A Question( or 2) for Kaspersky Users

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  1. Rmus

    Rmus Exploit Analyst

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    I'm helping my church library set up a new computer, and I've been looking at the Kaspersky basic AV for 1 PC:

    http://usa.kaspersky.com/products-services/home-computer-security/anti-virus/?bid=hp_B2Clinks_kav

    I've heard good comments about this program, and would like to know:

    1) It mentions "small, frequent updates," -- how often are these?

    2) "while delivering real-time, cloud-enabled protection from the latest threats." Is this the same as real time scanning? Does that slow down the PC?

    thanks,


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  2. fax

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    1) One per hour, hour and half. Sometimes less. So, ranging from 30 to 90 minutes
    2) Impossible to answer. Depends on the system. You have to try it on yours. If it was slow you would think to see major flood of complaints. Does not look like ;)
     
  3. RejZoR

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    Cloud is for reputation, detection assistance and also fingerprinting for certain stuff. Pretty much all AV's use it these days.
     
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    1) In KIS/KAV2014 every 2 hours minimum schedule, but if You run Update manually then hourly or less.
    2) Not exactly as a real time scanning -> more info:

    http://support.kaspersky.com/10245
    http://blog.kaspersky.com/ksn/
    http://ksn.kaspersky.com/en

    I don't think KSN scanning slowdown the system...
     
  5. fax

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    Some confusion... something is the reputation check (on demand) and something else is the cloud-enabled protection for latest malware.
    The latter add signature based detections (on access + on demand) that are marked as "UDS: xxx xxx xxx"
     
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  7. Rmus

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    Thanks, everyone, for the information. It's very helpful.


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