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#1 waveydavey

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 02:57 AM

Would any of you use Kaspersky virus protection now that the government has had so many things to say against it or would you continue to use it regardless.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:39 AM

I still use once and awhile. I have a subscription to Total Security 2018 and I activate once in awhile. I am not sure which I like better between Kaspersky Total Security and the built in Windows Defender so I do not use it all the time.


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:43 AM

The Russians can get all the info about me that they need from Google. I use Kaspersky on a few Win10 machines that do not have the 1709 update. on those I use Windows Defender as it now exceeds most 3rd party AV vendors in functionality and performance.



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:04 AM

Why would you pay for a antivirus when Windows 10's Windows Defender is free and has become one of the best antivirus programs out there.  The security issues the US government points out is a good reason to stay away from Kaspersky.  I still use and recommend some of Kaspersky's online scans, but will not suggest its antivirus.


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:16 AM

I only use Kaspersky..... Best (Y)



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:20 AM

I personally think this is really funny the USA government using Russian AV and accusing them of security bridges.... 
Well, this is nothing than politics.


I personally think this is really funny the USA government using Russian AV and accusing them of security bridges... 
Well, this is nothing than politics.



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 07:02 AM

Would any of you use Kaspersky virus protection now that the government has had so many things to say against it or would you continue to use it regardless.

A lot of folks think that is more of a political posture by the government.
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Posted 15 December 2017 - 09:48 PM

Absolutely. Kaspersky is still a really good anti-virus. They can't help a gov. employee took files home and had it on their personal computer.

Have you tried turning it off and back on? :P


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Posted 16 December 2017 - 02:11 AM

Thank everyone for their opinion.



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 09:55 AM

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:46 AM

I've been in I.T. for few years and have utilized and tested many security products over the years. I've used Kaspersky Internet Security on my primary systems and have found it to be one of the best I have ever run. Being a tech, I'm fortunate to have several systems running at any time, so I am able to run different security products on a couple of my lab systems for comparison. In that regard, I have found Kaspersky and Bitdefender currently to offer the best protection, with the least problems otherwise. I recently read a review from PcMag comparing products where they still rate Kaspersky high and have a disclaimer basically saying that until the accusations are actually proven, they will continue to rate it as such. Many, in the I.T. community still regard Kaspersky as one of the best, with no concerns over hacking. Personally, I'll trust the opinion of my fellow I.T. people before I trust any propaganda from the government or it's news outlets. (Still with no actual, verifiable proof)


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 08:31 AM

Well, this is nothing than politics.

 

A lot of folks think that is more of a political posture by the government.

 

 

Emotions, feelings and no verifiable facts. 

 

Many, in the I.T. community still regard Kaspersky as one of the best

 

 

Despite it supposedly considered a solid product, are you sure that none of the backdoors were injected in its codebase by Russians? Nope, you can't, 'cause it is closed source.

In addition to main function it can fulfill many parallel functions.



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Posted 11 March 2018 - 08:52 AM

Kaspersky Russian Spying Rumors: Should You Use This Antivirus?

UPDATED Oct. 18 with comments from Kaspersky Lab. UPDATED Oct. 25 with preliminary results of Kaspersky Lab's internal investigation. UPDATED Nov. 16 with final results of Kaspersky Lab's internal investigation.


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 09:12 AM

Yep, and here is interesting law perspective on US-Kaspersky case:

https://lawfareblog.com/kaspersky-lab-v-dhs-governments-response-and-kasperskys-reply

 

Also, unlike SAP and McAfee did, Kaspersky did not revealed its products source code, in spite of claiming the willingness to do so.






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