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  1. This is what I mean about too-hard-to-use interfaces and inadequate documentation. How would a user - even a technical user (I've been around the block a few thousand times) - know that allowing “Local services” would enable SMB/CIFS file sharing? Why would I believe that enabling something seemingly broad like “Local services” (ALL local services? telephony? games? sound? PnP? and a hundred more “local” “services”?) would not open up FAR more than needed (which is just, clearly, plainly, SMB/CIFS file sharing)?
  2. Instead, I edited my Trusted networks to include the IP address range at the other end of the VPN connection. That worked. (I had to edit one-or-more such Trusted networks, being that my various computers may connect to various wired subnets or wireless SSIDs in each of my homes from time to time). (Kaspersky's distinction between “local” and “trusted” networks is confusing, and I hope that I'm correct in believing that Kaspersky would understand the difference between this computer's WiFi adapter being connected to a network called “MyHomeSSID” and connecting to any other WiFi network, or especially being connected to some other WiFi network that happens to have the same text SSID but a different BSSID underlying). I didn't look deeply into packet rules. So I don't know if maybe there is a pre-defined SMB/CIFS/file sharing rule available that may be applied to specific networks or IP ranges. There should be. Just “adding a packet rule” for something as well defined as “permit SMB/CIFS/file sharing with [other network]” would be far more detailed than it should need to be. I am impressed by the capability of Kaspersky Security Cloud (and the 2021MR2 release reorganizes some parts of the user interface in definitely more intuitive ways) but the product still has a long way to go to good usability. Thanks to those who responded for their help.
  3. I have two LANs, connected to each other by a permanent VPN. LAN1 is and LAN2 is With Kaspersky Security Cloud Firewall disabled on two computers, COMPUTER1 on LAN1 and COMPUTER2 on LAN2, the Windows 10 built-in firewall rules (which I have updated to allow File Sharing connections to/from both of the above networks) work correctly. That is, folders shared by COMPUTER1 may be accessed from COMPUTER2, and folders shared by COMPUTER2 may be accessed from COMPUTER1. If the Kaspersky Security Cloud Firewall is enabled on EITHER COMPUTER1 OR COMPUTER2 then no file sharing works at all between these two computers. I looked at the configuration settings for the Kaspersky Security Cloud Firewall and I find a ridiculously long list of “Microsoft” applications, none of which appear to be file sharing/ SMB. I see lists of Networks, and other discussion threads that talk of setting networks to public or private status (similar to what Microsoft introduced back in, what, Vista?) but at first glance this doesn't seem to be the way to do it, given that COMPUTER1 on LAN1 ( is not connected directly to “a network” that represents LAN2 (, so I don't see which “network” (as Kaspersky sees networks) I should make ‘trusted’(?) Other than turning off the Kaspersky Security Cloud Firewall component completely (which I'm very happy to do, as long as it DOES let Windows’ built-in firewall operate - DOES IT?), what is the “right” way in Kaspersky Security Cloud to tell the Firewall component on LAN1 ( “It is okay to do SMB File Sharing to and from computers on LAN2 ("? thank you.
  4. As I said, different salaries and taxes affect the pricing. If every country in the EU had the same salary, then I would understand and it would be logical that every service has the same prices for EU. Spotify, Netflix, Deezer and others all have different pricing for each country in the world and EU. Besides UK is not in the EU anymore so that law does not (or very soon will not) apply... The tax difference among EU countries is much smaller than what @FLOOD and I have seen in the price differences. Unless Kaspersky has people on the ground in support of Kaspersky Security Cloud in each different country, in a quantity to justify such large price differences, than that too isn't a valid justification in accordance with European treaty, directive, regulation, and law. The great majority of how Kaspersky Security Cloud is operated is centralised (as it should be, for efficiency and consistency). As the UK is still part of the EU (for just a little while longer), present pricing there is applicable to this discussion. Let's see how Kaspersky responds.
  5. Article 101 of the Treat on the Functioning of the European Union sets out key goals for economic consistency and nondiscrimination across the EU. Of course, if a car manufacturer from Czechia has to be shipper farther to get it to Spain than to Luxembourg, the line-item cost of the delivery of the car can be higher. But software and services which have no difference in delivery costs (such as a UK and EU court case most of a decade ago where a British bar owner defender her right to buy a Greece-based satellite decoder service to display sports matches in her bar, vs the much more expensive UK version of the service) there should not be differences of this nature. I referenced that court case and that article of the TFEU in my support request to Kaspersky. We'll see what they say.
