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Windows 7: Kaspersky

17 Apr 2011   #1
ZenixNet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Kaspersky

My friend has Kaspersky as his antivirus; I've always been under the impression that it's HORRIBLE. That impression became certain when I looked at this computer and Kaspersky said he had 44 viruses. I didn't believe Kaspersky so I ran Malwarebytes (after I had to make Kasperky unblock the .exe because it said it was a Trojan). Malwarebytes returned nothing. Next I ran Microsoft security essentials, again kaspersky thought it was a Trojan so I had to unblock). MSE returned nothing. I also ran AVG and Trend Micro with the same results. I then did a clean install on that computer (there request) and installed Kaspesrky, on a clean install it said it had 65 infections.

Why did Kaspersky make up all this junk about infections? Has this ever happened before? Also, Kaspersky did the almost the same thing on about 5 of their other computers, and all my antivirus found nothing.


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17 Apr 2011   #2
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'm guessing Kaspersky are wanting them to keep their subscription by fear. If MSE says it's clean, then I'd trust that as clean, especially if AVG agreed. Are you sure it's really Kaspersyky and not some company trying to sell fake antivirus?
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17 Apr 2011   #3
ZenixNet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

They said it's kaspersky, and they had the box. I don't think a company could get away with making a fake CD, box, program, and and all that.
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17 Apr 2011   #4
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well some fake windows 7 discs have apparently been floating around eBay, but yeah I suppose physical fake antivirus discs would be a bit far fetched
Apparently kaspersky has a higher detection rate than most, but given that you ran it on a clean install I guess it's just trying to be too over-protective
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17 Apr 2011   #5
ZenixNet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

The majority of infections were "riskware" which I've never heard of.
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17 Apr 2011   #6
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Apparently riskware is standard applications that have security flaws. By that definition though, Microsoft Windows could be considered riskware given the amount of security flaws found in it (but I'm sure just as many would be found in other operating systems if they had the userbase for crackers/hackers to bother)
So yeah, sounds like Kaspersky is being incredibly over-cautious.
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17 Apr 2011   #7
ZenixNet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

It was pretty annoying to work on there computer, I plug in a flash drive "INFECTION!" I run MSE "INFECTION!" I run Malware "INFECTION!" I put in Win XP disc, "INFECTION!"
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17 Apr 2011   #8
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yeah, it can get annoying like that
So long as you're sure that it's clean, then it's just being far too over the top with it's reactions.
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19 Apr 2011   #9
Lloydday

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate, Server 2008 R2, Ubuntu 8.04 & 10.04 LTS Server
 
 

Well by defauly KIS2011 doesn't stop me running Malwarebytes or SUPERAntispyware and it certainly has never acted as you describe.
Have you got a screenshot of the riskware?
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19 Apr 2011   #10
baxxter

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 Bit
 
 

kaspersky have a hight detection and it also haev hight false positive !
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