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Old 02-03-2019, 01:36 PM   #16
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Even if the sources I mentioned are getting paid by Avast (or AVG) their reviews are independent, which is easily researched. They provide plenty of poor reviews for other advertisers which you can easily research. Or find your own source of reviews if you prefer. In any case, without doing some research on antivirus (or similar critical applications) you'd be putting yourself at great risk.
It's sad but, at this moment,I'm thinking about choosing Windows Defender over Avast. Between it's lack of learning and so many advertisements..
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That would be true... if they gave me the warning before blocking it, and not after (in my world, that is not a warning), and it would be able to learn from a release to other.
That's asking a lot from your antivirus. It is not just Calibre that they must look at, but five bazillion other Windows programs as well. Analyzing and "learning" this massive number of programs would be a gargantuan task.
Yes, the world would be a better place without any anti-virus false-positives. But that will never happen.

If dealing with false positives is too much, then it might be time to consider switching to Linux, or a Mac, or some other operating system that is more secure than Windows and doesn't require all the add-on anti-virus anti-malware anti-spyware kludge that's the norm in the Windows world. Any OS can be compromised, but you are much more likely to be compromised when running Windows. Hence all the add-on anti-whatever software required for normal daily operation. And the associated false-positives.
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Old 02-03-2019, 02:49 PM   #18
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Windows Defender does well, too. But also, the way you phrased your reply (I'm thinking about choosing Windows Defender over Avast. Between it's lack of learning and so many advertisements..) it sounds like you are objecting to advertisements displayed by Avast, etc. Not sure about all of them, but Avast for windows doesn't force adverts on you for normal screening, etc. It may do so for special scans, etc., but I don't use it for that.
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Old 02-03-2019, 03:25 PM   #19
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Windows Defender does well, too. But also, the way you phrased your reply (I'm thinking about choosing Windows Defender over Avast. Between it's lack of learning and so many advertisements..) it sounds like you are objecting to advertisements displayed by Avast, etc. Not sure about all of them, but Avast for windows doesn't force adverts on you for normal screening, etc. It may do so for special scans, etc., but I don't use it for that.
The Avast I have is, from time to time, advertising itself:
* You have all this garbage in your system, update to professional edition.
* We have avoided unknown threats.

And so on. That's advertising for me. Not everyday but very frequently.
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Old 02-03-2019, 03:53 PM   #20
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Even if the sources I mentioned are getting paid by Avast (or AVG) their reviews are independent, which is easily researched. They provide plenty of poor reviews for other advertisers which you can easily research. Or find your own source of reviews if you prefer. In any case, without doing some research on antivirus (or similar critical applications) you'd be putting yourself at great risk.
Yep! Independent You ever work at a place that depends on happy sponsors?
The really bad reviews don't ever get published. The reviewer gets less work.
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For what it matters, I've found that safe browsing habits, common sense, and a good adblocker (uBlock Origin, and look into NoScript while you're at it) are a lot more reliable than any antivirus.

I just use Microsoft Security Essentials and run a secondary scan in MalwareBytes every week or thereabouts. Only once did it pick up anything, and that was because I disabled my adblocker on a supposedly-reputable site and the ad redirected to a dodgy site. Never again.

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Interesting. I don't get any of that (and I am using the free version.)
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For what it matters, I've found that safe browsing habits, common sense, and a good adblocker (uBlock Origin, and look into NoScript while you're at it) are a lot more reliable than any antivirus.
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I just use Microsoft Security Essentials and run a secondary scan in MalwareBytes every week or thereabouts. Only once did it pick up anything, and that was because I disabled my adblocker on a supposedly-reputable site and the ad redirected to a dodgy site. Never again.
more or less.

I now regard NoScript as high-maintenance browser candy, I gave it the flick when I got rid of XP On XP and earlier, at various times, I ran AVG, Avast, Trend Micro, Comodo, McAfee, Nortons, Kaspersky... paid and free versions. Every one of them had one or more annoying features. And like Noscript, they were all high-maintenance, By that I mean: they require lot of interaction and intervention - bit like a three year old, but without the delight one gets from a child.

I switched to Security Essentials (now known as Defender) when I moved to Win 7. I have had it find trojans and PUPs in software downloads that Virus Total didn't, that was when VT neglected to include Defender in its toolbag.

I run MWB Pro for its dodgy site checking, it seems to be a bit stricter than Moz/Goggle/MS, but not as silly as WoT. In that context I don't mind a few false positives.

MWB very occasionally (like once or twice per annum) finds something Defender let's through. I have nothing whitelisted/excluded in Defender or MWB - they have carte-blanche to scan my entire system. I scarcely get a peep out of either of them, a weekly notify message from Defender telling me how many scans and how many threats, normally zero, is about all I get from it. MWB only pipes up if it wants to download/install a major upgrade.

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Then you're in good shape. Security Essentials rates well too. But, while safe browsing habits and common sense are very important, an ad blocker has little impact relative to virus protection. I use one too, but to stop annoying pop ups, etc., not for security- although you shouldn't trust any ad either.
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If you like to play games and use Windows Defender, make sure you enable Windows Game mode (in the game, press the Windows key + G). This will make sure that Defender does not use too much CPU when the game is running. Doing this fixed the stuttering I was having in-game, because Defender was using a lot of CPU (scanning I guess).

I suspect that other AV programs are not as well behaved and ignore Windows game mode.
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The Avast I have is, from time to time, advertising itself:
* You have all this garbage in your system, update to professional edition.
* We have avoided unknown threats.

And so on. That's advertising for me. Not everyday but very frequently.
i use panda free ( maybe called panda dome nowadays) once you manage to find it! they really want you to only find and downlaod the paid versions. But it's very good - with panda news turned off there are no adverts, no nags, and last time I looked it was highty rated.
I do own a lifetime malwarebytes pro key but since changing pc I have not bothered to put that back on. it did overzealously flag& block a lot of web sites - notably those I use for sports streams. Ad blockers on those seem just as good and less obtrusive
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