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#1 sniper8752

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:12 PM

would you recommend kasperskey? i heard it was good, and am curious as to trying it out becuause i have stayed with free software (avg, avast!) for a long time... what do you recommend?

thanks.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:20 PM

You ask a very common question. Please take a look at our very own quietman7's topic: Answers to common security questions: Prevention & Choosing an Anti-virus or Firewall

As for your specific question about Kaspersky, I was a long time user until recently. Kaspersky has become more bloated and cumbersome and I have since switched to a different vendor. I would not personally recommend Kaspersky any longer. This is not to say it isn't a quality product, just that it no longer fits my needs. One size does not fit all. With many vendors offering free trials, it is wise to try before you buy if you go the paid route.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 02:43 AM

Hi,

ZoneAlarm uses the same scan engine as Kaspersky but costs a lot less. I have used it for years and won't even consider using anything else. I am not using the latest version because I am happy with the version from just a little over a year ago and see no reason to change.

I do not find it to be resourse intensive at all. In fact, it says it requires 1 gig of ram and I am running it with only 640 meg of ram and it does not slow my system at all.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 12:48 PM

i've heard of zone alarm. i have heard a lot of users use it and like it. do you use it just for the firewall(free version)? which version do you use? what are they known for? i currently use avast!, and have never had an issue with it. i also know that avg and Microsoft security essentials are another respectable source.

also, how they stack up against windows 7 firewall?

also i was looking on cnet, and saw that zonealarm got bad reviews, and comodo firewall (which i use to have) and pc tools firewall plus have better reviews. just curious as to what you think about these. i am always willing to go out and try new things =D

Edited by sniper8752, 13 January 2012 - 01:01 PM.


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Posted 13 January 2012 - 01:29 PM

Just remember that bad reviews are made by those who have problems with a program. Not everyone will experience issues with it. Sometimes a security program simply does not play nice with a system.

I agree with this and I often tell people to take it for a test drive before purchasing.

One size does not fit all. With many vendors offering free trials, it is wise to try before you buy if you go the paid route.



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Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:57 AM

Hi,

I use the Antivirus/Firewall that cost 29.95 and I prefer it to any other Antivirus program out there, free or otherwise.

I have no knowledge of the Windows 7 firewall as I am using XP.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:23 AM

Kaspersky is good, but try Avira First it's the best Free Anti-virus.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 03:53 PM

Hi,

I use the Antivirus/Firewall that cost 29.95 and I prefer it to any other Antivirus program out there, free or otherwise.

I have no knowledge of the Windows 7 firewall as I am using XP.


That's what I do, too. I've used ZoneAlarm's firewall for years and recently added the AV after being less than satisfied with Norton, McAfee, and Kaspersky. I supplement it with Super Anti-Spyware and now rarely have any problem (and I go places on the internet I shouldn't).

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 05:45 PM

how does the zone alarm firewall stand against windows 7 firewall?

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 03:29 PM

I don't know. I've never used any of the windows firewalls.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:04 AM

Kaspersky is good, but it needs lots of "resourses"(RAM). I have been using it for years, I'm satisfied.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:41 AM

I have no beef with Kasperski, I use a few of the tools they offer, but I tend to recommend Microsoft Security Essentials because it is free, does it's job well enough, and leaves you alone. For most end users, I think that and Malwarebytes' Antimalware are all you need. Security starts with safe browsing habits, after all. Everyone is different, however, and I agree with Queen-Evie and Animal on that point.
edited for spelling

Edited by Required Field, 09 February 2012 - 10:42 AM.

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