USER GUIDE - 2F 2000 Kft.
KASPERSKY LAB
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations 6.0
USER GUIDE
KASPERSKY ANTI-VIRUS FOR WINDOWS
WORKSTATIONS 6.0
User Guide
© Kaspersky Lab
http://www.kaspersky.com
Revision date: July 2007
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1. THREATS TO COMPUTER SECURITY............................................... 11
1.1. Sources of Threats .............................................................................................. 11
1.2. How threats spread ............................................................................................. 12
1.3. Types of Threats.................................................................................................. 14
1.4. Signs of Infection ................................................................................................. 17
1.5. What to do if you suspect infection ..................................................................... 18
1.6. Preventing Infection............................................................................................. 19
CHAPTER 2. KASPERSKY ANTI-VIRUS FOR WINDOWS WORKSTATIONS 6.0 . 21
2.1. What’s new in Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations 6.0................. 21
2.2. The elements of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations Defense..... 24
2.2.1. Protection components................................................................................. 24
2.2.2. Virus scan tasks............................................................................................ 26
2.2.3. Program tools................................................................................................ 27
2.3. Hardware and software system requirements ................................................... 28
2.4. Software packages.............................................................................................. 29
2.5. Support for registered users................................................................................ 30
CHAPTER 3. INSTALLING KASPERSKY ANTI-VIRUS FOR WINDOWS
WORKSTATIONS 6.0................................................................................................ 31
3.1. Installation procedure using the Installation Wizard........................................... 32
3.2. Setup Wizard ....................................................................................................... 36
3.2.1. Using objects saved with Version 5.0 .......................................................... 36
3.2.2. Activating the program.................................................................................. 37
3.2.2.1. Selecting a program activation method................................................. 37
3.2.2.2. Entering the activation code .................................................................. 38
3.2.2.3. Obtaining a key file................................................................................. 38
3.2.2.4. Selecting a license key file..................................................................... 38
3.2.2.5. Completing program activation.............................................................. 39
3.2.3. Selecting a security mode ............................................................................ 39
3.2.4. Configuring update settings.......................................................................... 40
3.2.5. Configuring a virus scan schedule ............................................................... 40
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3.2.6. Restricting program access.......................................................................... 41
3.2.7. Configuring Anti-Hacker settings.................................................................. 42
3.2.7.1. Determining a security zone’s status .................................................... 42
3.2.7.2. Creating a list of network applications................................................... 43
3.2.8. Finishing the Setup Wizard .......................................................................... 44
3.3. Installing the program from the command prompt ............................................. 44
3.4. Procedure for installing the Group Policy Object................................................ 45
3.4.1. Installing the program ................................................................................... 45
3.4.2. Upgrading the program ................................................................................ 46
3.4.3. Uninstalling the program............................................................................... 46
3.5. Upgrading from 5.0 to 6.0 ................................................................................... 47
CHAPTER 4. PROGRAM INTERFACE ....................................................................... 48
4.1. System tray icon .................................................................................................. 48
4.2. The context menu................................................................................................ 49
4.3. Main program window......................................................................................... 50
4.4. Program settings window.................................................................................... 53
CHAPTER 5. GETTING STARTED.............................................................................. 55
5.1. What is the protection status of the computer? .................................................. 55
5.1.1. Protection indicators ..................................................................................... 56
5.1.2. Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations component status.......... 59
5.1.3. Program performance statistics ................................................................... 60
5.2. How to scan your computer for viruses .............................................................. 61
5.3. How to scan critical areas of the computer......................................................... 62
5.4. How to scan a file, folder or disk for viruses ....................................................... 62
5.5. How to train Anti-Spam ....................................................................................... 63
5.6. How to update the program ................................................................................ 64
5.7. What to do if protection is not running ................................................................ 65
CHAPTER 6. PROTECTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM............................................ 66
6.1. Stopping and resuming protection on your computer ........................................ 66
6.1.1. Pausing protection........................................................................................ 67
6.1.2. Stopping protection....................................................................................... 68
6.1.3. Pausing / stopping protection components and tasks................................. 68
6.1.4. Restoring protection on your computer........................................................ 69
6.1.5. Shutting down the program .......................................................................... 70
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6.2. Types of malicious programs to be monitored ................................................... 70
6.3. Creating a trusted zone....................................................................................... 71
6.3.1. Exclusion rules.............................................................................................. 72
6.3.2. Trusted applications...................................................................................... 77
6.4. Starting tasks under another profile.................................................................... 81
6.5. Configuring Scheduled Tasks and Notifications................................................. 82
6.6. Power options...................................................................................................... 84
6.7. Advanced Disinfection Technology .................................................................... 85
CHAPTER 7. FILE ANTI-VIRUS ................................................................................... 86
7.1. Selecting a file security level ............................................................................... 87
7.2. Configuring File Anti-Virus................................................................................... 88
7.2.1. Defining the file types to be scanned ........................................................... 88
7.2.2. Defining protection scope............................................................................. 91
7.2.3. Configuring advanced settings..................................................................... 92
7.2.4. Restoring default File Anti-Virus settings ..................................................... 95
7.2.5. Selecting actions for objects......................................................................... 95
7.3. Postponed disinfection ........................................................................................ 97
CHAPTER 8. MAIL ANTI-VIRUS .................................................................................. 99
8.1. Selecting an email protection level ................................................................... 100
8.2. Configuring Mail Anti-Virus................................................................................ 102
8.2.1. Selecting a protected email group.............................................................. 102
8.2.2. Configuring email processing in Microsoft Office Outlook......................... 104
8.2.3. Configuring email scans in The Bat! .......................................................... 105
8.2.4. Restoring default Mail Anti-Virus settings .................................................. 107
8.2.5. Selecting actions for dangerous email objects .......................................... 107
CHAPTER 9. WEB ANTI-VIRUS ................................................................................ 110
9.1. Selecting the web security level........................................................................ 111
9.2. Configuring Web Anti-Virus............................................................................... 113
9.2.1. Setting a scan method................................................................................ 113
9.2.2. Creating a trusted address list.................................................................... 114
9.2.3. Restoring default Web Anti-Virus settings ................................................. 115
9.2.4. Selecting responses to dangerous objects................................................ 116
CHAPTER 10. PROACTIVE DEFENSE .................................................................... 117
10.1. Proactive Defense settings ............................................................................. 119
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10.1.1. Activity control rules.................................................................................. 121
10.1.2. Office Guard.............................................................................................. 124
10.1.3. Registry Guard.......................................................................................... 126
10.1.3.1. Selecting registry keys for creating a rule ......................................... 128
10.1.3.2. Creating a Registry Guard rule.......................................................... 129
CHAPTER 11. ANTI-SPY............................................................................................ 132
11.1. Configuring Anti-Spy ....................................................................................... 134
11.1.1. Creating Popup Blocker trusted address list ........................................... 134
11.1.2. Banner ad blocking list ............................................................................. 136
11.1.2.1. Configuring the standard banner ad blocking list ............................. 136
11.1.2.2. Banner ad white lists.......................................................................... 137
11.1.2.3. Banner ad black lists.......................................................................... 138
11.1.3. Creating an Anti-Dialer trusted number list.............................................. 138
CHAPTER 12. PROTECTION AGAINST NETWORK ATTACKS............................ 140
12.1. Selecting an Anti-Hacker security level .......................................................... 142
12.2. Application rules .............................................................................................. 143
12.2.1. Creating rules manually............................................................................ 145
12.2.2. Creating rules from template.................................................................... 146
12.3. Packet filtering rules ........................................................................................ 147
12.4. Fine-tuning rules for applications and packet filtering .................................... 149
12.5. Ranking rule priority......................................................................................... 153
12.6. Rules for security zones.................................................................................. 153
12.7. Firewall mode .................................................................................................. 156
12.8. Configuring the Intrusion Detection System................................................... 157
12.9. List of network attacks detected...................................................................... 158
12.10. Blocking and allowing network activity ......................................................... 161
CHAPTER 13. PROTECTION AGAINST UNWANTED E-MAIL .............................. 163
13.1. Selecting an Anti-Spam sensitivity level ......................................................... 165
13.2. Training Anti-Spam.......................................................................................... 166
13.2.1. Training Wizard......................................................................................... 167
13.2.2. Training with outgoing emails................................................................... 167
13.2.3. Training using your email client................................................................ 168
13.2.4. Training using Anti-Spam reports ............................................................ 168
13.3. Configuring Anti-Spam .................................................................................... 170
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13.3.1. Configuring scan settings ......................................................................... 170
13.3.2. Selecting spam filtration technologies...................................................... 171
13.3.3. Defining spam and potential spam factors .............................................. 172
13.3.4. Creating white and black lists manually................................................... 173
13.3.4.1. White lists for addresses and phrases .............................................. 174
13.3.4.2. Black lists for addresses and phrases............................................... 175
13.3.5. Additional spam filtration features ............................................................ 177
13.3.6. Mail Dispatcher ......................................................................................... 179
13.3.7. Actions for spam....................................................................................... 180
13.3.8. Configuring spam processing in Microsoft Office Outlook ...................... 180
13.3.9. Configuring spam processing in Outlook Express (Windows Mail)........ 183
13.3.10. Configuring spam processing in The Bat!.............................................. 184
CHAPTER 14. SCANNING FOR VIRUSES ON THE COMPUTER......................... 187
14.1. Managing virus scan tasks.............................................................................. 188
14.2. Creating a list of objects to scan ..................................................................... 188
14.3. Creating virus scan tasks ................................................................................ 190
14.4. Configuring virus scan tasks ........................................................................... 191
14.4.1. Selecting a security level .......................................................................... 192
14.4.2. Specifying the types of objects to scan.................................................... 193
14.4.3. Restoring default scan settings ................................................................ 195
14.4.4. Selecting actions for objects..................................................................... 196
14.4.5. Additional virus scan settings ................................................................... 198
14.4.6. Setting up global scan settings for all tasks............................................. 199
CHAPTER 15. TESTING KASPERSKY ANTI-VIRUS FEATURES ......................... 200
15.1. The EICAR test virus and its variations .......................................................... 200
15.2. Testing File Anti-Virus ..................................................................................... 202
15.3. Testing Virus scan tasks ................................................................................. 203
CHAPTER 16. PROGRAM UPDATES....................................................................... 205
16.1. Starting the Updater ........................................................................................ 206
16.2. Rolling back to the previous update................................................................ 207
16.3. Creating update tasks ..................................................................................... 207
16.4. Configuring update settings ............................................................................ 208
16.4.1. Selecting an update source...................................................................... 209
16.4.2. Selecting an update method and what to update.................................... 211
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16.4.3. Configuring connection settings............................................................... 213
16.4.4. Update distribution.................................................................................... 215
16.4.5. Actions after updating the program.......................................................... 216
CHAPTER 17. ADVANCED OPTIONS ...................................................................... 217
17.1. Quarantine for potentially infected objects...................................................... 218
17.1.1. Actions with quarantined objects.............................................................. 219
17.1.2. Setting up Quarantine............................................................................... 221
17.2. Backup copies of dangerous objects.............................................................. 222
17.2.1. Actions with backup copies ...................................................................... 222
17.2.2. Configuring Backup settings .................................................................... 224
17.3. Reports ............................................................................................................ 224
17.3.1. Configuring report settings ....................................................................... 227
17.3.2. The Detected tab ...................................................................................... 227
17.3.3. The Events tab.......................................................................................... 228
17.3.4. The Statistics tab ...................................................................................... 229
17.3.5. The Settings tab........................................................................................ 230
17.3.6. The Macros tab......................................................................................... 231
17.3.7. The Registry tab ....................................................................................... 232
17.3.8. The Phishing Sites tab.............................................................................. 233
17.3.9. The Popup Windows tab.......................................................................... 233
17.3.10. The Banner Ads tab ............................................................................... 234
17.3.11. The Dial Attempts tab............................................................................. 235
17.3.12. The Network Attacks tab ........................................................................ 235
17.3.13. The Banned Hosts tab ........................................................................... 236
17.3.14. The Application Activity tab .................................................................... 237
17.3.15. The Packet Filtering tab.......................................................................... 237
17.3.16. The Established Connections tab.......................................................... 238
17.3.17. The Open Ports tab ................................................................................ 240
17.3.18. The Traffic tab......................................................................................... 240
17.4. General information about the program ......................................................... 241
17.5. Managing licenses........................................................................................... 242
17.6. Technical Support ........................................................................................... 244
17.7. Creating a monitored port list .......................................................................... 245
17.8. Checking encrypted connections.................................................................... 247
17.9. Configuring the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations interface.. 249
17.10. Rescue Disk .................................................................................................. 250
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17.10.1. Creating a rescue disk............................................................................ 251
17.10.2. Using the rescue disk ............................................................................. 253
17.11. Using additional services .............................................................................. 254
17.11.1. Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations event notifications.... 254
17.11.1.1. Types of events and notification delivery methods......................... 255
17.11.1.2. Configuring email notification .......................................................... 257
17.11.1.3. Configuring event log settings ......................................................... 258
17.11.2. Self-Defense and access restriction ...................................................... 259
17.11.3. Resolving conflicts with other applications ............................................ 261
17.12. Importing and exporting Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations
settings ............................................................................................................. 261
17.13. Resetting to default settings.......................................................................... 262
CHAPTER 18. WORKING WITH THE PROGRAM FROM THE COMMAND
PROMPT .................................................................................................................. 264
18.1. Activating the application................................................................................. 265
18.2. Managing program components and tasks.................................................... 266
18.3. Anti-virus scans ............................................................................................... 269
18.4. Program updates............................................................................................. 273
18.5. Rollback settings ............................................................................................. 274
18.6. Exporting settings ............................................................................................ 275
18.7. Importing settings ............................................................................................ 276
18.8. Starting the program........................................................................................ 276
18.9. Stopping the program...................................................................................... 276
18.10. Obtaining a Trace File................................................................................... 277
18.11. Viewing Help.................................................................................................. 277
18.12. Return codes from the command line interface ........................................... 278
CHAPTER 19. MODIFYING, REPAIRING, AND REMOVING THE PROGRAM .... 279
19.1. Modifying, repairing, and removing the program using Installation Wizard... 279
19.2. Uninstalling the program from the command prompt..................................... 281
CHAPTER 20. ADMINISTERING THE PROGRAM WITH KASPERSKY
ADMINISTRATION KIT............................................................................................ 283
20.1. Administering the application .......................................................................... 285
20.1.1. Starting/stopping the application .............................................................. 286
20.1.2. Configuring application settings ............................................................... 287
20.1.3. Configuring specific settings..................................................................... 289
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20.2. Managing tasks ............................................................................................... 290
20.2.1. Starting and stopping tasks...................................................................... 291
20.2.2. Creating tasks........................................................................................... 292
20.2.2.1. Creating local tasks............................................................................ 292
20.2.2.2. Creating group tasks.......................................................................... 294
20.2.2.3. Creating global tasks ......................................................................... 294
20.2.3. Configuring specific task settings............................................................. 295
20.3. Managing policies............................................................................................ 296
20.3.1. Creating policies ....................................................................................... 296
20.3.2. Viewing and editing policy settings .......................................................... 298
CHAPTER 21. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS............................................... 300
APPENDIX A. REFERENCE INFORMATION........................................................... 302
A.1. List of files scanned by extension..................................................................... 302
A.2. Possible file exclusion masks ........................................................................... 304
A.3. Possible threat exclusion masks ...................................................................... 305
A.4. Overview of settings in setup.ini ....................................................................... 306
APPENDIX B. KASPERSKY LAB............................................................................... 308
B.1. Other Kaspersky Lab Products ........................................................................ 309
B.2. Contact Us......................................................................................................... 319
APPENDIX C. LICENSE AGREEMENT .................................................................... 321
CHAPTER 1. THREATS TO
COMPUTER SECURITY
As information technology has rapidly developed and penetrated many aspects
of human existence, so the number and range of crimes aimed at breaching
information security has grown.
Cyber criminals have shown great interest in the activities of both state structures
and commercial enterprises. They attempt to steal or disclose confidential
information, which damages business reputations, disrupts business continuity,
and may impair an organization's information resources. These acts can do
extensive damage to assets, both tangible and intangible.
It is not only big companies who are at risk; individual users can also be
attacked. Criminals can gain access to personal data (for instance, bank account
and credit card numbers and passwords), or cause a computer to malfunction.
Some types of attacks can give hackers complete access to a computer, which
can then be used as part of a “zombie network” of infected computers to attack
servers, send out spam, harvest confidential information, and spread new viruses
and Trojans.
In today’s world, it is widely acknowledged that information is a valuable asset
that should be protected. At the same time, information must be accessible to
those who legitimately require it (for instance, employees, clients and partners of
a business). Hence, the need to create a comprehensive information security
system, which must take account of all possible sources of threats, whether
human, man-made, or natural disasters, and use a complete array of defensive
measures, at the physical, administrative and software levels.
1.1. Sources of Threats
A person, a group of people, or phenomena unrelated to human activity can
threaten information security. Following from this, all threat sources can be put
into one of three groups:
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The human factor. This group of threats concerns the actions of people
with authorized or unauthorized access to information. Threats in this
group can be divided into:
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External, including cyber criminals, hackers, internet scams,
unprincipled partners, and criminal organizations.
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Internal, including the actions of company staff and users of
home PCs. Actions taken by this group could be deliberate or
accidental.
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The technological factor. This threat group is connected with technical
problems – use of obsolete or poor-quality software and hardware to
process information. This can lead to equipment failure and often to data
loss.
•
The natural-disaster factor. This threat group includes the whole range
of events caused by nature and independent of human activity.
All three threat sources must be accounted for when developing a data security
protection system. This User Guide focuses on the area that is directly tied to
Kaspersky Lab’s expertise – external threats involving human activity.
