zonealarm ss vs KIS, vs Eset SS

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  1. trumpcard

    trumpcard Notebook Enthusiast

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    i've been browsing this forum but i havent seen much info on the full zonealarm security suite (if there is one, sorry in advance).

    I'd like to know how zonealarm compares to the other big 2. i'm currently looking for a single suite that can cover everything and fromt he posts preventing viruses imo is better than finding them and then destroying them.

    I remember zonealarm had a great firewall, but how is the rest of its security suite?

    Also how does the kaspersky/Eset firewall compare to zonealarms?

    thanks!
     
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    stirfriedsushi Confuse a Cat LTD

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    i used zonealarm for a few months, it was terrible. honestly one of the worst antivirus i have ever used. Eset is my favorite, i will never use anything else. (fanboy talk there but it is true)

    the firewall is fine, the antivirus is great. i love it, but most of the protection comes from you. don't be stupid and you won't have a virus.

    kaspersky and eset both use the same engine, but eset uses it better.
     
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    SmoothTofu Inspiron 1420 Owner

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    Yeah, Eset is hands down the best. Zonealarm isn't that great.
     
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    livesoft BUSTED

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    Antivirus: Eset > Kaspersky. Zone Alarm = Kaspersky. ZoneAlarm have the same engine as Kaspersky. All of the 3 does a excellent job.

    Firewall: ZoneAlarm > Kaspersky > Eset. Eset firewall does a decent job, ZoneAlarm is the best firewall but all the 3 does a good job.

    Resources: Eset >>>>> ZoneAlarm > Kaspersky. ZoneAlarm and Kaspersky use a lot more resources than Eset, which is very light.

    NOD32 ftw
     
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    This is great to know,

    I'm leaning towards Eset then, so i'd like to know, how well is it's firewall?
     
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    I wouldn't use the firewall component to any of these suites. Go with Online Armor or Comodo.
     
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    good call,

    i'm thinking of using

    AV: avira
    FW: Comodo

    would that cover msot of the security issues?
     
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    stirfriedsushi Confuse a Cat LTD

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    like i said before, you don't NEED an antivirus, just don't be dumb. Avira and comodo will cover everything good enough. i suggest eset because it uses the least system resources and provides very good protection for the price. But there are free antiviruses that can do almost as good a job.

    also, eset is updated multiple times per day, so you get very up to date protection.
     
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    Creer Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi,

    i found some test of memory usage of few FW and AV.

    Firewall memory usage:
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    translation:
    -blue color means: Memory usage
    -red color means: Peak Memory Usage

    Antivirus memory usage:
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    translation:
    -blue color means: Memory Usage in normal mode
    -red color means: Memory usage during the scan
     
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