Kaspersky Forever

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by truoc, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. truoc

    truoc Registered Member

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    I briefly searched the forums, but could find no mention of this. I saw it posted on my Facebook timeline feed yesterday and couldn't find it later when I went back to search for it, but it is again there today. Here's the link:

    http://forever.kaspersky.com

    Just wanted to get some thoughts on this as this is the first time I had seen anything like this.
     
  2. boredog

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    Did you sign up to test it? 3.99 a month is still almost 50 bucks a year.
     
  3. xxJackxx

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    Never seen it before. Because of the font, I had to paste it into notepad to see the entry fee for the first option was $199 and the recurring fee is $1.99 per month. They look like the same number if you miss the tiny little decimal...

    In any case I would never do it. I may change products from year to year due to build quality of the product.
     
  4. xxJackxx

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    I saw no $3.99 per month option.
     
  5. entropism

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    That's the most ridiculous pricing plan I've ever seen.
     
  6. Minimalist

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    Yes, it's 2.99 per month with no entry fee. 36$ a year.
    I'm waiting for Microsoft to start using subscription plans for OS.
     
  7. itman

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    It is $399 for a lifetime license. Ouch!
     
  8. itman

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    Ah, yes. The secret of the free upgrade to WIN 10 exposed .............. Remember MS said WIN 10 is the last PC OS they will be releasing.
     
  9. Minimalist

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    I didn't find an info how many devices are protected with this subscription plan. Is this price per device?
     
  10. boredog

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    Now we're going to put our heads down to make this project work. While we’re at it, we’d love you to enjoy this 60 days Kaspersky Internet Security for All Devices (Windows 10, MacOS X, Android) as a gesture of deep appreciation for your kind heart. If you don’t mind we’ll keep bother you from time to time in order to share our progress and provide you access with an early beta.

    Truly yours,
    Kaspersky team

    When you click on the download link in email it takes you to another download page for the 30 day trial LOL

    Free 30-Day Trial
    Kaspersky Internet Security
     
  11. truoc

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    No I did not.

    I was curious about this myself because as you said there is no mention of it anywhere, at least that I could find.
    This is what they send you in the email if you provide your email address? Interesting.
     
  12. xxJackxx

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    I disagree that the pricing it terrible. It actually isn't bad. The problem is being locked in to a product I may not want to use if they put out a version that is unstable for me.
     
  13. subhrobhandari

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    So, no takers for these cheap 30 year plans? :rolleyes:

     
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    The pricing is not incredibly bad BUT for such a long term deal, its bad. You just dont see it now.

    In a tech pace world, the pricing will be coming down a lot. You never know what will happen after a year, forget about 10 years. Overall, I would pass this.
     
  15. zfactor

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    hahahahahahahaha a 30 year plan lol...
     
  16. Krusty

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    I probably won't be here in 30 years and I definitely do not want to be locked into using one AV. :rolleyes:

    ... Pass!
     
  17. nameless

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    Interesting concept. I always liked the option to buy a lifetime license, although there's always a way out of it for vendors (e.g. rename the product and pretend the former product's "life" ended; rename the company and pretend the former company encountered EOL, etc. And before anyone calls me on it, I'm not suggesting that Kaspersky will be renaming anytime soon.).

    If I were to take part in this, I'd go for the $400 option (the 9s are an insult to my intelligence). But to do this, I would have had to be using Kaspersky for years and be really happy with it. I've never been able to run any Kaspersky product for more than a matter of days.
     
  18. truoc

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    Yeah I agree that this is a very interesting concept and was kind of taken by surprise when I saw it on my Facebook News Feed. I am with you that the concept of a lifetime license is great as evidenced by taking advantage of the lifetime license for Malwarebytes when that was offered awhile back. I think a lifetime license can be a great thing, but I'm not so sure it will work in this context unless, as you said, you have been using the product for a number of years, are happy with the company and don't see yourself switching and trying something else at all. With Kaspersky's reputation of offering very solid protection for a PC it might seem right to jump on this right away, but given how fast technology and threats are moving I'm not sure that's a wise choice, in my opinion. But hey, who knows, I might be eating those words and possibly going this route in due time.

    I have run Kaspersky on multiple PC's for awhile and found it to be fairly light, but there is a noticeable slowdown on each PC I've tried it on no matter how I've tried tweaking the settings. I also received my very first false positive with Kaspersky a few weeks ago. It wasn't anything major (Uno from the Windows Store), but I did submit it to them as a false positive and was absolutely floored to receive an email 30 minutes later saying it was indeed a false positive and it would be addressed in the next signature update. A response in just 30 minutes of time to a submission is pretty impressive at least to me.

    Care to elaborate on the issues you've had with it? Not trying to start a war or anything, just curious.
     
  19. nameless

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    I've just had issues every time I've tried running Kaspersky... At one point I worked extensively with a Kaspersky support engineer (Erin Custodio) who ended up granting me a refund. I went about 7 years Kaspersky-free (2007 - 2014) and tried it again, and had issues. Can't recall what they were, don't want to hijack the thread...
     
  20. StillBorn

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    Just took out a second mortgage for a 300 years license subscription and e-mailed the big K so that my great, great, great, great grandchildren can also reap the luxurious fruits that is Kaspersky nirvana. :D
     
  21. nameless

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    Well I was trying a bunch of of the newer AV packages and decided to include the latest KTS. I'm actually impressed, but then again I always am when I try Kaspersky (even if I have usually ended up being disappointed). Kaspersky is the only package that treats me like an adult and lets me exclude a detection immediately (and the exclusion actually works).

    I clicked on the $399 option, but all it did was redirect to a page where I could enter my email address. Not that I was ready to part with the $400 yet, mind... :)

    I found a discount for KTS with a price of $45 USD for 3 devices/1 year, so I guess that will have to do...
     
  22. Tarantula

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    But usually "lifetime license" means the lifetime of a product, not the person who uses it. That's a big difference here.
     
  23. Impet

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    For the same money you just get 5 years Panda Global protection ... :geek:

    Is it a real lifetime licence or a idiotic "1 PC lifetime licence" like Bitdefender?
     
  24. roger_m

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    I don't like lifetime licenses, unless they are very cheap. While I may like the current version of some security software, perhaps I will like the next version released. For example, maybe a future version will slow down my computer a lot, and I will uninstall it and switch to a different product. I don't have loyalty to any particular product so have no problem with changing the security software I use. Also, these days I usually stick to free security software.

    I have a lifetime license for Malwarebytes. But, it was very cheap, and I only run it as an on demand scanner.
     
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