Kaspersky AV 2013 Plugins?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by RogerSC, Jan 27, 2013.

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  1. RogerSC

    RogerSC Registered Member

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    Just installed Kaspersky AV 2013, and see that it comes with these browser plugins:

    - URL Advisor
    - Virtual Keyboard
    - Content Blocker

    I've looked around for what the "Content Blocker" plugin does for me, and have found no information. Does anyone here know what this plugin does?

    I don't like to just enable plugins unless I know that they're doing something for me that I need or want done *smile*. So far, I've only enabled the "URL Advisor" plugin, and need to know more about the "Virtual Keyboard" and "Content Blocker" plugins before I enable them. The "Virtual Keyboard" thing seems to have to do with avoiding having keyloggers be able to see what you're typing. "Content Blocker" is still a mystery *smile*.

    Thanks.
     
  2. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

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    hi roger.
    I use the opera browser and most of kaspersky plugins do not work with it..
    URL advisor.
    Secure data input.
    Its the same story with comodo dragon.
    I think the content blocker is the anti banner module although im not too certain.

    Incidentally a lot of kaspersky plugins do not work with firefox immediately as they cannot keep up with the update schedule.
    Sorry i cannot be of any more help to you.
     
  3. 3x0gR13N

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    URL advisor- displays red/green/gray icons next to links in searches. Dangerous urls will be blocked regardless of the plugin, so it's pretty useless.
    Virtual keyboard- enables better website compatibility for Virtual keyboard input.
    Content blocker- retroactively checks already loaded websites against new cloud data.

    The only remotely useful plugin from the above is the Virtual keyboard plugin.
     
  4. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

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    Thank you very much for that clarification.:thumb:
     
  5. RogerSC

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    Thanks very much. It was confusing, since I see more interesting stuff under the Web AV tab in Settings. Guess I'll just ignore them and go with the base product. Don't need more semi-useful browser overhead *smile*.
     
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    Also, their plugins never work with the latest version of Firefox. Every update, the plugins are broken and by the time they update them, a newer firefox version si out. that is the reason I stopped using my KAV license
     
  7. The Red Moon

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    That is not the fault of kaspersky its the fault of mozilla for such an insane update schedule.:gack:
     
  8. lodore

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    I agree it is mozilla's fault. I hope kaspersky do what other vendors have done and make their products without browser plugins.
    I wish google didn't start the rapid browser versions.
     
  9. The Red Moon

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    What annoys me with firefox is with every major update you have to uninstall and re-install the new version.
    Comodo dragon on the other hand updates internally without any need for uninstalling.o_O
     
  10. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    yes i know man

    but why does Bitdefender's reputation system work on Firefox or Chrome without installing any add-ons no matter what update we were on? Kaspersky should learn from them
     
  11. The Red Moon

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    Well the kaspersky plugins are not really needed actually.
    Any malicious domains will be blocked.

    I use wot and trafficlight so i dont need the URL advisor.
    I can get the virtual keyboard manually so not a problem.
     
  12. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    to be honest with you, I never EVER used them, I just don't like the idea of having a product that is missing on of its functions that's all
     
  13. The Red Moon

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    Yes but that was explained earlier in this thread,.:eek:
     
  14. ambient_88

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    Same here. I want to be able to enable/disable a function at will.
     
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