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  Quote MagiK Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Jan 2011 at 10:22am
I was just going to go with MS Security Essentials but ended up with a Trojan so put Norton Internet Security 2011 on the new system,  we had a spare license hanging out there.
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  Quote Doc Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Jan 2011 at 11:24am
I have MS Security Essentials on my wife's (less important) rig.LOL  So far no issues. Thought about when renewing ESET I'd add hers, but now may go back to Norton unless someone can convince me ESET is still good.
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Jan 2011 at 5:30pm
ESET is not good, its great

take all those reviews with a grain of salt.
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  Quote MagiK Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Jan 2011 at 5:35pm
OR a bucket.  If a LOT of people are using it BUT not paying for it....it will not be kept up to date.  Nothing gets done for free...and from what Ive read here....those who like it most are doing the most to harm the product....continually renewing the "free" 1 month trial with new email addresses is...well it borders on fraud and it deprives the guys who made something you like of needed income to keep the product cutting edge.
Personal Opinion here, but we should help support those who make good products.


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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Jan 2011 at 6:13pm
If you want to have that discussion then we need to have the discussion of how much is the company over charging you for the product also, I'm just saying.

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  Quote MagiK Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Jan 2011 at 6:21pm
That is an easy discussion.  First they are not over charging..because they have a right to set their price.  However no one has to buy it if the price doesnt meet the demand for the product.  However that a person or company sets their price too high doesnt mean free for the picking if one can scam the system...  Im not trying to pick on you or anyone in particular or narc on ya  :)   Im just syaing if you want a product to be there at a conistent quality...you have to be willing to pay for it...or it will degrade and eventually go away.

Which reminds me...I have to "Buy" a copy of Snagit as my trial version is about done....in theory my employer should buy it because they are making me work in XP instead of Vista or Win 7 that have the excellent snipping tool.


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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Jan 2011 at 6:48pm
Disagree, screwing over is screwing over, just because its legal it does not mean that you are not getting screwed over.

by the same logic, if eset does not want to have people renew their free month trial, then they can choose to not offer it, the same way a user does not have to buy the product if you don't like it.

if ice cream cost $1 and I sell it to you for $20 because I can, it does not mean that I'm not scamming you, it just means I'm doing legally, but you are still getting ripped off.

again I'm just saying, personally I love eset and I pay for my licenses.

IMO if you are a person that is charging $20 for ice cream that should cost $1, then you should get ripped off and you should degrade away, again I'm not saying that is the case with eset at all, I'm just saying, fair is fair, if your unfair is legal, then your unfair is not fair, it is still unfair, the problem is that there is something wrong with the law.

personally I support every app or etc that I like by buying their stuff.

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  Quote MagiK Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Jan 2011 at 6:51pm
I surrender.
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  Quote Doc Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Jan 2011 at 7:35pm
For the record, I bought my 2 year license. Its time to renew. Just trying to decide if ESET has dropped off as compared to the competitors, as happens sometimes, before I renew it.
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  Quote Al Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Jan 2011 at 9:14pm
I posted to this thread in Nov. 2009 about how I'd been using Eset for 5 years without a virus or any other problem. Well, it's now been another year and 3 months and it still has a perfect record on my machines. (meaning mine and my wifes). First thing I installed when I went from winxp 32 bit to win7 64bit.
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  Quote ablahblah Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Feb 2011 at 3:30pm
Originally posted by Doc

Its nearly time to renew my ESET. However I just read PC World's ratings for security suites and it was not kind to ESET. I have had no problems with it at all, but if its not doing the job, would I know?  It ranked ESET 9th out of 10. Has ESET fallen off that much? Just wondering if I should go back to Norton.


I read PCWorld's review, they're mostly just complaining about how hard it is to configure it; IMO after reading it for awhile i think it's more for the high-end mainstream consumer. For people a little higher than that who go off and build rigs for a hobby and tinker around a lot more, MaximumPC I've found to like more, and they topped off ESET over Norton. In their review, ESET was able to survive and kill off the final AV test that involved planting a giganto archive full of malware while the AV was disabled; Norton failed completely and essentially let the malware take over.

Using eset for a few months now, took some time to configure it the way I wanted it to work but it rocks now Awesome


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  Quote Zipter Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Feb 2011 at 5:25pm

Hello Everyone,

   I have been looking to getting a new gaming rig and have to consider what anti-virus software to get.  Anyone have any thoughts on the new Webroot software? I read a review in PC mags and they got a really good rating.
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  Quote MagiK Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Feb 2011 at 6:02pm
I am very happy with Norton Internet Security 2011..wouldnt get all their other products but the IS package is pretty decent.
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  Quote Doc Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Feb 2011 at 10:27pm
Originally posted by ablahblah

Originally posted by Doc

Its nearly time to renew my ESET. However I just read PC World's ratings for security suites and it was not kind to ESET. I have had no problems with it at all, but if its not doing the job, would I know?  It ranked ESET 9th out of 10. Has ESET fallen off that much? Just wondering if I should go back to Norton.


