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Safe'n'Sec Pro Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Safe'n'Sec Pro

Protect your PC from various harmful threats.
$19.90 EXPIRED
User rating: 137 81 comments

Safe'n'Sec Pro was available as a giveaway on November 12, 2007!

Today Giveaway of the Day
free today
Create a distraction-free environment with all in one monitoring & management.

Safe'n'Sec Personal is the program developed for user's data protection from known and unknown threats and vulnerabilities. This system uses the advanced technology of malware detection - preventive technology. Objects analysis is processed by their behavior rather than by their code. In being insignificant what kind of threat it is, a virus or hacker attack, or Trojan or any other.

Safe'n'Sec Pro + Rootkit Detector

  • DETECTS behavior of malicious and infected with viruses software and BLOCKS their dangerous actions in real time mode;
  • Controls system resources usage;
  • Controls actions of ALL programs on your PC;
  • Automatically isolates unknown programs;
  • Prevents attempts of malware intrusion into your PC;
  • Protects working documents on your computer from external access;
  • Unique self-education mode adapts Safe'n'Sec running to the working style and habits of individual user;
  • DETECTS rootkit behavior and BLOCKS malicious actions in real time mode.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/Vista





File Size:

8.75 MB



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I went on Safe`n`Sec web-site to understand what is it. This is Russian software for safe work in agressive malware environment. It is really good for new viruses and real hackers.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris K  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have SafenSec for rude malware. SafenSec is a preservation not a pill against malware. It is more advances software than antivirus. It is better to preserve you computer than to treat. But I use 2009 version. This one is out of date.

Reply   |   Comment by FreeBird  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Has anybody tried this yet?

Reply   |   Comment by Techie  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#70: Jim, thank you very much for your feedback about Threatfire!

Reply   |   Comment by Jonathan  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I never commented before, but This program killed my computer...total freeze up...I had to reinstall everything...! terabyte worth...
BAD BAD ...there was no way to undo any changes....
bad program...delete it..

Reply   |   Comment by john parks  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

i like bruce's long comment, except that i also appreciate smart snarking.

steve avery's links look good too, IMO.

if the castlecops roundup doesn't include avira antivir, then i'll just mention that avira's current dialogs mention that it has some anti-rootkit features.
also if not already mentioned, i think i've seen frisk/fprot's antirootkit recommended (months ago, so perhaps outdated recomm).

Reply   |   Comment by em  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have told everyone .... O my goodness....

Reply   |   Comment by Circle  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@65-GOTD project team: thank u 4 the activation problem has been solved...I got my 6 ms back

@72-Circle (myself XD): You (I~) meaned ...@ 64-George Bishop & @ 65-the Team....

thank GOTD...I've been told everyone in my Chinese blog about this and your great job!

Reply   |   Comment by Circle  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I also had issues with this one...my anti-virus detected a trojan. Aside from that I didn't really find this program to be overly useful..then again I think I lost some of the features by putting the "trojan" file under quarentine. Either way, I love this site and you people do a fine job! Keep up the great work!

Reply   |   Comment by RebelRunner  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I, too, am thankful and appreciative for this site and have downloaded many wonderful apps, however, my antivirus identified a Trojan in this program and I cannot get it off. I am going to have to do a restore.....

Still love you, GAOTD, just not this program.

Reply   |   Comment by Sheila  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This giveaway is not available any more.
Thank god for that.
GAOTD will there be any explanation, apologies for that?
(some comment on the blog perhaps...)

Reply   |   Comment by Felix Atagong  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

i used this product last year for around 3 months. the product itself provides adequate protection, but there are a lot better out there, and some free, such as Online Armor Free.

the biggest problem i have with these folks, is during my expereince with them, they have no forums, and they did not answer the majority of my emails to them. the rootkit scanner that is now a part of this package, i volunteered to beta-test. that email they did respond to and sent me the link to the scanner. i installed it, my system went BSOD, i emailed them, i never heard from them again.

there is a lot to like about Saf-N-Secure, it's simple to install and configure, and i personally liked the GUI, and the logs provided a lot of usable information. but after my experience with their rootkit beta, and lack of tecnical support, plus it did not fair well in leak-test i performed aginst it, i uninstalled it and have not looked back.

