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Bitdefender vs Kaspersky

  • 29-08-2018 10:15am
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,230 ✭✭✭ jaxxx


    In short: which is the best? I know there are free security services out there, but I'd rather pay for a good, notable one. Anyway Bitdefender and Kaspersky seem to be the biggest players on the market. Is there a clear winner between them or are they pretty much the same? The important thing to me is which, if either, trumps the other in terms of security against malware, viruses, etc. Cheers folks.


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 68,254 ✭✭✭✭ seamus


    After the recent leaks about US government backdoors in various softwares, I certainly wouldn't touch Kaspersky with a barge pole. It would be foolish to believe that the Russians don't have the same claws into Kaspersky.

    By all accounts, Comodo is about the most secure. I can't comment on usability though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,991 metamorphosis


    Id put bitdefender and Malwarebytes up there tbh


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,493 ✭✭✭ IamMetaldave


    I’ve been using BitDefender for years. It’s fantastic! Never had an issue, they keep up (as best they can) with threats and release updates accordingly. Also minimal system impact which is always a bonus when it’s comes to security software.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,364 ✭✭✭ rolion


    seamus wrote: »
    After the recent leaks about US government backdoors in various softwares, I certainly wouldn't touch Kaspersky with a barge pole. It would be foolish to believe that the Russians don't have the same claws into Kaspersky.

    By all accounts, Comodo is about the most secure. I can't comment on usability though.

    So... i cant commen teither but ... you are worried about the one back doors or ... the others back doors !?
    You will need to read the "small print" to understand the reasons of those leaks.

    Im using KIS btw.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32 ✭✭✭ trik


    seamus wrote: »
    After the recent leaks about US government backdoors in various softwares, I certainly wouldn't touch Kaspersky with a barge pole. It would be foolish to believe that the Russians don't have the same claws into Kaspersky.

    By all accounts, Comodo is about the most secure. I can't comment on usability though.


    Comodo were caught bundling spyware a few years ago and also were caught in a controversy where their CA signed malware. Wouldn't touch them with a bargepole.


    For a paid AV you can't go wrong with BitDefender. For a free AV I recommend Avira.


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