Comments on: Imperva, VirusTotal, and whether AV is useful News, Views, and Insight from the ESET Security Community Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: SizzleBizzle Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:06:24 +0000 It's all about layers of security to be honest. A single solution or layer isn't going to be 100% effective. I don't believe any vendor would ever try to advertise their product as that. AV is good, Firewall is good, IDS or IPS is good, Patching is excellent.

By: JS Fri, 11 Jan 2013 20:06:08 +0000 Couldn’t agree with this more: “Solution: look for combinations of solution that give you the best coverage at a price you can afford..”

I’ve been a long-time fan of eset because of its high level of protection combined with its minimal use of system resources and its low level of false positives (can’t remember ever getting one). The extra level of protection is well worth the cost for mine and my wife’s computers.

Still, I can only think of one time that my computer has been exposed to a virus. That came from somebody else’s backup drive that I had connected to my desktop. Eset promptly detected and quarantined it.

I said that to say this: My main protection at my home network comes through a multi-pronged approach to security: NotScript for Chrome (or NoScript for Firefox), Ad blocking in the browser, Spybot Search & Destroy innoculation up to date, and using Secunia and Windows/Linux updates to keep all of my systems patched. Doing those things makes the risk of malware penetrating the browser minimal.

If it does happen, either through the browser or through another attack vector, Eset is there as a final line of defense.

To put it bluntly, I think you’re profoundly naive if you run Windows or Macs without some sort of malware protection, even if it’s a free package. But I also think you’re a fool if you don’t keep your OS and software patched and up to date. It’s all about multiple layers of protection, both in the enterprise network and the home.

By: Johan Fri, 04 Jan 2013 16:01:03 +0000 Haha, yeah I did laugh when I read about this the first time.
And I thought to myself "This almost makes the YouTube testers/reviewers look professional" lol.