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Avast! vs Kaspersky

Poll Results: Which Anti-Virus should I purchase?

 
  • 52% (19)
    Kaspersky
  • 47% (17)
    Avast!
36 Total Votes  
post #1 of 20
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I'm looking at to buy a new Anti-Virus and I've used Kaspersky in the past and I must say I've really liked it. I opened up a thread a while ago asking the community for a general idea of what anti-virus they preferred and 2 of the most preferred was Kaspersky and Avast. So now I want to open a poll and decide of what Anti-Virus to get. On the Kaspersky website it says it's ~$80 for internet security 2011 for 1 year, which is an absurd price for an anti-virus in my opinion. Luckily I found the same product on ebay for only ~$25. Avast! seems like another great choice others have mentioned for ~$50 for 1 year and ~$60 for 2 years on their website.
Unfortunately I haven't seen them for any cheaper on ebay/Amazon.
Edited by shuojinz - 2/12/11 at 1:28pm
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I bought avast internet security and it works great. It has 10 shields including a firewall.
    
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Not sure why you see $80 for KIS 2011. Its probably either a 3 year license or a 3 user license.

I've used KIS for the past 3 years. Pretty much all I would ever go with, though it does cause my computer to start up slow.
Edited by shiarua - 2/12/11 at 1:22pm
post #4 of 20
Kaspersky is definitely better, though you do have to do LOTS of whitelisting if you want to use all of its protection features (otherwise some of your legit software/games might not work right).
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Originally Posted by shiarua;12361738 
Not sure why you are see $80 for KIS 2011. Its probably either a 3 year license or a 3 user license.

I've used KIS for the past 3 years. Pretty much all I would ever go with, though it does cause my computer to start up slow.

Never had an issue with pc starting up slow because of KIS. I run it on 2 laptops and my gaming desktop. Computer starts up just as fast as it did without it.
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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp;12361748 
Kaspersky is definitely better, though you do have to do LOTS of whitelisting if you want to use all of its protection features (otherwise some of your legit software/games might not work right).

Yea you have to but its worth it in the end for the protection you get.
post #6 of 20
Kaspersky thumb.gif ebay is the way to go for price

You also get a free upgrade if you use a 2009 licence then install the 2011 internet security over it
post #7 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by shiarua;12361738 
Not sure why you see $80 for KIS 2011. Its probably either a 3 year license or a 3 user license.

I've used KIS for the past 3 years. Pretty much all I would ever go with, though it does cause my computer to start up slow.

Yes, 1 year, 3 user license.

What do you consider slow?

I use KIS 2011, and I get ~15 seconds to login from cold boot.

Anyway, I believe I did well when I renewed my subscription; 3 year, 5 user license for $149.
Edited by Arctucas - 2/12/11 at 1:37pm
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post #8 of 20
I wouldn't pay for it in the first place.
Windows Firewall or a free third party firewall with MBAM and Avast Free work fine.

But out of those two Kaspersky is the better AV.
post #9 of 20
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware! biggrin.gif
but seriously, I tried Avast! for 3hours and got so sick of it I uninstalled it and gave me key to a friend.
    
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Avast free and peerblock blocking some bits n bobs that's all and no windows firewall or the like...
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