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  1. I have the same problem. I have a default install. This is all recent and it cannot guarantee your domain name on Thunderbird. I get the same message for legit sites that are proclaimed safe when I check with the Kaspersky domain checker. I am fed up. I have uninstalled kaspersky. After all these years of loyal custom Kaspersky 19 throws up false positves which I cannot stop despite marking them allowed under settings. Very disappointing yet AV comparatives show that Kaspesrky has zero false positves in tests.
  2. These false positives are happening far too often. What's going on? What's changed? This is a real pain. I have uninstalled Kaspersky and tested 3 other AV suites. Only Kaspersky reports dangerous sites that are not dangerous. These are not isolated cases. This is an endemic problem related to Kaspersky. I've been a loyal user for many years. These false positives have only recently come up. Why?
  3. I've had false positives on 3 sites, one of which is my domain name provider. When I run the website url through the Kaspersky website check, they are all flagged as legit. I've given up because the sites report no one else has reported this problem. I bet your site is flagged as legit as well.
  4. I have this morning had a notification when I opened Google Chrome that the Kaspersky add on is incompatible and can cause problems with the browser. I am surprised no one else has mentioned this on the forum. Any observations please? I have switched to Firefox which is really strict nowadays on add ons and many of mine have been disabled - but not Kaspersky.
  5. Also, I do think there has been some sort of change to The Kaspersky anti virus. It has become more aggressive in it's analysis. It has discovered for the first time in years, an attachment to a phishing Email that I deleted completely. I know Bit Defender do this to the hidden deleted Emails. Nothing wrong in this, but it does hint of change. I notice on this Forum that a few sites are being blocked which were completely safe. Maybe it has got something to do with HTTP and HTTPS. I read somewhere that Google are blocking HTTP sites. Maybe Kaspersky are taking this into account now.
  6. Yes of course. That is the point. The site was accepted as legitimate in the link, but it was still blocked by my anti virus. I can accept the odd false positives obviously, but this has happened now too often in too short a time. Its really frustrating and as a long standing customer this has never happened before. Kaspersky has a good record in tests regarding false positives, usually zero in fact, which makes me wonder what has changed. Thanks for the link by the way.
  7. The site I just copied and pasted is safe, for scanning but is still blocked by my anti virus. What's going on here? All the sites that have been blocked, 4 in all are reputable. this is a Kaspersky problem, but it is also our problem as users of their product. May I repectfully ask that Kaspersky look into this matter please. I see other members have the same or similar problems. I don't have time for this.
  8. This is happening to me as well. Perfectly legitimate sites being blocked. What's going on here. We are not the only one's to complain.
  9. 2 legitimate sites I use for payment have been blocked. "Threat of data loss, Heuristic analysis". I know I can unblock them but how am I to know better than Kaspersky? . Having queried this the companies tell me they have had no problems with orders, even from Russia, but they are passing this onto their IT dept. In my experience they will come back to me and say everything is fine. I don't know why i waste my time letting them know frankly. These may well be false positives, but how can I tell? I use version 19 and get regular updates. Anyone else have this problem? Actually this throws up another problem. We pay for protection. How are we to know better than Kaspersky who we pay to protect us, what is legitimate and safe and what is not? they are ranked as extremely low or not at all for false positives.
  10. Safe Money is enabled but is very selective. It opens for Natwest bank. It doesn't open for Nationwide. It opens for some purchasing sites and not for others. Has anybody else come across this problem?
  11. I have the latest edition of Foxit Reader - 8.312115. Kaspersky report a vulnerability on the Sentry spell checker, which they say is in older versions and recommend upgrading to the latest version. All very confusing! In any case, I decided maybe there was a leftover in my computer which was causing this notification, so I uninstalled Foxit , got rid of all the leftovers and reinstalled with the latest version (which I ran previously in any case). I even declined to tick the spell checker during installation and disabled spell check. Still the vulnerability comes up. I have reported this to Foxit as they may well want to sort it out with Kaspersky; but I wonder now, how reliable the vulnerability checker is. It's totally confusing. Why report a vulnerability when it applies to old versions of software? Or maybe not. I have decided to ignore the warning until I hear from Foxit. Advice anyone?
