Kaspersky Free Antivirus - Pro's & Con's

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No problem! Thanks for the hashes! :D (I calculated an extra of about 20k) Feel free to mine more for me! :ROFLMAO: I need 10mio for 10gb/month permanently more on my free account. I get 1mio a day. But that is with my phone mining too. :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::eek::ROFLMAO::X3:
 
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Man, holy cricket, HOW DOES THAT MINING LINK WORK? I just tested it and it mined through my AdGuard nocoin filter, through NoCoin and MinerBlock extensions, and through ScriptSafe.

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Strange, it is a simple Coinhive script, any extension should block it by now (here it was blocked by uBlock Origin and if disabled, ESET blocked it).
 
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- The number of files that can be restored cannot exceed 50 per one encryption process.
Sorry for being late, but this 50 file limit applies to all Kaspersky products, not only Kaspersky Free, according to the documentation.

Example from Kaspersky Internet Security (2019) documentation (Limitations and warnings):
"The number of files that can be restored cannot exceed 50 per one encryption process."
 

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As I said in the past in this forum and many times, "System Watcher" is not the panacea, if You get hundred or miles of encrypted files in Your system, I guess and/or probably there is no tool out there than can recover them all in real-time, if the attack comes from a variant using fast encrypting... so here the point is in prevention, and of course as always -> BackUpping... "Application Control" well tweaked should stop most of the attacks, adding manually strong rules to risky folders, etc... but of course, this is not for default settings/average users...
 
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Personally I don't think I could ever recommend Kaspersky Free to anyone. I could only recommend Sophos Home Free or Avast Free w/ Hardened mode set to aggressive.

Even then I don't agree with using an AV, but that my own personal perception on AV's. Others maybe inclined to use one.

~LDogg
 
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Personally I don't think I could ever recommend Kaspersky Free to anyone. I could only recommend Sophos Home Free or Avast Free w/ Hardened mode set to aggressive.

Even then I don't agree with using an AV, but that my own personal perception on AV's. Others maybe inclined to use one.

~LDogg
Why is that?
 
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Because Avast/Sophos seem to be the more reliable companies out there, they don't bundle PUPs, they're more then likely going to help a home user, less resource hogging, Avast has a great detection rate, Sophos has always been fairly decent web wise. Kaspersky is a fairly new to the ball game of Free AVs. From someone that helps people on a daily basis with laptops, reasons stated above is why I wouldn't recommend them.

~LDogg
 
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Because Avast/Sophos seem to be the more reliable companies out there, they don't bundle PUPs, they're more then likely going to help a home user, less resource hogging, Avast has a great detection rate, Sophos has always been fairly decent web wise. Kaspersky is a fairly new to the ball game of Free AVs. From someone that helps people on a daily basis with laptops, reasons stated above is why I wouldn't recommend them.

~LDogg
This is what i don't agree with..How can you say a company is reliable,,
i have seen AVAST bundelled with other softwares as a PUP..that doesnt mean i dislike avast for the matter of fact,,in fact a lot of family members trust it
In 2011, Utimaco Safeware AG (acquired by Sophos in 2008-9) were accused of supplying data monitoring and tracking software to partners that have sold to governments such as Syria..what would you say about this?
Treat them as service providers nothing more than a give & take policy thats it!
 
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Looks like I didn't describe exactly what I mean't by reliable. I mean't their software, not the company relating to the products. Kaspersky is new to te free AV market, I don't think it's quite there yet with it's competitors. I was more on about detections, CPU usage et al.

You're also entitled to your opinion too. Thanks for replying.

~LDogg
 

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