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Best anti-virus/internet security software?


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Nenei

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Hi, I'm kind of thinking of buying a 2 year or 3 year license of an internet security suite, another website said an anti virus called "G Data" is supposed to be really good, and it's cheaper than Bitdefender and Kaspersky.
What would you recommend?
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Hmm the perrenial question... All suites have their good and their bad points, so at the end of the day it will become the one you are most comfortable with.

As a suggestion download some programmes as a trial run them and see if they fit in with your skill level, as some are more fiddly than others

When you trial them out ensure that you remove each one completely after trying them. The software writers will provide a full uninstall tool

So what type do you want ?

A fully customisable solution
A fire and forget solution
Lightweight on resources


Within the suite what tools are you looking for

Firewall
Antivirus
Anti-malware
Privacy blocking (seperate banking browser in a VM)
Sandboxing technology
Heuristic scanning
Boot time scan
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Lightweight on resources, Firewall, Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, possibly Anti-Spyware and Privacy is most what I need.
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OK lets look at the claims of each in turn

This is Avast Internet Security
This is GData
This is Kaspersky
This is Bitdefender

The lightest on resources is avast (I have a bias here as that is the one I use)
All give daily (or more) updates. Avast has what is called streaming updates, where any important definitions are dowloaded independant of the main virus updates
Prices range from £25.00 to £50.00
And the system time options are all variable

Does that help any ?
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For how the products perform against zero day malware these are usefull pages to look at..

They are updated daily

http://www.blog.mrg-...est-24-10-2012/
http://www.mrg-effit...h-test-results/
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That helps, thank you!
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