All-in-one solution or separate components?

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  1. jm0307

    jm0307 Registered Member

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    Dear members,

    I did not know where to post this but here, as my questions cover firewall, AV and HIPS.

    I purchased PC Advisor and could install a 6 month trial of KIS 7.

    Thus, I now have a choice between my current set up:

    fully licenced Outpost Pro 4 and Prevx2, with a trial version of NOD

    or I could simply run KIS7.

    Would an all-in-one solution reduce resource usage?
    And which choice would provide greater security?
    Would running KIS7 and Prevx be too much?

    Thanks for your feedback, and best wishes.
     
  2. eniqmah

    eniqmah Registered Member

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    KIS is a fine choice. The only other reason to run separate programs is if you've paid for them already. KIS most likely isn't as strong as a combination of other programs, but that's not to say that it will not be enough. As far as RAM goes, KIS doesn't use up that much, more likely than not, it will only use as much as or less than a combination of other progs. It is likely that running KIS and Prevx is a waste of resources. Alternatively, install only KAV + Comodo will provide the best protection, but that setup is not light on RAM.
     
  3. WSFuser

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    KIS7 by itself is a fine choice and it does run light.

    For greater security you could try KAV + Comodo 3 (when its released).
     
  4. Kerodo

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    I think with the all in one KIS7 solution you'll probably get a better integrated setup which is designed to work well, as opposed to separates which may overlap in functions somewhat and possibly conflict in other ways. KIS 6 ram usage was pretty decent, have not tried KIS7 though. But KIS is a good product IMO, and should serve you well. I won't say much on Outpost as I was once a licensed user but long ago dropped it in favor of other things. Prevx I like, but I don't think I'd run it with KIS as there is likely to be some overlap there too..
     
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  6. eniqmah

    eniqmah Registered Member

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    That sounds about right. Suites are more or less, in some way or another, putting all your eggs in one basket.
     
  7. jm0307

    jm0307 Registered Member

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    Hello eniqmah, WSFuser, Kerodo and GlobalForce,

    Thank you very much for your replies. You gave me food for thought. In helping me, particularly GlobalForce's links, you have made it quite difficult for me to decide. :)

    Yet, in view of probably greater security with different components, I have decided to stay for now with my old set up. In any case, I have the activation code for KIS and have until 19 September to make a final decision, which is when the promotion expires.

    Is it possible to install just the AV component of KIS7?

    If so then I will give it a try. In the past Kaspersky AV and Outpost Pro did not get along all too well. When I ran a trial of Kaspersky AV 6 it often froze my browser. Kaspersky had released a patch for earlier Outpost versions, but it didn't seem to work for me with Outpost Pro 4. Perhaps, the latest Kaspersky AV 7 will get on well with Outpost...

    Thanks again for your advice, and best wishes.
     
  8. WSFuser

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    Yes you can only install the AV part of KIS. The KAV/KIS installer is modular allowing you to choose only the components you want.
     
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