Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by KAVcurious, Oct 16, 2005.
Where can I download KAV 2006 beta?
Here:http://forum.kaspersky.com/index.php?showtopic=5314, but i would wait until a more tested beta is released, the official beta is schedule for release in the next 2-4 weeks.
Planned date of official beta is 01/11/2005
The newest version has been the most stable by far on my computer. I can actually use it.
I've been running the beta's since build 203, and I haven't been back to 5.0 since. KAV2006 is proving to be a real sweetheart.
Both KAV and KIS beta's were posted a few days ago over on Betanews.
But these are still the pre-betas.
The first OFFICIAL beta is, as grnic stated, released at the beginning of next month
Wow, then I am impressed. I have been using both for a few months with very little problems. The two releases before this I had to shut off KAV right after bootup, then start it up again or would lose internet connection.
All seems well now. Am using KIS and like the proactive defence.
When is the official release due? i assume it wont be until 2006 .
I am starting to really like Kaspersky, old versions used to slow my machine down to an unusable crawl. Dont know what it is but this latest version is fantastic and seems almost as light as my old mcafee enterprise.
Depending on how well the beta testing goes, KAV and KIS 2006 are due for release in January, 2006.
Build 222 is out now.
It's lighter and faster too.
I don't normally put any beta software on my PC. I have been very tempted to try KAV beta 2006, but have held out so far. I'm just curious as to how user friendly it is. How easy is it going to be to configure for the noob or guy who just knows enough to use an AV? If it's easy to configure like KAV 2005,that will be great. If KAV makes it too difficult, that won't be good.
Very easy, you basicly only have to configure the updater to your prefered interval, it can be configured all the way down to every 5 minutes.
All the rest is pre-configured to a recommended level of security/speed (& to alert you in case of detection) and should not be changed unless you have specific needs, it's more configurable than 5.0 in almost all respects at the same time. The first official beta is very close and will most likely be released within the next 4-5 days.
Thank you. That is good to hear.
Don Pelotas is right.
Totally user-friendly interface.
I just downloaded kav 2006 pre beta. I really like all the new features, and configuability. Only one problem. My cpu stayed maxed out at 100% I thought it may have been conflicting with boclean...so I shut boclean down.
Cpu still stayed maxed out at 100%. I even exited kav, and cpu still stayed maxed out at 100% I thought, must be a bad install. So, I uninstall it. Clean the registry with regseeker, and ultra wincleaner. Reboot, backup the registry with "winrescue" Then I made sure all programs were shutdown. I even shut down the firewall. Did a reinstall. Same results. Cpu stays maxed out at 100%.
So it's back to kav 5.0 personal for me right now. Will try again when it's out of beta. Should have listened to Don. I'm on an older system. "Windows me" 700 mhz intel celeron proccessor. and 192 mb of ramm. Kav 5.0 runs great on my computer
In my own testing, there can be conflicts if you are running any other applications which provide various forms of proactive defense (i.e. registry protection and so on).
Disabling this module within KIS/KAV does not, in my experience, resolve the conflict. However, doing a Custom install in which the Proactive Defense module is not installed does remedy the conflict. This does actually make sense.
In my own case, the KAV/KIS 2006 Proactive module conflicts with SafenSec. KAV/KIS 2006 installed without the Proactive module coexists just fine with SafenSec.
In my case, I would custom install KAV 2006 and use SafeNSec. The new version 2, due in a few weeks time, looks very promising
Blue, does this incompatibility include Process Guard, OnlineArmor and RegDefend?
Is the problem of the HTTP scanner that was noticed back in the day with earlier builds fixed in the newest 184.108.40.206a? Is everything working on it or is there a need to custom install? I mean I have PG, RegDefend, RegRun Gold, Online Armor, and Look'N'Stop installed, so would I need to disable the installation of the proactive defense if I trial this new beta?
The official beta1 will be released tomorrow. Whether you will be able to run the proactive defense with all the other proactive tools you, i think so, but will you need all that? I think PG could be a bigger issue actually, i had issue's with it in earlier builds and have been waiting for the new version of PG which is "just around the corner", i hear.
Blackcat, exactly as I have been running. I prefer the less frequent alerts of SnS.
I haven't run SafenSec with either PG or Online Armor. When I was running it with RegDefend, there were no problems, just double requests for approval on the SnS flagged registry changes. I had that configuration with SnS version 1.1. Not sure what the outcome would be with version 2.0.
I was also running the KIS 2006 beta with the SnS 2.0 beta. In that instance, I also had unchecked Network Activity in SnS since I was using the KIS firewall primarily for that function. I don't know if that addressed an incompatibilities, I simply went to that from the start due to the duplication of function.
The specific configuration that I am testing was made up of BOClean/KIS (Proactive Defense not installed)/SafenSec for my entire security complement. Despite there being two betas in this mix, it's been a very stable trio of applications, extremely light on resource footprint (KL has obviously done a substantial amount of work with this upcoming release to lessen the impact on system responsiveness), and it has dealt with everything I've thrown at it with all three applications at various points actively killing off or flagging malware processes/activities/events and/or files. So yes, I have run into specific circumstances in which all three components have been needed and were used.
My experience with KAV2006 has been that it will BSOD with Process Guard and System Safety Monitor when logging out and when using either of them to block a program from running.
Disabling KAV2006's Proactive Defense used to provide a workaround but the more recent builds appear to have worsened this conflict.
As mentioned above, in my experience I had to go with the custom install and not install the Proactive Defense module since simple disabling of Proactive Defense did not resolve the conflict. This is my basic install recommendation for anyone looking at KIS and using an application which will compete in this specific functionality. In my case, I only suffered major slowdowns and system stalls. I can imagine the outcome could be much worse given the proper combination of circumstances, hence my recommendation.
Funny I've been running KAV2006 beta with PG,OA beta's, S'n's Beta's and Regdefend, and only problem I've had is horribly long boot time, since they fixed some bug in 218. Only thing that seems to stop it is disabling File Antivirus. I tried Blue's suggestion and reinstalled without Proactive Defense, but it didn't make a difference. Hopefully after Beta release they will fix it.
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