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    Default Kaspersky ??

    I stopped using Kaspersky well over ten years ago . . .




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    It sounds like paranoia, or politics, given that the US Govt have released no real evidence to say that the software is, in fact, a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsemmens View Post
    It sounds like paranoia, or politics, given that the US Govt have released no real evidence to say that the software is, in fact, a problem.
    Absolutely...and anyway, Donalds links to Russia would seem of greater concern to the US at large IMO.

    BUT, if you are concerned, there are plenty of as good or better alternatives out there....

    Oh, I don't use Kaspersky myself, but I have in the past....
    The fact that there's a highway to hell and a stairway to heaven says a lot about the anticipated traffic flow.

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    I have always found Kaspersky anti-virus products to be first class and would not simply discard them on the basis of a news report, particularly one originating from the U.S.

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    dont tell admin, he loves it.......



    Finally got FTTN, 710m line length....

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    ...well every virus scanner is a potential datamining tool as you give it access to all your files and you normally agree to send feed back home to them, just like you do to in Microsoft's WIndows 10, Google, Apple, blah, blah, virtually with every mouse click.
    Pretty much everybody probably knows more about what we have on our computers that we users ourselves.

    Pretty sure the freeware virus scanners are more generous in handing over what they collected from you to third parties than Kaspersky who pride themselves with security. If that would ever get into the open, nobody would pay for them anymore, one would think.
    I think I would actually trust the Russians more than the USA in that respect.

    The USA wanting to ban them actually make me feel like getting a subscription, even though I rarely go online with Windows, just out of protest.
    This era of thoughtless consumption must end so we can encourage a world of creative geniuses rather than consumer idiots.


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    I stopped using it years ago because it was becoming too ram intensive and system resources were being drained. It started slowing machines down at boot up and during use as badly as Norton did/does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoe View Post
    dont tell admin, he loves it.......
    Haven't had a virus since I started using it (dunno how long ago.....more than a decade ?), so yeah, why wouldnt I love it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmangle View Post
    I stopped using it years ago because it was becoming too ram intensive and system resources were being drained. It started slowing machines down at boot up and during use as badly as Norton did/does.
    Then you are clearly doing something seriously wrong.

    I am currently typing this using an old Core 2 Duo that came with Windows Vista on it that I have upgraded to Windows 10. So it is running Windows 10 and Kaspersky and it has a whopping 3gb of Ram.

    You more than likely already have something on your computer to have that problem. Maybe the the Donald has bugged you ? Norton also hasn't been a resource hog since the early 2000's......it gets annoying on a technology site when people come up with stuff that's at least a decade out. Its like saying dont buy a new Ford because they bought out a model in 2002 that had a product recall.

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    +1 Admin, I put kaspersky on All of my customers PC's, 0 issues

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    Yes, Kaspersky here as well, can't fault it, AVG was rubbish and loved hogging the CPU/Memory, Avira was okay, but I started having troubles updating, so ended up scrapping it for Kaspersky.
    Last edited by Al Bundy; 08-09-17 at 10:50 PM.
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    Sorry to bring up an old thread but came across this.

    I have been using Norton for years and only a few days ago Norton came up for renewal so bought a new copy and installed it.

    To my horror Norton decided to backup my whole computer on their cloud which I did not ask for as have my own backup drive.

    Received a string of excess data notifications from my internet provider along with a horror bill for excess usage. Have noticed my computer still seems to uploading data to Norton on regular basis.

    Noticed the computer runs rather slowly at times.

    As well Norton installed Google Chrome as my default browser which I did not ask for. Restored Firefox a day or so ago.

    So think its time to cut my losses and go over to Kaspersky.

    All I want is virus protection, not something that takes over my whole on line world and rips out everything from my computer.

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    time for a rethink ???? linux
    are you a self appointed hypocrite sheriff or just a nasty person

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    Quote Originally Posted by Landytrack View Post
    Sorry to bring up an old thread but came across this.

    I have been using Norton for years and only a few days ago Norton came up for renewal so bought a new copy and installed it.

    To my horror Norton decided to backup my whole computer on their cloud which I did not ask for as have my own backup drive.

    Received a string of excess data notifications from my internet provider along with a horror bill for excess usage. Have noticed my computer still seems to uploading data to Norton on regular basis.

    Noticed the computer runs rather slowly at times.

    As well Norton installed Google Chrome as my default browser which I did not ask for. Restored Firefox a day or so ago.

    So think its time to cut my losses and go over to Kaspersky.

    All I want is virus protection, not something that takes over my whole on line world and rips out everything from my computer.
    Forget the rethinks and linux mate. It's not necessary.

    For many years I have regarded Nortons as more of a virus than a solution. Wouldn't touch it with a bargepole. I used to use Kaspersky, but for several years I have been using ESET Internet security on all 4 of the machines here without a problem in the world...

    Just my 10 worth...
    The fact that there's a highway to hell and a stairway to heaven says a lot about the anticipated traffic flow.

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    Yes, I too can recommend ESET Internet Security, having used it very successfully in the past.

    I have removed Kaspersky from all my computers, as I found it had become a little too aggressive, removing stuff unnecessarily.

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    same ESET here dont need linux

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    Quote Originally Posted by Landytrack View Post
    Sorry to bring up an old thread but came across this.

    I have been using Norton for years and only a few days ago Norton came up for renewal so bought a new copy and installed it.

    To my horror Norton decided to backup my whole computer on their cloud which I did not ask for as have my own backup drive.

    Received a string of excess data notifications from my internet provider along with a horror bill for excess usage. Have noticed my computer still seems to uploading data to Norton on regular basis.

    Noticed the computer runs rather slowly at times.

    As well Norton installed Google Chrome as my default browser which I did not ask for. Restored Firefox a day or so ago.

    So think its time to cut my losses and go over to Kaspersky.

    All I want is virus protection, not something that takes over my whole on line world and rips out everything from my computer.
    try bit defender free version, very lite, only av, no other crap, & its freeeeeee
    why do we need the NBN ? because the copper network is constipated & needs fibre

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    Thanks everyone for the comments, all noted and a great help. Had never heard of ESET and it sounds like the one to go for. Will get rid of the Nortons first and see about getting ESET installed.

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    Who needs anti virus products? Whinedows users, that's who!
    I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message...

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    ESET for me

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