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December 12, 2016 6:52:11 AM

Whether you're running Windows, macOS or Android, you need antivirus software. The question is what you want -- and how much you should pay.

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December 17, 2016 12:40:04 PM

No you dont. I've never bothered with using a separate Av or firewall. I'm still here.

They're all a waste of money. NOD32 is probably the only one worth getting. If I did use t
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December 26, 2016 10:02:33 PM

Why isn't ClamAv for Macs mentioned???
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December 28, 2016 7:15:49 AM

Anonymous said:
Whether you're running Windows, macOS or Android, you need antivirus software. The question is what you want -- and how much you should pay.

Best Antivirus Software and Apps 2016 : Read more


Yet another silly thread. If you have Windows installed, use Defender... period. Stop listening to all the third-party marketing hype. There is no need for anything other than what comes with the OS.
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December 31, 2016 7:44:17 AM

I think customer service should be taken into consideration as well. Bitdefender is the worst, I bought it and the activation key wouldn't work, it took for ever to get it straighten out and they are quite rude.
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January 2, 2017 9:00:34 AM

Fwiw, dealing with an issue now, of virus and/or malware, and after running bitdefender and it clearing what it found, I ran malwarebytes and it found over 10 more instances of malware. So though one shouldn't run live more than one at a time, I recommend having malwarebytes and run it periodically, too.
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January 2, 2017 9:05:24 AM

Correction: including PUP's - from something called AnonymizerGadget - malwarebytes now found hundreds of more that bitdefender, avast and TrendMicro all missed when using their free online scan. And they aren't simply "potentially" unwanted programs, that AnonymizerGadget is defintely mal/spy/virus ware.
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January 3, 2017 1:07:11 AM

I'm curious about why you didn't test Norton Internet Security. Not that I'm advocating it; indeed I look forward very much to spitting on Symantec's grave some day and only found this article while looking for alternatives. (That was after I found that Norton charged me three times for two subscriptions last year because they set up two automatic deductions on one of the subscription accounts. They then refused to refund the double payment because it was out of the "60 day guarantee period". Burn. In. Hell, Symantec.) However given that Norton would have a not-insignificant market share I would have thought that it would have been one of the ones to test. I would have been curious to see how it performed.
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January 4, 2017 1:22:54 AM

Yup most of them are a waste of money.

Doesnt matter what you get. And if you're stupid enough to use programs like Utorrent and get dodgy programs.

Whats the point in having one anyway. Any AV program doesnt detect everything. And your system will end up infected anyway
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January 11, 2017 7:46:30 PM

For people who seem to think anti virus programs are waste of time if they go on the internet and they depend on windows to protect them I would say there is a 99.9 percent chance they are already infected with some form of virus or malware. I have found that the better ones are VERY hard to breach and although it is still possible to get a virus the odds are slim to none. Without them your almost guaranteed you will pick something up in short order is just a fact in the modern age. The biggest issues I have is how much do they impact computer performance and how good is their detection. Some are like dropping a boat anchor dragging your computer down some almost unnoticeable. So instead of spreading viruses to all your friends and family get a good virus program and save yourself and everyone you know a lot of grief.
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January 14, 2017 7:37:07 AM

Why isn't there a comparison chart? I've used Avast for years; it's free, and it's very good. Why did not Mr. Tom mention Avast as either better or worse than these paid products? My guess is that Mr. Tom is really acting as an advertiser. If he were "non-partisan", then I think he would provide a comparison chart or so to explain why it's worthwhile to pay for products like this instead.
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January 14, 2017 8:18:02 AM

espressonator said:
Why isn't there a comparison chart? I've used Avast for years; it's free, and it's very good. Why did not Mr. Tom mention Avast as either better or worse than these paid products? My guess is that Mr. Tom is really acting as an advertiser. If he were "non-partisan", then I think he would provide a comparison chart or so to explain why it's worthwhile to pay for products like this instead.


