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Kaspersky Lab is shifting anti-malware code from its enterprise business down to its consumer security software in an effort to cut down on the effectiveness of zero-day attacks. "It's the first time we've done it this way," Denis Nazarov, head of anti-malware research at Kaspersky Lab USA told The Register. "Usually we develop …

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IT Angle

A good tune ...

"The ZETA Shield technology is designed to scan incoming emails and the attachments they contain"

How about designing a 'computer` that don't execute code that you download over the Internet ...

A good tune ... link

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.. designing a 'computer` that don't execute code that you download ..

Or even an email program that doesn't?

Oh hold on they did, and then some fool thought HTML would be a good format for email.

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Anonymous Coward

My bank gave me a free subscription to Kaspersky. Unfortunately it slugged my laptop so much that IMAP email was almost unusable. Did a full scan to see if there was anything Norton had missed.- then re-installed Norton Internet Security.

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Wow it must have been really bad if Satan's own av was better.

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WTF?

I am having trouble comprehending how this is possible.

Norton is renowned the world over for being the biggest hog of resources since forever.

I've used Kaspersky for many years now and found it to have a very small system footprint. It just sits in the background minding its own business, while I do stuff like access dodgy porn sites and download fake torrents, in blissful ignorance of the fact that it's blocking the influx of malware I'm bestowing upon it.

I liked it so much I deployed it at work for 300+ PC's and servers. The admin kit is a joy to use for enterprise, and totally pisses over anything the competition have.

I honestly am at a loss for words as to how you switched to Norton for the very reason that the rest of the world+dog migrates AWAY from Norton. Specially considering how good Kaspersky is!

Maybe you should have turned some of the features off rather than get rid of it. Some modules of ALL AV products will grind the system to a halt. They are just turned off by default on a majority of them unless the user specifies.

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I don't care much for Kaspersky either. While it's certainly some of the best protection you can get, it's too aggressive and hardware intensive. That's a good case of the cure being worse than the disease. You might not notice it so much on high end hardware (and it's subjective if you're used to it anyway for your usage of the machine), but it's crippling on low end laptops and the like.

Not that I think Norton is better (or even in the same league), especially Norton Internet Security and Norton 360. I think they must call it "360" because it gyrates in complete circles. It'll happily let you run a lot of malware that other scanners object to as well.

But wait! Before you bash Norton, you should give credit where it's due. They do have one really good program... it's called The Norton Removal Tool, that works rather well in removing all Norton bollocks from a PC. It's their most popular program (top of the google results when you start typing "Norton")

McCrappy has a similar one, called "MCPR", the McAfee Consumer Product Removal tool. I think it's their best program as well.

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Maybe he left norton installed

It's notoriously hard to completely exorcise from a PC - and 2 AV packages warring with each other over file scanning can easily have the effects described.

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Anonymous Coward

or to put it another way...

Kaspersky slips malware into PC software.

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