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Which Antiviruses are Known for a Fact to be Working on XP SP3 as of 2019?

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On 7/1/2019 at 6:32 PM, Usher said:

I tried to use similar changes for Windows Defender in XP (using only AS signatures) and added:


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WIndows Defender\Signature Updates]
"ASSignatureDue"=dword:0000016d

…but it didn't work.

Then I have changed another value:


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Signature Updates]
"ASSignatureApplied"=hex:d0,b7,16,db,25,30,d5,01

…which contains LDAP timestamp - and it works! So for Windows Defender it's enough to set current LDAP timestamp there and update it when needed.

I had to restart Windows XP with both registry entries added and Windows Defender displayed yellow "!" again. So I updated ASSignatureApplied value, opened Defender GUI and it worked once again. Now I remove ASSignatureDue value and try to keep this PC without restart for longer time…

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On 7/12/2019 at 11:56 PM, dencorso said:

Well, now that the poor dead horse has been beaten to a pulp, minced and ground, on top of it, what should we do?
Horse-hamburgers or horse-nuggets? Or maybe spaghetti al sugo with horse-meatballs? :unsure:

I have installed the Malwarebytes and the MSE with latest known old virus definitions, should i stay like this and i´m good, or better unnistall MSE and stay only with malwarebytes free?

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I think you're good! There's no harm in leaving MSE installed along with Malwarebytes (especially considering what a pain it is to remove). Just remember with Malwarebytes free, you have to set aside some time for it to scan your system each day. Perhaps at the end of the day you can start a scan, then see the (hopefully all clean) results the next day.

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On 7/19/2019 at 2:22 PM, Mathwiz said:

I think you're good! There's no harm in leaving MSE installed along with Malwarebytes (especially considering what a pain it is to remove). Just remember with Malwarebytes free, you have to set aside some time for it to scan your system each day. Perhaps at the end of the day you can start a scan, then see the (hopefully all clean) results the next day.

I have already uninstalled it without problems, then i installed it again.

The scan with malwarebytes its very fast, its faster than MSE, lots faster i say...

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I installed this to replace MSE:

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Kaspersky-Free.shtml

The one you want is "External mirror 1 - 2018". The 2019 version doesn't support Windows XP.

It comes with Kaspersky Secure Connection, which is a VPN. I disabled that since I don't need it, but left it installed because it could come in handy once in a while.

I like the fact that I'm not forced to run Kaspersky Free Antivirus all the time, since I prefer to use it as an on-demand scanner.

 

Phil

 

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5 hours ago, pcalvert said:

The 2019 version doesn't support Windows XP.

... Maybe not officially, but it has already been reported as running fine there:

KFA2019 = v19.0.0.1088

As pointed out already, both KFA2018 & KFA2019 require .NET FW 4.0 on XP...

FWIW, there isn't going to be a KFA2020 version, the free product has been rebranded as "Kaspersky Security Cloud - Free" recently:

https://www.kaspersky.com/free-cloud-antivirus
https://www.kaspersky.com/downloads/thank-you/try-free-cloud-antivirus

It also doesn't support XP officially; any brave person here with a curiosity to test it on XP? ;)

Edited by VistaLover

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@VistaLover

I can confirm (tested myself) that both KFA 2020 (20.0.14.1085) and SAAS (Kaspersky Security Cloud - Free) don't work on Windows XP SP3 and Windows XP x64 SP2. Official system requirements is Windows 7 and later, can't test on Vista though. In any case, KFA cannot be an adequate substitute for Microsoft Security Essentials because KFA requires Internet connection for installing, activating, updating etc. And KFA is designed for home use only.

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4 hours ago, Bersaglio said:

I can confirm (tested myself)

Many thanks for testing! :wub: (... but sorry for the negative result on XP :( ; would it even install at all?)

4 hours ago, Bersaglio said:

that both KFA 2020 (20.0.14.1085) and SAAS (Kaspersky Security Cloud - Free)

? I kind of lost you there :dubbio::huh:

When I visit

https://www.kaspersky.com/free-antivirus

I now get offered the same product as when visiting page:

https://www.kaspersky.com/free-cloud-antivirus

(this wasn't the case some weeks ago...)

