Kaspersky Free Antivirus Thread

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Mops21, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. Mops21

    Mops21 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Posts:
    1,502
    Location:
    Germany
  2. WildByDesign

    WildByDesign Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2013
    Posts:
    1,636
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Russian only at the moment. This should be interesting to follow, though. Thank you for sharing.
     
  3. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2008
    Posts:
    4,050
    Location:
    USA
    I remember when they had a free version 6. I think it was sponsored by AOL. I had it installed on several people's machines until they killed it off.
     
  4. entropism

    entropism Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2004
    Posts:
    331
    Yep, AOL Antivirus Essentials or something of the sort. They also supplied the engine for the crappy "Defender 10 in 1" antivirus that Target sold for like $5.
     
  5. Spokesman

    Spokesman Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2014
    Posts:
    383
    Location:
    Belgium
    So another Big player that releases a Free AV ...... also McAfee coming soon, where is Bitdefender with their Free " not yet compatible " for Win 10 ?!

    In a few months the battle of the freebies on AV-Test :)
     
  6. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2008
    Posts:
    8,030
    Location:
    Lloegyr
    Interesting ....
     
  7. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2004
    Posts:
    6,426
    Depends on how limited it'll be. I'm very interesting though.
     
  8. Yash Khan

    Yash Khan Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2011
    Posts:
    1,837
    It was Active Virus Shield I guess. It was a very good free AV of that time.
     
  9. Yash Khan

    Yash Khan Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2011
    Posts:
    1,837
    Currently it has File, Web, Mail & IM protection & Kaspersky Secure Network as per Google translate on malwaretips.
     
  10. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2005
    Posts:
    3,522
    Location:
    USA - Back in a real State in time for a real Pres
    Does it let you choose actions & add exceptions?
     
  11. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2004
    Posts:
    6,426
    So, no Proactive defense again. Hm.
     
  12. Joxx

    Joxx Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2012
    Posts:
    1,126
    The paid AV has no proactivness as well.

    I'm worried less and less about classical protection (av, sandbox) but more and more about the OS itself and open source vs proprietary, and ISPs, and ... I think I just crossed some border and find myself in paranoid territory... and you know what? It feels very nice in here .
     
  13. Yash Khan

    Yash Khan Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2011
    Posts:
    1,837
    Isn't KSN proactive protection too?
     
  14. amarildojr

    amarildojr Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2013
    Posts:
    1,989
    Location:
    Brasil
    I think this is great news.

    You could use Kaspersky's free AV, with COMODO's HIPS and Firewall settings. It's the combo of a great antivirus engine with a great firewall, Sanbox, and HIPS product, all for free :)
     
  15. Nevis

    Nevis Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2010
    Posts:
    786
    Location:
    255.255.255.255
    Yes, I agree.

    Even Paid Kaspersky AV dont have HIPS
     
  16. clocks

    clocks Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Posts:
    2,560
    Yeah it was great, except wasnt that one of the versions that permanently hosed CHKDSK. The only way to fix it was to format your hard drive. Never used a Kaspersky product again since.
     
  17. Azure Phoenix

    Azure Phoenix Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2014
    Posts:
    359
    Really? Doesn't the paid version have setting in "General" called "Perform recommended actions automatically"? I remember Kaspersky constantly making pop-ups when I disabled it. Though it might be cause I was using the Internet Security at the time.
     
  18. phalanaxus

    phalanaxus Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Posts:
    499
    Kaspersky has sth called proactive defense (kind of a BB), rollback capability and application access limit restriction if I recall correctly.
     
  19. harlan4096

    harlan4096 Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    Posts:
    113
    Location:
    Almería (Spain)
    Old Proactive Defense technology was integrated 2 years ago in System Watcher module.
     
  20. anon

    anon Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2012
    Posts:
    4,097
    o_O
    The title is misleading, imo.

    Kaspersky Free [Russian language only] Antivirus [Beta] Thread......
     
  21. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2004
    Posts:
    6,426
    I meant the System Watcher, not Proactive Defense. Is that module available in free version as well?
     
  22. harlan4096

    harlan4096 Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    Posts:
    113
    Location:
    Almería (Spain)
    Not enough info... but I guess It won't...
     
  23. Solarlynx

    Solarlynx Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Posts:
    1,916
    AFAIK free versions of Kaspersky never had any proactive protection. I think the same is here.
     
  24. harlan4096

    harlan4096 Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    Posts:
    113
    Location:
    Almería (Spain)
  25. Mops21

    Mops21 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Posts:
    1,502
    Location:
    Germany
Loading...