Block an Application in Kaspersky Total Security

Edited by Lukward Thomason, VisiHow, Dougie

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    The first thing you need to do is open Kaspersky Total Security. I have an icon for this program saved on my desktop.
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    When the program window opens, click the button at the bottom that says "Additional Tools".
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    On the right side of the window, click either "Application Control" or "Details" at the bottom of the same column.
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    In the "Application Control" section, click the link under "Applications" that says "Manage applications".
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    In this area, there are two sections: "Restrictions" and "Start". Under "Restrictions", we can see all of the applications that have been running since installation or since the initial scan. You can see several groups that have different colored boxes under "Restrictions". The first group includes trusted applications. All applications in this group will be allowed.
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    There is also a group with an orange icon, which is the "Low Restricted" group.
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    Applications with red icons are "Untrusted".
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    You can see that there is an application in my list with a different colored blue icon. Right click on the application and choose "Details and rules".
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    In the information that appears, you can see that there is no "Digital Signature".
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    If the digital signature is "Missing", as in this case, you may not want to trust the application. For this tutorial, I will click on the switch at the right side of the screen one time. The switch will turn red and the application will be blocked.
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    You can also block any of the other applications from this area. For example, I will click to expand "Skype TECHNOLOGIES".
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    The "Skype Updater service" is currently allowed. I can click the switch on the right to block the application.
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    You can click the switch next to a blocked application to unblock the application.
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    Now, click "Start" at the top of this window. This section shows the startup manager. As you can see, the file with the missing digital signature is now blocked. Farther down the list, there are two files named "hotnix.exe" and "applicationhosting.exe". Those files are still allowed.
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    Click the switches next to those files once to block them as well.
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Recent edits by: VisiHow, Lukward Thomason

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