1.2. How threats spread
As modern computer technology and communications tools develop, hackers
have more opportunities for spreading threats. Let’s take a closer look at them:
The Internet
The Internet is unique, since it is no one’s property and has no
geographical borders. In many ways, this has promoted the development
of web resources and the exchange of information. Today, anyone can
access data on the Internet or create their own webpage.
However, these very features of the worldwide web give hackers the
ability to commit crimes on the Internet, and make the hackers difficult to
detect and punish.
Hackers place viruses and other malicious programs on Internet sites and
disguise them as useful freeware. Furthermore, scripts that run
automatically when you open certain web pages can execute dangerous
actions on your computer, including modifying the system registry,
stealing personal data, and installing malicious software.
By using network technologies, hackers can attack remote PCs and
company servers. These attacks can cause parts of your system to
malfunction, or could provide hackers with complete access to your
system and thereby to the information stored on it. They can also use it as
part of a zombie network.
Lastly, since it became possible to use credit cards and e-money through
the Internet in online stores, auctions, and bank homepages, online
scams have become increasingly common.
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Intranet
Your intranet is your internal network, specially designed for handling
information within a company or a home network. An intranet is a unified
space for storing, exchanging, and accessing information for all the
computers on the network. This means that if one computer on the
network is infected, the others are at great risk of infection. To avoid such
situations, both the network perimeter and each individual computer must
be protected.
Email
Since the overwhelming majority of computers have email client programs
installed, and since malicious programs exploit the contents of electronic
address books, conditions are usually right for spreading malicious
programs. The user of an infected computer might unknowingly send
infected emails to friends or coworkers who in turn send more infected
emails. For example, it is common for infected file documents to go
undetected when distributed with business information via a company’s
internal email system. When this occurs, more than a handful of people
are infected. It might be hundreds or thousands of company workers,
together with potentially tens of thousands of subscribers.
Beyond the threat of malicious programs lies the problem of electronic
junk email, or spam. Although not a direct threat to a computer, spam
increases the load on email servers, eats up bandwidth, clogs up the
user’s mailbox, and wastes working hours, thereby incurring financial
harm.
In addition, hackers have begun using mass mailing programs and social
engineering methods to convince users to open emails, or click on a link
to certain websites. It follows that spam filtration capabilities are valuable
for several purposes: to stop junk email; to counteract new types of online
scans, such as phishing; to stop the spread of malicious programs.
Removable storage media
Removable media (floppies, CD-ROMs, and USB flash drives) are widely
used for storing and transmitting information.
Opening a file that contains malicious code and is stored on a removable
storage device can damage data stored on the local computer and spread
the virus to the computer’s other drives or other computers on the
network.
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1.3. Types of Threats
There are a vast number of threats to computer security today. This section will
review the threats that are blocked by Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations.
Worms
This category of malicious programs spreads itself largely by exploiting
vulnerabilities in computer operating systems. The class was named for
the way that worms crawl from computer to computer, using networks and
email. This feature allows worms to spread themselves very rapidly.
When a worm penetrates a computer, it scans for the network addresses
of other computers that are locally accessible, and sends a burst of selfmade copies to these addresses. In addition, worms often utilize data
from email client address books. Some of these malicious programs
occasionally create working files on system disks, but they can run
without any system resources except RAM.
Viruses
Viruses are programs that infect other files, adding their own code to them
to gain control of the infected files when they are opened. This simple
definition explains the fundamental action performed by a virus –
infection.
Trojans
Trojans are programs that carry out unauthorized actions on computers,
such as deleting information on drives, making the system hang, stealing
confidential information, and so on. This class of malicious program is not
a virus in the traditional sense of the word, because it does not infect
other computers or data. Trojans cannot break into computers on their
own. They are spread by hackers, who disguise them as regular software.
The damage that they inflict can greatly exceed that done by traditional
virus attacks.
Recently, worms have been the commonest type of malicious program damaging
computer data, followed by viruses and Trojans. Some malicious programs
combine features of two or even three of these classes.
Adware
Adware comprises programs that are included in software, unknown to
the user, which is designed to display advertisements. Adware is usually
built into software that is distributed free. The advertisement is situated in
the program interface. These programs also frequently collect personal
data on the user and send it back to their developer, change browser
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settings (start page and search pages, security levels, etc.) and create
traffic that the user cannot control. This can lead to a security breach and
to direct financial losses.
Spyware
This software collects information about a particular user or organization
without their knowledge. Spyware often escapes detection entirely. In
general, the goal of spyware is to:
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Trace user actions on a computer;
•
Gather information on the contents of your hard drive; in such
cases, this usually involves scanning several directories and the
system registry to compile a list of software installed on the
computer;
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Gather information on the quality of the connection, bandwidth,
modem speed, etc.
Riskware
Riskware includes software that has not malicious features but could form
part of the development environment for malicious programs or could be
used by hackers as auxiliary components for malicious programs. This
program category includes programs with backdoors and vulnerabilities,
as well as some remote administration utilities, keyboard layout togglers,
IRC clients, FTP servers, and all-purpose utilities for stopping processes
or hiding their operation.
Another type of malicious program that is similar to adware, spyware, and
riskware are programs that plug into your web browser and redirect traffic. The
web browser will open different web sites than those intended.
Jokes
Joke software does not do any direct damage, but displays messages
stating that damage has already been done or will be under certain
conditions. These programs often warn the user of non-existent dangers,
such as messages that warn of formatting the hard drive (although no
formatting actually takes place) or detecting viruses in uninfected files.
Rootkits
These are utilities that are used to conceal malicious activity. They mask
malicious programs to keep anti-virus programs from detecting them.
Rootkits modify basic functions of the computer’s operating system to
hide both their own existence and actions that the hacker undertakes on
the infected computer.
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Other dangerous programs
These are programs created to, for instance, set up denial of service
(DoS) attacks on remote servers, hack into other computers, and
programs that are part of the development environment for malicious
programs. These programs include hack tools, virus builders, vulnerability
scanners, password-cracking programs, and other types of programs for
cracking network resources or penetrating a system.
Hacker attacks
Hacker attacks can be initiated either by hackers or by malicious
programs. They are aimed at stealing information from a remote
computer, causing the system to malfunction, or gaining full control of the
system's resources. You can find a detailed description of the types of
attacks blocked by Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations in
section 12.9, on pg. 158.
Some types of online scams
Phishing is an online scam that uses mass emailings to steal confidential
information from the user, generally of a financial nature. Phishing emails
are designed to resemble informative emails from banks and well-known
companies to the greatest extent possible. These emails contain links to
fake websites created by hackers to mimic the site of the legitimate
organization. On this site, the user is asked to enter, for example, his
credit card number and other confidential information.
Dialers to pay-per-use websites – type of online scam using
unauthorized use of pay-per-use Internet services, which are commonly
pornographic web sites. The dialers installed by hackers initiate modem
connections from your computer to the number for the pay service. These
phone numbers often have very high rates and the user is forced to pay
enormous telephone bills.
Intrusive advertising
This includes popup windows and banner ads that open when using your
web browser. The information in these windows is generally not of benefit
to the user. Popup windows and banner ads distract the user from the
task and take up bandwidth.
Spam
Spam is anonymous junk email, and includes several different types of
content: adverts; political messages; requests for assistance; emails that
ask one to invest large amounts of money or to get involved in pyramid
schemes; emails aimed at stealing passwords and credit card numbers,
and emails that ask to be sent to friends (chain letters).
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Spam significantly increases the load on mail servers and the risk of
loosing important data.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations uses two methods for detecting
and blocking these threat types:
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Reactive – this method searches for malicious files using a threat
signature database that is regularly updated. At least one virus infection is
necessary to implement this method – in order to add threat signature to
the database and distribute database update.
•
Proactive – in contrast to reactive protection, this method is based not on
analyzing the object’s code but on analyzing its behavior in the system.
This method is aimed at detecting new threats that are still not defined in
the signatures.
By employing both methods, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations
provides comprehensive protection for your computer from both known and new
threats.
Warning:
From this point forward, we will use the term "virus" to refer to malicious and
dangerous programs. The type of malicious programs will only be emphasized
where necessary.
1.4. Signs of Infection
There are a number of signs that a computer is infected. The following events
are good indicators that a computer is infected with a virus:
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Unexpected messages or images appear on the screen, or unusual
sounds are played;
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The CD/DVD-ROM tray opens and closes unexpectedly;
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The computer arbitrarily launches a program without your assistance;
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Warnings pop up on the screen about a program attempting to access the
Internet, even though you initiated no such action;
There are also several typical traits of a virus infection through email:
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Friends or acquaintances tell you about messages from you that you
never sent;
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Your inbox houses a large number of messages without return addresses
or headers.
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It must be noted that these signs can arise from causes other than viruses. For
example, in the case of email, infected messages can be sent with your return
address but not from your computer.
There are also indirect indications that your computer is infected:
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Your computer freezes or crashes frequently;
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Your computer loads programs slowly;
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You cannot boot up the operating system;
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Files and folders disappear or their contents are distorted;
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The hard drive is frequently accessed (the light blinks);
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The web browser program (e.g., Microsoft Internet Explorer) freezes or
behaves unexpectedly (for example, you cannot close the program
window).
In 90% of cases, these indirect systems are caused by malfunctions in hardware
or software. Despite the fact that such symptoms rarely indicate infection, we
recommend that, upon detecting them, you are recommended to run a complete
scan of your computer (see 5.2 on pg. 61).
1.5. What to do if you suspect
infection
If you notice that your computer is behaving suspiciously…
1.
Don’t panic! This is the golden rule: it could save you from losing
important data.
2.
Disconnect your computer from the Internet or local network, if it is on
one.
3.
If the computer will not boot from the hard drive (the computer displays
an error message when you turn it on), try booting in safe mode or with
the emergency operating system boot disk that you created when you
installed the operating system.
4.
Before doing anything else, back up your work on removable storage
media (floppy, CD/DVD, flash drive, etc.).
5.
Install Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations, if you have not
done so already.
6.
Update the program’s threat signatures and application modules (see
5.6 on pg. 64). If possible, download the updates off the Internet from a
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different, uninfected, computer, for instance at a friend’s, an Internet
café, or work. It is better to use a different computer since, when you
connect an infected computer to the Internet, there is a chance that the
virus will send important information to hackers or spread the virus to
the addresses in your address book. That is why if you suspect that
your computer has a virus, you should immediately disconnect from the
Internet. You can also get threat signature updates on floppy disk from
Kaspersky Lab or its distributors and update your signatures using the
disk.
7.
Select the security level recommended by the experts at Kaspersky
Lab.
8.
Start a full computer scan (see 5.2 on pg. 61).
1.6. Preventing Infection
Not even the most reliable and deliberate measures can provide 100% protection
against computer viruses and Trojans, but following such a set of rules
significantly lowers the likelihood of virus attacks and the level of potential
damage.
One of the basic methods of battling viruses is, as in medicine, well-timed
prevention. Computer prophylactics involve a rather small number of rules that, if
complied with, can significantly lower the likelihood of being infected with a virus
and losing data.
The basic safety rules are given below. By following them, you can avoid virus
attacks.
Rule No. 1: Use anti-virus software and Internet security programs. To do so:
•
Install Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations as soon as
possible.
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Regularly update the program’s threat signatures (see 5.6 on pg. 64). You
should update the signatures several times per day during virus
outbreaks. In such situations, the threat signatures on Kaspersky Lab’s
update servers are updated immediately.
•
Select the security settings recommended by Kaspersky Lab for your
computer. You will be protected constantly from the moment the computer
is turned on, and it will be harder for viruses to infect your computer.
•
Select the settings for a complete scan recommended by Kaspersky Lab,
and schedule scans for at least once per week. If you have not installed
Anti-Hacker, we recommend that you do so to protect your computer
when using the Internet.
Rule No. 2: Use caution when copying new data to your computer:
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Scan all removable storage drives, for example floppies, CDs/DVDs, and
flash drives, for viruses before using them (see 5.4 on pg. 62).
•
Treat emails with caution. Do not open any files attached to emails unless
you are certain that you were intended to receive them, even if they were
sent by people you know.
•
Be careful with information obtained through the Internet. If any web site
suggests that you install a new program, be certain that it has a security
certificate.
•
If you are copying an executable file from the Internet or local network, be
sure to scan it with Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations.
•
Use discretion when visiting web sites. Many sites are infected with
dangerous script viruses or Internet worms.
Rule No. 3: Pay close attention to information from Kaspersky Lab.
In most cases, Kaspersky Lab announces a new outbreak long before it
reaches its peak. The likelihood of the infection in such a case is low, and
once you download the threat signature updates, you will have plenty of
time to protect yourself against the new virus.
Rule No. 4: Do not trust virus hoaxes, such as prank programs and emails about
infection threats.
Rule No. 5: Use the Windows Update tool and regularly install Windows
operating system updates.
Rule No. 6: Buy legitimate copies of software from official distributors.
Rule No. 7: Limit the number of people who are allowed to use your computer.
Rule No. 8: Lower the risk of unpleasant consequences of a potential infection:
•
Back up data regularly. If you lose your data, the system can fairly quickly
be restored if you have backup copies. Store distribution floppies, CDs,
flash drives, and other storage media with software and valuable
information in a safe place.
•
Create a Rescue Disk (see 17.10 on pg. 250) that you can use to boot up
the computer, using a clean operating system.
Rule No. 9: Regularly inspect the list of installed programs on your computer. To
do so, open Install/Remove Programs in the Control Panel, or open the
Program Files directory. You may discover software here that was installed
on your computer without your knowledge, for example, while you were
using the Internet or installing a different program. Programs like these are
almost always potentially dangerous.
CHAPTER 2. KASPERSKY ANTIVIRUS FOR WINDOWS
WORKSTATIONS 6.0
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations 6.0 heralds a new generation of
data security products.
What really sets Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations 6.0 apart from
other software, even from other Kaspersky Lab products, is its multi-faceted
approach to data security.
2.1. What’s new in Kaspersky AntiVirus for Windows Workstations
6.0
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations 6.0 has a new approach to data
security. The program’s main feature is that it combines and noticeably improves
the existing features of all the company’s products in one security solution. The
program provides protection against viruses, spam attacks, hacker attacks,
unknown threats, phishing, and rootkits.
You will no longer need to install several products on your computer for overall
security. It is enough simply to install Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations 6.0.
Comprehensive protection guards all incoming and outgoing data channels. All
of the program’s components have flexible settings that enable Kaspersky AntiVirus for Windows Workstations to adapt to the needs of each user.
Configuration of the entire program can be done from one location.
Let’s take a look at the new features in Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations.
New Protection Features
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Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations protects you both from
known malicious programs, and from programs still unknown. Proactive
Defense (see Chapter 10 on pg. 117) is the program’s key advantage. It
analyzes the behavior of applications installed on your computer,
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monitoring changes to the system registry, tracking macros, and fighting
hidden threats. The component uses a heuristic analyzer to detect and
record various types of malicious activity, with which actions taken by
malicious programs can be rolled back and the system can be restored to
its state prior to the malicious activity.
•
The program protects the computer against rootkits and dialers, blocks
banner ads, popup windows, and malicious scripts downloaded from web
pages, and detects phishing sites.
•
File Anti-Virus technology has been improved to lower the CPU load and
increase the speed of file scans. iChecker™ and iSwift™ help achieve
this. By operating this way, the program rules out scanning files twice.
•
The scan process now runs as a background task, enabling the user to
continue using the computer. If there is a competition for system
resources, the virus scan will pause until the user’s operation is
completed and then resumes at the point where it left off.
•
Critical areas of the computer, which if infected would seriously affect
data quality or security, are given their own separate task. This task can
be configured to run automatically every time the system is started.
•
Protection for email systems against malicious programs and spam has
been significantly improved. The program scans these protocols for
emails containing viruses and spam:
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IMAP, SMTP, POP3, regardless of which email client you use
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NNTP (virus scan only), regardless of the email client
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Regardless of the protocol (MAPI, HTTP) when using plug-ins
for MS Outlook and The Bat!
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Special plug-ins are available for the most common mail clients, such as
Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express (Windows Mail), and The Bat! These
place email protection against both viruses and spam directly in the mail
client.
•
Anti-Spam now has a training mode, based around the iBayes algorithm,
which learns by monitoring how you deal with email. It also provides
maximum flexibility in configuring spam detection – for instance, you can
create black and white lists of addressees and key phrases that mark
email as spam.
Anti-Spam uses a phishing database, which can filter out emails designed
to obtain confidential financial information.
•
The program filters inbound and outbound traffic, traces and blocks
threats from common network attacks, and lets you use the Internet in
Stealth Mode.
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When using a combination of networks, you can also define which
networks to trust completely and which to monitor with extreme caution.
•
The user notification function (see 17.11.1 on pg. 254) has been
expanded for certain events that arise during program operation. You can
select the method of notification yourselves for each of these event types:
e-mails, sound notifications, pop-up messages.
•
Scanning has been added for data transmitted across secure SSL
connections.
•
The program has added self-defense features, including protection
against unauthorized remote administration tools and password-protected
program settings. These features help keep malicious programs, hackers,
and unauthorized users from disabling protection.
•
You can also create a rescue disk, with which you can reboot your
operating system after a virus outbreak and scan your computer for
malicious code.
•
Now the protection system has the option of centralized remote
administration, using an added administration interfaced under Kaspersky
Administration Kit.
New Program Interface Features
•
The new Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations interface makes
the program’s functions clear and easy to use. You can also change the
program’s appearance by using your own graphics and color schemes.
•
The program regularly provides you with tips as you use it: Kaspersky
Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations displays informative messages on
the level of protection, accompanies its operation with hints and tips, and
includes a thorough Help section.
New Program Update Features
•
This version of the program debuts our improved update procedure:
Kaspersky Anti-Virus automatically checks the update source for updates.
If it finds new updates, Anti-Virus downloads them and installs them on
the computer.
