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Old 4th September 2010, 19:58   #571
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Hi Guys,

I am using Mcafee currently and want to replace it with
Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 (is it a good choice? 890 INR
for 1 year from its site).

Also, should I first uninstall the existing AV (using Add/remove in
Control panel or does Mcafee have an uninstaller program?)
and then install the new AV? Should I unplug from the internet
while doing all this? I am using Windows Vista Home Premium in
my laptop.

Thanks!
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Hi Guys,

I am using Mcafee currently and want to replace it with
Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 (is it a good choice? 890 INR
for 1 year from its site).

Also, should I first uninstall the existing AV (using Add/remove in
Control panel or does Mcafee have an uninstaller program?)
and then install the new AV? Should I unplug from the internet
while doing all this? I am using Windows Vista Home Premium in
my laptop.

Thanks!
I once used McAfee 3 years ago and it was a system hog. I don't know how much it has improved these days.

You should always uninstall the existing AV before installing the new one. Else they will both clash, and in many cases, Windows starts behaving erratically. Try and not use the internet until the new AV in installed.

Personally I use ESET's Antivirus 4, which is pretty good. It cost MRP Rs.1,000 for 1 year antivirus. And Rs. 1,200 for 1 year Smart Security suite (w/ Firewall).

Kaspersky is another good, more affordable option.
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Old 8th September 2010, 22:31   #573
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I'm pretty happy and going steady with ESET Smart Security, however I'd like to know which is the best one right now.
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I once used McAfee 3 years ago and it was a system hog. I don't know how much it has improved these days.

You should always uninstall the existing AV before installing the new one. Else they will both clash, and in many cases, Windows starts behaving erratically. Try and not use the internet until the new AV in installed.

Personally I use ESET's Antivirus 4, which is pretty good. It cost MRP Rs.1,000 for 1 year antivirus. And Rs. 1,200 for 1 year Smart Security suite (w/ Firewall).

Kaspersky is another good, more affordable option.
Hi Avi,

Thanks for your response. McAfee is still a system hog, so after using it for 2 years, I finally uninstalled it (first with the Add/remove programs and then with the McAfee uninstaller-its an .exe file).

I too bought ESET Smart Security and from its first scan, it looks extremely light on resources and doesn't seem to slow down my system.
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Old 9th September 2010, 11:50   #575
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My assembled at home pc (4 GB ram) runs Vista Home basic. For security I have enabled Widows Fire Wall and installed free antivirus from Microsoft security essentials. It is easy to install, file size is not very large, updates itself automatically along with windows, and is absolutely free. So far had no problems with it.
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Work laptop - E Scan
Personal Laptop (2) - AVG

I'm satisfied with both as they do a good job filtering all those Trojans and Spam. I'm enjoying a trouble free computer.

Cheers!
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hi,
just to update norton fans, if they didn't knew already, Norton 2011 product series is launched.

I was using NAV 2011 trial version(download thru cnet/downloads.com) and it had very small memory footprint as compared to older versions, so after using it for a week, wanted to purchase it.

Looked for discount coupons and found cheapest was 20 percent off, but it didn't worked if you are ordering it from India.

then guess what, Got the 5 user pack for Rs. 2,935.99/- Yes you read it right, the price if from official symantec site.
so my per user license cost is mere Rs.587.2/yr

Do you think this is expensive with the level of trust and security norton antivirus has, its a steal a deal kinda offer.

To avail this offer you need to click on world map shown on upper right corner of page, Select India.

The click on promotions, then click on multi-user options, you have this listed price and you can use
your credit card to order, ordered mine and got a mail within few seconds with product key, as soon as I kept activating my, laptop and desktop, my norton account kept showing 4 of 5 then 3 of 5 activation remaining.

The updates are more frequent and downloads only few hundred KB's, earlier I used to download 50+ MB for each update.

So if you need a good reliable anti-virus software NAV is the best and with this pricing i don't think one should be looking elsewhere.
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Hi Guys,

I am using Mcafee currently and want to replace it with
Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 (is it a good choice? 890 INR
for 1 year from its site).

Also, should I first uninstall the existing AV (using Add/remove in
Control panel or does Mcafee have an uninstaller program?)
and then install the new AV? Should I unplug from the internet
while doing all this? I am using Windows Vista Home Premium in
my laptop.

Thanks!
I switched to Kaspersky from Mcafee (inspite of the Mcafee being less expensive) when I switched to Windows 7 and have not regretted it. Kaspersky is faster and works on 64 bit Windows 7 . Mcafee at that time did not have support for 64 bit Windows 7. There have been two instances when it caught a trojan from a memory stick infected when loaned to some one . The Mcafee on a netbook did not detect it all.

It is always better to uninstall the earlier AV ( use its uninstaller). If you are downloading the AV from internet , First download the Kaspersky , enable the firewall on Windows , uninstall the old AV, install the new one. It will usually configure the windows firewall off , allow you to register /activate and download the latest Antivirus updates.

If you have a CD , you will still need to turn on the internet connection to register and download the updates once the new AV install completes.
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Hi Avi,

Thanks for your response. McAfee is still a system hog, so after using it for 2 years, I finally uninstalled it (first with the Add/remove programs and then with the McAfee uninstaller-its an .exe file).

I too bought ESET Smart Security and from its first scan, it looks extremely light on resources and doesn't seem to slow down my system.
+1 for your observations

I use ESET (only antivirus) , though a bit costly , it is a reliable antivirus.

I use zone alarm free firewall with that, does it's job pretty well

Kaspersky is good , except for frequent low priority alerts, it does a good job.
I think it (Internet security 2010) costs Rs 650 for three user licenses in Hyderabad. and Rs 850 for one user licence is too much, buy from computer vendor,not from website You can easily bargain upto Rs 100

Don't Go For McAfee or Norton they're known resource hogs..
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Remember no anti-virus is perfect. So there can always be cases that A picked up X and B did not. Overall all the well known ones are pretty efficient.

There is always an interplay between the speed on the resident part (TSR) and its efficacy. To get a decent speed invariably only a subset of the viruses in the database are tested for in the TSR part. This is the reason that periodic full scans are necessary.
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I use avira. Runs pretty well for me. AVG is a resource hog.
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I continued my subscription on McAfee that came on my Dell. I dont find it hogging CPU time. Dont know why but I trust bigger companies !!
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I am using Avast Home Edition at my home for the last 3 years and it does a pretty good job. It was able to detect viruses which even Symantec Corporate edition on my office laptop failed to detect. Its free for home users and updates automatically everyday.
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Using AVG Internet Security for the past 2 years. Running fine.
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I've been using Norton Internet Security for the >3 years now. Amazing software especially since ver 2009 which saw many performance and detection improvements.

I just upgraded to NIS 2011 (upgrade pricing Rs 2345, for 3 home PCs and an year long subs) and used their support which as expected was routed to a person in India. The customer support resolved my subscription related issue within a minute or two. Exceeded my expectations. Highly recommended.

On the same topic NIS 2011 won the PC Mag Editors Choice award.


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