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Active Virus Shield by AOL

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Doesn't surprise me that they ranked it the same as kaspersky(since thats what it is just stripped down.)

 

If anyone is thinking of actually switching to AOL shield you might want to read this:

http://www.castlecops.com/article-6636-nested-0-0.html

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I have never heard of that site so I can't comment on its reliability, but what I do find strange is the programs they are comparing and the very little amount they go into their testing procedure.

 

They include ewido, a-squared, trojan hunter and a bunch of other non antivirus programs. Whats the point? Those programs aren't made for removing the same things as antiviruses

 

The only site I really sorta trust with these comparisons is:

http://www.av-comparatives.org/

They have very detailed procedures that they follow.

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The only site I really sorta trust with these comparisons is:

http://www.av-comparatives.org/

They have very detailed procedures that they follow.

 

I know what you mean about testing procedures.

 

I have registered for five AOL av codes using my own yahoo account which I have used on friends and neighbours computers.

 

Nothing untoward has happened as yet.

 

Any eula is rendered null and void by my own eula.

 

Being - "Any software on my pc will be used the way that suits me" :)

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I have registered for five AOL av codes using my own yahoo account which I have used on friends and neighbours computers.

 

Nothing untoward has happened as yet.

 

Any eula is rendered null and void by my own eula.

 

Being - "Any software on my pc will be used the way that suits me" :)

 

:lol: Until they send you 100 emails stating you must uninstall all AOL software. :P

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As far as I know, AOL Active Virus Shield is just a crippled version of Kaspersky Antivirus with adware and a restrictive license.

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:lol: Until they send you 100 emails stating you must uninstall all AOL software. :P

 

Ahh,now this is where I get tricky. :)

 

I run Kav 6 and have no AOL software installed.

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have no AOL software installed.

 

Blessed be your PC without their software on it!

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I have never heard of that site so I can't comment on its reliability...

 

CastleCops' (formerly Computer Cops) reputation is beyond reproach.

 

Paul and Robin Laudanski, the webmaster and mistress, both Microsoft MVPs, are well known and respected in seurity circles, and I can assure you this information has been amply researched as well.

 

I actually know this because CC is in fact also my 'home' board, plus I created and maintain the CLSID database containing the BHO listing in question... :P

 

For sure, it is to everyone's benefit that AOL is making such excellent AV software available for free, and it is only with the (optional) toolbar that there are these potential privacy issues.

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