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News Avira blocks BitDefender beta

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 11 Aug 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Whatever that blog is, it's definitely NOT Portuguese.
     
  3. Mraedis

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    Romanian. ^^
     
  4. mi1ez

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    How many people have I told over the years to never run more than one anti-virus at a time?
     
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    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Cheers - article updated.
     
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    SaNdCrAwLeR New Member

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    how the hell did that look like Portuguese to you?
    seriously :eek:
    How?

    EDIT: Ok so the Register has a pack of dumbasses on their editing room... How can they translate something that isn't even on the language that they say it is?

    anyway... isn't it still dumb to be running 2 AVs on a system?
    worst of all... to be trying a beta on a personal system?
     
  7. ZeDestructor

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    I'll take the odd false positive over missed viruses any day.
     
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    im no security expert but installing any beta software is a bad idea for your main machine becasue its a beta it will have many bugs and may even bsod your pc
     
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    Doesn't installing multiple antivirus products (as opposed to one antivirus and one antispyware) really slow down the PC?
     
  10. ZeDestructor

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    Yes, but then you are also testing the newest stuff (in his case detection routines). The risk of BSODs, instability and other mayhem is one you take.

    Depends on which antivirus/antispyware/security suite combination you use. I haven't seen any slowdowns running ESET with Symantec
     
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    I personally love Avira, it's kind of like a Hypochondriac Antivirus (Rather be safe than sorry).
    Also I don't think this was a false positive either, Bit Defender is such a POS that Avira was just trying to protect you... and isn't that what AV software is for?
     
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    many antivirus warns you of having two antivirus on the same system so hehe ;9
     
  13. pimonserry

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    QFT

    I love Avira and it's false positive madness - it's started detecting Crysis Warhead (Steam copy) as a Trojan :eyebrow:
     
  14. ZeDestructor

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    Its probably the DRM portion of the exe thats messing with it :/
     
  15. dicobalt

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    Avira is great, best antivirus I have ever used. As for running two antivirus software programs, fire up a VM and you will see it often doesn't work right. At least Antivir allows you to do it at all.

    With that said I haven't used antivirus software in 5 years and have never gotten a virus since. I am rewarded with a computer that runs faster and more reliably. The only way a smart user will get a virus is if they intentionally install it. Otherwise it is a rare occurrence of 0day bad luck that I have yet to experience in 5 years. I use VM's for visiting websites and running software I don't trust. A kind of proving ground for security and reliability too.

    I know you can get a virus come through a VM but that is a sophisticated attack that just isn't implemented by malware writers. Probably because they use VM's too in order to write the malware and don't want to infect their own machines. Whatever the reason it appears to be an ignored vector of attack.
     
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