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Windows 7: Kaspersky or Bitdefender?

20 Jan 2016   #1
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Kaspersky or Bitdefender?

I have looked at AV softwares very thoroughly and boiled the choice down to these two. (I have AVG Cloud Care, free for a year with computer, and will uninstall it.) These two have good reviews following testing. No doubt personal preferences affect choice, but what do folks think about these?

I have Malwarebytes (paid) installed. I'm not on a network, just a lone wolf with a desktop, no WiFi or Cloud, no gaming, no naughty pics.

Thanks.


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20 Jan 2016   #2
ICIT2LOL

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

Stev I have used Kaspersky for nearly six years on all my six machines and the only thing with it is I do use MBAM and SuperAntiSpyware to pick up the small fry - it is also cheap too mate.

The one thing it dos baulk at is using ADW Cleaner when one has to.
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20 Jan 2016   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That is a tough call. Kaspersky is a bit more complex to deal with but they are both very good.
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21 Jan 2016   #4
ICIT2LOL

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

Yes I agree Wolfgang I have used Bitdefender as a free version but found it a bit naggy. Kaspersky depends on how you set the security levels and what you want to scan. The only feature that I find a tad OCD is safe money - good but very pedantic.
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21 Jan 2016   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Stevekir, I'm glad to see you looking for a new anti virus.

For the last 4 or 5 years I always used MSE for a anti virus so I really can't guide you to a informed choice except the little information below.

I do see a lot of members use Avast but they also have problems at times.

I think all anti virus programs have problems every now and again.
What I have read, AVG it is a total problem.

One good thing about Kaspersky, if you choose it, ICIT2LOL will be able to give guidance if needed.

I don't use MSE because it's free but rather, it works for me along with Malwarebytes Premium.


Stay away from anything from IOBits.
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21 Jan 2016   #6
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I have had some problems with Bitdefender, but that was my fault because I was playing with Bitdefender settings without thinking like locking the system with a pincode not knowing that the keyboard of the laptop couldn't be used to enter the pincode.

I have set the security level of Bitdefender at the highest level and never have I faced an infection again with Malwarebytes alongside running, no problems with stability and performance or anything else if I don't touch it
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25 Jan 2016   #7
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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).
All AV's I have tried have that, KIS isn't special in that if you ask me, but I find the opposite between Bitdefender and Kaspersky regarding resource consuming (my experience).
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25 Jan 2016   #8
G Force

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by axe0 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).
All AV's I have tried have that, KIS isn't special in that if you ask me, but I find the opposite between Bitdefender and Kaspersky regarding resource consuming (my experience).
There is no Real evidence for lack of better words that I can think of right now, we are just speaking of experience. I will go and take a look at the virus charts tomorrow and see what's the result. I'm out.
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25 Jan 2016   #9
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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.
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25 Jan 2016   #10
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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.)
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