why is kaspersky blowing kis out everywhere

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by zfactor, Nov 26, 2007.

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  1. zfactor

    zfactor Registered Member

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    the prices have been ridiculous on it everywhere.. just for the heck of it i got 2 1year lic for 3pc's each for free.. i may never use them but what the heck right?

    just wondering why they are doing this with the program anyone know??
     
  2. Don Pelotas

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    :)
    If you had used it for a while you will have noticed they always have had good deals at certain times of the yearlike the one we're approaching fast, so nothing new really.

    The 3 pc licenses in certain countries is because thats what the competition does......so you have to follow...........at least to a certain point. :)
     
  3. ugly

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    only for US....:'( :'( :'( :'(
     
  4. dawgg

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    Increasing market share?
    Feeling in generous (or in the Christmas Spirit)?
    I dont know to be honest, just be greatfull :)
     
  5. trjam

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    Go to the UK site, get 1,2,3 years at half price, enter PCW07 and you will get it for dirt cheap, no matterwhere you live.
     
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    Both and a perfect time to sway some users from other err, software.;)
    Tried to explain this to Avira but they didnt understand, or care. If the apples are ripe, pick them quickly and Kaspersky is doing it.
     
  7. ejames82

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    it pays for them, to have people use their product. for samples to be sent in, for problems to be discovered, and compatibility issues. their forum is a huge asset in improving the product and giving satisfaction to the users. i've posted there a few times and got immediate results. the same goes for their phone support, it's very good. you can't accuse them of slacking.
     
  8. dawgg

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    Normal users seldom give samples to the AV company... they often end up downloading other products and scanning with them and hopefully getting it removed using that or other forums where they are told to remove the potentially infected files rather than to submit it to the AV.

    If it gets too many users too quickly, it may be a victim of its own success... support may not be able to handle the influx of users with problems and kaspersky will get a bad name for it.. (bad support or long response times).
    Also, more users = more problems/issues being discovered... but how does that help? Easier and cheaper if you have less users, therefore less problems/issues, therfore less unhappy users isnt it? (although less users also means less happy users!)
     
  9. C.S.J

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    ......... because its that time of the year :)
     
  10. JerryM

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    Office Max had KIS 7 for up to three users for $19.95. If I did not have a couple of boxed copies I would have bought that. Also, when my "Tweaky" keys expire in 2010 there may be another such offer.:D :D

    ~snipped off topic comment concerning members AV\avatar change....Bubba~

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
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  11. TJP

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    I just bought a 2 year licence...the UK store offer is simply to good to pass up. Goodbye Nod32 & hello Kaspersky :D

    Thank you to everyone who posted details of the sale :thumb:

    Cheers.
     
  12. zfactor

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    agreed kinda what in thinking.. actually i can get single lic for like 8$ for a year.. i just dont know if i can passs this up ....

    so can anyone tell me the registry edit for ichecker and the other one do they for sure 100% work and will this eliminate any issues ill have with them. thanks
     
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    Wish it would work on my comps :blink:
     
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    Anyone know a few good online stores to by KIS7? Amazon keeps selling out of it.
     
  15. TJP

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    I bought my licence from the UK online store: http://www.kaspersky.co.uk/store which is having a 50% off sale until 27th of December. If you use the coupon code "PCW07" trjam posted earlier in this thread you will receive a further 30% off.

    For example; a 2 year KAV 7.0 licence for 1 PC will cost 12.60 pounds with the aforementioned discounts applied :D

    You can use a site like xe.com to convert
    UK pounds into your countries currency to find out the "actual" cost to you (as I'm guessing you are not in the UK).

    Cheers.
     
  16. TJP

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    I don't know about a registry edit for ichecker, I know about is the process via command prompt to remove objectID's posted here in various threads. From what I've read & understood, once the command line objectID removal has been completed nothing associated with Kaspersky remains on the PC.

    Of course, you'll find a few legacy entires in the registry (as you do with every AV) and these are easily removed.

    I ued to be concerned with the effects of iSwift, iChecker &
    the potential chkdisk issue but after reading up on these things, I'm not anymore.

    Cheers.
     
  17. zfactor

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    no i was told there is a way to disable the iswift from doing a reg edit so it does not operate for real time scanning, i know when its installed it can be disabled but only for on demand scans supposedly. i really would prefer to keep avira but for 3pc's for ONE year in us dollars its 89$..
     
  18. TJP

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    ^^ Sorry I'm not of more help...

    I can understand why you want to stay with Avira, another great product.

    I have 6 month trials for their AV & suite; loved AntiVir PE premium! I encountered major downloading issues with the suite, however. My download speeds were cut in half (or worse), despite excluding websites from the Webguard scan. Oh well.

    As I wanted a suite with low resource usage, KIS just so happened to fit my requirements & at a bargin price!

    Cheers.
     
  19. rookieman

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    This is also a good invitation for the user's that were AVS from AOL!If I never had a 3 user cd waiting for me when my subscription ends I'd go for this.:) :thumb:
     
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    Some users are purchasing just for the good deal - maybe to use later:eek:

    When does the license start? From purchase or installation? If I don't use the programs now, will they not become obsolete in a year or two replaced by a later, better version?
     
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    Same here, slows everything down. Although it is super cheap at the moment.

    Although if there IS a fix/workaround, that DOES work, I'll swap it KAV for my current AV (which some people like and others hate).
     
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    The license starts to run from installation OR, as I was told my Kaspersky UK in June, the activation codes have a shelf life of an additional 3 months on top of a one year licence.

    However, a recent thread over on the KAV Forum suggest that it might now be a lot longer.
     
  23. ASM

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    I own KIS (Deskstop) and I was thinking of replacing my NOD32 (my notebook) and Bitdefender (wife's notebook) with F-prot... so when the license expire, I will start with F-prot as it allow to install up to 5 pcs per license. But the Kaspersky promo being mention here and internet... it keep me coming back for more...:)

    What a deal... an early X'mas gift from Russia and UK.:D
     
  24. Straight Shooter

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    They couldn't give me Kaspersky on a platter, I'd IMMEDIATELY send it back to the kitchen! :D

    However, In spite of the fact that I think Avira is too high in price, and probably won't be buying it only due to the price, I can understand why they wouldn't want to give away their product...
     
  25. zfactor

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    i can understand them not giving it away but they are priced way to high imo. especially for those who are here in the us where the conversion rate kills it for me.. my fav suite so far but have to pass due to the insane prices on it
     
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