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Pradeep bhatt
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I am using Mcaffee antivirus 2012. Is Kaspersky better that mcaffe ? Please let me know. I am on windows 7
 
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It is hard to tell if one antivirus program is better than the other.
The things I would consider in order of precedence is:

1) The cost of license per year.
2) Free upgrades for future version at no extra cost.
3) Resource intensiveness.
4) It has the tools you need often. Like some may need the shredder, others need the browser safety search plugin,etc.
5) Ease of use -> peace of mind.
6) Frequency of definition updates.

Then there is this rating of antivirus programs based on viruses they catch in the wild.
 
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Thanks.How imporant is firewall,mcaffee provided one but not norton or kaspersky
 
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Some antivirus programs don't use the term firewall, they call it internet security or something similar.
No matter what it is called, it has same functionality of a firewall.
 
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thanks, which one are you using if you dont mind my asking
 
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Give me $100 and I don't mind telling. ;)
 
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I use McAfee as it came bundled with my laptop for 15 months license.
 
Pradeep bhatt
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Thanks Amit.
 
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You are welcome

Refer the virus bulletin results and then compare the price and features included to decide.
 
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Thanks.
 
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Use better OS (read: Linux) and you won't have many problems with viruses! :P
 
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