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  1. We are licensed for KAV Version 6 and still have several months to go on the license. Does that mean we have to purchase KAV Version 7 or will the key (activation code) that came with version 6 also work with 7?
  2. Will KAV 6.0.2.621 work under Windows Vista Ultimate with SP1 installed?
  3. Hi Lucian, Once again, thank you for the information. The article was quite educational. I appreciate you taking the time to point me to it. I do hope Kaspersky uses a Cryptographic Hash rather than a simple Check Sum to insure files have not been changed. Check Sums are good for finding accidental changes to files and even correcting them. However Check Sums can be circumvented by an intentional attack. Using a hash like SHA-1, SHA-256, or even MD-5 would provide much better protection. However, I think, for now, I will leave both iChecker and iSwift turned off. The machine has the horse power to do full scans.
  4. Hi Lucian, You are absolutely correct; the culprit was iSwift. I turned it off and over 330,000 files were scanned. I would like to suggest to the Kaspersky developers that they add a new check box "Scan all files except those passed by iSwift" which does that and make the "Scan All Files" option just that ALL files, no exceptions. The difference is not obvious on the selection panel nor is it spelled out in the documentation (yes, I am one of those who reads the documentation ) It does show that iSwift can be a very efficient tool taking a "full" scan from over 30 minutes to just 6 minutes. That brings up another question. I understand the logic behind iSwift - scan the file and take a hash. If the hash has not changed, neither has the file and another scan would be unproductive, since the file could not be infected without changing the hash. That logic is impecable as long as you can be sure the virus scan found every virus in existance at the time of the scan and hash. But as we all know, there is a lag time between the time a virus rears its ugly head and the time virus signature files are updated to find it. So what happens with the iCheck, iSwift model if a virus infects your files and the files are scanned and passed as virus free before the signature files are updated? The file would have the same correct hash and not be scanned by the updated virus scanner.
  5. I am running Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0.2.621 under Windows Vista Ultimate. Vista has the latest patches from Windows update applied, but no others. It is my habit to run a full scan once a week. This time, before I ran the scan, KAV updated and required a computer restart. I restarted the computer, then after things settled down, began the full scan, which normally takes approximately 30 minutes and scans well over 270,000 files. This time the scan took only minutes and scanned a only 76,000 files. A check of the SCAN REPORT -> EVENTS log show that KAS is no longer scanning all the archive files. Here is an abstract from the full scan of 2 Sept 2007, before the update: All objects 277780 0 0 0 0 2787 436 0 2 Local Disk (C:) 277776 0 0 0 0 2786 436 0 2 Local Disk (D:) 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 WORKVOLUME (G:) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Notice there are 2787 archives scanned. And here are the statistics from the scan of 8 Sept, after the update: All objects 76848 0 0 0 0 480 250 0 0 Local Disk (C:) 76844 0 0 0 0 479 250 0 0 Local Disk (D:) 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 WORKVOLUME (G:) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Note there are only 480 archives scanned. The SETTING Tab shows KAV is configured to : Security Level Custom Action Prompt for action when the scan is complete Run mode Manually File types Scan all files Scan only new and changed files No Scan archives All Scan embedded OLE objects All Skip if object is larger than No Skip if scan takes longer than No Parse email formats No Scan password-protected archives No Enable iChecker technology Yes Enable iSwift technology Yes Show detected threats on "Detected" tab Yes I have also enabled Scan password protected files, with the same results. I built this computer from scratch and installed all the software myself. There never has been any other AV or security programs, other than the ones that come with VISTA, installed on this machine. Please note that KAV correctly found and scanned the archives until this latest update. The log from the update is: File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/fa.avc.z8o 9/8/2007 11:20:22 AM 490 bytes File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/fa001.avc.swk 9/8/2007 11:20:23 AM 952 bytes File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/fa001.avc.atp 9/8/2007 11:20:23 AM 626 bytes File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/base037c.avc.6gu 9/8/2007 11:20:23 AM 301 bytes File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/base044c.avc.cuc 9/8/2007 11:20:23 AM 319 bytes File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/base045c.avc.wun 9/8/2007 11:20:24 AM 28.6 KB File downloaded bases/av/avc/i386/base046c.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:25 AM 48.9 KB File downloaded bases/av/avc/i386/base047c.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:27 AM 48.8 KB File downloaded bases/av/avc/i386/base048c.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:27 AM 15.9 KB File downloaded bases/av/avc/i386/base049c.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:27 AM 1.6 KB File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/ext002c.avc.pz0 9/8/2007 11:20:28 AM 350 bytes File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/ext004c.avc.aog 9/8/2007 11:20:28 AM 7.3 KB File downloaded bases/av/avc/i386/ext005c.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:29 AM 471 bytes File downloaded bases/av/avc/i386/dailyc.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:29 AM 425 bytes File downloaded bases/av/avc/i386/daily-ec.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:30 AM 262 bytes File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/base010.avc.uvu 9/8/2007 11:20:30 AM 305 bytes File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/base011.avc.q5n 9/8/2007 11:20:30 AM 514 bytes File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/base037.avc.ixp 9/8/2007 11:20:31 AM 304 bytes File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/base055.avc._dp 9/8/2007 11:20:31 AM 672 bytes File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/base059.avc.tkz 9/8/2007 11:20:31 AM 366 bytes File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/base091.avc.say 9/8/2007 11:20:32 AM 360 bytes File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/base144.avc.mcx 9/8/2007 11:20:32 AM 259 bytes File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/base150.avc.ria 9/8/2007 11:20:32 AM 915 bytes File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/base151.avc.wxk 9/8/2007 11:20:33 AM 20.0 KB File downloaded bases/av/avc/i386/base152.