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Windows 7: Kaspersky or Microsoft security essentials

31 Oct 2011   #11
gautam7

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

You seem to give importance to performance. So i would say kaspersky is quite resourse hungry but it has good detection rate. Best way to decide for you to use the 30 day trial of kaspersky and see how you feel about kaspersky then also use MSE for some day see the performance impact of both AV then choose because every PC in this world is different both in terms of hardware configuration and Software environment, so its very important to use the use the AV in person to judge its performance impact surely i can tell you A is light B is heavy but you wont have a clue what my system configuration is or what other software i am running etc so always try AV for a few days in person and as for detection rate a good place to research is AV comparitive and Virus bulletin website go there and see the detailed test conducted by them and see which AV has done good.
AV-Comparatives - Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software - Detection Tests
Virus Bulletin : VB100 results summary

edit: i would personally choose neither. Just my opinion


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26 Aug 2013   #12
hjt109

Win 7, 32/64 bit
 
 
Mse is all you need!

If you have Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) and keep it up-dated its all you need. If you pay for another security system you will NOT get better protection. Instead of better protection you will pay for features you'll probably never use. Uninformed users think MSE is not as good because its free but that's just what the others want you to believe. As a former security administrator (not with Microsoft) I know of whence I speak. MSE rules!
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26 Aug 2013   #13
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I'm amazed people still recommend MSE! Sure it has a light footprint but, in every review I've seen over the past year or two, MSE has one of the worst detection rates. My own experience with it supports those findings. It will automatically update virus definitions only if you run a scheduled scan; other wise you have to manually update it.

Avast free is much better. It uses more resources than MSE but it much more customizable and works much, much better. It also updates virus definitions automatically and you can control how often. Modern computers are more than capable of handling the extra resource load without bogging down.

Going back to the OP's choices, I would pick Kaspersky in a heartbeat if those were the only two choices I had.
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27 Aug 2013   #14
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ahmedss79 View Post
Like the title says , If you have to choose
Which is better ?
No contest mate have had Kasperksy for the last four years and cannot fault it it is at the top of AV Comparatives tests and if you want a hand with the config ask me

Oh but the by it is not free but at $0.13 a day or less if you get a good offer cheap as chips

addit If you have to have a freebie see these http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...s-software.htm
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31 Aug 2013   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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31 Aug 2013   #16
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

This post started almost 2 years ago in Oct 2011. Every time I read an AV comparative report, a different AV product seems to occupy the # 1 spot. There is no such thing as "the best". If there was such a product we'd all be using it and everyone else would be out of business.
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31 Aug 2013   #17
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
This post started almost 2 years ago in Oct 2011. Every time I read an AV comparative report, a different AV product seems to occupy the # 1 spot. There is no such thing as "the best". If there was such a product we'd all be using it and everyone else would be out of business.
Yes mate and what I think we all tend to forget is that every day new malware is put out which means that it has to be developed (thought of) written and distributed before any of the security programs can detect it - a bit like driving along a normal smooth road and not knowing there are potholes in certain places until you see them so next time you avoid them.
It seems ridiculous to me that anyone should think that a security program/mers would know of such malware - without insider information of course until it hits the ground running so of there is never going to be one security program that is better than any other.
Of course there are the ones that seem to be owned by certain companies with highly skilled people who detect the malware at a faster and more reliable than usual rate than some.
I also think that anyone who does not run a couple or three other on call scanners from time to time are not exactly irresponsible but are certainly burying their heads in the sand.
Kaspersky which I use and people taunt as being a resource hog (hogwash as far as I ma concerned) and such I trust implicitly but not to the point where I will not use MBAM or SAS from time to time to check for the pothles Kaspersky has missed.
Myself I think there is a fair bit of bragging going on if one wanted to be honest and admit it about the security program they are using.
Having said all that I do believe that some are pretty flipping ordinary too.
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01 Sep 2013   #18
acme12

Windows Home Premium 7x64
 
 
mse

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I'm amazed people still recommend MSE! Sure it has a light footprint but, in every review I've seen over the past year or two, MSE has one of the worst detection rates. My own experience with it supports those findings. It will automatically update virus definitions only if you run a scheduled scan; other wise you have to manually update it.

Avast free is much better. It uses more resources than MSE but it much more customizable and works much, much better. It also updates virus definitions automatically and you can control how often. Modern computers are more than capable of handling the extra resource load without bogging down.

Going back to the OP's choices, I would pick Kaspersky in a heartbeat if those were the only two choices I had.

I use MSE with Emsisoft antimalware Pro (real time) and Malwarebytes Pro (real time), both excluded from MSE scanning and real time and each other and my room mate tried all the 'R' and 'XXX' rated sites and MSE found malware before Emsissoft and MalwareBytes did. My combo with Win 7 firewall with TinyWall keeps a lot of malware off my computer. MSE finds most of the viruses by it's self. I tried other software, but always come back to MSE. I'll keep looking for a better combo.









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01 Sep 2013   #19
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acme12 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I'm amazed people still recommend MSE! Sure it has a light footprint but, in every review I've seen over the past year or two, MSE has one of the worst detection rates. My own experience with it supports those findings. It will automatically update virus definitions only if you run a scheduled scan; other wise you have to manually update it.

Avast free is much better. It uses more resources than MSE but it much more customizable and works much, much better. It also updates virus definitions automatically and you can control how often. Modern computers are more than capable of handling the extra resource load without bogging down.

Going back to the OP's choices, I would pick Kaspersky in a heartbeat if those were the only two choices I had.

I use MSE with Emsisoft antimalware Pro (real time) and Malwarebytes Pro (real time), both excluded from MSE scanning and real time and each other and my room mate tried all the 'R' and 'XXX' rated sites and MSE found malware before Emsissoft and MalwareBytes did. My combo with Win 7 firewall with TinyWall keeps a lot of malware off my computer. MSE finds most of the viruses by it's self. I tried other software, but always come back to MSE. I'll keep looking for a better combo.









Well acme usually we do not recommend running more than tow real time AV's at once as I said earlier my Kaspersky doesn't like Malwarebytes at all real time it tolerates it free version and frankly I wouldn't use MSE unless it was an emergency.
If you want to see some other free alternatives look here Probably the Best Free Security List in the World
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01 Sep 2013   #20
redfang337

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
 
 

Also, there is another factor that ICit2lol missed, the ability to predict if it's malware BEFORE it's registered in the database. The ability to call on other PREVIOUS malware and decide if it may be harmful or not, this, I believe, is what makes a good AV, and that, also, is what improves detection rates.
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