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#1 norwegian


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Posted 11 October 2006 - 09:55 AM

I was just thinking of when I first started using Kaspersky products, it was just by chance.

When I bought my last box, a mate introduced me to many programs. You have to love some of the software is out there. One of these programs was called System Mechanic 5. I had a year's supply of Mcafee A/V and didn't even run a firewall, it was on dialup.

I even kept this setup when I finally made it to ADSL. Wasn't that period a wake up call. More infections than I could deal with. :)

Anyway, Mcafee was getting close to updating, and I was using ZoneAlarm for a short time. I decided to buy this utilities package of IOLO's.

It was great having it all there in one package, and having a good turn around on service, with IOLO and Kaspersky ( I bet Don Pelotas got sick of the questions I asked ). I bought one more licence and didn't use it after about 3 months into the second period. I found that Sys Mech was freezing a bit with some of my programs.

The one thing that did stay was Kaspersky products. They just seemed to be getting better and better, both in software and service. Add some of the best detection rates around, I was hooked.

So here we are, now in a Fan Club too. WooHoo. Congrats to Eugene and his team for the continued support and development to the end-users, even if I am only a home user, and don't have 500 licences.

Hope you enjoyed the read, and look forward to hearing how you came about using these products, and joining the Fan Club.

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 01:06 AM


Here's how I came to use Kaspersky products.

Back in the days where I was at Jr.High (it's been 7 years since I graduated it), I always had a poor mac-on-dialup internet access. No viruses on that old OS8 (yes, it was an old mac) and I was happily using old games (still good by the way :) only emulated).
And then I insisted and insisted, and I finally got a shiny new PC computer. Yay ! At the time it was not bad, and I was happy to be able to play games :) and use many software (like Photoshop or 3D software) I couldn't even think of using with the old box. But still, I was on dial-up, and at the time I never had any information on antiviruses, except for articles in some sort of PC magazine. I used to use "CAT QuickHeal", that had huge updates(took five to ten minutes to update on my crappy dial-up)

A year or two after that, a miracle happened. I got ADSL. YAY ! :) Except Windows XP just came out and I was still running ME, but that's another story. With ADSL, came the huge lot of viruses that continually infected my computer, even if QuickHeal catched most of them, it didn't catch ALL, and the damage was done.
I started reading abour computer security in general, firewalls, antiviruses, etc. read various comparatives on the internet, and started researching more thoroughly what AV i'd use. My choice was NOD32, which was (and still to this day and on all the four machines I use) the fastest and provided a reliable protection, said the tests.
And a friend -I don't recall what friend it was, probably someone i've forgotten since then :) - told me KL products were very good and complete.Since his father owned a computer shop and he was usually quite knowledgeable, I decided to give it a try.

Honestly, it as awful. It was the 4.5 version, and it slowed down my machine to death. It had a very good detection, indeed. But my computer just couldn't handle it.

And time passed. And I tried v.5 when it came out, and I was very pleased to see resource usage had slowed down. But v5 didn't have internet filters, and I kept ussing NOD live, and KIS as a "on demand" scanner I'd run each other week.

July 2005 came, with the early beta's of KIS6 that crashed my computer, had many bugs... Build 300 was out, and I was very satisfied, having beta-tested the product for a long time and seeing a long line of excellent products in the scope of detection also truning great in new protection methods (PDM) and resource usage.
Really, KL deserve high five for their work on their products, especially the KAV/KIS6 line.

And that's how I came to use KL products and more recently became a KL fan :) (well... a bit off topic isn't it ?)

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 03:16 PM

I don't remember exactly how I "met" KAV, but I can remember that I haven't used it too much. It was OK, but I liked to try more products so I switched too many AVs. That's how you know you can trust me when I say something's not good enough ;).
What I can remember is that it didn't found something that I wouldn't know of on my PC, but I liked that "K" in the taskbar. I am not a fan and I will never be one (most likely), but I will use a Kaspersky Anti-Virus for a long period of time, because I like it and it is what I want from an antivirus.

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 12:32 AM

My first time
I dont remember the year, but Kaspersky was named Antiviral Toolkit Pro 3.0.129 (or 132).
It was fantastic, low cpu, very efective, Then AVP have a feature to make a floppys with boot linux.
After, AVP was separated in two companys.
Later i tried 3.5. I dont tasted 4.x and 5.x for a few days.
Tried K.L. suite before Kis but it didnt like
But I installed 2006 beta (now 6.x) one year ago and i would like to test K.L. beta build for a long long time.

P.D. I live in Spain but i have never used Panda (here this is a impossible mission) so I am very happy

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 06:02 PM

Many Chinese used to believe that Panda was a Chinese antivirus, because Panda is our national treasure.

I guess Panda is good. Some Chinese are using it, although the number is far less than Kaspersky users.

