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Kaspersky Internet Security Two Years license 5 Devices for $19.99.
I received the license via email straight away.
Some people said they will get your information into russia. Is that true?
yes, and you get a personal phone call from Putin thanking you for the purchase
It is a normal practice for all the AV vendors to get the files which have a suspicious code identified via heuristic analysis.
It happens if the AV do not have such code in the database and requires manual review.
All other claims are just dirty competitive games.
Yes , it's called sandboxing.
They get the file , analyze it in an isolated environment then come back with the result.
Too many malwares/viruses…etc are discovered via this method,
Speaking of sandboxing, the free windows security / defender can itself run in a sandbox. Which reduces the impact of the typically highly privileged antivirus being compromised.
Probably become part of the propaganda botnet.
It’s banned for use by the US government. The question is whether you care about installing high privilege software from a company that operates under Russian law. As an average home user you probably don’t care, but if you use the machine for work in a field Russia cares about, then you may weigh risks differently.
Perfect! My license just expired today :)
nod32 is better
NOD32 has a better firewall and lower system speed impact. Both are good.
Kaspersky will probably detect things that NOD32 has been told not to, though.
I used NOD once around 10 years ago. I don't remember what I didn't like about it, might have been the interface but I wasn't impressed. Has it improved?
Neither is perfect. Kaspersky detects more viruses, NOD has better firewall control and a user interface that wasn't designed in Disneyland.
These days, the firewall is as important as detecting viruses.
If you buy multiple licenses you can activate them at the same time. Subscription time is based on the preceding license expiring.
When are people gonna wake up and realise paid antivirus software is a downright scam, even for 20 bucks.
Got to agree with this.
Not always. Depends on the person using the device. I always prefer to install internet security on my kid’s and parents’ laptops. For that, it is good value.
Always. Complete scam in every case.
@Vita85: Windows defender doesn't update very often so there are lapses. I use the windows MSRT to scan and remove malware every 1-2 months and there are always things that windows defender missed.
@Lemonbarley: What do you do on your computer to get so much malware?
What are the better free options?
Windows defender + being aware of what you're downloading
kaspersky and nod32 rate lower on system usage than windows defender too
This statement is only valid if you are just visiting the Ozb and news.com.au. But what fun in that 🙄
News.com.au loads insane amounts of third party services in the background for targeting advertising. Better sticking to OzB :-p.
Plz explain? I've been using nod32 for 10+ years
Antivirus software is essentially scareware. You don't need any of these "features" that are marketed as "keeping you and your family safe".
It's really difficult to accidentally download malware these days, and even if you do, Windows Defender is perfectly fine for keeping threats contained.
A simple adblock extension such as uBlock Origin stops you from accidentally going to malware domains by default and for free.
Interesting, thanks for letting me know. Yeh I've been using windows since windows 98 and always had separate anti-virus installed. Windows 10 is the first built in antivirus in windows but I never knew it was that useful.
This does most of the trick along with defender
Does Windows 10 come with a built-in antivirus?
It’s called windows defender however some prefer to have extra protection
is like, people take pill even they wear condom.
those are called idiots
@botchie: Condoms are only 95% to 99% effective
Some prefer to falsely believe third party AV will somehow protect them better while all it's
good for is stealing cash from the wallet and reducing system performance.
kaspersky and nod32 rate lowerr for system usage
I'm curious, what advantages does Kaspersky Internet Security offer compared to Windows Security, which comes free with Windows 10?
Only if you don't pay attention to independent reviews:
Resources test: https://www.av-comparatives.org/tests/performance-test-octob...
(MS impacts your system 27%, KIS 1.4%)
Real World test: https://www.av-comparatives.org/tests/real-world-protection-...
(MS had 4x the amount of false positives and was comprised by 2x the amount of malware vs KIS)
Pretty easy to find these tests replicated across many independent review sites :D
Kaspersky blocks malware infected websites, and I don't think windows defender does, and you might think that's not very useful, as you don't go to dodgey websites, but if you search just about anything on google, even on the first page of results you'll likely to get malware sites trying to infect you
Purchased it online about one hour ago. But haven't got a license yet.
Have you checked Junk?
Yes, I checked the junk mailbox. Nothing there.
checked the saveonit website again, it takes a day to transfer fund to their CBA account.
Is this a fake one? I have not received the license yet. I made payment via PayID, and the fund transfer should be done immediately.
Check the saveonit website under my orders if you have created a login. The key should show up there. Doesn’t work on mobile site.
@gentlecrack: Thanks for the information.
I had created a login. But it shows Waiting Payment in my order status. And it doesn't have the license either.
People forget that this is an internet security suite that has other functions on top of the Antivirus protection.
Whether you as an individual think its good value or not, to each their own.
Yes, Windows 10 has a default Antivirus that has been rated fairly high and is consistent against paid products including Kaspersky and other brands when it comes to lab testing.