You can find dozens if not more reviews on AV programs all of them will vary on who and why they think one is better than another. If you want to believe Avast free is the top choice based on your experience you can find a review to tell you that. Tomsguide is just that a guide based on things they feel are important. Pay programs come with many more features! If you feel you don't need or want these features then without a doubt they are not a good choice for you. What I want and need in a AV is very specific and might not be suitable for you. Same for most people there is no ONE SIZE fits all. It does not make them dishonest or biased just makes them have their own opinion no more or less. I come to this site for their opinion for a good reason I respect there opinions whether I agree with them or not.
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January 14, 2017 8:54:16 PM

Hi, I think that most of the av app for android is always running type taking phone battery resources. Is there a demand type scan antivirus prog for android in free version. Would someone say. i tried avast, it gives protection, but i do not know whether it has a demand type run of program. It does not have a user control install of its acessory software . Anybody knows
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January 15, 2017 11:42:53 AM

jackj59 said:
Fwiw, dealing with an issue now, of virus and/or malware, and after running bitdefender and it clearing what it found, I ran malwarebytes and it found over 10 more instances of malware. So though one shouldn't run live more than one at a time, I recommend having malwarebytes and run it periodically, too.


bitdefender dont like it because forces to make an account and sign in before using it..like "meh rly?"
Also does way to often background scans and updates like 10 times every day...
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January 17, 2017 7:23:51 AM

I was running a repair and IT solutions shop a few years back. We regularly installed a free solution on MACs that came in, ahnd a busy week might see 5 - 8 Macs in the shop at once. Sophos free (which is what we used at the time) probably found nasties on around 60% of Macs that came in without protection. Make of that what you will, if you are in the "AV for mac is pointless" camp.
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January 18, 2017 4:48:14 PM

Sophos auto-update is the worst. Hangs your computer until it completes. No way to stop it or schedule it. Kills productivity until it hopefully finishes or fails and you have to try again.
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January 19, 2017 5:21:32 AM

AVG is a very good freebie. It finds viruses and scans emails. Yet, no mention. Then I scan with Malwarebytes, again free.
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January 28, 2017 3:59:33 AM

so microsoft did not pay there way into getting the definitions from the independent security institutes it seems ... because no one heard about av-studios "optimizing" their results in these tests ... ever ...
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January 29, 2017 2:31:33 PM

I have always used trend micro and I noticed they are not there. and it is really getting pricey $268 for virus. so i am looking for one that is not as expensive but as good
any recommendations please
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February 1, 2017 1:11:13 PM

I agree that Kaspersky is far and away the best and nowadays uses the least resources . I don't know how they did it but it's amazing.
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February 6, 2017 12:37:02 PM

Hi, I installed Norton Mobile AV on my Samsung S6 with Android 6.0.1 , but it's not helping with what I really wanted, which is to prevent my Chrome browser from being occasionally directed to random annoying sites. For example, one which says you have a virus, or one which says you won a prize. They don't do any damage, and I just ignore them and reopen the page I want, but it's the principle of the thing. How do I remove whatever malware is doing this? Thanks
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February 7, 2017 9:19:01 AM

Solve all your problems at once, get a BitDefender Box it's one outstanding device that protects all internet devices, computers, televisions, phones, etc. Well worth the money in my mind, and you also get unlimited BitDefender Total Security installations. I have multiple computers, tablets, android devices, etc., for my family this was the best solution for our entire connected home and more!
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February 9, 2017 8:58:43 PM

anti-virus programs lol use you as a test subject it emits a invitation to viruses attracting them to attack you so that the anti-virus company can learn what's floating around and if there is any new infections that they dident know about already and can then learn how to combat them for there next upgrade :} so dont pay them to be there frontline test subjects :}
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February 13, 2017 9:13:38 PM

I'm having a hard time understanding how Sophos got a top spot in Mac Antivirus programs. I installed Sophos Home on my Mac and ran a scan. It indeed found a number of viruses, but then told me I had to manually remove them. When I chatted with someone at Sophos, I was informed the Mac version does not remove viruses. What use is an antivirus program if it cannot detect and remove viruses.
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February 16, 2017 8:06:35 AM

Up to know I was using AVG....and it is not even there haha. But what about Anti-Malware programs? I was using Malwarebytes at first, but then I switched to MalwareFox because it was slightly cheaper and it seemed to have the same performance with Malwarebytes. So for now I'm gonna stick with MalwareFox. And for all of you who are saying that using security programs is a waste of money, keep in mind that not everyone can tell the difference between a legitimate application and a virus, not everyone can protect themselves on their own.
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February 20, 2017 2:39:37 AM

just try bullguard anti virus my friend. iam 10th try bullguart . before try antivirus no 1 in promo.....so dificull.....and many problem............try bullguart my friend.....and keep smile.....
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February 20, 2017 6:57:35 AM

