Date Added:Mar. 03, 2006
Price:Free to try (1-year subscription); $39.95 to buy
Downloads Last Week:1
there is not a whole lot to like on it!!!!!
i believe this is just another rogue program.....full of false positives.
found things on my computer that i know for sure are false positives.....computer tends to freeze using it.....[the only app on my PC that does this???].....i believe it's just another app....that is trying to suck users in to buying it!!!
I was going to buy but after reading through all 50 reviews have decided to purchase another product
There were far to many cons about this one, there are always going to be a few who report negatively but reviews 30-50 was almost entirely made up of horror stories! I am aware that multiple anti-virus anti-spyware & firewalls installed on the same computer are always going to swear at each other but the negative reviews were pure nightmares, thankfully I read the reviews BEFORE downloading they sure scared the poo out of me! I'll buy elsewhere.
It comes (came) free with my People PC DSL hook-up (1.5 Mgs), but as I have two more years left on my McAfee subscription, I never set it up for some time. After a "fight" with my McAfee one fine day, I ripped that right out by the roots and gave my PPC Security Suite a shot at it. I've never looked back! Good stuff; simple; got it ALL; powerful AND unobtrusive.
One thing only: The Firewall "alerts/warnings" ONLY give the IP address (such as 184.108.40.206) of incoming/outgoing attempts at contact(s). "I" am NOT that good to know what to (dis)allow and I have to use the Firewall that came with Windows XP just to be sure. PLEASE upgrade this ... ASAP???
I fix a lot of computers, and I have seen numerous machines with this software that also had spyware and viruses. At best, it's ineffective, and at worst, it may be rogue. Don't download it.
Stopped all spyware and viruses. Easy to use and understand
Have only just installed this software, but it has already scanned the system and found numerous adware/spyware despite having a similar piece of software on the PC previous to this installation.
Had a minor problem with the registration process, but otherwise seems to be a very good product.
Reply by Kevinkillhill on June 8, 2006
This software is very helpful at removing bad stuff and comes with a free year subcription. Best of all, its free
ONLY SCANS COMPUTER THEN ASK YOU TO BUY IT.
THIS IS A MISSLEADING DESCRIPTION FOR DEMO SOFRWARE.IT IS ALSO SLOW TO RUN.
it's free..........about it though
doesn't integrate with windows security center, the messenger service part of this app sure likes to phone home
Reply by wileyjan on June 7, 2006
this suite finished dead last in pc world's latest review, i guess it's still better than nothing, but you could put together all free software and probably do better
I have been using ALuria for a couple of months now, and have been somewhat happy with it, but soon I'll be moving on to something else.
Anyway, here are the good points. Purty Interface: it brings joy to my eyes!
One Scan: Anti-virus & anti-spyware scan all at once. It makes my heart glad!!
Active Defense Shield: actively defending with a shield!!! I haven't had any horror stories with malware while using Aluria.
AND it's free!! FREE-ENESS.
-there was a way to view infected files!
Every time I run the scan, it says there is an infected file, and lists it under ignore!! And there's no way to view the location.
-there hadn't been so many annoying glitches. Log won't scroll down, exceptions list was leaky (but that appears to have been fixed),had to download four times to get it to work because of an error with registration key.
-support actually replied to e-mails! I can appreciate support might be harried, but I never got a reply back from them, ever.
-there was a forum, or a fuller support page. Seeing they don't respond...
-they had a fuller database. I read that Aluria used to have a comprehensive online database, but not now.
-and Aluria's past co-operation with Gator/Claria does not inspire trust. But to be fair, that is in the past now. The company is now recommending its removal, as it rightly should. Phew.
Reply by aluriasoftware on April 28, 2006
The Security Center application does provide a means for users to view both spyware and virus files when malware is caught during a typical scan. However, if the Active Defense functionality is enabled, files will be automatically cleaned or quarantined only offering the file name. We will review this feature for a possible enhancement in a future version. We appreciate any issues that users bring to our attention and work hard to get them resolved as quickly as possible.
Regarding the support issue, since we are giving away the product for free, Customer Support is not officially offered. We do answer all e-mails we receive as quickly as possible, though they take lesser precedence than our paid customers. At this time we are completely caught up on all support issues so the guess is that something must have happened with getting in contact with us. To contact Customer Support please go to the Aluria Software support website and look over the FAQs there or click on Contact Us to send an e-mail to the support staff.
Many of your suggestions regarding the forum, a more comprehensive FAQ page, and a fuller definition database are being integrated into the new website format which should be released within the next couple months.
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|Publisher web site||http://www.aluriasoftware.com|
|Release Date||March 03, 2006|
|Date Added||March 03, 2006|
|Additional Requirements||Windows XP|
|Downloads Last Week||1|
|License Model||Free to try|