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#1 ultimate99

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 15:55

Eset Antivirus is like $20/year and the Smart Security will be like $30/yr. I have the Malwarebytes Premium already, would the antivirus be a good companion or should I get the full suite?

 

http://www.eset.com/...qCampaignId=766




#2 Radium

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 15:57

I use ESET Smart Security and it's great. I use nothing else beside it and the system performance is barely affected at all. It cleans out adware and spyware from installers and it even labels Google Toolbar as adware. I haven't run into any problems with adware, spyware or virus in a very long time.



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 16:06

I use ESET Smart Security too and it's great, I unchecked the option to have toolbars and adware removed and potential unwanted software since it also blocks some software I don't want to be blocked in that case. So instead of checking that option at install I used malware bytes as a companion which is great for people who want to have more manual control over adware and toolbars and such.

 

Eset for trojans and other virusses is a absolute must, so many ads these days and download sites that serve viruses that malware bytes does not detect but ESET does.



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 16:06

What happens when you combine ESET with EMET?



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 16:17

What happens when you combine ESET with EMET?

EMET is just protecting against zero day leaks of windows itself and will also continue to work when a 3rd party anti virus is installed. Security essentials on the other hand will be disabled and replaced by ESET.



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 16:19

I second the notion to go for it. I've been using Eset for years.

 

Best AV IMO when concerning detection rates and low footprint.



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 16:27

EMET is just protecting against zero day leaks of windows itself and will also continue to work when a 3rd party anti virus is installed. Security essentials on the other hand will be disabled and replaced by ESET.

 

Ok sounds good. I might combine the two.



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 08:46

I used to use it but you should also consider - do you need it?



#9 Raa

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 09:07

Drop Malwarebytes and go for ESET.

Can't recommend NOD32 software highly enough! (Y)



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 11:40

Hello,

 

You may want to check the "Newegg AV Specials" thread, just in case it is available for a lower price, elsewhere.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 11:44

Ok so I got the ESET on my Surface Pro 2 and a few desktops. They are discounted even more when you buy for multiple devices. So far from what I can tell, it is very fast and easy on resources. Didn't find any infected files which is good.



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 11:50

Ok so I got the ESET on my Surface Pro 2 and a few desktops. They are discounted even more when you buy for multiple devices. So far from what I can tell, it is very fast and easy on resources. Didn't find any infected files which is good.

nice, which version did you get?



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 11:59

nice, which version did you get?

 

I got the Nod 32. I was a little worried about the name, because of Command & Conquer.



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:04

NOD32 is fantastic. Least intrusive antivirus you can have with a spotless security track record.



#15 hjf288

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:08

Drop Malwarebytes and go for ESET.

Can't recommend NOD32 software highly enough! (Y)

 

Err thats some hilariously bad advice.

 

Malwarebytes is meant to compliment your antivirus and catch the things that leak through.

 

I used to use NOD32 until something slipped through, ended up using Avast + Malwarebytes Pro after that and haven't had anything since.