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Newcomer I

CISSP Advice on windows 10 antivirus

Hi there,

 

I'm trying to find out which is the best antivirus software for windows 10 is but all I can find is bull**** sales pitches and comparison sites.

 

So I am looking for someone with a CISSP certification(or someone else with experience)to tell me which antivirus programs are the best.

 

Ideally I don't want to slow my computer down...Just routine virus scans and protection during installation of new programs.

 

Thank you for your help.

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Community Champion

Re: CISSP Advice on windows 10 antivirus

I can't say which I like on Windows 10 because it's been some time, but I can mention a few things. It would be very common for me to have clients on antivirus X for a while, and then there would be an update and it would start killing the CPU. So I would switch to antivirus Y, and after a while the same thing would happen and I would change to a new one yet again. In the past when I went looking most top ten sites always listed the same handful as all the others. It wasn't so much of marketing as they simply worked, and yes, once in a while you would find a good one that wasn't on the list. My other go too is Malware Bytes. I tell people to install that and run it sight unseen and it normally find a bunch of stuff...

 

Also, the one I would never go near, was Norton!

 

John-

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Newcomer I

Re: CISSP Advice on windows 10 antivirus

Thank you for your help.

Exactly what I was looking for.

Cheers
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Advocate I

Re: CISSP Advice on windows 10 antivirus

There are independent test lab reports you could examine on the products.

See www.av-test.org/en/ for example.

Products tend to leap frog each other in terms of features and performance so if it's not a large corporate roll out best to reconsider the alternatives every couple of years.

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Steve Wilme CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP MCIIS
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Influencer I

Re: CISSP Advice on windows 10 antivirus


@JKWiniger wrote:

Also, the one I would never go near, was Norton!


Hear, hear!


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Contributor III

Re: CISSP Advice on windows 10 antivirus

Frankly, I am seeing more major clients simply using Windows Defender from Microsoft and calling it a day. We've add way more than we need at the endpoint, needlessly tying up CPU and memory resources.

 

If you still want a commercial A/V suggest looking at one of the NG or Next Generation lightweight products such as CrowdStrike, Cylance or any other number of good products out there. Personally, I stopped paying for A/V about five years ago when I realized it had been back in the 90s when I detected my last at home virus. Regardless of the product, my other defenses appear to be robust enough to have stopped most everything else.

 

Safe computing and good luck with your decision.

 

- b/eads

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Community Champion

Re: CISSP Advice on windows 10 antivirus

I'm here to post another thread about this, because you're asking about AV, and I'm asking about EDR.  We just swapped over to Carbon Black, and I'm now weighing the possibility of removing Symantec Endpoint Protection entirely, because of the reputation CB Defense has.

 

It's roughly the same price annually as Symantec, but apparently it's far more robust than signature-based AV defenses.  I'll be curious if you've looked at EDR.

 

Off to write my other post!

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I've always said, "There's nothing an agnostic can't do if he really doesn't know whether he believes in anything or not."
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Viewer II

Re: CISSP Advice on windows 10 antivirus

I agree, we should look more to EDR products rather than simple signature-based AV as it have more robust performance and capabilities, just curious for CB do you have any experience of slow down performance and how it compared with other EDR products like Symantec/ TM/ others?


Regards,

Alkuin Melvin, CISSP, CISA
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Community Champion

Re: CISSP Advice on windows 10 antivirus

I'm writing this from home, so my notes from the meeting aren't available... but I called CB's tech support so they could explain the difference between their product and SEP.  CB is a lightweight client because it only scans your PC at installation.  Files are hashed on the PC at scan, and the hashes are uploaded to the cloud in the massive CB database. New software installations also go through the same process.

 

I inferred that it's possible to install malicious software on your PC, but CB stops the execution (or prevents you from running it) if the risk severity demonstrated by the instant hash comparison determines the program is malicious.  That being said, it's doing this work with a live internet connection.  i can't say what would happen with a PC that's not connected at that moment.

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Newcomer I

Re: CISSP Advice on windows 10 antivirus

Hi,

As per my suggestion, AV is only traditional way of fighting against new threat landscape. It was old way to find virus and malicious apps. But now trend is changing towards technology which can help not only detection and remediation but also can help in prevention method from such attack. I think CrowdStrike, Morphisec etc. are best now industry and they are next gen. way of detection and prevention method.