Installation of Kaspersky AV 2011
The install process of Kaspersky AV 2011 is straight-forward. However, it is no longer an option to choose which components of the antivirus program to install. In the previous version of KAV, you could choose to install the Virtual Keyboard, Proactive Defense, and Antivirus for File, IM, Web, E-mail, and Program Kernel and scan tasks. The new version will now install the said components by default.
The setup file of Kaspersky will check the computer for incompatible programs and I'm not impressed with this new installation method by Kaspersky. Here's why:
The test system (Vista) has Outpost Firewall Pro v7.01 and on-demand malware scanners by Lavasoft, EmsiSoft, Malwarebytes, Spybot-S&D, SUPERAntispyware, SpywareBlaster and of course, Windows Defender. The installer of Kaspersky has detected Ad-Aware as incompatible software and it offered a removal. I proceeded to allow the removal of the Ad-Aware program and a reboot is required.
When the computer has restarted, the installer of Kaspersky AV did not proceed, which means I had to launch the installer again. To my surprise, the installer found incompatible software again. It says, Outpost Firewall Pro by Agnitum is not compatible and it needs to be removed. This is not acceptable if the program I'm installing is antivirus only and does include a firewall protection. The knowledge base article on Kaspersky's website did not mention that Outpost Firewall v7 is not compatible but it only lists the earlier version of the said firewall program. Fortunately, Kaspersky has provided a tip on how to skip the scan for incompatible software when installing Kaspersky 2011 products.
Computer users who prefer to use standalone security programs will have to remove the incompatible programs if they are not aware of the said tip to stop the detection of incompatible software. It's a poor decision by Kaspersky to not include a link in the installer of the said tip. Also, the installer did not detect all incompatible software and I had to run the installer again, only to find out there's other incompatible software.
On the next page of this Kaspersky AV 2011 review, we'll see how the program performs to detect malware in real-time and its CPU usage.