Which security suite do you like best and why?

By rthings
Apr 21, 2007
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  1. I've used Norton Internet Security for ages but am wondering what anyone might like better, of the security suites out there for sale for home use... especially, how about Trend Micro's security suite, or CA's?

    (Which ones do you find are best at mitigating all kinds of threats? I know I've found Trend's HouseCall (free online) scanner helpful for a couple things that Norton missed.)

    Thanks,

    RT
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    I use F-Secure Client Security, but only because I get it for free from work.

    Instead of a security suite that locks you to the products of a single company, you should use a modular approach and install specialised programs. This way you can switch from one to another no problem.

    And, unless you really need to throw money away, the free products out there are just fine unless you go looking for trouble (in which case no security suite can completely protect you anyway).
  3. TangoTrolly

    TangoTrolly Newcomer, in training Posts: 95

    Of the free ones I like Avast. It has a small footprint and is not intrusive.

    Paid ones I like NOD32. It too has a small footprint and is rated for excellent performance in stopping Viruses as well as other Malware.

    If you like PC-Cillin from Trend Micry, go for it. It has received high ratings in the past.
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,109   +21

    Security Suite: Kaspersky

    Individual Anti-Virus: NOD32 or Kaspersky. If Kaspersky is #1 then NOD32 is #1A. Both cost$.

    Firewall: I haven't a clue because I keep having issues with the ones I have tried. I'll look into Comodo or Zone Alarm Free.

    Spyware: Webroot which costs and/or Ad-aware, Spybot which are free.
  5. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,427

    I used Kaspersky Security Suite, but since my subscription just ran out, I decided not to renew and went with AVG and Comodo firewall. They seem to do just fine and always get good reviews.
  6. rthings

    rthings Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks all.

    I do supplement with AdAware and Spybot, etc., but for now I'd prefer to use a suite as a base because to at least some degree a suite's integrated so that its parts work together. With more technical knowledge, I'd perhaps be more comfortable with the modular approach (and I do understand what you mean about the benefits - best-of-breed, etc.). For now just getting the Windows-based security features to cooperate with a suite is enough technical challenge for me. :D
  7. be_patient

    be_patient Newcomer, in training Posts: 105

    Security Suite: AVAST - very cheap - by cheap i mean free

    firewall: Sygate - been using it for around a year now, no probs as yet

    spyware: AVG Anti-Spyware
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