beginner-mt

New Member
Hi,

I use Free Kaspersky Security Cloud

Sometimes (especially when I’m on Amazon) I get a notification from (apparently) Kaspersky, which says::

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“We have found websites that collect information about you”.

We have detected attempts to collect data about your behaviour online. Upgrade your package and get the Private Browsing feature.

Attempts to collect data:: 6.

Ad agencies:: 1.

Web beacons:: 5.

Upgrade Package.

Try Now.

How it works.
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It gives me no option to close it.

Task Manager, I cannot close this notification by using “End task”.

To get rid of it, I’m forced to turn the computer off.

In Free Kaspersky Security Cloud’s “control panel”, I have Unticked all options for Kaspersky notifications. It hasn’t improved the situation at all.

Any help would be appreciated.

In advance, I thank you very much
 

beginner-mt

New Member
Thank you everyone.

As you request, here's a screenshot

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Cheers
 

Spawn

Administrator
Verified
Staff member
And this means that Kaspersky will slowly start to be adware, like Avast?
Cannot remember which thread, but someone was asking why there was a Free version of Kaspersky Security Cloud. This would be a prime example.

These types of up-sell Ads work, as they alarm the user.

Up-sell Ads are not necessary Adware, unless they were promoting third-party software in pop-ups that did not relate to anything the user was doing.

Private Browsing is not available in KSC Free. Find out more - About Private Browsing
 

RaduGL

Level 2
Cannot remember which thread, but someone was asking why there was a Free version of Kaspersky Security Cloud. This would be a prime example.

These types of up-sell Ads work, as they alarm the user, but are not Adware. It would be a different story, if Kaspersky started showing pop-up Ads for a third-party software that did not relate to anything security or privacy.

Private Browsing is not available in KSC Free. Find out more - About Private Browsing
Correct.
It's not adware, it's scareware.
It's trying to scare inexperienced users into buying the full product.
Something I've seen Avast do too.
Very shady tactics.
 

Julian9000

Level 2
Sadly the old Kaspersky Free Antivirus has been discontinued in favor of KSC
Well yes, but it's not discontinued everywhere, the old version is still available and supported in some countries, until it will be replaced with Security Cloud Free. Kaspersky said a month ago on Facebook that the launch of Security Cloud Free depends of the number of customers in Romania. Probably there aren't too many paid users in Romania and they will not launch the Security Cloud Free version.
 
Correct.
It's not adware, it's scareware.
It's trying to scare inexperienced users into buying the full product.
Something I've seen Avast do too.
Very shady tactics.
no, it's not scareware, scareware is purposefully giving false detections. what kasp said was true, and they are offering the user to upgrade for better protection. it is not dishonest, perhaps annoying. the googled def'n of scareware:

noun
INFORMAL

  1. malicious computer programs designed to trick a user into buying and downloading unnecessary and potentially dangerous software, such as fake antivirus protection.
 

Soulbound

Moderator
Verified
Staff member
What Choice said is accurate.
On a same note, not even avast is using scareware tactis upon the first scan when you first install it.
Scummy practice no. Annoying practice yes.

Also the alert that the OP received is accurate (in terms of the information provided).
 
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