Kingsoft Free Antivirus

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  • 1.0 stars

    "I'm suspicious of this program"

    September 18, 2010  |   By lanquihue

    Pros

    Not sure, I uninstalled it immediately.

    Cons

    Worthless unless you agree to make your computer vulnerable.

    Summary

    Looking for something that might be easier on resources than my current AV. I disabled the real time shields of my AV, but left Immunet Protect running. After installing Kingsoft, a window appears advising that I need to uninstall my current AV (which was inactive at the time) and Zone Alarm firewall before Kingsoft would operate correctly, and offered to do the uninstall for me. I didn't want to do that, and decided at that point to uninstall Kingsoft. Just about that time, Immunet Protect advised me that it had quarantined a W32.Crypt virus, which was within the KisliveSelf.DAT file within the newly created Kingsoft directory in Program Files. A false positive? Perhaps, but coming Immediately after nagging me to uninstall all of my security, I was in no mood for this AV product.

    Updated on Sep 19, 2010

    I also thought it was odd that hours after writing a not-so-glowing review, another five star review with a one line advertisement for this AV shows up. I know how this works, which is why I specifically omitted the name of my current AV product.

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  • Reply by KingsoftSecurity on October 7, 2010

    Dear Customer, this is Kingsoft Security Team. We?re really appreciating your concern for our product and sorry for any trouble caused. Here, we're very glad to help to solve your problems.

    For your first question, "...offered to do the uninstall for me. I didn't want to do that, and decided at the point to uninstall Kingsoft...? Actually Kingsoft does provide compatibility mode, there is another option you may not have noticed - "Uninstall later". If you choose this option, Kingsoft will enable the compatible mode. If you need a screen shot, we can Email you.

    For your second question, "...quarantined a W32.Crypt virus, which was within the KisliveSelf.DAT file...? The thing is KisliveSelf.DAT is just an intermediate file of installation process and it will be deleted automatically after installation. This file itself has no problem at all, so it's just a false positive of Immunet.

    If you have any other questions, pls don?t hesitate to let us know.

  • Reply by jesusandhislawyer on October 7, 2010

    I would say the W32 was a false from the codes on kingsoft.Thats why it is bad to run two antivirus programs. But, I totally agree that this is buggy software. I forgot to mention in my review (jesusandhislawyer) the two BHO that I found after the install.

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