I have AVG as my main Antivirus but I use MalwareFox instead of Malwarebytes as my second line of defense. It came slightly cheaper and it seems to offer a good amount of protection.
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February 21, 2017 8:57:36 PM

Hiii to all, Yes I Use antivirus software for my PC and Mac and Paid antiviruses are way better then free. So I go for the paid Antivirus software because its gives more solutions and more features rather then free.
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February 22, 2017 7:07:31 AM

On this recommendation, both I and my husband installed Avira on our Windows 10 desktop comps. Then we both had the same problem - the computer could not shut down! Everytime either of us clicked shut down, the computer immediately sprang back into the Windows login screen. I searched the Net for answers but found none. I tried temporarily disabling most of the Avira processes, but still - no shut down. So I uninstalled it. So did he. Angry at the waste of time now. (Avira also installs a lot of bloatware, including a near-hidden process called AV Launcher. You can neither select nor disable it. Goodbye Avira.
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February 24, 2017 3:12:38 AM

Yeah.Usually TG is a great source of information regarding stuff like this. However, I must admit, this article is borderline useless. It doesn't make any comparisons, it feels like an advertisement, and it suggests Software that clearly is not "better" or "the best" when compared to what most tech-savvy people would say.

TL;DR - Avira sucks. There isn't a single thing it does better than Avast, so I have no idea why it would be recommended here. Back in the day, they were racing each other for superiority, but not anymore. They haven't even been comparable for about 5 years. Avast is easily the most sufficient AV program that doesn't cost anything. If you don't believe me, feel free to run your own tests (to inevitably come to the same conclusion).
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February 24, 2017 3:28:10 AM

Ive used almost every Antivirus accept PC Matic and the Bitdefender. Ive been attacked for 4 yrs now. Finally we had to buy Macs. We first purchased Kaspersky and the hackers changed my password over and over. Finally after a week getting a new password then the hackers deleted my acct. They actually called and pretended to be me and canceled my order and they sent my money back. Currently we have Webfoot and we have been attacked over and over. They ADD USERS and that is how they do it. My husband attacked last May with 2 added users 4 folders deep and myself May and Oct 4 added users 10 folders deep. My Honda 2014 was also hacked Believe me... THIS IS REAL PEOPLE. Cops, FBI. DOD, DOJ no one can help you.Think Im going to try the Bitdefender as soon as my Webfoot is due for renewal. Good Luck People...No One is SAFE!
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February 28, 2017 1:58:07 PM

I installed Avira Free on a new Windows 8.1 computer and began receiving the
‘Your computer is not secure! A Service is not working correctly’
and also see the ‘Fix problem‘ button. I tried following directions I found online to update manually by downloading something (I forgot what it's called) from Avira's site. But it didn't work. At least the directions I followed didn't yield any useful results.

Any advice, please? Thank you in advance!
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March 1, 2017 12:42:50 PM

After many years of being a computer tech and my own research, there is no one "silver bullet" to eliminate all virus or malware programs. There are many good programs for both. Sometimes 2 or 3 antivirus programs will be compatible together. Pick another good program, or use something to prevent one or another from starting. Then try another. Another choice would be to run virtual box/virtual machine, load another antivirus and run it. Or perhaps run the AV in some 'sandbox' program.
In the past, I have run 4 AV programs and found the system clean, but on the 5th or 6th found a virus program - and it was usually the nasty beat that was causing the problem. As many have said this is a GUIDE. One of many, there is no so-called expert that can give an absolute answer about the best, fastest, least overhead, etc program. I was fortunate enough to work in an academic computing environment for a while. They used one paid program version of a free program and changed to another paid version of a free program while I was there, part of which was cost and another part was the new one found a number of virus programs the old one missed. Take this as a FYI, not a declaration of "best in show".
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March 15, 2017 11:42:24 AM

Harris_123 said:
I'm using Windows Defender and it's working pretty okay on my laptop. By far, it has not given me any problem and the most important thing is that it's free. What else can one ask for? So, my suggestion would be to use the default Windows Defender. It's a great antivirus.


