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Discussion in 'Product recommendations and reviews' started by SeaEagleRock8, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    My Norton anti-virus is expiring so I thought i'd try a Kaspersky product for my home PC, but when I went on their site I couldn't work out which product I should get. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    @[SeaEagleRock8],

    I have not been impressed with Kaspersky Labs Pure 2.0. I have had a lot of issues with licencing over the 8 months that I have had it installed.

    The problem that I have is that every once in a while it will shut off all protection and say that my licence is invalid.

    Their fix is that you have to try and run another update as the latest update may be corrupted. This doesn't always work either and another fix is to re-synchronise your computer clock and then run the update again. Their other option is to fully uninstall and re-install the product to see if that fixes the problem. I have had to do this about a month after the original install and it looks like I may have to do it again as I am currently having the problem again today and it is really giving me the you know whats as nothing seems to be working besides restarting my computer and having protection for about 10 to 20 minutes before it shuts itself off again.

    I would never recommend this product to anybody and I will definitely be changing over to another antivirus/internet security company product once my 2 year licence expires next year (that's if I last with it that long if I can't get it working properly beforehand).
     
  3. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    thanks @[Jethro], as it happens I went with the devil I knew and renewed my Norton, pleased I did after reading what happened to you!
     
  4. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    @[SeaEagleRock8],

    Well, after writing that burst above your reply, I then went and uninstalled the product and then had a lot of trouble trying to get it to re-install. It would appear to re-install and when you restart the computer, the damn product wouldn't start even trying to start it manually wouldn't start it. After many uninstall, re-installs, I ended up having to go into the registry and delete all references to Kaspersky and then re-installing it and then it worked about 10 minutes ago and still appears to going okay.

    Good luck with your Norton choice. I had Norton 360 before Kaspersky and I never had a problem with it but chose to not renew it as I wanted to support the company who supports our team. Big mistake that was so far. I will have to do my home work over the next 16 months to see who I choose to protect my computers :)
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I dont use virus protection, I like the thrill of coming up against malware and viruses, that's just how I roll.
     
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  6. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You're such a thrill seeker Dan :D
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I know right?
     
  8. Mybludog

    Mybludog Active Member

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    My AVG is up for renewal now and i was thinking of changing to Kaspersky but after reading about Jethro's probs i think i'll stay with AVG
     
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  9. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    @[SeaEagleRock8] & @[Mybludog]

    Well, my Kaspersky PURE 2.0 has been playing up again over the last couple of days with issues with licencing yet again and has switched off all internet security twice in the last hour.
     
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  10. Technical Coach

    Technical Coach Well-Known Member

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    Microsoft security essentials is free and does the job more than good enough for the average user.

    If your surfing habits push the boundaries and into areas of high amounts of viruses and malware i suggest surfing in a Sandbox environment for double the protection.

    Paying for Anti virus software is a waste of money unless it is so far ahead of the rest but i have not looked up the latest results comparisons in recent times so i might be wrong.
     
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  11. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    and yet again :mad:
     
  12. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I've been running pure 2.0 since the 2011 offer. Never had a problem with it. Now sure about renewing at years end just due to price.
     
  13. Mybludog

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    I was going to give it a go but just didn't want to take the chance of stuffing my computer.
    Went with AVG again.......maybe next time
     
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  14. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    @SeaEagleRock8
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    I would like to update my thoughts on Kaspersky PURE. Since the introduction and free upgrade from Kaspersky PURE 2.0 to Kaspersky PURE 3.0 about 3 or 4 months ago, I have not to this date had one problem with the product.
     

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