Best Antivirus for 2013, Buy BitDefender 2013 or Kaspersky Internet Security 2013


If you’re wondering what antivirus is best to buy for 2013, you’re at the right place. We have looked around for many alternatives and ended up with two options: you can buy Bitdefender 2013 today for  69.59 USD, or buy Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 for  54.95$

Is it worth it?

While you can get many other alternatives under 20$ , buying  bitdefender 2013, or Kaspersky internet security 2013 is probably the right choice. take a look at this chart:

why buy bitdefender 2013

As you can see the gap between Kaspersky –  Bitdefender and other competitors is unignorable,  Bitdefender is leading in terms of protection, repair and usability, closely followed by Kaspersky.

The following  chart is also taken from av-test.org, and it shows that Kaspersky: Internet Security 2013 has full marks in protection and repair, followed by Bitdefender which lost half a point on matters of protection:

kaspersky 2013 vs Bitdefender 2013

 

I personally have been a fan for Kaspersky for many year and that will be my choice for 2013. but that’s just me, as I already have experience working around kaspersky, for anyone who doesn’t or have a limited IT skills, I would definitely recommend you to buy BitDefender 2013

To learn more and buy Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 go here

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UPDATE: I got you guys a special 5% discount coupon for Kaspersky internet security 2013, use this code during checkout: ANGRYBYTE2013

 

 

news7inightly.com & news7idaily.com Scam

I was shocked yesterday night to find a bunch of “Delivery failure” notices and auto replies in my Gmail inbox. Apprearantly someone or something was able to get my contacts list and send them all a forged email that appear to originate from my Gmail with invitation to news7inightly.com & news7idaily.com, a couple of work at home scam sites. The emails were personalized with the real contact name and many providers passed them to “inbox” and not Spam folders.

A sample of the emails that were sent:

[NAME]  I thought of you when I seen this http://wvw.news7idaily.com/ get back to me

Digging deeper I discovered than it was not my Gmail that was compromised, but my Yahoo. some of the persons recieving these emails were not a part of my gmail contacts list. but the emails were forged as if they originated from gmail. I guess the reason for that is that my yahoo profile indicates the gmail address as the primary one.

If this happend to you too, here is what you need to do:

Find out exactly which email address was hacked. do not jump to conclusions assuming that the source of the emails sent is actually the one. compare to contacts list of each email to be sure.

Change your email’s password immidiately.

It is fair to assume that whoever pulled this off now have a database of you and all your contacts. and he can and will send more emails in the future. there is nothing we can do to stop him, but to pray every night that he dies a painful slow death soon.

As of how this happend to me, I’m not sure, but I have a few assumptions

1. The email was simply hacked. probably by using passwords from shady sites that I might be subscribed to.

2. I used an IM software, or logged in to my email through a virus infected computer.

3. One of the social sites that I gave my emails passwords to got hacked

I will be able to narrow down the exact reason with your help. please tell me why are you reading this page? what kind of email was the source of the spam? and any other idias you might have.

+1 if this was helpful.

enable File and printer sharing with Kaspersky internet Security

Kaspersky is a nice antivirus, but when comes to network and internet security, I don’t like it that much. one of the problems that many people have after installing kaspersky internet security or Kaspersky Pure, is the loss on file and printer sharing.

Well this is because Kaspersky will put all of your network as “Public networks” by default, and you will have to manually go through the settings to set it as a Trusted network to regain connectivity with the rest of the network.

To Do this:

1. Right click KIS icon and select settings, if you have pure, then open it then click “My computer protection” then settings.

2. Hit Firewall then settings.

3. Click networks, find your active network (it should not be grayed out if it is active) right click it and set it as a trusted network.

4.Save everything.

That’s it!

I would have loved it if a small message showed up saying, “well, someone is trying to reach your printer, do you wana allow him?  [Sure!] [Nope]

Kaspersky PURE, what is so pure about it?

I recently installed Kaspersky pure, It sure is a Kaspersky, meaning great protection against Virus, especially exotic ones that can make other anti-virus application run in circles.

I can think of a couple of things that I’m starting to hate in this version, and here is a little list of them:

1. Parental control, XD , come on you can do better, a 9 months baby can find his way around this security, just use a browser other than IE or FireFox  and you are off the hook.

2. Back-up : this will just collect multiple versions of all the crap in your HD and and squeeze it into backups, eating up you HD space. If you need a backup solution this can still work, but if you’re just a home user with almost nothing to lose 😉 you don’t need this.

3. Where are all my settings? Kaspersky is slowly turning into a Norton, I can’t  find the settings that made kaspersky so special over the years, no sliders to increase / decrease scanning  strength, no scanning by file type, just plain prison meals, either enable your G D protection or disable it and go to hell. Actually the settings are there, you just have to dig deeper to reach them SRY

4. Password Manager. Kaspersky used to sell this as a stand alone application, without much success I guess. The Idea is that this application can import password from several application (No Opera guys) and encrypt them and receive new passwords entered into IE or firefox, or other application. You can confirm you identity to used stored passwords by typing a master password, by a bluetooth device, or other biometric devices. to me, this is just another icon in my status bar, and another window asking me to enter a password on every boot, plus if get get so friendly with this application then you wont be able to move past Kaspersky products for the rest of your life, or you will have to buy the standalone version of the password manager, but I’m not sure about the export capabilities of this passwords manager.

5. System tuneup XD Hurray!! you need someone to clear your browsers cash? what about cleaning the temp folders? this is the app for you. to be honest, this can come in handy if you have your browsers settings messed up  by some Virus, other than this this is useless.

6. Tight network security: so tight, it will kill all your network and printer shares, you will have to run around the settings for hours to get everything up and running. This is probably why I only use Kaspersky Antivirus and not internet security.

Finally I miss the days when kasper used to scream like a  pig giving birth when it catches a virus, the Pure vision of the product is just not suitable for the repel antivirus Kaspersky used to be.