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Old 24-02-2018, 11:42 AM   #1
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Norton Symantec vs Kaspersky

I've recently started looking into getting a comprehensive Antivirus ( Was only using free trial previously and doesnt care much about AV) After getting hit quite badly by alot of malicious attack recently. Gotten a new laptop and decided to dive into a good AV for a start. Recently, was getting a lot of suggestion on this 2 AV:

Symantec Deluxe/Premium
Kaspersky Total Security

Requires suggestion and comments on both of them. Do i just go out and purchases their CD? or can i do the download through their website and pay subscription annually?

(PS I'm using Windows10 atm)
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Old 24-02-2018, 12:51 PM   #2
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For Symantec which is also Norton, avoid using them decades ago.
It is heavy on processing and application is a bit complex to me.

Now using Panda Internet Security for decades is good for me.
It stay quiet and do not interfere with any other browsing activities.
Should i accidentally visit a unknown site and contain malicious activities, this Panda IS will flag and prevent from going to site.
So far i am very satisfied as my surfing can be unrestricted, that's to any sites i want to visit.
As Panda IS able to put a stop on malicious websites on my behalf.

https://www.pandasecurity.com/singapore/
I get it from local store in SLS shop Tec-Drome Pte Ltd #05-78.
Cost is S$29.90 for 1 device| 1 year which Get 1 Free, meaning 2.
Purchase the box version but without CD as consist of activation code.
The software can be download from website.

There is this free Panda AV available for both Windows and Android.
https://www.pandasecurity.com/usa/ho...ree-antivirus/

This is my opinion.
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Old 25-02-2018, 09:56 AM   #3
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Thanks will that into consideration.
Got pretty overwhelmed by the amt of AV floating ard.
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Old 25-02-2018, 01:51 PM   #4
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I've recently started looking into getting a comprehensive Antivirus ( Was only using free trial previously and doesnt care much about AV) After getting hit quite badly by alot of malicious attack recently. Gotten a new laptop and decided to dive into a good AV for a start. Recently, was getting a lot of suggestion on this 2 AV:

Symantec Deluxe/Premium
Kaspersky Total Security

Requires suggestion and comments on both of them. Do i just go out and purchases their CD? or can i do the download through their website and pay subscription annually?

(PS I'm using Windows10 atm)
Norton take up too much system resources and Kaspersky is known to be spying on user. I am now using bitdefender total security which is strong. It also has an extra protection call folder protection and you can protect your folder again ransomware. This is an extra protection. If you use Chrome browser you can use link checker from Virus Total (extension) to scan a link, this extension is free from Virus total which has 60+ antivirus companyies to scan the link. Bitdefender also has files vault to lock and encrypt your file like your photo and video. You can even have better protection if your router has Trend Mirco. If your router do not have it also not a problem as you can always use Comodo Secure DNS 2.0 on Your Router or Computer Now. Their DNS servers are 8.26.56.26 and 8.20.247.20. Please see link.

https://www.comodo.com/secure-dns/

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...dggmkpnlfopkif

To scan a link just need to point to a link then right click then click on scan with virus total.

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Old 25-02-2018, 02:34 PM   #5
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Thanks will that into consideration.
Got pretty overwhelmed by the amt of AV floating ard.
Nowadays, cyber attacks are quite sophisticated.
Beside having a good internet security software, always use a VPN when using free wifi hot spot like hotel room wifi. Bitdefender has VPN now. Scan a link with link check by Virus Total.

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Old 31-03-2018, 07:42 AM   #6
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Not a fan of Norton.. too much bloatware
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Old 31-03-2018, 08:52 AM   #7
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1. Always run as your in a Limited/Standard User Account.
(**many out there still run as Administrator account in their normal daily use which is extremely risky).

2. Windows Defender / MSE provide a good enough protection.

Using 1 + 2, I hardly get any infections for a decade.

What I avoid ?
AVG / Norton / Mcafee, these 3 takes a toll on the system performance
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Old 31-03-2018, 11:59 PM   #8
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1. Always run as your in a Limited/Standard User Account.
(**many out there still run as Administrator account in their normal daily use which is extremely risky).

2. Windows Defender / MSE provide a good enough protection.

Using 1 + 2, I hardly get any infections for a decade.

What I avoid ?
AVG / Norton / Mcafee, these 3 takes a toll on the system performance
That is not all. Mcafee anti virus was quite shallow and provide little protection.
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