Windows 10: Announcing Kaspersky Free Anti-Virus

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  1. Posts : 2,096
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       29 Jul 2017 #91

    ICIT2LOL said: View Post
    Now I have used Kaspersky paid for for the last six years and lets face it you could read all sorts of crap into them collecting info/data for his home country so the same could be said for an American based AV company collecting the very same from users in Russia or what was termed the eastern block seems to me a lot of paranoia going around at the moment and again nothing is safer than you being careful whatever you use.

    One thing I might add is that Kaspersky for a long time now has NOT liked playing with MBAM in any form in fact it was one of the defining issues in my Ivy build having so many problems over the last 18 months. I should I suppose say that it out here anyway.

    Going to the blog part where Shawn sowed the distribution areas in my experience it sometimes does not always download the first or even maybe the second time so one just has to keep trying.
    I use Kaspersky antivirus and Malwarebytes & AdwCleaner offline scans with no problems. I also use Defender periodic scanning to get the best of US & Russian protection!
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  2. Posts : 17,612
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       29 Jul 2017 #92

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    Many Favorite AV solutions are from former East Block countries:

    Kaspersky is Russian.
    BitDefender is Romanian.
    Avast & AVG are from the Czech Republic.
    ESET is from Slovakia.

    And a few hated(haters will hate) are American:
    PC Matic, McAfee, Norton, Fortinet, Webroot, Windows Defender

    Sooooo.....
    Read this before commenting: AV-Comparatives AV-Vendors - AV-Comparatives


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  3.    29 Jul 2017 #93

    ICIT2LOL said: View Post
    Now I have used Kaspersky paid for for the last six years and lets face it you could read all sorts of crap into them collecting info/data for his home country so the same could be said for an American based AV company collecting the very same from users in Russia or what was termed the eastern block seems to me a lot of paranoia going around at the moment and again nothing is safer than you being careful whatever you use.

    One thing I might add is that Kaspersky for a long time now has NOT liked playing with MBAM in any form in fact it was one of the defining issues in my Ivy build having so many problems over the last 18 months. I should I suppose say that it out here anyway.

    Going to the blog part where Shawn sowed the distribution areas in my experience it sometimes does not always download the first or even maybe the second time so one just has to keep trying.
    Agreed, it's a good product, Defender has the same if not more telemetry built-in... Those that despise Kas probably come from the World Wars era.. BTW I think BitDefender rules
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  4. Posts : 349
    Windows 10 Home Version 1709 Build 16299.19
       29 Jul 2017 #94

    JohnBurns said: View Post
    Agree with you Cliff. Even tho I have had a subscription to Kaspersky, since 2016, I no longer feel safe with it considering all the discussion about the owner and his background. I know many don't trust Microsoft, but I do much more than Kaspersky. Just my preference - not a political statement.

    Windows defender made by Microsoft based in the USA works fine for me.


    Some interesting news articles from the past 24 hours:


    Kaspersky Anti-Virus Can Actually Help Spies Steal Data, Warn Researchers

    In many ways Kaspersky anti-virus tools are a boon for personal and business security. But in one rather significant way, the Russian company's security software can actually help criminal hackers and spies, researchers claimed Thursday.

    They say they've found a way to force the anti-virus products to assist snoops in pilfering data from segmented networks, those not connected to the wider internet. And Kaspersky says it isn't going to fix the problem, even though three other vendors who were found wanting in the exact same way decided to implement technical changes to make the attacks impossible.

    It comes at a time when the American intelligence community is reviewing government use of the security software over fears about it being embedded in U.S. government networks, while concerns remain over CEO Eugene Kaspersky's alleged connections to the Kremlin...

    ....SafeBreach disagreed with Kaspersky’s assessment. In particular, Klein took umbrage with Kaspersky’s suggestion that it was difficult to have the sattelite malware sent up to the cloud. “We managed to trigger Kaspersy's product easily and make it send our malware to the cloud for execution inside a sandbox with an open internet connection. It's a consistent and simple technique, so malware authors [will] have no problems incorporating it into their future versions.

    “The fact that Kaspersky is the only AV vendor out of four that responded that way is another evidence that their risk analysis is in error here.”

    Kaspersky Anti-Virus Can Actually Help Spies Steal Data, Warn Researchers


    US Congress: Products could be used for "nefarious activities against the United States,"

    A U.S. congressional panel this week asked 22 government agencies to share documents on Moscow-based cyber firm Kaspersky Lab, saying its products could be used to carry out "nefarious activities against the United States," according to letters seen by Reuters.

    The requests made on Thursday by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology are the latest blow to the antivirus company, which has been countering accusations by U.S. officials that it may be vulnerable to Russian government influence.

    The committee asked the agencies for all documents and communications about Kaspersky Lab products dating back to Jan. 1, 2013, including any internal risk assessments. It also requested lists of any systems that use Kaspersky products and the names of any U.S. government contractors or subcontractors that do so.

    Kaspersky has repeatedly denied that it has ties to any government and said it would not help any government with cyber espionage. It said there is no evidence for the accusations made by U.S. officials.

    The committee "is concerned that Kaspersky Lab is susceptible to manipulation by the Russian government, and that its products could be used as a tool for espionage, sabotage, or other nefarious activities against the United States," wrote the panel's Republican chairman, Lamar Smith, in the letters.

    Exclusive: Congress asks U.S. agencies for Kaspersky Lab cyber documents
    Last edited by tomseys; 29 Jul 2017 at 04:51.
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  5.    29 Jul 2017 #95

    Cliff S said: View Post
    A lot of paranoid Androids hereClick image for larger version. 

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    Many Favorite AV solutions are from former East Block countries:

    Kaspersky is Russian.
    BitDefender is Romanian.
    Avast & AVG are from the Czech Republic.
    ESET is from Slovakia.

    And a few hated(haters will hate) are American:
    PC Matic, McAfee, Norton, Fortinet, Webroot, Windows Defender

    Sooooo.....
    Read this before commenting: AV-Comparatives AV-Vendors - AV-Comparatives


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    Isn't there one thats German?
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  6. Posts : 17,612
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       29 Jul 2017 #96

    swarfega said: View Post
    Isn't there one thats German?
    Yes, but my point was: It shouldn't make a difference where they're from. I mean, business is business.
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  7. Posts : 349
    Windows 10 Home Version 1709 Build 16299.19
       29 Jul 2017 #97

    Recent update to review on Download.com:

    How to remove and replace Kaspersky antivirus in Windows
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  8.    29 Jul 2017 #98

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Yes, but my point was: It shouldn't make a difference where they're from. I mean, business is business.
    Indeed it shouldn't.
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  9. Posts : 2,865
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64
       29 Jul 2017 #99

    AV-Comparatives made a test in 2014, only Ahnlab and Emsisoft did not send any sensitive info.

    Is Your Antivirus Tracking You? Youd Be Surprised At What It Sends


    Bitdefender has recently helped to take down a dark webpage.
    Last edited by TairikuOkami; 29 Jul 2017 at 13:35.
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  10. Posts : 271
    Windows 10 1703 Build 15063
       29 Jul 2017 #100

    I have Kaspersky license but I uninstalled it. I guess I don't like the thought of playing Russian Roulette. LOL I am just too cautious.....
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