How to configure activation of a secure connection
To configure activation of a secure connection:
Open the main application window.
In the main application window, click the button .
Select the Settings item in the drop-down menu.
The Settings window opens.
Select the Apply general rules on connection to Wi-Fi networks check box.
Click the Settings button.
This opens the General rules for connecting to Wi-Fi networks window.
In the On connection to insecure Wi-Fi networks section, select one of the following options:
Prompt to enable secure connection based on Kaspersky recommendations. When you are connecting to an insecure Wi-Fi network, Kaspersky Secure Connection displays a notification and prompts you to enable a secure connection based on recommendations by Kaspersky experts. These rules may be automatically updated without notifying the user. This option is selected by default.
Enable secure connection automatically. Kaspersky Secure Connection enables a secure connection when you connect to an insecure Wi-Fi network.
Ignore. Kaspersky Secure Connection does not display a notification and does not enable a secure connection when you are connecting to an insecure Wi-Fi network.
In the Choose virtual server when secure connection is enabled drop-down list, specify the region through which you want to establish a secure connection. If you have the standard version of the application, only the Optimal option is available in the drop-down list. In this case, the application chooses the region for you.
Click the Select Wi-Fi networks to treat as insecure link to go to the Treat the following Wi-Fi networks as insecure window.
Select Wi-Fi networks upon connecting to which the application should enable a secure connection:
Not password protected networks.Such networks can never be treated as secure. The application always enables a secure connection upon connecting to such networks. This setting cannot be changed.
Networks with weak data encryption. Such networks may be under-protected because of weak encryption of transmitted data. Select the check box if you want the application to enable secure connection when connecting to networks that have weak data encryption.
Networks with common names. Networks with common names may be vulnerable because it is easier for hackers to figure out the password for such a network. Select the check box if you want the application to enable secure connection when connecting to networks that have common names.
Networks with WPS protocol enabled. WPS is a simplified protocol to create wireless networks. However, such networks cannot be treated as protected. Select the check box if you want the application to enable secure connection when connecting to networks that have WPS protocol enabled.
Public networks. There are many people connecting to public Wi-Fi networks, and such networks may become the target of hackers. Often, public networks have a password which is easy to remember and easy to guess. Select the check box if you want the application to enable secure connection when connecting to public networks.
Your secure connection may be briefly disabled in the following situations:
When network conditions are poor
When changing the virtual server
When connecting to another network
When roaming between Wi-Fi networks or access points