Is KAV freeware?

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  1. php111

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    Hi,

    Is Kaspersky AV (KAV) freeware?
     
  2. Saraceno

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    From my understanding, never has been. I've purchased it year after year for almost the past 10 years.

    The Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool is free, updated a number of times a day, but must be downloaded again to receive new definitions. Can do a full scan of your system (detect/remove).
    http://majorgeeks.com/download4515.html
     
  3. php111

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    What is the difference between the Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool, and KAV?



     
  4. Saraceno

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    No real time protection.

    The AVP tool however, is great to use as a backup scan, say when using a free AV (avast, avira, pc tools).

    But if you buy the Kaspersky AV, you're getting (from the website):

    Is it worth the cash? Yes. Less if you buy 3 licenses.
     
  5. php111

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    I am getting a new PC. I want KAV but I don't have credit and debit. Thank you for the info.
     
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  7. Coolio10

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    KIS has everything you need, but it slowed down my system a bit due to it checking every new file and processing it through heuristics and hips.
     
  8. Martijn2

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    There are more than enough free options php111, look up Antivir or Avast
     
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    Not free as we know it but if you do online banking it maybe.

    Here in the UK my Bank gives out free licenses for KIS ( for 3 computers ) to their online customers.
     
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    You may buy it through a friend/relative that has a credit/debit card. It's definitely worth the money.
     
  11. lodore

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    Hello,
    if you live in the uk you could buy it in whsmith,pc world or tesco.
     
  12. IceCube1010

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    I think it was freeware when aol had it a while back. That was a really good AV. Then AOL cut them or KAV quit. That was a very sad day for the freebie security people.

    Ice
     
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    Barclays Online offer a free 3 user 1-year license to KIS2009 to all of its customers.
     
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    Thats a sweet deal for those in the UK whose banks give them KIS9 free. Wish the US banks would.
     
  15. Coolio10

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    Well i live in Canada but left my UK account open so i just thought why not since its free :).
     
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