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Safe`n`Sec® 2009 Personal provides proactive protection of your PC against known malicious threats and unknown “zero-day” attacks.
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A light and powerful software that can change your voice in real time.

Safe`n`Sec 2009 Personal provides proactive protection of your PC against known malicious threats and unknown “zero-day” attacks. Prevents confidential data, passwords and credit-card numbers leakage and blocks unauthorized remote control of your 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.

Publisher:

S.N.Safe&Software

Homepage:

http://www.safensoft.us/security.phtml?c=622

File Size:

48.1 MB

Price:

$29.33

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#69

I downloaded this software and ended up removing it the very next day.

I am quite aware after many years computing and several years online that software works great for some, mediocre for others, and not at all for the 'chosen few,' like me, depending on what hardware and systems you're running.

I'm running an SVOA Computer purchased in Thailand, Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.01.2600 Service Pack 2 Processor: Intel Pentium 4 506J @ 2666 MHz, Physical Memory: 512 MB (2 x 256 DDR-SDRAM), Video Card:VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP, Hard Disk: HDS728080PLAT20 (82 GB), and Network Card: VT82C570 MV IDE Controller VT6102 Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter.

For me, this program was extremely invasive, time-consuming, and jammed up many of my new downloads, sometimes ending in a system crash.

Uh, uh...not for me thank you!
-Jeeem-

Reply   |   Comment by Jeeem  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

Hi Folks,

#33 Well-Oiled PC gives his disinformation simply because he can make $$ if you buy Norton from him. His attempt to disparage other excellent products that have a free edition like Avira and Online Armor and dozens of others is simply greed. He actually should be reported to Norton if he keeps this up, so that they can be pressured to pull his affiliate license, since his shilling does them more harm than good. Norton-Symantec has actually made some efforts the last year or two after getting a reputation for dysfunctional bloatware that clogs up your system, so they need to be informed about the Well-Oiled shenanigans, if he keeps using these forums to shill and make stupid and outrageous comments about excellent software.

Shalom,
Steven Avery

Reply   |   Comment by Steven Avery  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#67

My PC was in trouble after instaling this GAOTD....
I have the ESET Smart security antivirus, I install Safe'n'Sec personal 2009 and then I remove it..BUT there is no internet connection any more..
My OS is XP pro SP3, I have ESET Smart security antivirus, and a-squared antispyware...
Please help me....

Reply   |   Comment by mohamed  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

Due to problems noted above, I am passing on this program. Probably just as well since I am happy with Zone Alarm Security Suite and this one is not likely to play well with ZASS. FWIW I have discovered through trial and error that it is OK to have another security program as long as it only runs on demand, such as the free versions of Malware Bytes, Ad-Aware and Spyware Doctor, all of which I use and recommend because each finds stuff the others don't always get. I have tried several others, but these get the job done with the least amount of hassles IMHO.

Reply   |   Comment by windowsexplorer  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

Downloaded and Installed on Windows XP SP3 on install computer rebooted on its own, when windows reloaded I could not access any apps not even notepad to register the program. Booted to safe mode with the same problem. was able to bring up task manager and stop protect.exe and stop safensecure.exe Immediately uninstalled. Thumbs Down

Reply   |   Comment by Al  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#64

Today's software is not primarily an antivirus, though it does contain an heuristic scanner; it is an Intrusion Detection/Prevention System. From reading the user's manual, it seems it takes a complete initial reading of your system settings; after that as each application starts, you are asked to allow/disallow -- default with no input is to block that program. Not meant to replace AV, firewall, malware scanners, etc., but an adjunct. From what I've read, seems a good IDS might be useful.

Re #33 "DO NOT use Freeware"... A program should be judged on its merits, not its price. Almost too obvious, but: there are gems in freeware and low quality in paid programs. And junk freeware and high quality paid software.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#63

This crap makes your computer run like Vista it screws with your re-boot and takes an hour to install because it is putting spy ware all over your comp BEWARE !!

