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  1. @Whizard So just to be clear this is how the software functions? I can request the feature via my.kaspersky.com if that is indeed the case.
  2. I want to restrict a handful of programs to a subset of my VPN adapters, this is trivially done in the Windows Firewall but Kasperskys Firewall doesn't seem to have such a capacity (Denying access to Public always blocks internet access regardless of any other settings on any other adapter). Hopefully I'm just misunderstanding something and it's not limited in this way, any help is appreciated.
  3. Is there any fix in the works? I have software licenses for both pieces of software and as I mentioned previously I use them for separate things. I'm forced into an uncomfortable situation - Use a VM for development (High performance cost makes profiling somewhat inaccurate, not to mention the setup/reimage time) or ditch KIS and use Sandboxie (Loss of the highly configurable protection KIS gives).
  4. Google Chrome uses the DNS Servers of your operating system (in turn using the ones provided via DHCP from your router), Caching/Prefetching aside it should behave no differently than another program on your PC in regards to DNS. It's not your router's fault, it's the fault of the terrible DNS servers ISP's often utilize with their services. It's one of the reasons why services like OpenDNS, Google DNS, etc. all became available. Which in turns brings up a very serious answer, from the folks at Kaspersky: https://forum.kaspersky.com/index.php?showt...t&p=2557981 You linked to that very same thread and ignored the given response. Why ask a question you have an answer too? You're essentially trying to argue against Domain Names. You'll have a hard time finding a service that doesn't use domain names. Windows Update? Those are domain names too. Let's say the server at goes down. In order to point the program at a new server you would have to roll out an application update - wait for everyone to download it (Creating some amount of unnecessary bandwidth) and then do the same again when you repaired the server. Domain Names serve a purpose, are they a risk? Yes. More reason to secure your router. I myself use a MAC/IP pairing white list as well as WPA2 protection with an appropriate key. It seems to me you were previously using your ISPs DNS servers, how can you be sure those are safe? After all if you're concerned about Kaspersky spying on you, why not your ISP? Mediacom for example does Script Injection using Deep Packet Inspection to give bandwidth warnings as well as DMCA warnings. Many other ISPs utilize such features, but can you be sure that's ALL they're doing? No. No you can't. You can't be sure Windows isn't uploading your private data to Microsoft hidden alongside windows update, you can't be sure Mozilla/Google aren't stealing your personal data alongside other encrypted traffic. You can't be sure your every single DNS request isn't being logged, and you can't be sure that the IP addresses they point to haven't already been infected or hijacked. Even Google has had their servers attacked to some degree. I'm as paranoid as anyone else. If you're concerned about DNS interception, my first question would be: Why aren't you even encrypting your DNS traffic? I.E. https://dnscrypt.org/ Not that encrypting your DNS comes remotely close to solving the problem, you can read a lot more about such things here: https://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/dns-p...fWqAIUmEl47.pdf If you'd like to don your tinfoil hat now then feel free to do so. The answer to your question was given in the thread you linked to, the only question left is whether or not you trust Kaspersky.
  5. Apologies for the Necropost, but has anything changed regarding this? I would test myself but installing Kaspersky when Sandboxie is installed can lead to a crash leaving my system in a non bootable state.
  6. I write code myself. I find the resource consumption and time of standing up a Virtual Machine incredibly unnecessary for most of what I do, the light weight visualization of sandboxie is absolutely flawless when you're writing code you do not want to permanently alter the host system (Especially considering volatility). In sandboxie it is as easy as Right Click -> Delete Contents, a VM requires to restore to a snapshot which is time consuming and unnecessary. I cannot justify the high resource cost of VMs for this purpose. Kaspersky is by FAR the MOST configurable anti-virus I've ever used (Minus the advanced features debacle) I have encountered numerous issues trying to mirror my setup with other Anti-Virus programs. Windows Defender lacks any configuration what so ever. Kaspersky is incredibly solid at using rules to prevent programs from leaking information to the web, you can create access rules on a per-application basis and assign programs the minimal amount of access to the things they need. Removing Kaspersky would be a large blow essentially removing the HIPS-like configuration we use. It's clear something needs to be done here, Sandboxie is incompatible with the overwhelming majority of AVs. It is fine to say "Malware can't touch your system" but unless you intend to implement controls to prevent data leaks it is NOT enough. I use Sandboxie as a sandbox but it is insufficient for my other needs.
  7. We must be running different applications, even portable applications I wrote myself won't run in Sandboxie unless I completely close KIS 2016. Edit: I should add that I am running Sandboxie 5.06
  8. Thank you for the quick response! Can you give any information on to why this happens (Don't be afraid to get technical, I've written operating system code myself)? Is the conflict with Kaspersky itself or is it with one of the protection components? Is a fix planned or in the works? Should I be pursuing a fix from Sandboxie or from Kaspersky?
  9. It seems to me that KIS 2016 is incompatible with Sandboxie on Windows 10. Put simply it works like this: 1. Install Sandboxie. 2. Configure and test, everything works. 3. Install KIS 2016. 4. Sandboxie is now broken, refuses to launch anything. I immediately followed up this testing pattern with other anti-virus software which of course worked flawlessly (or else I wouldn't be here). I setup a virtual machine running Windows 10 x64 and every single other AV suite I tried it with worked: Avast!, AVG, Norton Suite, Malwarebytes, and even Avira. Is there any explanation on why this is the case? OS: Windows 10 x64
  10. Thanks, very much! Unfortunately I already broke down and registered the product. I really don't want to end up having an account with every AV vendor I try over time but I suppose it's an eventuality I have to put up with. Thanks for your response though I will definitely make use of it for future activations and share it with others. Shame there isn't an easy way to disable those notifications though.
  11. That guy seems to have a different problem: He says he is already registered and is still being prompted. My problem is: I have never registered and do not wish to register but I cannot get it to leave me alone. He suggests submitting a blank registration but that doesn't even seem possible as the form says that the information is required when I attempt to move on.
  12. How do I disable the constant and annoying nagging from KIS 2015 to go and register the product? Why is there no "I don't want to register and never will" button? Why is there only "Register now" and "Remind me later"?
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