keystroke encryption in AV software

shmu26

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why don't AV suites include keystroke encryption, something like keyscrambler?
Is it ineffective, or does it have a negative impact on the system?

I have kaspersky total security 2016 installed on a windows 10 x64 machine.
I also have keyscrambler free version installed. should I uninstall it?

and what about malwarebytes anti-exploit? is it overkill, if I already have kaspersky?
 

CWEric

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Malwarebytes anti-exploit is a lot more effective than Kaspersky anti-exploit. That is why Kaspersky don't really brag about theirs. There is a current conflict when running both Malwarebytes anti-exploit and Kaspersky 2016 (not 2015 and previous) that prevent you from opening browsers. Malwarebytes is working on a solution, their beta version already work with Kaspersky 2016.
https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/172363-mbae-108-beta-preview/

I'm currently using Kaspersky 2015 since I believe the protection Malwarebytes anti-exploit outweigh the the few extra privacy options Kaspersky 2016 provide. Another temporary alternative is with Malwarebytes anti-exploit premium version you can disable browsers protection only still protection all other programs to get the 2 programs to work.

For keystroke encryption I use Hitmanpro alert. When the anti-virus fail to find the spyware then at least you have a 2nd line of defense of scrambling your password and credit info and stuff from being stolen. I don't know why Kaspersky and other major anti-virus companies doesn't add keystroke encryption to their long list of features.
https://www.raymond.cc/blog/keystroke-encryption/
 

shmu26

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thanks
I have found that the beta version of MBAE works with kaspersky 2016, as far as chrome goes.
I don't use other browsers much, so I couldn't say, but I think the problem never affected edge in the first place.
 

shmu26

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as an aside, I have sometimes noticed high cpu usage in chrome after installing KTS 2016. today it went pretty high and I tracked it down to the chrome kaspersky extension. I didn't like that very much.

so I went back to panda. It does a good job at malware detection, it's pretty light, and it doesn't get into conflicts with other software.
and it works very nicely with windows 10.
 

CWEric

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Oh yeah Kaspersky has a virtual keyboard thing that I forgot and don't use because of how inconvenient it is to open it up and click each button where its more convenient to just practice safety online.
 
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