What about AOL Active Virus Shield ?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by piratk, Apr 18, 2007.

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  1. piratk

    piratk Registered Member

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    :rolleyes: As everyone know, it's a OEM version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus

    I ever heard it has a nice usage and virus detect....

    Then how does it really perform?

    Anyone use it?
     
  2. Bluenile

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    I've used it for over 6 months and thinks it's great.

    * I've had no spam E-Mail's.
    * It can be set to 'scan new and changed files only' which reduces a full scan time to a few minutes, handy for daily scanning.
    * Updates from Kaspersky are around every 2 hours
    * You can programme scheduled scans easily
    * It runs very light for me, typically using 3Mb - 10Mb of RAM, with no noticable slowdown.
    * My favourite interface out of the ones I've used

    * I've had no viruses or spyware get past it yet.
     
  3. piratk

    piratk Registered Member

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    Have you used AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic OR Avast home edition which are also free ware?

    How do you think of them? i once heard AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic had a very nice virus accumulation?
     
  4. Bluenile

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    I've tried both, I like Avast, had problems with Antivir though as it seemed to be constantly trying to access the internet and I didn't like the interface.
     
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    There are already a number of threads in this forum discussing the pros and cons of AOL-AVS and how it compares to other antivirus apps. A search of the forum will point you to those existing threads.
     
  6. rdsu

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    I'm using it and works very well :)

    I don't think that I will renew my previous AV license when I have, at least, two great free AV's...
     
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    Try to install KAV first, then Comodo
     
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    My favorite "free" antivirus program that I use on small freebie jobs for friends. Somewhat lightweight, Kasperskys fantastic detection and removal rates, good updates, easy to use.

    Antivir is my second favorite...lightweight, strong detection..however...needs some occasional nudging and paying attention to in the update area.

    AVG...I see it let PCs get infected to often...and I see it fail to clean infected PCs..where the above 2x products will do a far superior job.

    Avast...decent detection, but slows PCs to a crawl, and I hear too many complaints from people after I put it on their PC..so I no longer use it.
     
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