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Windows 7: Pros and Cos (Norton vs Kaspersky ) ?

07 Aug 2011   #21
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've use Kaspersky Internet Security 2010, 2011, and now 2012. Right now, 2012 is THE BEST version of it out. After updating to patch C, I haven't encountered any issue. That generally goes for all version, overall they're great, except for 2011. I've had my puter and a laptop that had lockup issues for a few weeks. After some updates, I guess those went away. But I installed 2011 on like....16? machines and only two had any issues.

Pros for Kaspersky:
-very efficient scanning
-full and critical scans don't kill the user experience
-virtual keyboard
-very awesome interface
-parental controls
-ability to make a Rescue Disk for hardcore virus damage
-system vulnerability scans
-safe run for websites and programs
-spam addon for Outlook 2010
-Cloud protection that reduces the amount of false positives
-Windows Explorer context menu addon
-uber amount of program settings
-anti-banner
-and some other things

I don't know about Norton though. I guess recent versions are better? I personally never use Norton because it's Notorious for being a system hog. And also, I've seen Norton ads online that use celebrity promotion. My personal belief is that if a manufacturer uses a celebrity for adverting, it generally isn't that great of a product, especially if they use David Hasselhoff...


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08 Aug 2011   #22
DragonMasterJay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baxxter View Post
Im asking evry one have one of them (Norton or Kaspersky) tell what are the pros and the cos ?
I mean tell us your experience
A FYI -
{Refer to our resident BSOD Analysts.}
Norton, Kaspersky {plus some others} have been implicated / associated with BSOD's.
I can confirm that both Norton and Kaspersky products can occasionally cause BSODs, mainly because of their self-protection driver and its aggressive way of removing malware.

There is a such thing as too much protection, and sometimes it can be overbearing. Not to discredit either one of these vendors, because they do a very good job, but they frequently can add too much to one product. That would be why some prefer to just have an antivirus, and some like Internet security.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Pros

You have less discretionary income to blow elsewhere

Cons

BSOD's, instability, difficult to remove, use many resources.

IMHO I think you get the idea.
Although it may seem some of these are true, the odds of this happening on every system are unlikely.

BSODs cannot be helped due to their extra protective drivers. Instability can happen when the "presence" of malware can be detected by the product.

Most antivirus programs that have a self-protection driver are difficult to remove. There is no way around this. You will find this with many of the very good antivirus vendor's products.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crush View Post
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You have less discretionary income to blow elsewhere


My 2 cents:

An antivirus is as good as you make it . It's all about whether you will use it and find it easy to use. If that is Norton go with it, if that is Kaspersky go with it. Will detections vary from software to software? Sure but follow the ground rules of using the computer and internet and you will be fine whichever you choose
Depending on how you get a product will depend on what you need it for. Most users will go for a free antivirus before discovering better protection is always found in antivirus programs you can pay for...or better yet an Internet security suite.

Free protection is best for those that know what they are doing, making good decisions on the Internet, avoiding P2P/cracks/etc., avoiding downloads unless they are trusted, etc.

Premium protection is best for the average user. Most people will need an antivirus that costs money. It is best to do so. Pro antivirus solutions help with extra protection, without bloating the OS.

Internet security suites have their issues usually, but they provide the best protection, including firewall and extra protection. In addition, they frequently protect your identity MUCH BETTER than free/pro antivirus solutions.

It is best recommended to truly evaluate your protection needs.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baxxter View Post
But how will I know wich the best Im asking an experiences guys (real time protection,firewall,anti virus,how much take the update ,is it light ? ...) I dont care about the secend features alot such (safe run application ...)

Any one his pc stopped or somthing like that and he is using Kaspersky or Norton ??
-Kaspersky's firewall services are pretty average. They do a great job of protecting against hacker's attacks, and do not block ports aggressively.

-Norton's firewall services are slightly below average. This is because they work more on other protection products, that they occasionally neglect a good firewall solution.

-As for antivirus, both teams do a very good job, however rootkits (AKA powerful trojans) are becoming more prevalent, and Kaspersky's solutions have proven much better detection. As for removal, Kaspersky's solutions are much better at managing it. In addition, Kaspersky has 3 free tools available to remove powerful malware, that can be done in an easy-to-use support section of the Kaspersky website.

Kaspersky's ability to manage support is much better than Norton's ability. Because of the available, simplistic resources on the Kaspersky website, it has proven to be the best out there in support compared to Norton's availability.

-Updating is about average for both of them. They both take about 5 minutes, depending on how many programs are running. That is based on most systems where the internet speed is 1 MBPS or better.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baxxter View Post
I heard that they can hack kaspersky ,is it true ?
-While this may be a rumor, it does not necessarily need to be discussed because it is highly unlikely for hackers to bust through a constantly updated self-protection driver...known as AVP. AVP has been nearly indestructible since 1994, due to the protection schemes/ideas employed and constantly updated by Eugene Kaspersky, the co-founder.
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08 Aug 2011   #23
baxxter

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 Bit
 
 

do Kaspersky slow down the pc or the browser ?
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08 Aug 2011   #24
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Any av that actually does its job is going to slow up things a little.
Whether or not that slowdown will actually be noticeable to you is dependent on a lot of things specific to your computer and circumstances.
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08 Aug 2011   #25
baxxter

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 Bit
 
 

Slow a little is ok ,but now slow down
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08 Aug 2011   #26
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

...yeah just keep in mind that to do it's job when you're online it basically has to check everything coming in...
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08 Aug 2011   #27
baxxter

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 Bit
 
 

yeah I know but not make it very slow !
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08 Aug 2011   #28
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

You have a dual core and 3gigs of ram, unless the system is already overloaded with extras, I don't really see that being a problem.
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08 Aug 2011   #29
baxxter

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 Bit
 
 

Yes i have more than the minimum system requirements
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08 Aug 2011   #30
DragonMasterJay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Don't worry too much. Kas.'s products work really well...I've never gotten slowdowns with them before.
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