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Is pc mag legit?


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#1 printerandink

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 12:10 AM

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2373529,00.asp

In the article above they list eset and avira as okay and somehow Norton is above them? Is this accurate nowadays?

What do y'all think of this new Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete?

And what do y'all use?

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:33 AM

PC Mag is legit and they do performance testing as well as many others.

Independent Anti-virus software Comparisons & TestsThese kinds of comparative testing results will vary depending on a variety of factors to include but not limited to who conducted the testing, what they were testing for (type of threats, attack vectors, exploits), what versions of anti-virus software was tested, what type of scanning engine was used, and the ability to clean or repair. There are no universally predefined set of standards or criteria for testing which means each test will yield different results. As such, you need to look for detailed information about how the tests were conducted, the procedures used, and data results. Read Anti-virus Testing Websites: An overview of testing sites

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 12:01 AM

When do you think the 2012 summaries will be up?

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:22 AM

In my opinion..these review sites give good reviews when the author pays them to do so..I have always dodged Norton products because of so much talk they are memory hogs Symantic now also owns PC Tools..which uses 1GB of space..Excessive

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:43 PM

What's your opinion on the new kaspersky?

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:43 PM

How would y'all feel about having kaspersky 2012 and the paid version of malwarebytes for protection? Comfortable?

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:27 PM

FWIW: I was a long time(6+ years) Kaspersky user until early last year. I switched to ESET and have not been happier since the switch. Personal preference and the 'footprint' is noticably smaller.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:40 PM

I got a deal on Kas though. I'm more worried about security than footprint.

It seems difficult to tell who's best. One year something is the hottest crap since slice bread, the next nothing more than a rather turd-y bit of kit.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:09 PM

You didn't quantify your question. You asked a question leaving it in a way to have an open ended opinion. If you got a deal for your Kaspersky, and are concerned about security then open ended opinions are negated. You'll be fine with what you have.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:10 PM

:/ That's what I meant. I should have typed, "Would you feel that your pc is safe with this combo?"

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:39 AM

It seems difficult to tell who's best. One year something is the hottest crap since slice bread, the next nothing more than a rather turd-y bit of kit.

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