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[PDF] Ranking Anti-Virus Software

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  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    Pretty much none of the listed are beat at best at stopping viruses, malware, and ransomware. Pretty much every application listed is in itself a virus employed to stop a virus. The transmission methods are different for the applications as you pay for an infection, rather than allowing stupidity to infect you, but it is still a virus. For most virus, you can change a couple of instructions and the AV programs are unable to detect them because AV operates on file signature. Changing the signature does not change the underlying virus, it just executes differently. But changing the signature does change the ability of the AV to detect it.

    Best protection a person can have is themselves:
    Don't execute suspect files;
    If you must execute a suspect file, do it in a virtual machine;
    Turn off scripting for web browsing. Not much will change, but an ill intended file would not be able to execute. You can turn on scripting as needed.
    Do not rely on AV to protect you; keep current backups and a bare metal restore capacity.
     
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    Oh okay. Seems legit.
     
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