KAV's new free product

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  1. Drew99GT

    Drew99GT Registered Member

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    Has anyone tried the new KAV free scanner? I tried doing an online scan and now it has this:

    http://usa.kaspersky.com/products_services/free-virus-scanner.php

    Looks like a sweet deal; free on demand only with cleaning and scheduled scanning.

    My question is, will this product give me the infamous CHDSK errors, and does it scan for everything including spyware/keyloggers?

    Thanks
     
  2. Sjoeii

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    yes
    tried it since the first beta.
    Works great
     
  3. ProSecurity

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    Aha, I see this is based on the old KAV 6 engine.
    Aren't they currently alpha/beta testing KAV8?
     
  4. Sjoeii

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    yes they are.
    This tool is something like drWeb Cureit
     
  5. Drew99GT

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    So does this one have the CHDSK issues and will it detect everything that the paid for product will? And does it have a quarantine?
     
  6. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    yep, chkdsk should still be an issue, i dont think kaspersky are working on that till version 8.

    although, i cant be too sure.
     
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    Your question is a bit inaccurate, as chkdsk 'errors' are not the issue. The primary concern with KAV 6 and 7 has been iSwift's addition of numerous ObjectIDs to the NTFS indexes. Among other things these are known to cause chkdsk to take longer to run and, in some cases, be unable to complete.

    I haven't specifically tested KAV 6 SOS, so I can't say for sure whether or not this version would cause any of those issues. However, the documentation for this product indicates that iSwift is used, so the answer to the question that you appear to be asking is "probably yes".

    http://support.kaspersky.com/sos6/ods?qid=193239261
     
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    so Is this free or what? I just downloaded says trial 23 days left
     
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    I'm currently looking to ditch the realtime protection (NOD2) and replace it with a decent ondemand only. A context-menu scan is a must with this approach, and this thing needs to be running all the time for it's context to work :p
    A no go for me...
     
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    Does it make a difference what antivirus your using to run this?:(
     
  11. rookieman

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    Sorry!I should've read it first.:'(
     
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    what the diff. with Kaspersky Virus Removal Tools ?
     
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    if chkdsk should still be an issue, i'd rather use Cureit, as it's just a complement to primary av.
     
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    I never had the chkdsk issue and I can't imagine this is the case with this tool. Because this is an on demand tool just as CureIt
     
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    +1 :thumb:
     
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    Theres always some reason a commercial AV enterprise like Kaspersky gives something like this away for free. It's reminds me of something along the lines that if it works on your machine good for you, if not, well thats the chances you take.

    So what exactly is the general concensus on this freebie scanner, is it safe enough and worth using as On-Demand or not?

    Thanks
     
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    It's safe don't worry
    It's an on demand tool with the detection strenght of Kasperky. As said earlier same idea as drWeb. No catch at all.
    Offcourse Kaspersky want to use the tool as a trigger for people who haven't used Kaspersky earlier ;)
     
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    i install this on my wife pc and it say expaired on 24 day, why expaired if is free?
     
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    Same here.
     
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    As this is based on the KAV 6 engine, are you saying that there is no difference in strength between the KAV 6, 7 and 8 engines?
     
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    If I recall correctly Kaspersky did a major rewrite a while back. I THINK it is the same engine but they have added other stuff like PDM. Vendors don't change their engines much even with new versions. New versions every year seems like marketing to get people to 'upgrade'.
     
  23. ren

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    Hello,
    No. Basically v7.0 use a new heuristic engine so it has better detection than v6.0. v8.0 use a new av core engine with part of the avz product microcode from what I understand, new format of signature database and many others things. Btw, you have to take in consideration that you are comparing a v6.0 & v7.0 release with a v8.0 alpha here.
     
  24. RejZoR

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    Their webpage is retarded. They advertise it as free solution (which in fact actually expires after ~30 days).:rolleyes:
     
  25. webster

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    The free tool is here
     
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