Reply   |   Comment by Daniel Alberts  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#62

Well, someone saitd this was one of the weakest sets of commentts and I tend to agree. First off, though you must be careful of free antivirus and protection programs the three top firewalls are free, one of the top rated antivirus and several top rated anti malware programs are free. I've successfully run more than one antivirus programs (some play well together some don't).Though i agree with the one firewall policy, i also run a seperate memory firewall from comodo. you and I may both have XP but between the different types of xp and the different types of computers, what works for one may not work for another, so there is no reason for these angry people who just want to hate and get upset over price when we are not paying anything. And if your number one rule is no freeware.....why are you here anyway????????
But on to the safe and sec,i haven't yet installed it and am about to.Just felt the need to rant for a moment. in 06 I bought their intrusion detection and it watched for suspicious programs and after the learning period and dealing with a fairly reasonable amount of false positives, and daily updates(sometimes more than one. It was fairly configurable and it worked great. As for the firewall and virus definitions...i can't say. but I'm going to test it out since it was a good program for me.
Have a great night all!

Reply   |   Comment by Lance  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

#33 You do not get a lot of business do you? Or do you suggest using Norton to ensure that you will have customers? j/k

I personally find the combo of AVG, Zone Alarm & Spybot S&D to be just as good if not better than this suit. Although I do not agree with avoiding all free programs, (which all above happen to be) I will go along with using well known and rated products. I'm going to wait for this one to pack a little more punch.

Reply   |   Comment by Talboth  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

Sorry, I'll play the dummy today! I can't even figure out exactly what this is, is like or does. I've never heard of it or this company before today & I could find little info on either on line.
I'm good on security but have no problems with Russian companies. I used KIS for a year & stayed clean. Now I'm with ESET & happy with it so thanks for the offer but it's not for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Charles K  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#59

Thank you watcher13 & Giovanni. Excellent info.

Reply   |   Comment by truller  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#58

Any software company associated with StarForce as SafenSec is, should be treated with caution.

Reply   |   Comment by Grant M.  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#57

Why do people feel inclined to comment on it being a Russian product, as if this is something we should be suspicious of?! So what? I have seen this happen on GOTD with products that apparently come from China as well? What does it matter? Can it not be good or reliable if it comes from Russia (of from China, for that matter)? I have no personal feelings about this product one way or the other as I will be sticking with my already installed tried-and-true AV products (thanks anyway GOTD), but please people, the Cold War has been over for a long time now! Go and grab yourselves a vodka and chill out!

Reply   |   Comment by Dante  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#56

@26 I never stated that Advanced system protector was "Anti-Virus" I just stated that I use that program in conjunction with my virus program.

Reply   |   Comment by Keymaster  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#55

Or.... just get a Mac.

This package is marginal at best. Outdated, poorly written, terrible UI... what else is there to say about it ? If you want tried and true FREE security tools - use AVG for anti-virus/spyware and ZoneAlarm for your personal firewall. All you need.

Ricardo

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Hempstington  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#54

Windows XP-Pro, 64-bit, SP2

Hi All,

Down loaded and activated/registered with no problems.
Installation took a bit over an hour, again no problem.
The firewall that is associated with this application is junk! (stops nothing, inbound or out) Plus it is in learning mode.
I activated to be notified of all programs that access the net, ran 2 browsers and updated several other programs and did not receive 1 notification.

There is several other functions in this suit and not impressed with any.

Overall rating for me is a Thumbs down, needs a total revamp of all controls for each area except running processes.

Thank you GAOTD Team for a good variety of programming : )

PS. deletes well with Revo.

Reply   |   Comment by Ter  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#53

This software is unstable. I have been able to make it crash four (4) times already (...unexpected problem and needs to close ...). Uninstalling. Just gonna use Returnil, AVG, Spybot Search and Destroy and Advanced System Care Free. All are free and offer comprehensive security solutions for your system. - JEB

Reply   |   Comment by Johnny B.  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#52

I believe the antivirus engine to this is Dr Web which is a Russian based AV. I could be wrong but upon looking at the homepage one can note that it has that mentioned on there. Hope that helps.

Reply   |   Comment by Silk40dd  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#51

Hi,

I've always believed that running 2 or more antivirus programs will cause 1 to treat the other like a virus and attack it. I've tried unpopular programs that have protected me as good if not better than the well known labels;the only difference was some were more user friendly and easier to use. personally, i dont care for norton or windows defender. i think it wouldnt hurt to try out different programs to see if yours measures up.Thanks #19 for the link.
Paula

Reply   |   Comment by paula  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#50

As a very long time (25 + years) computer junkie, but not very tech savy; I ask where does Windows Live OneCare stand in the opinion of all you seemingly very educated commenters? I had used Norton for over 12 years and then ran into major problems when I switched to Vista.

