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Does anyone have + or - thoughts about the above? My Bit Defender runs
out in 3 weeks time and I'm looking at Steganos to replace it as it had
the best review in a computer mag for anti-virus. It looks as though it
uses Kaspersky which seems to be a good one.
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bertieboy

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| Does anyone have + or - thoughts about the above? My Bit Defender runs
| out in 3 weeks time and I'm looking at Steganos to replace it as it had
| the best review in a computer mag for anti-virus. It looks as though it
| uses Kaspersky which seems to be a good one.
| --
| bertieboy

It is suggested to get Kaspsersky over the Steganos offering.  Even the AOL AVS
offering
(with the AOL toolbar NOT installed) is preferred.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



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Even though Steganos uses the Kaspersky a/v? I've always steered clear
of AOL stuff wherever possible! I'm happy to pay for a decent program,
although I also use AVG free.
Do you have any particular criticism of Steganos? I've just installed
the Internet Security trial and so far I'm quite impressed although I
won't know if it has missed anything yet! I personally prefer to use an
Internet Security suite, purely for tidiness really, rather than
assorted programs to do the same job.
Thanks.
--
bertieboy

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| Even though Steganos uses the Kaspersky a/v? I've always steered clear
| of AOL stuff wherever possible! I'm happy to pay for a decent program,
| although I also use AVG free.
| Do you have any particular criticism of Steganos? I've just installed
| the Internet Security trial and so far I'm quite impressed although I
| won't know if it has missed anything yet! I personally prefer to use an
| Internet Security suite, purely for tidiness really, rather than
| assorted programs to do the same job.
| Thanks.

There has been little or no feedback on Steganos where there is tremendoes
feedback on
Kaspersky's offering via AOL.  It is not the case of using the Engine and
Signatures of
Kaspersky but a repackage of Kaspersky software.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



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I've seen a couple of fairly negative reviews of AOL which has put me
off. The Kaspersky is (AIUI) a cutdown version of their own program, no
heuristics. There was also criticism of AOL's attitude that they will
use email addresses.
I haven't tried it but the AOL screenshot looks pretty identical to the
Steganos IS I just installed. Which found something that none of the
others did. Two days and I'm liking it thus far. It doesn't slow my
system down while updating or scanning like Bit Defender now does.

You're right about lack of feedback re Steganos, I only found this
review. Even Amazon aren't selling it yet.

http://www.pocket-lint.co.uk/news/news.phtml/5435/6459/steganos-launches -
internet-security-2007.phtml
Thanks for your input.
--
bertieboy

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| I've seen a couple of fairly negative reviews of AOL which has put me
| off. The Kaspersky is (AIUI) a cutdown version of their own program, no
| heuristics. There was also criticism of AOL's attitude that they will
| use email addresses.
| I haven't tried it but the AOL screenshot looks pretty identical to the
| Steganos IS I just installed. Which found something that none of the
| others did. Two days and I'm liking it thus far. It doesn't slow my
| system down while updating or scanning like Bit Defender now does.
|
| You're right about lack of feedback re Steganos, I only found this
| review. Even Amazon aren't selling it yet.
|
| http://www.pocket-lint.co.uk/news/news.phtml/5435/6459/steganos-launches -
| internet-security-2007.phtml
| Thanks for your input.

I'll tell ya what...

I want YOU to excercise Steganos and report back your findings.
And I do mean "exercise" it.
That is if you are up to it.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



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Well, I doubt that I would be able to exercise it to the level you might
want, but I don't mind posting my impressions towards the end of the 30
day trial.
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bertieboy

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bertieboy wrote:

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AVS is KAV 6 MP0 (KAV 6.0.0.303 hotfix e) with an AOL skin. If you
install KAV 6 MP0 without the Web AV module and the PDM modules (AAA,
AIC, RG, OG), you have a KAV installation that is _identical_ to AVS
(without the toolbar, of course). AVS and KAV 6 MP0 _both_ use the same
engines, including heuristics, and signatures. Other than AOL's greenish
skin, there is _no_ difference.

Just don't install the AOL Security Toolbar. Most people consider it to
be spyware. And the email address that you give to AOL? I don't know.
They will use it, of course. That is how you get your AVS activation
code. Same as with every other software vendor in the world. Now whether
AOL sells lists of these addresses or not, your guess is as good as mine.

Trust me, the KL developers are too busy to strip down KAV, and then fix
all of the problems associated with doing that. There is _no_ AVS
support team, only KAV 5 & 6 (MP0, MP1, MP2) support. AOL's own software
still includes McAfee products. And so why did AOL pay KL to do this?
Obviously a marketing stunt. Beyond that, I really don't know.

I use KIS/KAV. If I did not, at this time, I would use AVS. You cannot
beat the price. And what the hell? Using a Windows box, I have already
made a pact with the devil anyway. [bg]

Ron :)

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It seems that AOL refuse to say if they would pass on addresses. Trouble
is, I can't find the page where I read this!

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Thanks for that Ron. As I said earlier in the thread, I'm looking for an
Internet Security Suite, so I don't really need AOL AVS. In addition to
Steganos IS I'm trying Avast as an on-demand scanner. I was also going
to check out Kaspersky IS but it won't install unless I uninstal AVG,
Avast and Steganos and I can't be arsed right now!
I'll give it a few more days.
--
bertieboy

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David H. Lipman wrote:

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Just /typing/ AOL is enough risk. Not a security risk, but of a shower
of plastic discs.

(I need to search all the drawers and CD folders for the next week to
make sure there aren't any of their CD's mysteriously appearing -- How
do they do that, anyhow. Oh, yeah, also clean out the post office box so
there is still room for normal mail.)

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