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#1 lilbonkers290

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 06:55 PM

Hi! :)

 

I am considering buying Kaspersky Internet Security in store; is this Kaspersky software version worth the buy?

I am using AVG Free as of right now, and a Kaspersky Anti Virus Trial!



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Posted 07 February 2016 - 07:49 PM

Kaspersky is consistently ranked near the top by anti-virus testing labs. Here's a comparison chart from AV comparatves web site: http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart1.php?chart=chart2&year=2015&month=12&sort=1&zoom=2.

Pc magazine has a review of it as well. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2460689,00.asp

Performance is important but Another consideration is the usability of the software. Are you comfortable with the user interface? Is it easy to find out if your anti-virus definitions are up to date, configure scheduled scans, etc.

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 09:42 PM

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 one of the best and provides adequate protection. Further, many folks also use a router which is essentially a hardware firewall.

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:
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Posted 08 February 2016 - 03:40 PM


I am using AVG Free as of right now, and a Kaspersky Anti Virus Trial!

 

Hopefully you are not running both anti virus programs on that computer at the same time.


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Posted 08 February 2016 - 09:54 PM

Yes, as stated above you should only run 1 Anti-virus per machine. Running 2 at the same time can cause Conflict between them. And create more issues.


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Posted 08 February 2016 - 10:22 PM

:oopsign:  I have taken said advice and uninstalled AVG Free for the time being;



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Posted 08 February 2016 - 10:28 PM

:oopsign:  I have taken said advice and uninstalled AVG Free for the time being;

 

You should uninstall AVG Free because right now AVG will sell your privacy data to 3rd party if you are using their free version. As for Kaspersky, it definitely a good suite and I'm currently using it alongside with MBAM premium. 



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Posted 09 February 2016 - 08:33 AM

lilbonkers290 said he has uninstalled AVG.
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