Update Kaspersky Free 2018 Final

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  1. Slyguy

    Slyguy Level 21

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    I certainly didn't reveal my entire setup, there's some goodies I purposely left out. Nevertheless, I never surf without making sure I have at least some anonymity for sure. But that's for another topic of discussion.

    Let's get back on topic.. Kaspersky Free is pretty darn good IMO.
     
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  2. HarborFront

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    Yes, stay on track.

    KAV free is great like many users said but it's not working on my system. It's lethargic and always fail one of the AMTCO's tests despite complete pass by users. So out it goes on my system.
     
  3. Antimalware18

    Antimalware18 Level 8

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    I used it for about a week but i've already dumped it (still need to change my pic)
    It's a great little AV no doubt packing the kaspersky sig/heur/cloud power but it was just really sluggish on my system
    The system wasn't sluggish with kaspersky on it, the actual AV was...
    Plus I didn't really like how some of the features worked.
     
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  5. Arequire

    Arequire Level 18

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    Leo summed up my thoughts on it: An upgrade for those using Windows Defender but there are other free 3rd-party AVs out there that offer superior protection.
    Also the pop-up asking you to register every time the system is started is obnoxious.
     
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  6. Slyguy

    Slyguy Level 21

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    #286 Slyguy, Aug 9, 2017
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    Why do people listen to these Youtube guys?

    Bottom line: The guy says - 'Oh, Kaspersky found every threat and blocked! What a really good job this machine would be infected by now if not for this..', then the guy says 'I don't really see a use for it, there are better solutions'..

    That's either a charlatan or shill. Take your pick.

    PS: Register it, and remove the popup? It's free anyway.
     
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  7. silversurfer

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    You need to test products by yourself because you can't trust other people opinions ;)
    I would like to know which are other free AVs that offer superior protection ?
     
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  8. Arequire

    Arequire Level 18

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    #288 Arequire, Aug 9, 2017
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    Ones with some form of dynamic detection methods: Behavioural blocking, HIPS, sandboxing, etc.
    Signatures and heuristics might be fine if you practice safe browsing habits but even the most cautious of users make mistakes.

    The issue is no one should have to register to remove the popup. There should be a "Don't ask again" option.
     
  9. silversurfer

    silversurfer Level 39
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    Well, I meant which free AVs offers superior protection, for example...

    These days all people asking for very good behavior blockers but the most of free AVs does not offer this kind of protection which are working always perfectly.
     
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  10. Arequire

    Arequire Level 18

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    True, they're nowhere near perfect and there are plenty of examples of malware walking right past signatures/heuristics and sitting on the system doing its thing even with a behaviour blocker running in the background, but without that post-infection defence there's no safety net at all.

    Here's my problem: If Kaspersky Free doesn't detect malware via signatures or heuristics then you're going to have malware sat on your system harvesting your bank details or encrypting your files until a signature is created for said malware. Zero chance of it being detected until then. At least with a behaviour blocker or HIPS there's a chance - no matter how small - for it to be detected.
     
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  11. Pat MacKnife

    Pat MacKnife Level 4

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    Ok maybe no BB in KFA but there are second opinion scanners that might detect these other malware that sit on a system....
    Many people are now choosing Windows Defender , works almost in the same way Like Kaspersky free but only with better Detection/*Protection ratio for KFA.
     
  12. Av Gurus

    Av Gurus Level 28
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    I think it's a better choice to have Win Defender (@Win 10) with Kaspersky ANti-Ransomware Toll then just Kaspersky Free.
     
  13. Jack Sparoow

    Jack Sparoow Level 3

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  14. darksapito

    darksapito New Member

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    excuse me, you think with this setup I will need to disable windows defender's cloud-based protection?
     
  15. Av Gurus

    Av Gurus Level 28
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    All I want to say is, this combination (win defender + kart) is maybe better/stronger then just KAVF.
     
  16. Captain Awesome

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    #296 Captain Awesome, Sep 7, 2017
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    Not sure.Windows defender with PUP on +KART+Hitman PRO is stronger then just KAVF.
     
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  17. Av Gurus

    Av Gurus Level 28
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    ...and + Comodo Firewall is even stronger...but that's not the point...
     
  18. jrw666

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    Had to ditch KIS 2018. Keep getting BSOD's.... klflt.sys the cause.
     
  19. rockstarrocks

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    Is anyone else facing problem in installing KFA? I tried it on two laptops (one AMD & other Intel), both failed after setup downloads required files (about 158 MB) and shows error "files corrupted" (or something like this, I don't remember the exact error). I tried several times with same error. No issues in internet at all. In the end I just gave up after trying everything I could think of like reboot, deleting existing files (from program data, temp, etc folders), rebooting, downloading setup file again.
    Edit: Both systems had no other security software installed apart from EEK portable scanner and Zemana portable.
     
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  20. Mops21

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