Akick Total Security

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  1. Hezakiah

    Hezakiah Registered Member

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    Has anyone heard of this antivirus software? Sharewareonsale.com is giving away a 1 year license for
    a couple of days. Any thoughts on it?
     
  2. osmandemi

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    Which antivirus engine does Akick use?
     
  3. zfactor

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    will be testing it out later today ill report back my findings. going to run it through all my tests i do. testing the total security version.
     
  4. taleblou

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  5. entropism

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    https://www.akick.in/total-security.php

    Take a look at that homepage. I know that when I see a pixelated jpg that looks like it was ran through a Facebook upload filter a few hundred times, I think of a quality company that has its **** together.
     
  6. zfactor

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    agree and im not expecting much but detection will ultimately depend on which engine is used. i have not had a chance to install it yet but i will later and i should be able to figure out what engine is used. now that doesnt mean the actual program will be great though.
     
  7. taleblou

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    also malwarebyte web protection does not like akick site or downloads and also chrome blocks on a few occasion the download. Do not know if it is a safe or trusty or not.

    also seems to be an indian company.
     
  8. taleblou

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    malwarbyte web protection blocks that link.
     
  9. entropism

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    That says a lot... This looks to be some quality stuff right here. ;)
     
  10. zfactor

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    ill give it a run anyway and see what happens lol.
     
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    Paid (AKick Total Security Amount: US$59.99)
    https://www.akick.com/total-security.html
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    Akick Total Security $59.99 Free! (100% off)

    Terms and Conditions
    This is a 1-computer 1-year license, for noncommercial use
    You get free updates for one year
    No free tech support
    You must redeem the license key before this offer has ended
    May not be resold

    Technical Details
    Developed by Akick
    Version is v1.4
    Download size is 3.92 MB
    Supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, and 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    https://sharewareonsale.com/s/free-akick-total-security-100-discount
     
  13. entropism

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    Screenshots look like Qihoo 360?

    Looked briefly into their "partner certifications" and see no evidence that they actually ARE part of the intel/cisco/microsoft software partnerships.

    Have to love their "awards" section - https://www.akick.com/award.html

    Basically a list of unknown file repository sites (Think Majorgeeks, but places you've never heard of), saying that their uploaded software is virus free. Oh. Good.
     
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    Not a review more a demo by akick themselves...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozVBjbCQLXk
     
  15. entropism

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    Very professional.
     
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    VirusTotal return 0/64 on the url.
     
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    Must be a adguard\wot thing, VT again returns 0/65 on smartcode.com
     
  20. entropism

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    And Malwarebytes. Avira/Zemana don't trigger a warning, but still... The site looks shady as all hell. Pixelated, almost bootleg looking stock photos that look like they were "enhanced" by facebook when you upload them. An "Awards" section that basically shows filesharing sites that... allow you to download the software? I guess? Not to mention I can't find a trace of their main certifications (intel, Microsoft, Cisco) ANYWHERE, aside from the logo on their site.

    And those "official" youtube videos take the cake.
     
  21. taleblou

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    I tested it. Its very aggressive. When the web protection in firewall categories is on it blocks tons of sites and even chrome own download folder is blocked as dangerous. I checked the block "ads" categories and it blocks google chrome download folder. Also it takes alot of resources. It uses over 50% of resources in the pc. Also it picks things up that others like MBAM and zemana and etc. do not. (false positive).

    Now the worse part is its scanning. Its painfully slow. The full scan will take hours.

    On the plus side, its detection is excellent. So you be the judge.

    The rate of scan is about 1 to 3 files a second. So for 10 of thousands or over 100 thousand files would take hours.


    So scanning is out of question
     
  22. clubhouse1

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    I like the Microsoft Gold Partner logo proudly displayed on the GUI, must be the best :argh:
     
  23. entropism

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    I mean, it's easy to catch everything when 50% of your files are "virii". I consider excellent detection when it detects things correctly. A 99.9% on AV-C means nothing if there's 200+ FPs, I'd rather go with the AV with 98% and 0 FPs.
     
  24. taleblou

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    update:
    It seems the fastest scanning belong to quick scan which took 5 minutes. The rest are painfully slow.
     
  25. roger_m

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    I tested it some time ago, and was not impressed. From memory, it may have been using the open source ClamAV engine. The only thing that I am sure of, is that it was one of the worst antiviruses I've used. I test way too many antiviruses to remember details, but I have started keeping notes for future reference.

    I just watched a YouTube video about it, and it looks like the interface may have been improved since I last used it. I am going to try it again now, and will post my findings.
     
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