moderated Re: Greetings and Kaspersky Total Security with JAWS

Emre Rencber

I think Windows Defender is useless. Better than ever. It does nothing
but see harmless programs and allow viruses.

2020-03-04 14:30 GMT+03:00, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io

Why would anyone trust a paid anti-virus program who developers are
based in Russia?  There have been allegations that this company may even
be involved in the Russian hacking scheme to influence the outcomes of
the 2016 and now the 2020 elections, and that it may even have close
ties to Vladimir Puten. I have no idea whether these allegations are
true or not, but why take chances when Windows Security is free and
totally accessible and does a satisfactory job?


On 3/3/2020 9:36 PM, David Goldfield wrote:

Hello. While I have not used Kaspersky Total Security I have been
using Kaspersky Antivirus for approximately five years with both JAWS
as well as with NVDA. I can definitely confirm your findings. I won't
say much about using Kaspersky with NVDA since this is a JAWS-specific
list. However, the following link will take you to a detailed review
which I wrote discussing NVDA's performance with Kaspersky.

using Kaspersky Antivirus with JAWS I have sometimes seen JAWS being
able to read the various controls as I navigate to them with tab or
shift-tab but this accessibility seemed to stop working after a while.
I am guessing this could have been due to a Kaspersky program update
but I cannot confirm this without uninstalling it and reinstalling an
earlier version which I honestly don't wish to do. For now the tab key
reads nothing and, as you say, using the touch cursor is necessary
when navigating in the main window. If you access the program from the
system tray choosing the Settings or Task Manager options may be more
accessible with JAWS. I do feel that some scripting could solve for
many of these issues. Once I learn a little more about scripting I am
willing to try and write some Kaspersky scripts but it's going to be a
while before this can happen.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
On 3/3/2020 3:47 PM, Arkadiusz Świętnicki wrote:

Hello guys!

Thank you for letting me in in to your groups! I am a JAWS user from
Poland, primarily interested in programming, sound design and other
things. I have came here to discuss this great screenreader with you,
ask questions and help others to the best of my ability.

The first problem I have noticed and wanted to discuss is JAWS
support for the Kaspersky Total Security package. I use this software
and it is essential for me to have this one pretty wellaccessible..
The competing screenreader works with it OK, however JAWS has its
problems. Tab and Shift+Tab seem not to work at all while I am in the
PC Cursor mode. I have to use the touch cursor to operate the
software, and it is not always convenient to use this specific cursor.

Moreover this behavior is very illogical to me, as KTS’s interface
seems to be standard WPF or something of that sorts.

Maybe I am doing something wrong (I’m pretty new to JFW, I use it for
less than a year).


Arkadiusz Świętnicki AKA. Nuno

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