- Kaspersky Anti-Virus
name = Kaspersky Anti-Virus
caption = Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 (version 8.0)
latest_release_version = 22.214.171.1244 (2009)
latest_release_date = release date|2008|08|04
latest_preview_date = |
Microsoft Windows, Linux
genre = Antivirus
license = Proprietary
website = [http://www.kaspersky.com/kaspersky_anti-virus www.kaspersky.com]
Kaspersky Anti-Virus ( _ru. Антивирус Касперского; formerly known as "AntiViral Toolkit Pro"; often referred to as KAV) is a
russian antivirus program developed by Kaspersky Lab. It is designed to protect users from malwareand is primarily designed for computers running Microsoft Windows, though a version for Linuxis available for business consumers.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus has numerous features, including real-time protection, detection and removal of viruses, trojans, worms,
spyware, adwareand keyloggers, as well as detection and removal of rootkits. It also includes automatic updates and a tool for creating rescue disks. In addition, KAV prevents itself from being disabled without user permission.
The program is well known for its high detection rates. According to AV-Comparatives, Kaspersky Anti-Virus rates highly amongst virus scanners in terms of detection rates, even despite the fact that the program has failed two
Virus Bulletintests in 2007. In addition, PC World recently awarded Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6 the Editor's Choice in its 2007 anti-virus comparative.
Kaspersky Anti Virus 7.0 was "A-listed" by the prestigious UK PC journal
PC Proin late 2007, where it scored very highly for detection and removal of malware. PC Pro attribute this to “a combination of the software’s heuristic scanning and uncompromising approach to database updates. While many packages check for new virus signatures on a daily basis, Kaspersky runs to an hourly schedule, improving your PC’s chances of being immunized before an infection reaches it.” [ [http://www.kaspersky.co.uk/news?id=207575542 Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0 wins top awards from PC Pro ] ]
Kaspersky Anti-Virus generally has a fast response rate, being able to provide signatures for new viruses in zero to two hours after outbreak on average.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus lacks certain features found in
Kaspersky Internet Security. These missing features include a personal firewall, HIPS a parental controltool and an anti-spamapplication. It also lacks the Virtual Keyboard, feature used to prevent keystroke logging.
In addition, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, like the majority of its competitors, is incompatible with numerous other
antivirusand antispywaresoftware.. [ [http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208279751 Applications which are not compatible with Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 ] ] . This limitation is severe on operating systems without built in firewalls such as Windows 2000since the Kaspersky installation routine can automatically uninstall incompatible applications, leaving the system exposed.
A edition of Kaspersky's anti-virus solution for
Linuxworkstations is available to business consumers. [ [http://www.kaspersky.com/anti-virus_linux_workstation Kaspersky® Anti-Virus for Linux Workstation] ] It offers much of the features included in the mainstream version for Windows, including on-access and on-demand scanners.
In addition, specialized editions of Kaspersky Anti-Virus is available for different varieties of Linux servers and offers protection from most forms of malware.
DVD-ROMor CD-ROMdrive, Internet Explorer5.5 or above and Windows Installer2.0 or above are also required for the installation of Kaspersky Anti-Virus in Windows.
The current mainstream version range of Kaspersky Anti-Virus (126.96.36.199 and higher) only supports Windows 2000, XP and Vista. The last version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus that still supported
Windows Mewas 188.8.131.521.
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* [http://www.kaspersky.com/kaspersky_anti-virus Kaspersky Anti-Virus product page]
* [http://forum.kaspersky.com Kaspersky Lab Forum]
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