Reply   |   Comment by Kurt  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#49

Hi folks!!

This program got a "GOOD" rating on SOFTPEDIA from 26 users, so it's not CRAP as somebody said above (and as far as I'm concerned 60% THUMBS DOWN for this software is pretty ludricrous and unfair!!).


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!!

Antiphishing applications: MCAFEE SITE ADVISOR + NETCRAFT TOOLBAR + LINK EXTEND (the last TWO for FIREFOX USERS only)


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, as we know very well, 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:


http://www.qfxsoftware.com/Download.htm




Finally, to make sure you don't suffer from a dangerous OUTDATED security application, whose failed update can cause a security risk on your system, there is a nice online scanner called "SECUNIA PSI" that can do this job pretty well.


Hope you found my comment interesting and informative.


Enjoy!!


Cheers from Italy!

Giovanni

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#48

#38 was thinking along the same lines John also add to that Kaspersky Lab - nothing wrong with Russian products.

Reply   |   Comment by Toops  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#47

Also, you don't necessarily need to uninstall things just to install or test a GOTD. It depends. For example, you can install in a virtual environment. Returnil is one solution. It's a virtual environment specifically designed for testing software. It can also provide extra surfing protection. They have a free version here:

http://www.returnilvirtualsystem.com/products

Just remember with Returnil, nothing you do is permanent. Bookmarks and browsing will be lost. Saved files must be saved in a special virtual drive that Returnil provides, and anything you install in Returnil has to be reinstalled when you reboot. I feel it's a perfect option for testing GOTDs.

Like today's. This way, if you absolutely had to uninstall something because it conflicted with your tests of Safe 'n' Sec, it would be right back when you rebooted. And, unlikely no damage from running without protection, since Returnil is doing most of the protection.

Reply   |   Comment by watcher13  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#46

This is essentially an Intrusion Protection System. Almost by nature, these include firewalls and it is not uncommon, but not universal, that they include other utilities as well, thus making a suite of toos. If you want to get you feet wet in the IPS concept, try this wikipedia article:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intrusion-prevention_system
It's not as difficult and dry as you might think.

This was given away in November 2007. At the time, the comments were a little over 50% against, although almost none of the commenters actually got a chance to run it through it's paces. Partly because of an activation problem that took GOTD a while to straighten out. Nobody's trying to hide that info. Actually there has been a LOT of turnover in the last 18 months. I, myself, was not here then.

This maybe the weakest comment section I've seen in the year plus I've been coming here. Though we have the usual useful posts from Mike and Fubar, much of the rest are either from otherwise intelligent folks who know only enough about this particular subject to be dangerous, or from the very intelligent folks who are, unfortunately, quite arrogant in their views. Instead of adding illumination, they'd rather give you know-it-all generalizations in their "Sermons on the Mount". At least with 38 comments as I write this.

This developer has been doing deals on this software for a little while, but hasn't been able to catch the industry's eye. That may just be a bad break, or that may be a comment on quality. In any case, it strikes me that many here might want to pass this suite by, and let only the more experienced and adventurous experiment. Also, this makes use of heuristics as part of it's strategy. By definintion, that doesn't necessarily require updating, but, for all practical purposes, even heuristics require updating as detection methods become more sophisticated, so the one year update limit is worth noting.

Reply   |   Comment by watcher13  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

Tryed install and says licence expired, not valid etc. etc. etc. uninstall I guess? bob

Reply   |   Comment by bob  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#44

Last time around this older version really messed up my AMD 64-2 XP SP3 . Took days to repair and left some corrupted files not able to fix. Will try this now to test only. Bob

Reply   |   Comment by bob  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#43

When I installed this, Trend alerted me that it was duplicating/replacing a file a system file while installing, so I don't know what that is going to do. It is also still paused at the end of executing something...

Reply   |   Comment by kab012345  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#42

According to their web site, this product does NOT have these important features:

- Recovers infected files and deletes known viruses
- Automatic antivirus updates


It is not worth loading on any computer.

Reply   |   Comment by sys-eng  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#41

XP X64 & Vista X64 compatible, thus it might come in handy for those running an X64 OS & who needs some security. I have an X64 version suite & Netgate Spy Emergency X64 so I'm good but for free, this could hit the spot for those running an X64 system & are in need!

