Help Me Decide Which AV is better?

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Which AV is better overall?

  1. Kaspersky Internet Security

    39.4%
  2. ESET Internet Securty

    12.5%
  3. Emsisoft Anti Malware

    25.0%
  4. Bitdefender Internet Security

    6.7%
  5. Norton Internet Security

    2.9%
  6. Other (Please Comment)

    13.5%
  1. ItsReallyMe

    ItsReallyMe Level 2

    Dec 21, 2017
    52
    137
    Model
    Los Angeles
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    What I am most interested about:
    • Exclusive Features & Functionality
    I am curious which AV is better?
     
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  2. amico81

    amico81 Level 6

    Jan 10, 2017
    298
    1,197
    Germany
    Windows 10
    G-Data
    These 5 av's are all very good for home users. So you should change your question. What is more important for you? Lightness? Userfriendly GUI?
     
  3. Sr. Normal 2.0

    Sr. Normal 2.0 Level 5
    Trusted

    Sep 14, 2016
    235
    6,280
    Talavera, España
    Windows 10
    Norton
    May I vote for "others" ? ;)

    I do not know your navigation habits, if all the software you have is legal, your tastes about the interaction with your antivirus ... Impossible to answer.
     
  4. Overkill

    Overkill Level 30
    Trusted

    Feb 15, 2012
    2,105
    1,997
    USA
    Windows 7
    Default-Deny
    Kaspersky is a spy these days, so it shouldn't even be a choice. I vote Emsisoft although Eset is a strong second
     
  5. maanastr

    maanastr Level 3

    Mar 1, 2013
    137
    240
    India
    My personal opinion is blindly go for ESET. :love::cool:
     
  6. elquenunca

    elquenunca Level 1

    Dec 23, 2017
    3
    14
    españa
    Windows 10
    ESET
    kaspersky-eset
     
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  7. brod56

    brod56 Level 11

    Feb 13, 2017
    543
    1,517
    Studant
    Portugal
    Windows 10
    Default-Deny
    I chose Bitdefender, because it is my personal favorite, but there's no way to answer correctly without knowing your needs and habits.
     
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  8. Dhruv2193

    Dhruv2193 Level 3

    Nov 7, 2016
    52
    173
    India
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    Emsisoft and Kaspersky
     
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  9. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome Level 19

    May 7, 2016
    900
    7,040
    Student
    India
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    Which AV is better?
    Try yourself...:)
    EAM and avast.(y)
     
  10. ifacedown

    ifacedown Level 17

    Jan 31, 2014
    824
    823
    Windows 10
    Microsoft
    Emsisoft: Because it is in the middle ground of every type of user.

    If you love tweaks, EAM has something to offer, though not exhaustive.
    If you are a gamer, definitely, EAM is a winner, so light and unobtrusive.
    If you like online shopping, it has a decent web filter and BB.
    If you have an old, low-end system, EAM is the best choice (along with ESET), super light and fast.

    But...
    If you prefer Parental Controls, among the list, EAM is the only one that doesn't offer it.
    Super features? Or bloat as others call it? Then, BitDefender. If features only that are needed for security, then Kaspersky is your best choice.

    For the average user, those who are not geeky, I will recommend Emsisoft - less notifications, fast, light, and no deep learning curve. Its BB notifications are also so fine-tuned now to be unobtrusive.
     
  11. tim one

    tim one Level 18
    Trusted AV Tester

    Jul 31, 2014
    885
    8,975
    Europe
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    An antivirus doesn't make a Windows system 100% secure because the intelligence of the user is fundamental.
    The wrong concept of the best antivirus often comes from the faith in a product and from the hope that that product really protects your PC.
    Rely on testing and experience, and as you can easily observe, the reality is often different from the common opinions.
     
  12. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
    Developer

    May 16, 2011
    17,161
    29,615
    Community manager
    Vietnam & France
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    The thing is people often look for the strongest one technically and they forget the most important things: "which one i can handle the best?"
    Useless to have a Tank if you don't know how to drive it...

    An old sage once said: "without control, power means nothing"
     
  13. ItsReallyMe

    ItsReallyMe Level 2

    Dec 21, 2017
    52
    137
    Model
    Los Angeles
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    can I use EAM with ESET IS? (Maybe turning off real-time protection of ESET)
     
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  14. tim one

    tim one Level 18
    Trusted AV Tester

    Jul 31, 2014
    885
    8,975
    Europe
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    It is not a good idea, turning off the real-time module does not resolve the problem, the drivers still run in the background.
     
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  15. Pano

    Pano Level 1

    Dec 10, 2017
    8
    33
    Hungary
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    I'm not recommend it.
    You can use Emsisoft Emergency Kit as second scanner but ESET you can't. If you need ESET beside EAM use their on-line scanner as needed.
     
  16. kuttan

    kuttan Level 9

    May 9, 2015
    404
    1,589
    Windows 10
    BitDefender
    Which AV doesn't spy on its users ?:unsure:
     
  17. kuttan

    kuttan Level 9

    May 9, 2015
    404
    1,589
    Windows 10
    BitDefender
    I voted others. With Windows 10 Fall Creators Update WD(PUP enabled) + Windows Firewall + UAC+ Norton DNS + Firefox-uBlock Origin combo + sensible browsing offers strong protection for free. 3rd party anti virus softwares these days not only costs money for no major benefits but have considerable potential in messing up with Windows OS integrity and security.
     
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  18. CMLew

    CMLew Level 22

    Oct 30, 2015
    1,140
    2,909
    Registered Safety Practitioner
    Singapore
    Windows 10
    Default-Deny
    The Best Long-term cost-savings AV: Emsisoft Anti-Malware.
    If you ask which is the better AV among those, I cant answer. All are decently good, otherwise, they wouldnt be here.
     
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  19. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
    Developer

    May 16, 2011
    17,161
    29,615
    Community manager
    Vietnam & France
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    From our feedbacks, EAM and ESET (all modules "on") is one of the rare cases functioning without long-term issues.
    However i won't recommend to do it.
     
  20. Syafiq

    Syafiq Level 7

    May 8, 2017
    330
    2,132
    Student
    Indonesia
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    No, you shouldn't do it ! But you can use Eset Online Scanner as an on-demand scanner alongside EAM :)
     
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