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Blink Personal Security?


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#1 frankp316

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 01:54 PM

I have come across this product that seems to be an attempt to do an all in one security product a la Norton 360. It's called Blink Personal Security with Anti Virus. So I was wondering if anyone has used this. Obviously one product to do everything is an attractive idea but does it work? I suppose I would have to uninstall what I have currently to install this. Here's the link.





http://www.eeye.com/html/products/blink/personal/index.html

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 03:18 PM

I just did a check of this site with McAfees site advisor, it said that some virii had been downloaded with the software, a backdoor trojan. Plus, I can only find manfacturer generated stuff on other web sites. Personally something makes me nervous about this software.
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Posted 14 June 2007 - 03:43 PM

This is a link to their home page. Looks legit. I personally know nothing of the company but it has an impressive customer list. Looks like they are expanding into personal security products.
http://www.eeye.com/html/index.html
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Posted 14 June 2007 - 04:31 PM

I just did a check of this site with McAfees site advisor, it said that some virii had been downloaded with the software, a backdoor trojan. Plus, I can only find manfacturer generated stuff on other web sites. Personally something makes me nervous about this software.




Are you saying there aren't any impartial reviews of this product? That's odd.

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 04:38 PM

A quick Google search on "Blink Personal Security" shows a number of reviews and other site links.


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Posted 14 June 2007 - 06:07 PM

I did find one impartial review from 2004. The rest that I saw did not look that way. Also, as retired military, I could not validate any of the US Government customers.
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Posted 14 June 2007 - 07:11 PM

Hey Oldf@rt -


I don't want to start a feud, but when I Google "Blink Personal Security"

one of the first reviews is: CNet's April 2007 review .


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Posted 14 June 2007 - 11:00 PM

I never got to 07 review weird however I ran that search through Firefox built for Red Hat 72, and my code may not be perfect. :thumbsup:

Interesting this is only the second article that looked like an actual review, not an ad., However I trust CNET, as they have always seemed to be straightforward.

Edited by oldf@rt, 14 June 2007 - 11:03 PM.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 05:56 AM

I read the CNet review. In short, good idea, so so execution. I'll pass.




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