New suggestion for recommended AV software

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by =?Utf-8?B?UmhpZGlhbg==?=, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. Hi,
    I was browsing the "downloads and trials" section of your home security
    website and noticed that Kaspersky is missing from the recommended AV
    software ! I haven't used McAfee or Symantec for a while now (McAfee let a
    virus through, Symantec seem more interested in grabbing money than
    protecting my PC- everything always boils down to the fact that your
    subscription will run out in xx days. Shut up and just stop viruses...)
    Kaspersky really does seem worth recommending; version 6 has built-in
    anti-spyware, it can scan inside .pst files (which it could do definitely
    before Symantec), stops malicious html code and generally seems quite light
    on its feet. Any chance of getting this added to the list ?

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    =?Utf-8?B?UmhpZGlhbg==?=, Jun 17, 2006
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  2. My reply is at the bottom of your message :

    I guess no , because these are special offers which the vendor asks
    Microsoft for permission to add and Microsoft accepts . Moreover , the
    companies there were Gold AV partners some times ago , Kaspersky has never
    been Gold partner . (I say "ago" because I am not sure if they are still
    Gold partners but they should be now ).

    If you want Kaspersky , then you can buy it . I personally don't like v.6 :)

    =?Utf-8?B?UGFuZGFfbWFu?=, Jun 18, 2006
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  3. Thanks Panda_man,

    I didn't realise all the vendors were gold partners; I suppose I just
    thought it was a random listing !

    What do you find wrong with V6 ? I only ask 'cos I've had a lot of trouble
    with some of the big name AV companies in recent years; McAfee (v6 ? I think)
    just let a file called DDM_D.ZIP through, I can't remember the virus name but
    that scared me a bit. So I switched to Symantec (whose online scan had picked
    up this file in the first place) but got tired of their constant (60 days in
    advance ?) "your protection runs out"... which I understand is important, but
    their approach was a bit too nagging for me. Kaspersky seems (?) to do the
    job in a very quite, out-of the way manner although I guess running a few
    different online scans can't harm.
    =?Utf-8?B?UmhpZGlhbg==?=, Jun 18, 2006

  4. Kaspersky is definitely one of the best products for full protection and
    killing malware. However their version 6 really made me doubt if KAV should
    be between the first one .

    When I tested it , it was slow and heavy.I used a machine with 1.6 Ghz
    processor and 512 MB RAM. It loaded really fast but it slowed down the
    machine because it scans Soooo slow that I think KAV is may be the slowest AV
    now. Moreover it scans in real-time in all archives and packed files so that
    this takes time and the computers cannot work . Believe me I have seen a guy
    with KAV which had to scan his own computer (a lot of info in it) for 24
    hours so he kept it some days and then got rid of it . Anyway ... v6 has
    behaviour analysis part which displayed too much false-positives . I used
    settings by default . It thought Windows Media Player 10 in XP for
    trojan-invader . With tests of malware in known to be infected sites , it
    didn't stop poping up. Moreover , it flagged an MP3 for suspicious ...
    Something else I don't like in it is the so called "I-Swift" just to make it
    faster . Why don't they create a new engine ? ? ?
    Because I tested Kaspersky Internet Security 6 , I had to test the firewall
    .. The firewall is really flexible which is excellent *BUT* by default the
    firewall monitors both incoming and outgoing traffic + it is in teaching mode
    , asks non-stop ,what is this , what is that . I can change its settings but
    I didn't want because I used settings by default for the tests .

    I have used Panda - Titanium , TruPrevent or Platinum has never left even a
    single malware in and they has always worked great however I currently have
    nothing to do with them just because v.2006 are extremely slow and heavy,just
    like KAV6 , hmmm.... well almost like KAV :)

    Have you looked at NOD32 ? (
    If you want two way firewall , have the free Zone Alarm (

    I suggest you not to comment these products indetails here no more because
    it is Microsoft newsgroups for MS products and related stuff .

    Nice day !

    =?Utf-8?B?UGFuZGFfbWFu?=, Jun 19, 2006
  5. =?Utf-8?B?UmhpZGlhbg==?=

    Steve Dassin Guest

    Just wanted to say I appreciate and respect your opinion regarding these
    products.Thank you for being so helpful to those of us trying to make
    the best choices we can.
    Steve Dassin, Jun 20, 2006
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