Overall Best Anti-Virus Security Suite Software? (small footprint, light usage, complete internet security suite)

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by requiem86, Jan 25, 2012.

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  1. harrypoker

    harrypoker Notebook Enthusiast

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    No dude , ESET is a bull . Bitdefender free is the best ever.
     
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    I was using NOD32 since 6 years and the last 2 years I have been using Eset Smart Security. But everytime a review comes up online about antivirus comparitives, you find Eset's products at the bottom of the list, unlike the past years where they were always ranked no. 1.

    What made me ditch my license for Eset Smart Seucrity even though ti was still valid until March 2013 for 3 users is the fact that I read in a review online that Eset's firewall is very bad as it allows many programs internet access by default. Also, everytime Eset updates the version from 3 > 4 > 5 it gets worse. After I upgraded to v5 my internet became horribly slow!

    So i bought a Kaspersky Internet Security 3 year license and foramatted my computer as I wanted a clean registry with no Eset tracks, and my system has never been faster! Kasperky is a REAL antivirus with a REAL firewall, it has protected me many times from opening fishy websites, it has a virtual keyboard module for times where you are entering your password and don't want any chances for keyloggers/hackers catching your keystrokes (if you were infected offcourse), it is much more customizable as well!
     
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    ESET Smart Security 4 is great - it blocks suspicious sites, files and the firewall is awesome, but only in interactive/manual mode. Version 5 uses more resources, however, but you can always use v4 (I hope they fix it, though).

    Symantec's suite (whatever it's called...) was awful last time I tried it, Kaspersky's detection of various *potential* (better strict than sorry) keyloggers and other malware wasn't as good as ESET's 2 years ago, I don't know about now...
     
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    Yes, that's what the site where I reviewed ESS recommended; since their Firewall automatic settings are crap, the only way to overcome this was to set ESS to manual mode. But then again, do you know how many popups you'd get of this and that trying to access the web including system processes until you actually finish this initial headache of every thing trying to access the web? its a LOT! Also, I am no pro to know whether svhost.exe should be allowed internet access or not. Kaspersky's Firewall's built in settings work out of the box and they KNOW what to block, what not to block, and what to leave as user prompt.

    Example, I installed a program called SECURITYKISS (which is a VPN software that is similar to Hotspot shield), now Kaspersky wasn't familiar with that program, it didn't block it, but didn't give it full access, it just kept it as a ? mark for me to act upon. So me knowing what that program is, I went into the firewall settings and granted it full permissions. That's teh beauty of teh Kaspersky L4B

    Read the online reviews, you'll know why people swear by Kaspersky. Now I am not a biased person as I have been a loyal Eset fan for many years. They just spoiled a perfectly working product. I was using v4 after my disappointment in v5 but then again, one shouldn't feel the need to roll back to an old version just to run fine, I like having my programs up to date and properly working
     
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    Cleaning and protecting 2 very different things, Army and your local dry cleaners to understand what I am talking about watch the video at the end of this post very interesting can you tell I am a comodo fan? thats what I would personally use requiem86 :) comodo AV software plus Comodo cleaning essentials that's a "full suite" Top Antivirus Software

    Baserk is right though it's is good you have 30 days free also a interesting you have to work out what's best for you and you PC and what works for you, A software package that you enjoying using

    Results and comments - www.matousec.com (really the only viable AV for 64bit computers as none of the others seems to have self defense against malware)
     
  7. Krane

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    Nevertheless its been rated in the top 3 of every rating I've checked over the past 5 year. The only one!

    I can also say that I haven't had any virus since I installed it 5 years ago.Its pretty quick on the trigger when it comes to keeping you out of trouble.
     
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    ive been using avast internet security for past 2 years and it runs out in 3 days. actually been great compared to my previous avg.
    ive had 2 false positives in all that time and no viruses or spyware.
    was about to renew a week ago for £49 for 2 years/3 computers but thought i would hold out to see if they lowered the price at the last minute but now its showing £59 for 1 computer

    so i will be taking note on this thread as well. like OP i want a full paid suite for piece of mind.
     
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    As do I. However, keep in mind that a suite does not make the anti virus better, just more convenient. ou likely could get the same protection for a collection of individual freeware, however, it would take a lot more time and management.
     
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    I find myself getting rid of Avast recently from people's computers (the latest version).
    Most systems I find it on seem to be somewhat sluggish.
    After removing Avast and replacing it with MSE however, the system becomes more responsive.

    Its possible I might be imagining it, but regardless...
     
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