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

10 Aug 2011   #41
Maguscreed

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Yeah you might have trouble just getting everyone to agree it's even functional...


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11 Aug 2011   #42
preiius

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

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Most my experience on the subject basically shows me that people that get viruses will continue to manage to do so regardless of the amount of protection you give them as they will get impatient and just start clicking whatever they need to in order to keep going without even reading message prompts.
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I'm sure Norton & Kas have great products. But for avg users, MSE w/ built-in firewall is good enough. More importantly, use a standard user account. Create hd image is never a bad thing, they will always find a way to mess it up.
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11 Aug 2011   #43
KremmenUK

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Choice of AV is much like your car and car colour choice, it's quite personal and most people will defend their choice.

I've been using NIS since about 2001 and I've never had any problems so I stick with it.
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11 Aug 2011   #44
baxxter

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 Bit
 
 

I decided to use NIS 2011 ,thanks all
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18 Nov 2011   #45
Ticker305

Win 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Kaspersky 2012 30 day free trial for the win!!! A week into it and man this is the best security software I've ever used. Uninstalled MSE, it just doesn't compare
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18 Nov 2011   #46
Ticker305

Win 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

With Security Software, sometimes you really do get what you pay for
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18 Nov 2011   #47
Maguscreed

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MSE was never meant to be super robust, it's just a easily accessible free solution for people who are looking for that.
The firewall alone in a full dedicated suite is going to be far more complex than the entirety of MSE.
This is by design though, not through some lack of understanding.
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21 Nov 2011   #48
ICIT2LOL

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

Hum KIS through and through myself - said int the past for a few cents a day what the problem.

Having said that I must say I do like the Comodo Premium free - very akin to KIS in some ways.
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22 Nov 2011   #49
pincushion

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baxxter View Post
I decided to use NIS 2011 ,thanks all
I can understand why some people seem to have a hatred of Norton - perhaps they were bitten as babies - but it can be tamed and is quite effective at keeping malware off your system if you aren't too reckless and disable everything. I have used it for quite a time and haven't had any problems. Have used 360 which is probably the dumbed down version but am going back to NIS 2011. I don't use the Identity Protection, Backup or the PC Tuneup apart from the Startup manager, preferring other means of doing these. I tweak the Settings to disable much in there as some I think can be quite intrusive and usually set it to Silent Mode all day once it has updated and do a Quickscan either at same time or later. Seems to behave well enough for me but it has to be controlled properly.
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22 Nov 2011   #50
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pincushion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baxxter View Post
I decided to use NIS 2011 ,thanks all
I can understand why some people seem to have a hatred of Norton - perhaps they were bitten as babies - but it can be tamed and is quite effective at keeping malware off your system if you aren't too reckless and disable everything. I have used it for quite a time and haven't had any problems. Have used 360 which is probably the dumbed down version but am going back to NIS 2011. I don't use the Identity Protection, Backup or the PC Tuneup apart from the Startup manager, preferring other means of doing these. I tweak the Settings to disable much in there as some I think can be quite intrusive and usually set it to Silent Mode all day once it has updated and do a Quickscan either at same time or later. Seems to behave well enough for me but it has to be controlled properly.
I suppose it's all valid points you make, but what you have to consider, is that in my case at least it doesn't have anything to do with a failure in protection from either of the two. It has to do with the massive amount of machines I've worked on over the years that are suffering debilitating bsod's because of one or the other of these two software suites (the free av's aren't exempt from this either)
The reason I openly suggest MSE is not because I think it offers the best protection, that would be ridiculous given the available data on the subject. I suggest it because it's about 90% less likely to result in problems given my own personal experience.

...and while granted I'm sure these two av's work fine for many people ( I don't suspect they would still be in business were this not the case) I've seen way too many nightmare scenarios involving them over the years to just recommend either of them openly to 'average' level users.
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