Decision time: which of these suites?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Crappopotamus, Jan 6, 2007.

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  1. Crappopotamus

    Crappopotamus Registered Member

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    Ok, I have access to 4 suites each with a years license:

    CA Internet Suite 2007 through my cable provider, prepaid key.

    McAfee Total Protection 2007 through a new comp. purchase recently, free

    MS Live OneCare, 1 year key, got it for 4.99 back this last Fall, never activated the key yet. I have a beta installer for the 1.5 version coming out on 1/30/07. Key will transfer to the 1.5

    Trend Micro Internet Security 2007 1 yr Comp. key for beta testing

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    I've used all the above without real incident in trial modes so I don't mess up my keys. All seem pretty good except the TMIS seemed to bog everything down a bit. Onecare was pretty nice but I see lots of disparaging comments, MCafee was kind of 'just there', but nothing outstandingly bad is kinda good I guess.

    It would be going on a 2gb e6600 machine w/ a 500gb WD hard disc, system used for gaming and surfing, no actual work (home office type) done on this system. Also would be installed on a turion 64x2 tl-52 compaq laptop. I am behind a linksys 54gs router/firewall with the two pc's above.

    Will be going to Vista upon release for both systems. These are the choices I have, since I have access to 4 paid suites, I'm not planning on buying anything :D

    Thanks for any advice.
     
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  2. ASpace

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    Hi . I don't like suites but if I have to choose between the ones you mention above , I'll definitely get McAfee , because from CA , Trend , MS and McAfee , McAfee has the best detection rate , I believe . Don't forget to test them before you purchase/start using them "for everyday" :)
     
  3. Crappopotamus

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    I forgot to add I'm behind a linksys 54gs router on a cable connect with the 2 pc's. In reality the main reason I'm asking for info is that aside from the boggieness of the TMIS (perceived because I've read about it or ??), they all seem to do what they are supposed to with no major issues..

    Just a little cornfused I guess. :)

    One thing that will play into it is I'm going to Vista and I've only seen beta of stuff from TM, and MS. McAfee and CA are awfully quiet on their vista plans.

    NIS2007 which I have tried looks sweet, but 49.95 for 3 users when I have these free suites at my disposal would be hard to swallow..
     
  4. lodore

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    its a shame there your only choices.
    out of those mcaffe.
    but for a pure gaming pc kaspersky 6 av or nod32 would be much better choices.
    lodore
     
  5. JerryM

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    Of those 4 suites I would go with McAfee.
    Jerry
     
  6. Crappopotamus

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    I had eyed Nod32 and not worry about the spyware standalone, BUT with most other big names doing the 3 license or at least 2, makes me rather reluctant. It's basically a self-imposed thing with just those choices, since they are already paid-for in some fashion you know.
     
  7. Donenzone

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    Because you use your computer only for gaming, I would certainly not choose McAfee or TMIS because they put the most drag on your system.

    I don't know about OneCare, but it seems pretty light with good detection rates. CA is also very light but I think OneCare is better because it has a higher detection. So I would probably go for OneCare.
     
  8. tsilo

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    I recomended Avira Premium Security Suite, it's light on resources and have a great detection..
     
  9. lodore

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    for a gaming machine try kav or kis6.0
    its a shame that there your only choices they eiether gonna slow your system down or the others wont be have low detection rates.
    antivir premium suite is good.
    lodore
     
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    yup it a shame:oops:

    your question is suite, i prefer kis or avira...
     
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    Of the programs that you mentioned,I'd take McAfee.
    Trust MS(OneCare) for security? No way!
     
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    Let's stay on topic. These are the four choices listed in the original post.

     
  14. Crappopotamus

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    Interesting reading, but with the eset I'd still need a standalone spyware/malware app, antispam, and possibly a firewall for outbound program control though. That's one reason why I'm trying to stay with the suites. I know some say they can't 'do it all' with a high degree of effectiveness but if at least a nice balance can be struck I'm happy.
     
  15. lodore

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    nod32+boclean= perfect for gaming pc.
    boclean will get what nod32 misses.
    or kav
    lodore
     
  16. WSFuser

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    not teh greatest choices...but id go for mcafee.
     
  17. Graystoke

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    I tried all the suites the OP listed. If I had to choose one of them, I'd go with McAfee. It just ran better on my computer, and I believe it has better detection rates than the other.

    I'd recommend KIS 6 also. That's what I'm using now, minus the Anti-Hacker firewall. I just wasn't happy with Anti-Hacker. KIS 6 runs very light on my computer.
     
  18. lodore

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    kis6.0 runs light on my system as well.
    I have all modules active.
    plus soon it will have improved heuristics and PDM white list.
    but out of the list mcafee
    how many processes does mcafee 2007 use?
    lodore
     
  19. divedog

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    I have a few issues with Nod on a gaming machine. When playing Battlefield 2 or 2142 on line, if you have IMON set to scan all files I get the dreaded, there is a problem with you’re connection and then the server is dropped. If you set IMON to only scan .exe files it does much better. Also for some strange reason when running nod, starting a game from the desktop icon can take several attempts. I have found Avira classic to be a good choice for on line gaming I have no experience with the suite. I use FDISR so I can have one snapshot optimized for gaming with Avira and BoClean and another frozen snapshot optimized for surfing with Nod and all the extras.
     
  20. Brian N

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    From what you've listed I'd go with Trend Micro because it's a whole lot cheaper than anything else.
    You can keep it on your PC until NOD32 V3 comes out :p
     
  21. Legendkiller

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    i will also go with Trend-Micro.....firewall has improved a lot....also mcafee has a lot of issues with the new version...and i think you don't really need that 10-in-1 total protection for sure..
     
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