Reply   |   Comment by simmikie  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Referencing my initial post (it was originally #7, but now is showing up as #6 -- perhaps a post prior to it was deleted??), I want to thank those of you who agreed with me... you have confirmed my opinion that the majority of the people who use this site are well informed and thoughtful.

For those of you who chose to have fun at my expense by counting the number of words, sentences and paragraphs I used in my post... :P (at least you didn’t count the number misspellings due to my fatigue from having been up all night). By the way, I chose to be more expressive over being succinct so as to get my message across about how the negative, but useless, posts annoy so many of us, as well as make myself understandable to those for whom English may be a second language.

While my schedule hasn’t allowed me the chance to test this program, even though I downloaded this morning, I want to thank the various people who both reported legitimate problems with it, and especially those who suggested viable alternatives such as Hitman Pro and ThreatFire - I will download ThreatFire and compare it to today’s offering.

To Slave (#63), your post confirmed my comments about your team actually monitoring the posts on this site, rather than simply making an application available without regard for how it may function once its downloaded (at least from the ability to activate and register these applications). And, since I too was not able to get my copy to activate properly, I look forward to the fix you will soon be posting.

To Susan (#66), I too have sometimes missed the opportunity to download the software being given away on different days, and, like you, have instead tried the freeware alternatives that were suggested by others - thanks to those of you who have taken the time to research those options.

To Bogus Execption (#67) and Owlwings (#69), I agree with your comments about not destroying the business model that allows all of us to try these applications without needing to pay for them (immediately), and giving us at least a year, or more, to try / use these applications. GAOTD has come up with a creative approach at a time when it is becoming more difficult to think of something new on the internet, and I’m glad to see that others appreciate that approach as well.

To Belgian Dude (#61), you said that “That vendors sometimes get trashed…. they are big boys and if they produce trash they should expect to get what they give,” I agree to an extent. Having been involved in software development in the past, I cringe to think of some of the bugs that were missed in testing (either because we were under pressure to release the software for commercial reasons, or because we just weren’t creative enough to think of some of the ways the software might have failed until customers found out for us). To those companies who don’t do adequate testing for bugs that could be anticipated, they deserve their negative comments. For those whose software has failed in ways they didn’t anticipate, well, they probably cringed in reading the negative posts the way I used to react to my customer’s comments.

And, to all who have contributed to today’s postings, thanks for helping me understand some of the problems you experienced so that I can be prepared when I test this software.


Reply   |   Comment by Bruce  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@62 : only Avast! detects that...it's ok (but...see below)

@63 : I hope so...I got only 30 days...if I wanted it this way, I'd go safensoft...not here.

@all : please don't install its Anti-Ads (see http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/6292/20071113093604xw0.png ) ...many AV detected it as troj...

they are : AntiVir、AVG、BitDefender、Ikarus 、Panda、Webwasher-Gateway.....etc

Reply   |   Comment by Circle  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

In response to #50, I do often find the 'free alternatives' useful, if only as a comparison. GAOTD are doing a good job, nevertheless, offering products which would otherwise cost money to try (and perhaps reject). Let's be realistic, however! Software companies need feedback and this is one way of getting it. As GAOTD's membership expands, though, I wonder how many 'good and growing' companies will continue to use it.

As for the current offering, there have been enough (real) problems reported that I feel I should steer clear of it. The publisher's website does not inspire confidence to an English speaker and there are, anyway, enough well-established (and free) products available which cover the same ground. I do not feel that this one offers anything significant to those that already have adequate AV, Firewall and Spyware/Adware checkers. I am not blaming GAOTD for offering it - they have a business to run and a slot to fill every day. Some may be of use to some people and not to others but there is no reason to call the dogs out!

Reply   |   Comment by Owlwings  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#38 Jonathan - Have been using Threatfire for several months, absolutely no problemo.....no system slow down, no instability (XP Home SP2).....suggest you look elsewhere for the source of your problems.


Reply   |   Comment by grimbles  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I passed on this, as I do most, but wanted my first comment to be for the GOTD staff: Thanks for doing what you do. It is a great way for us to try software for long enough to know whether we want to continue by buying it in a year.

To the vendors who promote and sell their software in this fashion, thanks as well.

