The time has come to change my antivirus software suite. For a long time I’ve been using Kaspersky Internet Security, and I’ve had no issues with it until recently.

Last year in October, my desktop started to be sluggish after it wakes up from sleep. I contacted technical support. The support ticket is still open, I regularly do tests they ask me to do, add more details… There’s no solution. I already have no hope to get my issue fixed.

A similar problem occurred on my new laptop several times. Although I do not believe KIS is the source of hangs, it surely contributes to the issues with system stability.

So now I’m looking for alternative solution. I’d like to have a complete suite with antivirus and firewall, anti-banner is also a plus. Anti-span is not crucial anymore because I mostly read email online.

What antivirus do you use? What are its advantages and disadvantages?


Problems with laptop

Statistics of reliability monitor on the new laptop does not make happy:
Stability index diagram in Reliability Monitor

Something hangs. Often it happens when resuming from sleep or when switching users. It does not stop responding completely: mouse cursor moves on the screen but there’s nothing else but blackness. Sometimes the system works yet it becomes sluggish. There are service timeout errors in the system log.

I tried to turn off the majority of additional services and software installed by HP. Unfortunately, it didn’t help.

Then I updated video drivers. Neither helped it.

I changed video card usage setting in BIOS from dynamic to fixed and selected high-performance card in the system. This even reduced the time where the laptop works. The system stopped responding rather easily.

Then I switched to using energy-efficient card. The system became more stable, yet occasionally it stopped working…

Lately I updated the fingerprint and sound-card drivers. I hope it helps…

Does anyone face such problems on HP Pavilion dv7-6b54er?
How do I make the system stable?

New Fast Laptop

So I’ve bought a new laptop:

HP Pavilion dv7-6b54er
HP Pavilion dv7-6b54er

Entertainment Notebook PC

It’s just amazing!!! I’m delighted with it!

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