Latest changes
Sep 3, 2018
Windows Edition
Pro
OS build or version
version 1803 compilation 17134
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Update and Security
Allow all automatic updates
User Access Control
Always notify
Firewall and Network protection
Provided by a third-party security vendor
User permissions
Administrator account
User account
Malware exposure
Malware samples are downloaded on a Virtual machine
Real-time Malware protection
Kaspersky Total Security 2020 beta (Interactive Mode + UnTrust Digitally Signed Apps + PUP/PUA/Adware On + Unknown Apps in Low Restrict + Strong Application Control Settings), SandBoxie (Licenced)
Periodic scanners
ZAM, HitMan Pro, Norton Power Eraser, MBAM Free, AdwCleaner, EEK
Browser and Extensions
Mozilla FireFox Quantum (main), TOR, Chrome, Edge

Mozilla FireFox Add-ons: Kaspersky Protection, Kee, S3.Google Translator
Privacy tools and VPN
Kaspersky Secure Connection VPN, Kaspersky Private Browsing + Kaspersky Anti-Banner
Password manager
KeePass
Search engine
Google
Maintenance tools
Free, Wise Care 365, Registrar Registry Manager, WhoCrashed, WireLess NetWork Watcher, TMAC, GPG4Win, VeraCrypt, QTBar
Photos and Documents backup
SyncBack Free
Data Backup Schedule
Once or multiple times per week
Backup and Restore
Macrium Reflect Free
Backup Schedule
Once or more per week

harlan4096

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Where is the overkill? I only have 1 real-time security solution running ;)

About on demand scanners, maybe a bit, but every scanner has its own difference and engines, and I keep them all to get the wider number of engines detections :)

TAM is disabled ;) only enabled in VM for testing malware ;)
 

harlan4096

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TR is the same as the final that will be released in a few months, but Kaspersky always run the official release with at least 1 patch (A), to iron some issues... probably soon will start a beta testing for the 1st patch (as always), meanwhile is quite stable here in several systems...
 

Sher

Level 12
Where is the overkill? I only have 1 real-time security solution running ;)

About on demand scanners, maybe a bit, but every scanner has its own difference and engines, and I keep them all to get the wider number of engines detections :)

TAM is disabled ;) only enabled in VM for testing malware ;)
Your custom settings for KTS, in general. They caused me problems until I tweaked them up a bit to my preference. And using way too many extensions can cause the web browser to slow down considerably.
 
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harlan4096

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I haven't publish "all" of my custom settings ;)

Anyway, as always, it may depends on the system and hardware specs...

My system is not new (AMD Athlon II X3 450 @ 3,20Ghz 8GB RAM) but I have 3 hard disks, 2 of them are SSDs (Samsung 850 Pro for Windows system + Crucial MX300 for testing virtual machines) which improves considerably the respond of the system :)
 

Sher

Level 12
I haven't publish "all" of my custom settings ;)

Anyway, as always, it may depends on the system and hardware specs...

My system is not new (AMD Athlon II X3 450 @ 3,20Ghz 8GB RAM) but I have 3 hard disks, 2 of them are SSDs (Samsung 850 Pro for Windows system + Crucial MX300 for testing virtual machines) which improves considerably the respond of the system :)
Even the ones you posted in your configuration are enough to cause problems.
 

harlan4096

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Even the ones you posted in your configuration are enough to cause problems.
Probably lead to moving manually sometimes some applications from untrusted group to trusted, but I'm not installing every day new or unknown applications... so, even though I like this way, it's me who decide which applications will be run in trusted :)

About browser slowdown, I'm not personally worried, to visit some forums, watch sometimes some videos and check some news sites, I don't need actually much speed (Fiber Optic 50MB/50MB network connection), also my FFQ for now responds quite fast :)
 

Sher

Level 12
Probably lead to moving manually sometimes some applications from untrusted group to trusted, but I'm not installing every day new or unknown applications... so, even though I like this way, it's me who decide which applications will be run in trusted :)

About browser slowdown, I'm not personally worried, to visit some forums, watch sometimes some videos and check some news sites, I don't need actually much speed (Fiber Optic 50MB/50MB network connection), also my FFQ for now responds quite fast :)
One of the worst aspect of Kaspersky is its poor application control module which continues to put legitimate and well-known stuff (with digitally signed signatures) into restricted mode. You can't install with Kaspersky running and it will interfere with the install process and make it messy. Same goes for the uninstall. It even does that to the Microsoft files as well. That was a big turn-off for me.
 
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mekelek

Level 28
One of the worst aspect of Kaspersky is its poor application control module which continues to put legitimate and well-known stuff (with digitally signed signatures) into restricted mode. You can't install with Kaspersky running and it will interfere with the install process and make it messy. Same goes for the uninstall. That was a big turn-off for me.
i seriously can't tell if you're talking about TAM or Application control. TAM can do this, Application Control however never does it.
 

harlan4096

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In general I don't get that issue, unless I install a new or unknown application on my system, but as I said sometimes if You are offline, and access to KSN, You may get this behaviour, or unless there are some temporal issues to connect to KSN...
 

Sher

Level 12
In general I don't get that issue, unless I install a new or unknown application on my system, but as I said sometimes if You are offline, and access to KSN, You may get this behaviour, or unless there are some temporal issues to connect to KSN...
Happens online. Their application control module is flawed. It even puts the genuine Microsoft processes into the restricted mode. For example, on my system it was unable to recognize "tiworker.exe" file. What do you have to say about this?
 
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