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What would be the best antivirus with data recovery software
martinjennifer


Joined: 19 Jul 2016
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Hi All,

I am looking for a good antivirus software which also provides features of data recovery along with it.

Please suggest me with some ready good option.

I found out some of them:

1. AVG

2. Avast

3. Protegent 360

4. Mcafee

Are any of these sounds good?
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GuitarBob


Joined: 09 Jul 2006
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All of those AVs are good. AVG has recently been bought out by Avast, so we don't know what will happen to it.

I suggest that you check AV Comparatives' tests to evaluate an AV. I believe there was a test of AV repair ability a year or so ago.

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martinjennifer


Joined: 19 Jul 2016
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GuitarBob wrote:
All of those AVs are good. AVG has recently been bought out by Avast, so we don't know what will happen to it.

I suggest that you check AV Comparatives' tests to evaluate an AV. I believe there was a test of AV repair ability a year or so ago.

Regards,


Thanks for your reply.

Does any of these provide features related to data recovery in any case. I have not yet heard about any of these antivirus which along with data recovery or data loss prevention features.
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GuitarBob


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Data recovery/remediation is hard to accomplish after an infection. I have seen one infection lead to 200 more, and it is very difficult to remove all of the traces. The smaller AVs will probably not have the resources to remove everything, but If you stick with a major AV, it will probably remove all the malicious/harmful items. And... of course you will have non-connected backups for your important data, right?

Also, remember that you have a part in preventing virus infections. Don't leave everything up to an antivirus--practice safe browsing/internet use.

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ROCKNROLLKID


Joined: 23 Sep 2013
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Most AVs usually just rely on Windows built in DEP settings for data loss/prevention, which should be in every OS from XP to 10. By default, it will shield Windows files and services, however, you will need to change it so it shields all files. You can do this by going to control panel - system - advanced system settings - make sure your on advanced tab - click settings under performance section - then go to Data Execution Prevention. That is probably about the best you are going to go in regards to data loss prevention. Please note when you turn this setting to all files that some programs might not run properly. You can always exclude files that do not work well under this setting.

Hope this helped your issue.
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GuitarBob


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I assumed he was talking about post-infection data recovery/remediation. The smarter virus writers have learned to live with DEP and other Microsoft security measures. They have not yet learned to live with careful users, however.

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avery


Joined: 08 Sep 2016
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Personally I think the best anti-virus is Norton
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GuitarBob


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All of the commercial AVs work hard to protect the computers of their users. The Clam AV signatures used by ClamWin have an email attachment orientation, which come of them do not. That is why ClamWin makes a good backup scanner to them. Just be sure to whitelilst/exclude the ClamWin data and quarantine folders in the other AV's configuration. Also, if possible, whitelist/exclude every .exe file in the ClamWin\bin folder in the other AV as trusted programs. This will minimize conflicts--such as the other AV triggering on a ClamWin signature, etc.

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