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Just been having some fun with virus signature scanners basic signature scanners Avast Internet security, Avira Internet Security Suite, and Kaspersky. Kaspersky doesn’t like me for some reason I wonder why lowlife scaremongers.

You could set up a anti-virus business overnight you would use the same scanning engine and just put another name on it just like they do. Most of their programs are absolute crap. They have a cartel in pricing they agree to a price for example $ 39.99 = roughly £ 24 but they would charge you 39.99 pounds sterling.

Avast Internet security, would charge somebody in the U.S. 29.99 dollars for a one year subscription but they would charge somebody in the U.K. 39.99 pounds sterling for one year. And for the European currency they would charge 49.99 Euros which is roughly 67 dollars! That is one big fuck you to Europe, from these signature scanners.

The insults do not stop there: Avira Internet security, regardless of what they say do not provide a firewall they use the Windows firewall which white lists large companies spyware company’s products that call home without your permission. So Avira, is charging you all that money for a virus signature scanner.

Take this one for example Emsisoft, they take a different approach and do not use the common signature scanners but what you are buying is actually not what you are buying. For a one year subscription they would charge you 26.50 pounds sterling but the firewall will have a 30 day countdown which will suddenly pop-up and surprise you in 30 days and they will charge you 26.50 for that also even though you originally believed you was purchasing a virus scanner and firewall as it advertises on their website and the total cost will be 53 pounds sterling.

These products should be called yearly ransom – ware. And Kaspersky, is using a old 1990s interface which used to be classed as shareware from the 90s. Haha.

A fool and his money are easily parted. You could always go for the free product that they offer but with that product you are the product remember virus scanners have root access to your Windows systems they know what you are doing and when. That creates all kinds of other problems if you go for a U.S. virus signature scanner a NSA problem.