  12. This is an old chestnut. I have been running Malwarebytes for a couple of years in conjunction with Kaspersky anti virus. My question is, is it necessary? Kaspersky seems to protect against malware nowadays, but so many people seem to recommend a Malware blocking back up such as Zemana or Malwarebytes. My Malwarebytes sub has now run out and I am wondering whether to renew. With the resources Kaspersky have at their disposal surely a second opinion back up is now not necessary. What do members of this Forum think? Malwarebytes have in the past blocked a couple of websites that Kaspersky allowed. I'm not sure the blocks were valid, but how am I supposed to know? And I am now using a trial version of Zemana which on initial scan picked up a suspicious browser setting and this Hosts file - Too many empty lines in Hosts file but whether it is meaningful is up for question. Neither Kaspersky nor Malwarebytes picked this up. I mean injitial scans always pick up stuff that is probably meaningless and harmless. So that is the question I have for you all. Expert Kaspersky opinions would be especially welcome.
  13. Having started this thread, I feel that I should not leave it without further comment. I should add that I am a fervent Kasperky supporter, but I believe that there is a problem with Secure Connection which readers may not be aware of. The thing is, that on the Kapserky UI it says that there is a problem with my security "we recommend that you install Kaspersky Secure Connection". I not only installed it but actually bought the product, as I believed it would enhance my protection. After extensive research I then discovered that it doesn't. (My money has now been returned. Thank you Kaspersky) The problem is that if you go on the right IP discovery site -because not all of them cover ipv6 - you will discover the leak. I suggest you go onto ipleak.net, This will also show whether there is an RTC leak*. Yet another problem. In other words even if you think you are protected on ipv6 (which you are not), Google Chrome, Firefox and Edge are RTC enabled. This means that whatever VPN you use, your real IP address is revealed. This is not the fault of the VPN program, but it means that VPN protection is compromised. There are ways round this on Firefox and Chrome which you can discover if you Google "RTC leak." (Google Chrome offer an add on, The Firefox script can be amended) The specific point about Hotspot Shield, notwithstanding the RTC problem, is that neither the free nor the paid for version from Kaspersky offers protection against an ipv6 leak, which means that your IP address and location are revealed. Yet on the paid for version from Hotspot Shield's own website, they offer that protection with Hotspot Shield Elite. There is a tick box to offer IPV6 protection So that is something Kaspersky need to address with Anchor Free, the Hotspot Shield promoters/owners. So there are 2 problems. They may be connected. First is that neither the free nor paid for version of Kaspersky's Hotspot Shield protects your IPV6 address, even though Hotspot Shield Elite does. Second, that unless you take steps to disable RTC on the popular browsers (which may compromise the use of certain programs that depend on web RTC) your IP address will be revealed regardless. I really feel that Kaspersky need to address the first problem with Anchor Free and also advise users of this program of the steps to take to disable web RTC. It may be of course, that the one is connected to the other, I am not qualified to know, although the IPV6 leak problem has been known for at least a year. Kaspersky are offering added protection with the VPN "Secure Connection". Actually they are not, without giving more specific technical advice eg IPV6 and RTC probems. So in that sense I feel, they are letting their customers down. People think they are surfing anonymously when they are not. So I don't think the "Secure Connection" offer has been properly thought through. This has been a long posting. Sorry about that. I hope the points have come across clearly enough. *WebRTC stands for web real-time communications. It is a very exciting, powerful, and highly disruptive cutting-edge technology and standard. WebRTC leverages a set of plugin-free APIs that can be used in both desktop and mobile browsers, and is progressively becoming supported by all major modern browser vendors. Source WIKI
  14. 5 zeros followed by 6819925 I have asked for my money back but it needs sorting. Its a leak on ipv6, a well known fault which should have been dealt with.
  15. Thank you for your reply. Technical Support say this is normal behaviour and I have asked hem to upgrade my complaint as I found the reply disgraceful. This is the information that has leaked which proves to me hat the product is not all its cracked up to be. Your IPv6 Address Is: 2a02:c7f:c409:c800:3071:d6dd:e880:e49 ISP: Sky Broadband City: Hammersmith Region: Hammersmith and Fulham Country: United Kingdom Don't want this known? Hide your IP details In my opinion Kaspersky shouldn't be promoting this product to their customers. They need to take this up with Hotspot Shield and prevent these known leaks on IPV6 - or alternatively find another more reliable partner.l Kasprersky's fine reputation is at stake if they persist this with this situation. .
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