In my opinion and use of this product I've on the odd occasion clicked a weblink that has alerted to me that the link is to a malware or virus site. Similar to what Chrome/Firefox may on occasions warn you of an unsafe site. You don't get that with the inbuilt Windows 10 AV.
Kaspersky also update definitions very regularly and for 5 devices (it can be installed on) - Mac, Android & iOS not just Windows.
If your happy with other AV brands, other free or included alternatives, no one is persuading you to buy.
Not true. Windows Defender will scan the file that's downloaded via the browser and alert you its a virus and quarantine it. It does not allow malware or virus within its definitions to get past and certainly won't let you install it unless you permit it to do so manually.
Rated highest with bitdefender and use/speed in tests from memory. I do remove some options that cause some integration issues though such as safe money and VPN.
Defender itself doesn't rate as well.
What free AV providers do people suggest for Mac users?
Sophos Home is pretty good
AVG Free AV .. but again, it is not common for Mac users get a virus ..
Sophos home is a good freebee.. No nag screens at all.. Minimal impact on system..
Thanks! just in time for the new PC build.
Got activation key straight away (Paid via paypal)
Confirmation email though was weird:
Thank you for your order. Please find the product activation code for your purchase of Kaspersky Internet Security 3 Devices 1 Year. Please follow the below instruction to download the software and apply the activation code:
So which is it? 3 or 5 devices???
It's definitely 5 devices. I installed on 5 computers and the license has 731 days remaining.
Anyone know how to use this, so that it asks if something wants to access the internet - then you can say Y/N and it becomes a rule?
I tried on a new laptop. Either everything was trusted because it's from a "known company"
or it asked 50 things a second and I couldn't even use the laptop at all anymore.
If it's anything like Glasswire firewall, when you first turn it on it will ask about 50 things a second (because that's how many are accessing the internet in the background), but after you have blocked/allowed everything once the notifications ease right off as services you have allowed continue to be allowed, and it only asks about other things or anything you newly install.
Well yes that's what I expect
Except with this one it hung for 2min for each ask, I kept having to kill it.
If I previously bought a 3 devices and expired until end of 2021, assuming if I am going to purchase this licensed 5 devices, anyone know how does the expiration works?
You need to sign into your "My Kaspersky"account
Once you are logged in, on the summary tab you've an option to enter add your activation code that was provided in the email after you purchased.
After you have activated this, you will notice "licenses"tab on the site and this is where you can see your current key and the status should be "active" and the number of days remaining. Your new key should show "not in use" and once your current has expired, that's when you can use your activation code in the main program to activate.
In the previous post, https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/568544, your inactive key should take over the expired key once expired.
How long the licences are valid for? Do they have to be used within certain time period?
Can I buy two licences and then apply them one after another and get 5 devices for 4 years?
You can buy as many licenses you see fit and can activate them all at the same time. The license starts ticking once you have assigned a device to that key.
So if you already have an active subscription and you activate a new license. That new license won't (tick down in time) unless you meet these conditions:
1) your existing license has expired
2) you exceed your current license for active devices (eg. 6/5 devices).
To be clear if you have 5/5 devices activated under a current license and add a new subscription. Your new subscription won't start until the above are meet.
I bought about 3 years worth of licenses and activated them in my account. They are sitting dormant until my current license expires. To activate multiple licenses you need to do this via My Kaspersky (Web) not through the software.
May i urge caution when reading when reading all comments in this thread
The amount of misinformation and 100% pure bullshit is staggering.
When people call bullshit they (usually) back it up with reasons why……
i've been using Kaspersky for 8 years. The most recent update kills it. It wants you to give permission to do anything. And it took away a lot of customization settings to suppress it.
Any time an app runs, it wants permission about 5 times for each process. Even if it's an app that is offline. This is ridiculous. I find myself having to disable KIS entirely and running with no AV because your PC pauses completely if you are afk.
Also, every time you insert a USB device, it scans it and pops up a window that needs to be manually closed, and you have no way to prevent it. In previous releases, you could tell it not to do this again.
I have a year left and I want to give up my year and jump ship. What a shark jump.
I don't recommend Kaspersky anymore.
Rootkit scanning is what causes your pc to freeze if you are afk. You can disable that since you really don't need that to be active unless your haphazardly downloading and installing dodgy software.
I'm not sure about the latest interface, but I'm pretty sure you can set to 'not scan USB devices' in the options.
There are the usual annoyances like recommending other paid functionality you don't want (eg. VPN service). You can hide the message but it still appears as a recommendation.
I had Bitdefender before and when it expired I purchased KIS from this same mob when on special.
It buggers me no end when KIS Firewall asks for prompt for SAME BLOODY THING 10 times even when you allow and ask it to remember.
In that sense is Bitdefender better ?
Also, I do need a child morning app as well for 2 kids laptops, which Bitdefender didn’t have at that time.
So should I stick with KIS and keep clicking on those annoying firewall pop ups ??
Wish Bitdefender had a monitoring app too !
Price went up to $23.99