Kaspersky Personal PRO 5.0 Released !!!

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  1. ncs

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  2. RejZoR

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    Hm got to test this thing :)
     
  3. Sisko

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    Big disappointment for me :
    Scanning of Network Drive is not allowed in this version

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    It's impossible to scan the network objects with this version of the product
    Sisko
     
  4. tazdevl

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    Given how things went last time with Personal, I'm waiting until the MP comes out before I even consider pulling the trigger on this.
     
  5. BlueZannetti

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    I have to say I'm more than a little puzzled at the timing of this release.

    KAV WS 5.0 started beta testing at the start of June, went through two cycles, and then yielded a release candidate in late August. During this time I can't recall a public beta of KAV 5.0 Personal Pro. Now, there seems to be a fair amount of similarity between KAV 5.0 WS and PP, so I more or less assumed that KAV 5.0 PP would appear more quickly after KAV 5.0 WS than KAV 5.0 WS appeared after KAV 5.0 Personal. Yet, the current release product for the business optimal segment is KAV 4.5.0.104, even though it is the only one of these two to have gone through the full wring-out of a public beta test. I'm not about to tell KL how to run their operation, but this does seem a bit, well..., strange, for lack of a better term.

    Blue
     
  6. Socio

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    I am downloading it now!

    From what I understand Pro is Kaspersky's top AV product between Personal, WS and Pro so why would you want WS when you can have Pro?
     
  7. Infinity

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    can someone please show me some screenies...:lol
     
  8. BlueZannetti

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    You're correct in rough positioning, but my answer is simple - multiple license discount structure. 5 licenses, current renewal cost ~ $24/seat at this level (well, that's what I paid when I renewed).

    The 5.0 WS beta's looked close to Pro in functionality, while the 4.5 level is more similar to Personal. Both WS versions have network support - seemingly missing in the current 5.0 Pro release.

    Blue
     
  9. tazdevl

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    Blue, any idea of a place where you can buy and individual license of WS?
     
  10. BlueZannetti

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    From Ice Systems. They are the reseller I use. Excellent service. Willing to step up when KL support has one of their very infrequent bad days (yes - it can happen). I originally bought 4, added 1, renewed with a 5-pack to synchronize everything. According to the site, it looks like it is still available in units of 1 for the same cost as KAV Personal. Drop them an e-mail - very easy folks to deal with.

    Blue
     
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    Is KAV5 any faster? Main reason I dont use it.
     
  13. Socio

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    Kudos to Kaspersky on this new version!

    So far it does not seem buggy at all which had me a tad bit worried after reading others posts. It has a new interface like Personnel 5 making navigation a breeze, and I really like the real time macro scanner. Also after I did a full system scan with Pro it even found a hidden Trojan called Trojan Dopper.win32 agent.bd that Personnel 5 never found! I think we may have the new king of antivirus software with Pro 5!
     
  14. richrf

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    Hi all,

    Any place I can trial 4.5.104. I am looking to replace NAV (because I don't like their infrequent update policy). It seems to be the only version that gets uniform praise - I think. Too many unanswered questions on the KAV user forum concerning 5.0 Pro. Currently I testing a trial version of McAfee. Right now I am working with a dat file that is 4 days old. This seems to be too long to me, but I may be mistaken. KAV seems to update more frequently. Would I be missing any key features if I went with 4.5.104 instead of 5.X?

    Thanks,
    Rich
     
  15. ninja_style

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    yeap, same here, after I did a full system scan, it found a virus that was never detected by the non-pro version.
     
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    I am not sure if it's any faster, but it might by just a bit, but it still takes long to scan files, it's worth it for me though :).
     
  17. halcyon

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    Does the ADS feature still default to on during install?
     
  18. panic

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    I'm with halcyon:I want to know about the ADS feature, and if they've done away with it (or allow you to disable it). Just got through stripping the ADS files from dozens of photos, files, MP#'s, etc., using TDS-3. I had tried KAV 5.0 trial, and one day later read about the ADS issue. Too late! Besides the files above, every Windows file, every application file, EVERYTHING had ADS attached! I don't like it a bit!
     
  19. panic

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    Oh, and by the way, everything opened just a little bit slower than before. Was this KAV checking for virus's, or adding the ADS?
     
  20. richrf

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    Hi panic,

    I was also turned off to KAV after having the same issues with ADS. I think that they have addressed the issue, but I haven't seen a clear answer on the KAV user forum. If I were to guess, it will be a little while before the product really stablizes and I have to make a decision within the next couple of weeks since my NAV subscription is expiring. McAfee 9 is running fine on my machine, but I am only getting weekly updates which is a bit unnerving. However, I am not comfortable with the stability of KAV 5.0. I am going to try to find a trial copy of 4.5.104 and see if that works well enough. It is not clear to me at this point what I would be losing, if anything, if I went with the older version - assuming that I can still purchase it somewhere.

    Rich
     
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    Hi Rich

    I am puzzled by your post, mainly:
    Would you care to elaborate ? I have used 5.0 since it came out and have not seen any unstabillity or issue's with ads (and yes i have read most of the FUD thread's ;) ), infact in has been amazingly stabil on both my setup's (850 AMD Duron+AMD Athlon 3200). :)

    I don't think a trial of 4.5.104 is available, but you can download a copy from the Kaspersky ftp server and buy a key from the official site , it will work with both 4.5 and 5.0 as Kaspersky sell's a one year service, not a version.

    BTW. in the latest 5.0 beta you can choose to not install The Ichecker and IStream technologies, if you so wish.
    Beta release notes:
    Please don't take this as a negative post Rich, i am really just a little puzzled. :)

    Regards
     
  23. kfkjdfjdkjf

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    Don, the ADS tags bloat the system restore points causing it to eventually shut down and delete all of the points.
     
  24. Mele20

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    My link above your post is to a 30 day trial of KAV 4.5.104.
     
  25. Sisko

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    The technology that use ADS is iStreams(tm) in KAV 5.0.


    By Default KAV 5.0 Personal Pro use iStreams and then create ADS. There is no option during install to disable it. there is an option to disable it in both Real Time scan and On Demand Scan.

    The Maintenance Pack 2 (MP2) for KAV Personal 5.0 (not pro) is in beta testing now and have the option to disable iStreams during the setup but not after in the options !

    Sisko
     
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