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Windows 7: Most effective security suite?

05 Aug 2010   #11
johng

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I like avast too but you do need to configure ir to suit your usage- i had to tune the web shield off as it was slowing my browsing right down.


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05 Aug 2010   #12
dobhar

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I'm with Corrine...On my main Win7 rig I use Eset's NOD 32 AV 4.0...it does have Antispyware built in. I'm also running MalwareBytes (full). I also do run SUPERANTISpyware but only as an on-demand scanner. I also rely on the my Win7 Fireware along with my Hardware Firewall in my Router. I have always said, as it was taught to me when I used be be a HijackThis helper, that a layered defense was the best defense along with common sense.

On the rest of my hardware (PC's and Laptops) I'm running NOD 32 on a couple and the rest have Avast. I have run the Comodo Firewall and Antivirus Suite in the past and found them to be quite adequate.
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05 Aug 2010   #13
thathagat

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post
My question is simple - which security suite is most efficient, namely consumes least resources?
well this is a very good review....Lightest AV/IS Test

for example ....here is a snip of boot time with various av/suites


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05 Aug 2010   #14
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

MSE is the best
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06 Aug 2010   #15
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

You could take the test posted by thathagat as a starting point. Performance will vary depending on a few factors including the machine it is running on and the version of the product being used.

You are best trying out products until you find one that works well for you.

I personally find the latest Norton products to run really well on my machine.
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06 Aug 2010   #16
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

but norton takes more system resources than MSE rite?
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06 Aug 2010   #17
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Norton uses far less RAM than MSE.

However, unless you have a really old computer, that shouldn't be of concern.

What will cause you to notice an anti-virus these days is the CPU usage and I/O reads/writes.

For me, Norton is low on them.
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06 Aug 2010   #18
DirtRider

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Well over the years I have tried a lot of different ones. To date I have not found anything as good as Kaspersky Internet Security and it runs great on Win7

Internet Security Software 2010 for Home Computer Security - Kaspersky Lab United States

I think this will be the one I will stick with from now on
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06 Aug 2010   #19
mark39

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
Norton uses far less RAM than MSE.

However, unless you have a really old computer, that shouldn't be of concern.

What will cause you to notice an anti-virus these days is the CPU usage and I/O reads/writes.

For me, Norton is low on them.
I agree, with the latest NIS2011 beta on my PC, it is using less than 8MB of RAM!
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06 Aug 2010   #20
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
but norton takes more system resources than MSE rite?
Check the link that Thathagat posted and look at the Memory usage test. MSE is one of the highest and Norton is near the lower end. Check out all the results. Interesting test and results.

Jim
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