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# 175773 11-Jul-2015 13:39
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Ive got several pc's on my home network and was adding another one and had to install an antivirus suit.

So is it more secure to have the same antivirus/security program on all the networked pc's or different ones ?

? Unified strength and weaknesses or differing strengths and weaknesses?


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  # 1341149 11-Jul-2015 15:13
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I like having the same AV software all around for easier management.

Currently using Norton 360 on three Windows PCs and two Android devices. Also had used ESET NOD32 for a few years before Norton.

Regardless of AV I also have Malwarebytes installed and running in the background as well as Microsoft EMET.

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  # 1346295 17-Jul-2015 15:16
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As freitasm said - it's easier to manage single solution.


Another advantage - it's cheaper.
Speaking about ESET NOD32 - now they have multi-device security pack for 5 devices which is much cheaper (about $105NZD per year).


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  # 1346348 17-Jul-2015 16:02
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i run Paid Kaspersky AV on all my devices and also malwarebytes Pro. Every week i scan with spybot as well.

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  # 1346372 17-Jul-2015 16:10
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I've got Norton's on three PC because the license gives me three for same price.

New laptop came with cheap McAfee first year so used that but made me think hence post...


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  # 1346379 17-Jul-2015 16:18
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I have ESET NOD32 on all (9) of my PCs.

Unintrusive and reliable - priced better than it used to be, esp. with multiple licenses.


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  # 1346383 17-Jul-2015 16:26
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+1 ESET here also on all my PC's. Excellent Product.

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  # 1346399 17-Jul-2015 16:56
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Alot depends on how you wish to go ie: Free or Paid 

For free I'd go with Avast 

but you could always take a look at and make up your own mind on which one to go with 


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  # 1346436 17-Jul-2015 18:04
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I can tell you that the latest cryptowall variant went straight through 3 clients completely up to date antivirus and anti spam gateways. Uploading the file to virus total showed from 40 products it was generically identified by only 2 and none of them were names I had heard of in my 20 years of working with AV products.

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