Yesterday I ran this free Kaspersky scan http://usa.kaspersky...scan?ICID=INT1676497
Can it be assumed though that these kind of "free" tools are entirely unbiased? Wouldn't it be in their interest to turn up 'false positives' about their rivals?
Trust has to start somewhere. Where do I draw the line? Not being an IT-geek I have to rely on my gut feeling and past experiences. My gut told me this Kaspersky scan could be a fake but it also could be real.
My past experiences with Avast helped me deside. I couldn't remember the last time an off-line Avast scan found anything
. Plus... a few weeks ago Avast emailed me, warning that their Avast Forum servers had been hacked, saying everyones email addresses and passwords had been compromised.
I didn't mention this because it isn't relevant. This was the ONLY non-product related email I've ever
gotten from Avast during the past 4 years. If you had not joined the Avast Forum you may not have gotten this email.
False positive or not... How can I trust Avast to protect my machine if Avast can't protect my personal info on their own or 3rd-party servers?
Besides... this Kaspersky Pure has many, many more settings, compared to Avast Internet Security, that I can tweak or rollback or play with ..
p.s. Today I noticed my Windows Mail screen came up a lot quicker, about 4 seconds and was pre-loaded with all my new emails. Using Avast, a blank window would open and stay blank for about 10 seconds. Clicking the top of the window would show '(not responding)'. Another 10 seconds and the not responding would vanish. Another 5-10 seconds the read emails would start to appear and the new emails would begin to load.
I'm not foolish enough to think my virus, malware, issue is resolved. It's just not in control of my current AV protection. Not yet anyway.
BTW: Did your on-line Kaspersky scan find anything?