AOL Active virus Shield(KAV 6.0) FREE!!!!!

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  1. Legendkiller

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  2. Don Pelotas

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    It's a limited version, no web anti-virus and no proactive defense.:)
     
  3. Stephan123

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    Is this Kaspersky 6.0 or is it something else?
     
  4. Firecat

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    Yep, its KAV 6.0. Dont know about features though. :doubt:
     
  5. Don Pelotas

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    Yes, rebranded with only file av & mail av.
     
  6. CloneRanger

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    Sounds like proactive defense to me according to these statements. So are they both wrong ?

    Protect your PC from both known and unknown viruses, spyware, Trojan horses, and malware. Active Virus Shield's comprehensive antivirus protection installs quickly, works fast, always stays on, and updates automatically every hour. This software takes traditional virus-scanning methods and combines them with proactive technology to help detect and protect against malicious programs that can infect your PC and important files.

    http://www.download.com/AOL-Active-Virus-Shield/3000-2239_4-10568703.html?tag=sptlt_s

    Powered by Kaspersky, one of the largest anti-virus providers, worldwide
    About 300 new viruses are created each month. Every computer needs to be protected
    Real-time scanning and protection against virus threats
    No cost, obligation, or AOL membership required
    Advanced detection technology to help stop viruses and malware before they attack you

    http://www.activevirusshield.com/antivirus/freeav/index.adp
     
  7. Legendkiller

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    well i haven't tried it,i am waiting for the activation code...
     
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    I installed it, not got an activiation code though.
    Its limited to File AV and Mail AV, nothing else. No "trusted zone" (ie exclusions", som other limiations too (ie what to install, appearance options etc).
     
  9. Legendkiller

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    no issue there,i think we can use it as an on-demand scanner as back-up AV than...
    I hope this is possible..
     
  10. RejZoR

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    Wow, this one is killer. Sure it lacks those two modules but it's still and excellent pack. Makes me wonder where's the catch exactly. Though i certanly can't complain :)
     
  11. wawy

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    yep. it's special, do not correspond to kaspersky philosophy, i want to say, no av if you do not pay for it. even without all features. they said you can have acces to online scanner without desinfection and here you get it :eek:

    so an av with as many features as f-prot (private joke) for free :D
     
  12. TAP

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    I've got a free 1 year license with full real-time protection against all kind of malware (viruses, worms, trojans, adware, spyware, riskware, etc.), full automatic updates from Kaspersky, light and no slow down.

    Even it lacks of HTTP scanner and proactive defense module, but it's still an excellent package.
     
  13. RejZoR

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    So how is with program updates? How are they delivered? Are they released along with KAV6 program udpates (eg upcoming Maintenance Pack 1) ?

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    Why the hell it needs 3 hours to detect stuff that i've downloaded to desktop? It' so damn annoying since i'm used to NOD32 and avast! to react the same moment file is downloaded to desktop.

    And i also don't understand why there isn't any exclusions. I mean cmon, KAV detects bunch of tools as riskware and will constantly nag about them. For example it's nagging about HiJackThis tool. Wtf
     
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  14. Blackcat

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    No custom install and I did not install the "Security ToolBar".

    My only query so far is that after updating, the version shown is 6.0.0.299 whereas the lastest KAV is 6.0.0.303 or 6.0.0.300 with the hotfixes.

    Hard to beat at the present time; a stripped down KAV 6 with a free 12-month license. I just hope that the Kaspersky Servers will not be hit too hard by this offer.
     

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    Screen shot...
     

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  16. pykko

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    That's fantastic... this is the year of free offers indeed. KAV 6.0 for free (without web scanner and PDM) ... I never thought to that. Thx Legendkiller for posting. :thumb:

    EDIT: I've seen something funny...
    . ...perhaps each day. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Blackcat

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    Exclusions are a feature which most of us here would consider as essential. However, don't forget that this is a free version mainly aimed for the average Joe/AOL user. As long as they keep to the default settings they should be okay.
     

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    Well i just don't like the fact it's outdated (6.0.299) instead 6.0.303.
    If there are vulnerabilities (which were unfortunatelly present in KAV queit often lately) were left there on our own.
     
  19. TAP

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    It has Trusted Zone when malware found, but I can't seem to find where to configure it when malware are added (deleting/adding items).
     

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    Yeah, i know you can add it but then you can't ever again remove it if you've added it to exclusions by mistake. That sux.

    Also that vault icon i tray is ugly. That AOL triangle (without jaggy edges) would be far better.
     
  21. CJsDad

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    Free for 12 months or free for good?
    If its free for a certain period of time what happens when that time is up?
     
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    I came here to see if I was the only one thinking that this "real time" monitor is quite far from real time... It lags too much comparing to antivir and nod32.
     
  23. Blackcat

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    RejZor thou protesteth too much! This is a FREE (stripped-down) KAV 6. What do you expect, the fully featured edition for the price?
    12 months.
    Your guess is as good as mine.
     
  24. RejZoR

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    Sorry Blackcat, would you eat~snip~ just because it's free? I think not. Same is here. It's not i'm not grateful for what the ygave us but they could do a better job. Remember, i never complained about lack of PDM and Web AV modules but this is something that i just can't understand.





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  25. Legendkiller

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    I accept your concern,but i hope its scanning and all is as good as KAV.Coz,the .299 version worked well for me.
     
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