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KIS Advanced Disinfection Technology Question + 2 more


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#1 chiiibill

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 01:39 PM

1) Adv. Disinfection Tech is checked by default but they 'warn' you that it really stresses the system. Recommend keeping it running? Laptop is pretty 'solid' stresswise.

 

2) Don't see 'block PUPs" option.  In Threats and Exclusions I checked (unchecked by default) "Detect Other S/W That Can Be Used By Intruders...".  Is that the KIS PUP blocker?

 

3) I see that Emsisoft, Eset and Kaspersky are justifiably very popular. Wondering why Bitdefender (like BIS), even though it receives excellent 3rd party test results, is so much less popular?

 

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 03:03 PM

Hi:

 

It would help us to better and more specifically answer your questions if we knew which Kaspersky product (KAV/KIS/KTS) and which version (2016 or 2017)...

 

...but, generally speaking:

 

1) Yes, I suggest that you leave it enabled.  The default settings are a balance between protection and performance.  The "Advanced Disinfection" technology is proprietary, so there is not alot out there about it.  But, unless you have an older system with old, slow hardware, it's best to leave that setting enabled.  On a modern system with decent hardware, one should not notice any performance impact from leaving that default setting enabled.

Here is one article about the feature (from an ENTERPRISE product version support page) that explains a bit about it:

http://support.kaspersky.com/learning/courses/kl_102.98/chapter2.2/section3

 

2) Yes. Having said that, most of the AVs are not very strong when it comes to detecting PUPs (or zero-day/zero-hour malware, either).  The anti-malware programs, such as MBAM Premium, are better in those niches.  That's why many security experts and advanced home users follow a "best practice" of running real-time anti-malware protection alongside their AV.

 

3) There is no one "best" AV that suits all computers, users, or budgets.  The AV comparatives must be taken in context and with a grain of salt.  My own personal observation as a frequent visitor at several security fora is that BD seems to suffer from more than its share of false positives, compatibility problems with other security apps (especially Malwarebytes Anti-Malware) and perhaps other issues.  But that is only my subjective opinion based on my own observation of reports at computer support sites.  Having said that, no AV is perfect and BD is probably as fine a choice as any other AV.

 

MM

 

 



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Posted 30 October 2016 - 04:15 PM

Your detailed reply is very much appreciated.

Only mentioned KIS in the subject. Should have mentioned it in content along with 2016. my apologies.

 

re: PUPS- I have MBAM Pro running so I guess that  helps.

 

Will check out the link. thanks again.



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Posted 30 October 2016 - 04:20 PM

...re: PUPS- I have MBAM Pro running so I guess that  helps...

Yes it does. BTW...t's now called MBAM Premium.

Malwarebytes has an aggressive PUP Policy and has been in the forefront to educate product users and blog readers.To learn more about PUPs and how you get them, please read: About those Toolbars and Add-ons - Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
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Posted 30 October 2016 - 04:57 PM

Thanks, once again, quietman7. Nice links. Have my bedtime reading all set.



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Posted 30 October 2016 - 05:07 PM

You're welcome...enjoy your reading.
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Posted 31 October 2016 - 12:17 PM

Someone mentioned to me that this may have significant impact on system. Anyone familiar with this issue?

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 12:58 PM

Hi: I see no negative performance impact on my systems, but I have robust hardware. Unless you are on a really old, slow system, and/or you overclock or game, I doubt it would impact yours, either. But you can always try it both ways and see. MM

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 03:46 PM

Sometimes you have to experiment. Everyone's system is different and what works for one person may not work as well for another.
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Posted 31 October 2016 - 09:37 PM

Thanks both.



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Posted 01 November 2016 - 07:15 AM

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