Jan 19 2009
Early rise this Monday morning…
So I’ve been testing the beta version of Windows 7 (Build 7000 at the moment) on a Dell Inspiron 6400… so far, I’m fairly impressed. But that’s not the subject of todays thought – or mystery.
After downloading the 43MB technical preview of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 8 (AKA KAV 2009) for Windows 7, it goes through a fairly straightforward installation process. It politely asks if you want to disable the built-in Windows firewall and use Kaspersky Anti-Hacker instead. I chose to leave the Windows 7 firewall intact and running.
The installation takes about 2-3 minutes and then one is prompted to activate the product… it requests your user information and the key field is automatically populated. I enter my name as the registrant and click “next.”
After a few moments, success! But wait… what’s this about my copy of KAV being licensed to the Russian Federation ?