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Safe`n`Sec 2009 Deluxe Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Safe`n`Sec 2009 Deluxe

Safe`n`Sec 2009 Deluxe product includes all functions of Safe`n`Sec 2009 Personal and in addition it is integrated with VBA 32 antivirus scanner.
$46.13 EXPIRED
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Safe`n`Sec 2009 Deluxe was available as a giveaway on June 23, 2009!

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Safe`n`Sec 2009 Deluxe product includes all functions of Safe`n`Sec 2009 Personal and in addition it is integrated with VBA 32 antivirus scanner. VBA 32 antivirus scanner recovers infected files and deletes known viruses. 1 year license spreads on 2 PC.

Key advantages

  • Full-scale security of Safe`n`Sec personal products is guaranteed by unique proactive technology - behavioral analysis and V.I.P.O solution (Valid Inside Permitted Operations);
  • Protect your data against all known malicious threats and unknown “zero-day” attacks;
  • The real-time information safety is provided by the newest solution of flexible system privilege delimitation;
  • Built-in personal firewall blocks all Internet-threats;
  • Protective efficiency does not depend on updates and presence of antiviral software;
  • Built-in antivirus scanner maximizes safety level on your PC;
  • Accurate blocking of unknown malicious programmes without false triggering;
  • The minimum enquiries to user while working;
  • Choose between automatic and interactive operation mode;
  • Unique self-education mode adjusts program to your working style and habits;
  • Small-footpring of system resources and high speed of operation;
  • User-friendly and intuitive interface;

System Requirements:

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (SP3)/ XP Professional Edition (SP3)/ XP Professional x64 Edition (SP3); Intel Pentium x86/x64 processor 300 MHz or compatible; 256MB RAM available; 40 MB free space on the hard drive. Windows Vista Home Basic x86/х64 (SP1)/ Vista Home Premium x86/х64 (SP1)/ Vista Business x86/х64 (SP1)/ Vista Ultimate x86/х64 (SP1); Intel Pentium x86 processor 1 GHz or compatible; 512MB RAM available; 40 MB free space on the hard drive.





File Size:

48.1 MB



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@BigDon, I think that's what our systems admin was saying all along. getting "anti" programs are disappointing at times. Since it is very important to have a good anti virus in your computer, it is as delicate as crystal when looking for one. I have had experienced a lot of virus damages, or hijacking (I'm not sure at times). I think it would be best to get or try one "anti" to another. So that you could try which ones work the best.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron James  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

i tried this program on xp with office 2007
works fine as with nod32 av and dose good job

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

Sorry to say I have found the 2 versions of this program that I have tried very disappointing. I have 5 computers in my office and recording studio so I've tried a lot of "anti" programs through the years. I used to pay for Norton expensive protection till about five years ago when a hijacker tore it to pieces in a matter of seconds and rendered that computer useless for two weeks and caused me to lose a huge number of valuable files.

Of others I've used long term AVG free seemed to be great till last year when I kept getting notices from them saying the service would be discontinued and I'd have to purchase the paid version. (Funny? Other people still seem to be using the free version). Well I had had the paid AVG version on one main machine earlier and didn't think it was worth the fee when I could have the very adequate free version.

About the time AVG claimed they would cut off service I had an offer from Ashampoo to get their 3 component complete protection program for $30.00, about a third of the regular price, so I decided to give it a try. (No I am not an affiliate of theirs) It installed easily and so far I can only say it has been excellent and seems to do all the things they said it would. It's "learning" section really seems to work well and the firewall doesn't ever interfere unless there is some tangable threat that it can explain. The Ashampoo program is on my main machine, three of the 5 computers I mentioned earlier, I only ever put on line these days if I really have to for a short period to do what has to be done, then disconnect them again. That seems to be the best and cheapest solution by far that I've come across for them.

The computer I am writing this on has a new installation of XP that I put on recently and I have been waiting for the Ashampoo discount offer to come around again as I am sure it will but meanwhile this one came up with GOTD so I thought I'd try it - the earlier version actually. It wasted a lot of my time with freezes and not wanting to shut down. I couldn't get the learning function to work at all and I also had to switch it off each time I wished to use a link, very annoying, so I ended up uninstalling it and also having to use System Restore to get back to normal.

