How to exclude NDIS filter from a Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations 6.0.4.x installation package in Kaspersky Administration Kit 8.0?



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How to exclude NDIS filter from a Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations 6.0.4.x installation package in Kaspersky Administration Kit 8.0?

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2012 Jan 23 ID: 3625

Applies to:
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations, version 6.0.4.x
  • Kaspersky Administration Kit 8.0
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus NDIS Filter is a driver for intercepting network packets. Its network packet interception mechanism is based on the technology NDIS Intermediate Driver. This is a method recommended by Microsoft. It provides maximum compatibility with different versions of operating systems, and other applications and drivers.

    If you are unwilling to install Kaspersky Anti-Virus NDIS Filter on client computers for some reason, you can exclude the interceptor driver from Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations 6.0.4.x.



    This method functions under 32 bit OSes only.

    Be advised though, that the component Anti-Hacker (Firewall) will not use its packet filtration and network attack detection functions on x64 OSes. Other components are not affected. Network packet interception will remain on Windows 2000/XP x32. Besides Kaspersky Anti-Virus NDIS Filter, an older network packet interceptor (used for Kaspersky Anti-Virus 5.0) is additionally installed on these operating systems.

    In order to exclude Kaspersky Anti-Virus NDIS Filter from an installation package, you should modify the file setup.ini and place it in the installation package folder. 

    We assume that there is an already created Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations 6.0.4.x installation package and a remote installation task for specific computers in the Administration Server console.

    • Open the folder exec inside the installation package folder;
      • By default, for Windows XP / 2003 - disk:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Administration Kit\Share\Packages\KAVWKS6\exec;
      • By default, for Windows 7 / Vista / 2008 - disk:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Administration Kit\Share\Packages\KAVWKS6\exec.
    • Create a text file setup.txt in the folder exec. Open the file setup.txt in Notepad and add the following section:


      • Save the changes and close the Notepad.
      • Open Folder Options (Start > Control Panel), tab View. Uncheck the box Hide extensions for known file types in the section Hidden files and folders.
      • Rename the file setup.txt into setup.ini. Click Yes to confirm the renaming.

    Next time you run the application deployment task in Administration Server Console, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations MP4 will be installed without Kaspersky Anti-Virus NDIS Filter.

    InformationAfter installing the application, check that Kaspersky Anti-Virus NDIS Filter has not been installed by opening each network connection properties on the client computer: there should be no Kaspersky Anti-Virus NDIS Filter entry in the block This connection uses the following items.


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