Where is Your Antivirus Made and Does that Really Matter?

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    UK SentinelUK Sentinel
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    I read the other day a very interesting article regarding where Antivirus programs are made and does it really matter.

    https://askbobrankin.com/where_is_your_antivirus_made.html

    Given also Bloomberg News recently published an article suggesting that Moscow-based antivirus developer Kaspersky Lab is a tool of Russia’s FSB, maybe we should be a little more aware of whom we trust with protecting our online/digital experience. security etc.

    It all comes down to trust I suppose and I was re-assured to see that an Antivirus malware program was made in the UK, ”Sophos”. (but no real idea if it is any good, or not)  ;-)

    The US seem to be the main player this market.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_antivirus_software

     

     

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #5022
    XRW
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    in my opinion if your normal Windows user best Anti Virus is Windows Defender … it got best compatibility with windows , good detection rate , low false positive rate  ,no annoyance, no extra bloatware included  and absolutely free ……………..with combination of ASUS AiProtection it works very good for home users ………………

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 3 days ago by XRW.
    #5024
    UK SentinelUK Sentinel
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    Agree totally, defence in depth (not putting all your eggs into  a single basket) is a great way to reduce risk exposure, by not relying on a single solution

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

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