How to Remove Kaspersky Ndis Miniport

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How to Remove Kaspersky Ndis Miniport
The Kaspersky NDIS filter monitors the network for threats. (ADSL Router image by Phil2048 from Fotolia.com)

Certain versions of Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Anti-Virus integrate themselves with the network connection in Windows when they are installed. This feature installs a miniport called an "NDIS filter" on each of the computer's network connections. The purpose of the NDIS filter is to monitor the network communication on your computer and intercept packets that might contain attacks before they can reach your computer. The NDIS filter is not a requirement in order for Kaspersky Internet Security or Kaspersky Anti-Virus to protect your computer, although it is required for network packet monitoring. If you find that it causes problems in the operating system or with your network connection, you can remove the Kaspersky NDIS filter from your computer.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

    Removing the Kaspersky NDIS Filter in Windows XP

  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button, then click "Control Panel."

  2. 2

    Double-click "Network Connections." If this icon is not shown, click "Network and Internet Connections," then click "Network Connections."

  3. 3

    Right-click your primary network connection--normally "Local Area Connection" or "Wireless Network Connection"--and click "Properties."

  4. 4

    Click "Kaspersky Anti-Virus NDIS Filter," then click "Uninstall." The filter may have a slightly different name depending on the Kaspersky product that you have installed.

  5. 5

    Uninstall the Kaspersky NDIS Filter from all of the other network connections displayed in the "Network Connections" window.

    Removing the Kaspersky NDIS Filter in Windows Vista

  1. 1

    Click the Windows Orb (Start button), then click "Control Panel."

  2. 2

    Double-click "Network and Sharing Center." If this icon is not shown, click "Network and Internet," then click "Network and Sharing Center."

  3. 3

    Right-click your primary network connection--normally "Local Area Connection" or "Wireless Network Connection"--and click "Properties."

  4. 4

    Click "Manage Network Connections."

  5. 5

    Click "Kaspersky Anti-Virus NDIS Filter," then click "Uninstall."

  6. 6

    Uninstall the Kaspersky NDIS Filter from all of the other network connections displayed in the "Network Connections" window.

Tips and warnings

  • If you do not want the Kaspersky NDIS filter attached to your network connection, only uninstall it from the system using the instructions in this article. Although you may be tempted to simply remove the check from the box next to this item when viewing the properties for your network connection, disabling rather than removing the NDIS filter can cause Windows to crash.

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