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Anti-virus, anti-malware, spam protection, etc. Plz explain

I'm very confused! I've been looking at https://www.av-comparatives.org/ and I see categories for over a dozen categories. But, I am unclear as to what they all do and how much overlap they have.

If I have, say Norton Security or Kaspersky Internet Security, what else, if anything do I need? Do I need Hitman Pro or Zemana for malware? Do I need anything else?

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layered security

In reply to: Anti-virus, anti-malware, spam protection, etc. Plz explain

"If I have, say Norton Security or Kaspersky Internet Security, what else, if anything do I need? ".
Nothing else is needed, those suites offers comprehensive protection, however you can use other type of softwares to complement the protection.

"Do I need Hitman Pro or Zemana for malware? Do I need anything else?"
You can use them a second opinion scanners.

Name of other product removed by moderator because of spam.

Post was last edited on October 4, 2017 4:03 AM PDT

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Anti-virus, anti-malware, spam protection, etc

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You should try any good total security antivirus which is enough to provide protection against viruses, spyware and other online cyber threats.
It provides extremely advanced protection from viruses, phishing attacks, spam, and other unknown cyber threats and blocks any potentially fatal programs which might affect your PC, online transaction and other files.

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Check out the real-world protection test

In reply to: Anti-virus, anti-malware, spam protection, etc. Plz explain

There's a lot of info over at AV-comparatives!

I'd start with looking at the Real World Protection Factsheet, available here (look for the icon to download the report)

https://www.av-comparatives.org/dynamic-tests/

The factsheet does a great job of explaining exactly what was tested, why those things were tested, their methods, and so on.

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