MSE v Trend Micro v Kaspersky

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by mtarm1, Oct 15, 2009.

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What is the best internet security option for me?

  1. Trend Micro Internet Security Suite

    2.7%
  2. Kaspersky Internet Security Suite

    24.3%
  3. Microsoft Security Essentials + Built in Windows Security

    73.0%
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  1. mtarm1

    mtarm1 Notebook Evangelist

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    ok so for about 4 yrs i have been using trend on my pcs and when i started using this i really had no idea about internet security/antivirus but it was the only thing available to me other than zone alarm and norton which i both hate.

    so after being on NBR (and other PC/tech sites/forums) for a while now ive heard alot about kaspersky and it is only recently being stocked by all the stores around here(previously only one or two had it).

    and know the new MSE is out and getting some good reveiws too + its free!!!

    ok so i really like trend and all its features (and layout) but it cost $110 a year for 3 lisences where as Kaspersky is $80 - $90 for a 2 year 3 lisence subscribtion which works out alot cheaper and obviously MSE is much better being free...

    but putting cost asside which is the better package?

    i dont really want any other free suites as i have had several bad experiences with these (and yes im talking about real ones not the fake ones) and im not getting norton. Norton and trend and kaspersky is about all thats available (retail) to me so dont bother mentioning them...

    so which is the better option (assuming they were all the same price)

    and for those of you that vote for trend or kaspersky please tell me why i would be better of getting that instead of the cheaper/free alternative...

    many thanks

    mtarm1
     
  2. Eugene91

    Eugene91 Notebook Consultant

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    Avira AntiVir Personal 9 Free + IObit 360 Security + Spyware Blaster + Windows Firewall is enough for me.. :D

    Why? It's free and basically providing almost a perfect free security suite.. :D
     
  3. mtarm1

    mtarm1 Notebook Evangelist

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    yer but i dont wanna have several apps to do something one app can do (except WSE as windows does the rest...)
     
  4. yuyi64

    yuyi64 Notebook Consultant

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    Just because you get an all-in-one security suite doesn't mean it can do it all with only one process running. You will still have separate processes running for antivirus, active antispyware, firewall, etc. You might as well build you own "custom" suite by selecting the best one from each of those categories instead of compromising by getting all your protection from one vendor. I run Firefox, Avira Free, Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, Spywareblaster, and I leave Vista's firewall turned on. Using that combination of programs I haven't had a single infection in over two years, and I wouldn't trade my free custom security suite for any of the choices you list in your poll.
     
  5. mtarm1

    mtarm1 Notebook Evangelist

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    ok as i said i dont care... i just want to know which one of my options is the best... out of those three... excluding the prices which one would you choose to use if they were the only three options in the world?

    thanks
     
  6. melthd

    melthd Notebook Evangelist

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    i would pick trend micro. its quite good actually (though it does have a slight but noticeable impact on system performance). kaspersky atm is going through bad days, and its detection and scanning rates are low (av comparatives). MSE only has a basic AV and antispyware, without heuristics (!!).
     
  7. mtarm1

    mtarm1 Notebook Evangelist

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    thanks for your comments melthd i will still keep my options open until a) my current subscription runs out(dec 27) b) i get soem more responses...

    also could you please put that into a vote for the pole so i can see this latter on...

    thanks
    mtarm1
     
  8. coolguy

    coolguy Notebook Prophet

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    Norton is better than TM os KIS if you want a paid suite. MSE is good for free.
     
  9. Baserk

    Baserk Notebook user

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    +1 (filler)
     
  10. DarkSilver

    DarkSilver MSI Afterburner

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    I prefer 3rd Party Security Software(Kaspersky, Norton, ESET and so on except AVG and those weaker than AVG's).
    MSE + Build-In Windows Security is a great combination. However, I think it can't beat Kaspersky.
    Basic Theory,
    Most CHEAP stuffs never be GOOD.
    Most GOOD stuffs never be CHEAP.

    Hell yeah! Norton>Kaspersky
     
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