"In the first stage, which takes several weeks, programs launched by the user are analyzed. Each application or script being launched is analyzed according to the following scenario:
This does not involve blocking any unknown applications: the security solution simply saves information on whether the applications in question are trusted or not and hence whether they will be launched if the Trusted Applications Mode is activated on the computer."
- Does the application have a digital signature and is the signature trusted?
- If the application is not signed, the Kaspersky Lab knowledge base, available through the Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), is searched for information on whether it has the trusted status.
I found the source: About Trusted Applications mode
The help file says, "Trusted Applications mode is enabled automatically if Kaspersky Internet Security analysis of the operating system and installed applications reveals that mostly trusted applications are used on the computer."
So, my previous statement wasn't accurate after all because the help file says "most" applications, instead of "all" applications, and that there's no mention of "if there are no 'unknown' during monitoring". Nevertheless, I'm glad I'm correct that TAM would automatically turn on. I thought I was imagining things.
Maybe because it takes "several weeks" for the first stage of TAM preparation to complete. "Several weeks" might mean "months". And maybe your time of testing isn't enough, despite that you have Kaspersky already for months.I've run KIS on a test system with 0 unknown programs for months - and TAM never auto-activated; it had to be manually enabled every time.
Maybe because it takes "several weeks" for the first stage of TAM preparation to complete. "Several weeks" might mean "months". And maybe your time of testing isn't enough.
But we can't be certain if automatic activation of TAM is still there because, like I said, it might have been scrapped without any announcement.
Yeah, maybe it was removed. I agree that TAM has some problems.I would bet it was removed. Enough people have problems with TAM that I would bet it was made opt-in only.
"Several weeks" = two weeks in English.
KIS was on a test system for 6 months...
Yeah, maybe it was removed. I agree that TAM has some problems.
If it's made to be available to "all" through automatic activation, then users might not like that they can't install their favorite games or applications, or having their favorite programs blocked to perform specific things.
Also, thanks for pointing out about the term "several weeks"!
But the help file of KIS 2017, the one I referenced to earlier, still has the information of "automatic activation".I agree that probably the "automatic TAM enable after some time" was removed later or not implemented in the end, that info is from 1st version of TAM in K2014...
In American usage, "several weeks" is a vague term, it typically would mean around two weeks or so, but with no promise of being on time.
I remember when I asked about ZETA Shield, Support didn't even know what it was. And when I referred to him a description of ZETA Shield and how it generally works, he replied with no understanding with what I was talking about (i.e. "data streams" for him meant video streaming). That's when I asked for a knowledgeable person to answer me whether ZETA Shield was still in use or not. Support was kind enough to escalate my question. After a few days, Support (expert now) told me that ZETA Shield was removed as part of KIS, but was transferred to the cloud. For this simple question of whether ZETA Shield was still present, all this went for a few weeks, instead of a few days.Someone should ask K support about what is in the help file and get a definitive answer.