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  1. I'm in the process of setting up a dual-boot system, as I'm transitioning from (don't laugh) Windows XP to Windows 7. I've been running KTS for a few years on XP, and I'm currently on version (k) on XP, and I don't have a password configured for KTS on XP. After installing KTS on Windows 7, it won't let me do much of anything (e.g., make changes to settings or even respond to dialog boxes) without supplying a username and password, which I don't have, since I never set one up for this installation. Is there some way to turn off password protection for the application?
  2. That list has a lot of false positives on it. Does anybody really believe that the following are malware? => AntiLogger Free version => AnVir Task Manager => AnVir Task Manager Pro => Glary Utilities PRO 5.21 => Kensington MouseWorks => MailWasherPro => Norton Bootable Recovery Tool Wizard => Sandboxie 4.04 (32-bit) => Sophos Anti-Rootkit 1.5.0 => Sophos Virus Removal Tool => Spamihilator 1.6.0 (32 bit) => Trusteer Endpoint Protection => WinPcap 4.1.2 GeekBuddy isn't even installed anymore, and while I never used it, it was part of COMODO Internet Security. Some of the ones on there might as well be removed, as they haven't been used in years, but the main point here is that, since none of the questionable ones have been running since I installed Kaspersky, and the system freezes only occur when Kaspersky goes to check programs it hasn't seen on my computer before, zeroing in on these is a red herring. I hate this about software companies and their fanboys. Rather than look into a problem, the first thing you do is try to point fingers in another direction. If Kaspersky's software is doing its job properly, and something is interfering with its operation, it should have detected it and warned me. Instead, it says, "No active threats detected." If these so-called suspicious files are so dangerous, why hasn't Total Security informed me of them? They're not even listed in any of the reports available through the user interface. Total Security has been running Quick Scans, Full Scans, and Rootkit Scans for two weeks now and hasn't notified me of any threats other than a few applications that have updates available, and none of these apps have been run since I installed Total Security. As far as uninstalling anything, Kensington Mouseworks is necessary for my trackball, and I've been running it for many years without problems, spamihilator is a well-respected, open-source spam filter that I've also been using for years, and some of the others are apps are commercial software produced by reputable companies, like Anvir Software, which have been around for years and have excellent reputations. Maybe they should be told that Kaspersky supects their products of being malware. What I'd really like to know is why it crashes the system when it detects applications it hasn't seen running before. What a waste.
  3. http://www.getsysteminfo.com/read.php?file...0a667d987296fcd
  4. I recently installed Kaspersky Total Security (e) and after dealing with a lot of programs it didn't recognize, it's working fairly smoothly. However, I did experience several instances where it caused Windows to freeze when I started a program it wasn't yet familiar with. Usually, after rebooting and trying to run that program again, it would process the program and put up the normal dialogue for me to choose how to handle it. Once I'd tell it to trust that program, it ran fine until it hit another program it didn't know of, and then, sometimes it would lock up, and sometimes it would put up the dialogue. Once I finally got past all the programs I frequently used, everything settled down, for the most part. However, it still locks up the system about half the time when it comes across an executable that it's not already aware of. Some of these occurred overnight (my computer runs 24/7), and I would find the computer in a frozen state in the morning. I solved these by running each of my scheduled tasks and telling it to trust all those apps (still experiencing a freeze about half the time in the process). Now it only happens occasionally, since it's aware of almost all the programs I frequently use, but I cringe every time I have to run something I haven't used in a while or haven't used at all before, expecting it to freeze the computer, and occasionally, it still locks things up overnight. Prior to installing Total Security, a freeze was a pretty rare thing on this computer, and since I've been able to trace all the ones I've recently experienced back to Total Security, I'm confident that Total Security is the cause of the vast majority of them, if not all of them. Why does Total Security cause these freezes, and what can I do to prevent them?
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