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Full security suites vs. individual programs

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I've heard it's better to avoid full suites because of the extra stuff they come with and potential system problems... curious what others here think about this. Do they tend to use more memory and cause more system problems, etc.? One suite I'm looking at has some things I probably don't need, but some things I may want compared to individual programs (spyware, virus, firewall). Also, I'm wondering if the interface might be nicer on a suite since it's all in one package. I'm talking about getting a GOOD suite and adding extra spyware protection on top of it. Is the difference that noticable? Any thoughts appreciated!
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I personally prefer a Security Suite rather than separate products, easier to work with just the one interface. I use AVG Security Suite and have no hesitation in recommending it. http://www.grisoft.com

Just avoid Norton security products like the plague. Apart from being extremely bloated and using way too much memory, the antivirus component isn't even very good. Some of the free ones outperform it for virus detection. That's been proven and documented.

Edited by pip22, 26 April 2007 - 12:39 AM.

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