NIS 2013 replacement??

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by SPRINTMAN, Mar 22, 2013.

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  1. SPRINTMAN

    SPRINTMAN Registered Member

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    No infections from NIS 2009-2012 but plenty since the 'upgrade' to NIS 2013. Sadly it appears Symantec have well and truly lost the plot. I use MBAM as a standalone scanner, with W7-32 bit, IE10. I just want a single product to replace NIS 2013, any ideas welcome?
     
  2. Boyfriend

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    MBAM is not a complete standalone solution against all threats. Use some trustworthy antivirus/security suite/protection tools to complement it.
     
  3. SPRINTMAN

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    That's why my post said!
     
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    I suggest you have a good look at this site http://www.av-comparatives.org/
    Everyone here their own personal preferences,if it turns into a A versus B type thread , it will be closed.
    Perhaps if you are drawn to a particular product, folk can give specific info.
    I would strongly suggest using the Norton removal tool to remove your current AV, and to try out any trials before purchasing. One product may have better detection, but might not suit your system :)
    You could also look into additional layers of security, like sandboxie, appguard etc
     
  5. AlexC

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    Me too... I suggest you to first remove Norton normally, from "programs and features", and then, after reboot, use Norton removal tool (you can find it here: http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN146.
     
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    Maybe the OP has a clean image/snapshot and doesn't need to remove NIS at all.
    If you have some money to spend,try Kaspersky Internet Security and Avast Internet Security.If you want free,try Comodo Internet Security.
     
  7. Boyfriend

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    Replacement depends on multi-factor, e.g., your system/laptop, surfing habit, personal choice. Personally, KIS and NIS, both are good in my view (of course with few tweaks in settings). Go to http://www.av-comparatives.org/ as recommended by mick92z... :)
     
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    I would recommend trying Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security (or the complete version if you want the password option). It's lighter on the system than NIS in my experience and it's really nice that they have a section here in Wilders with responsive customer support.
     
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    I use to check Symantec's forums to see what Norton is missing and I have to say that it has never been as placid as it is right now, if you don't count bug reports of course, lol.

    Some months ago half of the threads were about Norton missing the ZeroAccess rootkit or the FBI ramsonware. It was a bit scary for Symantec users.

    Anyway, if I had to move from Norton I would install either Kaspersky or Avira + Mamutu + ExploitShield.
     
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    I'm surprised nobody's mentioned BitDefender yet.
     
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    My three all time favorites: avast! IS, webroot secureanywhere and emsisoft internet security pack.
     
  12. Noob

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    The million dollar question . . .
    Paid or Free? :D
     
  13. Victek

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    Yeah, that's what he needs, ie more choices :) Eventually every available AV will be recommended by someone :D
     
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    Good Morning ! Try the newly released G-Data I.S.2014...only catch under 4gigs of ram...recommend using as Stand Alone Only...above 4gigs...HMP...MBAM...as a layered solution only. And probably on demand...only. Sincerely...Securon
     
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    I don't especially like NIS 2013 and no lover of Symantec but I have been using NIS 2013 for 6 months and have had not one infection. Far cry from when I was using Comodo as my firewall and Avast free as my AV.

    Curious as to what malware you have encountered running NIS 2013. Also did you do a clean install of NIS 2013 or an upgrade from NIS 2012.
     
  16. SPRINTMAN

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    Either. Money isnt an issue. tks..s
     
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    Various trojans etc. Upgrade from NIS 2012.
     
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    I personally believe IS suites should be installed from scratch after installing the old version and running the vendor's clean utility. More so in NIS 2013 case since the product was rushed to production and was buggy as hell in the initial releases.

    Also I always run Symantec products at their most aggressive settings. Learned that one years ago when I used the commercial Endpoint product.

    Finally, the OS is factor. It may wll be that NIS 2013 is not as effective on XP as it is on WIN 7. The only PC I have NIS 2013 installed is a WIN 7 box. All the other PCs with XP I have NIS installed on used older versions.
     
  19. The Seeker

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    WSA AntiVirus. The entry level product in Webroot's line-up yet contains all you need - antivirus, antispyware, antiphishing, firewall and more.
     
  20. SPRINTMAN

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    W7 32-bit, and settings to Agressive.
     
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