Andrew Lee wrote:
Used Avast, switched to Comodo, now using Microsoft Security Essentials.
Same here on my laptop, replacing the Comodo
step with Avira
... But I got fed up with the false positives, made worse by the absence of easy options to bypass. Currently compounded with free Winpatrol
, which alerts me right away about critical system changes. It's been years since I got infected...
On my home desktop, wich acts pretty much as an intermittent server, I run portable Sentinel
to make ClamWin
resident; it takes some fiddling but I haven't had any problems in over a year.
In a Shadowserver six-month test between June and December 2011 ClamAV detected over 75.45% of all viruses tested, putting it in fourth place behind AhnLab, Avira, BitDefender and Avast. AhnLab, the top antivirus, detected 80.28%.
In case anyone's interested, here's my freshclam.conf
content, necessary to keep virus definitions updated by downloading online:
Keep inside the bin
folder (or wherever you placed your ClamWin
executables) and run freshclam.exe