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Old 11-08-2012, 10:25 PM   #1
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Default My Kaspersky is about to expire, should I use MS Security Essentials?

Anyone here us MS Security Essentials? Is it as good as the paid products out there?
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:54 PM   #2
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Probably not as good as some out there but it's worth trying to see how you like it.
I have been using it for a long time myself.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:54 PM   #3
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So you want to ditch the best Antivirus of the world with this crap so you save $20 USD or so?

I have said it many times but noone believes, MSE is one of the worst antivirus programs out there! Yes it is light on resources but it sucks big time in protection!

I have had 2 viruses crawl twice on to my system even though I am a safe user. Furthermore, it sucks in deleting any threats

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Old 11-08-2012, 11:59 PM   #4
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Kaspersky has near-free deals all the time, like this:
http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/8257...security-3user
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:26 AM   #5
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Probably not as good as some out there but it's worth trying to see how you like it.
I have been using it for a long time myself.
Couldnt of said it better myself
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:45 AM   #6
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MSE has worked great for me.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:40 AM   #7
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If you use dropmyrights in conjunction with sandboxie then just about any AV will do.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:42 AM   #8
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Fry's usually has Kaspersky for free after rebate. I wouldnt touch MSE after having multiple machines get infected while using it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:45 AM   #9
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:29 AM   #11
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I picked up Kaspersky pure this morning for $4!!!
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:09 PM   #12
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I picked up Kaspersky pure this morning for $4!!!
$4 dollars?? What the duck?!? Where do j00 guys find these deals??
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$4 dollars?? What the duck?!? Where do j00 guys find these deals??
This, where can I get it for $4? The free sounds good, except I hate dealing with rebates from anyone.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:42 PM   #14
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:54 PM   #16
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MSE may be OK while you're at home behind the security measures provided by your own router.

When you connect to the internet from anyplace else, say from school, coffee shop, etc., don't rely on MSE.

I use Kaspersky Internet Security on my personal laptop.


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Old 11-09-2012, 07:05 PM   #17
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If you can wait until black friday, Staples will have Kaspersky internet security for free after rebate or the Kaspsersky Pure 2.0 for $20 after rebate. I know you said you hate rebate but Staples rebates are easy and quick.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:18 PM   #18
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MSE doesn't find much these days. Kaspersky is much better, and is cheap, too.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:01 PM   #19
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This, where can I get it for $4? The free sounds good, except I hate dealing with rebates from anyone.
In our for sale forum! I've purchased from the seller. Before, 100% legit
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:44 PM   #20
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Stick with Kaspersky.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:15 AM   #21
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MSE has worked great for me.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:36 AM   #22
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Which version of Kaspersky should I get? confused between Kaspersky One, Pure and Internet Security.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:49 AM   #23
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Which version of Kaspersky should I get? confused between Kaspersky One, Pure and Internet Security.
this one - http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2281234
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:51 PM   #24
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I have said it many times but noone believes, MSE is one of the worst antivirus programs out there! Yes it is light on resources but it sucks big time in protection!
After perusing the AV-test site, I will still use MSE for these reasons.

1) Light on resources.
2) Free.
3) Good enough.

You of course will have an issue with 3. I do not. Why? Well, it scores well in the more prevalent malware at 100%, making it the equal of everything else on the market. What it scores poorly in is "0-day attacks inclusive of web and e-mail threats." Really? People still get infected through clicking on attachments? I'll take that risk.

In fact, I didn't run AV until I started using MSE for Win7. I've only been infected twice in... ever. First time, someone else was using my computer when I was away and browsed to some iffy site. Second time an infected PDF was loaded through an ad on a tech site (not AnandTech, but probably well known enough) and the notebook didn't have an updated Adobe Reader. That notebook had not been used in well over a year and Reader was probably 2 versions old by then. Thus, I consider both those instances to have been avoidable. Oh yeah, that person who got my computer infected was always getting his own computer infected too.
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