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#1 10 Beers

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:58 AM

I recently won 'CA Internet Security Suite' from a contest sponsered by them that shall remain blameless.
I was wondering about it. Any thoughts, advice, warnings?
I've installed it and, so far, it seems to do what it's supposed to do, as far as I can tell.
All I get, now and again, is a system tray pop-up telling me my download was cool and asking if I want a full system scan, which takes a while.
And it told me, on the install, to de-activate my ALL my anti-malware thingies which I did, with reservations.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:18 AM

I'm not an advocate of suites. All-in-one tools and suites generally use more system resources than separate programs that do the same task. They tend to have varying degrees of strengths and weaknesses for each feature. In contrast, separate tools are designed, built and maintained with a greater focus in a specific area so they are generally of better quality and more effective at what they are designed to do. This means the program's performance for that particular feature is usually superior than their all-in-one counterpart. Further, all-in-one tools generally do not allow the user as much flexibility in tailoring default settings and usage.

However, when it's free, there's no harm in giving it a test drive.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:24 PM

Quietman7, I agree with you.
A dedicated tool is made to do a job and do it right but a suite has a lot of things it has to do and isn't as specific.
I won't use a hammer and a screwdriver to loosen a nut unless I have no other choice and I don't care about the screwdriver and the nut, but I'm a shadetree machanic and sometimes you do whatcha you gotta.

I asked and I got answered. Thank you!!
As I stated, CA blah blah blah was a consolation prise in a contest.
It seems to work and doesn't affect my system except for boot time.
I went online and looked and what I found, it's preported to be a good guy.
I figured I'd ask folks know what they're talking about and not what they're paid to say.
Again, Thank You!

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:18 AM

You're welcome on behalf of the Bleeping Computer community.
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