To the people who complain about the products offered, I'm sure that GOTD feels a twinge of pain each time they read a derrogatory post. I would wager any amount that they don't do the kind of exhaustive (or even cursory) testing and QA of these featured products that it appears most folks think they do.

If you have a bad/good experience, its good to let others know. But if you just want to complain about the choices made by GOTD, or anything else other than the _reason(s)_ you feel the way you do, then you should probably just not comment at all.

Why? Because when you do, you don't just knock the vendors and GOTD, but the business model/concept itself. Would you rather not have GOTD to complain to? Enough complaining and you just might get your wish.

Bogus Exception

Reply   |   Comment by Bogus Exception  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This software sounded good but I didn't install it because I have ThreatFire, which other recommended and say is the same. I use AVG antivirus, AVG antispyware, and AVG antirootkit, Spybot Search and Destroy. A few weeks ago I was having a problem on my system. Some kind of virus. AVG wasn't detecting it. Someone on this forum recommended ThreatFire and said to ditch AVG. Well, I didn't ditch AVG but I went to the ThreatFire website and it said there that ThreatFire is in addition to your regular antivirus to add extra protection. Anyway, after I installed ThreatFire I ran a scan and it found 6 files right away.

I think it's okay for people to recommend freeware alternatives. For example, one time I tuned in too late to download the free giveaway, but people were recommending Sandboxie which I downloaded and used and it was okay but I later took it out. The point is that some people are latecomers and so they can get the freeware that people recommend.

Reply   |   Comment by Susan  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I installed program but it blocked internet explorer and I could not go online and I clicked on help button but nothing happened and whe I let it scan my computer it showed how maney fles were checked but when I tried to run it a second time it scaned but showed no files checked but the scan was 100% complete, I had to uninstall this program before I could get back on the internet, I would not recomend this program. But Giveawayoftheday has provided me with meny exelent and very useful programs and now I have something to look farword to every day, Tank You GAOTD Keep up he good work.

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This software is ok, but their English is so bad! I'll stick with McAfee ta! B) cheers anyway!

Reply   |   Comment by will  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hello everyone, we are aware of the activation problem and already contacted the vendor to find a solution. I will post an update on the situation in the morning or once we have it.

Sorry for the problem,

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day project team  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Bad app!
I`m a regular visitor here, But surely someone must try the offering before putting it up.

Isn`t 8.75 MB very large for a Rootkit Detector

Avast Warning

A trojan Horse was Found

D:\Program Files\Safe'n'Sec Pro\Plugins\AV\rtrap_dll.dll

Win32:Agent-BQC [Trj]

Trojan Horse

071111-1, 11/11/2007

Tried Safe-n-SecPro twice.The first time I thought there was something wrong. it froze everything, except the shutdown button on the tower.
Restart,the same thing except when i ckicked Glary Utilities,it blocked it.
This program having a Trojan Horse and totaly unaccessable i will not allow it on my computer.
AND aniother thing I will Not take down Avast antivirus for anybody And that includes microsoft update, they got over it. If this app can`t play with the Big boys it will just have to sit it out.

I run a restore and shreded the progrsm file left behind.Then ran Glary utility just to be sure.

Bad app!
I still like the chance to try new programs here some good some bad.
Thanks GOTD crew.

The Grouser

Reply   |   Comment by George Bishop  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@ Ran (#54),
if you had actually understood the post by Bruce then you would have comprehended that he didn't comment before.
To qoute "While I have been downloading ... for the past few months, I have not taken the time to publish any comments..."
There for how you have learned to appreciate his opinions and knowledge concerning this site is kind of impossible.

It's extremely rare that anyone trashes this site. If it happens then it's clearly by some spoiled brat that can't see the difference between the ones offering their product and this site.

That vendors sometimes get trashed.... they are big boys and if they produce trash they should expect to get what they give.

@John (#51),
Your reading comprehension is bad. In fact when you go back and read the comments by Bruce you'll see that he is one of those that appreciate that other people put forward alternatives.
To qoute "...thank you for helping me to stay abreast of what is available (or perhaps even might be a better selection) compared to each day’s offerings..."

@Mr Wizard (#53),
Yes you are right to be weary of "free stuff" but only if it isn't really free to begin with. If you check you'll see that free Avast or the free AVG's reputation as well as results are not any worse then their to pay for anti-virus solutions or those of Norton or McCafee. Combine the free versions with some firewall and anti-spyware and or an occasional run by Hitmanpro ( http://www.hitmanpro.nl/hitmanpro/index.php?lang=en )and the home user should be safe.

