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    • melbury
    • By melbury 11th Nov 17, 11:38 AM
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    Kaspersky
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    • 11th Nov 17, 11:38 AM
    Kaspersky 11th Nov 17 at 11:38 AM
    What is the difference between Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Total Security?

    Is one a lot better than the other?

    Many thanks.
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    • aardvaak
    • By aardvaak 3rd Dec 17, 4:38 PM
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    I have been using Kaspersky for over ten years, if the Russians have been spying on me they are welcome to all they have found out, I am sure the Kremlin must have files inches deep by now.

    As you can see I am really worried and going to start wearing my tinfoil hat.
    Originally posted by cajef
    I totally agree with you I too am very happy with Kaspersky and have been using it for a long time.
    I have heard kaspersky is the best anti virus software out.
    If the Russians wanted to spy in me they would probably suffer from boredom.
    Last edited by aardvaak; 03-12-2017 at 9:27 PM.
    • aardvaak
    • By aardvaak 3rd Dec 17, 4:40 PM
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    No longer offer it to new customers, but I wonder if licence renewals will still be allowed?
    Originally posted by notbritishgas
    Lets hope it is still allowed to renew
    Last edited by aardvaak; 03-12-2017 at 9:27 PM.
    • bubblesbonbon
    • By bubblesbonbon 4th Dec 17, 10:00 AM
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    The Scare Story Spiral
    I've used Kaspersky for years and trust it.

    The link to Tomsguide in post #5 gives a good insight into how this scare evolved so that you can make your own judgement.

    As one journalist in the story says - Just wait to see which will be the next story in the spiral - Chinese computers, Amazon Cube devices and so on that could be lurking behind a dark cloak.

    Anyone here remember the Year 2000 scare. I believe that started as a casual magazine article that spiraled into needless panic.
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    • notbritishgas
    • By notbritishgas 4th Dec 17, 10:09 AM
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    No longer offer it to new customers, but I wonder if licence renewals will still be allowed?
    Originally posted by notbritishgas
    Lets hope it is still allowed to renew
    Originally posted by aardvaak
    Unfortunately I do not think renewal will be possible, see this link on renewal.
    https://www.barclays.co.uk/help/security-fraud/renew-kaspersky-internet-security/

    Bad news as mine has only 30 days left and have been a very happy customer.
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 4th Dec 17, 11:36 AM
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    They should be offering Kaspersky for free as it's a bit absurd having to pay to install Russian spyware.
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 4th Dec 17, 12:48 PM
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    Unfortunately I do not think renewal will be possible, see this link on renewal.
    https://www.barclays.co.uk/help/security-fraud/renew-kaspersky-internet-security/

    Bad news as mine has only 30 days left and have been a very happy customer.
    Originally posted by notbritishgas
    I renewed mine on 27/11/17 in advance of the no longer free Barclays message .That was even though current does not run out for a couple of months .
    I have more Trust in Kaspersky than Barclays .
    • aardvaak
    • By aardvaak 4th Dec 17, 2:25 PM
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    Unfortunately I do not think renewal will be possible, see this link on renewal.
    https://www.barclays.co.uk/help/security-fraud/renew-kaspersky-internet-security/

    Bad news as mine has only 30 days left and have been a very happy customer.
    Originally posted by notbritishgas
    Then why do they say withdrawn to new users only
    Last edited by aardvaak; 04-12-2017 at 3:45 PM.
    • patman99
    • By patman99 4th Dec 17, 6:04 PM
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    I once installed Norton on a brand new install of Windows and it found 24 viruses. Not bad considering the PC had a new HD fitted and a fresh (installed from official media) install of Windows and no internet connection enabled.

    I guess the Kaspersky roumours were started by a rival firm in order to discredit Kaspersky.

    I have used Kaspersky for the last 7 years and have managed to avoid all the viruses that have laid my friends PCs to waste.
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    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 4th Dec 17, 6:56 PM
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    I've only ever known one person that had a virus infect their PC. Virus are even rarer these days, it's Malware you need to protect against.
    The hype around Virus's is perpetuated by anti-virus companies for obvious reasons.....
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    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 4th Dec 17, 8:16 PM
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    I have used Kaspersky for the last 7 years and have managed to avoid all the viruses that have laid my friends PCs to waste.
    Originally posted by patman99
    would be interested to know which viruses and why the pcs couldn't be restored as for many years before win10 i didn't use any virus software and my pc lived to tell the tale
    Last edited by dipsomaniac; 04-12-2017 at 8:20 PM.
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    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 4th Dec 17, 9:37 PM
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    The only AV I use is the Microsoft Security Essentials or whatever it is called on Windows 7. I scan occasionally with SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes but I never have any problems.

    If you are careful and know what you are doing you are unlikely to pick up anything bad.
    • toshi
    • By toshi 4th Dec 17, 11:10 PM
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    Every Breath You Take ...
    Well I just remembered NSA hard drive firmware malware exposed by Kaspersky.
    https://www.kaspersky.com/blog/equation-hdd-malware/7623/

    Your hard drives were RIDDLED with NSA SPYWARE for YEARS Kaspersky: 'Equation Group' attacked 'high value targets'
    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/17/kaspersky_labs_equation_group/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equation_Group

    FYI

    CIA Reviews Of Antivirus Software Among Purported Wikileaks Document Dump
    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/03/08/wikileaks-cia-documents-antivirus-software-reviews/

    Wikileaks Unveils 'Vault 7': "The Largest Ever Publication Of Confidential CIA Documents"; Another Snowden Emerges
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-07/wikileaks-hold-press-conference-vault-7-release-8am-eastern

    I am not so sure Russian is doing but ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMOGaugKpzs

    Happy computing (from Linuxmint )
    Last edited by toshi; 04-12-2017 at 11:11 PM. Reason: police link added
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