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Looking for the best of the best security suite! (for me)


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#1 nekorb17

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 09:57 AM

I'm looking to purchase an all encompassing security suite that is really kick ass as of right now. Something that covers malware, viruses, trojans, etc. Something that is user friendly but not intrusive at the same time. I'm looking to install it on my new laptop, which I will mostly use for gaming and surfing the net.

 

I'm willing to spend money for such a product because as I understand it, the best ones that are free still aren't quite as good than the best ones that have a price tag attached to them. I'm willing to open up my wallet for a little more protection.

 

So I have two questions for those who know a lot about this subject. In your opinion, what are some of the top products that fit my criteria and what are some websites rate/review/compare these products? I'd like to have a look for myself before I make a decision on one.

 

Thank you for your input.


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Posted 27 December 2015 - 10:24 AM

Just a heads up...

This question is like asking someone to tell you which team is the best in football. There are many answers, most of which relates to personal experience. In my opinion, no single company makes the best malware and virus scanner/ remover/ preventer.

 

I like Avira; used the free edition for several years and bought the premium one; upgraded it once and picked up a rootkit with the upgrade file somehow. Switched to Avast and have been with them for a little over a year. It works well for viruses and is not too intrusive; they like to market, though. I'm a fan of Malwarebytes for malware; it is fast yet thorough

 

That said, the biggest part of prevention is related to your personal internet habits.

 

Not sure how helpful this is but wanted to warn you and share my 2 cents.

 

Happy New Year!


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Posted 27 December 2015 - 10:30 AM

Hi there,

There is no best antivirus, nor is there one for security suites.

You might want to read: Choosing an Anti-Virus Program

To be honest, there is no reason to use suites as the Windows Firewall is good enough. If you insist, my suggestion is Emsisoft Internet Security.

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 05:48 PM

Well, personally i use Malwarebytes and Ccleaner and AdwCleaner to scan my PC every weekend, MalwareBytes do a data base update of 5 minutes, when the update process finishes  i close all my browsers and every thing, and disconnect my pc frome the internet and start the scan using that 3 tools .
It's so effective and i advice everyone to do this.
 
PS : the three tools are available for both Android and IOS Smartphones.
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Posted 27 December 2015 - 07:12 PM

Most Internet Security products include antivirus and firewall protection plus various other features depending on the software vendor...and for those reasons it is called a Security suite.

I'm not an advocate of suites. All-in-one tools and suites are filled with extra features (including "bells & whistles") which typically use more system resources than separate programs that do the same task while other suites leave a much smaller footprint. Suites tend to have varying degrees of strengths and weaknesses accorded for each feature they incorporate. Internet Security Suites include a Firewall component, which IMO is unnecessary since the Windows built-in firewall is adequate protection and many folks also use a router. 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 program settings and usage.If you are adamant about using a suite, then I would recommend one of the following:See my comments in Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools as to why I recommend Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium and Emsisoft Anti-Malware.
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Posted 27 December 2015 - 09:24 PM

Well, personally i use Malwarebytes and Ccleaner and AdwCleaner to scan my PC every weekend, MalwareBytes do a data base update of 5 minutes, when the update process finishes  i close all my browsers and every thing, and disconnect my pc frome the internet and start the scan using that 3 tools .
It's so effective and i advice everyone to do this.
 
PS : the three tools are available for both Android and IOS Smartphones.
cheers.

To my knowledge, AdwCleaner is only for Windows. Any version for other platforms is a scam.

Also you will need to add an antivirus to your list of scanners, as MBAM and AdwCleaner do not cover things antiviruses do :)

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Posted 28 December 2015 - 07:29 AM

Also CCleaner is a system privacy and cleaning tool that removes unused, temporary and junk files from your system to include temporary Internet files, cookies, erases private data in browser history, etc...it is not a tool for dealing with malware.
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