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mallen1
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:06 am    Post subject: Real-time Protection: Security vs CPU Utilization Reply with quote

Regarding the plethora of available antimalware utilities, I have three interrelated questions regarding their real-time protection:

1. which utility's real-time protection provides the most bulletproof security,
2. which is utility's real-time protection is easiest on CPU utilization, and
3. which strikes the best balance between protection and resource utilization?

I realize that especially #3 is quite subjective, but that's what I want: your opinions.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1 Kaspersky Internet Security provides very good protection, but maybe someone else can offer other suggestions.

2 I would have to say the ESET's NOD32 and ESET Smart Security are the best in this regard. Also they have excellent detection rates.

3 Maybe someone else can answer this. Both of ESET's products offer very good protection against known malware, and some protection agains unkown malware due to excellent heuristics (attempts to identify unknown threats), but do not not provide any kind of HIPS.

HIPS put simply will alert you and ask for your approval when any unkown process tries to do something on your computer. Vista offers this in a limited from with User Account Control.
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