•
The program downloads updates incrementally, ignoring files that have
already been downloaded. This lowers the download traffic for updates by
up to 10 times.
•
Updates are downloaded from the most efficient source.
•
You can choose not to use a proxy server, by downloading program
updates from a local source. This noticeably reduces the traffic on the
proxy server.
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The program has an update rollback feature that can return to the
previous version of the signatures, if the threat signatures are damaged or
there is an error in copying.
•
A tool has been added to Updater that copies updates to a local folder to
give other computers on the network access to them. This cuts down on
Internet traffic.
2.2. The elements of Kaspersky
Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations Defense
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations is designed with the sources of
threats in mind. In other words, a separate program component deals with each
threat, monitoring it and taking the necessary action to prevent malicious effects
of that threat on the user's data. This makes the Security Suite flexible, with userfriendly options for each of the components to fit the needs of a specific user or a
business as a whole.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations includes:
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Protection Components (see 2.2.1 on pg. 24) that comprehensively
defend all channels of data transmission and exchange on your computer
in real-time mode.
•
Virus Scan Tasks (see 2.2.2 on pg. 26) that virus-check the computer’s
memory and file system, as individual files, folders, disks, or regions.
•
Support Tools (see 2.2.3 on pg. 27) that provide support for the program
and extend its functionality.
2.2.1. Protection components
These protection components defend your computer in real time:
File Anti-Virus
A file system can contain viruses and other dangerous programs.
Malicious programs can remain inactive in your file system for years after
one day being copied from a floppy disk or from the Internet, without
showing themselves at all. But you need only act upon the infected file,
and the virus is instantly activated.
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File Anti-virus is the component that monitors your computer’s file system.
It scans all files that are being opened, executed or saved on your
computer and all connected disk drives. Each time a file is accessed,
Kaspersky Anti-Virus intercepts it and scans the file for known viruses. If a
file cannot be disinfected for any reason, it will be deleted, with a copy of
the file either saved in Backup (see 17.2 on pg. 222), or moved to
Quarantine (see 17.1 on pg. 218).
Mail Anti-Virus
Email is widely used by hackers to spread malicious programs, and is one
of the most common methods of spreading worms. This makes it
extremely important to monitor all email.
The Mail Anti-Virus component scans all incoming and outgoing email on
your computer. It analyzes emails for malicious programs, only granting
the addressee access to the email if it is free of dangerous objects.
Web Anti-Virus
By opening various web sites on the Internet, you risk infecting your
computer with viruses installed on it with scripts that are stored on the
web pages. You also risk download a dangerous file to your computer.
Web Anti-Virus is specially designed to combat these risks, by
intercepting and blocking scripts on web sites if they pose a threat, and by
thoroughly monitoring all HTTP traffic.
Proactive Defense
With every new day, there are more and more malicious programs. They
are becoming more complex, combining several types, and the methods
they use to spread themselves change, they become harder and harder
to detect.
To detect a new malicious program before it has time to do any damage,
Kaspersky Lab has developed a special component, Proactive Defense. It
is designed to monitor and analyze the behavior of all installed programs
on your computer. Kaspersky Anti-Virus decides, based on the program’s
actions: is it potentially dangerous? Proactive Defense protects your
computer both from known viruses and from new ones that have yet to be
discovered.
Anti-Spy
Programs that display unwanted advertising (for example, banner ads and
popup windows), programs that call numbers for paid Internet services
without user authorization, remote administration and monitoring tools,
joke programs, etc. have become increasingly common.
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Anti-Spy traces and blocks these actions on your computer. For example,
the component blocks banner ads and popup windows, blocks programs
that attempt autodialing, and analyzes web pages for phishing content.
Anti-Hacker
Hackers will use any potential hole to invade your computer, whether it is
an open port, data transmissions between computers, etc.
The Anti-Hacker component protects your computer while you are using
the Internet and other networks. It monitors inbound and outbound
connections, and scans ports and data packets.
Anti-Spam
Although not a direct threat to your computer, spam increases the load on
email servers, fills up your email inbox, and wastes your time, thereby
representing a business cost.
The Anti-Spam component plugs into your computer’s email client
program, and scans all incoming email for spam subject matter. The
component marks all spam emails with a special header. Anti-Spam can
be configured to process spam as you like (auto delete, move to a special
folder, etc.).
2.2.2. Virus scan tasks
In addition to constantly monitoring all potential pathways for malicious
programs, it is extremely important to periodically scan your computer for
viruses. This is necessary to detect malicious programs that were not previously
discovered by the program because, for instance, its security level was set too
low.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations configures, by default, the
following virus-scan tasks:
Critical Areas
Scans all critical areas of the computer for viruses. This includes system
memory, programs loaded on startup, boot sectors on the hard drive, and
the Microsoft Windows system directories. The task aims to detect active
viruses quickly without fully scanning the computer.
My Computer
Scans for viruses on your computer with a thorough inspection of all disk
drives, memory, and files.
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Startup Objects
Scans for viruses in all programs that are loaded automatically on startup,
plus RAM and boot sectors on hard drives.
There is also the option to create other virus-scan tasks and create a schedule
for them. For example, you can create a scan task for email databases once per
week, or a virus scan task for the My Documents folder.
2.2.3. Program tools
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations includes a number of support
tools, which are designed to provide real-time software support, expanding the
capabilities of the program and assisting you as you go.
Updater
In order to be prepared for a hacker attack, or to delete a virus or some
other dangerous program, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations needs to be kept up-to-date. The Updater component is
designed to do exactly that. It is responsible for updating the Kaspersky
Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations threat signatures and program
modules.
The update distribution feature can save threat signature and application
module updates retrieved from Kaspersky Lab update servers in a local
folder. It then grants other computers on the network access to them to
conserve on Internet bandwidth.
Data Files
Each protection component, virus search task, and program update
creates a report as it runs. The reports contain information on completed
operations and their results. By using the Reports feature, you will remain
up-to-date on the operation of all Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations components. Should problems arise, the reports can be
sent to Kaspersky Lab, allowing our specialists to study the situation in
greater depth and help you as quickly as possible.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations sends all files suspected
of being dangerous to a special Quarantine area, where they are stored in
encrypted form to avoid infecting the computer. You can scan these
objects for viruses, restore them to their previous locations, delete them,
or manually add files to Quarantine. Files that are found not to be infected
upon completion of the virus scan are automatically restored to their
former locations.
The Backup area holds copies of files disinfected and deleted by the
program. These copies are created in case you either need to restore the
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files, or want information about their infection. These backup copies are
also stored in an encrypted form to avoid further infection.
You can manually restore a file from Backup to the original location and
delete the copy.
Rescue Disk
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations can create a Rescue
Disk, which provides a backup plan if system files are damaged by a virus
attack and it is impossible to boot the operating system. By using the
Rescue Disk in such a case, you can boot your computer and restore the
system to the condition prior to the malicious action.
Support
All registered Kaspersky Anti-Virus users can take advantage of our
technical support service. To learn where exactly you can get technical
support, use the Support feature.
Using these links, you can go to a Kaspersky Lab user forum and a list of
frequently asked questions that may help you resolve your issue. In
addition, by completing the form on the site, you can send Technical
Support a message on the error or failure in the operation of the
application.
You will also be able to access Technical Support on-line, and, of course,
our employees will always be ready to assist you with Kaspersky AntiVirus by phone.
2.3. Hardware and software system
requirements
For Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations 6.0 to run properly, your
computer must meet these minimum requirements:
General Requirements:
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50 MB of free hard drive space
•
CD-ROM drive (for installing Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations 6.0 from an installation CD)
•
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher (for updating threat signatures
and program modules through the Internet)
•
Microsoft Windows Installer 2.0
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Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows Me, Microsoft Windows NT
Workstation 4.0 (Service Pack 6a):
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Intel Pentium 300 MHz processor or faster (or compatible)
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64 MB of RAM
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional (Service Pack 4 or higher), Microsoft
Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 1
or higher), Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition:
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Intel Pentium 300 MHz processor or compatible
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128 MB of RAM
Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows Vista x64:
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Intel Pentium 800 MHz 32-bit (x86)/ 64-bit (x64) or faster (or compatible)
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512 MB of RAM
2.4. Software packages
You can purchase the boxed version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations from our resellers, or download it from Internet shops, including the
eStore section of www.kaspersky.com.
If you buy the boxed version of the program, the package will include:
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A sealed envelope with an installation CD containing the program files
•
A license key, included with the installation package or on a special
diskette, or an application activation code on the CD slip.
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A User Guide
•
The end-user license agreement (EULA)
Before breaking the seal on the installation disk envelope, carefully read
through the EULA.
If you buy Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations from an online store,
you copy the product from the Kaspersky Lab website (Downloads → Product
Downloads). You can download the User Guide from the Downloads →
Documentation section.
You will be sent a license key or activation code by email after your payment has
been received.
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The End-User License Agreement is a legal agreement between you and
Kaspersky Lab that specifies the terms on which you may use the software you
have purchased.
Read the EULA through carefully.
If you do not agree with the terms of the EULA, you can return your boxed
product to the reseller from whom you purchased it and be reimbursed for the
amount you paid for the program. If you do so, the sealed envelope for the
installation disk must still be sealed.
By opening the sealed installation disk, you accept all the terms of the EULA.
2.5. Support for registered users
Kaspersky Lab provides its registered users with an array of services to make
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations more effective.
When the program has been activated, you become a registered user and will
have the following services available until the license expires:
•
New versions of the program free of charge
•
Consultation on questions regarding installation, configuration, and
operation of the program, by phone and email
•
Notifications on new Kaspersky Lab product releases and new viruses
(this services is for users that subscribe to Kaspersky Lab news mailings)
Kaspersky Lab does not provide technical support for operating system use and
operation, or for any products other than its own.
CHAPTER 3. INSTALLING
KASPERSKY ANTI-VIRUS
FOR WINDOWS
WORKSTATIONS 6.0
There are several ways to install Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations:
•
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Local Installation: install the application on a single host. Direct access to
the host in question is required to run and complete the install. A local
install may be performed in one of the two modes below:
•
an interactive install using the application Installation Wizard
(see 3.1 on page 32); this mode requires user input for the
install to proceed;
•
a non-interactive install run from the command line and not
requiring any user input for the install to proceed (see 3.3,
pg. 44).
Remote Installation: install the application to networked computers
remotely from an administrator workstation using:
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the Kaspersky Administration Kit software suite (cf. Kaspersky
Administration Kit Deployment Guide);
•
Microsoft Windows Server 2000/2003 group domain policies
(see 3.4, pg. 45).
It is recommended that all running applications be closed prior to Kaspersky AntiVirus installation (including a remote installation).
In the event that you already have Kaspersky Anti-Virus 5.0 installed, it will be
removed and updated to Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 when the installation
procedure is run (see 3.5, pg. 47 for more detail). Updates to more recent builds
(minor versions) within Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 are transparent.
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3.1. Installation procedure using the
Installation Wizard
To install Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations on your computer,
open the Windows Installer file on the installation CD.
Note:
Installing the program with an installer package downloaded from the Internet is
identical to installing it from an installation CD.
An installation wizard will open for the program. Each window contains a set of
buttons for navigating through the installation process. Here is a brief explanation
of their functions:
•
Next – accepts an action and moves forward to the next step of
installation.
•
Back – goes back to the previous step of installation.
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Cancel – cancels product installation.
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Finish – completes the program installation procedure.
Let’s take a closer look at the steps of the installation procedure.
Step 1. Checking for the necessary system conditions to
install Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations
Before the program is installed on your computer, the installer checks your
computer for the operating system and service packs necessary to install
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations. It also checks your computer for
other necessary programs and verifies that your user rights allow you to install
software.
If any of these requirements is not met, the program will display a message
informing you of the fault. You are advised to install any necessary service packs
through Windows Update, and any other necessary programs, before installing
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations.
Step 2. Installation Welcome window
If your system fully meets all requirements, an installation window will appear
when you open the installer file with information on beginning the installation of
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations.
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To continue installation, click the Next button. You may cancel installation by
clicking Cancel.
Step 3. Viewing the End-User License Agreement
The next window contains the End-User License Agreement which is made
between you and Kaspersky Lab. Carefully read through it, and if you agree to all
I accept the terms of the License
the terms of the agreement, select
Agreement and click the Next button. Installation will continue.
To cancel the installation click the Cancel button.
Step 4. Selecting an installation folder
The next stage of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations installation
determines where the program will be installed on your computer. The default
path is:
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<drive> → Program Files → Kaspersky Lab → Kaspersky Anti-Virus
6.0 for Windows Workstations – for 32-bit systems.
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<drive> → Program Files (х86) → Kaspersky Lab → Kaspersky AntiVirus 6.0 for Windows Workstations – for 64-bit systems.
You can specify a different folder by clicking the Browse button and selecting it
in the folder selection window, or by entering the path to the folder in the field
available.
Remember that if you enter the full path to the installation folder manually, its
length must not exceed 200 characters or contain special characters.
To continue installation, click the Next button.
Step 5. Using Saved Installation Settings
In this step, you are prompted to specify whether you wish to use previously
saved security settings, threat signatures, and Anti-Spam databases if these
were in fact saved when a previous Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 installation was
removed from your computer.
Let’s take a closer look at how to use the options described above.
If you have previously installed another version or build of Kaspersky Anti-Virus
for Windows Servers on your computer and you saved its threat signatures when
you uninstalled it, you can use it in the current version. To do so, check
Threat signatures. The threat signatures included with the program installation
will not be copied to the server.
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To use protection settings that you configured and saved from a previous
Protection settings.
version, check
You are also advised to use the Anti-Spam base if you saved one when you
uninstalled the previous version of the program. This way, you will not have to
Antiretrain Anti-Spam. To use the base that you already created, check
Spam base.
Step 6. Selecting an installation type
In this stage, you select how much of the program you want to install on your
computer. You have three options:
Complete. If you select this option, all Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations components will be installed. The installation will
recommence with Step 8. .
Custom. If you select this option, you can select the program components
that you want to install. For more, see Step 7. .
Anti-virus features. This option installs only the components that protect
you against viruses. Anti-Hacker, Anti-Spam and Anti-Spy will not be
installed.
To select a setup type, click the appropriate button.
Step 7. Selecting program components to install
This step occurs only if you select the Custom setup type.
If you selected Custom installation, you can select the components of Kaspersky
Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations that you want to install. By default, all
protection components are selected, as well as connector to the Administration
Agent for remote administration via Kaspersky Administration Kit are selected for
installation
To select the components you want to install, left-click the icon alongside a
component name and select Will be installed on local hard drive from the
opened menu. You will find more information on what protection a selected
component provides, and how much disk space it requires for installation, in the
lower part of the program installation window.
If you do not want to install a component, select Entire feature will be
unavailable item from the context menu. Remember that by choosing not to
install a component you deprive yourself of protection against a wide range of
dangerous programs.
After you have selected the components you want to install, click Next. To return
the list to the default programs to be installed, click Reset.
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Step 8. Disabling the Microsoft Windows firewall
You will only take this step if you are installing the Anti-Hacker component of
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations on a computer with the built-in
firewall enabled.
In this step, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations asks you if you want
to disable the Windows Firewall, since the Anti-Hacker component of Kaspersky
Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations provides full firewall protection.
If you wish to use Anti-Hacker as your primary browsing security tool, click Next.
The Windows Firewall will be disabled automatically.
If you want to use the Windows Firewall, select
Keep Windows Firewall
enabled. If you select this option, Anti-Hacker will be installed, but disabled to
avoid program conflicts.
Step 9. Searching for other anti-virus programs
In this stage, the installer searches for other anti-virus products installed on your
computer, including Kaspersky Lab products, which could raise compatibility
issues with Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations.
The installer will display on screen a list of any such programs it detects. The
program will ask you if you want to uninstall them before continuing installation.
You can select manual or automatic uninstall under the list of anti-virus
applications detected.
To continue installation, click the Next button.
Step 10.
Finishing installing your program
In this stage, the program will ask you to finish installing the program on your
computer.
When initially installing Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0, we do not recommend
deselecting
Enable Self-Defense before installation. Having protection
modules enable will allow the installation to be rolled back correctly if errors
occur while installing the application. If you are attempting to install the
application again, we recommend deselecting this checkbox.
If the application is installed remotely via Windows Remote Desktop, we
recommend unchecking the flag
Enable Self-Defense before installation.
Otherwise the installation procedure might not complete or complete correctly.
To continue installation, click the Next button.
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Warning!
When Kaspersky Anti-Virus components which intercept network traffic are being
installed current network connections are broken. Most of them will be recovered
in some period of time.
Step 11.
Completing the installation procedure
The Complete Installation window contains information on finishing the
Kaspersky Anti-Virus installation process.
To start the setup wizard, click Next (see 3.2, pg. 36 ).
If installation is completed successfully, you will need to restart your computer,
and a message on the screen will tell you so.
3.2. Setup Wizard
The Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations 6.0 Setup Wizard starts
after the program has finished installation. It is designed to help you configure
the initial program settings to conform to the features and uses of your computer.
The Setup Wizard interface is designed like a standard Windows Wizard and
consists of a series of steps that you can move between using the Back and
Next buttons, or complete using the Finish button. The Cancel button will stop
the Wizard at any point.
You can skip this initial settings stage when installing the program by closing the
Wizard window. In the future, you can run it again from the program interface if
you restore the default settings for Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations (see 17.3 on page 224).
3.2.1. Using objects saved with Version 5.0
This wizard window appears when you install the application on top of Kaspersky
Anti-Virus 5.0. You will be asked to select what data used by version 5.0 you
want to import to version 6.0. This might include quarantined or backup files or
protection settings.
To use this data in Version 6.0, check the necessary boxes.
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3.2.2. Activating the program
Before activating the program, make sure that the computer's system date
settings match the actual date and time.
