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Kaspersky Antivirus

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January 28, 2011    
 
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Windows

Kaspersky Antivirus is an Antivirus Software for Windows created by Kaspersky Lab ZAO.

Product summary of Kaspersky Antivirus

Kaspersky Lab had just released its newest version of the Kaspersky anti-virus, This software is designed to provide protect against malware. Generally, it is designed for computers running on Microsoft Windows, but there is also a version for Linux that is made available for business users. With its built-in system restore capabilities, a fast software engine, and Secunia vulnerability database, the Kaspersky Anti-Virus gives users adequate protection against threats like malware.

System requirements of Kaspersky Antivirus

For computers running on Windows 2000, XP, or XP Professional x64 edition, an Intel Pentium 300 MHz or higher processor is needed, as well as 128 MB of RAM and 50 MB of free hard drive space. For computers using Windows Vista, an Intel Pentium 800MHz or higher processor, a RAM of 512 MB, and a free hard drive space of 50 MB are needed. Linux users, on the other hand, need to have an Intel Pentium 133 MHz or higher processor, 64 MB of RAM, and 100 MB of free hard drive space to run the Kaspersky Anti-Virus. It's also important for the computer to have a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, Windows Installer 2.0, and Internet Explorer 5.5 or above so that Kaspersky Anti-Virus can be installed properly.

Features of Kaspersky Antivirus

The Kaspersky Anti-Virus provides computers with essential protection against threats such as trojans, worms, and viruses. Adware and spyware will also be blocked. Files will be scanned in real time and whenever users want their computers to be checked for any threat. Email messages will be scanned regardless of the email client used. Aside from these, Internet traffic will be filtered and scanned. Protection for instant messengers such as MSN and ICQ will also be provided. Those who use computer applications or go to websites with Visual Basic or Java scripts will be glad to know that these will be checked as well.

Kaspersky Antivirus Preventive Protection Scanning

Preventive protection as well as advanced protection and recovery are also provided by the Kaspersky Anti-Virus software. This software detects vulnerabilities by scanning installed applications and operating systems. It also provides computers with global threat monitoring as well as disables links to sites that have malware. What's great about this software is that it can even be installed on computers that are infected already because of its self-protection feature that keeps it from being stopped or disabled. After the removal of malicious viruses, the correct system settings will be restored; users can even use the tools provided by this program to create a rescue disk.

Kaspersky Antivirus Wizard Tools

When it comes to usability, the Kaspersky Anti-Virus software ranks high on the scale, with its wizards for various tasks, visual reports with diagrams and charts, and automatic configuration during installation. Users can also choose between interactive and automatic mode. Not only that, technical support is available at all times.

Advantages and drawbacks of Kaspersky Antivirus

As with other software, the Kaspersky Anti-Virus is not without its share of disadvantages. For one, it doesn't allow other anti-virus programs to be installed in the same computer. The existing anti-virus programs installed in a computer would have to be removed for this software to function well. But all in all, the Kaspersky Anti-Virus software offers more benefits than disadvantages. With its powerful features, this program is a definite must-have for those who want to give their computers added protection. A free trial download is even available at the official website of Kaspersky Lab, so that users can try the software out first before buying the full edition.

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