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Windows 7: Pefect Security?

01 Dec 2009   #1
Bunty

Windows 7
 
 
Pefect Security?

Hey guys, I had Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 installed on my laptop until yesterday. It was working fine for 2-3 months until a few days ago when it started slowing my computer down a lot. My internet connection also slowed because of it, I uninstalled it and my laptop is back to running great again. Kaspersky was amazing, loved it so much, but I need something that I can install now that is reliable and will not slow me down at all. I basically don't want to notice it. What do you'll suggest? Doesn't matter if it's free or for pay, I just want something that will work and not slow me down at all.

I see that MSE is really good, how does it compare to VIPRE? Is that any good, speed is most important.


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01 Dec 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bunty View Post
Hey guys, I had Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 installed on my laptop until yesterday. It was working fine for 2-3 months until a few days ago when it started slowing my computer down a lot. My internet connection also slowed because of it, I uninstalled it and my laptop is back to running great again. Kaspersky was amazing, loved it so much, but I need something that I can install now that is reliable and will not slow me down at all. I basically don't want to notice it. What do you'll suggest? Doesn't matter if it's free or for pay, I just want something that will work and not slow me down at all.

I see that MSE is really good, how does it compare to VIPRE? Is that any good, speed is most important.
I use both MSE and Eset Smart SEcurity. ESS is both antivirus and a firewall. I dont even think about it any more


Ken
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01 Dec 2009   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Highly recommend MSE. It does a great job and is totally uninvasive.
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01 Dec 2009   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

MSE has no zero day protection and it relies on updated signatures - go for Norton Internet Security. Otherwise try Bitdefender or maybe G-Data. Freeware apps don't give you comprehensive protection and the updates have a lower priority along with little to no support. Don't go with VIPRE - go for a reputable suite. I might have gone with Kaspersky but would it really slow your pc down?
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01 Dec 2009   #5
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

I'd suggest Avira as a temp solution.

You should also have a spyware detector,. and personal firewall.

A great freeware firewall is PC Tools Firewall Plus.'

You can download it here:

PC Tools Firewall Plus - Free Firewall Download

As for MSE,. I don't want another MS app thrown down my throat
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01 Dec 2009   #6
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
I'd suggest Avira as a temp solution.

You should also have a spyware detector,. and personal firewall.

A great freeware firewall is PC Tools Firewall Plus.'

You can download it here:

PC Tools Firewall Plus - Free Firewall Download

As for MSE,. I don't want another MS app thrown down my throat
A great idea - but unnecessary if you buy a suite.
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01 Dec 2009   #7
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
I'd suggest Avira as a temp solution.

You should also have a spyware detector,. and personal firewall.

A great freeware firewall is PC Tools Firewall Plus.'

You can download it here:

PC Tools Firewall Plus - Free Firewall Download

As for MSE,. I don't want another MS app thrown down my throat
+1 for Avira AntiVir Personal + PC Tools Firewall Plus.
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01 Dec 2009   #8
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Thank you
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01 Dec 2009   #9
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Thank you
No prob.

I've been a big advocate of using Avira AntiVir Personal + PC Tools Firewall Plus for some time now.

Light, Simple and Effective (both ranking #2 on their respective tests).
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01 Dec 2009   #10
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Actually, I'm a little biased,.

I used to work for PC Tools.
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