Windows 10: Switch to Kaspersky - Not detecting virus.
Switch to Kaspersky - Not detecting virus.
Running Win 10 and there is this file I downloaded from a shady place !
My Norton detects it as: Trogan.gen2 while Kaspersky (trial) says its clear.
I have been thinking of switching from Norton to Kaspersky but I am not sure now, as I don't know its detection rate.
Also please tellme, how built-in Anti-Banner differs/better from Third-part apps for use in IE ?
PS: My Norton is working absolutely fine and smooth - I just want ads in video from youtube to be stopped, and the built-in antibanner feature works great. I fear maybe third-party ad blocker if I use, would slow down my webpage rendition time - Please provide your inputs.
Every AV (and every security application) uses its own, unique set of databases and definitions.
So it's possible that a particular file may be detected by one AV (e.g. Norton) and not by another (e.g. Kaspersky).
Without seeing the scan logs from the 2 programs, it's impossible to provide a definitive answer to the "discrepancy" you report.
First, you might want to submit the dodgy file in question to VirusTotal for analysis HERE.
>>If you think that the detection might be a False Positive detection by Norton (not unheard of), then you might want to report it to Norton via their support site, their forum, or their in-app reporting system (if this is a feature).
>>If you think that Kaspersky is missing detection on a malicious file that it ought to detect, then you may wish to report the file to the KL virus lab, by following the advice HERE.
One other thing: I hope you are not running Norton and (even a trial version of) Kaspersky on the same system, simultaneously?
- Having more than 1 AV installed on the system at the same time (even if one is "disabled"from real-time protection) can lead to a host of performance and stability problems.
- Kaspersky products, in particular, are very twitchy about other installed AVs.
- If you wish to give KIS/KAV/KTS a fair trial period, I suggest cleanly uninstalling Norton (using the vendor's removal tool)
There is no one "best" or "right" AV choice that suits all computers, users and budgets.
If there were, there would be only 1 AV company.
Ultimately, each user must select the application that works best for him/her on his/her system.
There are many fine choices, each of which has its share of fans and detractors.
I'm new to Kaspersky, and not remotely knowledgeable on the product. Not sure what their situation in the US is.
One strength so far though for me is that their support (UK/Irish market) seems very good. They answer the phone very quickly, and the guys so far have been straight to the point and seem knowledgeable.
When I called (after a scan picked up and dealt with some nasties on my Mac after I accidentally opened a risky .docm attachment) to verify whether I needed to be concerned that anything else might be loose they instantly e-mailed a logging tool of some sort to run, and asked that I Mail it back.
Quite quickly they were back to say that everything looked OK. Presuming it wasn't some sort of charade it was impressive. Something like that might be one possible route....
by default, Kaspersky is pretty lenient on the PUPs, i.e., the things in the grey area between clean and malicious. It goes for the real malware, and leaves the other stuff pretty much alone.
If you want it to be stricter on PUPs, this link will show you how to do it, it's not hard:
How to enable riskware detection in Kaspersky Internet Security 2016
1) Are you testing AV? This line sounds like you are testing AV.
2) This line indicate your common sense is the problem. Norton Security is great in general, and many people like it.
if I had a real specific question like this, about a certain Kaspersky feature, I would post in on malwaretips.com, in the Kaspersky sub-forum. That's a good place to pick the minds of the Kaspersky geeks.
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