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Old 08-13-06, 06:29 AM   #1
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Exclamation Free copy of Kapersky AV

Don't know if anyone else has seen this:
http://www.activevirusshield.com/ant...eav/index.adp?

Aol is giving away free copies of Kapersky Antivirus. Just got mine and am about to install it.
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Old 08-13-06, 02:07 PM   #2
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Default Re: Free copy of Kapersky AV

erm... that virus shield think doesn't look at all like kaspersky....
Sure you got the right link?
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Default Re: Free copy of Kapersky AV

Was about to say, I'm paying (gladly) for kaspersky. Very good software.
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Old 08-14-06, 07:00 AM   #4
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Default Re: Free copy of Kapersky AV

Its a variant of Kaspersky. Here are the notes from a member at anandtech.com. After I read them I decided to not install it since it leaves big holes in security:

-it is based off v6.0.0.299 of Kaspersky AV.

-it has all the same scanning abilities, services, processes and icon locations (logon and logoff screens in windows) as the normal Kaspersky.

-it downloads the same antivirus databases as the real KAV6.

Cons: It is just a 1 year license. Good enough for most, not enough for some. The license is also exclusive to this product. The activation key you receive when signing up through the AOL website works ONLY in AOL Active Security Shield. I tried it in KAV6 and it failed saying its not a license for KAV6.

Oddly, the Scan menu is grayed out even though it works 100%. It is very weird.

It is a slimmed down version of KAV6. Differences are the following:

-Web Antivirus has been removed. This is a necessary feature of KAV6, which immediately scans web cache and such. A big hole is left without it.

-Proactive Defense has been removed. This is a feature which scans all process requests and alerts you of them, asking for your permission to allow them or not. This is becoming the norm with security software. KAV6 has it, Spyware Terminator has it. I think it is the future of security software. It is too bad they removed it.

-Trusted zone settings have been removed. All trusted zone entries can only be added as you get alerted by questionable material.

-Rescue Disk creation abilities have been removed. I never used this tool, but there are some who probably do use it.

-Mail connection monitoring settings have been removed (i.e. monitor POP3/SMTP/etc.)

-Appearance settings (for changing the look and feel of the program) have been removed. This isnt a big deal to most, but maybe to some. It only controls transparency and the system tray icon in KAV6, so its not a big deal.
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