Last night this "Delux" version was offered so, thinking that perhaps it was a fluke bad install the first time I tried it again. I wish I hadn't bothered as this version doesn't seem to agree with this computer either which strikes me as very strange as, - as I mentioned, this is a virgin installation of XP so there can't be too much onboard to intefere with the way it behaves, well yes I have maybe a couple of dozen fairly lightweight pieces of software, mainly audio/video stuff as this is a computer I've set up to use almost exclusively for mastering music tracks from my studio.

The long and the short of it is that the Delux one behaves just as badly as the first version did so when I finish here I'm going to uninstall it.

I think GOTD is a great site and I've tried a few top programs from them that I would consider buying the commercial versions of in due course, but a flaw in the whole approach of giving this stuff away with no real avenues for support or consultation seems to be that if a fix exists for a problem there's no chance of finding out about it from the makers so the only choice is to rip it out and tell everyone what a stuff-up it was.

Surely that must defeat the point of giving the program away in the first place and in the long run could cause the makers to have a woeful reputation. Pitty, it did sound good in the description.

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

For #48 Harrym

I agree with that comment. I haven´t tried software and I they don´t give much information about whatkind version of Dr. Web they are using. Drweb.com tells that S.N.Safe&Software is their technology partner, nothing more.

But your comment #28 actually getting positive review is sad and funny. Besides your comment is untrue, a false accusation and total shit. It also tells that most people who read these comments are actually total idiots (a title newbie would be for them promotion) giving you positive review about that comment.

There is a lot useful and good comments which get from these same idiots negative reviews. Nothing new.

Reply   |   Comment by Anonymous wonderer  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Tried all 3 Safe`n`Sec 2009 products on a computer with Windows Xp Home SP-3. Nothing but trouble.
Took a real long time to set up.
Would not let me run anything at all. Even when I approved it.

Reply   |   Comment by Don  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

#75, The Thinker, what is this, bash-Fubar day? BladedThoth used to vigorously defend against personal attacks. I used to let some slide, because I didn't think that they were worth responding to.

Where did I call anyone a name? I didn't call #32, ICUB4UCME, a name, I said his remarks were childish, which is an understatement. #15, Treat, doesn't understand technical information, so he insults everyone here by dismissing what they say as "pseudo tech blather".

If you're going to attack me, at least make an effort to get your facts straight. #32, ICUB4UCME, didn't say that my comments were incorrect, he said that I was wrong. He claims that I haven't thought of things. He claims that I "grasped (sic) all the free help" that I "could without paying for it", and that I'm a hypocrite. So tell me, who's calling names and hurling personal insults?

Everyone learns from others, but I worked very hard to acquire a good education. My high school was private, not free. My parents didn't pay for my university education, I did, and it was hard work. I didn't get tons of scholarships by skipping class, not doing homework, not studying, and spending my time partying and doing drugs.

If you're going to claim that you know something about the history of PC's, then you should at least do some research. Microsoft, Intel, and IBM have set the computer industry back by decades. MS-DOS/PC-DOS was a Microsoft product, which they didn't write (although they did modify it). Bill Gates was a college dropout who wasn't smart enough to write an OS, so he purchased it. As to why IBM went with the Microsoft purchased clone of CP/M rather than Digital Research CP/M, I've only seen one reasonable explanation, dealing with relationships, which I won't repeat here because I haven't verified it. Windows was a poor rip-off of Apple's Macintosh, which, along with the Lisa, was loosely based on work done at Xerox PARC. I'm not going to get into the complexities of the relationships and how that all came about, it's been documented over the years. Using microcomputers with less CPU and memory than some wristwatches had a couple of decades ago, nearly three decades ago competent programmers had those machines handling LAN's, WAN's, multiple mainframe line-printers, email, eight modems, client-server computing, true fully distributed computing not seen again until a few years ago, etc. We had both cooperative and time-sliced multitasking (not seen on Windows until Windows 95). I personally implemented time-slicing on a multi-processor system a bit larger than a PC, but with almost a couple of hundred times the compute, prior to Windows 3.0. And don't get me started on the endless computer language, UI, and internal implementation issues in Windows. Microsoft didn't even develop the first decent development tools for Windows, Borland did, and Microsoft used their near-limitless cash from their illegal monopoly to hire away (more like steal) Borland's top programmers, who went on to develop the Visual Studio development tools and .NET technologies.

Yes, there are evil programmers in China and Russia, just as there are in almost every other country, including the US. That doesn't mean all software from those countries or any other country is malware. Read my comment #49 again.

