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Windows 7: BitDefender vs Kaspersky vs ESET


15 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 
BitDefender vs Kaspersky vs ESET

Basically, I'm talking about the Internet Security suites of these products.

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15 Feb 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Do you have a question?
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17 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Do you have a question?
Which one is better?

PS: I'm currently on ESET Smart Security 6.
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17 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Eset must be the best you are using it.
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17 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Some things related to what you asked. In the end though , it comes down to personal preferences.

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17 Feb 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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18 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I agree with Laybacks comments as in, you pay your money and take your choice. There appears to be very little difference in the performance of the top 5 or so suits and it is very much down to personal choice.

I am currently using Bitdefender 2013, which I am very happy with and, in the past have used Kaspersky with equally pleasing results. I have also used Norton's which, although effective, was buggy as hell and a resource hog (this is a few years back and may well have changed).

From personal experiences (bad) I wont touch McAfee or Zone Alarm (which I used until very recently but got fed up with the terrible bugginess) but others may really like using them.

I'm of the opinion that the way one uses ones PC is nearly as important as using a decent AV/Malware set up. If you are the kind of user who repeatedly visits/uses "well known" sites/software then, irrespective of online protection, you are going to get your fingers burnt eventually.

Andy
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19 Feb 2013   #8

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Everyone makes their own choices on software and malware protection.

I've used Paid suites: Norton (until it became too big, too hungry, too agressive), Kaspersky, and
Free "suites": AVG, Avast (current). All worked well.

Take a look at AV-TEST - The Independent IT-Security Institute: Home for more testing results.
Use the column headings to sort on protection, repair, and usability (I focus on protection & repair).
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