[tor-talk] Kaspersky still interferes with SSL port 443 sites

Joe Btfsplk joebtfsplk at gmx.com
Tue Nov 5 17:28:34 UTC 2013

On 11/2/2013 11:16 AM, Moritz Bartl wrote:
> On 11/02/2013 02:27 PM, Joe Btfsplk wrote:
>>>> Don't expect too much help here [from Moritz].
>> Well, not from some, anyway. LOL :)
> Hey hey, no reason to become hostile. I wrote the mail, which I consider
> "help". Help in making you understand why nobody really interacted with
> you over this issue the last time you brought it up.
> Sounds like you would rather not have me comment on this at all. I was
> trying to be helpful, as in: it is a KIS bug, *especially* if it goes
> away when you restart it, and also, if it messes with SOCKS in this way,
> they should get this fixed. If you want to help them fix it, run a local
> network sniffer and find out what they do exactly with the requests in
> question.
> Moritz
Thanks Moritz,
the phrase "Well, not from some, anyway. LOL :)" w/  "LOL" & a smilie is 
pretty far from hostile, from my understanding.
That's why they're sometimes used in email / postings - to indicate 
tone, that's often lost in email.

Thought I was taking the high road; trying to "defuse" what seemed like 
a pretty flippant, "looking down your nose" reply.
If not your intent, I apologize.  If it was, may want to dial back a 
notch.  I'm sure lots of Tor users have closed source AV software.
But, see here - I'm still smiling:  :D, :), ;)

"Why no one responded...?"  Kinda amusing.  Could well be same reason 
KIS "gurus" / long time mods are stumped.
Or same reason hundreds of software devs have been stumped by my 
questions / observations, over decades.
Millions of users post intelligent questions on forums / lists *ALL* the 
time & no one has an answer.  Means nothing.

It'd be very hard for me & many to *entirely* avoid closed source 
software.  I try to use open source if at all possible.

I'll try the sniffer - if don't discover something else (soon), or if 
KIS support doesn't have a solution.  I'm not sure Kaspersky cares about 
KIS /  TBB issues.
Yes, it seems like a (possible) bug.  Stopping / restarting KIS 
*shouldn't* have an effect on certificates, whether it is / isn't 
scanning encrypted connections, etc.
No (visible) settings are changed, by stopping / restarting it. That's 
why I said it was unusual.

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