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Old 11-30-09, 11:42 AM
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2010: Norton or Kaspersky?

Wonder if anyone's used the new Kaspersky yet? I read somewhere that KIS 2010 is more bloated and that , surprisingly, NAV 2010 is leaner and more streamlined that in previous years.

I switched to Kaspersky KIS 2009 based on recommendations here and I'm pretty happy with it, though the reporting seems to be needlessly confusing (to me, anyway). 2010 is available for free upgrade until my current license expires but I held off until I saw more reviews for the new edition.
Old 11-30-09, 03:29 PM
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Re: 2010: Norton or Kaspersky?

I would go with Kaspersky over NAV, esp if you get the upgrade for free.
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Re: 2010: Norton or Kaspersky?

It's only free until my current license expires in February. Basically, I can go from 2009 to the 2010 version early, then I have to resubscribe for a new year. And since it's a 3 computer version, it priced a bit more. I don't think they offer a single PC version. I probably will stick with it but hearing that KIS 2010 is a bit bloated made me stop and consider.
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Re: 2010: Norton or Kaspersky?

I've been running KIS 2010 for a few weeks now and have no complaints about bloat. But I have 8GB of RAM, so that may affect my experience.

As far as expense is concerned, I renew my Kaspersky license for two years at a time. You get a better discount that way.
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Re: 2010: Norton or Kaspersky?

why not just buy a new one, they're always having av software FAR, or close to it. i'd imagine that'd be cheaper than renewing every year.
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Re: 2010: Norton or Kaspersky?

Originally Posted by D.Pham00 View Post
why not just buy a new one, they're always having av software FAR, or close to it. i'd imagine that'd be cheaper than renewing every year.
This.

I just got Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 3-Pack for free after rebate from frys.com - looks like they are always running lots of rebates on their AV products there, might be worth a look if you don't mind the wait for a rebate.
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Re: 2010: Norton or Kaspersky?

Thanks for the rebate tips. I usually do the rebate thing, too, via a combo purchase w/Turbo Tax in the spring during tax season. I'll check the frys.com deal and see if it's still available online. I think I only have 2Gb but good to know you don't feel it's bloated, MrSalty.
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Re: 2010: Norton or Kaspersky?

http://lifehacker.com/5401453/stop-p...re-good-enough

Also, AVG Free is free and works well.
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Re: 2010: Norton or Kaspersky?

Why pay for bloated AV when you can get Microsoft Security Essentials for free?
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Re: 2010: Norton or Kaspersky?

Originally Posted by Mopower View Post
Why pay for bloated AV when you can get Microsoft Security Essentials for free?
My url got shortened so it was not obvious, but that is what I said
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Re: 2010: Norton or Kaspersky?

Originally Posted by ween View Post
My url got shortened so it was not obvious, but that is what I said
And?
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Re: 2010: Norton or Kaspersky?

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And?
And nothing, was just trying to point out that the document at the URL backs up your statement in case anyone wanted any details/justification beyond just a general statement.
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Re: 2010: Norton or Kaspersky?

I like Norton Internet Security 2010--mostly because people who have reviewed it like it for its relatively low resource usage, fast automatic updates and reasonably fast and accurate scanning.

Kaspersky has an excellent antivirus system but its resource usage is not as good as NIS 2010.
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Re: 2010: Norton or Kaspersky?

I currently have an older version of Norton Internet Security installed on my Vista PC. Does anyone know if I would be able to install NAV 2010 as well, or is it going to force me to uninstall NIS?
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Re: 2010: Norton or Kaspersky?

^ Well, I didn't think it would do this, and there was no particular mention of it in the installation section of the user guide, but when I installed NAV 2010 the other day it conveniently uninstalled my earlier version of NIS.

Considering how NIS has more features than NAV, like the firewall, this seems pretty crappy to me. I'm wondering why it couldn't simply have uninstalled the antivirus portion of NIS instead.

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