Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 - opinions

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  1. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    Hi all,

    Needed a new antivirus and spotted that Barclays Bank is offering a free 3 PC 1 year license of KIS if you use their online banking.
    Now I got it running but I am not convinced, I am a big fan of their AV but the firewall seems really crude, even compared to NOD32's one (which I much preferred).
    Is anybody else running the security 2009 package if so what are your thoughts please?
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2008
  2. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Do you have KAV or KIS?

    KAV=Kaspersky Anti-Virus

    KIS=Kaspersky Internet Security
     
  3. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    As per my thread title I have KIS=Kaspersky Internet Security 2009....... :)
     
  4. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    My two cents - ask Lord his opinion of the online banking - I'd look into that as the first thing - like any free lunch there may be a catch!
     
  5. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    you don't need a firewall on windows when using a broadband router :)

    turn it off but keep the AV going if necessary.

    Either way it was free.
     
  6. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I was not sure as you had posted this:

     
  7. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    unlike the overdraft would be!
     
  8. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    Ahh Ok - edited

    Mainframeguy - Not sure on I understand your comments pretty much all bank offer their service online now?

    Lord - Yeah it was free :) But I am uneasy with not having a firewall, I know the router has a hardware one but I am not that confident of relying on it.....
     
  9. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    just being facetious - and suggesting if you have no account be warey of the offer, yeah?

    You seem paranoid about firewalls - I am paranoid about Barclays.. hehe ... banks in general actually!
     
  10. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    Well its a good time to be paranoid about banks :)