kaspersky free

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Blomberg1985, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    I tried downloading the latest version but can't find it even on the site it has the same version number as the one I have installed already.
     
  2. Victek

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    Cheater Said, "I tried downloading the latest version but can't find it even on the site it has the same version number as the one I have installed already."
    Hello Cheater, after you download and run it for a while, you please comment on how you like it ?.
    Regards
     
  4. trjam

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    I just added to both computers and am extremely pleased. Very light. This is a keeper
     
  5. cruelsister

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    Also, the boot time protection by K Free is quite strong, both for persistent malware as well as forked processes.
     
  6. mekelek

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    you guys got a really good dynamic module in exchange for having no options
    that's a damn good deal...
     
  7. clocks

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    Will you be testing Kaspersky Free?
     
  8. cruelsister

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    I've given up videos for the foreseeable future (unless something dramatic, like the End of the Known World happens).
     
  9. clocks

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    ah, ok.
     
  10. Victek

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    Glad to see you haven't completely ruled it out...:argh:
     
  11. Chuck57

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    She will be back better than ever, to save us from that End of the Known World debacle.
     
  12. BobH44AZ

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    I was looking forward to your opinion on Kaspersky Free, hope you will return soon.
     
  13. Rasheed187

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    What do you mean with forked processes, can you give an example of how KAV Free stopped them?
     
  14. cruelsister

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    R- Before I answer, please understand a few things:

    1). I am no Fan Girlof K as I question (Hate) its use on Governmental systems;
    2). I don't do videos anymore ( so I can't visually demonstrate the below- not that I could link to my video on Wilders anyway...)
    3). KF is a traditional AV- don't expect it to detect true zero-day stuff (like ransomware or KillDisk's).

    That being said, I utilized a testbed of various malware (Worms, WMI malware, Powershell malware, Botnets, JScript info stealers, etc. This included some Forked processes, a few svchost, mshta, regvr32, as well as a scrcons) that all had nasty persistence mechanisms. I then infected a system with them all, then installed K Free. After a reboot or two I did a Quick Scan. Allowing to remediate what it found I rebooted the system and did analysis. All was clean.

    K is without any doubt among the top 10% when it comes to Time to Definition for Zero-Day malware, and has (since 2017- and I never even received even a email thanking me) boot time protection. It also totally eradicated all of the stuff that I typically throw against an AV.

    Quite simply, KF outperformed all other freeware traditional AV solutions, and as it can also co-exist quite nicely with Cruel Comodo (best practice is to install KF first; CF is there to protect against true zero-day thingies) one would be remiss in not considering it.
     
  15. Victek

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    Thanks for the many details. :thumb: By the way does "Cruel Comodo" refer to Comodo Firewall configured to your recommended specs?
     
  16. Nightwalker

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    Thanks for the post, really interesting insights there.

    About the number 3, I respectfully disagree because Kaspersky's System Watcher (behavior blocker) is very powerful against zero-day malware, more so against ransomware or KillDisks; it can actually reverse the encryption, restore damaged files and Windows settings.

    System Watcher is very good against exploits too, it can enforce some kind of ASLR protection and can control executable files startup (great against "office downloaders"), attempt to download files and Powershell abuse.

    I know that a experienced black hat can bypass "anything", but Kaspersky is far from being useless against true zero day malware (like most of its competitors are); in my experience there isnt anything like Kaspersky for home users if you consider protection x system performance x false positives (great researchers there) x ease of use, it is in a league of its own.
     
  17. cruelsister

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    Vitek- Yeah, CF at my settings (minimum Pain, maximum Gain).

    Nightwalker- Trust me, my cat can bypass K free.
     
  18. BobH44AZ

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    Cruelsister,
    Thank You for information.
    Regards,
     
  19. cruelsister

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    Hey Guys- my above comment regarding bypass might be a bit too much (let me slide- I had just flew in to where I am and was a bit cranky). In reality K Free (v 19) is excellent and will (for some unknown malware) catch them AFTER they run and will Rollback various changes. It is actually quite impressive (it pains me to admit that, but sometimes one must call a Spade a Spade).

    However make no mistake- K Free is not K Paid, and should not expected to be. As an example, being bored to Tears on my flight I re-coded an InfiniteTears ransomware file and ran it against both KF19 as well as K paid. Although neither had a definition against it, K Paid prevented any encryption (Application Control to the Rescue) whereas K Free, although eventually stopping the encryption process, did let stuff get trashed.

    But this in no way should diminish how one views KF19. For the freebies, only Qihoo stopped the ransomware; but on my Testbed trial KF easily outperformed Qihoo. The others just sucked.
     
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  20. Gandalf_The_Grey

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    Does it make sense to add something like NoVirusThanks OSArmor to the combination of Kaspersky Free and Comodo Firewall or does that needlessly complicate things?
     
  21. cruelsister

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    No, that would be total overkill. K free will prevent the vast majority of malware that one may come across. To discuss what will happen with a true zero day sample (taking my ransomware as an example), let's consider that the user first installs K free, then CF at my settings:

    1). Installation- First off, CF will block the Kaspersky Secure Connection module (ksde.exe). This is probably due to KF19 not being generally available from the Kaspersky main site (a download from there still will result in KF19. But whatever, just change it to Trusted and you are Golden. One may also see that avpulmain.exe is sandboxed on KF update

    2). On boot note that KF will both evaluate what is running in RAM as well as looking for malware sitting innocuously on the system. For example, I plopped a Locky C in my downloads folder (had to do this with KF disabled) and rebooted the system. On boot KF saw and deleted that file. This is very good, but be prepared for a bit of initial sluggishness on System Start.

    3). Zero-day stuff- Taking the ransomware I mentioned previously (that Ophelia coded), running this will not result in a peep from KF (nor any other product) but will yield a CF popup that the file was Contained, and a Windows popup that the file cannot be run- as well as the file being deleted. This would be due solely to Comodo.

    So quite frankly I do not see a reason for complicating things with any further security addons- KF has excellent protection against known malware, and CF will catch KF when it Falls (by killing true zero-day stuff).

    ps- One really doesn't need the HIPS with this setup unless One likes to be annoyed by popups.
     
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  22. bjm_

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    FWIW ~ I couldn't get sandboxie'd browser to run with Kaspersky Free on-board.
    Just me?
     
  23. cruelsister

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    If you are using KF+CF, why do you want to sandbox the browser?
     
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    ....did not try to run KF + CF + Sboxie. I tried KF and I run Sboxie.
    Thanks
     
  25. Gandalf_The_Grey

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    Thanks :thumb: The problem with visiting forums like this one is that you see so many apps and easily become the victim of overkill. :D
     
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