Hey guys, my license for ESET Smart Security is about to run a few days and I want to know if there is something better. Overall I am very happy with ESET, I never had a virus (although I am super super cautious with PC security). But before I renew I want to know if ESET is the best of the best still. I need something with AV+Firewall combo. Anyone know if something else is better?
Also, I went with a subscription AV/firewall because I thought it is better than your freeware ones because you are paying for it. Common sense tells me I am right, a product you pay for will 99% be of better quality than a free one because they have the money and resources to make it so. Does this truly hold true for antivirus and firewall software?
I use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. I grab a copy when it's cheap, which can be had for $10-15 for a lifetime subscription @ Newegg from time to time. It not only works well, but the fact I don't have to keep renewing, reinstalling, researching replacements every time it expires, etc., just makes it simpler. The worst thing imo about any anti-malware product is having to renew it all the time, esp. if you have several machines. Just too much hassle.