Battle Eset vs Kaspersky Cloud Free vs Avast Free

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Malakke

Level 5
Jan 29, 2013
223
Hi friends. I'm looking for a non intrusive, set and forget solution for a friend. She's a total noob about this matter, but she has a bad habit of to visit the Dark Side.... I'm thinking if ESET paid o Kaspersky Cloud AV free, plus Ublock Origin or Adguard Extension. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance. Best regards
 
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ForgottenSeer 89360

Hi friends. I'm looking for a non intrusive, set and forget solution for a friend. She's a total noob about this matter, but she has a bad habit of to visit the Dark Side.... I'm thinking if ESET paid o Kaspersky Cloud AV free, plus Ublock Origin or Adguard Extension. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance. Best regards
I don’t know what you mean by Dark Side, I hope it’s not the dark web 😀
No AV can protect you from everything that’s lurking there.

In my opinion Kaspersky will be the best choice from these 3, as it displays less alerts than Avast Free and has better detection than ESET.
You can set heuristic analyses for file and web antivirus to max and you can also block access to legitimate remote support tools, which may prevent your friend from becoming a victim of tech support scam.
 

Freud2004

Level 9
Jun 26, 2020
412
Hello,

Kaspersky is one of the best applications you can install in terms of security. The question is not if you are 100% secure, but how hard is to infect a PC with Kaspersky on, and how good you have to be to do that.

I don't know what you mean with dark side, but in my case KIS (Kaspersky Internet Security) has been tested by me with success and with almost 100% efficacy, in porn sites, cracks, torrents, I am not a good example I go with frequency to these sites.

If dark side is dark web, Kaspersky extension is disposable for Thor. I don't go that much to dark web because almost every time I find child porno sites and that is a line i don't cross, so I have no interest in dark web, but I believe Kaspersky can protect you or your friend even there.
 

ErzCrz

Level 9
Verified
Aug 19, 2019
448
I might be worth running uBlock Origin extension in easy mode (the below mins the ** 3p-script, or medium mode with the below dynamic rules

* * 3p-frame block
* * 3p-script block
* com * noop
* gov * noop
* io * noop
* net * noop
* org * noop
* uk * noop

and then put this in My Filters

||HTTP://*$3p,~stylesheet,~image,~media

A lot of the bad stuff comes from 3rd party scripting etc. I would recommend Bitdefender Traffic Light as an addon as well.
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

Level 48
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Content Creator
Apr 24, 2016
3,777
I might be worth running uBlock Origin extension in easy mode (the below mins the ** 3p-script, or medium mode with the below dynamic rules

* * 3p-frame block
* * 3p-script block
* com * noop
* gov * noop
* io * noop
* net * noop
* org * noop
* uk * noop

and then put this in My Filters

||HTTP://*$3p,~stylesheet,~image,~media

A lot of the bad stuff comes from 3rd party scripting etc. I would recommend Bitdefender Traffic Light as an addon as well.
Good advice for more info see the thread here:
Bitdefender TrafficLight is not needed when using Kaspersky Security Cloud Free with its Kaspersky Protection extension in your browser.
Kaspersky is as good as (maybe even beter) than Bitdefender in protecting you from malware and phishing websites.
 

Spawn

Administrator
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Staff member
Jan 8, 2011
21,111
Enforcing the browser to block or prevent harmful sites is one key step that you have over-looked. Consider these Browser extensions; uBlock Origin, Adguard Ad-Blocker, Malwarebytes Browser Guard, Bitdefender TrafflicLight.

Avast and Kaspersky may prompt in-app Ads to upgrade to their paid tiers. This may be considered intrusive and something you will need to explain, should you choose either of these.

Paid options like ESET, won't guarantee the PC will remain malware free. I assume the PC is running Windows 10 Home.

Think of a recovery plan for the worse case scenario.
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

Level 48
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Content Creator
Apr 24, 2016
3,777
Enforcing the browser to block or prevent harmful sites is one key step that you have over-looked. Consider these Browser extensions; uBlock Origin, Adguard Ad-Blocker, Malwarebytes Browser Guard, Bitdefender TrafflicLight.
But please not all of them at the same time... (less is more).
1 adblocker: uBlock Origin or AdGuard.
1 security extension, but only when not provided by your av of choice (Avast/AVG and Kaspersky have their own extension): Bitdefender TrafficLight or Malwarebytes Browser Guard.
IMO the third (necessary) extension should be a password manager.
 

SecureKongo

Level 21
Verified
Malware Tester
Feb 25, 2017
1,062
Enforcing the browser to block or prevent harmful sites is one key step that you have over-looked. Consider these Browser extensions; uBlock Origin, Adguard Ad-Blocker, Malwarebytes Browser Guard, Bitdefender TrafflicLight.

Avast and Kaspersky may prompt in-app Ads to upgrade to their paid tiers. This may be considered intrusive and something you will need to explain, should you choose either of these.

Paid options like ESET, won't guarantee the PC will remain malware free. I assume the PC is running Windows 10 Home.

Think of a recovery plan for the worse case scenario.
I agree, Malwarebytes Browser Guard is one of the best extensions in terms of security. Kaspersky Security Cloud Free + Adguard + Malwarebytes Browser Guard won't fail her I'm sure. (y)
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

Level 48
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Content Creator
Apr 24, 2016
3,777
I agree, Malwarebytes Browser Guard is one of the best extensions in terms of security. Kaspersky Security Cloud Free + Adguard + Malwarebytes Browser Guard won't fail her I'm sure. (y)
I don't believe it's necessary with KSC free (because it has its own extension) and Kaspersky Security Cloud Free + uBlock Origin + Kaspersky protection will give him a faster browser.
 

SecureKongo

Level 21
Verified
Malware Tester
Feb 25, 2017
1,062
I don't believe it's necessary with KSC free (because it has its own extension) and Kaspersky Security Cloud Free + uBlock Origin + Kaspersky protection will give him a faster browser.
True, but I prefer the Malwarebytes extension after all. It blocks infected elements on the page instead of blocking the whole page like Kaspersky. But it's just personal preference. :)
 
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ForgottenSeer 89360

True, but I prefer the Malwarebytes extension after all. It blocks infected elements on the page instead of blocking the whole page like Kaspersky. But it's just personal preference. :)
On my tests it was always blocking the whole page... if it can block infected elements only, it is similar to Avast/AVG Web Shield, which can re-write the page without the problematic code (removes the whole <div>).
 

Moonhorse

Level 30
Verified
Content Creator
May 29, 2018
1,910
Depends what the dark side means, avast is probably good against torrent malware/adware as the behaviour blocker will act agressive

Ublock origin will block most rogue ads so avast & kaspersky do even, except kaspersky has better protection against phishing

I guess any of three is good pick
 

SecureKongo

Level 21
Verified
Malware Tester
Feb 25, 2017
1,062
On my tests it was always blocking the whole page... if it can block infected elements only, it is similar to Avast/AVG Web Shield, which can re-write the page without the problematic code (removes the whole <div>).
I have to admit I didn't check the extension out for quite a while,so I'm not in the position to still recommend it. When last checking it out it blocked an animated ad leading to an infected site. At least Malwarebytes said it's infected. That was quite some time ago, so I'm not sure how it's working now.
 
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