The program is activated by installing a license key that Kaspersky Anti-Virus will
use to check for a license and to determine the expiration date for it.
The license key contains system information necessary for all the program’s
features to operate, and other information:
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Support information (who provides program support and where you can
obtain it)
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Name, number, and expiration date of your license
3.2.2.1. Selecting a program activation method
Depending on whether you have a key for Kaspersky Anti-Virus or need to obtain
one from the Kaspersky Lab server, you have several options for activating the
program:
Activate using the activation code. Select this activation option if you have
purchased the full version of the program and were provided with an
activation code. Using this activation code you will obtain a key file providing
access to the application's full functionality throughout the effective term of
the license agreement.
Activate trial version. Select this activation option if you want to install the
trail version of the program before making the decision to buy a commercial
version. You will be given a free key valid for a term specified in the trial version
license agreement.
Apply existing license key. Activate the application using a Kaspersky AntiVirus 6.0 license key file.
Activate later. If you choose this option, you will skip the activation stage.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Servers 6.0 will be installed on your
computer and you will have access to all program features except updates
(you can only update the threat signatures once after installing the program).
The first two activation options use a Kaspersky Lab web server, which requires
an Internet connection. Before activating, make sure to edit your network settings
(see 16.4.3 on pg. 213) in the window that opens when you click LAN settings
(if necessary). For more in-depth information on configuring network settings,
contact your system administrator or ISP.
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If you have no Internet connection when installing the program you can activate
the application later (see 17.5 on pg. 242) using its interface or you can use
Internet access of another computer to register at Kaspersky Lab Technical
Support website and get the key using activation code
3.2.2.2. Entering the activation code
You must enter an activation code to activate the program. If you purchase the
program through the Internet, you will receive the activation code by e-mail. If
you purchase a boxed version of the program, you will find the activation code on
the installation CD-ROM envelope.
The activation code is a sequence of numbers and letters separated by dashes
into four sections of five characters each, no spaces. For example, 11AA111AAA-1AA11-1A111. Note that the code must be entered in Latin characters.
Enter your contact information in the lower part of the window: full name, e-mail
address, and country and city of residence. This information might be requested
to identify a registered user if, for example, a key is lost or stolen. If that were to
happen, your contact information will enable you to obtain a new license key.
3.2.2.3. Obtaining a key file
The Settings Wizard connects to Kaspersky Lab servers and sends them your
registration data (the activation code and personal information), which are
inspected on the server.
If the activation code passes inspection, the Wizard receives a key file. If you
install the demo version of the program, the Settings Wizard will receive a trial
key file without an activation code.
The file received will be installed automatically to use the program and you will
see an activation completion window with detailed information on the key being
used.
If the activation code does not pass inspection, you will see a corresponding
message on the screen. If this occurs, contact the software vendors from whom
you purchased the program for information.
3.2.2.4. Selecting a license key file
If you have a license key file for Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations
6.0, the Wizard will ask if you want to install it. If you do, use the Browse button
and select the file path for the key file with the .key extension in the file selection
window.
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After you have successfully installed the key, you will see information about the
license in the lower part of the window: name of the person to whom the software
is registered, license number, license type (full, beta-testing, demo, etc.), and the
expiration date for the key.
3.2.2.5. Completing program activation
The Setup Wizard will inform you that the program has been successfully
activated. It will also display information on the license key installed: name of the
person to whom the software is registered, license number, license type (full,
beta-testing, demo, etc.), and the expiration date for the key.
3.2.3. Selecting a security mode
In this window, the Settings Wizard asks you to select the security mode that the
program will operate with:
Basic. This is the default setting and is designed for users who do not have
extensive experience with computers or anti-virus software. It sets all the
program’s components to their recommended security levels and only
informs the user of dangerous events, such as the detection of malicious
code or the execution of dangerous actions.
Interactive. This mode provides more customized defense of your computer’s
data than Basic Mode. It can trace attempts to modify system settings,
suspicious activity in the system, and unauthorized activity on the network.
Each of these activities could be initiated by malicious programs or be a
standard activity for some of the programs you use on your computer. You
will have to decide for each separate case whether those activities should be
allowed or blocked.
If you choose this mode, specify in what contexts it should be used:
Enable Anti-Hacker Training Mode – prompts user for confirmation
when programs installed on your computer attempt to connect to
certain network resources. You can either allow or block that
connection, and configure an Anti-Hacker rule for that program. If
you disable Training Mode, Anti-Hacker runs with minimal
protection settings, meaning that it grants all applications access to
network resources.
Enable Registry Guard – prompts user for a response when
attempts to modify system registry keys are detected.
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If the application is installed on a computer running Microsoft
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Vista,
or Microsoft Windows Vista x64, the interactive mode settings
listed below will not be available.
Enable Extended Proactive Defense – analyzes all suspicious
activity by applications in the system, including browsers opening
with command line settings, injection into application processes,
and window hook interceptors (by default, this option is not
selected).
3.2.4. Configuring update settings
Your computer’s security depends directly on updating the threat signatures and
program modules regularly. In this window, the Setup Wizard asks you to select
a mode for program updates, and to configure a schedule.
Automatically. Kaspersky Anti-Virus checks the update source for updates at
specified intervals. During virus outbreaks, the check frequency may increase,
and decrease when they are gone. If it finds new updates, Anti-Virus downloads
them and installs them on the computer. This is the default setting.
Every 2 hours. Updates will run automatically according to the schedule
created. You can configure the schedule by clicking Edit.
Manually. If you choose this option, you will run program updates yourself.
Note that the threat signatures and program modules included with the software
may be outdated by the time you install the program. That is why we recommend
downloading the latest program updates. To do so, click Update now. Then
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations will download the necessary
updates from the update servers and will install them on your computer.
If you want to configure updates (set up network properties, select the resource
from which updates will be downloaded, set up running task under a certain
account or enable update distribution option), click Settings.
3.2.5. Configuring a virus scan schedule
Scanning selected areas of your computer for malicious objects is one of the key
steps in protecting your computer.
When you install Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations, three default
virus scan tasks are created. In this window, the Setup Wizard asks you to
choose a scan task setting:
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Startup objects
By default, Kaspersky Anti-Virus automatically scans Startup objects
when it starts up. You can edit the schedule properties in another window
by clicking Change.
Critical Areas
To automatically scan critical areas of your computer (system memory,
Startup objects, boot sectors, Windows system folders) for viruses, check
the appropriate box. You can configure the schedule by clicking Change.
The default setting for this automatic scan is disabled.
My Computer
For a full virus scan of your computer to run automatically, check the
appropriate box. You can configure the schedule by clicking Change.
The default setting, for scheduled running of this task, is disabled.
However, we recommend running a full virus scan of your computer
immediately after installing the program.
3.2.6. Restricting program access
Kaspersky Anti-Virus gives you the option of password-protecting the program,
since several people with different levels of computer literacy may use the same
computer, and since malicious programs could potentially disable protection.
Using a password can protect the program from unauthorized attempts to disable
protecting or change settings.
To enable password protection, check
Enable password protection and
complete the Password and Confirm password fields.
Select the area below that you want password protection to apply to:
All operations (other than warning notifications). Request password if the
user attempts any action with the program, except for responses to
notifications on detection of dangerous objects.
Selected operations:
Saving program settings – request password when a user attempts to
save changes to program settings.
Exiting the program – request password if a user attempts to exit the
program.
Stopping / pausing protection components and virus scan tasks –
request password if user attempts to pause or fully disable any
protection component or virus scan task.
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3.2.7. Configuring Anti-Hacker settings
Anti-Hacker is the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations component
that guards your computer on local networks and the Internet. At this stage, the
Setup Wizard asks you to create a list of rules that will guide Anti-Hacker when
analyzing your computer’s network activity.
3.2.7.1. Determining a security zone’s status
In this stage, the Setup Wizard analyzes your computer’s network environment.
Based on its analysis, the entire network space is broken down into zones:
Internet – the World Wide Web. In this zone, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for
Windows Workstations operates as a personal firewall. In doing so,
default rules for packet filtering and applications regulate all network
activity to ensure maximum security. You cannot change protection
settings when working in this zone, other than enabling Stealth Mode on
your computer for added safety.
Security zones – certain zones that mostly correspond with subnets that
include your computer (this could be local subnets at home or at work).
These zones are by default average risk-level zones. You can change
the status of these zones based on how much you trust a certain
subnet, and you can configure rules for packet filtering and applications.
All the zones detected will be displayed in a list. Each of them is shown with a
description, their address and subnet mask, and the degree to which any
network activity will be allowed or blocked by Anti-Hacker.
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Internet. This is the default status assigned to the Internet, since when
you are connected to it, your computer is subjected to all potential threat
types. This status is also recommended for networks that are not
protected by any anti-virus programs, firewalls, filters, etc. When you
select this status, the program ensures maximum security while you are
using this zone, specifically:
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blocking any network NetBios activity within the subnet
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blocking rules for applications and packet filtering that allow
NetBios activity within this subnet
Even if you have created a shared folder, the information in it will not be
available to users from subnetworks with this status. Additionally, if this
status is selected for a certain subnetwork, you will not be able to
access files and printers of this subnetwork.
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Local Area Network. The program assigns this status to the majority of
security zones detected when it analyzes the computer’s network
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environment, except the Internet. It is recommended to apply this status
to zones with an average risk factor (for example, corporate LANs). If
you select this status, the program allows:
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any network NetBios activity within the subnet
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rules for applications and packet filtering that allow NetBios
activity within this subnet
Select this status if you want to grant access to certain folders or
printers on your computer, but want to block all other outside activity.
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Trusted (allow all connections). This status is given to networks that
you feel are absolutely safe, so that your computer is not subject to
attacks and attempts to gain access to your data while connected to it.
When you are using this type of network, all network activity is allowed.
Even if you have selected Maximum Protection and have created block
rules, they will not function for remote computers from a trusted network.
You can use Stealth Mode for added security when using networks labeled
Internet. This feature only allows network activity initiated from your computer,
meaning that your computer becomes invisible to its surroundings. This mode
does not affect your computer’s performance on the Internet.
We do not recommend using Stealth Mode if you use your computer as a server
(for example, a mail or HTTP server), as the computers that attempt to connect
to the server will not see it as connected.
To change the status of a zone or to enable/disable Stealth Mode, select the
zone from the list, and use the appropriate links in the Rule description box
below the list. You can perform similar tasks and edit addresses and subnet
masks in the Zone Settings window, which you can open by clicking Edit.
You can add a new zone to the list while viewing it. To do so, click Find. AntiHacker will search for available zones, and if it detects any, the program will ask
you to select a status for them. In addition, you can add new zones to the list
manually (if you connect your laptop to a new network, for example). To do so,
use the Add button and fill in the necessary information in the Zone Settings
window.
To delete a network from the list, click the Delete button.
3.2.7.2. Creating a list of network applications
The Setup Wizard analyzes the software installed on your computer and creates
a list of applications that use network connections.
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Anti-Hacker creates a rule to control network activity for each such application.
The rules are applied using templates for common network applications, created
at Kaspersky Lab and included with the software.
You can view the list of network applications and their rules in the Anti-Hacker
settings window, which you can open by clicking List.
For added security, we recommend disabling DNS caching when using Internet
resources. DNS caching drastically cuts down on the time your computer is
connected to this valuable Internet resource; however, it is also a dangerous
vulnerability, and by exploiting it, hackers can create data leaks that cannot be
traced using the firewall. Therefore, to increase the degree of security for your
computer, you are advised to disable DNS caching.
3.2.8. Finishing the Setup Wizard
The last window of the Wizard will ask if you want to restart your computer to
complete the program installation. You must restart for Kaspersky Anti-Virus for
Windows Workstations drivers to register.
Some program components will not work until you can restart.
3.3. Installing the program from the
command prompt
To install Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations, enter this at the
command prompt:
msiexec / i <package_name>
The Installation Wizard will start (see 3.1 on pg. 32). Once the program is
installed, you must restart the computer.
To install the application non-interactively (without running the Installation
Wizard), enter:
msiexec /i <package_name> /qn
This option will require you to reboot your machine manually once the installation
is complete. To perform an automatic reboot from the command line, enter:
msiexec /i <package_name> ALLOWREBOOT=1 /qn
Please note that an automatic reboot will occur in non-interactive mode (using
the /qn key).
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To install the application with an uninstall password, enter:
msiexec /i <package_name> KLUNINSTPASSWD=******, when
performing an interactive installation;
msiexec /i <package_name> KLUNINSTPASSWD=******
/qn, when performing a non-interactive installation without system
reboot;
msiexec /i <package_name> KLUNINSTPASSWD=******
ALLOWREBOOT=1 /qn, when performing a non-interactive installation
with system reboot;
If you install Kaspersky Anti-Virus in the noninteractive mode, you can access
the file setup.ini, which contains the general settings for application installation
(see A.4 on pg. 306), the configuration install.cfg (see 18.8 on pg. 276), and the
license key file. Note that these files must be located in the same folder as the
Kaspersky Anti-Virus installer package.
3.4. Procedure for installing the
Group Policy Object
This feature is supported on computers running Microsoft Windows 2000 or
higher.
Using Group Policy Object Editor, you can install, update, and uninstall
Kaspersky Anti-Virus on enterprise workstations within the domain without using
Kaspersky Administration Kit.
3.4.1. Installing the program
To install Kaspersky Anti-Virus:
1.
Create a shared folder on the computer that is the domain controller
and copy the Kaspersky Anti-Virus .msi installer package to it.
You can also copy in the file setup.ini, which contains the general
settings for application installation (see A.4 on pg. 306), the
configuration install.cfg (see 18.7 on pg. 276), and the license key file.
2.
Open the Group Policy Object Editor via ММС (for more detailed
information on using Group Policy Object, consult help in Microsoft
Windows Server).
3.
Create a new package. To do so, from the console tree, select Group
Policy Object/ Computer Configuration/ Software Settings/
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Software installation and use the command New/ Package from the
context menu.
In the window that opens, specify the path to the shared folder with the
Anti-Virus installer (see 1). Select Assign from the Select Deployment
Method dialog box and click OK.
The group policy will be enforced on each workstation the next time the computer
is registered in the domain. Kaspersky Anti-Virus will then be installed on all
computers.
3.4.2. Upgrading the program
To upgrade Kaspersky Anti-Virus:
1.
Copy the installer package containing the Kaspersky Anti-Virus update
in .msi format to the shared folder.
2.
Open Group Policy Object Editor and created a new package using
the steps given above.
3.
Select the new package and select the Properties command from the
context menu. In the package properties window, go to the Upgrades
tab and specify the package that contains the installer for the previous
version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus. To install the Kaspersky Anti-Virus
upgrade and keep your protection settings, select a variant of upgrading
the previous version.
The group policy will be enforced on each workstation the next time the computer
is registered in the domain.
Note that Kaspersky Anti-Virus on computers running Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional cannot be upgraded using Group Policy Object Editor.
3.4.3. Uninstalling the program
To uninstall Kaspersky Anti-Virus:
1.
Open Group Policy Object Editor.
2.
To do so, from the console tree, select Group Policy Object/ Computer
Configuration/ Software Settings/ Software installation.
Select the Kaspersky Anti-Virus package from the list. Open the context
menu and select the command All Tasks/ Remove.
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In the Remove Software dialog box, select Immediately uninstall the
software from users and computers for Kaspersky Anti-Virus to be
uninstalled the next time a computer restarts.
3.5. Upgrading from 5.0 to 6.0
If Kaspersky Anti-Virus 5.0 for Windows Workstations is installed on your
computer, you can upgrade it to Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0.
After you start the Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 installation program, you will be
given the choice of first uninstalling the already installed version 5.0. Once the
uninstall process is complete, you must restart your computer, after which
version 6.0 installation will run.
Warning!
When you upgrade Kaspersky Anti-Virus 5.0 to 6.0 from a password-protected
network folder, version 5.0 will be uninstalled and the computer will be restarted
without then installing version 6.0 of the application. This is because the installer
program does not have access privileges to the network folder. To resolve this
problem, only run the installer from a local folder.
CHAPTER 4. PROGRAM
INTERFACE
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations has a straightforward, userfriendly interface. This chapter will discuss its basic features:
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System tray icon (see 4.1 on pg. 48)
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Context menu (see 4.2 on pg. 49)
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Main window (see 4.3 on pg. 50)
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Program settings window (see 4.4 on pg. 53)
In addition to the main program interface, there are plug-ins for the following
applications:
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Microsoft Office Outlook – virus scans (see 8.2.2 on pg. 104) and spam
scans (see 13.3.8 on pg. 180)
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Microsoft Outlook Express (Windows Mail) (see 13.3.9 on pg. 183)
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The Bat! – virus scans (see 8.2.3 on pg. 105) and spam scans
(see 13.3.10 on pg. 184)
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Microsoft Internet Explorer (see Chapter 11 on pg. 132)
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Microsoft Windows Explorer (see 14.2 on pg. 188)
The plug-ins extend the functionality of these programs by making Kaspersky
Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations management and settings possible from
their interfaces.
4.1. System tray icon
As soon as you install Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations, its icon
will appear in the system tray.
The icon is an indicator for Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations
functions. It reflects the state of protection and shows a number of basic
functions performed by the program.
If the icon is active
(color), this means that your computer is being protected.
If the icon is inactive
(black and white), this means that all protection
components (see 2.2.1 on pg. 24) are disabled.
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The Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations icon changes in relation to
the operation being performed:
Emails are being scanned.
Scripts are being scanned.
A file that you or some program is opening, saving, or running is
being scanned.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations threat signatures
and program modules are being updated.
An error has occurred in some Kaspersky Anti-Virus component.
The icon also provides access to the basics of the program interface: the context
menu (see 4.2 on pg. 49) and the main window (see 4.3 on pg. 50).
To open the context menu, right-click on the program icon.
