Why are people MAD at CIS and the free security it offers?
Well you have to put yourself in their shoes. You are pretty fresh and know very little about computers you have read that there is a risk to get malwares and trojans and the word "hacker" frightens you. So you search information about security and you end up on "wilders". You think to yourself "man a security forum", these guy must know their stuff so you post and ask them what you should do, what to buy..
Little did you know that many of these guys actually works for different security companies and many of them are resellers.
Anyhow, they recommend you "get Kaspersky 2010" so you do, that costs you about $59.95 for a year of protection.. But not only that, you see a guy telling you, well use PrevX with that.. They are the experts so you buy that as well witch costs you an other $34.95 and they also tell you "man you could use KeyScrambler it encrypts keystrokes" sounds good, you listen to the experts at wilders and pay an other 44.99$.. Now you have paid a total of 139,89 $..
You notice how your computer is now "laggier" than ever before due to all the products that now is starting with your computer.. But at least you feel protected..
You hang around this great friendly community to learn some more and listen to any future advices. Then you see tests getting posted, you think that you was recommended is the best. But your setup isn't rocking any of those tests. You have paid almost 140$ and there is this site http://www.matousec.com/
that claims that your firewall isn't the best. There is a free alternative kicking your setups in the ass called CIS.. But the guys tells you, Ignore that, leaks don't matter. Then you see a thread about resource use, again this application "CIS" is extremely light and not as all as heavy as the ones your combining..
You also hear about buffer overflows and realize that CIS protect against that to some extent.
Next you hear about "antivirus tests" and your products are once again not "top notch" free alternatives like "Avira" is scoring as good, if not better than KIS and CIS isn't that far away.
You after a while understands that PrevX can be penetrated and that KIS is not at all able to match D+ suddenly you realize that you did pay for something that isn't top notch in any area.. Id be pretty unhappy* as well at this product that is making me look like a fooled idiot.. Why did I pay for this? You think to yourself. Paying for security simply doesn't make any sense when the freewares are as good or better. 140$ was a lot to you..
So ofc you will look for a reason to justify "this".. Since who wanna admit to themselves that they was screwed on a lot of cash?? Aha, CIS has a toolbar.. Thats the beauty of pay-ware, no need to "uncheck" a box when installing KIS.. Aha, CIS is not on softpedia or it is now, but it wasn't for a while.. Oh look their CEO is banned from my precious forum.. Oh thats another reason to pay 140$ a year!