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:33 AM 7 KB File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/unp005.avc.bie 9/8/2007 11:20:34 AM 1.8 KB File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/unp030.avc.p9d 9/8/2007 11:20:34 AM 1.3 KB File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/unp034.avc.6pi 9/8/2007 11:20:34 AM 2.6 KB File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/unp035.avc.xdz 9/8/2007 11:20:35 AM 851 bytes File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/unp038.avc.sz_ 9/8/2007 11:20:35 AM 1.9 KB File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/daily.avc.zeo 9/8/2007 11:20:35 AM 1.3 KB File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/daily.avc.swk 9/8/2007 11:20:36 AM 4.3 KB File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/daily.avc.gjo 9/8/2007 11:20:37 AM 1012 bytes File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/daily.avc.lbp 9/8/2007 11:20:37 AM 3.2 KB File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/daily.avc.xen 9/8/2007 11:20:37 AM 2.5 KB File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/daily.avc.7ox 9/8/2007 11:20:38 AM 475 bytes File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/daily.avc.3d7 9/8/2007 11:20:38 AM 2.0 KB File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/daily.avc.vva 9/8/2007 11:20:39 AM 15.8 KB File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/daily.avc.slv 9/8/2007 11:20:39 AM 3.3 KB File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/daily.avc.gbc 9/8/2007 11:20:39 AM 385 bytes File downloaded bases/av/avc/i386/daily-ex.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:40 AM 1.8 KB File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/ext009.avc.9m8 9/8/2007 11:20:40 AM 954 bytes File downloaded diffs/bases/av/avc/i386/avp_x.set.n33 9/8/2007 11:20:41 AM 199 bytes File downloaded bases/ids/i386/ids001b8.kdz 9/8/2007 11:20:43 AM 118.3 KB File downloaded diffs/bases/ids/i386/idsbase.kdz.fdm 9/8/2007 11:20:43 AM 2.6 KB File downloaded bases/ids/i386/klcr.kdz 9/8/2007 11:20:45 AM 25.3 KB File downloaded bases/ids/i386/klfw.kdz 9/8/2007 11:20:47 AM 37 KB File downloaded bases/ids/i386/klick.kdz 9/8/2007 11:20:50 AM 110.8 KB File downloaded bases/ids/i386/klin.kdz 9/8/2007 11:20:52 AM 78.6 KB File downloaded diffs/bases/ids/i386/klstm.kdz.xv8 9/8/2007 11:20:53 AM 22.7 KB File downloaded diffs/bases/ids/i386/ckah.set.6gz 9/8/2007 11:20:53 AM 163 bytes File downloaded bases/pdm/pdmkl.dat 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM 5.0 KB File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/black.lst 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Data/u0607g.xml 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/av-i386-0607g.xml 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/ah-i386-0607g.xml 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/pdm-0607g.xml 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Dskm/xml-0607g.pbv 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/krnexe.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/krn004.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/fa.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/fa001.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/base037c.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/base044c.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/base045c.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File installed C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/base046c.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File installed C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/base047c.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File installed C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/base048c.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File installed C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/base049c.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/ext002c.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/ext004c.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File installed C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/ext005c.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/dailyc.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/daily-ec.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/base010.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/base011.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/base037.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/base055.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/base059.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/base091.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/base144.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/base150.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/base151.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File installed C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/base152.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/unp005.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/unp030.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/unp034.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/unp035.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/unp038.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/daily.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/daily-ex.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/ext009.avc 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/avp_x.set 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Dskm/av-i386-0607g.pbv 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Dskm/av-i386-0607g.krg 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File installed C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/ids001b8.kdz 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/idsbase.kdz 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/klcr.kdz 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/klfw.kdz 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/klick.kdz 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/klin.kdz 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/klstm.kdz 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/ckah.set 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Dskm/ah-i386-0607g.krg 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Bases/pdmkl.dat 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Dskm/rm-0607g.pbv 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Dskm/bb-0607g.pbv 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM File updated C:/ProgramData/Kaspersky Lab/AVP6/Dskm/bb-0607g.krg 9/8/2007 11:20:54 AM Task completed 9/8/2007 11:20:55 AM Otherwise, KAV seems to be working correctly; there are no errors logged. Any thoughts?
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