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#1 Lloydlec

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:26 AM

Any advice from forum on what is the best security suit to use with Windows 10?  Need something that I can set up and let it just do its work. Anyone better than the other? Bitdefender, Kaspersky, ESET, Norton.....?



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:40 AM

I used to preach about AVG and how great it is, i used it for over 10 years on many different computers, and i still think it is one of the best,

 

however, about 6 months ago i built a computer (custom build) and this time chose just to go with MSE/Windows defender,

 

its simple and does the trick, no problems,

 

what i like most about it is, it never bothers you with any annoying pop ups, and it doesn't take as much memory to run, compared to most

 

if your a "safe surfer" and dont download from any sketchy sites, i would highly recommend it


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:42 AM

Thanks!



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:25 AM

Most Internet Security products include anti-virus and firewall protection plus various other features depending on the software vendor...and for those reasons it is called a Security suite (package). 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...leaving a larger footprint...and they typically cost more money. 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 sufficient 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, more effective at what they are designed to do and leave a smaller footprint. 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 13 September 2017 - 07:28 AM

Thanks you great advice!



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:54 AM

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:08 PM

Hello, 

 

To our dear users here on Bleeping Computer,  Emsisoft Internet Security is not available anymore and is merged into Emsisoft Anti-Malware.

However, we added the Firewall Fortification to Emsisoft Anti-Malware

Our existing Emsisoft IS users will be granted an extension of their license duration. 


Edited by Umbra, 13 September 2017 - 02:10 PM.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:15 PM

I forgot about the merger...will update my notes and remove Emsisoft Internet Security.
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