I started to use Kaspersky Antivirus 5.0 this March or April when I saw it got top rank in AV comparatives. And I like it very much. I reinstall my OS very frequently, so I trial many AVs and FWs. After some time, I changed into NOD32, Avast! home. When I heard that KIS 6.0 had been released, I reinstalled the OS again and has been using this software until now. I remember before I installed KIS6.0, I asked several questions in the Kaspersky Lab forum to make sure whether it worked in the Chinese OS and Lucian answered me. I thought he was a moderator, and later I found he wasn't.

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 12:08 AM

Many Chinese used to believe that Panda was a Chinese antivirus, because Panda is our national treasure.

In spanish Panda is a abbreviation of "pandilla". It means gang, a group of best friends.
They were a group of friends that found the company so they use this word to named the company.They choosed the panda bear like logo because the word is the same and the panda was a beatiful animal.

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 04:39 AM

I don't remember exactly how I "met" KAV, but I can remember that I haven't used it too much. It was OK, but I liked to try more products so I switched too many AVs. That's how you know you can trust me when I say something's not good enough :).

Tried a few here too, and also it is funny how many using something like AVG which is just an A/V and not related to trojans etc, means you need to look at other items to help protect.

The local school kids were using some software off a site, and I was asked what I thought of it.
Well once I typed in the site's name Kaspersky, ver 5 then, went into alert mode, trojans !!

I'll admit if I wasn't using Kaspersky, I would look at BitDefender or Nod32 or even Trend or Panda, and use Avast free for those computers that need fixing that doesn't have a paid A/V product. I find with this latest version, all I have loaded to help protect is BOClean, what a change to what I trialed earlier before to keep me protected.

So basically in the beginning it was convinent for me, but as time went on, the program and support have proved themselves. Also there is more to come for the program, I can't wait to see the results. The client wants protection, and they are getting it. What more can you ask for.


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Posted 14 October 2006 - 01:19 PM

It's as simple as that, i first used kaspersky after a virus (can't remember the name) wiped norton av & firewall folders clean :) That was back in 2000. I've used numerous AVs since then, panda (made the mistake of trying to install it twice, bad decision), nod32, bd 9, but kav suited my needs best.
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Posted 29 October 2006 - 06:49 PM

Well, I started using Kaspersky Anti-Virus (I think it was version 4.5), because it had some good reviews and was for free available on cd of a pc magazine. But this is a long time ago and the only thing I remember was that it was quite good but also quite slow. But this got better the newer the version of KAV was.
This free key expired at the end of the last year, so I decided to install KAV 6.0 Beta 2. But this version crashed my Visual Studio. By looking for a way reporting this to Kaspersky I came across the KL forum.

This is the story how I came to Kaspersky, beta testing and the KL forum.

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 05:01 AM

Used KAV since version 3.0. Gotta love that black umbrella upon startup :)
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Posted 08 November 2006 - 04:16 PM

I first met KAV about 2 years ago when I installed internet at home. I was searching desperate for an antivirus. First I had F-Prot on Win98, then McAfee, Panda, PC-Cillin etc etc until I installed Kaspersky and I feel in love with it :whistle:

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 03:28 AM


Back in 2001 when I decided to try KAV (Version 4) because NORTON couldn't find and destroy any viruses especially trojans. So I installed KAV with no problems, and I don't really remember but I think KAV found around ~1200 viruses and trojans. Since then I install KAV right after I install fresh windows.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 08:10 PM

i first knew about kaspersky after reading some reviews about f-secure. but i got f-secure before i found out it used kaspersky engine.

but f-secure is to bloated so im getting kaspersky in a few weeks woot!
my dad isnt convinced but is buying it anyway.

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 06:49 PM

The first time I heard about KAV was around 6 years ago when I was a member of a security discussion board much like this one. Back then, I wasn't as computer savvy as I am now and I was using bloated Norton which I scraped for KAV. I am sure glad that I got away from Norton because KAV blows the doors off all AV's :(

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 05:18 PM

Hi, before meny years (~10 in one long away country) :) I don't have PC at home. Only at school and the access to him was very hard. In this time I have read meny articles and revus for the viruses and antivirus software. This computer was infected, but they used him with the virus. One day I go there and clean the virus with F-prot. Then I spend meny time to test AV software with the archives with viruses. And I found some new AV produc, installed him and test him. So I test meny (all) available AV products, but the Kaspersky wasn't between them. I day one my friend tell me that is met new AV program - AVP (3. ...). Then I test the program and she found more viruses in archives, that the authors don't know for him. For example if in one archive has a 500 viruses (in .exe files, and some dll files), the most AV programs detects from 380 to 520, but AVP detects 550 viruses and variants. From this time I use Kaspersky and from time to time test other AV products.