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Kaspersky has gotten a lot of bad press lately. There hasn't been one shred of credible evidence of any wrong doing by Kaspersky, At this point I am not sure how to feel. Kaspersky will grenade their future if they do what has been suggested. Your thoughts?
 
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I personally love Kaspersky cause it isn't NSA spyware (I do not trust cybersecurity products from countries I am a citizen of, like the US). That and the fact that it has the lowest false alarm rate (especially for cracks that are safe), and it detects some of the worst viruses and destroys most of the before they can hurt my system. Combined with some common cybersecurity sense it's a pretty good AV and beats the likes of Malwarebytes by a long shot. It's also not nearly as resource guzzling as some other products out there. Only downside is it does send your computer name and AV alerts to the license manager dashboard, which is a bit of a privacy problem since I still use my parents' family license.
 

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I only used kaspersky password manager, but i deleted my account long time ago. I won't use any Kaspersky product.
 

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Kaspersky has gotten a lot of bad press lately. There hasn't been one shred of credible evidence of any wrong doing by Kaspersky, At this point I am not sure how to feel. Kaspersky will grenade their future if they do what has been suggested. Your thoughts?


I have used Kaspersky for nearly 5 years and have never had a complaint, it has saved me from some nasty bits of work in the past and the fact that everything they provide is free once you have bought the av software. It has its own password manager which I found better than Nord, a vPN service all inclusive, plus other bits and bobs as well. I must admit to n ever having a thought about changing despite the bad press. As far as the VPN goes, I have always used PIA, it has always worked well for me and no logs, at least last time I looked.

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I tried it maybe 3 years ago, I found it slowed me down. Also didn't have controls I wanted to whitelist. I haven't heard the "bad press"... a link would have been useful. Guess I can search.

I too always look at what Kaspersky or Malwarebytes says on VirusTotal. I figure they know their malware...and likely produce some too as we suspect many AV companies do, create the problem, offer the solution. And let's not kid ourselves, likely has ties into GRU; plus they are deeply embedded with Israel, upon whom I have ranted a few times, because their IT culture has been taken over by Russians to such an extent that the world wide penetration of other countries by Israeli firms can now be seen to have the Russian hand using it.

No one ever comments. Too embarrassed to admit it, or to admit you didn't know?
Please, get an education about RAD group, Unit 8200, Talpiot program in Israel that sends highly trained ex-military out into the world as IT experts and entrepreneurs, steals the intellectual property, and Israel sells it worldwide back to China and Russia...and anyone who'll pay no doubt. Probably all one Big Club at the top.

On the other hand, our CIA was founded by Brit MI6 post WWII, and is still run by the City of London, and I'm sure "our" side is no better.
Microsoft "security" is coded in Israel; Intel moved their factory there and screwed up their chips likely due to more backdoors being put in by Mossad.

There's no security if the Big Guys want in. The banks invented bitcoin with some lame Satoshi story for noobs. it's what they want...all digital infinitely inflatable "money" with the ability to control what and when you can buy.

What can we do ? nothing. Well, back to the deep waters of installing Acrobat or getting Win 11 to work! Innocence lost, miss the fun days of Amiga, Win 95-98, XP....
 

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I tried it maybe 3 years ago, I found it slowed me down. Also didn't have controls I wanted to whitelist. I haven't heard the "bad press"... a link would have been useful. Guess I can search.
and so on...
Yet this was published today Friday April 8 so go figure:

So who knows?
I bought a bunch of current legit Kaspersky licenses on the cheap before the crap hit the fan in Europe and I have it on some systems, Webroot on others. Webroot licensing has been a bit wonky lately.
'I started this thread just for discussion purposes. I am not sure how I feel about Kaspersky.
 

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I'm not sure I trust any AV-Security app. After all they all get root access to monitor your system. They all phone home to get "upgrades" and "new defs."
According to some security peeps, this leaves yet another doorway in for hackers to find.
We do know now that DARPA and intell agencies like INQTEL (something like that...too lazy to get the correct acronym just now) and Unit 8200 of Mossad sponsor creating security companies and apps. Behind the veil of your little start up is really someone like Vanguard or Black Rock, CIA, MI6, Talpiot program. Government agents.
Our US patent office is run by a Brit corp SERCO, who also have hundreds of contracts to manage US military. Isn't it odd that the US cannot find made-in-USA firms to manage our own security???
So odd because under SERCO thousands of patents are denied yearly, that is, declared necessary for State Security, and the intellectual property of the little guy is ripped off but don't you worry, the Old Boy network will distribute the stolen software to their buddies.
You do know the story of Leader Technologies who invented the scalable data silos that allow our internet to function...right? Stolen by top level US govment thieves, given to IBM Eclipse foundation ...to Zuckerberg that little turd who couldn't code Wastebook over a weekend like the movie says? Leader won in court...but if you follow news you know winning in a lower court these days doesn't mean much.
You know DARPA sponsored Google right? You know banks created bitcoin, right?
They steal intellectual property like PROMIS, PRISM, look at Peter Thiel setting up PayPal, then onto Panantir spyware sold to police and whoever has the cash. It's all one giant surveillance state.
Kaspersky is super loyal to Israel, whose IT industry is permeated with Russian "exiles." Come on, it's all GRU, etc. All the spy guys know the world is run at the top by old old money, crooked venal sociopaths. They all trade with each other. It's Mafia gangs all the way down.
 

