TRUE my friend. I should have given Microsoft a chance but then again I remembered that Windows is the only OS(that I know) which supports exe(the common format of malwares) files. So no free lunch for you, my windowsWhy nobody says Microsoft?
They offer: antivirus, antimalware, antiexploit, firewall, network protection, reputation service, attack surface reduction... and all for free
SEP is intended primarily for a business environment where the IT guy manages multiple PCs, but you could use it as a single user on a regular PC if you want to. You pay a few dollars a month for the subscription.Sorry if I am wrong but aren't the Symantec brand and Endpoint Protection meant for servers and workstations?
Sorry if I am wrong but aren't the Symantec brand and Endpoint Protection meant for servers and workstations?
As he said, SEP if properly set is way stronger than any options in tbe poll.SEP is intended primarily for a business environment where the IT guy manages multiple PCs, but you could use it as a single user on a regular PC if you want to. You pay a few dollars a month for the subscription.
I find that Trend causes very noticeable slowdowns, so it's not something I would ever use, or recommend to others.The above products are cost effective, provides optimum security level and not performance eaters>
At least Panda doesn't cause any noticeable slowdowns.Removing G Data from the poll and introducing CARTOON Av's like Panda, Mcafee doesn't sound good
May be true..but their Home versions are next to obsolete.I find that Trend causes very noticeable slowdowns, so it's not something I would ever use, or recommend to others.
At least Panda doesn't cause any noticeable slowdowns.
While I haven't tested G-Data myself, I have heard nothing but good things about it and as for Kaspersky, I have tried their 2019 IS and I have to admit that it is wayyyyy faster and lighter than their 2018, heck I will go so far as to say that it is almost at par with ESET IS in terms of lightness.Simple looking at the hub tests and improvement over these years:
G Data , Kaspersky, Trend
Reason: G data, Kaspersky --> maintain clean status against most of the tests we threw at it(I did a lot of nasty ground work especially with these both) , Modules are signature independent, Very good balanced protection, Fp's are minimal, Last but not least both of these guys have very good IT security background, Sound Knowledge and patents.
Trend: For the improvement it shown over these years, Cost effective, Does the job securely, Intelligent Pro active modules with signatures(mediocore though),
The above products are cost effective, provides optimum security level and not performance eaters> Satisfy all the requirements <
Removing G Data from the poll and introducing CARTOON Av's like Panda, Mcafee doesn't sound good
While it depends mainly on PC configuration, I have noticed drastic reduction in system performance while going from ESET 11 to Mcafee Internet Security and from Kaspersky 2019 to BitDefender 2019 and that was with an i5 7600K, 16GB RAM, Win 7 and a 1TB SSD.May be true..but their Home versions are next to obsolete.
Slow down is not a pro for any security products..from my side
i vote for only protection mechanisms..since no AV vendor is that mad at spiking up the resources at least from recent years
Any product without a properly scripted uninstaller does slightly annoy me.. It really isn't all that difficult to construct an installer, they're basically GUI based these days. I used to build uninstallers for a pretty big firm way way back and know how they work. But it's pure laziness when companies don't bother to 'cleanly' uninstall their programs. Side note: I noticed Emsisoft and Cylance are perfect with their uninstallers.For Proactive Defense, I will always go for Comodo. But if you ever want to upgrade or uninstall, be prepared for a nightmare
Yes with those settings it will be hard for normal malware to bypass Panda since it will alert on every unknown process execution. Personally I would suggest you to harden you OS with SysHardener portable. It's a one time run and forget tool. Panda and SysHardener make a solid combo in my opinion.