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#1 benjaminavi1994

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 05:30 AM

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I understand this topic has been debated 100`s of times.But can anyone help me make the choice between Kaspersky and Norton


I did use to use Free product like Avira,MBAM but From now me dad gonna use the PC mostly and I`ll be away He not tech savvy!

Hence Have to go in for a AV Which has all feature like AntiPhising etc..etc


Norton Internet Security Costs INR Rs 1,220


While Kaspersky costs INR Rs 890


Kaspersky does have a lot features but my parents not so computer savvy so Chance are they might not use the extra features!


Kaspersky has got bad Results in the MRG test Results while Norton has done O.K.


I have used Kaspersky in Past but it seems new version cause system slowdown


i dono whether it is better to save rs 300 go with Kaspersky or may invest 300 more and go with Norton



I have used Kaspersky in past and it does offer good protection I understand difference between product is just about a few bells/Alerts.


But does spending INR Rs 300 more really Justify??


If I get hit by Downloader/Trojan I have to pay a visit to malware Removal section


Let it be I`m using Kaspersky/Norton right!

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 05:42 AM

Use whatever fits your budget.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 05:50 AM

Hi


thanks for the reply



which one would you choose?


i`m trying to save some money would not want to trade off protection MRG Flash tst Reults are not really good For Kaspersky Eset

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:00 AM

Choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference, your needs, your technical ability and experience, features offered, user friendliness, ease of updating (and upgrading to new program release), ease of installation/removal, available technical support from the vendor and price. Other factors to consider include detection rates and methods, scanning engine effectiveness, how often virus definitions are updated, the amount of resources the program utilizes, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. A particular anti-virus that works well for one person may not work as well for another. There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no best anti-virus. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs. For more specific information to consider, please read Choosing Your Anti-virus Software.

With that said, given the two choices you presented, I would choose Kaspersky.
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Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:13 AM

I am in agreement with Quetman7 with regards to Kaspersky, however, can you post the system specs for which this will be used on?

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:36 AM

Core 2 duo E7400

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:39 AM

What operating system as well?

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:53 AM

Vista SP2 bus..

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:57 AM

I would first Download a 30 Day Trial and see how it performs on that system with a full scan. If you are satisfied then purchase it. However, if you want an easy to use and light weight AV, then I recommend Microsoft Security Essentials which is a free Anti-Virus Solution with updates to its definitions done via Windows Updates.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 07:10 AM

Hi cryptodan


As I mentioned in the first post I was happy with avira and MBam but as I mentioned I`m gonna leave,, my Dad is the only one who will use the Pc so want a Antivirus that has antiphising,antipsyware,Firewall updates fast does not irritate the user much


In generally speaking install and forget

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 07:29 AM

In generally speaking install and forget

There is no such anti-virus which you can install and forget. Regular checking for program and database definitions as well as scheduled scans is required or the anti-virus will quickly become outdated. You are going to have to sit down with your Dad and teach him how to do this things.

I understand where you are coming from...wanting everything to be easy for him but its just not that simple.
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Posted 03 May 2011 - 07:37 AM

Thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 07:42 AM

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 12:49 PM

Hi



Just to Update the Post



Have Purchased Kaspersky and installed it version 11.0.1.400


Purchased from a Dealer,


Kaspersky cost just INR Rs 580 While Norton Cost Rs 1080


So, Stuck with Kaspersky

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 01:43 PM

Good choice!
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