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Title: Kaspersky Free
Post by: MikeW on July 28, 2017, 03:35:10 PM
Kaspersky Free AV - https://www.kaspersky.com/blog/kaspersky-free-goes-global/17811/

I installed it today and it seems to be playing with Malwarebytes nicely. So far.
Title: Re: Kaspersky Free
Post by: plodr on July 29, 2017, 02:37:09 PM
For those looking for a free av, here are the specs:
Processor: 1 GHz or higher
Memory (RAM): 1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
800 MB free space on the hard drive
Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 8 or higher
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 or higher
Microsoft Windows 102 Home / Pro / Enterprise3
Microsoft Windows 8 & 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise / 8.1 update3
Microsoft Windows 7 Starter / Home Basic & Premium / Professional / Ultimate – SP1 or higher3
Microsoft Windows Vista® Home Basic & Premium / Business / Enterprise / Ultimate – SP1 or higher3
Microsoft Windows XP Home / Professional (32-bit) SP3 or higher / Professional (64-bit3) SP2 or higher4
Title: Re: Kaspersky Free
Post by: hayc59 on July 30, 2017, 09:03:33 PM
well this for some reason will not install on my XP Pro machine
gets almost done and a pop-up pops and says something strange and then 'rolls' back the install.weird
Title: Re: Kaspersky Free
Post by: plodr on July 31, 2017, 02:02:01 PM
I only have .NET 4, a requirement, installed on one computer so I can't use it.
Title: Re: Kaspersky Free
Post by: MikeW on July 31, 2017, 03:34:49 PM
As plodr has noted check if you have Net 4 or above. I have net 4.5 and so far I am impressed with the performance.
Title: Re: Kaspersky Free
Post by: hayc59 on August 02, 2017, 06:58:57 AM
I only have .NET 4, a requirement, installed on one computer so I can't use it.
where would I check this??
Title: Re: Kaspersky Free
Post by: MikeW on August 02, 2017, 07:11:58 AM
under programs

Title: Re: Kaspersky Free
Post by: plodr on August 02, 2017, 01:14:14 PM
Or, I use a small program from RaymondCC NET version checker that I have on a USB stick
https://www.raymond.cc/blog/how-to-check-what-version-of-microsoft-net-framework-is-installed-in-computer/
Title: Re: Kaspersky Free
Post by: hayc59 on August 02, 2017, 03:17:48 PM
Or, I use a small program from RaymondCC NET version checker that I have on a USB stick
https://www.raymond.cc/blog/how-to-check-what-version-of-microsoft-net-framework-is-installed-in-computer/
Thank you....downloaded hit the exe to run it aand webroot wiped off the face othe planet?? :)

ok disabled webroot for this download all good and see image
so if I am ok why will Kaspersky Free not install?
Title: Re: Kaspersky Free
Post by: hayc59 on August 02, 2017, 03:46:57 PM
Here is the error pop I get when 3/4 way of install
Title: Re: Kaspersky Free
Post by: winchester73 on August 02, 2017, 05:06:43 PM
If memory serves, Kaspersky will object if you have another anti-virus installed.  It will automatically remove some incompatible software, but some have to be manually removed.

If so, have you uninstalled Webroot and run the trace removal tool?



Edit:  http://support.kaspersky.com/12965

Quote
During the installation Kaspersky Free finds incompatible software and offers to remove it automatically: Webroot AntiSpyware Client 3.5, Webroot AntiSpyware Client 3.5.1.5088, Webroot AntiSpyware Client 3.5.1.5118, Webroot Internet Security Essentials 6.0 / Webroot AntiVirus and AntiSpyware

Before the installation of Kaspersky Free, remove this incompatible software manually: Webroot SecureAnywhere, Webroot Software 7.0
Title: Re: Kaspersky Free
Post by: hayc59 on August 02, 2017, 08:15:04 PM
Will try it again

Nope..same error comes up with all webroot uninstalled
Title: Re: Kaspersky Free
Post by: winchester73 on August 02, 2017, 09:49:09 PM
Maybe try the KAV removal tool, reboot, and try again?

https://www.kaspersky.com/downloads/thank-you/free-virus-removal-tool
Title: Re: Kaspersky Free
Post by: Corrine on August 02, 2017, 10:09:08 PM
Why not try it on your Windows 7 laptop instead of XP?
Title: Re: Kaspersky Free
Post by: Aaron Hulett on August 02, 2017, 10:13:20 PM
I believe that's a network driver - do you have anything interesting software-wise monitoring network traffic?

A thread I saw at Kaspersky's forums also recommends using the remover, and doing that solved things. Not sure if that'll work here, but worth a try.

As an aside, I find my Surface 3 seems a little faster using this.
Title: Re: Kaspersky Free
Post by: hayc59 on August 03, 2017, 05:21:25 AM
will give it a try..then I am done with it!!

Why not try it on your Windows 7 laptop instead of XP?
Loaded and running like a smoothy!!

I believe that's a network driver - do you have anything interesting software-wise monitoring network traffic?

A thread I saw at Kaspersky's forums also recommends using the remover, and doing that solved things. Not sure if that'll work here, but worth a try.

As an aside, I find my Surface 3 seems a little faster using this.
Nothing I am aware of..and thank you all for your help
Title: Re: Kaspersky Free
Post by: hayc59 on August 03, 2017, 05:32:03 AM
well now ran the tool and got a bonus a free virus scan!! think I will
keep that sucker

Correct link for removal :)
-http://media.kaspersky.com/utilities/ConsumerUtilities/kavremvr.exe
Title: Re: Kaspersky Free
Post by: MikeW on August 04, 2017, 12:28:07 PM
Having given it a run, didn't like the constant reports about Certificates.  I have gone back to MSE.
Title: Re: Kaspersky Free
Post by: hayc59 on August 04, 2017, 01:44:23 PM
Having given it a run, didn't like the constant reports about Certificates.  I have gone back to MSE.

Definitely not worth all the hassles!!  ;)
Title: Re: Kaspersky Free
Post by: Corrine on August 04, 2017, 03:01:07 PM
What certificate reports were you getting?
Title: Re: Kaspersky Free
Post by: MikeW on August 04, 2017, 04:19:19 PM
Site I use on a regular basis for instance Canon cameras ebay UK and so on.

It seems I was not alone, as others on the forum were reporting the same. There did not seem to be a common fix.
Title: Re: Kaspersky Free
Post by: techie on August 04, 2017, 05:39:36 PM
Having given it a run, didn't like the constant reports about Certificates.  I have gone back to MSE.

I quickly removed it for the same reason. I as well don't like a nag popup screen telling me to give my email address, to register.

It definitely doesn't play well with Certificates, email and web.
Title: Re: Kaspersky Free
Post by: plodr on August 05, 2017, 01:21:01 PM
I've seen posts on other forums where people were disgusted with the popups to register and buy the paid version. They ended up removing it.

A popup occasionally to support something is okay but every time you turn on the computer. That would be too annoying to me. I don't keep the computers on 24 x 7. We shut down at then end of the day.
Title: Re: Kaspersky Free
Post by: techie on August 11, 2017, 10:21:10 PM
I guess they forgot to fix the certificate issue in the free version. Google and Google Mail were one of the certificates failing.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/01/04/kaspersky_fixing_serious_certificate_slip/