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Topic # 12029 23-Feb-2007 19:22
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Hey all,

Just have a few questions, there was a previous post about the best internet security suite for windows but that has been locked so I decided to start up another one now that Onecare has been released. What is that like compared to other internet security software?

Are the 07 versions of Norton, McAfee, Trend etc any better than previous versions (in terms of user friendlyness & how much system resources it uses)? Also how do they perform on Vista (better, worse, same)?

I'm using Avast like MF recommended and it is really good, noticed that my laptop isn't as bogged down as when I had Norton I.S. 06 on it.

Would like to hear your feedback.


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  Reply # 61793 23-Feb-2007 19:28
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Personally, I'd just stick with avast! What does it not do for you? NIS is just utter rubbish.



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  Reply # 61796 23-Feb-2007 19:34
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I love Avast! but I would just like to know what the others are like so I can inform customers on the best one to get. (I work at a retail store)

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  Reply # 61822 24-Feb-2007 08:20
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If you read many of the reviews (whether AV reviews are really impartial is another topic in itself) NAV/Internet Security still does rate very highly in terms of prevention of spyware and detection of viruses. The biggest problem as you have realised is that it's an absolute hog of system resources. You have to weight up having the best protection vs having a usable PC.


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  Reply # 61830 24-Feb-2007 11:16
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Norton is the best of the 3... Mcafee is the most useless and a total waste of money like all mcafee products.. TrendMicro PC Cillin... so so, but it's cheap.


Try and get your boss to get Nod32. it's top-notch and uses almost NO system resources.

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  Reply # 61832 24-Feb-2007 12:34
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I've tried out a lot of different security applications, mainly freeware, and as part of that spent a lot of time looking at forums like Wilders and Castlecops.
Not particularly knowledgeable, apart from the knowledge gained by having had to clean up my PC in the past.
NOD32, Kaspersky AV's always get very positive comments.
I'm using Avast home, and haven't had an infection worthy of the name since installing it. AVG and Avira are the other reputable freeware AV's.
Boclean (not free) is considered a very secure anti-trojan guard.
I think most retailers of computers have the three you mentioned, often as part of a "it comes installed with" deal, perhaps between the OS manufacturer or retailer, and the big AV companies. Didn't take me too long to get sick of the Norton suite and replace it with several freewares.
Malware free.Laughing

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  Reply # 61870 24-Feb-2007 22:27
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paradoxsm: Norton is the best of the 3... Mcafee is the most useless and a total waste of money like all mcafee products.. TrendMicro PC Cillin... so so, but it's cheap.





Try and get your boss to get Nod32. it's top-notch and uses almost NO system resources.


Norton is the worst of 3.....slows down the system and uses the most memory..... PC Cillin is prob the best of 3 and Mcafee would be No.2.....

Though i personally use Nod 32 and by far out of the above 3 it is the best one.....



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  Reply # 61881 25-Feb-2007 10:54
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Hmmm, Nod32 sounds pretty good. I suppose I could get the boss to email the buyers but I don't know if they would like getting advice from a part time sales person! I know onecare has only been out for a few weeks but has anyone used it and what do they think of it?

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Reply # 61887 25-Feb-2007 13:32
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Also how do they perform on Vista (better, worse, same)?

Im not sure if this has been answered anywhere, but it would be good to know!!

Do any of them work with vista out of the box? Nortons state that you can.... but none of the otheres state that they will work.

I know NOD32 do....

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Ok after doing research....

AVG has failed a vista test
AVAST passed
MCAFEE failed
NORTON passed
TREND has not been tested
ONECARE failed

These results are from virusbtn.com

Im not sure if they are truely independent, but i have always trusted their results.

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  Reply # 61898 25-Feb-2007 17:09
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It's wierd that Onecare isn't supported by Vista when they were both released at the same time. It's good you pointed that out because I just assumed it would work with it.

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Reply # 61899 25-Feb-2007 17:33
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Sorry i havnt made my post clear.

Onecare failed a test performed by virusbtn.com

An anti-virus software will onyl pass with them if it gets 100%

So MS Onecare will work with vista, but there is better, i.e. anyone who got 100%



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Reply # 61903 25-Feb-2007 17:55
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Yes, Microsoft Live OneCare works with Vista, but as pointed out some tests may say it won't catch everything out there.





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  Reply # 61912 25-Feb-2007 19:41
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FatTofu: Hmmm, Nod32 sounds pretty good. I suppose I could get the boss to email the buyers but I don't know if they would like getting advice from a part time sales person! I know onecare has only been out for a few weeks but has anyone used it and what do they think of it?


the head office wont order it.....i work at DSE and i have talked to my store manager about orderng it as well and he said that if they do start keeping Nod 32 on the shelf then Norton and McAfee will stop providing them with the software as mum and dad have heard of Norton and McAfee more rather than Nod 32.....

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