No, spammers aren't interested in your IP address, they're interested in your email address. I use webmail, so they wouldn't get my IP address at all, my IP address is dynamic, I'm behind a hardware router with NAT and a hardware firewall, and I have a software firewall and security software.

I only trust reviews from sites which don't accept advertising for the products which they're reviewing.

As for helping people with specific issues, GOTD has a forum for that, email would be inappropriate and wouldn't help the masses. In addition to my general comments, I've often tried to help people with specific problems here. What have you done to help? Oh, wait, that would be nothing.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

For #56.Your free soft:Samurai have problems:BHo and others.My antivirus block it when i try to install.Turbotramp.free .com. have Samurai.

Reply   |   Comment by Ignat Titus  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hi Folks,

Giovanni, pretty good list. BoClean is losing its status as an independent product and some of us stay away from Comodo after the legal beagle junque against Softpedia about their crapware toolbar stuff.

Antispyware on demand scanner: I would definitely place Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware above A2.

Now to keyloggers, where this scrambler product seems to be your fav. Do you have any biz relationship with them ?

First, u should prevent a keylogger from being installed. That is the #1 defense against keyloggers, prevention, and you recommend some of the HIPS products that will succeed.

2nd, you should detect any keylogger if it is there, although that is a less sure science than #1. If there is one there, you probably should start over with a reinstall or an early OS image, rather than hope the Trojanic element doesn't have siblings you are missing.

Third, if one is there, and you think encrypting is the panacea, and you will only see the keystrokes in the browser, then the keylogger will simply have a screen-reading component that sees everything you see. Oops. That is a common element in keyloggers, screen-reading. So again, go back to #1.


In other discussions above .. as for the Russian programmer brouhaha, it is true that some of their security programmers seem to be able to walk on two sides of the street, almost at the same time. And some really unseemly fights between the companies. Thus when Microsoft was busy trying to incorporate one of the small company talents (I think this was mentioned by Mark Russinovich) I really wondered if they have a vetting process that understands the tricky Russian programmer dynamic. How in a mafia-influenced environment, loyalty can be very fleeting.

There is more we could go into, but all-in-all I would tend to be cautious in using any semi-anonymous or flaky Russian or Chinese softwares, especially security-related. There is lots of fine software from various countries, I suggest always look for an active and sensible discussion forum where the developers and/or principles are involved. Like you see with a company like Online Armor and many others. Really raises the comfort level.

Steven Avery

Reply   |   Comment by Steven Avery  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

#49 Fubar Though I normally enjoy your comments I can’t help but defend #32’s comments. If childish comments were made they appear to have come from your comment not his. (Name calling)
He stated that everyone needs help at times which you tried to blow it off by stating you never asked another student for help, but you did have your high school’s and professors help. This means you needed help.

Your comment on Microsoft and their programming abilities is also corrupt. Without Microsoft the way we use computers today would be ten years behind. They created many of the programs we use or at least improved them. As old as you claim to be you should remember DOS. Well it was “Windows” that got us out of all those command prompts.

Russia and China both are high security risks due to the information stealing programs being created there. Is it you who isn’t up to date on what’s going on around you? I seem to be reading about it everywhere and in many forums.

You claim to be intelligent enough to never give your e-mail address to anyone unless they’ve posted many times. You claim to use aliases in order to contact people. Any tech knows it’s not your e-mail address but your IP Address they’re after. Even while using aliases, you’ve given them that information.

I’ve learned that some software groups will write bad reviews on their competitor’s product. I’ve learned that some companies will write positive reviews in order to collect revenue. So believing what you read isn’t always wise.

This program just doesn’t seem to compete with my current software (I actually ran tests) so I won’t be using it. Others may find it to be better than the one they’re currently using (Heck some people have none at all).

Reply   |   Comment by The Thinker  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Its same as as the older one

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

OK, I installed this, I do have On Line Armour and Advanced System Protector. This software would not (well after an hour I had to quit it) pass the create profile step. Is there something I need to do to see if this is a better software? I disabled both of my other programs, but still no dice. I really would like to try this because I see it looks out for rootkits and all. Any help is appreciated. Oh yeah, I have XP media center edition, 1.5g of ram and plenty of space. Thanks.......

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

Antivirus Freeware Downloads Toolbar

Reply   |   Comment by IZE  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Again, the installer executable for today's giveaway is identical to the previous two giveaways, but the license code is different.