I ain't stopping you, but there are half a dozen other free programs that do a better job:
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-antivirus,review-2588-...

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March 15, 2017 11:45:06 AM

jackj59 said:
Fwiw, dealing with an issue now, of virus and/or malware, and after running bitdefender and it clearing what it found, I ran malwarebytes and it found over 10 more instances of malware. So though one shouldn't run live more than one at a time, I recommend having malwarebytes and run it periodically, too.


Your recommendation is good advice. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free Edition isn't antivirus software -- it's a cleanup service. Because of that, it's perfectly safe to run alongside regular AV software.

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March 15, 2017 11:46:48 AM

ferrisca said:
After many years of being a computer tech and my own research, there is no one "silver bullet" to eliminate all virus or malware programs. There are many good programs for both. Sometimes 2 or 3 antivirus programs will be compatible together. Pick another good program, or use something to prevent one or another from starting. Then try another. Another choice would be to run virtual box/virtual machine, load another antivirus and run it. Or perhaps run the AV in some 'sandbox' program.
In the past, I have run 4 AV programs and found the system clean, but on the 5th or 6th found a virus program - and it was usually the nasty beat that was causing the problem. As many have said this is a GUIDE. One of many, there is no so-called expert that can give an absolute answer about the best, fastest, least overhead, etc program. I was fortunate enough to work in an academic computing environment for a while. They used one paid program version of a free program and changed to another paid version of a free program while I was there, part of which was cost and another part was the new one found a number of virus programs the old one missed. Take this as a FYI, not a declaration of "best in show".


I wouldn't run two full-fledged AV products alongside each other. That could really slow down your machine. Instead, do what another commenter here recommended -- AV product plus the free version of Malwarebytes.
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March 15, 2017 11:50:26 AM

Eliezer said:
I installed Avira Free on a new Windows 8.1 computer and began receiving the
‘Your computer is not secure! A Service is not working correctly’
and also see the ‘Fix problem‘ button. I tried following directions I found online to update manually by downloading something (I forgot what it's called) from Avira's site. But it didn't work. At least the directions I followed didn't yield any useful results.

Any advice, please? Thank you in advance!


That could be unrelated. As far as we know, Avira doesn't install any third-party software alongside itself. But -- did you download the installer directly from the Avira website? If not, a dodgy third-party site could have wrapped the installer with potentially unwanted programs that could have generate the scareware ads you saw.

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March 15, 2017 11:52:41 AM

TeaLily said:
Ive used almost every Antivirus accept PC Matic and the Bitdefender. Ive been attacked for 4 yrs now. Finally we had to buy Macs. We first purchased Kaspersky and the hackers changed my password over and over. Finally after a week getting a new password then the hackers deleted my acct. They actually called and pretended to be me and canceled my order and they sent my money back. Currently we have Webfoot and we have been attacked over and over. They ADD USERS and that is how they do it. My husband attacked last May with 2 added users 4 folders deep and myself May and Oct 4 added users 10 folders deep. My Honda 2014 was also hacked Believe me... THIS IS REAL PEOPLE. Cops, FBI. DOD, DOJ no one can help you.Think Im going to try the Bitdefender as soon as my Webfoot is due for renewal. Good Luck People...No One is SAFE!


Um ... I don't think the problem is the antivirus software you're running. You might want to read this article (apologies for the slideshow format): http://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/982-avoid-be...

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March 15, 2017 11:57:01 AM

Strype said:
Yeah.Usually TG is a great source of information regarding stuff like this. However, I must admit, this article is borderline useless. It doesn't make any comparisons, it feels like an advertisement, and it suggests Software that clearly is not "better" or "the best" when compared to what most tech-savvy people would say.

TL;DR - Avira sucks. There isn't a single thing it does better than Avast, so I have no idea why it would be recommended here. Back in the day, they were racing each other for superiority, but not anymore. They haven't even been comparable for about 5 years. Avast is easily the most sufficient AV program that doesn't cost anything. If you don't believe me, feel free to run your own tests (to inevitably come to the same conclusion).


Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man....
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March 15, 2017 11:59:04 AM

Tricia_B said:
On this recommendation, both I and my husband installed Avira on our Windows 10 desktop comps. Then we both had the same problem - the computer could not shut down! Everytime either of us clicked shut down, the computer immediately sprang back into the Windows login screen. I searched the Net for answers but found none. I tried temporarily disabling most of the Avira processes, but still - no shut down. So I uninstalled it. So did he. Angry at the waste of time now. (Avira also installs a lot of bloatware, including a near-hidden process called AV Launcher. You can neither select nor disable it. Goodbye Avira.