Reply   |   Comment by ww2vet54  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#40

[sure McAfee and Norton are fine - now]
Gonna pass on this one - I DL'd to possibly supplement my "intrusion prevention" situation (HIPS, VIPO, same difference really) as I'm currently running ZA Extreme Security and am not too excited about the built in OS Firewall.
Their "independent test" results weren't very impressive (the source OR the results) and, frankly, this quasi-suite seems a bit desultory; a jack-of-all-trades but master of none.
I don't like to make blanket generalizations either (like our friend above with this gem: "Germans probably have a lot of viruses and malware - because of the porn") but I'm not familiar with many Russian software companies...even with all of the outsourcing.

Reply   |   Comment by Gumbercules  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

#33: "1. DO NOT use Freeware - they aren’t the best thing to let loose on your years of accumulated data!"

With all respect I have to disagree... What about the *nix OSes, or Open Ofc, or the hundreds of open source apps at sourceforge, or the dozens of video free-ware, like the often praised Format Factory? How many commercial programs violate privacy? Simply check out whatever apps before you install, whether you have to pay for them or not -- it's just common sense.

"3. ... we at WellOiledPC recommend Norton (Symantec) and McAfee - no one else comes even close, in our opinion!"

Well, you are right that no one comes close to Norton... in my experience, & the experience of many thousands of other users, given the choice between malware & Norton, it makes mal-ware seem so much more attractive. ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#38

This software is somewhat lacking in comparison to what else is available out there. It doesn't show up in any major reviews of security software. Guess it needs more time to develop.

#16 Hrad
"I note it is a Russian company."
What's your point? GOTD itself is a Russian Company.. However based in Tortola, BVI If you don't like Russian Companies, what are you doing here?

Reply   |   Comment by john  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#37

If anyone's interested, there's a link on dealnews.com for free PC Tools Internet Security.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#36

FWIW, check out the FAQ @ the developers' site:
"Does Safe'n'Sec replace traditional protection solutions: antiviruses and personal firewalls?

Safe'n'Sec is an additional protection tool, which is used in combination with antivirus software and personal firewalls. A combination of these solutions effectively combats zero-day viruses and protects against new intrusions. "


---

FWIW, there is often no prob. running more than one brand of A/V software. Why would there be?... Millions run more than 1 browser, more than one Word Processor, more than 1 graphics program and on & on. Obviously dual firewalls provide no benefit assuming your choice of 1 firewall does it's job, But A/V algo's & heuristics vary -- here on GOTD how often do we read of 1 brand or another throwing false positives?

That said, any software can be incompatible with some other software -- it's an unfortunate fact of life. Many if not most incompatibilities can be overcome, though it is a PITA for support personnel to do their job, & much easier to say: "Never run more than one of anything, especially A/V".

In the case of A/V software often the easiest way to deal with a conflict is to turn off real time scanning in all but 1 app... realtime scanning is what slows your PC anyway, so why slow it down twice as much [& yes, scanning files accessed cannot help but slow things down]. If your PC is mal-ware free, the only way it'll get infected is when new files are added. Add a new file, scan it twice or more using different apps. Alternate A/V drive scans, or do one at a time. Or not... depends on your philosophy when it comes to mal-ware, what sort of sites you visit, what e-mails you open, what you download.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#35

I use Ashampoo Firewall Full Version which seem to do a good job in Protecting my PC. Though it is New from Ashampoo this is a Company that has build up their Rep. so I will not be Downloading Today's Giveaway. As always Thanks anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by DJ High Tek  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#34

GOTD offers such as this always go to the heart of the debate about software "suites" as distinct from stand-alone apps.

All-in-one suites certainly offer convenience but acquiring one is a bit like acquiring an entire stable of horses featuring one (possibly) pedigree race winner and then an assortment of back-of-the-field also-rans.

Where security is concerned, that's not a good idea: each "horse" (i.e., each application) needs to be a front runner, if not a winner. And each needs to have a pedigree.

This developer is in a highly competitive market and though there's no downside I can see so far in DLing today's GOTD and trying it out, what's on offer is a stable of horses of unimpressive pedigree.

Thanks then, GOTD, but with established names like Comodo & Online Armor already leading the firewall pack and Avira and Kaspersky doing about the same in the AV pack, the case for using today's all-in-one suite in preference to the standalone front runners hasn't been made.

