Q&A Which Antivirus to purchase?

Discussion in 'General Security Discussions' started by low L!fe, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. steel9

    steel9 Level 3

    Jun 23, 2017
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    F-Secure
    From what I know, Norton Antivirus and Norton Internet Security is merged into Norton Security.
     
  2. Sher

    Sher Level 10

    Mar 17, 2014
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    Kaspersky
    Windows Defenfer is really solid now. But, if you really need to buy, go for Kaspersky.
     
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  3. 212eta

    212eta Level 7

    May 11, 2011
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    There's no need to buy.;)
     
  4. Paul Lee

    Paul Lee Level 9

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    They all offer 30 day trials. Why not try them out?
     
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  5. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
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    Jan 8, 2011
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    Buying an Antivirus/Suite software is a waste of time and money.
    • Improve your security knowledge and awareness
    • Implement a backup plan
    • If you want additional security, invest in non-AV security solutions
    If you use Windows 10, upgrade to latest stable build for the most up to date security features that Windows Defender can offer.
     
  6. ravi prakash saini

    Apr 22, 2015
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    Kaspersky
    for real security no antivirus is required .for peace of mind I will go for kaspersky.
     
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  7. DeepWeb

    DeepWeb Level 9

    Jul 1, 2017
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    Emsisoft
    I hope it's not too late. None from the store. Go to Wilders Security or check the Giveaway section here on MT and get one with a big discount or even a 1 year free license. I think Zemana still has their 751 day license. Just use WD and ZAM and you're already at the level of protection of anything you have to pay for.

    :)
     
  8. outlawxtorn

    outlawxtorn Level 2

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    I suggest downloading a trial of Emsisoft and see how you like it. Of the three listed, I'd pick Kaspersky.
     
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  9. Windows Defender Shill

    Apr 28, 2017
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    Webroot
    That's the fist time I've seen a Bitdefender box.

    And they put some stupid guy on it

    Instead of the awesome cyber wolf dragon creature.
     
  10. RoboMan

    RoboMan Level 17
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    Everything relies on what specifications your computer possesses. Since all those options are great, i would suggest you go with the lightest one that does not sacrifice your performance. Don't waste your money on poducts that may slow down your system.

    My recommendation: download free trials for those programs and test how they perform on your system (one at a time!). Come to a conclusion by yourself.

    If no problems are found with all of them, i would go with Kaspersky.
     
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  11. ShadicTheHedgehog

    Nov 11, 2017
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    Zemana
    I recommend you purchase Emsisoft or Norton or G Data.
     
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  12. Dhruv2193

    Dhruv2193 Level 3

    Nov 7, 2016
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    Emsisoft
    I would recommend emsisoft or kaspersky. You can judge which of the 2 or any other software to buy by installing the trial versions.
     
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  13. low L!fe

    low L!fe Level 3

    Oct 11, 2014
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    BitDefender
    I'm confused between BitDefender and kaspersky!!!!!
     
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  14. pablozi

    pablozi Level 22
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    Jun 14, 2011
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    It's the choice you need to make so once again I suggest to try the trial versions of both and choose the one you like the most.
     
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  15. Weebarra

    Weebarra Level 7

    Apr 5, 2017
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    Kaspersky
    Either one will serve you well but on a personal note, i have used both of them and prefer Kaspersky mainly because Bitdefender didn't perform very well on my system (W7) and you can configure more with Kaspersky if you wish so that gets my vote but please take the advice given above and test the trial versions first to see which suits you better then make your choice based on your own experience.
     
  16. bribon77

    bribon77 Level 10

    Jul 6, 2017
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    Emsisoft
    I think I will repeat what the Companions have said. Try a Bitdefender month and another Kaspersky month and draw your own conclusions.
     
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  17. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
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    May 16, 2011
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    Emsisoft
    Here is Emsisoft Anti-Malware , 30-days free trial.

    Then:

    - if you buy for more than one machine/year, it is cheaper , we have an actual promotion running Emsisoft | Buy Anti-Malware Software For Your Home
    - if once you buy EAM, you persuade a friend/family to try it , your license duration is extended by one month; if they buy EAM; you gains 6 months ! i dont think other vendors does that. :)
     
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  18. Brie

    Brie New Member

    Jan 1, 2018
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    BitDefender
    i read that kaspersky is acting with russia against the usa and it's allies. it could have a back door in it. i will not pay for kaspersky. the money would help putin's aggression.

    i got a deal for bitdefender total security for $20. i can not do any thing else, while doing a full scan. it takes all the PC power. i have a core i5 processor and 8GB of memory. Emsisoft emergency kit also takes all my PC power. i will do a full scan with zemana free, only.
     
  19. roger_m

    roger_m Level 12

    Dec 4, 2014
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    Panda
    You can't believe everything you read. There is no actual proof, to back up the claims.
     
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  20. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
    Developer

    May 16, 2011
    17,163
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    Community manager
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    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    so you have a problem somewhere, because i have a old laptop (i5 3230 & 6Gb RAM) and Emsisoft is running smooth.
     
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