If you want a really superb anti-virus and don't mind paying for it then I would recommend NOD32 (IMHO much better then either Norton and McCafee) even for business/network environments.


Concerning the software : for once I'm not going to install or even download it. The reason being that not just here in the English comment section people are reporting a Trojan horse being included, or that it freezes up there system but that those problems also get reported on those other language boards that I can comprehend (Dutch, French, Italian, German). There for I don't see why I should bother risking a BSOD or otherwise mess up my system.

I too would advise those that don't have a decent anti-spyware / anti-rootkit / anti-virus / software firewall (if no hardware available) to go and checkout the Bear
It's a good and comprehensive list of all kinds of programs which won't cost you a thing.

Reply   |   Comment by Belgian Dude  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Re #51- Could'nt disagree more. One of the things I most appreciate about GOTD (aside from the daily freebies,of course) are the suggestions by posters of alternative programs. Quite useful in accessing programs I otherwise would'nt have known about. Sometimes GOTD has stuff I can use, some days not. That's fine,as we have varying needs and interests-I download what is of use to me, and don't download the rest. Not a problem for me. Now,,the daily requests to add bookmarks-those are kinda anoying. Like the old saying goes,'What part of no don't you understand?'

Reply   |   Comment by Don  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

There is something strange with the licence key. This morning (about 12 hours ago) I installed this application without any problem on one laptop and one desktop. The application ran fine on both machines. Not a single problem. I even advised a collegue to try it.
This evening I wanted to install it on a second laptop. I was puzzled by the negative comments posted in the last hours. This time I got the same "licence expired" message as #56 and others.
Perhaps it has been hard coded to expire on November 12, 2007, 24:00 hours a few hours East of Moscow???

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

... and to all who are concerned about a virus/trojan etc:

NO, this software is clean and correct - but it links deeply into your system and uses (has to use!) functions, which could be misinterpreted as malware by some heuristic anti virus tools.


Reply   |   Comment by (german)werwölfchen  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@56 (anybody):

You must allow to be connected to the internet (or actively connect to it) - the activation is checked online!!! If the connextion fails, you will get this “UNABLE TO ACTIVATE THE LICENSE KEY…POSSIBLE REASON: LICENSE PERIOD HAS EXPIRED”...

Hope this will help you...
(but perhaps you 1st read my earlier comments above?!)


Reply   |   Comment by (german)werwölfchen  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Same as #20 above except I use AVG...

I installed this program and my AVG Antivirus picked up the Trojan horse in this program when the installation was nearly complete. I think I will Un-Install this program!

Better yet, I think I will completely Erase it!!

Reply   |   Comment by smoman69  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I agree with Bruce,

GOTD is not only a wonderful site that 'offer' license softwares for we readers to 'try' for free. (some crappy offer are not the teams' fault). I understand why now have 'so-call' bookmarks request. However, instead of keep 'repeating' this to all your 'loyal' readers (it can be little annoyed to see this everyday, why not 'designed in a way that it can kind of 'detect' whether one have already install before so that is won't show such 'request' again. Only to 'first time installer' that don't have bookmarks or so. I don't think GOTD have to 'resort' to this tactis (like others 'cheap' site) as I can see the readers that you have , a lot are pro and it give really 'sincere' remarks about 'today' sw. pros and cons (like BladdeThoth and others) So it do help the generous vendor of the day understand what need to improve on order to make their sw the best quality. :)

I know we 'suppose' to give comments on today 'try out' but today seems that the sw have quite a 'pile' or in-favor comments so I shall bypass. Still I definitely appreciate GOTD team effort to 'create' such 'santa everyday site' for us thank you guys. Hope we will see this site continue to be the top and pro site continue to 'help' a lots that may not afford to purchase their own have such 'treats' all the way. God bless you. ;)

Have a great day everyone! :)

Reply   |   Comment by Jul  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#45 (Brenda)

Try here:


Reply   |   Comment by Norma  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This product set off my A/V as a trojan.
I will be remove this as quickly as possible.
I have gotten many good apps and games here so one bad apple will not spoil my enjoyment of this site.

