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Best Paid Security Suites


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#1 RJ350z

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:41 PM


Hey guys, I'm looking for some information on the best paid security suites. I realize there are pretty decent free alternatives, but they don't make use of a firewall and I really don't want to mess with Windows Firewall or download another version. Rather than using multiple programs, I want to simply use one suite and I have no problem paying a few bucks a year for a good one. Trying to decide between Norton, Kaspersky or Trend Micro right now.

Also, are there any good websites that show information comparing the effectiveness of each?

Obviously, vendor websites are useless since they all claim to be the very best.. :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:55 PM

I've been using Norton Internet Security 2010 for over a year now (started with 2009), and I extremely pleased. This is the only Norton product I would recommend - do not opt for Norton 360.

It installs incredibly fast, can be used on up to 3 PC's, runs silently in the background, does not bug the s*** out of you asking for permissions, very small resource usage (usually 6-12 MB's), and automatically updates every 6-14 minutes. There are free programs out there that do just as good a job, but they do not offer the convenience of a suite. You install it and forget it. If you like doing manual updates, checking for new versions, etc., then go with something else. I would rather be doing other things than checking my security.

Here is one link you can look at, I'm sure there are others: http://internet-security-suite-review.toptenreviews.com/

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:56 PM

I use ESET's Smart Security! :thumbsup:
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:43 PM

I've been using Norton Internet Security 2010 for over a year now (started with 2009), and I extremely pleased. This is the only Norton product I would recommend - do not opt for Norton 360.

It installs incredibly fast, can be used on up to 3 PC's, runs silently in the background, does not bug the s*** out of you asking for permissions, very small resource usage (usually 6-12 MB's), and automatically updates every 6-14 minutes. There are free programs out there that do just as good a job, but they do not offer the convenience of a suite. You install it and forget it. If you like doing manual updates, checking for new versions, etc., then go with something else. I would rather be doing other things than checking my security.

Here is one link you can look at, I'm sure there are others: http://internet-security-suite-review.toptenreviews.com/


What you described is exactly what I'm looking for. I just don't want to have to be bothered with worrying about constantly making sure its updated and everything. Thanks very much.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:52 PM

I'd go with either of the latest versions of Norton Internet Security or Kaspersky Internet Security.


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Posted 19 January 2010 - 10:46 PM

fwiw, I use KIS 2010 currently and have used a version of theirs for over 5 years.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 10:58 PM

I realize there are pretty decent free alternatives, but they don't make use of a firewall

Comodo Internet Security has both antivirus and firewall.

http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-securi...et-security.php
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Posted 20 January 2010 - 12:57 AM

For many years I have been hooked on ZoneAlarm (which uses the Kaspersky scan engine)Antivirus which comes with a firewall. I love it and because I have shut off the alerts for the firewall I never get bothered with popups alerting to things it does. It does have an operating system firewall so if I am installing something or using a program for the first time and have not already given permission for the program, it will give me a popup for that program but I like that as it lets me know that nothing is going to be installed on my system without me knowing about it. It is really easy to configure and for the most part it just does its thing without bothing me.

I can also use it to stop programs from inserting themselves into my startup and I really like that since many programs do not have an option in them to keep them from doing that and they will do it even when they are not being used.

I do not use their extreme suite just the antivirus with firewall and that costs 39.99 to start and 19.99 each year to renew and it can be used on up to 3 computers. It is pretty easy on system resources, I only have 640 meg of ram and it does not slow my system down at all.

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 06:07 AM

I realize there are pretty decent free alternatives, but they don't make use of a firewall

Comodo Internet Security has both antivirus and firewall.

http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-securi...et-security.php

+1 on Comodo, I have no idea why anyone would pay for a security suite when Comodo is available to home users for free.
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 02:53 PM

I have no idea why anyone would pay for a security suite when Comodo is available to home users for free.

Because I have had less than satisfactory results in the past with COMODO products. I found an alternative that worked far superior and was willing to pay for it and have no regrets doing so.

This is not to say I discourage use of them by others. I merely state my personal experience left much to be desired.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 05:38 PM

I realize there are pretty decent free alternatives, but they don't make use of a firewall

Comodo Internet Security has both antivirus and firewall.

http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-securi...et-security.php


I agree :thumbsup: However I have heard that their AV isn't the best, I only use their firewall.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 06:45 PM

I have no idea why anyone would pay for a security suite when Comodo is available to home users for free.

Because I have had less than satisfactory results in the past with COMODO products. I found an alternative that worked far superior and was willing to pay for it and have no regrets doing so.

This is not to say I discourage use of them by others. I merely state my personal experience left much to be desired.

YMMV


Same goes for me. It's also too much effort for my parents to configure and I have no problem paying for one I know that's good. Currently I'm probably going to choose Norton for my desktop and Kaspersky for my laptop. This way they can both scan my shared network drives. :thumbsup:

They both seem very good, and recommended by many users.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 07:57 PM

ESET is also highly recommended by many users.
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 08:36 PM

I'd go with either of the latest versions of Norton Internet Security or Kaspersky Internet Security.

I agree. You could also look at AV-Comparatives, particularly their dynamic test, and AV-test for test results.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 12:57 AM

I appreciate all the replies guys. Thank you, you've all helped very much. I'm gonna have to try ESET in the future too. It seems Norton, Kaspersky, and ESET are all awesome in terms of protection.




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