I read PCWorld's review, they're mostly just complaining about how hard it is to configure it; IMO after reading it for awhile i think it's more for the high-end mainstream consumer. For people a little higher than that who go off and build rigs for a hobby and tinker around a lot more, MaximumPC I've found to like more, and they topped off ESET over Norton. In their review, ESET was able to survive and kill off the final AV test that involved planting a giganto archive full of malware while the AV was disabled; Norton failed completely and essentially let the malware take over.

Using eset for a few months now, took some time to configure it the way I wanted it to work but it rocks now Awesome
Thanks for the link.
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Feb 2011 at 3:15am
Originally posted by Zipter

Hello Everyone,


   I have been looking to getting a new gaming rig and have to consider what anti-virus software to get.  Anyone have any thoughts on the new Webroot software? I read a review in PC mags and they got a really good rating.


webroot anti spyware is great but for anti virus you want eset.

anybody wants setup for the av of eset I can help.
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  Quote Doc Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Feb 2011 at 12:39pm
I'd be interested in how you set it up.
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  Quote Zipter Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Feb 2011 at 1:29pm
Thanks DST I will look into it
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  Quote Doc Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Feb 2011 at 5:45pm
Thanks DST4ME. 
It warns me that checking Advanced Heuristics will adversely effect perfomance. I guess I'll see if i notice anything.
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It all depends, but you want that on, otherwise there will be all kinds of stuff you wont' catch, always make sure you have eset to update once a day, and scan your pc once or twice a week, preferably when you are sleeping.

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What you guys think about kaspersky internet security 2011 
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Mar 2011 at 1:26am
its ok, but I like eset better, I have tested avg, kaspersky, norton, mcafee, etc, I come back to eset, it has the least false positives, its very light and fast.
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Does anyone have any thoughts on the Norton Security Suite, specifically the one provided through Comcast? I've been using it for a while with an apparently perfect record (and it comes with the added advantage of being "free" for Comcast customers), but if I can do better for a reasonable cost, I might seriously consider it. Having invested a lot of $$$ into my new machine, I want to keep it secure...
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Apr 2011 at 3:31am
90% of your security is your common sense, other than that, keep Norton upto date, its a good enough av, personally I would get eset still, but thats just me, eset is always light and fast and has a great track record, norton just started getting better a year or so ago.
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  Quote Obfuscate Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Apr 2011 at 8:56am
The Norton suite updates itself obsessively (which will hopefully be a lot less obstructive on my new, more powerful machine), so I'll stick with it for now. Plus, as you say, common sense plays a big part, and I like to think I'm reasonably cautious when traversing the interwebz. Big%20Smile

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  Quote ablahblah Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Apr 2011 at 10:20pm
And norton...never...ever...comes out....>.>. I ran Revo Uninstaller on it to hunt down existing files, and it's been the most powerful uninstaller package I've ever run. And I still found chunks of Norton lying around in files, in my registry...ugh.
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  Quote Doc Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 May 2011 at 10:07am
Hey DST4ME,  I have great difficulty with ESET allowing a wifi connection with my printer. It was a problem off and on with the old version I had. I updated to the latest version with my renewal and it just will not allow the connection now. I've tried every setting change, tried the ESET help section with how to do it and it won't work. I've changed so many settings I've considered unistalling completely and reinstalling and starting over.
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Its hard to tell without being there, but maybe you blocked it without realizing it, set your firewall to interactive mode, so that you can decide what has access and what does not.

if you are stuck, I would just simply uninstall and delete any left over folder in program folder, then reinstall, it shouldn't take you no more then like 5 minutes, then set firewall to interactive mode and try to connect again.

when you install, at first it asks you what kind of wireless setup you want, one will allow network sharing one wont, make sure you chose the right one, read the explanation for each, the name can throw you off.

if not give them a call and have them help you.

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So ESET Smart Security and Webroot Spysweeper would be a good start?
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Not a good start, they are all you need, add 90% commonsense and all that = you are safe.
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I went to look up Webroot's Spy Sweeper, but it seems that it is now been folded into a full antivirus suite. I was going to try running a new spyware/malware program just to see if my current programs are missing any spyware or anything. Currently, I am using Microsoft's Secruity Essentials and Malwarebyte's anti-malware software. I had ESET, and will go back to them when I get a new computer, but I don't have the money to get a sub right now. I guess I could try the trial and scan with it to see if it catches anything.
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Malwarebytes is just as good as SS so thats all you need for spyware.

you have to have the correct settings for eset otherwise even if there was something there it may not catch it.
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I like Avast probably the best, although I never tried ESET. I despise McAfee and Norton the most.
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Malwarebytes is just as good as SS so thats all you need for spyware.

you have to have the correct settings for eset otherwise even if there was something there it may not catch it.



The settings still the same as the pics you posted on page 4? It has been awhile since I used eset.
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