressed. I'll remember to keep an eye out for it. Hopefully, It'll get updated as frequently as the rest of their software.

Given that it's an anti-virus program, I'd hope that it gets updated a hell of a lot more than the rest of their software.




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#8 9 years ago

To be honest, I'm surprised they didn't release it earlier. You've got them making a firewall, a phishing filter, basically things that are meant as a temporary stop-gag until you can get a better one. This firewall is basically the same thing imho.




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#9 9 years ago
To be honest, I'm surprised they didn't release it earlier. You've got them making a firewall, a phishing filter, basically things that are meant as a temporary stop-gag until you can get a better one. This firewall is basically the same thing imho.

Making a few typo's tonight Junk :P Don't you mean "this Anti Virus..." heh.

That aside, I must say though, Windows 7/Server 2008's built in Firewall solutions are quite good, I would compare them to AVG Free's Firewall... Easy to use to :) Bit Defender aint half bad, just bloated, and apparently Windows Live OneCare is "Teh Shitz" in AV for May 2009, Phising Filter actually works quite well too. I'm not going to say they are the best, but I certainly think they are quite decent for the most part, especially as a free solution. If I had them installed and running (Not that I do, I run nothing anymore) I wouldn't be affraid of trusting MSs "AV", Firewall, and Bit Defender to defend me. Atleast, not until a fuck up XD




Junk angel

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#10 9 years ago

Shush you, got the six constitutions in my head now :P

To make myself more clear. Microsoft is already bundling a number of stop gag measure with their OS. The firewall and the filter. And maybe others which I'm not aware of.

This anti-virus ...*oh I think I see what I wrote there :~*is basically in the same group as the other pieces of software. Simple, foolproof, able to mow down the most basic threats and extremely helpful to people that like way too much to click on ads. (although one has to admit some of them are sneaky)




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