Reply   |   Comment by ProfX  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Installed this on Vista Home Premium. Set up hung, rebooted and finally got it to install.(took forever)

System shut down, rebooted, system hung.

Finally got system working again, program "updated" for nearly four hours (!!!!)

Finally finished, program would ONLY run in "SAFE" mode.

Another couple of hours of 'updating' - pretty sure it was updating the same stuff as it had already done - it finally asked me to restart the system, system hung on restart.

And that's when I REALLY started to have problems! It would not let me uninstall it, the uninstall routine would simply get to a point and sit there, partially uninstalled but not processing any further.

Ran the system in "safe" mode (because it now would not run ANY program) and TRIED to uninstall the program - no joy!

Finally got system running again and uninstalled the program with REVO uninstaller (excellent program)

My advice, based upon this experience, don't touch this program with a fifty foot barge pole, unless you've got several hours to A) Wait for it to install and "update" and B) several more hours to fix your system after the damage has been done!

Reply   |   Comment by tzeriah  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Important note for those who missed last weekends game giveaway - SAGA

Just discovered via a post bluhoteyes made recently, that the SAGA giveaway offer is still active for the rest of the week. So if you were unfortunate to miss the deal, check out bluhoteyes post in the forums for details:




Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit aka Stephen  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

This refused to install. It just gave msg that "Safe & Sec is already installed" after I tried to install this updated supposedly more fully featured version on my XP desktop

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

I'm still trying to recover from the last time this was offered and I installed it on my Vista laptop! Ever since the installation last time, Windows Explorer crashes as soon as the lsptop finishes booting up and loading everything. I've found numerous other people who have this same problem with Windows Explorer crashing in Vista for various reasons, including after a software install. However I've yet found any kind of repair or fix for the problem. Fixes for bootup problems abound but there seem to be absolutely NO fixes whatsoever for Vista windows explorer crashes. I don't want to reformat my HDD and lose all my other Giveaways etc on the laptop.
Would installing today's giveaway replace whatever corrupted files caused the windows explorer problems with the installation of the last giveaway of this, or would it make the problems worse? Anybody have any good guesses?

Reply   |   Comment by Spiritwolf  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I gave it thumbs down. Downloaded the previous download and hated it. Went back to ASP.

Reply   |   Comment by Menzo  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

@24 NOD32 is Slovakian (along with Avast!)

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

To Giovanni,

Everyone has their own favourites although I do agree with some of the coments and the suggestion of Avira as an antivirus product.

Just had to comment as far as the keylogger protection goes, you do realize that some keyloggers have incorporated use of a packet sniffer in which case they do not log keystrokes at all but rather process packets that computer uses to comunicate with the "outside world". :P

On the other hand, bypassing https is relatively easy for them today since some of the keyloggers can take screenshots at regular intervals, and as we all know, credit card numbers, emails and other data (save for the useless passwords) is usualy not masked on your screen.

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

#17. I have been using AVASTfor several years and in fact I am taking Anti-Vir off of one of my machines and converting to AVAST because of the number of Ads that Anti-Vir pushs. That being said however, bear in mind when you knock Russian programmers, Avast is from ALWIL Software, a company from Prague, Czech Republic.\

Have a Fun Evening

Reply   |   Comment by JRK19465  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Would not let me activate it and one of the reasons was wrong code. Froze my computer Windows HomeEditinSP3

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

I have Online Armor form previous Giveaway.
Should I download and install this one?

I think OA Rocks!

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

I installed the previous version from GiveAwayOfTheDay, it works fine... though I haven't seen any action from it :D maybe my machine is too clean. However, it doesn't slow down my machine and it doesn't crash. So I recon it's working just fine. I will install this version too, I kind of like the program. I did not install the version with antivirus since I use Avast.

Still, thumbs up. Cool app, makes me feel safer.

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

I'm running Vista Home Basic & tried to install this, but Setup hangs. I had the same problem with the previous giveaway from them. Not impressed.

Reply   |   Comment by antfaber  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I installed the previous version, it appears to be working good, it sure isn't as annoying as the mcaffee with the bloody reminders and any other host of non critical popups. I read around the web and didn't find any negative flack about it, at least nothing serious, no program will please everyone. Case in point Dreamweaver I find it bloody annoying most people rave about it, I much prefer Open source HTML editors like HTML-KIT or PHP-Designer. Now back to anti-virus I sticking with this one, simple install, not alot of popups, (and their silent) when they do popup , functional and free what more could you ask for.

