- Feb 1, 2013
Kaspersky anti-virus and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for malware.
Pardon me Mademoiselle, I didn't read the OP and thought this was just a random thread.Thanks for your post. What exactly is CCE and why do you recommend it?
Condoms?? Eh. Who needs themPardon me Mademoiselle, I didn't read the OP and thought this was just a random thread.
CCE is good for detecting malware missed by other anti-virus, it's my last line of defense and the one that made me realize how 99% of Firefox add-on has malicious content.
Be aware though, CCE is the medicine, not the condom.
Well, while at it, The Intercept has a glowing remark for the company;I use sophos as i managed to get it for free for life, when I was working in an I.T. dept.
Another way the NSA targets foreign anti-virus companies appears to be to monitor their email traffic for reports of new vulnerabilities and malware. A 2010 presentation on “Project CAMBERDADA” shows the content of an email flagging a malware file, which was sent to various anti-virus companies by François Picard of the Montréal-based consulting and web hosting company NewRoma. The presentation of the email suggests that the NSA is reading such messages to discover new flaws in anti-virus software.
The Project CAMBERDADA presentation lists 23 additional AV companies from all over the world under “More Targets!” Those companies include Check Point software, a pioneering maker of corporate firewalls based Israel, whose government is a U.S. ally. Notably omitted are the American anti-virus brands McAfee and Symantec [Ed: Norton] and the British company Sophos.
Problem with those sites... they're all paid to give good, high reviews to the AVs that buy them out. Same goes for websites like toptenreviews.com and "specialised" AV review sites. ESET updates its database every few hours with new threats, sometimes even more often. They publish updates for you to fetch very quickly.
Here's that link: http://news.thewindowsclub.com/avast-reprimanded-google-weakening-browser-security-81984/ and http://news.thewindowsclub.com/chromodo-web-browser-anything-secure-says-google-81951/If you find the link a bit later - be sure to post it please.
I'm very curious about it, as I downloaded Avast a few days ago. Seemed to be a decent program, only the security browser didn't actually open a security browser. I clicked the Security browser link in the taskbar icon and it opened Google Chrome
That's not a guarantee of honestly, it just implies it.I very much doubt that's the case here, they are supported in the main by academic institutions and the Austrian government.
I used it for a number of years when it was highly rated but it's detection rate compared to other products plummeted. In fact I believe a couple of years ago it had the worst malware detection rate of any anti-virus product, failing to detect around 10% of known threats.I use Microsoft Essentials, seems pretty good to me, and don't notice any lag.