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  1. After watching the last episode of Homeland where a computer was infected with ransomware, I was wondering if Kaspersky Total Security protects against ransomware. A google of the most effective security software for ransomware did not indicate that Kaspersky protects from ransomware. However I did see that Kaspersky offers software to the business community against ransomware. I did not download the software since I am a home user. My questions are: 1. Does Total Security protect against ransomware? 2. If it doesn't, can that software for the business community be downloaded and used by a home user such as myself?
  2. I just deleted the 7Z exes and dlls from the sub directories and the vulnerabilities were not there on the next vulnerability scan.
  3. The last time I got this type of warning I downloaded the latest version of 7-Zip copied the 7Z.exe and 7Z.dll files from that installation and pasted those everywhere they wer flagged by Kaspersky. Then I uninstalled the 7-Zip I had just installed. That was some time ago and I don't remember if it solved the problem. It might have since I haven't seen a warning from Kaspersky as I might have just deleted those 7Z files thinking that the next time the programs that use 7-Zip a newer version would be installed to complete the update.
  4. Update: I did a search for 7Z on the whole C drive and came up with numerous instances of both 7Z.exe and 7Zdll. None of these had a modified date later than 10/10/17. There was even a 7Z1700-x64.exe and a 7Z-1604x64.exe. Most of the instances were in the InstallShield information directory, NVIDIA directory, and the already mentioned NSIS Unistall Informtion directories. The NVIDIA looks to me like a downloader directory for downloading updates for the video card. There were even some files with a .7Z suffix. The only ones that Kaspersky flagged were those in the NSIS Uninstall Information directories, of which there are only the two mentioned above which both contained 7Z.exe and 7Z.dll files.
  5. Similar/Same problem with 7Z.exe and possible 7Z.dll showing up as vulnerabilities after vulnerability scan. c:\Program Files (x86)\NSIS Uninstall Information\{32C8E300-BDB4-4398-E9B7D8A233DB} and C:\Program Files (x86)\NSIS Unintall Information\{A9CEDD6E-4792-493e-BB35-D86D2E188A5A}. There are 7Z.exe and 7Z.dll files in both those folders. I suspect that some application used those programs to do updates of software. Neither 7Z nor 7Zip show up in the list of apps so I can uninstall them. I did a vulnerability scan just a few days ago and these vulnerabilities did not show then. Is it OK or even effective to just delete the 7Z.exe and 7Zdll files from these directories? If not, how does one get rid of this vulnerability? PS Win 10 64 PSS the modify dates of these files are 10/4/2016
  6. I believe it was a firefox thing. They sent our a new version today 58.01 and everything seems to be good now. In the what's new thing they talk about a security glitch with "some security software". After installing the new version the connections work fine and seems to be faster than ever. Here is exacly what is stated " When using certain non-default security policies on Windows (for example with Windows Defender Exploit Protection or Webroot security products), Firefox 58.0 would fail to load pages (bug 1433065). " I hope this is the last of this problem.
  7. The problem seems to have reappeared. I can temporarily fix it via the method I used before but it seems to reappear when rebooted (in this case shut down over night and start again today). I'll watch it for a few days to see if there are any other peculiarities to gain a better picture of the whole problem before I go to support. I'm not sure if this is a Kaspersky problem or a firefox problem. Right now I am leaning toward a firefox problem as I installed the latest addition of firefox (58.0) shortly (the day before) this problem started. Maybe a reinstall of firefox would fix the problem.
  8. OK I tried once again to install the (fake) certificate for Kaspersky in firefox and it miraculously works now. I'm not sure why it works now but didn't before. Anyway, I'm back in business.
  9. That is how I am operating presently Machine. No problem if I don't scan encrypted connections.
  10. Kaspersky Total Security is blocking secure web sites (google, aol mail, etc) when scanning encryption of secure sites is enabled. In firefox when the Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal Root Certificate is viewed the phrase "could not verify this certificate because the issuer is unknown" is displayed. I have tried to import the (fake) Kaspersky certificate but it does no good. If I disable scanning of encrypted sites, all is good. Windows 10 64 Kaspersky Total Security
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