OK, thanks. That's good to know. Can I ask -- did you download the Avira installer from the Avira website, or from a third-party website?
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March 15, 2017 12:02:26 PM

Alan_K said:
I'm curious about why you didn't test Norton Internet Security. Not that I'm advocating it; indeed I look forward very much to spitting on Symantec's grave some day and only found this article while looking for alternatives. (That was after I found that Norton charged me three times for two subscriptions last year because they set up two automatic deductions on one of the subscription accounts. They then refused to refund the double payment because it was out of the "60 day guarantee period". Burn. In. Hell, Symantec.) However given that Norton would have a not-insignificant market share I would have thought that it would have been one of the ones to test. I would have been curious to see how it performed.


We didn't review it because Norton doesn't call it that anymore. This is the current Norton lineup for Windows: http://www.tomsguide.com/us/norton,review-4114.html

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March 15, 2017 12:03:35 PM

George_184 said:
I have AVG as my main Antivirus but I use MalwareFox instead of Malwarebytes as my second line of defense. It came slightly cheaper and it seems to offer a good amount of protection.


Never heard of MalwareFox, but as long as it's legit, this is a solid strategy.
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March 15, 2017 12:05:26 PM

Audcurr said:
I think customer service should be taken into consideration as well. Bitdefender is the worst, I bought it and the activation key wouldn't work, it took for ever to get it straighten out and they are quite rude.


I've heard similar things from other people. We haven't tried to stress-test the AV vendors' customer-service lines, but maybe we will ....
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March 15, 2017 12:08:39 PM

Paul NZ said:
Yup most of them are a waste of money.

Doesnt matter what you get. And if you're stupid enough to use programs like Utorrent and get dodgy programs.

Whats the point in having one anyway. Any AV program doesnt detect everything. And your system will end up infected anyway


AV is not a silver bullet, and any company that says its product will be is full of ... you know. A security-conscious user will rarely get infected even without AV software, and a security slob will probably get infected even with it. Again, some tips: http://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/982-avoid-be...

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March 15, 2017 12:10:40 PM

espressonator said:
Why isn't there a comparison chart? I've used Avast for years; it's free, and it's very good. Why did not Mr. Tom mention Avast as either better or worse than these paid products? My guess is that Mr. Tom is really acting as an advertiser. If he were "non-partisan", then I think he would provide a comparison chart or so to explain why it's worthwhile to pay for products like this instead.


Here you go: http://www.tomsguide.com/us/avast-free-antivirus,review...

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March 18, 2017 3:43:54 PM

I have to say something about your best virus, I had it and virus got through, sending fing messages through Skype to all my colleagues. I sent thousand of porn links , so well done avira, it's absolutely the worst antivirus. Unless it's a paid ad.
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March 23, 2017 9:47:48 PM

Kaspersky used to be the best but then they released their 2017 versions of Total Security and Internet Security and it did not take long for Kaspersky to take a huge fall from its lofty position. They just released patch D of the 2017 versions and things have only been getting worse from patch to patch. I will list some of the better bugs below and you might be tempted to think I am exaggerating because this is not going to sound like Kaspersky but don't take me word for it. You just need to visit their forums at forums.kaspersky .com and you can read the many many long threads with very angry after very angry posting by users for yourself. Here is a quick small list/warning though....

From the very first 2017 version there has been a bug that they still have not fixed. The bug does not let you access your router's settings interface via any browser if your routers gateway is set to 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 Unfortunately both of these are the most common out of the box settings for routers and you will need to access your routers settings with a smartphone or computer that is not running a 2017 version of Kaspersky and change it to something like 192.168.1.254 before your computer running the Kaspersky suite will load the routers settings page.

