Antivirus Software

Dear EE
Just need your views, if you were to choose between Malwarebytes, BitDefender, Forticlient and Symantec Endpoint Protection for Clients...which would it be?
Most would probably say depending on budget and requirements, but I seek guidance using "user experience"
Snowbella KilangitAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Myself: Malware Bytes and Windows Defender. Mind you I also have EMET installed and run as a standard user.

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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
NEVER, EVER chose Symantec.  Malware Bytes seems to work - but I don't know that I'd make it my primary.  Never used Bit Defender.  Never used Forticlient.

The odds that someone responding has used all four are pretty low.

In my experience Symantec has been much better of late, but spend 5-10 YEARS producing mostly ineffective, HIGHLY BUGGY software that seemed to be poorly tested in my experience.  So while they may be OK now... Can you TRUST them to be ok tomorrow?

And why are these you're ONLY choices?
Snowbella KilangitAuthor Commented:
I want to install those on my clients and server. Would you have a recommendation I don't have on my list?. Looking for something that has a good management console, remote push to clients, management server downloads updates and propagates to all clients etc...
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I agree with Leew never ever to use any Symantec product. It isn't just the AV toll that is crap, but rather all of their products.

MalwareBytes is an AntiMalware product, not an AV product, and it can be used together with AV products.. So that is something you would use alongside your AV tool.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I would (and do) highly recommend VIPRE from ThreatTrack Security.

The management console is the second best you'll find (I think it's great, but I've seen several people who agree it's good like one other vendor better and I just don't remember who that is).

And the pricing is quite good too.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Some people do not like Symantec but I use it at all clients, it has the attributes you desire, and it does not cause any issues. We are using the latest version of Symantec Endpoint.
Thomas Zucker-ScharffSolution GuideCommented:
I use SEP on all endpoints except my own.  I personally prefer MBAM along with several other items (including EMET).  You can check out my article on Multilayered security.
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