  6. Thank you for confirming the discriminatory pricing that I'd found, @FLOOD . I have submitted a support case about this, and will report back on what answer I received.
  7. I want to buy Kaspersky Security Cloud for several PCs. I'm in trial mode presently. When I click on the link within the Kaspersky app on a PC to purchase a subscription, I am sent to the Kaspersky UK webpage (I am in Spain). The price for a 5-license subscription on the Kaspersky UK webpage, with the EUR currency selected, is just under €70/year. Clicking to change country to Spain changes the price to €99/year. What the F---? (Aside from that, there is no option to select “I need X licenses", only “3” or “5”. I need 6. Buying 3*2 works out to much more expensive per-license than the 5-license per-PC cost.)
  8. I have a long-open, unresolved support case. There is as yet no answer to this unacceptable situation.
  9. You can selectively disable windows sidebar notifications. Can you please specify your KSCloud version. My application version is (j), per clicking on the support icon on the app main page.
  10. Hi Flood, Thanks for the detailed explanation and how-to pointers. I have found that in-software checkbox that you screenshotted above. The concern remains: As (I assume, and you state) suppressing ALL notifications (from within that configuration panel in the Kaspersky software) is a bad idea (as it likely will suppress real security notifications), then, if I suppress notifications through Windows, how do I know WHICH notifications I will now no longer see? Here, by the way, is a sample of the notification: I did, this time, click on Manage notifications, and select to disable “this” notification". But, does Windows really know that “this” notification is ONLY “Quick Scan complete - No threats” which is a notice that I really don't need to see, while “Quick Scan complete - anything else” I do still need to see? I believe that this should be in the Kaspersky software's own configuration about which events the user wishes the software to raise (allow the user to uncheck “all is well” notifications), rather than left to the user to guess whether Microsoft/Windows properly guesses how narrowly or broadly suppressing “this” notification in the Windows Notifications settings should be interpreted. Aside, a huge thank you to Kaspersky for doing something that very few free antivirus solutions do - allow users to disable in-software touts to buy the paid version. That is a massive PR win in my book. It was the reason that I ceased using AVG's free products. (I ceased using AVG's paid products because they just were too complicated to manage.) regards, -Jay
  11. Hi FLOOD, This is Kaspersky Secure Cloud free edition. In Notification Settings “Notify about events” is checked, as I assume that is required in order to be aware of infections and other warnings. I do not see any option to select to NOT receive the “Quick Scan Completed - No Threats notification. (I can't cause the notification to happen on demand; it occurs once or twice a day whenever Kaspersky Security Cloud performs a quick scan, and it appears in the Windows 10 Notifications sidebar). Or, am I wrong and I DON'T need to leave “Notify about events” checked in order to receive notifications when Kaspersky Security Cloud detects a potential security issue? Or, (where) is the configuration for exactly WHICH “events” should notify? (I know that I can ignore certain things, but these Quick Scan Completed - No Threats notifications do not have a “do not show again” or “ignore all future” option like some other things in Kaspersky do have). thanks.
  12. I don't want to have to acknowledge the Quick Scan Completed - No Threats notification every time. How do I turn off that notification entirely? thank you,
  13. @kill.Method Your point, that open source software has not necessarily proven to be more secure than closed source/ commercial, is well-taken. However, this isn't “do I want a Trusted Root CA Certificate from a vendor's piece of software which, if compromised (as we've seen happen repeatedly over the years) will make me, well, dead, versus similar from an open source piece of software". This is “Do I want a Trusted Root CA Certificate from anyone other than a Trusted Root CA”. And the answer is clearly “No". And ant-virus vendors should know better than to NOT give us the option of “No". https://www.securityweek.com/avast-antitrack-flaw-allows-mitm-attacks-https-traffic https://www.pcworld.com/article/3154608/https-scanning-in-kaspersky-antivirus-exposed-users-to-mitm-attacks.html .. and others.
  14. Unfortunately, I've tried all of that, and at each reboot, Kaspersky puts that root certificate back into the Trusted Root CA Certificates (machine) store. That's really unacceptable. AVG went through a public nightmare with this years ago, and if I recall correctly, they made it easier to control. Why does Kaspersky insist on making this (bad, IMNSHO) security trade-off per-force instead of with informed consent as an option? And, most importantly, how do I really un-do this? thank you.
  15. I already selected the option “Do not scan encrypted connections". At restart, Kaspersky still re-added that trusted root CA certificate. How do I prevent Kaspersky from re-adding the certificate, regardless of whether it would plan to USE that certificate? thanks.
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