Their browser plugins have caused very slow browsing and while the speed has improved slightly with each new patch of 2017, it is still frustratingly slower than it should be even with the newest patch (patch D)

This next one is near and dear to my heart because I spent weeks supplying their tech support with trace logs to get it fixed. They finally got a good trace from me and figured out exactly what the problem was and then proceeded to inform me that they would have it fixed in their 2018 version but they were not going to release a patch to fix it. Hearing that that was their position on this bug you might think that it isn't all that serious. You would be wrong if you thought that though. This little puppy completely compromises the integrity of the suite's if you make any changes to the individual config settings that are downloaded from the cloud to your pc for each and every 3rd party app you have on your pc. These settings are the HIPS and firewall default setting for each of those apps. When they get pushed to your pc from their cloud they are optimized for a balance of security, speed and as little interaction from the user as possible (so you don't always have popups asking questions). If you are an experienced computer person who is more security aware than your average casual user, you will most likely find yourself making changes to some of these default settings for each of your apps though. I have always believed that if an app doesn't have any reason to access the Internet, it shouldn't be allowed too. By default they allow every app complete outgoing access to the Internet as long as the MD5 hash of the executables for that app match whet they have listed in their cloud (these are supplied to them by each manufacturer). In theory, that does provide security because as long as the md5 hash strings match, the executables have not been compromised. I still feel it is fundamentally wrong to allow apps that do not update via the internet or browse/call home for any reason to have that access though. It is almost as if your setting up your security to fail at some point. So I have always turned off the ability for those type of apps to go out through the firewall. It is just an extra piece of mind type of thing. It turns out that in the 2017 versions if you make any change to each apps individual HIPS or firewall settings, then those configuration files for each app that has been customized will simply disappear into thin air upon your systems next reboot. You won't even be aware that this happened because the page within their UI that manages this function is 3 pages deep within the UI and really isn't a page you visit all that much anyway once you are happy with how you have things set. I have no idea how long I was going through life thinking I had an ideal configuration for my needs until I was one day installing a new app and wanted to set a few settings for that app differently. I had rebooted since the apps installation required a reboot and then went to that settings page within the Kaspersky suite. I was very shocked to see that what was supposed to be 624 configuration files for every exe or com file on my computer was actually only 137 which meant that the majority of those exe or com files completely lost the configuration files within Kaspersky. It did not take long to discover that I could rebuild my configuration but all would be lost again at the next reboot. Their suites do have a feature that allows you to import and export all of your settings though so I figured I would rebuild again and immediately save my configuration (it saves to an XML file). This way I would simply need to remember to import that XML file back into the suite after each reboot. Kaspersky had a hellish surprise waiting for me upon the next reboot though. Sure enough most of my config settings for the apps were missing but this time it would only take me less than a minute to restore them. If only! Turns out that the problem also occurs when saving to the XML file and the XML file is just as butchered as the actual settings are (actually the XML file is slightly worse off). You can probably see how this is a very serious issue and their are a lot of Kaspersky users who are littering their forums with posts that are filled with many four letter and quite impolite words

If all of this wasn't enough their D patch that started rolling out in phases here in March introduced another nasty bug and this time around their tech support cannot figure out what is going on. If you have a VPN installed that is based upon openvpn, you will no longer be able to access the Internet through your VPN. Some users have said that you actually still can access the Internet but it takes between 10 to 15 minutes to access each and every webpage you try to load. If you completely shutdown the Kaspersky suite then the VPN will once again work like it had before the D patch was applied. So if you want the extra privacy and security that the VPN provides, you need to sacrifice the security the security suite provides.

Hopefully this has been a eye opening cautionary tale and you will not set yourself up for a lot of pain and frustration based upon the very good reputation but now not at all deserved that Kaspersky has had for many years.
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March 23, 2017 9:49:30 PM

Bill_123 said:
For people who seem to think anti virus programs are waste of time if they go on the internet and they depend on windows to protect them I would say there is a 99.9 percent chance they are already infected with some form of virus or malware. I have found that the better ones are VERY hard to breach and although it is still possible to get a virus the odds are slim to none. Without them your almost guaranteed you will pick something up in short order is just a fact in the modern age. The biggest issues I have is how much do they impact computer performance and how good is their detection. Some are like dropping a boat anchor dragging your computer down some almost unnoticeable. So instead of spreading viruses to all your friends and family get a good virus program and save yourself and everyone you know a lot of grief.


Wrong I havent used one for more than 10 yrs+ and have never been infected

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March 26, 2017 10:10:15 AM

you might think about hiring some copy editors. there are some glaring typos in this story.
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