Did you mean to lock this topic? I'll unlock it so you can receive replies.
No, did not want to lock?? How does that happen?
Wound up uninstalling and installing latest version. A little complicated procedure to guarantee success, but it worked.
Question posted above is about the \Device\KsecDD option in Defense +. I understand that this is for malware that hides (encrypts) files, such as fakeAV and so on. Is this right?
In any case, pics below show what was going on before I uninstalled. Seems it is a matter of what settings are enabled, so....
As one can see, I was having trouble with CIS Firewall blocking and intercepting clean files. This made boot much slower at times than it should have been. Clean install fixed that.