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Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 1 User - Download
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Antivirus itself acts like a Virus 08/22/2015

This review is from: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 1 User - Download

Pros: Used to be a fan of Kaspersky because of its simplicity, efficiency and lightweight resource usage.

Cons: Recently they have started doing some weird things like:

- Injecting their own SSL certificate globally on every browser, every page. So if you visit a secure site like https://bankofamerica.com, the certificate that shows up in the address bar is not of bankofamerica, but Kaspersky Antivirus.

- Doing so allows them to perform "Man in the middle" or MITM attack; and they inject a script on every page that you visit.

- You can trust them because they are "good" guys, right?

- The script injected "calls home" repeatedly, endlessly. Heavens forbid if you're paying for bandwidth, but even so, why would make a call 100 times a second for every tab you have open?

I reached out to their support and they had nothing to offer other than "we heard your feedback and we'll ponder on it. But we do not have a patch right now. So you can either live with or disable the protection."

Other Thoughts: As told by their support, I uninstalled Kaspersky and now am looking for a competitor probably Bitdefender or something.

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TOSHIBA DT01ACA200 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Keeps failing every few months 03/30/2015

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA200 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Haven't found any (other than taking Toshiba's word for how groundbreaking this drive is).

Cons: The drive first failed after ~9months of purchase. After solving the puzzle of finding the right Toshiba's support site, and solving few more riddles, I got a replacement.

That replacement started making clicking noises after a month. And it failed completely after 10 months.

Again solving the maze of finding the right Toshiba support site, my RMA was rejected stating that I'm out of warranty (even though their warranty checker tool said I'm within warranty).

Going thru the reviews here, I found another site acclaim dot Toshiba dot com which seems to be another avenue for getting a replacement. I'm going to try there.

My advise would be to stay away from Toshiba, not only because the drives fail within a year, but also cause their support system is equally horrible.

Other Thoughts: Will update once I go through acclaim site replacement process.

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BUFFALO AirStation HighPower N300 Gigabit DD-WRT Wireless Router - WZR-300HP
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Ok for price I guess 04/28/2013

This review is from: BUFFALO AirStation HighPower N300 Gigabit DD-WRT Wireless Router - WZR-300HP

Pros: Seems to do its functions properly.
Has lots of configurable options
For the price, it does a fairly good job.

Cons: Needs restart every few days. (I used to own a WNDR3700 which needed restart in few weeks but then again, that was almost thrice the cost.)
Concept of having a NAS via USB port is impractical to use. File transfer speed is to slow.
Doesn't support Jumbo frame and you're limited to 1500mtu (at least with stock firmware).

Other Thoughts: WNDR3700 was super nice and I loved it. If not for that weird radio dying issue, I would still be using that. Since most of the equipment is hardwired at home, I didn't want to spend 100s again for a super nice router (that may fail in a year or two). So this fits the bill perfectly. Has all the features that I want, is fairly configurable and functions nicely overall.

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Date Joined: 08/15/08

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 02/15/11
  • Last Review: 08/22/15
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