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Best well-selected, well-balanced security software suite


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#1 GataPandu

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 01:38 PM

Articles like http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/09/security-wares-like-kaspersky-av-can-make-you-more-vulnerable-to-attacks/ show that security wares themselves exhibit vulnerabilities. That is not surprising, as security ware is non-perfect software after all. The upshot is that security wares that you install in your computer not only increases your security but also increases your vulnerabilities.

 

There can thus be something like too much security ware, as that would incur too much vulnerabilities. (This issue is different from duplication of AVs and similar misconfigurations)

 

The subsequent issue then is, what limited number of security wares should you select for maximum protection?

 

Let's assume prudent computing habits behind a residential router/WAP with strong passwords, i.e. prudent email/browser/Internet habits with the user being reasonably aware of computer/Internet security, however, without the user being a security expert.

 

In such a 'prudent' scenario:  How does a well-selected, well-balanced security software suite look like?



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Posted 20 February 2016 - 02:14 PM

Dunno.  Like purchasing fleet cars, each company has to decide what is the best vehicle/what are the best vehicles -- for them.  Based on my reading here, there is no one best well-balanced security software suite.  I suppose internet security suites such as Avira, AVG, Avast, Comodo, Kaspersky, McAfee, Norton, and so many others would disagree -- however, I like what Quietman7 always posts:  end user is the primary and most important component, with several programs from several sources completing the picture.


Edited by RolandJS, 20 February 2016 - 02:14 PM.

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 05:50 PM

...there is no one best well-balanced security software suite.

Correct... there is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone. A particular setup that works well for one person may not work as well for another. Folks may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs.

But it is important to use an anti-malware program with your anti-virus, practice safe computing and stay informed.
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Posted 24 February 2016 - 03:17 AM

Thanks for the comments, folks!



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Posted 24 February 2016 - 06:46 AM

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