I was trying to decide between Emsisoft and Bitdefender Family pack. I switched to Kaspersky about 2 years ago after a major virus that wrecked my network and my desktop. I couldn't save the desktop though. Everytime I hardwired it in to the internet it would change logins or change the system date to disable Kaspersky. Then I got overclocking errors in the Bios, I don't overclock, and now it will no longer boot up. Last year I put in a new router with a completely different network name and password so I hope I have things resolved now, but that computer was never placed back on the network.
I have tried several different 30-day trials, Emsisoft, Malwarebytes 3.0, and I think they have all been okay. I am just uber sensitive to the protection of my network anymore. Kaspersky has been okay, but I cannot get it to download the virus definitions automatically (very annoying). It has also been a resource hog on some of my computers so I want to go a different direction.
Honestly, Emsisoft was my first choice because it seems very light on the resources. I have my reservations now that the different products have been combined into a single Anti-Malware solution Some of the stuff they are doing makes sense, fortifying the windows firewall, but it just feels like it would not be as effective as other security suite solutions. My second choice was Bitdefender Family Pack. I think this may have more to do with the research I have been doing on the Bitdefender Box 2. I know that the Box is probably unnecessary and overkill, but again anything I can do to thwart an attack or an existing trojan from getting out would be a huge bonus. I don't think there is anything left on my network, but I am not 100% convinced of that anymore.
I just wish there was one clear cut solution that would protect me, but with all of the devices (Internet of Things) it is impossible to know anymore. I just feel like there is something hiding in a dark crevice waiting to come out an bite me again.
Edited by Scott Stoef, 29 December 2017 - 02:11 PM.