Which Security Suite is the best for a PC with low specs?

  • Kaspersky Internet Security 2018

  • Bitdefender Internet Security 2018

  • ESET Internet Security

  • Avast Internet Security 2018

  • Emsisoft Anti-Malware

  • Other (Specify in thread)

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Kaspersky internet security 2018.
Bitdefender internet security 2018.
ESET internet security 2018.
AVAST internet security 2018.
Emsisoft Anti Malware.
Other (mentioned in comments).
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I need the most effective yet lightest suite.

ameri9595

Level 1
Hello all.. :):D

The important specs to know are as following:


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I use my laptop for Movies, Internet Browsing, Microsoft Office, Some Engineering Applications like Matlab and Simlink, Photoshop, and I'm constantly downloading..

I'm an advanced user, hence not fooled by spamming materials but I've been infected by Flashdrives, and sometimes by "well-made" infected internet files.





I'm willing to hear your opinions :)
Thank you.
 
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Mahesh Sudula

Level 16
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Malware Tester
Hello all.. :):D

The important specs to know are as following:


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I use my laptop for Movies, Internet Browsing, Microsoft Office, Some Engineering Applications like Matlab and Simlink, Photoshop, and I'm constantly downloading..

I'm an advanced user, hence not fooled by spamming materials but I've been infected by Flashdrives, and sometimes by "well-made" infected internet files.

I have the following in mind:





I'm willing to hear your opinions :)
Thank you.
As per requirements i can say few av's not on your list. Don't over estimate any AV than yourself and get infected.
If you want Dis Infection capability then :
Dr WEB(Russia)
G Data (Germany)
Kaspersky (Russia) are your choices
else;
Bit Defender and Emsisoft are good enough as standalone AV
 

ameri9595

Level 1
As per requirements i can say few av's not on your list. Don't over estimate any AV than yourself and get infected.
If you want Dis Infection capability then :
Dr WEB(Russia)
G Data (Germany)
Kaspersky (Russia) are your choices
else;
Bit Defender and Emsisoft are good enough as standalone AV
But depending on lightweight, EAM would be better than BD wouldn't it?..

I've also noticed than you're talking bout AVs, so you suggest that an Internet Security suite isn't needed in my case?

Thank you.
 
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illumination

Windows 7 with those specs, i would recommend Eset out of your choices. It is a full suite, many options and very light. Of course, system specs are not the only consideration you should be looking at, as it will depend on what you use the system for mainly, and also your knowledge and what you are comfortable with.
 

Huchim

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I won't reccomend Eset because it fails easy with flashdrive virus. Kaspersky my first option with some tweak to make it more friendly with your pc or Bitdefender. Both offer great protection.
 
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ameri9595

Level 1
Windows 7 with those specs, i would recommend Eset out of your choices. It is a full suite, many options and very light. Of course, system specs are not the only consideration you should be looking at, as it will depend on what you use the system for mainly, and also your knowledge and what you are comfortable with.
I'd like to add that I've previously used ESET IS 8 for a year..

It got me infected with a silly "installation byproduct", kind of an adware that turned really ugly, changing my homepage forcefully and refuses to uninstall, it also spread, downloaded and installed other programs on my system, it was a mess really.
 
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Robbie

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As for that operating system and hardware, I think Kaspersky will be a pain in the RAM.

I would suggest against using BitDefender or Kaspersky on your PC. Hardware-related.

My recommendation would be:

  • ESET Internet Security (tweaked for maximum settings)
  • OSArmor (NoVirusThanks, free)

This combo will give you a really light consumption experience and the extra help with USB malware or little details ESET generally can't handle.
 
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illumination

I'd like to add that I've previously used ESET IS 8 for a year..

It got me infected with a silly "installation byproduct", kind of an adware that turned really ugly, changing my homepage forcefully and refuses to uninstall, it also spread, downloaded and installed other programs on my system, it was a mess really.
Eset did not get you infected, you did if you clicked through an installer quickly and did not untick those associated PUP's/PUA's. If you approach security with the thought in mind, that it should protect you from unsafe habits, you're going to find yourself cleaning that system often, regardless of which product you chose.
 

Raiden

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Eset did not get you infected, you did if you clicked through an installer quickly and did not untick those associated PUP's/PUA's. If you approach security with the thought in mind, that it should protect you from unsafe habits, you're going to find yourself cleaning that system often, regardless of which product you chose.
True words! No security solution is a 100% perfect, there always has to be some form of user awareness no matter how good the product may be.
 

Mahesh Sudula

Level 16
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Malware Tester
But depending on lightweight, EAM would be better than BD wouldn't it?..

I've also noticed than you're talking bout AVs, so you suggest that an Internet Security suite isn't needed in my case?

Thank you.
No way Emsisoft is better than Bitdefender
Bitdefender is matured powerful BB all round AV suite -internet Security**
Emsisoft is a power house AV which thoroughly focuses on keeping malware away. It lacks Spam Module and its one engine is Bitdefender. I think you got the answer.
Emsisoft is out of my system for the past > 1 yr..Over active BB..Flags each and every action as suspicious until a cloud query arrives. Lacks Disinfection and a spam Module.It doesnt satisfy for its COST
Use both and get along with 1
My choice Bit Defender
 

Slyguy

Level 42
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Run, don't walk to buy K7 Internet Security. Cheap, legit licenses on Ebay too!

K7 Internet Security is so light, it actually feels like you don't have an AV installed. It's protection is seemingly great based on AVC's last few rounds with it, scoring on par with Kaspersky lately... IS version has traditional HIPS (AV one doesn't), and they use Commtouch/Cyren for Web Filtration which is a solid web filtration database. Also they have a REAL firewall with IPS.

K7 will run on a 15 year old door stop.
 

baddogai

Level 1
ESET in my humble opinion. Regarding your adware issue be sure to turn on PUP detection in the settings in ESET (or any antivirus for that matter). You can always use 30 days trial to decide for yourself.
 

Mahesh Sudula

Level 16
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Malware Tester
Run, don't walk to buy K7 Internet Security. Cheap, legit licenses on Ebay too!

K7 Internet Security is so light, it actually feels like you don't have an AV installed. It's protection is seemingly great based on AVC's last few rounds with it, scoring on par with Kaspersky lately... IS version has traditional HIPS (AV one doesn't), and they use Commtouch/Cyren for Web Filtration which is a solid web filtration database. Also they have a REAL firewall with IPS.

K7 will run on a 15 year old door stop.
Hmm..K7 is good. I have a 20 yr (Gold License) of Ultimate Security
As far my tests goes.. its pro active is quite good against Trojans, Cryptolockers and ok against Ransomwares.
Its anti-phishing sucks..i can say almost Non-existent..But very accurate malicious URL blocking.
Regarding CYREN..i highly doubt this because i used him for more than a year . Confirm with K7 and let me know
 

baddogai

Level 1
Hmm..K7 is good. I have a 20 yr (Gold License) of Ultimate Security
As far my tests goes.. its pro active is quite good against Trojans, Cryptolockers and ok against Ransomwares.
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How is its PUP detection and firewall? And how much does it cost? This is one antivirus product I'm curious about.
 
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