Reply   |   Comment by Alex  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

D/L installed and told the license is expired. Yes it is the 23rd of June and I cannot get this to install or even run under the 30 day trial. There is another 15 minutes of my life I will not get back.

Reply   |   Comment by synistics  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

Hi folks!

So Safe'n Sec 2009 as GAOTD once again ....how many times has GAOTD TEAM released this SW over the past few weeks??

Safe'n Sec 2009 Deluxe didn't get any serious and good security-software reviews till now, so it doesn't look like a good security software in comparison with others out there.

Having said that, I usually prefer stand-alone antivirus, antispyware, and firewall products (as long as they are FREE of course…LOL!) rather than all in one solution security suites such as this GAOTD.

So, unless we are talking about top level (and expensive) security suites such as NORTON, BITDEFENDER, PANDA, AVIRA, KASPERSKY or ZONE ALARM, my suggestion is to install stand-alone security products (preferably FREE of course!!), since opting for three or more separate security applications lets us pick the best of breed in each category.

Below are the BEST FREEWARE PROGRAMS of my knowledge which can guarantee a GREAT PROTECTION of our system FOR FREE:

Firewall: ONLINE ARMOR (alternatives: COMODO, OUTPOST or ZONE ALARM)

Antivirus : AVIRA 9 (alternatives: AVAST or AVG)

Antispyware on demand scanner: A-Squared 4.5 + ADVANCED SYSTEM PROTECTOR Free edition

Preemptive Spyware Prevention: SPYWARE BLASTER

Antirootkit on demand: GMER (or alternatively PANDA ANTIROOTKIT and/or ROOTKIT REVELAER)

Antikeylogger to add on AVIRA 9: SAFESPACE + KEY SCRAMBLER, a revolutionary plug-in Web browser which encrypts your keystrokes so that if a keylogger picks it up it has no idea what the keystrokes are….how cool is that?? LOL!!


HIPS (optional): THREATFIRE, WIN PATROL, PROCESSGUARD Free, WINPATROL, SAMURAI (very good program despite being pretty unknown: http://turbotramp.fre3.com/), COMODO BOCLEAN (excellent hacker proof software: http://www.comodo.com/boclean/boclean.html), AROVAX SHIELD, GeSWall (or SANDBOXIE)

Please note that since the new AVIRA AntiVir 9 is now able to detect in real time even spyware and adware, antispyware real-time applications such as this GAOTD or THREATFIRE, SPYWARE TERMINATOR are no longer necessary…LOL!!!

As far as KEY SCRAMBLER is concerned, according to its developer, this program defeats KEYLOGGERS (YES, you heard me right guys!! LOL!!) by encrypting your keystrokes at the keyboard driver level, but the best part of this program is that, when the encrypted keystrokes reach your browser, KEY SCRAMBLER decrypts them so that you and no one else can see exactly the keys you’ve typed.

In fact, as everybody knows (or at least should know…LOL!!), when we type on our keyboard, the keys travel along a path within the OS before arriving at our browser, with the tragic consequence that Keyloggers plant themselves along this path observing and recording everything we type, allowing CRIMINALS to get access on sensitive data such as passwords, credit card or bank account number that they usually use to steal money from the bank account of their (often unaware) victims.

Now, thanks to KEY SCRAMBLER, Keyloggers can only record the encrypted keystrokes, meaning that any intruder (hacker, lamer or cracker) will never be able to read what you type on your keyboard as encrypted keystrokes are completely indecipherable to them!!!

How cool is that?? LOL!!

Of course, it’s well known that any security program is far from perfect and it’s likely that sooner or later there will be a KEYLOGGER that will defeat KEY SCRAMBLER, but since this has not occured till now, KEY SCRAMBLER is a MUST HAVE application that everybody should have installed on their browser as extra protection against keyloggers.

You can download the FREE VERSION of this LITTLE GEM here:


Finally, to make sure you don’t suffer from a dangerous OUTDATED security application, whose failed update can cause a serious security risk on your system, there is a nice desktop application called “SECUNIA PSI” which is in my humble view the most useful and important free application everybody should run on their machine as it checks in depth your PC for insecure programs exposing you to security threats showing you the latest security (FREE) updates and patches available for download from the program vendors themselves!

Hope you found my comment interesting and informative.


Cheers from Italy!


Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

I gave the first Safe'n'Sec a nice long trial, but finally had to Revo it. Could NOT turn it off, GUI just went away, popups continued. No 'install' mode. Didn't seem to learn 'safe' programs no matter how many times I told it. Constant popups interfered with programs installing or loading and running correctly.
Vista Home Premium, recent clean install, only firewall/security running. Nothing's right for everyone...

Reply   |   Comment by bem  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Okay product
Does the same as others
Dont expect much since it is free

Reply   |   Comment by dasd  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)

I didn't bother to read all the posts. I downloaded and installed the last time it was on here and ran into one GIANT issue that made me uninstall it. Try saving a file to your desktop. Can't do it. At least I couldn't. Got some weird error message. Of course, since you can't get technical support I just uninstalled and put AVG free back on my box.

Reply   |   Comment by Hate this Thing  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

#43 For uninstaller, I will strongly advise Total Uninstaller, which has always kept my computer clean. Revo uninstaller, I also have used, and is thousand of miles behind Total Uninstaller.

#22. What really has been happening in the internet security lately, I am not so informed. But one thing I am certain is that both Russia and China are not morons to stimulate business sales in the realm of security like antivirus softwares, which are largely controlled by US.

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

I only use Computer Associates antivirus. Yes you pay for it, but it is good. I know people that use AVG and other free antivirus and like it also.

Todays software company has been here before with not so good ratings before too. A thumbs down for me....

Reply   |   Comment by Bubba_in_NV  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

#32, ICUB4UCME, this isn't a forum, but I'll briefly respond to some of your childish comments. Year-old reviews are very outdated when it comes to security software; there's a significant amount of development among the top-tier products (which Safe'n'Sec isn't), as evidenced by the better security-software review sites. By Microsoft programmer I meant Microsoft employee; I haven't seen any indication that any of them know anything at all about software development (look at their blogs, look at their products), and Russians are probably better-educated. Security threats come from all over the world. As I stated, the top-tier products (which, again, Safe'n'Sec isn't) have been analyzed by enough people to indicate that they're safe (and as I said, you can use external hardware which can't be tampered with by the security software). #15, Treat, clearly isn't a "tech", clearly doesn't read security-software reviews, and is highly unlikely to be able to find, let alone use, security-software testing suites (which aren't at all recommended on anything other than test PC's). FYI, I was programming long before PC's, I think I first started attending college after my sophomore year of high school (in summer school, by arrangement with my high school), and I paid my own way through college. Unlike you, I was able to read textbooks, listen to my professors, use the library, and use my brain. I never asked other students for help with programming; I tutored other students in programming. We didn't have email when I was in college (although it just barely existed elsewhere). Anyone with a brain would know that if you send an email to someone who posts here, then they have your email address (actually, I use aliases for just that purpose). GOTD has a forum for people who need help. The only people I've communicated with directly via email had a history of posts.

#42, mike, I voted thumbs-down on this for numerous reasons, which I've posted previously. Safe'n'Sec has been around for years, yet doesn't show up on any serious security-software reviews. If it were any good, people would already be aware of it, which would get it reviewed, and the developer would also submit it for reviews and testing. Their own link to some test results indicate that Safe'n'Sec performs poorly. Among other serious security software, Agnitum has some specials running now.

As for those saying that Eset NOD32 is from Russia, the registrant of their website is in Slovakia.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

#34: "A partner of Safensoft" can mean many things, for example mutual notifications of new viruses. It doesn't necessarily mean it's the same antivirus engine.
Or could please a representative of Safe`n`Sec be kind enough to explain in this forum their relationship with Dr.Web?

Reply   |   Comment by Harrym  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

To better understand this program think of It as Threatfire with a on demand antivirus scanner.I used this program last time the dr web version and was not impressed.Remember,the antivirus which Is Integrated with safe n sec both dr web and vba 32 are not real time detectors only on demand therefore do not be fooled into thinking you are getting a realtime virus scanner with this program,you dont

Reply   |   Comment by judydog  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

If u have an anti- virus software, never try this.
AVG free is 100 times good than this.


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

Avira AntiVir Personal free + Comodo CIS is all you need...AND..both are FREE.

Reply   |   Comment by apocalypse  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Well willing to give it a try after what Trend Micro did to my computer
not sure as anything can be as bad as it. Know was up a week ago, but been since then trying to remove Trend Micro (stay away from it)
So hope it works.....thank Gotd

Reply   |   Comment by Hal  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Revo uninstaller even if you use advanced option ,don't delete always everything.I see this on my computer when remain some files in registry and i'm use an registry cleaner for that files.My preferance are:Free Widows Registry Repair,Argente Registry Cleaner,Comodo or Auslogics.Not with all.One is enough.