Reply   |   Comment by Tony  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#33

The Basic Rules of Security Software are;

1. DO NOT use Freeware - they aren't the best thing to let loose on your years of accumulated data!
2. DO NOT use little known security solutions: are you sure they are competent enough to develop patches for the next big virus/ spyware?
3. GO for security products from established vendors who have built up their reputations over the years - we at WellOiledPC recommend Norton (Symantec) and McAfee - no one else comes even close, in our opinion!

Read our reviews of Norton products at welloiledpc.com and directly purchase them, at these pages:
1. nortonantivirus2009.htm
2. n360.htm
3. nis.htm

Reply   |   Comment by WellOiledPC  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-100)
#32

Guday from New Zealand,

this simplification is for the non experts who may be baffled :

Some excellent posts today especially from Phil # 25 and Jeania #12.

Jeania says that a security suite consists of a FIREWALL, ANTIVIRUS, & ANTISPYWARE ( often called antimalware ), only have one of each or you will have software conflict, and your computer will run slow ; disobey this at your peril.

Phil emphasizes the importance of keeping your computer up to date, regarding XP, Vista, operating systems, plus your security suite.

Finally, everybody has their own personal preferences for security, and it important to respect this, however, I can confidently recommend Commodo Internet Security + Bioclean as a complete security suite, after 18 months of testing and use, because :

1 free
2 includes Safesurf
3 designed to run in unison as a suite
4 desgned for the novice to run in default mode
5 has very sophisticated detection that runs in real time, ie as you do your emails or surf the internet
6 advanced settings and functions for experts
7 manual is great for novices to learn
8 almost install and forget, as it automatically updates itself daily
9 alerts are very annoying at first, while system is being learn't, but soon die down
10 I have deliberately introduced viruses into my computer, and it has detected them instantly, before they could do any damage
11 I have been lazy, and not scanned my system for 9 months, when I finally did, the system was clean
12 Comodo will hold your hand if you get an unknown problem, just submit the problem

However, often a computer is deemed to have a virus, or spyware, because it has suddenly started to run badly, when the problem is actually that XP needs servicing with IOBIT Advanced System Care ( free ) for example.

Regards Bill3

Reply   |   Comment by Bill3  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#31

Don't waste your time,It's NOT Firewall,NOT Antivirus and cannot be replaced for full PC protection. This program is simular with PC Tools Treat Fire and has lots of false positives if you run it for long time after deleting or blocking some important files PC may be not boot properly or something else.Use with caution or keep away!

Reply   |   Comment by niksa  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#30

Interesting that no one has mentioned this from the last 2 times it was offered. Either

GAOTD's customer base has turned over completely in the last 18 months

OR this program was imminently forgettable, the last time

Guess this lack of response might be a good thing, since it didn't evoke any horror stories. I'm thinking, though, that a security suite which has received mediocre reviews in the past is not worth trading in Nod32's Smart Security Suite over. (And probably any of the other name brands, either). IMHO, that is.

And, btw, you do NOT want to have 2 firewalls or multiple AV programs running at the same time. This is a SUBSTITUTE for, not a COMPLEMENT to any existing security set.

Reply   |   Comment by The Watcher  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#29

This is a good solid security suite. It passed our in house tests when we were searching for new security suites to recommend to our clients. While it is not on our list the reason had more to do with marketing than performance. Get it if your security suite is about to expire. A great deal at today's price. Thank you GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Kirk  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#28

Okay... I get it... don't hit the 'Tab' key then spacebar!!!
This offering today makes me worry.
I use Antivir free plus Online Armor (GAOTD) with no problems on my WinXP-PRO SP3 machine.
Comodo Personal Firewall Pro caused problems on my system that I was un-aware of until I tried the previous GAOTD offering of Online Armor.
Now we've got some kind of "Internet Security Suite"...
I agree with Fubar... come on people... go search for yourself!
To Chad, Online Armor is better than Comodo... at least on my machine,
if you see if offered again on GAOTD, grab it!
Antivir stopped 'auto-updates' and the forums and such couldn't figure it out, but I tried the Online Armor firewall (replacing Comodo) and suddenly Antivir started daily updates without problem!!!
Thanks to the 'Team' for this but I'll pass.

Please vote as you wish!

