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No Russian software

by Jasmath / September 19, 2017 6:56 PM PDT

Thanks to the Russians I’m not excited about renewing my bitdefender license and obviously Kaspersky as well. Any suggestions for the best replacement? Thoughts on trend micro?

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Here's a similar discussion.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 20, 2017 10:18 AM PDT
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I wouldn't worry about it
by Zouch / September 23, 2017 4:38 AM PDT
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I don't share the paranoia of certain Americans, so I'm quite happy to continue with Kasperky, in fact, I just renewed six licenses with them, three Internet Security and three Total Security. I've used Kaspersky security software since it came on the UK market, which must be 15-20 years ago and never had any problems with it. I've met Eugene personally and respect his integrity.

I like the hourly check for signature updates (when I checked up, I was getting 6-8 updates a day).

But if you do have reservations, Trend Micro comes out very well in the magazine tests, that would be a good choice. But that's it really, your money, your choice.

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Which Country to Trust?
by gaucherre / September 23, 2017 11:44 AM PDT
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We use AVAST anti-virus ( the premium version on one PC and the Free version on two others) and Windows Defender on a couple of Windows 10 systems. AVAST is based in Prague, Czech Republic and Defender is by Microsoft which is based in Washington State. The real question is do you trust an American company to keep you safe or a foreign country, or what?

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down right stupid
by renegade600 / September 25, 2017 3:06 AM PDT
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though I never used Kasperky, I see nothing wrong with it. If it is a tool of the russian government then all the computers, military components, smart phones that are made in china are all tools of the chinese governement. In addition all antiviruses from the US are tools of homeland security.

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