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    Kaspersky Antivirus ur thoughts?

    PatsPats Member
    edited April 2013 in General

    On my old XP box (software part is old only, hardware is upgraded time2time) i have Norton Antivirus.
    On my Dell Lappie (Win 7 prof) i'm using MS Security Essentials.

    None of the above could detect the Wordpress/Joomla malwares. (though my Norton is not upgraded, only its virus def. are updated, so i can't comment on new Norton versions)

    In my Office PC it has Kaspersky and it can detect and clean/remove these malwares.

    I'm thinking of purchasing Kaspersky for my Desktop & Laptop.

    Any better thoughts?

    Comments

    • krokro Member

      You can run a detected virus through a crypter service and itll take em about a week for them to redetect all for about 50 cents.

      Damn you windows!

    • Using Avast Free version here, haven't got a virus since i began using it (~1.5 years)

    • @joodle said: Using Avast Free version here, haven't got a virus since i began using it (~1.5 years)

      Don't curse it.

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    • jhjh Member

      ESET is supposedly good as well but I don't know much about this

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    • PatsPats Member

      yeah i have used ESET for a while in past, its fast and low on resources, but not sure of its php malware(wordpress/joomla etc.) catching abilities. Anyone using?

    • PatsPats Member

      @concerto49 said: @joodle said: Using Avast Free version here, haven't got a virus since i began using it (~1.5 years)

      Don't curse it.

      :P

    • tommytommy Member

      I prefer using ESET

      Let's bet which dot-name will collapse first ;)

    • AnthonySmithAnthonySmith Top Provider

      @joodle said: Using Avast Free version here, haven't got a virus since i began using it (~1.5 years)

      This always makes me laugh, you mean because it has not detected any infection you think your clean haha.

      AntiVirus companies are a huge scam, they are reactive protection only, they can only tune their shit to pick stuff up once someone has already been infected.

      Had enough of the scams on lowendbox, lowendtalk is now being infiltrated by corruption so I have chosen to make an low end exit #lexit for now - you can find me HERE

    • Using eset, few days ago license expired. though no idea about wp/j malware :-(

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    • If you want kaspersky, get zonealarm instead. It has a very powerful firewall and it runs kaspersky av engine as well and is way cheaper. Got a free version as well

    • Use AVG, they have a big database and the only false-positives you are going to get is keygens :p

      We did an AV "benchmark" and AVG was the only one tha picked it up, even though eventually we tricked AVG too... Also consider sandboxie

    • Does using Linux count also? No MS in my place for over 7 years and counting...

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    • SyedSyed Member

      All you need is MSE, and an occasional malwarebytes scan.

      Anything else is overkill, just don't be retarded with your browsing habits.

    • kaspersky antivirus sucks, get kaspersky internet security instead

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    • @Syed said: Anything else is overkill, just don't be retarded with your browsing habits.

      And disable Java when you aren't using it ;-)

    • GaNiGaNi Member

      ESET Nod Security ;)

    • IshaqIshaq Member, Provider
      edited April 2013

      Premium:
      1. Kaspersky
      2. ESET

      Free:
      1. Avast
      2. Microsoft Security Essentials

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    • Kaspersky is good but bulky, MSE is free and fast.

      What is with the Wordpress virus thingy?

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    • chrispchrisp Member
      edited April 2013

      Really? Best thing would be to not install flash and java, disable javascript in your browser, disable autostart for external usb sticks/harddrives, don't use cracked software, have a good intuition for spam mail recognition.

      Do the shitty things you need to do in a VM..running cracks, keygens, nocd patches/pr0n/open suspicious attachments/try that colorful shareware...You're done? Just restore VM to safe snapshot and everything is fine again.

      Using other operating systems is no solution at all. You can fail using linux/mac os, too. If you're dumb, you're dumb. Then theres no solution. Windows itself is perfectly fine, it's just a problem of how most people use it and what they run on it.

      btw. anti virus software is bullshit, you can buy a crypter for your malicious code for like 30-200€, depends on how many anti virus software you can trick with it. The problem will always be the person in front of the screen..always.

