"Cryptic Alerts, hard-disk corruptions, crappy drive-by protection..stay away"0.5 starson by lidieyu
Pros: Its has a Green box
Cons: Where do I start ?
Summary: I installed this product and have had nothing but problems - slow browsing,chkdsk issues with what appear to be file system corruption issues - VERY SERIOUS PROBLEMS. Stay away from this product. Get NAV2008 instead.
Did the editor really review this product - there seems to be nothing of any value in this review and probably one of the more ridiculous ones I've seen.
"feels complete as a standalone product and not, like Norton Antivirus 2008, a cog in larger family of products" - what the? It "feels" complete? Talk about objective reviewing.
"Once again, Kaspersky requires considerably less disk space than Norton" - Who cares about diskspace. Is this guy kidding me. Looks like he couldn't find anything bad with Norton that he had to nitpick.
"Still, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7 provides the most complete antivirus production on the market today" - and how did he come to this conclusion ? Did he test at all ?
"Also, unlike Norton's morbid, black border, we like the open, bright, and colorful interface of Kaspersky that is skinnable to suite your own tastes. " - it gets more ridiculous. Yeah your average user is spending their time skinning their security product.. Suuuuurreee.
"Kaspersky offers antirootkit protection as well" - but does it work. I had a Rustok infection a while back with KIS7 and after "cleaning" my PC I ended up with an infinite blue screen loop..
"Unlike Norton, Kaspersky can, by default, scan only recently changed files, greatly shortening the overall scan time considerably." - This feature has ZERO value when the definitions are changing hourly as Kaspersky claims. As soon as the defs change they end up rescanning ALL files.
"There are also active user forums" - have you seen their server lately. The performance is pathetic.
And whats with all those damn alerts. It even prompts me to ALLOW/BLOCK when it detects a VIRUS!! Very sad.
NOT A HAPPY CUSTOMER. Mr. Varmosi, get your act together and stop recommending crap.