A typical KAV experience

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  1. QBgreen

    QBgreen Registered Member

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    Running KAV 5.0.527 on my wife's XP Home machine. Just for grins, I checked the logs and discovered a multitude of caught trojans (mostly the idiotic ebay variations) and other assorted nastitudes. If not for this superior piece of software running as well as it does, I'd be blessed with the plaintive cry of "There's something wrong with my computer"! Kudos to the good Kaspersky people. Yes, I know that there are other other very fine programs, but the power and silence of KAV has my respect. :thumb:
     
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    While it is good that Kaspersky caught malware on your system, would it not be prudent to investigate how these programs got there in the first place? No virus scanner is 100% effective, and if you allow malware an entry point at some stage you will encounter something not detectable by KAV.
     
  4. ErikAlbert

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    In your case, I would cross-examine my wife too, to make a reconstruction of her dangerous behaviour on the internet possible and then take approperiate measurements to prevent infections in the future. ;)
     
  5. Ned Slider

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    This sounds like Trojan.HTML.Fraud variants. Not sure why KAV is detecting them as trojans as they are just phishing emails (ebay) that KAV detects (and deletes).
     
  6. QBgreen

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    This would normally be my approach. I've discovered that I'm infinitely more patient with those that pay me for my knowledge than those that I'm related to! :D That's why I put KAV on her machine. Everything is maxed out and automated. She's also running ewido on access guard as well as SBKF 4.23 (paid). With this setup and being behind my network, I don't have to keep repeating myself!
     
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    LOL amazing how that works, isn't it? :D (I'm the same way at times :ninja: )
     
  8. ErikAlbert

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    I understand. Such a cross-examination on your wife might end up in a divorce.
    It depends on your priorities : a clean computer or another wife. :D
     
  9. larryb52

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    how about where kav identifies 2 files as viruses & you delete same. Than when I went to play my baseball simulation & went to print stats the program didn't work. It seems the files were false positives & now my game has to be uninstalled than reinstalled. Mind you that sounds easy but it's copy protected & not easy to remove the copy protection. One thing I consistently find with Kav is false positives...in fact after I went through that process on the game ran 6 different AV's to see if any others recognized these files as viruses. Only Kav did...
     
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    What game is this we're talking about?
     
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    When any AV tags a file(s) as malware you should always double-check with another scanner or upload to jotti's or virustotal/virus.org BEFORE taking any action and delete should be your last option!
    As mentioned, this should have been carried out BEFORE you deleted the files, particularly if you used the extended database ;)
    IME, and I have used KAV for many years, and even with the extended database, this is not a typical KAV experience.
     
  12. larryb52

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    it called stratomatic baseball...simualtion based
     
  13. Don Pelotas

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    You forgot to mention that you used the beta of Kaspersky and that the detections were made with the proactive defense and not with the AV (you actually complained that the scanner didn't pick it up) the files for which you asked for an link to submit and was then given directions on how to do this in 23 minutes and 49 minutes later said you had no interest in this and had uninstalled Kaspersky! Pretty difficult to fix issue's in a beta when the "beta tester" doesn't want to help fixing them.;)
     
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    no this just happened over the weekend on the 'purchased' release .299...I'm just saying that it needs some work & sorry I'm not as techy as it seems & FWIW the other file I deleted was attached to a restore file & I figured KISS go it right so I deleted it. After I uninstalled I waited till the official KISS was released & went with that but as stated FP's still coming up. Also I found another AV that get's it wrong too F-Secure...
     
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    Well,well,well.Imagine if she or you browsed through Sandboxie.Every session gone after deleting the sanddox after surfing.

    No need to find anything eh.

    Virii,trojans in fact all malaware gone!!!!

    Oh well,we live and learn.:)
     
  16. QBgreen

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    It's not her web surfing that I'm concerned with. Firefox is the only browser that I allow, and she only goes to a few perfectly fine sites. It's her email habits that need reigning in. She won't open any attachments unless I see them first, but we all know that **** happens. So in lieu of making myself nuttier than I already am, I installed what I feel is enough quality software to do the job without too much intervention from me.
     
  17. Mr2cents

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    I hear you QBgreen. I love the protection of kav. I've been running it over a year now. Just renewed my licence for another year yesterday. I trialed about every antivirus out there. I actually bought licence for 3 different antivirus products. Needless to say, I let the licence for the other 2 expire. ;)
     
  18. RejZoR

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    Give them away to someone. Maybe someone will put them to good use instead of them just waiting there to expire.
    I gave away ArcaVir 2005 license to some random user last year because i didn't need it anymore. If you don't feel ok to give it away to some random ppl, ask someone from your family... just a tip:D It would be a shame not to use bougt licenses...
     
  19. QBgreen

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    It's one of the few programs that always does what you expect of it! I've been running it as either a primary or secondary A/V for years. It's evolution has been very interesting, to say the least.
     
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