To open the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations main window at the
Protection section (this is the default first screen when you open the program),
double-click the program icon. If you single-click the icon, the main window will
open at the section that was active when you last closed it.
4.2. The context menu
You can perform basic protection tasks from the context menu (see Figure 1).
The Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations menu contains the following
items:
Scan My Computer – launches a complete scan of your computer for
dangerous objects. The files on all drives, including removable storage
media, will be scanned.
Virus scan… – selects objects and starts scanning them for viruses. The
default list contains a number of files, such as the My Documents
folder, the Startup folder, email databases, all the drives on your
computer, etc. You can add to the list, select files to be scanned, and
start virus scans.
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Figure 1. The context menu
Update – starts program modules and threat signatures update and install
them on your computer.
Network Monitor – view the list of network connections established, open
ports, and traffic.
Activate… – activate the program. You must activate your version of
Kaspersky Internet Security to obtain registered user status which
provides access to the full functionality of the application and Technical
Support. This menu item is only available if the program is not activated.
Settings… – view and configure settings for Kaspersky Anti-Virus for
Windows Workstations.
Open Kaspersky Anti-Virus – open the main program window (see 4.3 on
pg. 50).
Pause Protection / Resume Protection – temporarily disable or enable
protection components (see 2.2.1 on pg. 24). This menu item does not
affect program updates or virus scan tasks.
Exit – close Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations (when this
option is selected, the application will be unloaded from the computer’s
RAM).
If a virus search task is running, the context menu will display its name with a
percentage progress meter. By selecting the task, you can open the report
window to view current performance results.
4.3. Main program window
The Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations main window (see Figure 2)
can be logically divided into two parts:
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the left part of the window, the navigation panel, guides you quickly and
easily to any component, virus scan and update task performance, or the
program’s support tools;
•
the right part of the window, the information panel, contains information
on the protection component selected in the left part of the window and
displays settings for each of them, giving you tools to carry out virus
scans, work with quarantined files and backup copies, manage license
keys, and so on.
Figure 2. Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations main window
After selecting a section or component in the left part of the window, you will find
information in the right-hand part that matches your selection.
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We will now examine the elements in the main window’s navigation panel in
greater detail.
Main Window Section
Purpose
This window mostly informs
you of the protection status of
your
computer.
The
Protection
section
is
designed for exactly that.
To see general information on operation of
Kaspersky Anti-Virus, review overall statistics
for program operation, and make sure that all
components are working correctly, select the
Protection section in the navigation area.
You can also enable/disable protection
components here. To view statistics and
settings for a specific protection component,
you need only select the name of the
component about which you want information in
the Protection section.
To scan your computer for
malicious files or programs,
use the special Scan section
in the main window.
This section contains a list of objects that can
be scanned for viruses.
The Service section includes
additional Kaspersky AntiVirus
for
Windows
Workstations features.
Here you can update the program, view reports
on the performance of any of the Kaspersky
Anti-Virus
for
Windows
Workstations
components or tasks, work with quarantined
objects and backup copies, review technical
support information, create a Rescue Disk and
manage license keys.
The commonest and most important tasks are
included in the section. These include virus
scan tasks for critical areas, for startup
programs, and a full computer scan.
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Program interface
Main Window Section
Purpose
The Comments and tips
section accompanies you as
you use the application.
This section offers tips on raising the security
level of your computer. You will also find
comments on the application’s current
performance and its settings. The links in this
section guide you to take the actions
recommended for a particular section or to view
information in more detail.
Each element of the navigation panel is accompanied by a special context menu.
The menu contains points for the protection components and tools that help the
user quickly configure them, manage them, and view reports. There is an
additional menu item for virus scan and update tasks that allows you to create
your own task, by modifying a copy of an existing task.
You can change the appearance of the program by creating and using your own
graphics and color schemes.
4.4. Program settings window
You can open the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations settings
window from the main window (see 4.3 on pg. 50). To do so, click Settings in the
upper part of it.
The settings window (see Figure 3) is similar in layout to the main window:
•
the left part of the window gives you quick and easy access to the settings
for each of the program components, update and virus scan tasks, and
program tools;
•
the right part of the window contains a detailed list of settings for the item
selected in the left part of the window.
When you select any section, component, or task in the left part of the settings
window, the right part will display its basic settings. To configure advanced
settings, you can open second and third level settings windows. You can find a
detailed description of program settings in the appropriate sections hereof.
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Figure 3. Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations settings window
CHAPTER 5. GETTING STARTED
One of Kaspersky Lab’s main goals in creating Kaspersky Anti-Virus for
Windows Workstations was to provide optimum configuration for each of the
program’s options. This makes it possible for a user with any level of computer
literacy to quickly protect their computer straight after installation.
However, configuration details for your computer, or the jobs you use it for, can
have their own specific requirements. That is why we recommend performing a
preliminary configuration to achieve the most flexible, personalized protection of
your computer.
To make getting started easier, we have combined all the preliminary
configuration stages in one Setup Wizard (see 3.2 on pg. 36) that starts as soon
as the program is installed. By following the Wizard’s instructions, you can
activate the program, configure settings for updates and virus scans, passwordprotect access to the program, and configure Anti-Hacker to match your
network’s properties.
After installing and starting the program, we recommend that you take the
following steps:
•
Check the current protection status (see 5.1 on pg. 55) to make sure that
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations is running at the
appropriate level.
•
Train Anti-Spam (see 5.5 on pg. 63) using your emails.
•
Update the program (see 5.6 on pg. 64) if the Settings Wizard did not do
so automatically after installing the program.
•
Scan the computer (see 5.2 on pg. 61) for viruses.
5.1. What is the protection status of
the computer?
Composite information on your computer’s protection is provided in the main
program window, in the Protection section. The current protection status of the
computer and the general performance statistics of the program are displayed
here.
Protection status displays the current state of protection for your computer
using special indicators (see 5.1.1 on pg. 56). Statistics (see 5.1.2 on pg. 59)
analyses the current program session.
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5.1.1. Protection indicators
Protection status is determined by three indicators, each of which reflect a
different aspect of your computer’s protection at any given moment, and indicate
any problems in program settings and performance.
Figure 4. Indicators reflecting the computer protection status
Each indicator has three possible appearances:
– the situation is normal; the indicator is showing that your computer's
protection is adequate, and that there are no problems in the program
settings or performance.
– there are one or more deviations in Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations performance from the recommended level of performance,
which could affect information security. Please pay heed to the actions
recommended by Kaspersky Lab, which are given as links.
– the computer’s security status is critical. Please follow the
recommendations closely to improve your computer’s protection. The
recommended actions are given as links.
We will now examine protection indicators and the situations that each of them
indicate in more detail.
The first indicator reflects the situation with malicious files and programs on your
computer. The three values of this indicator mean the following:
No threats detected
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations has not detected
any dangerous files or programs on your computer.
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All threats have been neutralized
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations has treated all
infected files and programs, and deleted those that could not be
treated.
Threats have been detected
Your computer is at risk of infection. Kaspersky Anti-Virus for
Windows Workstations has detected malicious programs (viruses,
Trojans, worms, etc.) that must be neutralized. To do so, use the
Neutralize all link. Click the Details link to see more detailed
information about the malicious objects.
The second indicator shows the effectiveness of your computer's protection. The
indicator takes one of the following values:
Signatures released: (date, time)
Both the application and the threat signatures used by Kaspersky
Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations are most recent versions.
Signatures are out of date
The program modules and Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations threat signatures have not been updated for several
days. You are running the risk of infecting your computer with
new malicious programs that have appeared since you last
updated the program. We recommend updating Kaspersky AntiVirus for Windows Workstations. To do so, use the Update link.
Signatures are partially corrupted
The threat signature files are partially corrupted. If this occurs, it is
recommended to run program updates again. If you encounter the
same error message again, contact the Kaspersky Lab Technical
Support Service.
Please restart your computer
You must restart your system for the program to run correctly.
Save and close all files that you are working with and use the
Restart computer link.
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Program updates are disabled
The threat signature and program module update service is
disabled. To maintain real-time protection, we recommend
enabling updates.
Signatures are obsolete
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations has not been
updated for some time. You are putting the data at great risk.
Update the program as soon as possible. To do so, use the
Update link.
Signatures are corrupted
The threat signature files are fully corrupted. If this occurs, it is
recommended to run program updates again. If you encounter the
same error message again, contact the Kaspersky Lab Technical
Support Service.
The third indicator shows the current functionality of the program. The indicator
takes one of the following values:
All protection components are running
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations is protecting
your computer on all channels by which malicious programs
could penetrate. All protective components are enabled.
Protection is not installed
When Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations was
installed, none of the monitoring components were installed. This
means you can only scan for viruses. For maximum security, you
should install protection components on your computer.
All protection components are paused
All protection components have been paused. To restore the
components, select Resume protection from the context menu
by clicking on the system tray icon.
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Some protection components are disabled
One or several protection components is stopped. This could
lead to your computer becoming infected and losing data. You
are strongly advised to enable protection. To do so, select an
inactive component from the list and click .
All protection components are disabled
Protection is fully disabled. No components are running. To
restore the components, select Resume protection from the
context menu by clicking on the system tray icon.
Some protection components have malfunctioned
One or more Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations
components has internal errors. If this occurs, you are advised to
enable the component or restart the computer, as it is possible
that the component drivers have to be registered after being
updated.
5.1.2. Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations component status
To determine how Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations is guarding
your file system, email, HTTP traffic, or other areas where dangerous programs
could penetrate your computer, or to view the progress of a virus scan task or
threat signature update, simply open the corresponding section of the main
program window.
For example, to view the current File Anti-Virus status, select File Anti-Virus
from the left-hand panel of the main window, or to see if you are being protected
against new viruses, select Proactive Defense. The right-hand panel will display
a summary of information about the component’s operation.
For protection components, the right-hand panel contains the status bar, the
Status box and the Statistics box.
For the File Anti-Virus component, the status bar appears as follows:
•
File Anti-Virus : running – file protection is active for the level selected
(see 7.1 on pg. 87).
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File Anti-Virus : paused – File Anti-Virus is disabled for a set period of
time. The component will resume operation automatically after the
assigned period has expired or after the program is restarted. You can
also resume file protection manually, by clicking the
button located on
the status bar.
•
File Anti-Virus : stopped – the component has been stopped by the user.
You can resume file protection manually, by clicking the button located
on the status bar.
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File Anti-Virus : not running – file protection is not available for some
reason.
•
File Anti-Virus : disabled (error) – the component encountered an error.
If a component encounters an error, try restarting it. If restart should result
in an error, review component report which might contain the reason for
the failure. If you are unable to troubleshoot the issue on your own, save
the component report to a file using Action → Save As and contact
Kaspersky Lab Technical Support.
If the component contains several modules, the Status section will contain
information on the status of each of them. For components that do not have
individual modules, their status, security level, and, for some components, the
response to dangerous programs are displayed.
There is no Status box for virus scan and update tasks. The security level, the
action applied to dangerous programs for virus scan tasks, and the run mode for
updates are listed in the Settings box.
The Statistics box contains information on the operation of protection
components, updates, or virus scan tasks.
5.1.3. Program performance statistics
Program statistics can be found in the Statistics box of the main window’s
Protection section, and display general information on computer protection,
recorded from the time that Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations was
installed.
Figure 5. The program’s general statistics box
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You can left-click anywhere in the box to view a report with detailed information.
The tabs display:
•
Information on objects found (see 17.3.2 on pg. 227) and the status
assigned to them
•
Event log (see 17.3.3 on pg. 228)
•
General scan statistics (see 17.3.4 on pg. 229) for your computer
•
Program performance settings (see 17.3.5 on pg. 230)
5.2. How to scan your computer for
viruses
After installation, the application will without fail inform you with a special notice
in the lower left-hand part of the application window that the computer has not
yet been scanned and will recommend that you scan it for viruses immediately.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations includes a task for a computer
virus scan located in the Scan section of the program’s main window.
After selecting the task Critical Areas you will be able to view statistics for the
most recent computer scan and task settings: statistics for the most recent scan
of these areas; task settings; what level of protection was selected, and what
actions are applied to security threats. Here you can also select which critical
areas you want to scan, and immediately scan those areas.
To scan critical areas of your computer for malicious programs,
1.
Open main program window and select the task Critical Areas in the
Scan section.
2.
Click the Scan button.
Click the Scan button. As a result, the program will start scanning your computer,
and the details will be shown in a special window. When you click the Close
button, the progress window will be hidden, but the scan will not stop.
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5.3. How to scan critical areas of
the computer
There are areas on your computer that are critical from a security perspective.
These are targeted by malicious programs which aim to damage your computer’s
hardware, including operating system, processor, memory, etc.
It is extremely important to protect these critical areas so that your computer
keeps running. There is a special virus scan task for these areas, which is
located in the program’s main window in the Scan section.
After selecting the task named Critical Areas, the right-hand panel of the main
window will display the following: statistics for the most recent scan of these
areas; task settings; what level of protection was selected, and what actions are
applied to security threats. Here you can also select which critical areas you want
to scan, and immediately scan those areas.
To scan critical areas of your computer for malicious programs,
1.
Open main program window and select the task Critical Areas in the
Scan section.
2.
Click the Scan button.
When you do this, a scan of the selected areas will begin, and the details will be
shown in a special window. When you click the Close button, the progress
window will be hidden, but the scan will not stop.
5.4. How to scan a file, folder or disk
for viruses
There are situations when it is necessary to scan individual objects for viruses
but not the entire computer. For example, one of the hard drives, on which your
programs and games, e-mail databases brought home from work, and archived
files that came with e-mail are located, etc. You can select an object for scan
with the standard tools of the Microsoft Windows operating system (for example,
in the Explorer program window or on your Desktop, etc.).
To scan an object,
Place the cursor over the name of the selected object, open the
Windows context menu by right-clicking, and select Scan for viruses
(see Figure 6).
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Figure 6. Scanning an object selected using
a standard Windows context-sensitive menu
A scan of the selected object will then begin, and the details will be shown in a
special window. When you click the Close button, the progress window will be
hidden, but the scan will not stop.
5.5. How to train Anti-Spam
One step in getting started is training Anti-Spam to work with your emails and
filter out junk. Spam is junk email, although it is difficult to say what constitutes
spam for a given user. While there are email categories which can be applied to
spam with a high degree of accuracy and generality (for example, mass
emailings, advertisements), such emails could belong in the inbox of some users.
Therefore, we ask that you determine for yourself what email is spam and what
isn’t. Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations will ask you after
installation if you want to train Anti-Spam to differentiate between spam and
accepted email. You can do this with special buttons that plug into your email
client (Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express (Windows Mail), The Bat!) or using the
special training wizard.
Warning!
This version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus does not provide Anti-Spam plug-ins for
Microsoft Office Outlook running under Microsoft Windows 98.
To train Anti-Spam using the plug-in’s buttons in the email client,
1.
Open your computer's default email client (e.g. Microsoft Office
Outlook). You will see two buttons on the toolbar: Spam and Not Spam.
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2.
Select an accepted email or group of emails that contains accepted
email and click Not Spam. From this point onward, emails from the
addresses in the emails from the senders you selected will never be
processed as spam.
3.
Select an email, a group of emails, or a folder of emails that you
consider spam, and click Spam. Anti-Spam will analyze the contents of
these emails, and in the future it will consider all emails with similar
contents to be spam.
To train Anti-Spam using the Training Wizard,
1.
Open the application settings window, select the Anti-Spam component
under Protection and click Training Wizard.
2.
Follow instructions displayed by the Anti-Spam Training Wizard (see
13.2.1, pg. 167).
When an email arrives in your inbox, Anti-Spam will scan it for spam content and
add a special [Spam] tag to the subject line of spam. You can configure a special
rule in your email client for these emails, such as a rule that deletes them or
moves them to a special folder.
5.6. How to update the program
Kaspersky Lab updates the threats signatures and modules for Kaspersky AntiVirus for Windows Workstations using dedicated update servers.
Kaspersky Lab’s update servers are the Kaspersky Lab Internet sites where the
program updates are stored.
Warning!
You will need a connection to the Internet to update Kaspersky Anti-Virus for
Windows Workstations.
By default, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations automatically checks
for updates on the Kaspersky Lab servers. If the server has the latest updates,
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations will download and install them in
the silent mode.
To update Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations manually,
select the Update component in the Service section of the main
program window and click the Update now! button in the right-hand
part of the window.
As a result, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations will begin the update
process, and display the details of the process in a special window.
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5.7. What to do if protection is not
running
If problems or errors arise in the performance of any protection component, be
sure to check its status. If the component status is not running or disabled
(operation error), try restarting Kaspersky Anti-Virus.
If the problem is not solved by restarting the program, we recommend fixing
potential errors using the program restore feature (see Chapter 19, pg. 279).
If the restore procedure does not help, contact Kaspersky Lab Technical
Support. You may need to save a report on component operation or for the entire
application to file and send it to Technical Support for investigation.
To save the report to file:
1.
Select the component in the Protection section of the main window of
the program and left-click anywhere in the Statistics box.
2.
Click the Save As button and in the window that opens specify the file
name for the component's performance report.
To save a report for all Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations
components at once (protection components, virus scan tasks, support features):
1.
Select the Protection section in the main window of the program and
left-click anywhere in the Statistics box.
or
Click All reports in the report window for any component. Then the
Reports tab will list reports for all program components.
2.
Click the Save As button and in the window that opens specify a file
name for the program's performance report.
CHAPTER 6. PROTECTION
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations lets you multi-task computer
security management:
•
Enable, disable, and pause (see 6.1 on pg. 66) the program
•
Define the types of dangerous programs (see 6.2 on pg. 70) against
which Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations will protect your
computer
•
Create an exclusion list (see 6.3 on pg. 71) for protection
•
Create your own virus scan and update tasks (see 6.4 on pg. 81).
