That the user or owner makes all the difference. No title made today will protect a machine from a less than diligent owner.
All the titles fail when the owner takes chances.
Hi Guys. I read a lot of reviews on the subject of internet security (Antivirus, firewall, anti malware etc.). But there is one area that I have never seen a head to head review in, and that is in the all in one security suite area (paid vs. free). The reason for this is simply because there is no free all in one security suites. But all the elements to create a free security suite are available. You have several free antivirus programs, as well as many free firewall programs. There are free antimalware (spyware, adware etc.) programs. Free antispam programs. As well as many others. So I was thinking. If I took the top free security software in all the main categories and put together a security suite, how would that free suite fare in a head to head test against the top paid suites like Norton Internet Security, McAfee Internet Security or Kaspersky Internet Security?
Below is the suite I put together. What I would like is for all of you to estimate what you you think the percentage of effectiveness this suite would be in preventing my system from being infected and whether you think it would be as good, worse or better then a leading paid suite.
Free Internet Security Suite
1. Avast Antivirus. I chose Avast because it has consistently been in the top three rated free antivirus programs for many years.
2. Zone Alarm Firewall. Zone Alarm has also been a consistent contender for the best free firewall for many years. yes it is a little annoying with so many pop ups, but that might be why it is so good.
3. Windows Defender. Although there are many free antimalware programs out there, very few of them provide active protection. Of the ones that provide active protection, I think Windows Defender is one of the best.
4. ThreatFire. Threatfire is not a stand alone antivirus scanner. It is more of an add on to fill the holes of your main antivirus. Test show that it has one of the best, if not the best, heuristic behavioral scanning engines available.
So what do you think? How do you think this suite would fare against the leading paid security suites on the market? Do you think it would be as good, worse or better?