    • IshaqIshaq Member, Provider

      @zhuanyi said: What is with the Wordpress virus thingy?

      Botnet?

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    • @zhuanyi said: Kaspersky

      Let a virus through on mine. Now at BitDefender.

    • @Ishaq said: @zhuanyi said: What is with the Wordpress virus thingy?

      Botnet?

      Just saw this....holy cow:

      http://www.vps.net/blog/2013/04/12/important-secure-your-wordpress-password-immediately-global-wordpress-brute-force-attack/

      People just have too much money and too little things to do I guess...

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    • Kaspersky Internet Security is great. It has excellent app. panel to allow you to control all aspect of the program. I love the details it gives you to explore all the services loaded in memory, apps running, network in/ou traffic, cpu, memory usage, etc., All the information is easy to understand even for a non-techie person.

      I personally use Avast. I do custom installs so it doesn't load some of the options that comes with it.

      Commercial
      -ESET or Kaspersky

      Free
      AVAST or MSE

      Firefox with NO-SCRIPT plugin
      Chrome---secure it. :)

    • joepie91joepie91 Member, Provider

      @BronzeByte said: Use AVG

      And have your system libraries disappear every other month.

    • Paid - Kaspersky
      Free - Avast

    • IntcsIntcs Member
      edited April 2013

      I've been using Avira antivirus on all Windows machines, and it's great.
      As for Kaspersky I believe it's sometimes overrated with fancy stories/claims by Kaspersky fanboys, like saying only Kaspersky does that and that..

      Please beware that his parents are now using the membership to post for their own, together with our precious son..

    • PatsPats Member

      well fanboys or not... i have seen some results with at least 3 antiviruses as mentioned in my original post.
      Sometime back one of my client asked my help to remove botnet/malware from his wordpress site which was hosted on powweb and powweb had suspended the site due to botnet/malware. They also gave report of (don't remember correctly but i think it was of clamav) infected files. My MSE or old Norton couldn't detect anything. Luckily i noticed that the infected files were not part of Wordpress original. So deleted them, overwrote all files with originals, did some secureing.

      And now again i had to transfer a clients wordpress files to my hosting service which i was doing in office lunch hours, then office PC Kaspersky catched some malware and removed them.

      I took the downloaded backup file home, checked with MSE - it couldn't detect anything.

      Thanks guys for your comments, i'd go with Kaspersky Internet security :)

    • IntcsIntcs Member

      @Pats I've read frequently stories about Kaspersky's abilities, and notably against some encrypted trojans and malware, but since the last time I've used it many years ago (then used AVG, Avast, some others and lastly Avira for many years till now) it wasn't that good but heavy on resources back then and my PC was infected as well. It's reputation and fame seems to be enhanced a lot over years, though. I've been using Avira for myself and others as well, and I never had an infection in many years, so I just believe there are some alternatives that are good enough. But for sure Kaspersky has been great for sometime, with great feedback in similar threads, didn't deny that..

      Please beware that his parents are now using the membership to post for their own, together with our precious son..

    • jhjh Member

      Just found this if it's of interest to anyone:
      http://www.kaspersky.co.uk/one-student

      Greetings of the day!!!!

    • If you're on Windoze, just use MSE.

      Have been using it for 2 years or so, does an okay job. Though, having enough common sense to avoid dodgy stuff is usually enough too, MSE just provides an extra layer.

      -- BOFH

    • klikliklikli Member
      edited April 2013

      @Wintereise said: Though, having enough common sense to avoid dodgy stuff is usually enough too

      Your favourite websites (including this one, which runs on a nginx 1.0.13 web server) might be hacked to inject malicious scripts. It's also hard to keep every software up-to-date.

    • Using noscript is usually also a given for most people who knowingly don't run an AV :P

      That said, I just use MSE, as previously mentioned. It does the job.

      -- BOFH

    • perennateperennate Member, Provider
      edited April 2013

      @Wintereise said: Using noscript is usually also a given for most people who knowingly don't run an AV :P

      Linux + NoScript + AdBlock Plus + not being stupid. NoScript is pretty awesome though.

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