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[Newegg] Free Kaspersky Security Gamer Edition ($69) with Microsoft Office Home and Student purchase

Just got a new desktop, now looking for a Office suite for Excel, Word and Powerpoint not on 365 annual subscription .... and found this giveaway of Kaspersky Total Security offer hidden on the page. The only catch is that both are download... they send live codes to me via email and cannot refund. Now it's perfect because of Covid, I don't need to wipe Lysol on courier package for these.
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Kaspersky is not an approved product by my organization
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If you have to pay for MS office then already it’s no deals
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TransporterSD wrote: Kaspersky is not an approved product by my organization
I’m curious. What your organization says about Bitdefender ?
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Desperadude wrote: If you have to pay for MS office then already it’s no deals
I dont remember the last time I used Office at home...
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TransporterSD wrote: Kaspersky is not an approved product by my organization
Ok. Care to explain why? I think I know why, but this is a vague statement.
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Desperadude wrote: I’m curious. What your organization says about Bitdefender ?
Only Norton.
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Kevcorm wrote: Ok. Care to explain why? I think I know why, but this is a vague statement.
It's tied to former KGB,/FSB
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TransporterSD wrote: It's tied to former KGB,/FSB
Symantec/Norton History is littered with all sorts of other 3 letter agencies too.

Just switch to Linux. Face With Tears Of JoyFace With Tears Of Joy
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Your internet provider usually provides free anti-virus. At least I know Shaw provides free Mcfee license
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TransporterSD wrote: It's tied to former KGB,/FSB
So you prefer the NSA then?

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TransporterSD wrote: Only Norton.
OMG....
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Slightly off topic probably, but is it just me or is it ridiculous that there's a "Gamer version" tag for many products now that just inflates the price for no reason like when you order a cake and then say "oh.. it's for a wedding"
RFD: Pick any two.
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  • Quality Product
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TransporterSD wrote: Kaspersky is not an approved product by my organization
Desperadude wrote: I’m curious. What your organization says about Bitdefender ?
TransporterSD wrote: Only Norton.
And now I am curious what's your organization? Why should we listen to you?
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Idlehands wrote: Slightly off topic probably, but is it just me or is it ridiculous that there's a "Gamer version" tag for many products now that just inflates the price for no reason like when you order a cake and then say "oh.. it's for a wedding"
We're Canadians, we should be used to being taxed up the wazoo. "Gamer version" is an excuse for adding a gamer tax onto the product just like some brands of electronics automatically infer quality and luxury to add a luxury tax onto the price tag. Or like this example of the "wedding tax", which CBC Marketplace did a show on where it's essentially the same product, but its purpose is different. This is the power of suggestion. Unless the product is demonstrably superior compared to the vanilla/consumer version to deserve the gamer label, it's generally not worth it to buy into the hype of a "gamer edition/version".... unless it's on a fire sale, and in that case, it's hard to say no to saving money... Face With Tears Of Joy
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Why settle for MSRP when you can wait and get it at a lower price? 😉
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Idlehands wrote: Slightly off topic probably, but is it just me or is it ridiculous that there's a "Gamer version" tag for many products now that just inflates the price for no reason like when you order a cake and then say "oh.. it's for a wedding"
LesDeals wrote: We're Canadians, we should be used to being taxed up the wazoo. "Gamer version" is an excuse for adding a gamer tax onto the product just like some brands of electronics automatically infer quality and luxury to add a luxury tax onto the price tag. This is the power of suggestion. Unless the product is demonstrably superior compared to the vanilla/consumer version to deserve the gamer label, it's generally not worth it to buy into the hype of a "gamer edition/version".... unless it's on a fire sale, and in that case, it's hard to say no to saving money... Face With Tears Of Joy
But the OP said it's free.
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alpovs wrote: But the OP said it's free.
That's why I said slightly off topic. But the fact remains that the perceived value ($69) is probably less than it should be. Many times you see something with a "Designed for Gamers" label slapped on you can guarantee there's an unwarranted markup there.

Speaking of - for security, I'm not sure there's any difference required for gamers really. I mean for the average user or gamer you should expect the same level of security. Probably there's some ease of access for firewall/port settings or prioritized game traffic, but still - the vulnerability coverage and such shouldn't be any different.
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TransporterSD wrote: It's tied to former KGB,/FSB
None of that was ever proven.

"Allegations that Kaspersky is an arm of the Russian intelligence services have quieted since 2018. None of the claims have been proven and we have yet to see convincing evidence of backdoors or intentional security holes in Kaspersky products. Although Kaspersky's headquarters are still in Moscow, it has moved some online infrastructure to Switzerland."

https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/kaspersky

And I tend to believe Tom's (Hardware) Guide that I've been reading since like '99 just a tiny bit more than a random RDFer without any concrete proof.

Thank you OP, it's a nice deal indeed, upvoted
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I think with Kaspersky it's more of a case that, given that state of things in Russia, it could go bad very quickly.

It's like Chinese networking and IoT devices; you don't know for sure they they're compromised, but prudence suggests you avoid them anyway.
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