K9 Web Protection shutting down soon sadly.

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by cheater87, May 5, 2019.

  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    Yeah, this is sad. I hate to see decent free programs disappear.

    I am actually surprised it took this long for Symantec to terminate it after buying it 3 years ago. Symantec has a long history of buying up competing products, then kicking them (and their loyal users) to the curb. So I find it typical of Symantec to kill off this free product then suggest one of their expensive alternatives. In this case, Norton AntiVirus Plus for $39.99 per year! :mad: But look! They are even deceiving K9 users by suggesting they are being given a generous $20 discount by charging (their bold emphasis :rolleyes:) "only $39.99" to K9 subscribers when that's the price everyone can get as seen here. :(

    Norton/Symantec make good products. I'll give them that. But their strong-arm business practices and product pricings - at least for non-commercial home users - is why I will never recommend them.
     
  3. shmu26

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    Many people used K9 for content filtering, AKA parental control, and I don't think you can get that feature from Norton AntiVirus Plus. Last time I checked, you needed to buy Norton Premium.

    People are suggesting Kaspersky Safe Kids as an alternative. It is a standalone program, and has a free tier, and does a good job of filtering.
     
  4. cheater87

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    I used it for malware/phishing and suspicious sites.
     
  5. Trooper

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    Used it years ago for my kids. Sad to hear of this.
     
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