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Does cloud antivirus scanners protect you offline as well as online?
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Hello KiwiProbie :)

If you don't have a High Speed Internet connection, do not use a cloud AV. You will not get the latest updates without it, so it's pretty much useless without an Internet Connection. But, yes they claim it can still protect you Offline as the Panda Cloud caches signatures locally, but I don't think it is a substitute for the usual AV... yet.

So, no, I wouldn't use it if I don't have a high speed Internet connection.
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Awesome thank you Babbzzz,

I have decided to download the trial of Kaspersky Pure 3.0. That way im protected no matter what, I am so far loving it because I can monitor any computer on my net work, have every port that my computer scanned, and decent parental control..... and wait for it, my MOST favorite:

BLOCKING ATTACKING COMPUTERS FOR X AMOUNT OF MINUTES.

I'm so far leaning towards paying for it which is $65 NZ dollars for a years protection. From the most recent AV reports Kaspersky is the best so far with a 99.9% detection rate + NO false positives :D (the link is to the latest AV reports.

Edited by KiwiProbie, 12 January 2014 - 01:51 PM.

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Hello again KiwiProbie :)

Don't go by any AV tests, they are not done under real life conditions. Also, safe and sensible surfing is what will keep you safe, not an AV.

There are free AV's that are just as good. I used to use Microsoft Security Essentials until a while ago and it kept me safe for years. If you are keen on purchasing one, look no further, Kaspersky is the way to go.

Just my opinion.
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All goods, don't they?

Yeah that is why i like parental controls, cause you can block malware sites, illegal sites, porn (don't know what anyone would look at that), and best thing is that with 3rd party well known parental controls is that you can set it for admin accounts to unlike with Family Safety with Microsoft.

I have a fascination with parental controls hehe.
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Yup! Kaspersky is all good!
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Do you personally use it?
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