[Windows] HowTo configure Kaspersky for News Client Access

Abstract

Running news clients with the built-in Windows Firewall, you will usually get fullspeed when accessing the usenet. Problems occur when you use All-in-One Internet-Firewall-and-Virus-Scan solutions. Since Virus-Scanners and Firewalls tend to scan all the network traffic with heuristic algorithms, scanning may slow down internet (and usenet) access. The following article demonstrates how to configure the widely spread Kaspersky Internet Security to allow fullspeed access to the usenet.

Preparations

We assume you know how to setup your news client and you already installed Kaspersky Internet Security (KIS).

Setting up KIS

Open up your KIS and do the following:

  • click the Settings Button (see picture)
  • on the next window click the Threats and Exclusions Button (see picture)
  • on the next window click the Add Button (see picture)
  • on the next window click the Do not scan network traffic Checkbox (see picture) and then click the Browse Button to choose your News Client (see picture).

Then save your settings and restart your News Client application and you’re done.

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5 Responses to “[Windows] HowTo configure Kaspersky for News Client Access”

  1. ken says:

    It works like a charm. Thank you.

  2. W.J Bons says:

    What I think is this:

    There’s no need to change the network-scan parameters w. Kasperksky KAV or KiS versions, even not w. KiS 2011 Critical Fix#1.

    There’s only one step to be done:

    1) Look into the help (a separate .pdf file is available @Kaspersky.com) Searche for ‘ports’, wthin the list of ports remove the checkmark for port name NNTP w. #119. Newsleecher will download flawlessly, now.

    WJB

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