•
Configure a virus scan schedule (see 6.5 on pg. 82).
•
Configure productivity settings (see 6.6 on pg. 84) for antivirus protection
6.1. Stopping and resuming
protection on your computer
By default, Kaspersky Anti-Virus boots at startup and protects your computer the
entire time you are using it. The words Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 in the upper
right-hand corner of the screen let you know this. All protection components (see
2.2.1 on pg. 24) are running.
You can fully or partially disable the protection provided by Kaspersky Anti-Virus
for Windows Workstations.
Warning!
Kaspersky Lab strongly recommend that you do not disable protection, since
this could lead to an infection on your computer and consequent data loss.
Note that in this case protection is discussed in the context of the protection
components. Disabling or pausing protection components does not affect the
performance of virus scan tasks or program updates.
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6.1.1. Pausing protection
Pausing protection means temporarily disabling all the components that monitor
the files on your computer, incoming and outgoing email, executable scripts,
application behavior, and Anti-Hacker and Anti-Spam.
To pause a Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations operation:
1.
Select Pause protection in the program’s context menu (see 4.2 on
pg. 49).
2.
In the Pause Protection window that opens (see Figure 7), select how
soon you want protection to resume:
•
In <time interval> – protection will resume this far in the future.
Use the dropdown menu to select the time interval.
•
At next program restart – protection will resume if you open
the program from the Start Menu or after you restart your
computer (provided the program is set to start automatically
when you turn on your computer (see 6.1.5 on pg. 70)).
•
By user request only – protection will stop until you start it
yourself. To enable protection, select Resume protection from
the program’s context menu.
Figure 7. Pause protection window
Tip:
You can also stop protection on your computer with one of the following
methods:
•
Click the
•
Select Exit from the context menu. In this case the
program will be unloaded from the computer's memory.
button in the Protection section.
If you pause protection, all protection components will be paused. This is
indicated by:
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Inactive (gray) names of the disabled components in the Protection
section of the main window.
•
Inactive (gray) system tray icon.
•
The third protection indicator (see 5.1.1 on pg. 56) on your computer,
which shows that
All protection components are paused.
6.1.2. Stopping protection
Stopping protection means fully disabling your components. Virus scans and
updates continue to work in this mode.
If protection is stopped, it can be only be resumed by the user: protection
components will not automatically resume after system or program restarts.
Remember that if Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations is somehow in
conflict with other programs installed on your computer, you can pause individual
components or create an exclusion (see 6.3 on pg. 71) list.
To stop all protection:
1.
Open the Kaspersky Anti-Virus settings window and select Protection.
2.
Uncheck
Enable protection.
After disabling protection, all protection components will stop. This is indicated
by:
•
Inactive (gray) names of the disabled components in the Protection
section of the main window.
•
Inactive (gray) system tray icon.
•
The third protection indicator (see 5.1.1 on pg. 56) on your computer,
which shows that
All protection components are disabled.
6.1.3. Pausing / stopping protection
components and tasks
There are several ways to stop a protection component, virus scan, or update.
Before doing so, you are strongly advised to establish why you need to stop
them. It is likely that the problem can be solved in another way, for example, by
changing the security level. If, for example, you are working with a database that
you are sure does not contain viruses, simply add its files as an exclusion
(see 6.3 on pg. 71).
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To pause protection components, virus scans, and update tasks:
Select the component or task from the left-hand part of the main window
and click the button on the status bar.
The component/task status will change to paused. The component or
task will be paused until you resume it by clicking the button.
When you pause a component or task, Kaspersky Anti-Virus statistics for
the current Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations session are
saved and will continue to be recorded after the component or task is
updated.
To stop protection components, virus scans, and update tasks:
Click the
button on the status bar. You can also stop protection
Enable
components in the program settings window by deselecting
<component name> in the General section for that component.
The component/task status will then change to stopped (disabled). The
component or task will be stopped until you enable it by clicking the
button. For virus scan and update tasks, you will have the choice of the
following options: continue the task that was interrupted, or restart it from
the beginning.
When you stop a component or task, all the statistics from previous work
are cleared and when the component is started they are recorded over.
6.1.4. Restoring protection on your
computer
If at some point you paused or stopped protection on your computer, you can
resume it using one of the following methods:
•
From the context menu.
To do so, select Resume protection.
•
From the program’s main window.
To do so, click the
the main window.
button on the status bar in the Protection section of
The protection status immediately changes to running. The program’s system
tray icon becomes active (color). The third protection indicator (see 5.1.1 on
pg. 56) will also inform you that
All protection components are enabled.
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6.1.5. Shutting down the program
If you have to shut down Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations, select
Exit from the program's context menu (see 4.2 on pg. 49). This will close the
program, leaving your computer unprotected.
If network connections that the program monitors are active on your computer
when you close the program, a notice will appear on the screen stating that these
connections will be interrupted. This is necessary for the program to shut down
correctly. The connections are terminated automatically after ten seconds or by
clicking the Yes button. The majority of connections will resume after a brief time.
Note that if you are downloading a file without a download manager when the
connection is terminated, the file transfer will be lost. You will have to download
the file over again.
You can choose not to interrupt the connections by clicking on the No button in
the notice window. If you do so, the program will continue running.
After closing the program, you can enable computer protection again by opening
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations (Start→ Programs →
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations → Kaspersky AntiVirus 6.0 for Windows Workstations).
You can also resume protection automatically after restarting your operating
system. To enable this feature, select the Protection section in the program
Launch Kaspersky Anti-Virus at startup.
settings window and check
6.2. Types of malicious programs to
be monitored
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations protects you from various types
of malicious programs. Current settings notwithstanding, the application will
always secure your computer against the most dangerous types of malicious
software, such as viruses, Trojans, and hack tools. These programs can do
significant damage to your computer. To make your computer more secure, you
can expand the list of threats that the program will detect by making it monitor
additional types of dangerous programs.
To choose what malicious programs Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations will protect you from, select the Protection section in the program
settings window (see 4.4 on pg. 53).
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The Malware categories box contains threat types (see 1.1on pg. 11):
Viruses, worms, Trojans, hack tools. This group combines the most
common and dangerous categories of malicious programs. This is the
minimum admissible security level. Per recommendations of Kaspersky Lab
experts, Kaspersky Anti-Virus always monitors this category of malicious
programs.
Spyware, adware, dialers. This group includes potentially dangerous
software that may inconvenience the user or incur serious damage.
Potentially dangerous software (riskware). This group includes programs
that are not malicious or dangerous. However, under certain circumstances
they could be used to cause harm to your computer.
The groups listed above comprise the full range of threats which the program
detects when scanning objects.
If all groups are selected, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations
provides the fullest possible anti-virus protection for your computer. If the second
and third groups are disabled, the program will only protect you from the
commonest malicious programs. This does not include potentially dangerous
programs and others that could be installed on your computer and could damage
your files, steal your money, or take up your time.
Kaspersky Lab does not recommend disabling monitoring for the second group.
When situations arise when Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations
classifies a program as potentially dangerous that you feel is not, we recommend
configure an exclusion for it (see 6.3 on pg. 71).
6.3. Creating a trusted zone
A trusted zone is a list of objects created by the user, that Kaspersky Anti-Virus
for Windows Workstations does not monitor. In other words, it is a set of
programs excluded from protection.
The user creates a protected zone based on the properties of the files he uses
and the programs installed on his computer. You might need to create such an
exclusion list if, for example, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations
blocks access to an object or program and you are sure that the file or program
is absolutely safe.
You can exclude files of certain formats from the scan, use a file mask, or
exclude a certain area (for example, a folder or a program), program processes,
or objects according to the status that the program assigns to objects during a
scan.
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Warning!
An exclusion object is not scanned when the disk or folder where it is located is
scanned. However, if you select that object specifically, the exclusion rule will not
be applied.
In order to create an exclusion list,
1.
Open the application settings window and select the Protection
section.
2.
Click the Trusted Zone button in the General section.
3.
Configure exclusion rules for objects and create a list of trusted
applications in the window that opens (see Figure 8).
Figure 8. Creating a trusted zone
6.3.1. Exclusion rules
Exclusion rules are sets of conditions that Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations uses to determine not to scan an object.
You can exclude files of certain formats from the scan, use a file mask, or
exclude a certain area, such as a folder or a program, program processes, or
objects according to their verdict.
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The verdict is the status that Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations
assigns to an object during the scan. A verdict is based on the classification of
malicious and potentially dangerous programs found in the Kaspersky Lab Virus
Encyclopedia.
Potentially dangerous software does not have a malicious function but can be
used as an auxiliary component for a malicious code, since it contains holes and
errors. This category includes, for example, remote administration programs, IRC
clients, FTP servers, all-purpose utilities for stopping or hiding processes,
keyloggers, password macros, autodialers, etc. These programs are not
classified as viruses. They can be divided into several types, e.g. Adware, Jokes,
Riskware, etc. (for more information on potentially dangerous programs detected
by Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations, see the Virus Encyclopedia
at www.viruslist.com). After the scan, these programs may be blocked. Since
several of them are very common, you have the option of excluding them from
the scan. To do so, you must specify the verdict assigned to that program as an
exclusion mask.
For example, imagine you use a Remote Administrator program frequently in
your work. This is a remote access system with which you can work from a
remote computer. Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations views this sort
of application activity as potentially dangerous and may block it. To keep the
application from being blocked, you must create an exclusion rule that specifies
not-a-virus:RemoteAdmin.Win32.RAdmin.22 as the verdict.
When you add an exclusion, a rule is created that several program components
(File Anti-Virus, Mail Anti-Virus, Web Anti-Virus, Proactive Defense) and virus
scan tasks can later use. You can create exclusion rules in a special window that
you can open from the program settings window, from the notice about detecting
the object, and from the report window.
To add exclusions on the Exclusion Rule tab:
1.
Click on the Add button in the Exclusion mask tab.
2.
In the window that opens (see Figure 9), click the exclusion type in
the Properties section:
Object – exclusion of a certain object, directory, or files that match a
certain mask from scans.
Verdict – excluding an object from the scan based on its status from
the Virus Encyclopedia classification.
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Figure 9. Creating an exclusion rule
If you check both boxes at once, a rule will be created for that object with
a certain status according to Virus Encyclopedia classification. In such a
case, the following rules apply:
3.
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If you specify a certain file as the Object and a certain status in
the Verdict section, the file specified will only be excluded if it is
classified as the threat selected during the scan.
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If you select an area or folder as the Object and the status (or
verdict mask) as the Verdict, then objects with that status will
only be excluded when that area or folder is scanned.
Assign values to the selected exclusion types. To do so, left-click in
the Rule description section on the specify link located next to the
exclusion type:
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For the Object type, enter its name in the window that opens
(this can be a file, a particular folder, or a file mask (see A.2 on
pg. 305). Check
Include subfolders for the object (file, file
mask, folder) to be recursively excluded from the scan. For
example, if you assign C:\Program Files\winword.exe as an
exclusion and checked the scan nested folders option, the file
winword.exe will be excluded from the scan if found in any
folder under C:\Program Files.
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Enter the full name of the threat that you want to exclude from
scans as given in the Virus Encyclopedia or use a mask
(see A.3 on pg. 305) for the Verdict.
For some verdicts, you can assign advanced conditions for
applying rules in the Advanced settings field (see A.3 on
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pg. 305). In most cases, this field is filled in automatically when
you add an exclusion rule from a Proactive Defense notification.
You can add advanced settings for the following verdicts,
among others:
4.
o
Invader. For this verdict, you can give a name, mask, or
complete path to the object being embed (for example, a .dll
file) as an additional exclusion condition.
o
Launching Internet Browser. For this verdict, you can list
browser open settings as additional exclusion settings.
For example, you blocked browsers from opening with
certain settings in the Proactive Defense application activity
analysis. However, you want to allow the browser to open for
the domain www.kasperky.com with a link from Microsoft
Office Outlook as an exclusion rule. To do so, select
Microsoft Office Outlook as the exclusion Object and
Launching Internet Browser as the Verdict, and enter an
allowed domain mask in the Advanced settings field.
Define which Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations
components will use this rule. If item any is selected, this rule will
apply to all components. If you want to restrict the rule to one or
several components, click on any, which will change to selected. In
the window that opens, check the boxes for the components that
you want this exclusion rule to apply to.
To create an exclusion rule from a program notice stating that it has detected a
dangerous object:
1.
Use the Add to trusted zone link in the notification window (see Figure
10).
2.
In the window that opens, be sure that all the exclusion rule settings
match your needs. The program will fill in the object name and threat
type automatically, based on information from the notification. To create
the rule, click OK.
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Figure 10. Dangerous object detection notification
To create an exclusion rule from the report window:
1.
Select the object in the report that you want to add to the exclusions.
2.
Open the context menu and select Add to Trusted zone (see Figure
11).
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Figure 11. Creating an exclusion rule from a report
3.
The exclusion settings window will then open. Be sure that all the
exclusion rule settings match your needs. The program will fill in the
object name and threat type automatically based on the information
from the report. To create the rule, click OK.
6.3.2. Trusted applications
You can only exclude trusted applications from the scan in Kaspersky Anti-Virus
if installed on a computer running Microsoft Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP/Vista.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus provides the capability to create a list of trusted
applications whose activity, suspicious or otherwise, and file, network, and
system registry access, are not monitored.
For example, you feel that objects and processes used by Windows Notepad are
safe and do not need to be scanned. To exclude objects used by this process
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from scanning, add Notepad to the trusted applications list. However, the
executable file and the trusted application process will be scanned for viruses as
before. To fully exclude the application from scanning, you must use exclusion
rules (see 6.3.1 on pg. 72).
In addition, some actions classified as dangerous are perfectly normal features
for a number of programs. For example, keyboard layout toggling programs
regularly intercept text entered on your keyboard. To accommodate such
programs and stop monitoring their activity, you are advised to add them to the
trusted application list.
Excluding trusted applications can also solve potential compatibility conflicts
between Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations and other applications
(for example, network traffic from another computer that has already been
scanned by the anti-virus application) and can boost computer productivity,
which is especially important when using server applications.
By default, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations scans objects
opened, run, or saved by any program process and monitors the activity of all
programs and the network traffic they create.
You can create a list of trusted applications on the special Trusted applications
tab (see Figure 12). By default the trusted applications list contains a list of
applications that will not be monitored based on Kaspersky Lab
recommendations when you install Kaspersky Anti-Virus. If you do not trust an
application on the list, deselect the corresponding checkbox. You can edit the list
using the Add, Edit, and Delete buttons on the right.
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Figure 12. Trusted application list
To add a program to the trusted application list:
1. Click the Add button on the right-hand part of the Trusted
application tab.
2. In the Trusted application window (see Figure 13) that opens, select
the application using the Browse button. A context menu will open,
and by clicking Browse you can go to the file selection window and
select the path to the executable file, or by clicking Applications you
can go to a list of applications currently running and select them as
necessary.
When you select a program, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations records the internal attributes of the executable file and
uses them to identify the trusted program during scans.
The file path is inserted automatically when you select its name.
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Figure 13. Adding an application to the trusted list
3. Specify which actions performed by this process will not be monitored:
Do not scan opened files – excludes from the scan all files that
the trusted application process.
Do not restrict application activity – excludes from Proactive
Defense monitoring any activity, suspicious or otherwise, that the
trusted application performs.
Do not restrict registry access – excludes from scanning any
accesses of the system registry initiated by the trusted
application.
Do not scan network traffic – excludes from scans for viruses
and spam any network traffic initiated by the trusted application.
You can exclude all the application’s network traffic or encrypted
traffic (SSL) from the scan. To do so, click the all link. It will
change to encrypted. In addition you can restrict the exclusion by
assigning a remote host/port. To create a restriction, click any,
which will change to selected, and enter a value for the remote
port/host.
Do not scan network traffic is checked, traffic for
Note that if
that application will only be scanned for viruses and spam.
However, this does not affect whether Anti-Hacker scans traffic.
Anti-Hacker settings govern analysis of network activity for that
application.
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6.4. Starting tasks under another
profile
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations 6.0 has a feature that can start
scan tasks under another user profile. This feature is by default disabled, and
tasks are run under the profile under which you are logged into the system.
The feature is useful if for example, you need access rights to a certain object
during a scan. By using this feature, you can configure tasks to run under a user
that has the necessary privileges.
Note that this option is not available under Microsoft Windows 98/МЕ.
Program updates may be made from a source to which you do not have access
(for example, the network update folder) or authorized user rights for a proxy
server. You can use this feature to run the Updater with another profile that has
those rights.
To configure a scan task that starts under a different user profile:
1.
Select the task name in the Scan section (for virus scans) or the
Service section (for update tasks) of the main window and use the
Settings link to open the task settings window.
2.
Click the Customize button in the task settings window and go to the
Additional tab in the window that opens (see Figure 14).
To enable this feature, check
Run this task as. Enter the data for the login
that you want to start the task as below: user name and password.
Note that if you do not run the task as a user with appropriate privileges, the
scheduled update will be run with the privileges of the current user account. If no
users are currently logged into the computer, running updates under another
user account has not been configured, and updates run automatically, they will
run with the SYSTEM privileges.
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Figure 14. Configuring an update task from another profile
6.5. Configuring Scheduled Tasks
and Notifications
Schedule settings are identical for virus scan tasks, application updates, and
Kaspersky Anti-Virus event notifications.
By default, the virus scan tasks created at application install are disabled. Startup
objects are the exception since they are scanned every time Kaspersky AntiVirus is started. Updates are configured to occur automatically by default as
updates become available on Kaspersky Lab update servers.
In the event that you are not satisfied with these settings, you may reconfigure
task schedules. Select a task by name under Virus Scan (for virus scan tasks)
or Service (for updates and update distribution) and open the related settings
window by clicking Settings.
