Would you install Russian software?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Circuit, Jun 30, 2017.

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Would you install Russian software?

Poll closed Jul 20, 2017.
  1. Yes

    62 vote(s)
    79.5%
  2. No

    16 vote(s)
    20.5%
  1. MisterB

    MisterB Registered Member

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    The latest development:

    http://gizmodo.com/in-worrisome-move-kaspersky-agrees-to-turn-over-source-1796587120

    Most of the Russian software I have used has been small technical utilities. If I am using open source GPL software, the nationality of the programmer is not important nor do I see much of a security concern. Proprietary software is a different ballgame but I still don't see nationality as any kind of deciding factor.

    After reading this, I did a quick rundown of software I'm currently using by nationality and it is a real mixed bag with the US(Microsoft and Adobe), China (Aomei and some other utilities), the UK (Ubuntu), Norway (Opera), and Germany(lots of photographic software and utilities) among others. No Russian software but that is by chance, not due any aversion to code made in Russia.
     
  2. 1timeuserrr

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    I recently purchased Kerish and is surprinsingly good! really good.
    With Kaspersky I haven't had a good experience as it didn't catch a file less malware that attacked my laptop.
    Zemana was the only one to catch it.
    AdGuard has worked well for me too.
    So, answering to the original post... yes. I use russian software.
     
  3. gorblimey

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    I voted "Yes!" I'm looking at a "Russian" AV...

    And the difference between a Russian and a US backdoor is...?
     
  4. imdb

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    simple.the former leads to your pc w/o your consent and the latter leads to your backyard. :cool:
     
  5. Circuit

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    :thumb:,:argh:.
     
  6. illumination

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    Comical reading some of these replies. I have to agree with the user that stated it is the companies reputation i base my opinion off of and not the Country it comes from. If the developers of a software are not fixing bug and exploitable issues, will not listen too nor help their customers in a professional manor, then it will not matter what country it is from, i will not use it.
     
  7. Trooper

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    Exactly. At this point in time, there are likely backdoors in all software. Pick your battles.
     
  8. ArchiveX

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    :D :argh:
     
  9. Circuit

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    Rather have the latter, now that their is someone at the helm.;)
     
  10. hawki

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    Sorry @Circuit. Your post is outdated:

    Richard Helms served as the United States Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) from June 1966 to February 1973. :)
     
  11. hawki

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  12. imdb

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    holy moly, back to the ussr?what's next?prohibiting internet access and introducing a russian intranet?
     
  13. Osaban

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    Yes, I would. I don't run Kaspersky on any of my machines because of their weird licensing system. If a hack can be performed on an American machine running Kaspersky, it doesn't necessarily mean that Kaspersky has collaborated with the hacker, nor that the hacker is necessarily Russian. Clues can be planted as to create a false flag.
     
  14. Minimalist

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    Yep, sooner or later more countries will try to control "their" internet and their users. Western democracies will try something similar in more covert way. All in name of "securing" their country.
     
  15. xxJackxx

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    Been running Kaspersky on and off since v4. They are the least of my concerns as far as privacy or security.
     
  16. Circuit

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    With 2100 views and only 100 votes, I would say most people are scared to vote.:confused:
    Putin has that masculine look, hard to find now a days, so scary.:D
     
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  17. Minimalist

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    Since views are counted for new replies also we can speculate that only 33 members are following this thread (2158/66).
     
  18. PEllis

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    I suppose.
     
  19. Peter2150

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    Or, maybe it's just a non issue so why bother.
     
  20. Acadia

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    First of all, not all Russians are evil. Second, most of the software ALL OF US INSTALL these days come from countries outside of America. Brilliant minds can pop out of anywhere. Think outside the box that you have been brainwashed into.
    Acadia
     
  21. itman

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    So true! Just because the concern has its corp. headquarters in the U.S. doesn't mean its software was developed there. In many cases, it has been outsourced to the lowest cost third world provider it could find.
     
  22. illumination

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    Company support as well as developing may be outsourced, like say Norton for example, with India based support, then companies like Eset with US based support.

    Bottom line, it is the companies reputation, not the country, that one should be concerned with.
     
  23. WigglyTheGreat

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    I use Kaspersky Internet Security on a few devices. Not sure if Putin or KGB has viewed my Cat photos yet or not LOL.
     
  24. emmjay

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    I too have Kaspersky products installed. I also have a cat (a Russian Blue at that). :oops:
     
  25. Acadia

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