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    Default Anti virus

    I use and am very happy with Nod32.

    However I have seen this being promoted on a different forum and wonder what the Techs think of it.

    Cylance

    I have no idea if its any good or not hence the question seeing as it seems to be cheaper and could be an option for those on a tighter budget.

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    Never heard of it before -- BUT went and had a look as well as several reviews.

    Its web based so not actually fully installed on the computer, theres no actual scan option and needs a working internet connection to work.

    One thing discovered - NO trial - only a 30 day money back option, so you have to pay for it to even try it, theres no way to contact them if problems only an email address or online form --- No thanks.

    Just had a look -- The pricing is US $

    1 year 1 device

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    As Wainui said, it requires an Internet connection at all times... I had a customer who moved from McAfee to Cylance (basically from the worst AV product to one slightly better, but still bad... in my opinion) it DID NOT go well. The constant scanning by Cylance caused severe user frustration because it would lock up their computer. Memory usage would tank and the CPU was constantly pegged at 80% or above even when the user was doing nothing. Further to that, if the computer had no active Internet connection Cylance would trigger a Windows notification which for some unknown reason could not be disabled. On top of that if you disabled say your Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet adapter, Cylance would then complain that it "cannot connect to the Cylance network" which would then trigger a whole new set of notifications.

    I am also very skeptical of the concept of "stopping a virus before it gets to your computer" that is no different to what most current AV's do except they stop the virus once it's been detected on the computer and unless it's a new virus which has never been seen before I don't see how Cylance is meant to be better when it uses more or less the same heuristic and detection engines AVs such as ESET does except in real-time.... the only difference being that apparently Cylance can do things before it gets to your computer.... just a newly flavored snake oil if you ask me.

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    Default Re: Anti virus

    Good to know, as I said I wasn't thinking of changing but it is always good to find out about things when you can, especially when you see it promoted on other non tech forums

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    Good to know, as I said I wasn't thinking of changing but it is always good to find out about things when you can, especially when you see it promoted on other non tech forums
    You'll allways get biases on AV recommendations , even here .
    People , incl techs , can get quite blinkered in their AV recommendations, to the point they ignore a products issues .
    Every AV product has issues (even Nod) .


    Anyway , this is interesting .
    Researchers Trick Cylance Into Giving Malware a Pass
    https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/res...e-pass-a-12798

    If you want to save some money, then Bitdefender free . Its interface is VERY basic though .

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    I use and am very happy with Nod32.

    However I have seen this being promoted
    Rule 1: If it's not broke, don't fix it.

    NOd isn't that much to renew each year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    Rule 1: If it's not broke, don't fix it.

    NOd isn't that much to renew each year.
    I wasn't proposing to change, just wanted some opinions from those in the the know encase I got asked about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    I wasn't proposing to change, just wanted some opinions from those in the the know encase I got asked about it.
    See this thread then:

    https://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showth...ernet-Security
    Ex-pctek

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    I use and am very happy with Nod32.

    However I have seen this being promoted on a different forum and wonder what the Techs think of it.

    Cylance

    I have no idea if its any good or not hence the question seeing as it seems to be cheaper and could be an option for those on a tighter budget.
    The price for 5 devices for 1 year looks good $39 but for 2 years it really goes up to $138.
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    How can a new company come in and be an expert on virus software
    Surely it takes years to build up a database and knowledge of each virus
    So what colour is your Adkaf?
    Have you joined Proud to Be Kiwi yet?

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