To have tasks start according to a schedule, check the automatic task start box
in the Run Mode section. You can edit the times for starting the scan task in the
Schedule window (see Figure 15), that opens when you click Change.
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Figure 15. Configuring a task schedule
The primary setting to define is the frequency of an event (task execution or
notification). Select the desired option under Frequency (see Figure 15). Then,
settings for the selected option are to be specified under Schedule Settings. The
following options are available:
Minutes. The time interval between scans or notifications will be several
minutes. Specify the length of time in minutes under schedule settings. It
should not exceed 59 minutes.
Hours. The interval between scans or notifications is several hours. If this
option is selected, specify the time interval under schedule settings: Every N
hours and specify N. Enter Every 1 hour, for instance, if you want the task
to run hourly.
Days. The task is started or the notification is sent at an interval of several
days. Specify the interval in the schedule settings:
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Select Every n days and enter a value for n if you wish to maintain an
interval of several days.
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Select Every Weekday, if you want the task to run daily Monday through
Friday.
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Select Every Weekend to run the task or send notification on Saturdays
and Sundays only.
Use the Time field to specify what time of day the scan task will be run.
Weeks. The task is started or the notification sent on certain days of the
week. If you select this option, put checkmarks next to the days of the week
on which you need the task to run. Enter time of day in the Time field.
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Months. The task is started or the notification sent once a month at a
specified time.
Time. Start a task or send a notification at the specified date and time.
At Application Startup. Run task or send notification every time Kaspersky
Anti-Virus starts. A time delay may also be specified relative to the start of the
application for a task to be run.
After each update. The task starts after each threat signature update (this
only applies to virus scan tasks).
If a task cannot run for some reason (an email program is not installed, for
example, or the computer was shut down at the time), the task can be configured
to run automatically as soon as it becomes possible. To do so, check
Run
task if skipped in the schedule window.
6.6. Power options
To conserve the battery of your laptop computer, and to reduce the load on the
central processor and disk subsystems, you can postpone virus scans:
•
Since virus scans and program updates sometimes require a fair amount
of resources and can take up time, you are advised to disable schedules
for these tasks, which will help you to save battery life. If necessary, you
can manually update the program yourself (see 5.6 on pg. 64) or start a
virus scan (see 5.2 on pg. 61). To use the battery-saving feature, check
Disable scheduled scans while running on battery power box.
•
Virus scans increase the load on the central processor and disk
subsystems, thereby slowing down other programs. By default, if such a
situation arises, the program pauses virus scans and frees up system
resources for user applications.
However, there are a number of programs that can be launched as soon
as the processor’s resources are freed and run in background mode. For
virus scans not to depend on the operation of such programs, uncheck
Concede resources to other applications.
Note that this setting can be configured individually for every virus scan
task. If you choose to do this, the configuration for a specific task has a
higher priority.
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Figure 16. Configuring power settings
To configure power settings for virus scan tasks:
Select the Protection section of the main program window and click
Settings. Configure power settings in the Advanced box (see Figure
16).
6.7. Advanced Disinfection
Technology
Today's malicious programs can invade the lowest levels of an operating system,
which makes them practically impossible to delete. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0
asks you if you want to run Advanced Disinfection Technology when it detects a
threat currently active in the system. This will neutralize the threat and delete it
from the computer.
After this procedure, you will need to restart your computer. After restarting your
computer, we recommend running a full virus scan. To use Advanced
Disinfection Technology, check
Enable Advanced Disinfection
Technology.
To enable/disable advanced disinfection technology:
Select the Protection section of the main program window and click the
Settings link. Configure power settings in the Additional box (see Figure
16).
CHAPTER 7. FILE ANTI-VIRUS
The Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations component that protect your
computer files against infection is called File Anti-Virus. It loads when you start
your operating system, runs in your computer’s RAM, and scans all files that you
open, save, or execute.
The component’s activity is indicated by the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations system tray icon, which looks like this
whenever a file is being
scanned.
File Anti-Virus by default scans only new or modified files, that is, only files that
have been added or changed since the previous scan. Files are scanned with
the following algorithm:
1.
Every time the user or a program accesses each time, the component
intercepts it.
2.
File Anti-Virus scans the iChecker™ and iSwift™ databases for
information on the file intercepted. A decision is made whether to scan
the file based on the information retrieved.
The scanning process includes the following steps:
1.
The file is analyzed for viruses. Malicious objects are detected by
comparison with the program’s threat signatures, which contain
descriptions of all malicious programs, threats, and network attacks
known to date, with methods for neutralizing them.
2.
After the analysis, there are three available courses of action:
a.
If malicious code is detected in the file, File Anti-Virus blocks
the file, places a copy of it in Backup, and attempts to disinfect
the file. If the file is successfully disinfected, it becomes
available again. If not, the file is deleted.
b.
If code is detected in a file that appears to be malicious but
there is no guarantee, the file is subject to disinfection and is
sent to Quarantine.
c.
If no malicious code is discovered in the file, it is immediately
restored.
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7.1. Selecting a file security level
File Anti-Virus protects files that you are using at one of the following levels (see
Figure 17):
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High – the level with the most comprehensive monitoring of files opened,
saved, or run.
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Recommended – Kaspersky Lab recommends this settings level. It will
scan the following object categories:
•
•
Programs and files by contents
•
New objects and objects modified since the last scan
•
Embedded OLE objects
Low – level with settings that let you comfortably use applications that
require significant system resources, since the scope of files scanned is
reduced.
Figure 17. File Anti-Virus security level
The default setting for File Anti-Virus is Recommended.
You can raise or lower the protection level for files you use by either selecting the
level you want, or changing the settings for the current level.
To change the security level:
Adjust the sliders. By adjusting the security level, you define the ratio of
scan speed to the total number of files scanned: the fewer files are
scanned for viruses, the higher the scan speed.
If none of the set file security levels meet your needs, you can customize the
protection settings. To do so, select the level that is closest to what you need as
a starting point and edit its settings. In such a case, the level will be set at
Custom. Let’s look at an example of when user defined file security levels could
be useful.
Example:
The work you do on your computer uses a large number of file types, and
some the files may be fairly large. You would not want to run the risk of
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skipping any files in the scan because of the size or extension, even if this
would somewhat affect the productivity of your computer.
Tip for selecting a level:
Based on the source data, one can conclude that you have a fairly high
risk of being infected by a malicious program. The size and type of the
files being handled is quite varied and skipping them in the scan would
put your data at risk. You want to scan the files you use by contents, not
by extension.
You are advised to start with the Recommended security level and make
the following changes: remove the restriction on scanned file sizes and
optimize File Anti-Virus operation by only scanning new and modified
files. Then the scan will not take up as many system resources so you
can comfortably use other applications.
To modify the settings for a security level:
Click the Settings button in the File Anti-Virus settings window. Edit the
File Anti-Virus settings in the window that opens and click OK.
As a result, a fourth security level will be created, Custom, which
contains the protection settings that you configured.
7.2. Configuring File Anti-Virus
Your settings determine how File Anti-Virus will defend your computer. The
settings can be broken down into the following groups:
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Settings that define what file types (see 7.2.1 on pg. 88) are to be
scanned for viruses
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Settings that define the scope of protection (see 7.2.2 on pg. 91)
•
Settings that define how the program responds to dangerous objects
(see 7.2.5 on pg. 95)
•
Additional settings for File Anti-Virus (see 7.2.3 on pg. 92)
The following sections will examine these groups in detail.
7.2.1. Defining the file types to be scanned
When you select file types to be scanned, you establish what file formats, sizes,
and what drives will be scanned for viruses when opened, executed, or saved.
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To make configuration easier, all files are divided into two groups: simple and
compound. Simple files, for example, .txt files, do not contain any objects.
Compound objects can include several objects, each of which may in turn
contain other objects. There are many examples: archives, files containing
macros, spreadsheets, emails with attachments, etc.
The file types scanned are defined in the File types section (see Figure 18).
Select one of the three options:
Scan all files. With this option selected, all file system objects that are
opened, run, or saved will be scanned without exceptions.
Scan programs and documents (by contents). If you select this group of
files, File Anti-Virus will only scan potentially infected files – files that a virus
could imbed itself in.
Note:
There are a number of file formats that have a fairly low risk of having
malicious code injected into them and subsequently being activated. An
example would be .txt files.
And vice versa, there are file formats that contain or can contain
executable code. Examples would be the formats .exe, .dll, or .doc. The
risk of injection and activation of malicious code in such files is fairly
high.
Before searching for viruses in a file, its internal header is analyzed for the
file format (txt, doc, exe, etc.). If the analysis shows that the file format
cannot be infected, it is not scanned for viruses and is immediately returned
to the user. If the file format can be infected, the file is scanned for viruses.
Scan programs and documents (by extension). If you select this option,
File Anti-Virus will only scan potentially infected files, but the file format will
be determined by the filename’s extension. Using the extension link, you can
review a list of file extensions (see A.1 on pg. 302) that are scanned with this
option.
Tip:
Do not forget that someone could send a virus to your computer with an
extension (e.g. .txt) that is actually an executable file renamed as a .txt file. If
you select
Scan programs and documents (by extension), the scan would
skip such a file. If
Scan programs and documents (by contents) is
selected, the extension is ignored, and analysis of the file headers will uncover
that the file is an .exe file. File Anti-Virus would scan the file for viruses.
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Figure 18. Selecting the file types scanned for viruses
In the Productivity section, you can specify that only new files and those that
have been modified since the previous scan should be scanned for viruses. This
mode noticeably reduces scan time and increases the program’s performance
speed. To select this mode, check
Scan new and changed files only. This
mode applies to both simple and compound files.
In the Compound files section, specify which compound files to scan for
viruses:
Scan all/only new archives – scans .zip, .cab, .rar, and .arj archives.
Scan all/only new installation packages – scans self-extracting archives for
viruses.
Scan all/only new embedded OLE objects – scans objects imbedded in
files (for example, Microsoft Office Excel spreadsheets or macros imbedded
in a Microsoft Office Word file, email attachments, etc.).
You can select and scan all files, or only new files, for each type of compound
file. To do so, left-click the link next to the name of the object to toggle its value.
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If the Productivity section has been set up only to scan new and modified files,
you will not be able to select the type of compound files to be scanned.
To specify compound files that should not be scanned for viruses, use the
following settings:
Extract archives in background if larger than... MB. If the size of a
compound object exceeds this restriction, the program will scan it as a single
object (by analyzing the header) and will return it to the user. The objects
that it contains will be scanned later. If this option is not checked, access to
files larger than the size indicated will be blocked until they have been
scanned.
Do not process archives larger than... MB. With this option checked, files
larger than the size specified will be skipped by the scan.
7.2.2. Defining protection scope
By default, File Anti-Virus scans all files when they are used, regardless of where
they are stored, whether it be a hard drive, CD/DVD-ROM, or flash drive.
You can limit the scope of protection. To do so:
1. Select File Anti-Virus in the main window and go to the component
settings window by clicking Settings.
2. Click the Settings button and select the Protection Scope tab (see
Figure 19) in the window that opens.
The tab displays a list of objects that File Anti-Virus will scan. Protection is
enabled by default for all objects on hard drives, removable media, and network
drives connected to your computer. You can add to and edit the list using the
Add, Edit, and Delete buttons.
If you want to protect fewer objects, you can do so using the following methods:
•
Specify only folders, drives, and files that need to be protected.
•
Create a list of objects that do not need to be protected (see 6.3 on pg.
71).
•
Combine methods one and two – create a protection scope that excludes
a number of objects.
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Figure 19. Defining the scope of protection
You can use masks when you add objects for scanning. Note that you can only
enter masks will absolute paths to objects:
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C:\dir\*.* or C:\dir\* or C:\dir\ - all files in folder C:\dir\
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C:\dir\*.exe - all files with the extension .exe in the folder C:\dir\
•
C:\dir\*.ex? – all files with the extension .ex? in the folder C:\dir\, where ?
can represent any one character
•
C:\dir\test – only the file C:\dir\test
In order for the scan to be carried out recursively, check
Include subfolders.
Warning!
Remember that File Anti-Virus will scan only the files that are included in the
protection scope created. Files not included in that scope will be available for use
without being scanned. This increases the risk of infection on your computer.
7.2.3. Configuring advanced settings
As additional File Anti-Virus settings, you can specify the file system scanning
mode and configure the conditions for temporarily pausing the component.
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To configure additional File Anti-Virus settings:
1.
Select File Anti-Virus in the main window and go to the component
settings window by clicking the Settings link.
2.
Click the Customize button and select the Additional tab in the window
that opens (see Figure 20).
Figure 20. Configuring additional File Anti-Virus settings
The file scanning mode determines the File Anti-Virus processing conditions.
You have following options:
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Smart mode. This mode is aimed at speeding up file processing and
return them to the user. When it is selected, a decision to scan is made
based on analyzing the operations performed with t
he file.
For example, when using a Microsoft Office file, Kaspersky Anti-Virus
scans the file when it is first opened and last closed. All operations in
between that overwrite the file are not scanned.
Smart mode is the default.
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On access and modification – File Anti-Virus scans files as they are
opened or edited.
•
On access – only scans files when an attempt is made to open them.
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On execution – only scans files when an attempt is made to run them.
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You might need to pause File Anti-Virus when performing tasks that require
significant operating system resources. To lower the load and ensure that the
user regains access to files quickly, we recommend configuring the component
to disable at a certain time or while certain programs are used.
On schedule and
To pause the component for a certain length of time, check
in the window that opens (see Figure 21) click Schedule to assign a time frame
for disabling and resuming the component. To do so, enter a value in the format
HH:MM in the corresponding fields.
Figure 21. Pausing the component
To disable the component when working with programs that require significant
On applications startup and edit the list of programs in the
resources, check
window that opens (see Figure 22) by clicking Applications.
To add an application to the list, use the Add button. A context menu will open,
and by clicking Browse you can go to the standard file selection window and
specify the executable file the application to add. Or, go to the list of applications
currently running from the Applications item and select the one you want.
To delete an application, select it from a list and click Delete.
You can temporarily disable the pause on File Anti-Virus when using a specific
application. To do so, uncheck the name of the application. You do not have to
delete it from the list.
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Figure 22. Creating an application list
7.2.4. Restoring default File Anti-Virus
settings
When configuring File Anti-Virus, you can always return to the default
performance settings. Kaspersky Lab considers them to be optimal and has
combined them in the Recommended security level.
To restore the default File Anti-Virus settings:
1.
Select File Anti-Virus in the main window and go to the component
settings window by clicking Settings.
2.
Click the Default button in the Security Level section.
If you modified the list of objects included in the protected zone when configuring
File Anti-Virus settings, the program will ask you if you want to save that list for
future use when you restore the initial settings. To save the list of objects, check
Protected Zone in the Restore Settings window that opens.
7.2.5. Selecting actions for objects
If File Anti-Virus discovers or suspects an infection in a file while scanning it for
viruses, the program’s next steps depend on the object’s status and the action
selected.
File Anti-Virus can label an object with one of the following statuses:
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Malicious program status (for example, virus, Trojan).
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Potentially infected, when the scan cannot determine whether the object
is infected. This means that the program detected a sequence of code in
the file from an unknown virus or modified code from a known virus.
By default, all infected files are subject to disinfection, and if they are potentially
infected, they are sent to Quarantine.
To edit an action for an object:
select File Anti-Virus in the main window and go to the component
settings window by clicking Settings. All potential actions are displayed in
the appropriate sections (see Figure 23).
Figure 23. Possible File Anti-Virus actions with dangerous objects
If the action selected was
When it detects a dangerous object
Prompt for action
File Anti-Virus issues a warning
message containing information about
what malicious program has infected
or potentially infected the file, and
gives you a choice of actions. The
choice can vary depending on the
status of the object.
Block access
File Anti-Virus blocks access to the
object. Information about this is
recorded in the report (see 17.3 on
pg. 224). Later you can attempt to
disinfect this object.
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If the action selected was
Block access
Disinfect
Block access
Disinfect
Delete if disinfection fails
Block access
Disinfect
When it detects a dangerous object
File Anti-Virus will block access to the
object and will attempt to disinfect it. If
it is successfully disinfected, it is
restored for regular use. If disinfection
fails, the file will be assigned the status
of potentially infected, and it will be
moved to Quarantine (see 17.1 on
pg. 218). Information about this is
recorded in the report. Later you can
attempt to disinfect this object.
File Anti-Virus will block access to the
object and will attempt to disinfect it. If
it is successfully disinfected, it is
restored for regular use. If the object
cannot be disinfected, it is deleted. A
copy of the object will be stored in
Backup (see 17.2 on pg. 222).
File Anti-Virus will block access to the
object and will delete it.
Delete
Before disinfecting or deleting the object, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations creates a backup copy before it attempts to treat the object or
delete it, in case the object needs to be restored or an opportunity arises to treat
it.
7.3. Postponed disinfection
If you select
Block access as the action for malicious programs, the objects
will not be treated and access to them will be blocked.
If the actions selected were
Block access
Disinfect
all untreated objects will also be blocked.
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In order to regain access to blocked objects, they must be disinfected. To do so:
1.
Select File Anti-Virus in the main window of the program and left-click
anywhere in the Statistics box.
2.
Select the objects that interest you on the Detected tab and click the
Action → Treat all button.
Successfully disinfected files will be returned to the user. Any that cannot be
treated, you can delete or skip it. In the latter case, access to the file will be
restored. However, this significantly increases the risk of infection on your
computer. It is strongly recommended not to skip malicious objects.
CHAPTER 8. MAIL ANTI-VIRUS
Mail Anti-Virus is Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations’ component for
preventing incoming and outgoing email from transferring dangerous objects. It
starts running when the operating system boots up, stays active in your system
memory, and scans all email on protocols POP3, SMTP, IMAP, MAPI1 and
NNTP, as well as encrypted connections (SSL) for POP3 and IMAP (SSL).
