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Windows 7: Kaspersky 2011 vs MSE v4

09 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Kaspersky 2011 vs MSE v4

Hey,
OK guys here my dilemma, I have been a die hard KAS customer since 2008, but recently i have been looking at MSE and from what i hear its surprisingly not bad
so i am considering the switch (i have no problem for paying for an AV by the way)
I want to know how does it (MSE v4) compare (RELATIVELY) with Kaspersky, in terms of:
  1. system overhead (CPU and RAM)
  2. Virus detection
  3. FEATURES
IF MSE is better optimized for my system then that is a definite motivator, Virus protection is about 85% important since i am apearantly one of the few people on the internet who posses the common sense to not press on the FREE full version of ***** Movie or whatever

Features, as in safe run, application activities reports etc.

Thank you in advance

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09 Dec 2011   #2

 
 

Hi,

I'm running MSE now and it runs like a dream, I don't know what Kaspersky runs like

Idle
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Running quick scan
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I don't notice any slowdown and I have only 3GB of memory...lol


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09 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Hi,

I'm running MSE now and it runs like a dream, I don't know what Kaspersky runs like

Idle
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Running quick scan
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I don't notice any slowdown and I have only 3GB of memory...lol
Hmm.
I have 6 gb ram and a 2.6GHz core Due 2 processor so i guess it will have a smaller impact on my system

My primary use of the computer is Gamming at home and note taking at school, so i guess start time and scan performance important form me

Anyone know the impact on start time
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09 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I used to run Kaspersky and it seemed to work very well.

I uninstalled it when I discovered that it prevented me from using System Restore to recover my system to an earlier state.

I'm now using MSE and have found it to be very light on resources and extremely effective. It easily caught two viruses I deliberately tried to install.

I work on the principle that nobody knows their own system better than the people who coded it. In this case that is Microsoft and I doubt very much if any antivirus maker has access to Windows 7's full root code.

I recommend it highly.
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09 Dec 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Hi,

If its light & nimble with little overhead that you want, then MSE is most definately the way to go - no doubt!

Regards,
Golden
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09 Dec 2011   #6

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i use them both, and my answers to your questions are:

1: system overhead: i find that MSE uses more ram than KIS, but it's not a big problem, as ram is so cheap, and most people have lots of it.

2: virus detection: both products regularly do well in detecting viruses, with kaspersky having a little more success

3:features: mse is very basic, while the full kaspersky internet security suite offers more features such as a very good firewall, network monitor, ad-blocker etc

conclusion: mse offers very good protection for zero money, but you do get more if you spend a little on kis.

why don't you try mse for a while and see how you get on?
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09 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for your suggestions guys

I just installed KIS 2011 and installed MSE 2.1
One question though how do i get V4 and most importantly is V4 "STABLE"
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09 Dec 2011   #8

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i hope you haven't installed them both on the same machine?

mse v4 is still in beta. you can try signing up for it here. i have no idea as to its stability. personally i'm waiting until it gets officially released before sticking it on my laptop.
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09 Dec 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i hope you haven't installed them both on the same machine?

mse v4 is still in beta. you can try signing up for it here. i have no idea as to its stability. personally i'm waiting until it gets officially released before sticking it on my laptop.
Relax
I know not to install 2 av's on the same pc
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09 Dec 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

EDIT: sorry i posted wrong comment :P
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