Reply   |   Comment by SirNomad  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I will make my comments short and as direct as possible. In regards to today's software, I too encountered problems after attempting to run it. Those issues have already been discussed by others. The main purpose for this post is to thank Bruce (comment #7) for making time to say what needed to be said and to thank GOATD for all of their effort.

Bruce, I have learned to appreciate your opinions and knowledge concerning this site. Thanks for a great job.

I discovered this site a long time ago and have benefited greatly from the software offered. My greatest benefit though, has been from the posts concerning the software and alternative software offerings from other vendors. The technical data listed by those that actually knew what they were talking about has been invaluable. The junk comments, however, have been an annoyance and time consuming effort.

To all individuals that feel the need to trash this site and the vendors that use it:
I would only ask that if you don't have anything useful to say concerning the software,vendor, etc., please refrain from wasting everyone's valuable time.

Reply   |   Comment by RAN  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

All these free stuffs only good for a few day to try it out. If you want a real security softwares...stick with Norton Internet Security or McCafee they are safe bit. Words of wisdom 'nothing is free, somebody is paying for it...' you might be paying for it, literally, computer crash, virus, ect... Be careful with free stuffs.

Good Luck.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr. Wizard  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thinking Safe N Sec Pro might be useful to me, I downloaded the program. Before I even finished installing it, though, my anti-virus program told me it had a Trojan Horse in file. So, like the others who were warned, I quickly uninstalled. Also like the others, this has never happened to me before with any of my downloads from GAOTD. So, please beware!!

Thanks anyway GAOTD. I really appreciate you guys.

Reply   |   Comment by Ethel  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

when i got it i ran the set up, and it brought me to the safe'n'sec pro assistant. first it scanned my computer for hidden drives and files. Then, after it finished i clicked a button that looked like a list of items, to the right of this play button. When i clicked that it said no files have been searched. Also when i hit the help button nothing happened. so i got disappointed but i finished the set up. Than it exited, and left an on the bottom right of my screen. When i right clicked it a list came up. I clicked on "management console" and "settings" but both buttons did nothing. Then i opened task manager, and the program was using 0% cpu, but it was scanning the computer. so when i opened the Assistant, it ran me through the start up again, as if i haven't used it before. CAN SOME ONE PLEASE TELL ME if im using the soft ware wrong.

Reply   |   Comment by thomas  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Tried Safe N Sec Seems capable and useful however the code does nor enter. Shutting off my firewall I still receive a message saying the software has expired as if it is being installed after today.

Reply   |   Comment by CPQ  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Comment #11 and #35, you are right, do not install this crap software. It has also crashed my computer and during the installation process, my anti-virus said a virus had been detected and then the computer quickly fast-rebooted, then when it came to the log-on screen it was executing the start-up scripts as usual, then it fast-rebooted again. The whole cycle continued over and over again until I was getting fed up with it. I was wondering why the system was constantly restarting. This is just a way Windows XP protects your computer. If you don't have Windows XP installed you are most likely to get start-up errors, such as the blue-screen of death which i got on this computer when i disabled the fast-reboot function. I pressed F8 at the start-up for Windows XP, then selected Last known good configuration. That worked perfectly and now my computer runs just fine. Remember, when you are making any changes to your system, minor or major make sure you have a system restore point from recently, if not create one, you should create one at least once a week. If you are making a major change to your system, like installing a new Operating System, Make a full system Backup on external media. Please take my advice and do not install this bogus Trojan.

Reply   |   Comment by Eric Kesik  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Too many warnings so I won't be downloading this.
Because for the first time I see it required some guys to do a System Restore I thought it might be a good idea if in future GOTD put in there readme file a reminder that it is a good idea to set a system restore point just before installing any new software then it is somewhat easier to recover from a system crash caused by an instalation.

Reply   |   Comment by David Murphy  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Due to an unfortunate series of events, I will not be able to post a review for at least a few days or possibly up to a week. My appologies to all of my readers.

