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Windows 7: Deciding which Security Suite

10 May 2010   #11
AussieGuy92

 
 

well i would have to say Avast internet sercurity


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11 May 2010   #12
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by housry23 View Post
Norton is very good and has a very high detection rate, but it is slower than others. They have gotten better in this area in the past couple years. ESET is very light and unintrusive and has very good protection,
Norton "have gotten better in this area in the past couple years." So much so that they are almost the lightest around these days. Lighter than ESET.
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11 May 2010   #13
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

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Norton is very good and has a very high detection rate, but it is slower than others. They have gotten better in this area in the past couple years. ESET is very light and unintrusive and has very good protection,
Norton "have gotten better in this area in the past couple years." So much so that they are almost the lightest around these days. Lighter than ESET.
Well, I have installed trial version on my laptop with Win 7 Pro. So far I've noticed it slowed my boot times. But once it got started it seemed smooth. Surfing the net didn't seem to have too much impact that was noticeable. It did crash once and I had to reboot the laptop. So I'm still on the fence about it. I'll give it a couple weeks of use and see how it goes.
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11 May 2010   #14
Arc

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Avast freeware or eset smart security is my choice. The proper discrimination is done by only these two . All the others leave some risk ... either not identifying a real threat, or catching and killing things those are just cannot be a virus at all.
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11 May 2010   #15
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metalmania31 View Post
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by housry23 View Post
Norton is very good and has a very high detection rate, but it is slower than others. They have gotten better in this area in the past couple years. ESET is very light and unintrusive and has very good protection,
Norton "have gotten better in this area in the past couple years." So much so that they are almost the lightest around these days. Lighter than ESET.
Well, I have installed trial version on my laptop with Win 7 Pro. So far I've noticed it slowed my boot times. But once it got started it seemed smooth. Surfing the net didn't seem to have too much impact that was noticeable. It did crash once and I had to reboot the laptop. So I'm still on the fence about it. I'll give it a couple weeks of use and see how it goes.
Did you turn Early Load on? Even if you didn't, Norton probably does add a longer boot time than the others mentioned in this thread so far.
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11 May 2010   #16
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metalmania31 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
Norton "have gotten better in this area in the past couple years." So much so that they are almost the lightest around these days. Lighter than ESET.
Well, I have installed trial version on my laptop with Win 7 Pro. So far I've noticed it slowed my boot times. But once it got started it seemed smooth. Surfing the net didn't seem to have too much impact that was noticeable. It did crash once and I had to reboot the laptop. So I'm still on the fence about it. I'll give it a couple weeks of use and see how it goes.
Did you turn Early Load on? Even if you didn't, Norton probably does add a longer boot time than the others mentioned in this thread so far.
No it's off by default and I didn't even know about. But when I had Trend Micro installed it booted almost instantly. Now it's like I went back to Win XP. But like I said once it gets going the system seems to run smooth.
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11 May 2010   #17
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If you want fast boot times, you can't beat MSE.
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11 May 2010   #18
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metalmania31 View Post
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Well, I have installed trial version on my laptop with Win 7 Pro. So far I've noticed it slowed my boot times. But once it got started it seemed smooth. Surfing the net didn't seem to have too much impact that was noticeable. It did crash once and I had to reboot the laptop. So I'm still on the fence about it. I'll give it a couple weeks of use and see how it goes.
Did you turn Early Load on? Even if you didn't, Norton probably does add a longer boot time than the others mentioned in this thread so far.
No it's off by default and I didn't even know about. But when I had Trend Micro installed it booted almost instantly. Now it's like I went back to Win XP. But like I said once it gets going the system seems to run smooth.
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23 May 2010   #19
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have used most of the big brands. Norton, KIS, Z/A, ect. At the present I'm using Trend Micro and like you the reports are not as good as I would like to see. My research is sending me to Webroot anti virus because I have a W7 Home premium 64 bit. Bitdefender has in the past has had a problem with 64 bit. If I had a 32 bit O/S I would go with Bitdefender anti virus. I have for ours went through reviews and those two IMHO would be my best choices. My T/M anti virus expires in Dec. but I'm going out today and buy Webroot anti virus. I use W/7 fire wall because my Intel Dealer has many home,commercial and government customers that use it and have no problems. He recommends it so I use it. I'm having no problems.
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23 May 2010   #20
seag33k

Win7
 
 

I just got a new laptop and went through a lot of similar research trying to find some of the best solutions out there. What I've found is that your decision or anyone's recommendation is fairly subjective. You can choose separate AV, Malware, Firewall, ... or a suite which includes all or most of these solutions. There is an argument that a suite may not have the best of the best for each category which I can see their argument because its difficult for vendors to be the best of all. Personally, having separate products for all is a matter of inconvenience, but for others it makes sense. Right now I am using Avast Internet Security's trial and like the interface. I'll be testing and researching other tools such as anti malware and rootkits detectors for additional piece of mind to provide more layers of detection on demand. In combination of either a suite or using separate tools, it is critical to keep your OS and applications patched to limit the attack vectors of your machine

Good luck and hopefully you can share your experiences with the tools you like.

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