Reply   |   Comment by torymon  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#27

Quote
•The real-time information safety is provided by the newest solution of flexible system privilege delimitation;
Flexible system... what???
•Built-in personal firewall blocks all Internet-threats;
Blocks ALL Internet threats?
•Protective efficiency does not depend on updates and presence of antiviral software;
So it's completely efficient WITHOUT
•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;

Reply   |   Comment by torymon  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#26

24# Advanced System Protector Is not a Anti-Virus It Is Just a Anti-Spyware product

Reply   |   Comment by judydog  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#25

First of all let's understand what "Zero Day attacks" means.

From online: "A zero day attack, also known as a zero hour attack, takes advantage of computer vulnerabilities that do not currently have a solution. Typically, a software company will discover a bug or problem with a piece of software after it has been released and will offer a patch — another piece of software meant to fix the original issue. A zero day attack will take advantage of that problem before a patch has been created. It is named zero day because it occurs before the first day the vulnerability is known.
In most cases, a zero day attack will take advantage of a bug that neither the software’s creators nor users are aware of. In fact, this is precisely what malicious programmers hope to find. By finding software vulnerabilities before the software’s makers find them, a programmer can create a virus or worm that exploits that vulnerability and harms computer systems in a variety of ways.
Not every zero day attack truly occurs before software producers are aware of the vulnerability. Sometimes software producers learn of the vulnerability but developing a patch can take time. Alternatively, software producers may sometimes hold off on releasing the patch because they do not want to inundate customers with numerous individual updates. If the vulnerability is not particularly dangerous, software producers may choose to hold off until multiple updates are collected and release them together as a package. Still, this approach can potentially expose users to a zero day attack.
A zero day attack can be harmful to specific computers long after a patch has been created and the vulnerability has been closed. This is because many computer owners do not regularly update their software with patches made available by the software makers. To protect your system, software maker's recommend that users regularly check their site(s) for software patches, or bug fixes.
Many computer experts recommend two techniques to protect a computer system against a zero day attack. The first is enabling heuristic virus scanning, an option in anti-virus software to block currently unknown viruses and worms, because the typical zero day attack is unknown until a large number of computers have been infected. The second is to use a firewall to protect a computer against online exploits".

So according to this statement which is like others concerning "Zero Day" threats this program could have its own "Zero Day" running in it. Personally I'll stick to well known security programs instead of installing a program I've never heard of. If you have a good firewall and malware blocker/Remover there's no need for this "Scare em good" program. Online this program is only good for a year then you have to pony up more cash. Is this the same deal?

Reply   |   Comment by Phil  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)
#24

Downloaded and installed fine with my Virus program, Trendmicro internet security 2009. Also installed on Vista 32 but had problems on the vista 64. (www.trendmicro.com)Works in Conjunction with my virus program. I use Advanced system Protector, another GOTD 5-4-2009 and it works great so I wil be uninstalling this as I am pleased with the other program. Thanks GOTD this program is good for people who don't have anything but virus programs.

Reply   |   Comment by Keymaster  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#23

Hi,

This seems to be a good antivirus software but before i uninstall my current antivirus software, can any one tell me whether it will be possible to update the signature of the same every day or week or month, because without being updated the value of such software will be zero.....

Reply   |   Comment by H.B. Purani  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-18)
#22

I cannot comment on this software except to say, I have been using ASquare (given away last August) and anvir task manager also given away here together with my free CA virus; firewall and anti-spam which is free with road runner service. I agree with #14 & #15.

Reply   |   Comment by zephyrdell  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-18)
#21

Avanquest had their own giveaway of this product last December, it screwed up my Vista, gave BSOD on every boot. Used safe mode to get rid of it. Dunno about this version though, but proceed with caution if you have Vista or 7.

Reply   |   Comment by KsbjA  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#20

Bottom line - if you have Norton on your system GET IT OFF! I run my own business building and repairing pc's and networks and we will not touch a system that has Norton on it until the customer agrees to allow us to remove it (it is one of the worst performing anti-virus products on the market - AVG Free catches many more attacks and it causes many system problems). As stated several times above, if you are going to try this product make a backup of all your critical data first and then uninstall any similar products like AVG or Zone Alarm. It is highly unlikely to be better than Online Armour, but OA said that if you have a free key from the giveaway the other day you can download the executable from their site and reinstall it so it should be possible to do that to test this app suite without losing your firewall if you don't like it.

Reply   |   Comment by Trustme  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
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