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Old 05-06-2013, 17:34   #401
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Old 20-01-2014, 12:39   #402
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So is Norton anti virus all that bad still at slowing ya pc, or has it improved. Want to set up something protecting my shiny new dell pc.

I used to use Microsoft windows essentials but too much has got through them so want to get a proper paid one now.
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Old 20-01-2014, 14:28   #403
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Pc pro just reviewed. Kaspersky came out best. Norton now very light on resources.
Macafee the one to avoid
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Old 20-01-2014, 15:09   #404
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Do you have a link to this review of them please?
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Old 20-01-2014, 20:47   #405
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I subscribe to the mag - good old fashioned read on the bog
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This is a good site for keeping tabs on virus killers: http://www.av-comparatives.org/
They also put kaspersky top in their latest 'real world' test.

I'm loving Bit Defender free myself, which they ranked third. It's a lot less hassle than Avast and Avira for free software fans.
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Old 21-01-2014, 19:17   #407
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I keep a usb stick handy with TDSSKiller, Combofix, Junkware_Removal_Tool and ADWCleaner. Also Malwarebytes and AVG as well.

Is there any other obvious program I'm missing?
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Old 22-01-2014, 14:00   #408
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Which top ranking paid anti virus is easy on resources and slowing down your pc?
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Old 22-01-2014, 14:08   #409
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http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-co..._201311_en.pdf
There's not much difference between the top 10 or so performers. And Kaspersky is in that top 10 again. I doubt it makes much difference on a modern PC anyway.
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Old 22-01-2014, 20:13   #410
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Brad Norton is actually supposed to be one of the lightest now. More efficient than Kaspersky on resources.
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Old 22-01-2014, 20:28   #411
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Brad Norton is actually supposed to be one of the lightest now. More efficient than Kaspersky on resources.
They rated it fairly low in the link I put up from November. They have rated it top in past reviews but perhaps it has slipped a bit.
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Old 25-02-2014, 09:19   #412
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PC Pro reviews from a few days ago -

Kaspersky Internet Security 2014
Packed with advanced features and configuration options, Kaspersky delivered great results in our malware-protection tests without wrecking system performance.

Avast Free Antivirus 2014
The cream of the free security suites, Avast's likeable offering brings effective virus protection in a lightweight yet well-equipped package.
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Old 25-02-2014, 10:07   #413
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I always found both Norteon and Macaffee not only resource hogs, but also inclined to install all sorts of unwanted crap unless you went through the entire install process in "expert" mode and carefully read every screen, unchecking all the tick boxes. Norton was an espescial nightmare to get rid of once it's been installed. I spent hours trying to get it off a neighbour's Vista machine (it came pre-installed from Dixon's, don;t ask!) and ended up wiping the hard-drive in the end!

Always been happy with Avast. But I didn;t like the price-comparison browser addon they snuck into thelast release. Easy to get rid of from Firefox Tools menu though.
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:42   #414
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I keep having to login into various forums I go on, I use Kasparsky, I presume this is a safety feature, anyone know where I can set it so I stay logged into the various forums like on here, facebook etc?

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Brad how do you find it in terms of ease of use and system impact?
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Really good, cant say I notice too much lag or interference.
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Funnily enough I just bought and installed Kaspersky Internet Security last night.
Took a long time to do a full scan. Perhaps 3 hours?
But got there in the end and found nothing

Web browsing, hard to tell..... I thought I noticed a small delay on some web pages, but then again that may be the site, it's hard to tell as others are just as fast as always
(Engadget in less than a second)

So, think I'm all good

Could of points I'd like to run through....................

1: It seems (upon searching for info) you should leave windows firewall installed andup and running (which I have and seems all fine)

2: This is the one I'd like some help with:

I went to the "Shields up" wed site and ran the test which give you all the green blocks 0-1055 ports.

I had all green (Stealth) apart from 4 blue "closed" ones.

All green is what you want, and I'd like to sort this out.
Here is the result:


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GRC Port Authority Report created on UTC: 2014-03-02 at 14:18:47

Results from scan of ports: 0-1055

0 Ports Open
4 Ports Closed
1052 Ports Stealth
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1056 Ports Tested

NO PORTS were found to be OPEN.

Ports found to be CLOSED were: 135, 137, 138, 139

Other than what is listed above, all ports are STEALTH.

TruStealth: FAILED - NOT all tested ports were STEALTH,
- NO unsolicited packets were received,
- A PING REPLY (ICMP Echo) WAS RECEIVED.



As you can see. Ports 135, 137, 138, 139 and not in stealth (as would be ideal)

Can anyone assist me in dealing with this?
I'm sure it's probably fine, but would be nice to get it all green/stealth so I totally pass this checking test.

Thank you in advance


======= EDIT=======

Actually I may be wrong with the Firewall, so perhaps you can advise me on that also.

Not Kaspersky Antivirus, but the next package up (which I have) Kaspersky Internet Security. It does have it's own firewall. So does that mean I should stop windows own firewall?
No point in running two at the same time

====== EDIT AGAIN ======

Ok, looks like Kaspersky has taken it over anyway, so nothing for me to worry about:


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Old 03-03-2014, 08:38   #418
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I keep having to login into various forums I go on, I use Kasparsky, I presume this is a safety feature, anyone know where I can set it so I stay logged into the various forums like on here, facebook etc?
Why not use LastPass. Works well. Don't know how well it works with Kaspersky.
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New review at PC Pro - Norton Internet Security
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Not quite the lightest nor the most powerful suite on test, but a solid performer across our real-world detection and performance tests. Price : £28 inc VAT.
In short, Norton Internet Security offers decent protection without bogging down your system unreasonably. It isn't as laden with features as it first appears, however, and at current online prices it's an expensive suite, too. For these reasons, it doesn't receive a wholehearted recommendation this time, but if you see Norton Internet Security on special offer, it's a perfectly competent choice.
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So bizarre. Norton has such a bad reputation, synonymous with bloated, unreliable software, its weird seeing good reviews of it, and actually being recommended.
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