Advice needed on security software

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by gaz2uk, Jan 26, 2009.

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  1. gaz2uk

    gaz2uk Registered Member

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    Hey guys,

    I have kaspersky 2009 Internet Security running (been using kaspersky for the last year) but my license is about to run out so I am looking into alternatives, or if I should just renew my license.

    I've been on quite a few sites with virus scanner / firewall tests and so far i've picked out Avira Antivir Premium, and Online Armor (paid version) These are the two I am thinking about changing too from kaspersky.

    Would this give me more protection than the kaspersky 2009 I am using? Any other security software you would recommend instead?
     
  2. jrmhng

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    If kaspersky is doing the job then I would recommend you keep it. It is very hard to say whether a setup would give more 'real world' protection than another. Because both KAV and Avira are good suites, I dont think changing will make a practical difference.
     
  3. rOadToIS

    rOadToIS Registered Member

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    Firewall - Comodo (it's included in Comodo Internet Security, and you can disable its antivirus feature.)

    Antivirus - Avira AntiVir Premium

    Web browser - Sandboxed firefox using Sandboxie.
     
  4. Someone

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    +1. Kaspersky IS is one of the best suites, there's no need to change.

    I would also suggest adding a sandbox, such as Sandboxie or DefenseWall.
     
  5. firzen771

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    out of all the SUITES, i think Kaspeersky does offer the best protection, simply because of all the features it has, HIPS, etc.
     
  6. GES/POR

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    I admit im a KIS fan myself but its my simple opinion that building your own suite is more to my liking especially the one you had in mind so my vote is for OA + Antivir
     
  7. Victek

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    Compatibility is an important issue with security software, and it sounds like KIS 2009 is working well for you, but if you want to look at other apps many are available as trial-ware, such as Norton Internet Security 2009. It has worked very reliably on my three systems and it has received strong reviews. Be careful when uninstalling security software that everything is removed. I recommend Revo Uninstaller.
     
  8. The Hammer

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    gaz2uk your fine with what you have.
     
  9. Osaban

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    Whether one product would give your system more protection depends on many factors, to name a few, how well is the 'chemistry' of your product with your system (including potential conflicts that might affect the efficiency of the suite), the type of configuration that you choose.

    IMO, the issue here is whether you should stick to a suite (KIS is among the best) or you should go for separate modules. I have never liked suites because I believe single modules (basically AVs, FWs) from different companies tend to be more specialized in what they do. If your license is about to run out, you can trial other companies and see how your computer responds in terms of resources and speed. More protection? I don't think so. Adding a sandbox or virtualizer would definitely improve your protection against the risk of infection.
     
  10. icr

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    Did u encounter any problems while evaluating Kaspersky
    if no i would suggest u to stick with Kaspersky:thumb:
     
  11. Creer

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    Did you tried DefenseWall - policy based sandbox? It has also implemented HIPS module.
     
  12. JimIT

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    If KAV is working fine for you, I would not change it.
     
  13. TechOutsider

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    I would stick with it; why? Because it's known to work and has a track record on your computer. And you know all the little intricacies of it. Unless you are looking for freeware.
     
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