K7 Security

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by mood, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. mood

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    K7 Products Unconditionally Free Until This Crisis Is Over
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  2. Spartan

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    30th of April? That's like a demo which every other company offers. K7 has the most FPs I have personally experienced in any AV
     
  3. Osaban

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    I think they probably mean one can get a one year license for free until April 30th.
     
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    Right, I misunderstood, thank you for the correction.
     
  5. Edwin024

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    No you get a free license until the end of the Corona pandemic. Now until April 30. I tried it for one scan and deleted it, it found its own file a Trojan...
     
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    So nothing has changed since 2 years when I tried it, an FP craziness! Every time I would email support they just say we will whitelist those filesa but then I got tired of it.
     
  7. bellgamin

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    A few years back, I used K7 for several months. They always replied courteously to my customer requests re FPs etc, but never took any action.
     
  8. roger_m

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    This is from the confirmation email.
    Unless they extend the offer, it's no different to the trial period. However, time will tell if they do so.
     
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    6 months could have been tempting offer but just for April ....nahh
     
  10. Spartan

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    I wouldn't touch it even if *they* paid me! K7 = The king of FPs!
     
  11. Osaban

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    Capture.PNG For the sake of the argument I have followed the protocol for this offer and after giving an email address you get a set of instructions with a serial number to activate the product. In the same window there is the possibility to try before buying. Now why would they give you a serial number when you could trial the product instead? I did not proceed with the installation as I am not interested in this product free or paid, but the offer seems genuine, and it scored well in the latest AV-TEST (top product award, and 1 FP).
     
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  12. ichito

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    This is real offer...actually I'm not using any AV but in last few years I've installed only this AV apps to check it for longer time - Huorong, WiseVectorX and K7. K7 needs in fact some users data to create account and to register the instance but there are common data like in other not only security apps.
    It looks fully featured IS with firewall, AV engine, anti-spam, parental controll, surf/browser protection, privat data protection, etc. and two proactive protections modules
    HIPS called "System Monitor"
    Behavioral Blocker called "Carnivore"
    A few screenshots below

    k7-1.jpg
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  13. roger_m

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    It's one of the lightest antiviruses there is, but in terms of protection is does not do quite as well at the big name antiviruses. But it's not too far behind, so it's far from terrible.
     
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    @ichito & @roger_m -- Thanks for the comments.

    I admire that K7 paid to be included in AV-Comparatives (AV-C) testing quite a while back, when K7's performance looked really poor when placed alongside the top tier AVs. Instead of withdrawing from testing (as some low-performing AVs have done), K7 stayed with AV-C and evidently did what was necessary to improve its performance. Gradually K7 improved until, as of now, its results at AV-C are very closely comparable to the top tier AVs.

    I applaud K7 for staying with testing. K7 has fortitude!
     
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    I decided to use K7 AV Premium as my only real-time antivirus, at least for a while. Reasons:
    1- K7 always does well on tests by AV-Comparatives.
    2- K7 is incredibly light on resources. I have been using AVG for a few months. My laptop was adequately responsive, BUT with K7 it's like my laptop is brand new again.
    3- A couple of years ago I tried K7 but found its support to be 2 speeds: slow & reverse. This time with K7, their support gave me an excellent response in less than a couple of hours.

    I bought a 3-year subscription for just over $4 per year. Shazam!
     
  17. Spartan

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    Great, are enjoying the FPs?
     
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    K7 did not manifest abnormal FP problems in the several tests that I checked. Two years ago I had no FPs with K7 and, so far this time around, no FPs. I do have K7 at its most aggressive setting, so.... time will tell. YMMV
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    wow, that's amazing. Is it as light as AV-Comparative tests claim? Also, is it a pure antivirus only with no fluff, like no toolbars, system optimizers, software updater, etc?
     
  20. roger_m

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    It is exceptionally light (lighter than F-Secure) - one of the lightest antiviruses there is. It contains few extras, just take a look at the screenshots at Softpedia.
    https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/K7-TotalSecurity.shtml
     
  21. bellgamin

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    K7 AV Premium has just 4 tools:

    USB Vaccination -- vaccinate against Autorun malware
    Internet Temp Cleaner
    Windows Temp Cleaner
    Virtual Keyboard -- type without keyboard

    I neither need nor use any of these. YMMV
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    On my laptop K7 is amazingly light on CPU & Ram. I *think* this is because K7 is compactly coded to enable its use on computers in India & other areas where a number of home computers may have slower CPUs & less RAM.
     
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    Tests of several AVs (including K7) by AV-Comparatives

    Impact on computer's performance
    https://www.av-comparatives.org/com...=2022&chart_month=4&chart_sort=1&chart_zoom=0

    Balance between real-time malware detection VERSUS impact on computer performance
    https://www.av-comparatives.org/the...nce-low-speed-impact-and-real-time-detection/

    Consumer Real-world Malware Detection Percentages (also shows FPs)
    https://www.av-comparatives.org/tests/real-world-protection-test-feb-mar-2022-factsheet/

    Business Real-World Malware Detection Percentages (also show FPs)
    https://www.av-comparatives.org/tests/business-security-test-march-april-2022-factsheet/
     
  24. ankupan

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    Almost using it for the last 1 year on my 5 PCs at home.

    I got lifetime/ 5 Users deal at USD 45 in India.

    I was tired with renewal and activation and it is working good.
     
  25. Spartan

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    Just tried it, it's very light indeed. Anyone notice any slowdown in their VPN while using K7 or their internet browsing speed?
     
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