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#1 newbie in hawaii

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 02:01 PM

Thinking of buying Kapersky Internet security 6.0. does anyone have any comments on this program?
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#2 Jesse Bassett

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 06:31 PM

Any Internet Security Suite uses a lot of the computer's system resources. In my family, we all use AVG Free Edition, alongside their free antispyware tool. Personally, from experience, use AVG Free..... its better than Kaspersky.
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Posted 19 May 2007 - 09:26 PM

I have to strongly disagree that AVG is better than Kaspersky. I'm not knocking AVG, it's main advantage is a lite footprint and it will do for those who have some security smarts already and don't engage in much high risk surfing. No one beats Kaspersky's detection rate, certainly not AVG.

The free AV's have gotten better at detection rates now than they had a year or two ago, but the other disadvantage with AVG is a lack of features like scheduling of scans and updates, script blocking (don't leave home without it), and support, among other things.

I use Kaspersky (KAV) standalone AV, not the security suite (KIS) that includes a firewall. I actually liked version 5.x better. I won't say I never had any problems with it--the AV includes Intrusion Prevention (IPS) that doesn't get along with some firewalls, but if you go with the suite you shouldn't have that problem. The initial cost is rather high, but subscription renewals are reasonable. Plus upgrades to the program are free, unlike Norton that tries to get you to buy the new version every year.

I got a deal at a reseller here in the US--look around some before you buy. You can also trial the program to see if you like it: http://usa.kaspersky.com/downloads/trial-versions.php

Before you make a decision, you might want to give nod32 a trial also: http://www.eset.com/download/index.php

If you are going to go with a commercial product, these two lead the field in recommendations of security professionals. The drawback with nod is it doesn't include a firewall and I've heard it isn't very user friendly. But AVG doesn't include a firewall either. :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 01:34 AM

There as many antivirus programs as there are opinions. Kapersky detection rules though are top of the bill
AVG contains an "out of the box "feature where you can schedule full scan and - update once a day.
For multi scans and/or updates you have to buy the professional version.

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 07:58 AM

I use Kaspersky 6.0 internet Security comm. It works quite well. As for how much of your system it uses, well a good internet securities do. I have found that most people around here have plenty of cpu,ram,hd to handle it without a problem. Note! Kaspersky is not as user friendly as some of the free ones. You have to train it and set some things yourself to get it to do what you want it to do. P/S Zone Alarm Pro also has always worked well for me. I hope this helps.

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 12:54 PM

Thanks for the info bud.

If navigating Kapersky's download website is any indicator, hackers and such are in for big trouble.
I purchased (online) their anti-virus program on my notebook and have attempted to load it onto another system, what a lesson in futility!
Will attempt to do this again later, before I have a few frothy beverages....lol, hope it downloads then!
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