Zerion

Level 3
Verified
Hello! I have had Kaspersky for a really long time but now it start to freeze my computer, making it not usable, crashing, etc... so im looking for an alternative.. looking at some tests, Avast seems really good, so my question is shall i go for avast or something else? :) Thanks.
 

Umbra

Level 15
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Hello! I have had Kaspersky for a really long time but now it start to freeze my computer, making it not usable, crashing, etc... so im looking for an alternative.. looking at some tests, Avast seems really good, so my question is shall i go for avast or something else? :) Thanks.
Something else, Avast became an ads and data mining platform lol. Now if this isn't much important for you, go for it. However if you really need an AV (other than Windows Defender), try Emsisoft for a while. Excellent BB, good AV engines, Great support and privacy-friendly.
 

harlan4096

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Malware Hunter
Hello! I have had Kaspersky for a really long time but now it start to freeze my computer, making it not usable, crashing, etc... so im looking for an alternative.. looking at some tests, Avast seems really good, so my question is shall i go for avast or something else? :) Thanks.
That behaviour is not normal, so probably Your system is not in good health (or some incompatibility with additional security apps installed?) :unsure:
 

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mlnevese

Level 17
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If the system has become unstable and there was no problem before and you didn't install anything new there is a good chance it will remain unstable whatever security solution you choose. Try some basic Windows repair before you waste money.
 

Robbie

Level 29
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Malware Tester
I believe you should first try to settle: why is Kaspersky crashing/freezing your system? This is NOT a normal behaviour for any antivirus, not for Kaspersky of course. In my system, not only it doesn't trouble me, but it is also very light and unnoticeable.

So, first of all, my recommendation would be: make sure your system is running smoothly. Perform some disk checkups, make use of the DISM and SFC SCAN tools, and if everything fails, I'd recommend a clean Windows install, since random errors with security software is usually either a corrupted install, a corrupted SO, or incompatibilities with other software (make sure you're not trying to run Kaspersky along something else).

If your computer still refuses to take Kaspersky, first call the pope, and then try ESET Internet Security.
 

FrFc1908

Level 18
I am currently trialing eset internet sceurity and I am impressed with its lightness , scan speed and its non intrussive behavour. did try kaspery internet security before that and it was more noticeable on my sytem and heavier than eset. I would go for eset if I where you , but like others before stated it can be from a hd that is giving you errors , so you can check if this is the case with a program called HD TUNE ( which also has a free version ) , it checks for bad / unreadable sectors on your drive , you can download it from here :


good luck !
 

Zerion

Level 3
Verified
Thanks for all the posts guys, i truly appricaite it! And i also think it's so weird that this happend, but it went all away when i deleted kaspersky, and my computer runs smoothly now. I'll make sure to check out the alternatives, thanks for all the input! :)