Reply   |   Comment by Ignat Titus  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

While I haven't seen any horror stories today (so far), about it not doing its job after 2 versions of SNS offered so recently, the current thumbs down rating of 82% worries me -- wish there was some hint why people are giving it a fail grade.

Someone that installs this might be kind enough to post whether the included VBA32 plug-in (it's in the plug-in sub-folder) appears to be the full app, versus just some licensed code, & if it updates to the current version. FWIW I read a thread on the VBA32 site where they explain lower 2008 testing results were the result of them removing older, now rare definitions from the software's pattern database. They also wrote that VBA32 is slower processing infected files because it was a tradeoff in coding where un-infected files are processed much faster... since most files scanned are un-infected, they feel that makes the most sense. They didn't have an explanation &/or defense for not submitting to the same testing in 2/2009.

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#35: "#29 Sherman.. Revo uninstaller gives you a clean UNinstall of all those extraneous files left behind in your registry! And it’s free! I use it all the time."

Actually there is no undoing some mods AV software might perform. What if, or rather *when* AV software changes the permissions for sections of the registry? An older version of CA did this, causing all sorts of future installation problems for other software. While the permissions (allowing read/write) could easily be changed for the entire effected sections of the registry, it was an either / or proposition... there was/is no easy way to change back the individual keys (other than restoring a backup), so that (only) the ones that needed to be restricted were.

It's also very difficult to put things back (other than backup restore) when Windows files are replaced with special versions, &/or new drivers are inserted *taking the place of the original Windows versions*. Both problems are examples of why so many detest Norton AV.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

"1 year license spreads on 2 PC...." I realize it's not politically correct to critique ANYONE's English, for any reason whatsoever... but Numero Uno - What the hell does that mean, and, DOS, would it be too much to ask for a foreign developer to hire a student for $10 (euro) to check their marketing copy in whatever language they're trying to sell their products to ? 2 PC SPREAD THUMBS DOWN


Reply   |   Comment by Richard Hempstington  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

to #34 john Parks:
how can it have taken weeks to get your system restored when it was offered only a week ago?

Reply   |   Comment by atticus  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

it is a great offer and i have installed with no problem....... system speed is ok and i believe it is work the try........ even nortan/ etc are just crap as i just uninstalled the same .

looking for free and got a great anti virus ... install and dont complain

Reply   |   Comment by vivek gupta  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)

Here’s a site that shows the performance of the VBA 32 antivirus scanner.Well Im not sure Id trust that web site they rate Norton great and its garbage

You are the "absolute authority" on the subject? Your grammar and spelling do not appear to share your perfection.

Reply   |   Comment by sof  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-18)

This program seems to have more function than those free version of AVG,avast!...

However i can't trust e virus scanner after doing some research on the VBA 32 virus.

I will still stick to my old anti-virus because a good scanner is my priority for finding a good anti-virus software.
If it can't detect virus,let alone e other function to work

Reply   |   Comment by DrNPC  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

#29 Sherman.. Revo uninstaller gives you a clean UNinstall of all those extraneous files left behind in your registry! And it's free! I use it all the time.

Reply   |   Comment by copmom  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

be sure to have your system backed up and RESTORE ON because this program killed my system last time it was offered and it took weeks to get it restored. thumbs way down on this.

Reply   |   Comment by john parks  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

For #28 Harrym

It is the same antivirus in drweb.com and safensoft.us (or .ru if you want direct link from safensoft to drweb.com)

Compare if you don´t believe:
A partner of Safensoft


Don´t write non-sense. Today´s offer is by the way VBA32.

Reply   |   Comment by Anonymous wonderer  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

OK, common sense dictates that one would have to be automatically suspicious of a security product that can be bundled so cavalierly as this. Last week it was Dr. Web integration, now it's VBA 32 integration. How about getting the firewall working first, before you start incorporating antivirus protection?

I already commented on this the last time; basically the firewall-system protection was so transparent I wasn't sure what it was supposed to do besides popup messages about processes I already knew were running, and the av operation was less than minimal and more than aggravating, so there is really no way I am going to install this version without getting paid to be an alpha tester.

Reply   |   Comment by gmon  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
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