Reply   |   Comment by BladedThoth  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have really been pleased getting some of these free programs, I sure couldn't afford to buy all of them. I'm afraid my downloading is at a hault until I get rid of this LOL virus I have picked up a week ago. I don't know how I got it, I don't open any emails that I don't know the sender. The only place I have downloaded programs is here at GOTD. I run AVG free, update it and scan nightly. For the last week it has been showing Kernel 32DLL changed. That's all I've ever gotten. When I do control/alt/delete there is an application icon running that says LOL. I delete it, it comes back. I have done system restore 3 times now, going back 2 months, even though I've only had the LOL less that a full week. It is always still there after reboot. Can someone please tell me what to do to get rid of this? What IS it exactly? What is it doing to my computer? Does this mean some jerk is getting all my passwords, etc?

Any help would be appreciated. grubbclan@yahoo.com if you don't want to post here.


Reply   |   Comment by Brenda  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Just a fast note to let everyone know that AVG also has a root-kit finder in there software line-up that is free. Almost everything else has been covered.

Like most the others here I am by-passing this program. Enough computer damage has already been done, and I just finished doin a clean install on this system.

Thanks GAOTD This one has been most interesting.

Reply   |   Comment by Terflip  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed and running fine here alongside kaspersky internet security on windows xp home. Activation took a few tries before it accepted it, i guess the servers must have been busy. It seems to use quite a bit of memory, over 40mb on my system at the moment but no noticeable slowdowns.

Reply   |   Comment by Lee  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I maintain a PC that is strictly used for testing software like this. If things go wrong I do a system restore and never let it go near my "real" systems. But I have to tip my hat and thank the many contributors here who have convinced me NOT to even install this one in my test environment. No. 14, KDF, you hit the nail on the head in less than 60 words and only two paragraphs!

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

UNSTABLE at best, BSOD that were never a problem in the past...

You'd be wise to pass...

Reply   |   Comment by Stan  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I second #18. They don't seem trustable enough for security and at such a potentially intrusive place. I'd like to keep my PC clean...

Reply   |   Comment by kamallneet  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#7, your comnents are well-aimed. However, you neglected to criticize the useless posts by chatty people who feel compelled to inform the rest of us of such irrelevancies as "the giveaway looks nice but I have no use for it," "Thanks anyway but I'll pass," and the like. Who cares if you don't need today's program? Even I, who am seeking to promote my utilities blog, always refrain from commenting unless I can offer some useful information that is relevant to the giveaway.

#3, Comodo's firewall is one of the top-rated, and is highly recommended. But their other security offerings (antivirus, antispyware, etc.) tend to fall in the middle of the test rankings, and are not the best choices in their categories.

As #9 and #25 suggested, Threatfire 3 is a free product that works similar to today's giveaway, and has been rated favorably. However, I've been testing it recently and I think it has caused slowdowns and instability in my Windows XP system, so I am leery of recommending it. I'm still testing though, so I am interested in your experiences with Threatfire.

I hope this is helpful!

Reply   |   Comment by JonathansToolBar&Grill  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I saw this program when you presented it but decided to download it only after I read some comments on it. And here I am reading comments and has decided not to take a risk to download this as it may crash my system. Please check and respond whether these comments about wrong doing of this software are correct or what ?
-Bruce Williams

Reply   |   Comment by bruce williams  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Seems like everyone who tried this program and had a crash seems to be running other virus programs or antispyware programs. How many warnings are out there on the net about running multiple programs like these on one computer and how this can cause crashes. Although not all do. Maybe they should try disabling what the have before trying something like this, but only after saving the download and scanning it with what they have before running this program.

Reply   |   Comment by Jude  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Your shoud be aware:
- such distributions should be named "A Version For Intensive Testing Of Our Product! - In any case if a distribution expires totally after a period of time - else you have to pay for prolongation of the license!!!

You find similar behaviour with Smantec and other "big players"; but I call this a sort of dirty trick: disinformation and in fact a lie...
At least many of such products will keep on working: just the right to get free updates of the databases expires... But even this is not true with Safe´n´Secure!!!

The behaviour of such a company is similar to that of a drug dealer...

BTW: I didn´t test the functionality, behaviour and reliability of
this product - I NEVER support such kind of marketing and whish, nobody would.

PS2: I was always willing to pay for good software: what is worth using should be worth pay for it! - In this way I appreciate GaOTD!

greetings from

Reply   |   Comment by (german)werwölfchen  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Worst crap ever invented. Screwed my whole system up just after install and now I have a crippled computer - thanks a lot!

Reply   |   Comment by josh  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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