Software to Compare
Eset NOD32, Emaisoft AM, SAP + Avira add on, other
Activity usage
  1. Computer games
  2. Financial and sensitive documents
  3. Generic web browsing
  4. Streaming audio and video content from the Internet
  5. Downloading files from unfamiliar sites

ZeroDay

Level 29
Verified
Malware Tester
Eset have more options with finetuning, Emsi is just real solid. I have tried both recently, and Emsi came out as winner. Mostly because it was extremely light on my computer. Eset don't use much resources either though.
Has Emsi gotten lighter in recent versions? Last time I tried it I really liked the product but it was heavy on my machine and my machine falls into the high end category.
 

Kuonirath

Level 1
I would suggest either go with ESET Internet Security and keep Emsisoft Emergency Kit for scans or go with Emsisoft AntiMalware and keep ESET Online Scanner for scans. No matter which of the above you choose, remember that the best protection is the USER alongwith a properly configured BACKUP. The AV is ALWAYS the LAST layer of defense, NOT the FIRST.
I have a firewall and it is SpyShelter FW
 

Nevi

Level 7
Verified
Has Emsi gotten lighter in recent versions? Last time I tried it I really liked the product but it was heavy on my machine and my machine falls into the high end category.

It certainly feels that way. I used Webroot, and tried Emsi. I couldn't feel any difference. But it's probably up to each machine config.
 

Wraith

Level 13
Verified
Malware Tester
maybe it is like you say but spyshelter fw is not just FW , and for me it has other functions, I have lifetime licenses on ssfw
I know it's much much more than a firewall...since you have a lifetime licence keep it :D . I also have a lifetime licence for SpyShelter Premium.
 

LDogg

Level 33
Verified
Go with ESET Nod 32 in terms of this thread, covers you in Firewall, AV & more. Then add Macrium Reflect as a backup solution & add Syshardener as an OS hardening tool. Web Browser you can add Script & an adblocker, this should be very good with all layers covered for your protection buddy! Have fun reading and hope this help.

~LDogg
 

Kuonirath

Level 1
now that's how it looks with nod32 has hips, ssfw has hips and probably two hips in the system is a bit too much true?