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Internet Security Suites; Kaspersky, ESET, Bitdefender; what to choose?

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kiddingguy    37

I am kinda looking for a new Internet Suite.I currently have Kaspersky PURE (but it is kinda heavy on resources and SafeMoney/Virtual Keyboad is blocking on IE-sites).

I used to have KIS2014 installed, but upgraded to PURE (same price, more features). I guess this was a mistaken.

 

So, back to start with my research.

I found that Kaspersky KIS/PURE, ESET Security 7 and Bitdefender IS kinda have the same detection rates, real-world performance etc etc.

 

Is this right?

And is one of these suites just "personal preference" to install, since they are all equally performing in protecting my computer(s)...

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The Dark Knight    182

ESET is the best among all of those in terms of detection rates, memory usage, etc. I've been using ESET for years, never had a problem. Convinced all my friends also to switch over, no issues reported from them also. :)

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Raa    1,407

ESET. Hands down winner. (Y)

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wasd-    42

ESET Smart Security :)

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mkol    68

I had ESET  in the past and on two occasions virus just got through. I HAVE BEEN USING MSE for few years now and no problems.

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+Anarkii    2,069

Been using MSE and lately been running Avast Premium too. MSE does let things though so if you are planning on using just MSE, install something to run alongside it.

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Manarift    12

eset hands down

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Zaic    39

save the money, choose something free if you really need it. Antiviruses are so 00's

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SnoopZ    128

save the money, choose something free if you really need it. Antiviruses are so 00's

I couldn't agree more, try the latest Avast.

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cork1958    1,073

save the money, choose something free if you really need it. Antiviruses are so 00's

 

My opinion also!

 

To many good, free one's out there to be paying for bells and whistles that are next to useless!

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GrayW    90

Pricey, but ESET has always been my choice as well.

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He's Dead Jim    1,951

Currently running Outpost Security Suite 9(trial version) and liking it.  tried AVG Business Edition last month, and liked it too, AVG seems to have a deal on just now, but it's not for the "full version"

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GrayW    90

Currently running Outpost Security Suite 9(trial version) and liking it.  tried AVG Business Edition last month, and liked it too, AVG seems to have a deal on just now, but it's not for the "full version"

 

Never heard of Outpost before, added to the iist. Thanks! :)

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kiddingguy    37

So basically ESET and Bitdefender are quite alike given the tests

Though I sense here a little preference for ESET ;)

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torrentthief    312

av-test.org and http://www.av-comparatives.org/ show kaspersky and bitdefender better in near all tests to all other antiviruses. Eset can't compete with those 2.

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+xrobwx    711

 I also use Bitdefender. They have gotten the highest mark in all 3 categories on the above test site for years. I had Norton which was great but switched to Bitdefender. I don't perceive any system resource drag ever. It actually found a few things Norton had obviously missed.

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Manarift    12

Research before choosing some prefer free some prefer paid but it comes down to what passes with the best security and lowest impact without obstructing your own browsing needs or system

 

http://www.av-test.org/ is a good site to check with also checking on Wikipedia on the company and antivirus software for past issues

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primexx    372

ESET and Kaspersky remain at the top but others may have joined their ranks these days.

 

Personally, I use KIS because a 3pc licence can always be had for <~$20. That works out to pennies per day, which I feel is worth it for a comprehensive anti-malware and firewal with updates every few hours. Brick and mortar stores have those sales multiple times a year, and even if you don't catch one you can always buy the previous year's on Amazon for that price. All you need is the licence key and download the latest installer from their website.

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Marshall    15,353

Been using Eset for years, it has never let me down. In terms of detection rates with a low footprint, you can't beat it.

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demon_speed    5

Eset Smart Security! It's free for life! Always the best.

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Legendary    48

I've been using Kaspersky Internet Security for years and its been very good, but I don't pay for it. My bank gives it to me for free, as they do for all online banking customers. Might be worth checking if your bank also gives offers one for free.

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joffy    1

I've been trialling Kaspersky Internet Secuity 2014 for a few weeks. It's good, except had a few system crashes, completely frozen. Was always stable before so uninstalled and now trying ESET with no problems so far.

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Geoffrey B.    1,414

Based on AV Scored and benchmarks alone i would recommend ESET.

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veternan    39

Using Baidu with MSE for Antivirus protection and TinyWall for controlling Windows Firewall, Great and unbeatable combination  :)

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