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  • Avast

    14 16.67%
  • AVG

    10 11.90%
  • Bitdefender

    4 4.76%
  • Bullguard

    1 1.19%
  • ESET

    3 3.57%
  • Kaspersky

    14 16.67%
  • McAfee

    2 2.38%
  • Microsoft

    24 28.57%
  • Norton / Symantec

    5 5.95%
  • None

    7 8.33%
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    Re: What security software do you use?

    I cannot vote for some reason..But...
    I used to be a kaspersky or Norton user until I moved to a new IT company that used ESET and since then I can say I have been highly impressed. Nod32 AV is pretty light and powerful, although the security sweet is abit too heavy for my liking.
    But if Icouldnt pick ESET then it would have to be kaspersky, It has a great record and is nice and user friendly.

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    Is there a user on here called talk talk, and if so are they one of the 5 pollsters entering in the bottom row?

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by ceejays88 View Post
    I cannot vote for some reason..But...
    I used to be a kaspersky or Norton user until I moved to a new IT company that used ESET and since then I can say I have been highly impressed. Nod32 AV is pretty light and powerful, although the security sweet is abit too heavy for my liking.
    But if Icouldnt pick ESET then it would have to be kaspersky, It has a great record and is nice and user friendly.
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    Re: What security software do you use?

    I use Bitdefender, I've found it to have excellent detection software rates with very few false positives (admittedly one involved it quarantining Steam.exe -_-), and it also slows down my computer far less than the Norton that I was using beforehand.

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    I'm testing out the new Norton Internet Security suite this time around on my windows 10 machine.

    No problems at all to report - its not sapping anything from the CPU/memory - It has really low requirements now and is not taxing at all on my i5 2500K with 8 GB RAM.

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee @ SCAN View Post
    I'm testing out the new Norton Internet Security suite this time around on my windows 10 machine.

    No problems at all to report - its not sapping anything from the CPU/memory - It has really low requirements now and is not taxing at all on my i5 2500K with 8 GB RAM.
    Is it actually doing anything?

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    Is it actually doing anything?
    Indeed it is

    I've checked the logs, its scanning away and updating itself when the systems not in use and at idle or whenever I'm watching a video etc on the PC.
    I have tested with a few test downloads for triggering the antivirus, plus I've internally probed the hell out of my PC using Kali Linux and the firewall did its Job to good standard.

    its nothing like the older versions which were problematic at times and I have no issues recommending this nowadays.

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee @ SCAN View Post
    Indeed it is

    I've checked the logs, its scanning away and updating itself when the systems not in use and at idle or whenever I'm watching a video etc on the PC.
    I have tested with a few test downloads for triggering the antivirus, plus I've internally probed the hell out of my PC using Kali Linux and the firewall did its Job to good standard.

    its nothing like the older versions which were problematic at times and I have no issues recommending this nowadays.
    That's good to know actually, I may actually give it a go again when my subscription ends in a few months, if only because Bitdefender seems to insist on activating the less secure 'Game' profile whenever Steam runs, including it the background, and has no exclusion list to stop it from happening

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    Thats the thing I like about it, If I'm planning to do some gaming, I just switch it to silent mode and just forget about it

    No noticeable FPS drop I can see as well, even when using 3D vision across the various titles I'm playing at the moment.

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    I've sworn by ESET's Nod32 since I began using it years ago. It's lightweight, does the job, and hasn't failed me once. If it'd have to pick an alternative, it'd probably be Kaspersky for its reputation.

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    avira, its fast free and lightweight on your desktop and phone

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    I found Bitdefender Total Security on sale and bought it. I also highly recommend Kaspersky.

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    Bitdefender often has some promotions when giving keys for half a year for free, I am using mine like that, but propably I will have to look for other new key, or pay for it and definetly I will not change it, I was using
    avast not so good for me but if you using free vesrion it is the best what you can get
    avg and nod horribly slowing computer
    kaspersky was fine but not so great
    bit defender i do not like the way the computer scans are orginzed in program but it is the best what you can currently get (at least for me

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    I wanted to know if upgrading to Kaspersky/Bitdefender causes any system slowdowns. I am currently running Microsoft Defender and it's been alright so far.

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    I wanted to know if Kaspersky/BitDefender causes any system slowdowns? I've used Avast before and it caused me multiple bluescreens so i have reverted back to Microsoft Defender and it's been alright so far.

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    Avast, Emisoft & Malwarebytes

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