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Question

Light Security Suite

by _zAx_ / July 3, 2014 11:43 PM PDT

Hi everyone,
I need your help for find a good internet security for my senior uncle. So, could you help me to find a good internet security suite that have the following requisites:
1) User friendly
2) Possibility to block the configuration with password
3) Real time protection versus virus/malware/spyware(especially pop-up)
4) it must be LIGHT! (I already know Kaspersky but it is heavy for an old PC)
5) Not necessary free

Thanks in advance

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There is no such suite.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 4, 2014 12:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Light Security Suite

While NOD32 continues to win the light antivirus question, you asked for a lot more.

Besides, all the threats and malware I see today are not a virus. So maybe the threats have gone beyond what an antivirus offers.

Item 3 conflicts with your call for light. http://www.kaspersky.com/about/news/virus/2013/number-of-the-year at 315 THOUSAND new malicious files every day so to keep pace the antivirus must be updated to detect those with daily updates.

--> You can see that with some billion files to detect there can't be a light security suite anymore. But wait, there is something that seems to do far better than any security suite to date. Many don't know what it is so I'll share.

We continue to be the best defense.
Bob

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Good compromise security/performance
by _zAx_ / July 4, 2014 10:36 PM PDT

I know Nod32 and Eset smart security; they have a good performance but they do not have all feature I am searching.
For example Eset cannot detect rootkit (I am not sure) and in some review I read that the only good component is the antivirus real time protection...
There is some good compromise with security and performance? Do you have analysed some good internet security? Have you done some good comparison of internet security?
Thanks in advance and for the past answer.


PS: I know that the user is the best defense; but in this case my uncle with zero knowledge of informatics is the worst defense...

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Re: antivirus
by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 4, 2014 11:16 PM PDT

How about using an iPad or an Android tablet for surfing the net and e-mailing?

Kees

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Why yes I did analyze some good internet security.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 5, 2014 12:26 AM PDT

And for that we were labeled extremists by the NSA. Here's the story.
http://www.zdnet.com/nsa-targets-linux-journal-as-extremist-forum-report-7000031241/

TAILS was one of the secure OSes I looked into with a nod to finding one with the XP interface for those that want to move away from an unsupported, that is security fixes are not planned OS.

Here's a few pictures.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/29864315/Screenshot-1.png (Wow, those XP users will be right at home.)
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/29864315/Screenshot.png showing me here on the forums.

I think Kees is spot on here. May want that.
Bob

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