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Laptop still connecting to Kaspersky Hong Kong after uninstall

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Hi!

 

I've installed, utilized, and uninstalled the free Kaspersky Security Scan now and then for a second opinion, but although presently it's not installed on my laptop, I just noticed a few connections were made to Hong Kong using this IP: 103.5.149.14

 

Looking it up I found out that it is an address apparently used by Kaspersky:

 

http://whois.net/ip-address-lookup/103.5.149.14

 

What puzzles me is why my laptop would make connections with that address even though the software is supposedly no longer on it... :aa:

 

(Is someone spying here... forgive me if I'm mistaken.) :unsure:

 

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But returning to the subject, I'm not saying I was being spied on by Kaspersky -I don't know that- only that I saw that Hong Kong address after I had already uninstalled the free Kaspersky Security Scan.

 

I had uninstalled it utilizing the default Kaspersky uninstaller. Lots of programs leave "left over" data on one's pc using only their default uninstallers. And sometimes a reboot is necessary. I don't remember if I had already rebooted my laptop.

 

As an experiment, right after posting the above I re-installed that Kaspersky program again, and this time uninstalled it utilizing Revo Uninstaller, in its "Advanced" mode, which does a thorough after scan and removes all leftovers.

 

It has been 12 days now and I have not seen the little red Chinese flag and Hong Kong address anymore on my Online Armor Firewall Status monitor.

 

I plan on re-installing and utilizing Kaspersky's free Safety Scanner now and then for a good second opinion. :ay:

 

edit: removed spy-thriller fodder.

Edited by richbuff

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Correction: "Kaspersky Scurity Scan."

 

A vague memory told me the name I had written was not right. But to make sure and get the right name I just checked on the Kaspersky website. There under "Free Virus Scan" I also found the another free program I have never tried yet: "Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool." Out of curiosity I just downloaded it while typing this. I'll have it installed after hitting the "Add Reply" button to post this, and logging out. B)

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