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Hello, I'm looking for a good active protection for my Father's notebook. I'm getting really tired of dealing with him acquiring malware and or trojans, rootkits, viruses, etc. I have installed on it MSE + Malwarebytes and Super-Antispyware. He however does not update them or even pay attention to them. This is why I'm now looking for a paid option. The last infection made me have to wipe his computer as it would just not detect it.

Currently I'm thinking NoD32, Kaspersky or Bitdefender. Are there any better options? I would do Avira Free, but I am not sure. His ISP offers Norton, but I'm not too fond of Norton.

Anyway thanks! Look forward to some input.

TL;DR looking for a good all in one active protection. That updates automatically as well.
Edited by Pr0pheT - 4/16/11 at 1:26pm
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I have tried pretty much all of them and I went back to Avira Premium Security. Love it and would recommend it.
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I have tried pretty much all of them and I went back to Avira Premium Security. Love it and would recommend it.
How much better is it than Avira free?
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ive always found avira free pretty much useless at anything other than telling me i have a virus and it cant remove it....
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People have been praising Microsoft Security Essentials these days...
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I found bitdefender to be a bit of a resource hog, especially when it came to internet surfing...Unless they have improved on it from a couple of years ago.. I have been using norton 360 the past couple of years and love it...they even have disk optimization and registry cleaner built in... I recently bought my Norton 360 5.0 from a newegg shellshocker deal for 35 USD

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How much better is it than Avira free?
It has quite a few more features.
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It has quite a few more features.
I've actually installed Avast Free in hopes it's better for "online" protection. We'll see how that goes.
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Your best options for a basic user:

antivirus:
Norton Internet Security 2011

Here are the latest results on NIS
pc-mag
av-comparatives
vb
more comprehensive article in pc-mag comparing lab tests of internet security suites

browser:
Chrome

browser addons:
WOT
AdBlock Plus

DNS:
OpenDNS
Edited by lucido - 4/16/11 at 8:37pm
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post #10 of 22
Norton sucks bigtime. Reccomend you to stay away.

Get Avira antivirus/avast antivirus (paid version) with malwarebytes antimalware.

You may want to install Comodo Firewall Free.
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