Both DOWNLOAD NOW buttons (red in the first URL, green in the second one) offer the same free product, labelled Kaspersky Security Cloud – Free (not KFA 2020, not SAAS), one ends up downloading a stub installer named ks3.020.0.14.1085aen_18801.exe

Some localised Kaspersky sub-sites, e.g. the UK (and Greek) one, haven't yet updated, so on 

https://www.kaspersky.co.uk/free-antivirus

you are still being offered Kaspersky Free (Antivirus), this is KFA2019 (19.0.0.1088aben, includes patches a+b, en-GB GUI), the stub installer downloaded is named just startup_14833.exe

Where have you accessed KFA2020 ?

... and about SAAS; do you mean SaaS (Security as a Service) ? Which other free Kaspersky product is that? :dubbio:

Thanks for any elaboration... :)

5 hours ago, Bersaglio said:

KFA cannot be an adequate substitute for Microsoft Security Essentials because KFA requires Internet connection for installing, activating, updating etc. And KFA is designed for home use only.

In practice, mostly true, with two exceptions:

1. installing: Though hidden by Kaspersky Labs, one might find off-line installers, too (both official and RePacks); e.g. the link for KFA2018 provided by @pcalvert yields an off-line (full) installer.

2. activating: You only need activate (probably) once a year - I can't seem to find literature on off-line activation (was possible with older Kaspersky products, which used key files; might be still possible by using third party tools like KRT Club).

3. updating: See my post here for a way to update KAF2018/KAF2019 off-line ;)

Best regards :)

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@VistaLover,

Thank you for letting me know that KFA version 19 runs on Windows XP. I probably won't be installing it, though. I saw a number of complaints (on another forum) that version 19 is missing a bunch of configuration options that are present in version 18.

Phil

 

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@VistaLover

Here in Russia we have both products: KFA and Kaspersky Security Cloud. And we get all releases earlier than the world around. English KFA 20.0.14.1085 version will likely be released later. SAAS is an internal name of the Kaspersky Security Cloud product on Kaspersky servers. Look at this folder: http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/

It contain distribution files for English (UK) version of Kaspersky Security Cloud. Want me to teach you how to build an offline distribution?

Download all these files and put them into a single folder.

http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/common.z
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/coreproduct.z
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/coreproductgdpr.z
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/coreproductnogdpr.z
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/coreproductx64.z
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/eula_en-gb.txt
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/eula_gdpr_en-gb.txt
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/ipm.cab
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/ksn_antispam_en-gb.txt
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/ksn_en-gb.txt
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/ksn_ep_en-gb.txt
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/ksn_marketing_en-gb.txt
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/product.cab.z
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/product.msi.z
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/rdp_en-gb.txt
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/startup.exe
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/x64.cab.z
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/ztuu.z
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/bases/kavkis2020/SAAS/corebases.cab
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/bases/kavkis2020/SAAS/corebasesx64.cab
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/bases/kavkis2020/SAAS/corebasesx86.cab
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/bases/kavkis2020/SAAS/instx64.z
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/bases/kavkis2020/SAAS/instx86.z
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/kleaner/Interactive2020/Global/kleaner.cab

If You also want to use Kaspersky Safe Data Exchange VPN (Kaspersky Secure Connection, different name) add these files too.

http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/ksde.cab.z
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/ksde.msi.z
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/ksde_corebases.cab
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/ksde_coreproduct.z
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/ksde_coreproductgdpr.z
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/ksde_coreproductnogdpr.z
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/ksde_eula_en-gb.txt
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/ksde_eula_gdpr_en-gb.txt
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/ksde_ksn_en-gb.txt
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/ksde_ksn_ep_en-gb.txt
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/ksde_ksn_marketing_en-gb.txt
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/ksde_rdp_en-gb.txt
http://pr-dl.kaspersky-labs.com/en-GB/SAAS/20.0.14.1085/ksde_x64.cab.z

Voila. Run startup.exe and enjoy.

P.S. Sadly it will not install on Windows XP. :(

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