Connect to Windows Network shares (samba) while using Kaspersky Total Security

Kaspersky’s firewall blocks scanning of the connection, so you need to tag it as a local/trusted network, to allow file managers like ES File Explorer to detect the network.

In Kaspersky Total Security > Settings > Protection > Firewall > Firewall settings > Networks >
Click on the network, select Edit, and choose Local/Trusted network

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