bribon77

Level 34
Verified
Thanks all for the suggestion, now I am only in doubt between ESET and Kaspersky.
Well, it depends on a lot of things.
1: what kind of PC you have
2: if you leave the AV by default or configure. if Kasperky is configured it can be much lighter than it is.
3: what kind of user you are, if you are risky or not.
In any case Eset by default is lighter, if that's what matters to you and it doesn't stop being a great AV. (I've always liked Kasperky, though. In terms of security)
 

mlnevese

Level 22
Verified
I've been struggling in recent tests with ESET, finding it hard to survive against sophisticated malware. I've always been a fan, but the lack of Application Control module and BB gives one a bit of a worry for those malware that aren't included on the pack of signatures. I would go with Kaspersky all the way.
When using Eset always have the HIPS rules that make it default deny all scripts, Word macros, etc. Script launchers are one of the main infection vectors nowadays. The instructions are here:

 
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Mahesh Sudula

Level 17
Verified
As far as Lightness is concerned Eset wins..however protection mechanisms are not top tier still has a lot of hiccups against unknown malware's.
Overall choose Kaspersky free version that has enough protection capabilities overall.
If you really like signatures include Avira as well.
Probably test all of the above on ur machine..and choose what fits you.
Recommendation from one end doesn't fit (need not ) fit the requirements and tastes @ other end.
 

Sunshine-boy

Level 27
Verified
g1ann191
Eset IS + WD SmartScreen(for EXE ) is solid. you can also Enable Eset parental control it works at network level and filters bad IPs(network wide for all application) and URLs(on the browser)
soon Eset will add a BB like protection to all Eset products.
 

RodM1956

Level 4
Do what I'm doing...I also added Avira Web Extension.

Panda is extremely fast on my PC. So as of tonight I am running the above. (Panda, Webroot, and WFC)...

Panda is fast, but seems to have some weaknesses in protection, Webroot claims compatibility with all AV's, and it is also fast on my PC
 

Nevi

Level 7
Verified
g1ann191
Eset IS + WD SmartScreen(for EXE ) is solid. you can also Enable Eset parental control it works at network level and filters bad IPs(network wide for all application) and URLs(on the browser)
soon Eset will add a BB like protection to all Eset products.

Do you have more info about a coming BB from Eset? I tried to seek, but couldn't find any info.
 

Paul Lee

Level 10
Verified
Honestly, I think it all comes down to your system specs. For instance, Bitdefender might be light for some and heavy for others. Vice versa for ESET, Kaspersky etc. The only way to find out would be to actually use the products and test them for yourself to see how they react with your machine. Personally, I find ESET to be quite lightweight, but that's only from personal experience with my own machine :giggle:
 
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