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It's funny my new job involves some of the architecture and all the implementation of supposably "secure" business networks, some for some very large corporations. The problem with security is most of the industry has put all their trust in consists of a few vendors of software and hardware.
The hardware folks are tired of selling a firewall, managed secure managed switches, etc. and then forced to continue to pay for patches and upgrades for hardware they sold possibly years ago and they tend to slack off particularly as the hardware ages.
Software I can tell you from what I see is stuff sent to end users without sufficient testing and hoping the end users will uncover the bugs that exist, all the time collecting fees to fix what should have been right in the first place. I suppose you can blame the "C" leadership for wanting to release the most profitable items and the marketing people putting lipstick on what many times is the same old software with a jazzed up GUI and messing around with the command language set.
SO as Philalethes has already pointed out it's all about money, happy stockholders, and security in that order. That's what the industry has turned into. I can't help but thinking that where Java was when it was devised by a consortium of hardware and software companies and what it ended up becoming when the smoke settled after having such noble beginnings.
 
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Yes, Kaspersky is a secure antivirus program. Kaspersky was embroiled in a serious scandal a few years ago - when the company refused to work with the Russian government, allegations that damaged its reputation. But Kaspersky has launched its own global transparency initiative to restore both its reputation and the trust of its users.

Kaspersky's full malware detection rates are comparable to some of the big names in the cyber security industry, including Norton, McAfee, and Bitdefender. Kaspersky also has excellent web security features, including proper anti-phishing protection and additional features like a secure browser, virtual keyboard, and anti-tracking security.

It also comes with many additional tools including system cleaning tools, VPN, password manager, parental control, file encryption and cutting, file backups, and rescue disks that can be used to clean infected computers.

I really like Kaspersky's Parental Controls, which allow parents to set usage plans, content filters, location tracking, and social media monitoring. Parental controls also have geo-fencing, warning users when a child leaves a pre-determined safe area.

Kaspersky lacks some of the features I would like to see in a premium internet security package, such as B. VPN with dark web monitoring, identity theft security, and more features (Norton 360 has everything). And I was very disappointed with Kaspersky's customer support - finding a way to contact a customer support agent is very difficult and time-consuming.

But overall, Kaspersky is a good product with excellent malware detection rates, lots of useful and well-designed features, an intuitive dashboard, transparent company practices, and reasonable prices. If you're interested in Kaspersky, you can try the company's plans with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee (money-back guarantee terms may vary by location).
 

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This article must have been a little dated. Kaspersky is shipping with an available VPN bundled with the security program. I would still rather have another vendor's VPN I don't like the idea of putting all my security eggs in one basket. No reflection on Kaspersky it wouldn't matter which a/v provider it was.
 

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Molly--- your praise for Kaspersky almost sounds like a glowing ad! Odd that you suddenly showed up on this forum a day or two ago, perhaps doing damage control?

CIA = See the AI ? heh heh. Resistance is futile!!

Anyway, I did a trial of Kaspersky...on Win 7 Pro. It slowed my computer down. I found it a heavy Russian (Israeli) boot on the face (tip o' the hat to Orwell allusion). But praise where due: it does give honest definitions, like saying "keygen" rather than "malware."

I haven't allowed any Windows updates to any of my computers for years. Don't trust any of them any longer. Should something go south, I have image backups.

One day, Gawd forbid, I may have to transition to Linux, OS for propeller heads! I use TAILS when needed but O Lord, how can I ever give up all the beautiful cracked softwarez I have accumulated???!!! Trapped by my own outlawry!! ;)
 

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This article must have been a little dated. Kaspersky is shipping with an available VPN bundled with the security program. I would still rather have another vendor's VPN I don't like the idea of putting all my security eggs in one basket. No reflection on Kaspersky it wouldn't matter which a/v provider it was.
I'm using Kaspersky VPN and they offer for free 200 MB of traffic every 3 hours.
 

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Well, this witchhunt against Kaspersky is pointless.

where I work, we use Kaspersky. You can't just "switch" when you sail under a corporate flag.
And Kaspersky itself gave a big statement to this situation.
 

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