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Kaspersky error & Looking for Kaspersky advice

I bascially have this issue:

But I don't understand the solution(s) proposed. How will my security protection be compromised by changing the file name?

Also wanted advice: I was going to buy lastpass initially but saw password management was a feature on kaspersky as well. what do you think of these antivirus providers who also offer the password management feature? I'm a little concerned about locking myself into a program associated with my antivirus, in case I decide to change programs or in case any vulnerabilities with the program mean vulnerabilities with my passwords as well. Do you guys think its better to diversify in this case? Or is it just a waste of money investing in a separate program?

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Clarification Request
You'll want to clarify what the question is.

In reply to: Kaspersky error & Looking for Kaspersky advice

The link you gave is clearly about XP and the time frame where SSL died. Since you don't run W7, I think you must be asking about something else entirely since I see no file renaming in that discussion.

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If that issue has been around since 2013

In reply to: Kaspersky error & Looking for Kaspersky advice

I worry that it's misunderstood by some. That is, I only hear about SSL issues on very old OSes like XP and out of date browsers. What makes matters worse is that XP users either know the end is here or not. Some dig in their heels and write a rather long list of why they can't change browsers.

There is usually not much you can do for them.

As to LastPass I never used it and can't see why I would do that since it makes the passwords more vulnerable by keeping them in one place. I'll stick to my old system for now.

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But what do you think of the workaround?

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I have a Windows 7 and Google Chrome. I'm somewhat outdated but I don't think I'm a dinosaur.. although dinosaurs probably DO boycott mosaic scheme interfaces until they die. Other than my being outdated, is there something I can do--I mean, did the solution proposed make sense or does it compromise my security? I wrote " how will" the security be compromised, but I think that was a little presumptuous, so: DOES it compromise the program's security? If not, how does it not? If it DOES, is the modification trivial enough, or do I have any alternatives?

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Here I've yet to see that issue on W7 and Version 51.0.2704.

In reply to: But what do you think of the workaround?

I have a few W7 machines and Version 51.0.2704.84 m (64-bit) Chrome.

The issue is not seen here. I think it's possible you are asking a question other than the issue at the link given. If so, ask that on its own.

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SSL Connection w/ Invalid Certificate

In reply to: Here I've yet to see that issue on W7 and Version 51.0.2704.

Downloaded Kaspersky Total Security, went to youtube, got the following error:
SSL connection w/invalid certificate detected.

Certificate Error:
Invalid name of certificate. Either the name is not on the allowed list, or was explicitly excluded.

Apparently I have google chrome's 50.0.2661.102 (Official Build) m (32-bit). The browser is not showing an available upgrade.

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As you know, such updates are sometimes

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Okay-Latest Chrome (64-bit) download complete.

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Kaspersky is intermittently catching what seems to just be google and saying "Cannot guarantee authenticity of the domain to which encrypted connection is established" and says the reason is "invalid name of certificate. Either the name is not on the allowed list, or was explicitly excluded." I've also had websites time out on me while trying to load, which I never had until Kaspersky downloaded; Chrome suggested it might be a firewall/network acceptance issue, but Chrome is identified in Kaspersky as a trusted application, so I'm not sure where to go from here.

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Back to Kap I fear.

In reply to: Okay-Latest Chrome (64-bit) download complete.

It's their app and while interesting my reason to not use their products is they break System Restore. So for me, this suite is not used at office or home.

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Tried it from ninite?

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In reply to: Tried it from ninite?

I didn't download the update from Nitrite, I thought you were just suggesting it as auto-updater program, but I did download it after I had updated the google chrome already, and it said it was ok--no updates available. Do you think I have to reinstall?

I have restarted the computer to see if anything changes. So far I haven't received an SSL certificate issue;
some other funky things are now happening, like something is blocking me from pressing the reply button on cnet (I am using IE to respond here), my google keeps reverting to being in google.be in Belgium even though I keep trying to change the settings (could be from a VPN I installed but am not sure bc the VPN is reading as my being in America). I know that Kaspersky always gets high rankings and I'm not trying to lay the blame where it shouldn't be if my issues aren't related to it, but I have found it very user-unfriendly and will likely discontinue after my trial run. Thinking of changing to ESET.

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Have you RESET Chrome?

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Not reinstall but reset?

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In what way?

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Here's the order of tasks I did: 1) download the latest chrome off of chrome's website. 2) download ninite, check ninite, ninite saying everything on chrome is up to date 3) restart computer 4) reset settings on chrome. I just did the reset of settings. Right before the reset of settings I got two new SSL certificate concerns, one of which occurred right when I went to nytimes.com which I feel like shouldn't be a problematic site. The more it blocks, the more I don't take it seriously and want to disregard, like the boy who cried wolf, so I hope you guys can help me get to the bottom of this. I haven't gotten an SSL issue after doing the reset of settings but I'm not convinced that'll fix things.

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The reset should toss out the Kap plugins.

In reply to: In what way?

So it should work until Kapersky reinstalls it. I'm not a fan.

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(oops, sorry)

In reply to: The reset should toss out the Kap plugins.

I replied to my own message so I don't know if you get alerted.

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Developments (and maybe rants)

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Okay. So, I decided to give Kaspersky a call (originally I tried to get support online, and they said they didn't offer support to trial users, not so when you use their phone support(!)). First call, they had me add a certificate. I said but I have about 30 of these errors, you think this will clear everything up, we don't have to individually add certificates? "no maam this should clear everything up." about 6 hours later I get another pop up. I can't find it right now (which is another frustration I have, I usually benefit from visuals, and this interface is confusing the crap out of me, all these features seem to get buried and I can't look at them), but it was something about the certificate and encrypted connection issues. So I call back up and they say "oh yea, we know about that issue, we're working on it on the 2017 model, but in the meantime we have a fix: turn off scanning encrypted connections." What? How is the fix to disable the protection? Pretty sure this trial is all Kaspersky will be getting from me.

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