REVIEW: Rogers Internet Security
Online internet security is important. Many internet service providers offer free online internet security services. Rogers internet security, for example, includes things like free anti-virus protection, a firewall, and anti-spyware. Does this service offer the protection that you need? Are you saving money by using a free service?
In our first (of, I hope, many more to come) user submitted review, Rick details his experience while using this service. You might be surprised. Thanks for submitting, Rick. Keep them coming.
My most recent purchase was a Toshiba computer that I had to get to replace my old Dell computer that was ruined by a virus. I had been using the Rogers (one of Canada’s biggest internet providers) “online protection” service which includes anti-virus, firewall, anti-spyware and such. Supposedly, it offered full protection. Somehow I caught the “Katusha” virus. The Rogers online protection caught the virus, but only after it had allowed the virus to destroy my System32 files. Well, it was time for a new computer anyway, but I would advise anyone using the Rogers Online Protection software to
switch to something else. I was using it because it was free, but I understand there are better anti-virus software out there that are also free – Avast, AVG, etc. I’ve installed Kaspersky on this new computer (I paid $29 for it).
So there you go – Rogers Online Protection does not offer the protection you may think it does. That’s my experience, at the very least.
By the way, not terribly happy with this Toshiba notebook. My fault – should have checked it over more before I bought it. It only has 2 USB ports – BOTH on the left side! No SD card reader for this model. The speakers are complete garbage, but I have a cable that plugs into my stereo, so the speakers are no longer a problem. The i3 processor
does provide a noticeably improved performance, so that is nice.
Thanks again for your post, Rick. While no anti-virus software will do the trick every time, I think it is safe to say that it is wise to do your research before committing to anything (i.e. internet security) that is so vitally important. Consumer Reports is, perhaps, my favourite and most trusted source of finding value in what I buy. They do publish reports on internet security programs. You can either subscribe online or go to your local library to read the reviews for free.
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