Battle Alternative Required. Kaspersky Internet Security vs...?

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Level 6
Thread author
Apr 5, 2017
Hi all.

I'm looking for something alternative to KIS. With the latest web browsing issue that wont be fixed for up to ~4 weeks, and the issue with it destroying all my email attachments around 9-12 months ago I'm on the look out for something else.

I've been looking on here at the threads, the videos, the comparisons and I cant make my mind up!

What's everyone else's thoughts?

Firewall included would preferred, unless there's a reason it's not needed?

Thanks in advance :)


Level 71
Top Poster
Content Creator
Oct 9, 2016
Just tried ESET Smart Security Premium with default settings and SSL/TLS disabled as this is handled by my Adguard for Desktop. I don't like it for 2 reasons

1) I find surfing a bit slow
2) It blocked many sites I want to go to like download movies etc

My just-expired KIS don't exhibit these issues

Too bad I missed the free giveaway Bitdefender Smart Security while testing ESET

Guess I'll need to go back to KIS. Hopefully, the servers of Kaspersky will not face ban in other countries so as not to affect its performance

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