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The above anti virus is FREE and powered by Kaspersky labs. It is free. Am I
missing something? Any features left out from the regular version?



Re: Am I missing something?

Pete wrote:

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It is the same as KAV 6 (engine and databases). It includes File-AV
and Mail-AV, but does not include Web-AV or PDM. Also, the GUI is
somewhat crippled. For example, exclusions may be added to the Trusted
Zone, but not removed, using the GUI.

Also, if you choose to install AVS, do NOT install the AOL/Security
Toolbar. Most people consider the toolbar to be spyware. And read the
EULA. After all, AOL put it together.

Ron :)

Re: Am I missing something?

Does a software firewall fill some of the gaps between this version of KAV
and the full version?


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Jim wrote:

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Not really. A PFW is a packet filter. The KAV PDM and Web-AV modules,
are more along the lines of a IDS/IPS application.

   (http://www.techsupportalert.com/intrusion-detection.htm )

Some thoughts from KL's Andrey Nikishin on Proactive Defense:

   (http://www.viruslist.com/en/analysis?pubid=170376619 )

If I were going to use a PFW with AVS (other than the WinXP SP2 FW), I
would probably look into Jetico or Comodo.

Jetico
   (http://www.jetico.com/jpfirewall.htm )

Comodo Firewall
   (http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com /)

BTW, the Sunbelt-Kerio PFW 4.3 works well with KAV 6, but will _not_
work with AVS. Something weird going on.

Ron :)

Re: Am I missing something?

What you are missing is that it is not free. It is paid for by advertisers.
Advertisers that present ads to you while you are using it as your price of
admission.

-Frank

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Frankster wrote:

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1) AVS is _not_ adware.

2) The AOL/Security Toolbar _is_ spyware. But it is optional.

3) If _I_ had to classify AVS, I would call it a "marketing stunt". As
to who is zooming whom (KL, AOL, users), only the marketing gods know.

Ron :)

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Hee hee... marketing stunt... okay :) That's good, instead of advertising.

-Frank



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Frankster wrote:
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Sometimes "marketing stunts" are called public relations and end users
may well benefit.

Lou

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Yeah, I know you are right. Not to sidetrack this thread, but...

It has become so common anymore to pay for software through advertising (or
marketing stunts) that the users (myself included) have become so accustomed
to it that it seems normal. Kinda amazing. One of the pioneers of this
technique was Television. You didn't really think TV programs were free,
right? LOL! Same thing now with Websites. And software. Not all bad.

-Frank



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OK, I don't need any more advertisements. Tks.



Re: Am I missing something?

Ron Lopshire wrote:
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and i would call it a spyware bundle...

--
"it's not the right time to be sober
now the idiots have taken over
spreading like a social cancer,
is there an answer?"

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You might want to read the 'user reviews' at this site, good and bad, to
evaluate what others that have tried it liked/disliked.

http://www.download.com/AOL-Active-Virus-Shield/3000-2239_4-10568703.html

Bud

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bud@romance.org says...
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These is no advertising involved if you uncheck that little box at the
end of the install process. It is an excellent AV and it is free.

--
James E. Morrow
 Email to: jamesemorrow@email.com

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