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Windows 7: Kaspersky or Bitdefender?

25 Jan 2016   #11
G Force

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
How else can we share what we think?
The theory Kaspersky and Bitdefender give us just isn't enough.

Best advice I can give is to just try the software to find out what you think is the best.
According to AV Comparatives in testing the software in the month of October 2015,



BitDefender is technically slower, but just barely. I hadn't had a good experience with BitDefender either.

http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-co..._201510_en.pdf


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25 Jan 2016   #12
G Force

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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I prefer Kaspersky Internet Security 2016. It's great for desktops, advanced heuristics and a highly interactive AV.

I am running it as we speak and I'm a freak in anti-viruses, KIS2016 is the way to go. I used to use ESET SS5/6/7 and it was not nearly as proficient as KIS2016. BitDefender works well as a bootable recovery malware scan, but not as a base AV. I find it too bulky and consumes far too many resources (esp. while scanning).


I'm VERY picky about my autoruns so KIS2016 is giving me a orange ice cream bar.
I will go for Ksspersky. However, as always, they have a confusing way of titling their products:

Purchase Security Software for Home | Kaspersky Lab UK

Which of these have you got please? (I am a sole user, one desktop, no mobile phone etc., no wi fi.)
I would advise going with this one:

Kaspersky Internet Security | Kaspersky Lab

That covers your entire PC and only your PC, it comes equipped with AV and Firewall, among various other features.

Good choice. You really can't go wrong on either choice!
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25 Jan 2016   #13
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I understand that they used a clean install of Windows 10 with barely a thing installed, but the last thing is just what makes the big difference which is why I don't trust the performance results.

When it comes down to having more programs installed, some might experience that the results shown on the internet aren't what they thought would be.
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25 Jan 2016   #14
G Force

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
I understand that they used a clean install of Windows 10 with barely a thing installed, but the last thing is just what makes the big difference which is why I don't trust the performance results.

When it comes down to having more programs installed, some might experience that the results shown on the internet aren't what they thought would be.
I would do my own tests but I'm really not in that kind of mood. I think it's fairly accurate speaking from my past interactions with both AVs.

That's absolutely true. It really depends on what you have running already and how it chooses to interact with your computer system.

Funny thing is, I have a 6 month license for free unused from Bit Defender Total Security 2016.
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25 Jan 2016   #15
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by G Force View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevekir View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by G Force View Post
I prefer Kaspersky Internet Security 2016. It's great for desktops, advanced heuristics and a highly interactive AV.

I am running it as we speak and I'm a freak in anti-viruses, KIS2016 is the way to go. I used to use ESET SS5/6/7 and it was not nearly as proficient as KIS2016. BitDefender works well as a bootable recovery malware scan, but not as a base AV. I find it too bulky and consumes far too many resources (esp. while scanning).


I'm VERY picky about my autoruns so KIS2016 is giving me a orange ice cream bar.
I will go for Ksspersky. However, as always, they have a confusing way of titling their products:

Purchase Security Software for Home | Kaspersky Lab UK

Which of these have you got please? (I am a sole user, one desktop, no mobile phone etc., no wi fi.)
I would advise going with this one:

Kaspersky Internet Security | Kaspersky Lab

That covers your entire PC and only your PC, it comes equipped with AV and Firewall, among various other features.

Good choice. You really can't go wrong on either choice!
OK. Kaspersky Internet Security | Kaspersky Lab it is. Thanks. However, I have just noticed that Kaspersky's HQ is in Moscow. Hmmmm.....
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25 Jan 2016   #16
ICIT2LOL

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

Yep well like I keep saying over and over again with 50000 new malwares per day how can any AV possibly keep up with the sheer numbers.

I have used Kaspersky for over six years and I do a fair bit of daily stuff on the net and I can just say I have had nothing major get through. It really depends on the settings as whatever you go with - the default or configure it manually. Personally I set my six machines manually and use very high security settings only because I am a bit OCD with what I use - I don't use safe money any more because it is not the feature it once was not that it is no good just naggy and has in my mind a few bugs.

I still use the free SuperAntiSpyare for the PUP's and odd trojans and MBAM which very rarely picks up anything.

Best of all if one shops around it is also not expensive I can get a card for 3PC's and a 2 year licence for $69 and if you do the maths that is about $0.32 a day now anyone who goes tramping round the houses looking for free stuff that invariably doesn't have the features of a fully paid for AV has git to be so broke or miserly it isn't funny

Plus it consistently is very close or top of the ratings with AV Comparatives and Matousec.
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25 Jan 2016   #17
G Force

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevekir View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by G Force View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevekir View Post
I will go for Ksspersky. However, as always, they have a confusing way of titling their products:

Purchase Security Software for Home | Kaspersky Lab UK

Which of these have you got please? (I am a sole user, one desktop, no mobile phone etc., no wi fi.)
I would advise going with this one:

Kaspersky Internet Security | Kaspersky Lab

That covers your entire PC and only your PC, it comes equipped with AV and Firewall, among various other features.

Good choice. You really can't go wrong on either choice!
OK. Kaspersky Internet Security | Kaspersky Lab it is. Thanks. However, I have just noticed that Kaspersky's HQ is in Moscow. Hmmmm.....
Although it's a Russian AV, Kaspersky has proved itself over the years and has really worked it's way to the top of the AV food chain along side of other AV's like McAfee and AVG (both still need improvement).

I haven't had a problem with Kaspersky and it's fluid.
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25 Jan 2016   #18
ICIT2LOL

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

Well I agree G Force mate only I would never use AVG, Trend, Norton or MuckAfee again over the years I had so many problems with those brands being useless being one of the glaring issues.

Plus you will find their "removal tools" do not really remove much I always advise individuals if confident enough to go through their registry HKEYS CURRENT and LOCAL > software more often than not there are left over entries and kust delete them.

IF I had to choose another AV it would be Bitdefender or Comodo though the latter is very naggy.
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25 Jan 2016   #19
G Force

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Well I agree G Force mate only I would never use AVG, Trend, Norton or MuckAfee again over the years I had so many problems with those brands being useless being one of the glaring issues.

Plus you will find their "removal tools" do not really remove much I always advise individuals if confident enough to go through their registry HKEYS CURRENT and LOCAL > software more often than not there are left over entries and kust delete them.

IF I had to choose another AV it would be Bitdefender or Comodo though the latter is very naggy.
I would never go with Comodo after their free firewall nags me to install some cryptic variation of Firefox with their firewall built into it. BitDefender lasted a week with me, I couldn't stand performance issues I had.

Those tools are quite clumsy even created by the vendors.

I used ESET prior, and Kaspersky has now taken it's place, very happily, I add.
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25 Jan 2016   #20
ICIT2LOL

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

Well I agree as Is adi Comodo was naggy and that Geek Buddy was a pain.

I have heard good things about Emsisoft too my doc uses it ans swears by it though I have tested it yet on my test desktop or looked in the AV Comps.

Anyway am testing out Linux Mint MATE right now (fed up with the shenanigans of Windows) and after a few hitches with installing on a SSD I am about to try their AV stuff which I think from what I have seen is just a firewall.
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