New Update Kaspersky\VPN\KSOS 21.18 & KES 12.6 betas

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This is strange, because in my environment they want a smooth AV, not a bloated heavy wanker.
Kaspersky could have kept KAV. Instead they shove their fat products in people's faces.
Should we compete with Defender? Very good. Make a similarly lightweight product.
Otherwise, let the user decide what they want. Let it be basic KAV and then the rest. This way the difference between the choices is minimal. Kaspersky Premium is a completely unnecessary product.
I think the only you can do is to get one of their business products. At least the KSOS
 

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Szellem

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I have a question:
Is what you see in the picture below normal?
Is that where Kaspersky is writing? Or is it created by Windows?
It's strange to me.
 

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I have a question:
Is what you see in the picture below normal?
Is that where Kaspersky is writing? Or is it created by Windows?
It's strange to me.
Yes, it's normal. I believe these files are related to Kaspersky's caching mechanism "iChecker and iSwift smart scan technologies". The folders you see are not deleted from System Volume Information folder even after uninstallation. They reside in every partition. You may also find a small file in those folders.
It's the same for Bitdefender and Norton.
There are ways to delete those folders/files in a non-stadard way. But you probably won't be able to delete them (at least for Kaspersky) if you for example, restore a system image (to a point before you installed Kaspersky) without uninstalling Kaspersky first.
 

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Yes, it's normal. I believe these files are related to Kaspersky's caching mechanism "iChecker and iSwift smart scan technologies". The folders you see are not deleted from System Volume Information folder even after uninstallation. They reside in every partition. You may also find a small file in those folders.
It's the same for Bitdefender and Norton.
There are ways to delete those folders/files in a non-stadard way. But you probably won't be able to delete them (at least for Kaspersky) if you for example, restore a system image (to a point before you installed Kaspersky) without uninstalling Kaspersky first.
This is not good then. Kaspersky has nothing to do with the System Volume directory. You can read it, but you shouldn't write to it, because it's the privilege of the operating system. It is created by the operating system because of system restoration. That's why I don't like it.
Or, does Windows save your Kaspersky data to the System Volume directory to restore it from there?
 
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This is not good then. Kaspersky has nothing to do with the System Volume directory. You can read it, but you shouldn't write to it, because it's the privilege of the operating system. It is created by the operating system because of system restoration. That's why I don't like it.
Or, does Windows save your Kaspersky data to the System Volume directory to restore it from there?
I don't know why they do it. But as I said, Kaspersky is not the only one. Bitdefender and Norton do it too. There must be a reason behind it but I'm not a fan of this either since they don't delete them when you uninstall the product.
 

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I don't have any info about that, but in my case, even Macrium Reflect Home has put a folder there...
 
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