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May 8, 2010
8:22 PM
skumara
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Hi,

I just bought this kaspersky internet security. I would like to test this software to see wheather it does protect my computer. Apart from eicar test file which detects well is there any other test file to test kaspersky virus detection, firewall and spyware detection?

 

Thank you

May 8, 2010
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Skumara: A quick google search turned up another site, tech-pro, that offers test files like you seem to be asking about. There are also a lot of sites that offer the eicar test files.

But I have no real experience doing anything like that so wouldn’t suggest trying the tech-pro site yet.

Hang on here for a while and give folks a chance to post, I’m sure you’ll get plenty of options to choose from that will be safe and will get the job done.

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May 9, 2010
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@Wheezer,

I officially declare that your signature is now extremely CoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCool cool.

Wink

May 9, 2010
6:15 AM
Adrian
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Sorry, skumara but you’ll need to know that here on dotTech every 2 out of 3 threads get hijacked. Cry

@Wheezer: Is there a limit on how many smilies you can use in one post? Wink

May 9, 2010
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Sorry, I’ve never actually tried to test my antivirus/firewall setup.

May 9, 2010
9:40 AM
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I’ve been waiting on Ashraf, Locutus, and some of the other dotTech  tech-heavyweights to weigh in on this.

I’m kinda surprised Karen didn’t know of anything. But we can’t know everything can we. And she knows an awful lot!

I’m getting curious about this topic too.

 

[edited to correct spelling... again...]

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May 9, 2010
11:05 AM
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Hum… Doesn’t Kaspersky have an overall good rating on their product?

May 9, 2010
11:09 AM
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i live in South Africa, in this country people dont use kaspersky internet security, cos very few people buy it and even fewer trust it.Almost everyone uses Avira(paid version / free version ), or Avast and Avg.Kind of surprising you guys overseas use other security software.I thought we were the most dinosaur country technology wise.They even gave us free one year deals on this stuff, i work for an accounting company, and none of us even took it for free.

ami
May 9, 2010
11:44 AM
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Ami said:

i live in South Africa, in this country people dont use kaspersky internet security, cos very few people buy it and even fewer trust it.Almost everyone uses Avira(paid version / free version ), or Avast and Avg.Kind of surprising you guys overseas use other security software.I thought we were the most dinosaur country technology wise.They even gave us free one year deals on this stuff, i work for an accounting company, and none of us even took it for free.


 

Where I live, it’s Norton or McAfee.  Except for the people who know what they’re doing-they have AVG or MSE.  (No Avira because those annoying popups that I’m not willing to work around for 1938240932 people).

Oh, the site that was :(
May 10, 2010
2:06 PM
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Yeah, here it is always Norton or McAfee for corporate or gov’t use. And I think most people (non-techies) stick with the Norton or McAfee trials that are pre-installed on their PCs.

The techies, of course, immediately delete the trialware and install Avira, Avast, AVG, or MSE.

May 10, 2010
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I’ve never tried MSE before actually. I heard many praise about it, but I want to ask does it consume much RAM? MY PC does not have much RAM…

May 10, 2010
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Adrian said:

I’ve never tried MSE before actually. I heard many praise about it, but I want to ask does it consume much RAM? MY PC does not have much RAM…


 

You’re in luck-I’m on my old XP system with 1GB of RAM (that’s a lot to some people, hopefully you have at least this much).  84MB if I’m reading it right.

Oh, the site that was :(
May 10, 2010
5:48 PM
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Where I live, it’s also just Norton and McAfee, but I stick with Clam because it is open source.

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May 11, 2010
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My MSE only appears to be using 14MB of memory at the moment.

From Anvir:
The service itself:
CPU-0%, Memory-14 MB, Pagefile-154 MB, Disk-0 K/s

The UI (which is not active at the moment):
CPU-0%, Memory-0.4 MB, Pagefile-7 MB, Disk-0 K/s

May 11, 2010
3:39 PM
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IMHO, the best anti-viruses are:

-Bitdefender

-Kasperski

-Nod32 (ESET)

 

IMHO the WORST anti-viruses out there are:

-AVG

-Norton

 

I’ve gotten mixed reviews of McAfee, but CNet gave their latest version a hearty thumbs DOWN.

 

Feel free to correct me on anything.  I love the great antivirus debate.

Any comments? Questions? Outbursts?
May 11, 2010
4:31 PM
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MSE is amazing. 

McAfee is horrible.

’nuff said.

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May 11, 2010
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Haha, at work all they use is avg or norton. I’m tempted just to destroy the system from the outsice, just because they use such crappy protection.

 

I personally use Avria.

May 11, 2010
5:45 PM
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FYI:

“Help protect your PC with Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials is a new, free consumer anti-malware solution for your computer. It helps protect against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It’s available as a no-cost download for Windows XP SP2 and higher, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.”

LINK:

http://www.microsoft.com/security/products/mse.aspx

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May 11, 2010
5:52 PM
sean
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yourpalal said:

FYI:

“Help protect your PC with Microsoft Security Essentials


 

So they want you to protect yourself from windows with a windows app? :P

Sorry bill, but i want sonething you didn’t make to protect what you did.

Also, checkout the new microsoft initiative called dreamspark, to help students get free software (legally)

 

May 11, 2010
7:07 PM
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Sean: Just to continue the debate…

MSE is to “protect against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.” It’s not to protect you against MS. If it protected you against getting or running MS programs, it’d just shut down your computer.

Altho for all I know you may be using a Mac right now to read this, in which case you’d already be protected from MS programs.  Smile

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