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December 24, 2012 10:44:43 AM

Hi,

I'm looking to see if I should stick with what I have or should make a change.

Currently I have Avira Antivirus Premium & Comodo Firewall.

I'm not aware of any independent firewall testing sites, but know of two antivirus ones (av-comparatives.org and av-test.org) and both have put Bitdefender at the top of their list and I see that they also have a special promotion going on. So thinking maybe I should change.

Avira has advanced rating from av-comparatives, Bitdefender has advanced+.
On av-test, Bitdefender is at the top for protection, and Avira is not.

Should I make the change? If so, should I get the Bitdefender with the firewall or stick with Comodo?
I know this is something that everyone will have differing opinions on, but trying to ask experts that know about both antivirus and firewalls more than I do.
December 24, 2012 11:50:58 AM

I use MSE or AVG and Windows Firewall and my router's firewall. Suppliment those with MalwareBytes. Haven't had too much trouble over the years using good internet safety practices. Your choice...
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December 24, 2012 12:44:50 PM

i am using kaspersky internet security 2013

seems pretty good

and barclays bank were giving it free to their customers :D 
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December 24, 2012 3:25:33 PM

Hi :) 

Norton Internet Security 2013...the best there is ...imho..

All the best Brett :) 
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December 24, 2012 3:30:27 PM

Norton hasn't had a good product since the 2001 version.
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December 24, 2012 3:42:11 PM

rearendhat said:
Norton hasn't had a good product since the 2001 version.


Hi :) 

Thats your opinion only...

I fix viruses EVERY day in my shops and put Nis on afterwards... but we never see a machine with an up to date Norton and viruses.... we see plenty of machines with the free avs on AND viruses...

All the best Brett :) 
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December 24, 2012 4:10:57 PM

Not to sound mean, Brett, but Norton sucks.

If you truly do own a shop, as you claim, then you don't "fix viruses," you remove them off of computers. To me saying you fix them has other, negative, meanings.

That being said, thanks for your opinion, along with all the others who have posted/will post.

I finally get my key again for Malwarebytes Pro, so that is up and running.


Anyone here use Bitdefender 2013? I'd like to hear from you as well.
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December 24, 2012 4:17:26 PM

i did try bitdefender 2013 when it was in beta

it was very good

but as i got kis for free which is also well rated i didnt buy bitdefender when the beta ended
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December 24, 2012 4:32:00 PM

trickynick said:
Not to sound mean, Brett, but Norton sucks.

If you truly do own a shop, as you claim, then you don't "fix viruses," you remove them off of computers. To me saying you fix them has other, negative, meanings.

That being said, thanks for your opinion, along with all the others who have posted/will post.

I finally get my key again for Malwarebytes Pro, so that is up and running.


Anyone here use Bitdefender 2013? I'd like to hear from you as well.


Hi :) 

I hope you are not calling me a liar...

I own Computer shops and a Laptop repair company ...

The Moderators know who I am if you need proof....

And my use of the word Fix = Remove, both myself and my employees.

And Mbam although a VERY good program is not enough to protect anyone...you NEED proper AV and Firewall..

All the best Brett :) 
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December 24, 2012 4:34:12 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
i did try bitdefender 2013 when it was in beta

it was very good

but as i got kis for free which is also well rated i didnt buy bitdefender when the beta ended



Hi :) 

Ebuyer keeps sending us a free KIS with every motherboard we buy for the shops.... they go straight in the dustbin as we cannot think of anything else to do with them lol...

All the best Brett :) 
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December 24, 2012 5:29:35 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
i did try bitdefender 2013 when it was in beta

it was very good

but as i got kis for free which is also well rated i didnt buy bitdefender when the beta ended


That would be a good reason to go to KIS.

KIS is pretty good from what I'm seeing on it, but the special pricing for BitDefender right now is why I'm really looking at that as I don't think I could get it or KIS for free like you did. :) 
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December 24, 2012 5:40:11 PM

trickynick said:
That would be a good reason to go to KIS.

KIS is pretty good from what I'm seeing on it, but the special pricing for BitDefender right now is why I'm really looking at that as I don't think I could get it or KIS for free like you did. :) 


if you have internet banking browse their website

i didnt know they gave it to their customers for free until i stumbled upon it in some section of their website--it wasnt on the front page

your isp might also offer a free product

i know BT offer customers mcafee

if i hadnt got it for free then yes i would have bought bitdefender

its very highly rated

there is a free bitdefender--though i think its only the antivirus not the whole internet security suite and dont know if its limited compared to the paid version
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December 24, 2012 5:58:58 PM

Just checked with my bank, they offer McAfee. So, that option is out. :) 

I really not worried about the money, but the price is just hard to pass up. $20.13 for 3 PCs, 1 year not matter which version of BitDefender you get. Even their $79.99 reg priced one.

But I think Comodo is top notch, and being free makes it even that much better. I see no reason to get rid of it, except to have an All-in-One application where the AV and FireWall are in one application, which is why my OP and because I hate change. lol
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