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19 July 2010, 18:27

Critical Fix 1 for Kaspersky 2011

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Kaspersky Logo Kaspersky has released revision 10.0.1 of the 2011 versions of Kaspersky Anti-Virus (KAV) and Kaspersky Internet Security (KIS) – though so far in German and French only. Kaspersky says the English version should be released near the end of this week. The revision has previously been tested as "Critical Fix 1". The new release should fix some pretty major problems with the first release of KAV and KIS 2011 (build, including the freezes and crashes reported by some users following signature updates.

Kaspersky patched both programs to revision (a) in mid June. Users currently have to download and install the update to manually. It's not necessary to uninstall existing copies of KAV/KIS 2010. After updating, users will need to restart their systems and then carry out a signature update – the signatures supplied with 10.0.1 date from the 1st of July.

The switch to the 2011 version has not gone entirely smoothly for some users. Some copies refused to update, displaying an error message "Black list is corrupted." Under some configurations, KIS regularly used all available memory for short periods. Other users had to reconnect USB entry devices after installing Kaspersky 2011, as Windows no longer detected them. Critical Fix 1 also updates the Kaspersky Anti-Spam Extension for Thunderbird so that it will also work in Thunderbird 3.1.

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