The component’s activity is indicated by the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
whenever an email is
Workstations system tray icon, which looks like this
being scanned.
The default setup for Mail Anti-Virus is as follows:
1.
Mail Anti-Virus intercepts each email received or sent by the user.
2.
The email is broken down into its parts: email headers, its body, and
attachments.
3.
The body and attachments of the email (including OLE attachments) are
scanned for dangerous objects. Malicious objects are detected using
the threat signatures included in the program, and with the heuristic
algorithm. The signatures contain descriptions of all the malicious
programs known to date and methods for neutralizing them. The
heuristic algorithm can detect new viruses that have not yet been
entered in the threat signatures.
4.
After the virus scan, you have the following available courses of action:
•
if the body or attachments of the email contain malicious code,
Mail Anti-Virus will block the email, place a copy of the infected
object in Backup, and try to disinfect the object. If the email is
successfully disinfected, it becomes available to the user again.
If not, the infected object in the email is deleted. After the virus
scan, special text is inserted in the subject line of the email
stating that the email has been processed by Kaspersky AntiVirus for Windows Workstations.
•
If code is detected in the body or an attachment that appears to
be, but is not definitely. malicious, the suspicious part of the
email is sent to Quarantine.
Emails sent with MAPI are scanned using a special plug-in for Microsoft Office
Outlook and The Bat!
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If no malicious code is discovered in the email, it is immediately
made available again to the user.
A special plug-in (see 8.2.2 on pg. 104) is provided for Microsoft Outlook that can
configure email scans more exactly.
If you use The Bat!, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations can be used
in conjunction with other anti-virus applications. The rules for processing email
traffic (see 8.2.3 on pg. 105) are configured directly in The Bat! and supersede
the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations email protection settings.
Warning!
This version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus does not provide Mail Anti-Virus plug-ins for
64-bit mail clients.
When working with other email programs, including Outlook Express (Windows
Mail), Mozilla Thunderbird, Eudora, Incredimail, Mail Anti-Virus scans email on
SMTP, POP3, IMAP, MAPI, and NNTP protocols.
Note that emails transmitted on IMAP are not scanned in Thunderbird if you use
filters that move them out of your Inbox.
8.1. Selecting an email protection
level
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations protects your email at one of
these levels (see Figure 24):
High – the level with the most comprehensive monitoring of incoming and
outgoing emails. The program scans email attachments, including
archives, in detail, regardless of how long the scan takes.
Recommended – Kaspersky Lab experts recommend this level. It scans the
same objects as High, with the exception of attachments or emails that
will take more than three minutes to scan.
Low – the security level with settings that let you comfortably use resourceintensive applications, since the scope of email scanning is limited.
Thus, only your incoming email is scanned on this level, and in doing so
archives and objects (emails) attached are not scanned if they take
more than three minutes to scan. This level is recommended if you have
additional email protection software installed on your computer.
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Figure 24. Selecting an email security level
By default, the email security level is set to Recommended.
You can raise or lower the email security level by selecting the level you want, or
editing the settings for the current level.
To change the security level:
Adjust the sliders. By altering the security level, you define the ratio of
scan speed to the total number of objects scanned: the fewer email
objects are scanned for dangerous objects, the higher the scan speed.
If none of the preinstalled levels meets your needs, you can edit its settings. If
you do, the level will be set to Custom. Let’s look at an example of when user
defined email security levels could be useful.
Example:
Your computer is outside the local area network and uses a dial-up
Internet connection. You use Outlook Express as an email client for
receiving and sending email, and you use a free email service. For a
number of reasons, your email contains archived attachments. How do
you maximally protect your computer from infection through email?
Tip for selecting a level:
By analyzing your situation, one can conclude that you are at a high risk
of infection through email in the scenario outlined, because there is no
centralized email protection and through using a dial-up connection.
You are advised to use High as your starting point, with the following
changes: reduce the scan time for attachments to, for example, 1-2
minutes. The majority of archived attachments will be scanned for viruses
and the processing speed will not be seriously slowed.
To modify the current security level settings:
Click the Customize button in the Mail Anti-Virus settings window. Edit
the email protection settings in the window that opens, and click OK.
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8.2. Configuring Mail Anti-Virus
A series of settings govern how your email is scanned. The settings can be
broken down into the following groups:
•
Settings that define the protected group (see 8.2.1 on pg. 102) of emails
•
Email scan settings for Microsoft Outlook (see 8.2.2 on pg. 104) and The
Bat! (see 8.2.3 on pg. 105)
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settings that define actions for dangerous email objects (see 8.2.4 on
pg. 107)
The following sections examine these settings in detail.
8.2.1. Selecting a protected email group
Mail Anti-Virus allows you to select exactly what group of emails to scan for
dangerous objects.
By default, the component protects email at the Recommended security level
parameters, which means scanning both incoming and outgoing email. When
you first begin working with the program, you are advised to scan outgoing email,
since it is possible that there are worms on your computer that use email as a
channel for distributing themselves. This will help avoid the possibility of
unmonitored mass mailings of infected emails from your computer.
If you are certain that the emails that you are sending do not contain dangerous
objects, you can disable the outgoing email scan. To do so:
1.
Select Mail Anti-Virus in the main window and go to the component
settings window by clicking Settings. Click on the Customize button in
the Mail Anti-Virus configuration window.
2.
In the Custom Settings: Mail Anti-Virus window (see Figure 25),
select
Only incoming email in the Scope section.
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Figure 25. Mail Anti-Virus settings
In addition to selecting an email group, you can specify whether archived
attachments should be scanned, and also set the maximum amount of time for
scanning a single email object. These settings are configured in the Restrictions
section.
If your computer is not protected by any local network software, and accesses
the Internet without using a proxy server or firewall, you are advised not to
disable the archived attachment scan and not to set a time limit on scanning.
If you are working in a protected environment, you can change the time
restrictions on scanning to increase the email scan speed.
You can configure the filtration conditions for objects connected to an email in
the Attachment filter section:
Disable filtering – do not use additional filtration for attachments.
Rename selected attachment types – filter out a certain attachment
format and replace the last character of the file name with an
underscore. You can select the file type by clicking the File types
button.
Delete selected attachment types – filter out and delete a certain
attachment format. You can select the file type by clicking the File types
button.
You can find more information about filtered attachment types in section
A.1 on pg. 302.
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By using the filter, you increase your computer’s security, since malicious
programs spread through email most frequently as attachments. By renaming or
deleting certain attachment types, you protect your computer against
automatically opening attachments when a message is received.
8.2.2. Configuring email processing in
Microsoft Office Outlook
If you use Outlook as your email client, you can set up custom configurations for
virus scans.
A special plug-in is installed in Outlook when you install Kaspersky Anti-Virus for
Windows Workstations. It can quickly access Mail Anti-Virus settings, and also
set the maximum time that individual emails will be scanned for dangerous
objects.
Warning!
This version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus does not provide Mail Anti-Virus plug-ins for
64-bit Microsoft Office Outlook.
The plug-in comes in the form of a special Mail Anti-Virus tab located under
Service → Options (see Figure 26).
Select an email scan mode:
Scan upon receiving – analyzes each email when it enters your Inbox.
Scan when read – scans each email when you open it to read it.
Scan upon sending – scans each email for viruses when you send it.
Warning!
If you use Outlook to connect to your email service on IMAP, you are advised not
to use Scan upon receiving mode. Enabling this mode will lead to emails being
copied to the local computer when delivered to the server, and consequently the
main advantage of IMAP is lost – creating less traffic and dealing with unwanted
email on the server without copying them to the user’s computer.
The action that will be taken on dangerous email objects is set in the Mail AntiVirus settings, which can be configured by following the click here link in the
Status section.
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Figure 26. Configuring Mail Anti-Virus settings in Microsoft Outlook
8.2.3. Configuring email scans in The Bat!
Actions taken on infected email objects in The Bat! are defined with the
program's own tools.
Warning!
The Mail Anti-Virus settings that determine whether incoming and outgoing
email is scanned, as well as actions on dangerous email objects and
exclusions, are ignored. The only settings that The Bat! takes into account
relate to scanning archived attachments and time limits on scanning emails
(see 8.2.1 on pg. 102).
This version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus does not provide Mail Anti-Virus plug-ins
for 64-bit The Bat!
To set up email protection rules in The Bat!:
1.
Select Settings from the email client’s Properties menu.
2.
Select Virus protection from the settings tree.
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The protection settings displayed (see Figure 27) extend to all anti-virus modules
installed on the computer that support The Bat!
Figure 27. Configuring email scans in The Bat!
You must decide:
•
What group of emails will be scanned for viruses (incoming, outgoing)
•
At what point in time email objects will be scanned for viruses (when
opening an email or before saving one to disk)
•
The actions taken by the email client when dangerous objects are
detected in emails. For example, you could select:
Attempt to disinfect infected parts – tries to treat the infected email
object, and if the object cannot be disinfected, it stays in the email.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations will always inform
you if an email is infected. But even if you select Delete in the Mail
Anti-Virus notice window, the object will remain in the email, since
the action selected in The Bat! takes precedent over the actions of
Mail Anti-Virus.
Delete infected parts – delete the dangerous object in the email,
regardless of whether it is infected or suspected of being infected.
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By default, The Bat! places all infected email objects in the Quarantine
folder without treating them.
Warning!
The Bat! does not mark emails containing dangerous objects with special
headers.
8.2.4. Restoring default Mail Anti-Virus
settings
When configuring Mail Anti-Virus, you can always return to the default
performance settings, which Kaspersky Lab considers to be optimal and has
combined in the Recommended security level.
To restore the default Mail Anti-Virus settings:
1.
Select Mail Anti-Virus in the main window and go to the component
settings window by clicking Settings.
2.
Click the Default button in the Security Level section.
8.2.5. Selecting actions for dangerous
email objects
If a scan shows that an email or any of its parts (body, attachment) is infected or
suspicious, the steps taken by Mail Anti-Virus depend on the object status and
the action selected.
One of the following statuses can be assigned to the email object after the scan:
•
Malicious program status (for example, virus, Trojan – for more details,
see 1.1 on pg. 11).
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Potentially infected, when the scan cannot determine whether the object
is infected. This means that the program detected a sequence of code in
the file from an unknown virus or modified code from a known virus.
By default, when Mail Anti-Virus detects a dangerous or potentially infected
object, it displays a warning on the screen and prompts the user to select an
action for the object.
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To edit an action for an object:
Open the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations settings
window and select Mail Anti-Virus. All possible actions for dangerous
objects are listed in the Action box (see Figure 28).
Figure 28. Selecting actions for dangerous email objects
Let’s look at the possible options for processing dangerous email objects in more
detail.
If the action selected was
When a dangerous object is detected
Prompt for action
Mail Anti-Virus will issue a warning
message containing information about what
malicious program has infected (potentially
infected) the file and gives you the choice
of one of the following actions.
Block access
Mail Anti-Virus will block access to the
object. Information about this is recorded in
the in the report (see 17.3 on pg. 224).
Later you can attempt to disinfect this
object.
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If the action selected was
Mail Anti-Virus will block access to the
object and will attempt to disinfect it. If it is
successfully disinfected, it is restored for
regular use. If the object cannot be
treated, it is moved to Quarantine (see
17.1 on pg. 218). Information about this is
recorded in the report. Later you can
attempt to disinfect this object.
Block access
Disinfect
Block access
Disinfect
Delete
fails2
When a dangerous object is detected
if
disinfection
Mail Anti-Virus will block access to the
object and will attempt to disinfect it. If it is
successfully disinfected, it is restored for
regular use. If the object cannot be
disinfected, it is deleted. A copy of the
object will be stored in Backup.
Objects with the status of potentially
infected will be moved to Quarantine.
Block access
Disinfect
Delete
When Mail Anti-Virus detects an infected or
potentially infected object, it deletes it
without informing the user.
Before disinfecting or deleting an object, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations creates a backup copy (see 17.2 on pg. 222) before it attempts to
treat the object or delete it, in case the object needs to be restored or an
opportunity arises to treat it.
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If you are using The Bat! as your mail client, dangerous email objects will either be
disinfected or deleted when Mail Anti-Virus takes this action (depending on the action
selected in The Bat!).
CHAPTER 9. WEB ANTI-VIRUS
Whenever you use the Internet, information stored on your computer is open to
the risk of infection by dangerous programs, which can penetrate your computer
when you read an article on the Internet.
Web Anti-Virus is Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations’ component
for guarding your computer during Internet use. It protects information that enters
your computer via the HTTP protocol, and also prevents dangerous scripts from
being loaded on your computer.
Warning!
Web Anti-Virus only monitors HTTP traffic that passes through the ports listed on
the monitored port list (see 17.7 on pg. 245). The ports most commonly used for
transmitting email and HTTP traffic are listed in the program package. If you use
ports that are not on this list, add them to it to protect traffic passing through
them.
If you are working on an unprotected network, or using a modem for Internet
access, you are advised to use Web Anti-Virus to protect yourself while using the
Internet. Even if your computer is running on a network protected by a firewall or
HTTP traffic filters, Web Anti-Virus provides additional protection while you
browse the Web.
The component’s activity is indicated by the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations system tray icon, which looks like this
whenever scripts are
being scanned.
Let’s look at the component’s operation in more detail.
Web Anti-Virus consists of two modules, that handle:
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Traffic scan – scans objects that enter the user’s computer via HTTP.
•
Script scan – scans all scripts processed in Microsoft Internet Explorer, as
well as any WSH scripts (JavaScript, Visual Basic Script, etc.) that are
loaded while the user is on the computer.
A special plug-in for Microsoft Internet Explorer is installed as part of
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Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations installation. The
in the browser’s Standard Buttons toolbar indicates that it is installed.
Clicking on the icon opens an information panel with Web Anti-Virus
statistics on the number of scripts scanned and blocked.
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Web Anti-Virus guards HTTP traffic as follows:
1.
Each web page or file that can be accessed by the user or by a certain
program via HTTP is intercepted and analyzed by Web Anti-Virus for
malicious code. Malicious objects are detected using both the threat
signatures included in Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations,
and the heuristic algorithm. The signatures contain descriptions of all
malicious programs known to date, and methods for neutralizing them.
The heuristic algorithm can detect new viruses that have not yet been
entered in the threat signatures.
2.
After the analysis, you have the following available courses of action:
a.
If the web page or object contains malicious code, the program
blocks access to it, and a message appears on the screen,
stating that the object or page is infected.
b.
If the file or web page does not contain malicious code, the
program immediately grants the web browser access to it.
Scripts are scanned according to the following algorithm:
1.
Web Anti-Virus intercepts each script run on a web page and scans
them for malicious code.
2.
If a script contains malicious code, Web Anti-Virus blocks it and informs
the user with a special popup notice.
3.
If no malicious code is discovered in the script, it is run.
Warning
Web Anti-Virus should be enabled before establishing the connection websource to be able to intercept and check http-traffic and scripts if they contain
viruses or not.
9.1. Selecting the web security level
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations protects you while you use the
Internet at one of the following levels (see Figure 29):
High – the level with the most comprehensive monitoring of scripts and
objects incoming via HTTP. The program performs a thorough scan of
all objects using the full set of threat signatures. This security level is
recommended for aggressive environments, when no other HTTP
security tools are being used.
Recommended – settings of this level are recommended by Kaspersky Lab
experts. This level scans the same objects as High, but limits the
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caching time for file fragments, thus accelerating the scan and returning
objects to the user sooner.
Low – the security level with settings that let you comfortably use resourceintensive applications, since the scope of objects scanned is reduced by
using a limited set of threat signatures. It is recommended to select this
protection level if you have additional web protection software installed
on your computer.
Figure 29. Selecting a web security level
By default, the protection level is set to Recommended.
You can raise or lower the security level by selecting the level you want or editing
the settings for the current level.
To edit the security level:
Adjust the sliders. By altering the security level, you define the ratio of
scan speed to the total number of objects scanned: the fewer objects
are scanned for malicious code, the higher the scan speed.
If a preset level does not meet your needs, you can create a Custom security
level. Let’s look at an example of when such a level would be useful.
Example:
Your computer connects to the Internet via a modem. It is not on a
corporate LAN, and you have no anti-virus protection for incoming HTTP
traffic.
Due to the nature of your work, you regularly download large files from
the Internet. Scanning files like these takes up, as a rule, a fair amount of
time.
How do you optimally protect your computer from infection through HTTP
traffic or a script?
Tip for selecting a level:
Judging from this basic information, we can conclude that your computer
is running in a sensitive environment, and you are at high risk for infection
through HTTP traffic, because there is no centralized web protection and
due to the use of dial-up to connect to the Internet.
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It is recommended that you use High as your starting point, with the
following changes: you are advised to limit the caching time for file
fragments during the scan.
To modify a preinstalled security level:
click the Customize button in the Web Anti-Virus settings window. Edit
the web protection settings (see 9.2 on pg. 113) in the window that
opens, and click OK.
9.2. Configuring Web Anti-Virus
Web Anti-Virus scans all objects that are loaded on your computer via the HTTP
protocol, and monitors any WSH scripts (JavaScript, Visual Basic Script, etc.)
run.
You can configure Web Anti-Virus settings to increase component operation
speed, specifically:
•
Set the scanning algorithm by selecting a complete or limited set of threat
signatures
•
Creating a list of trusted web addresses
It is also possible to select the actions that Web Anti-Virus will take in response
to discovering dangerous HTTP objects.
The following sections examine these settings in detail.
9.2.1. Setting a scan method
You can scan data from the Internet using one of the following algorithms:
•
Streaming scan – this method for detecting malicious code in network
traffic scans data on the fly: as a file is downloading from the Internet,
Web Anti-Virus scans the file’s portions as they are downloaded, which
delivers the scanned object to the user more quickly. At the same time, a
limited set of threat signatures is used to perform streaming scans (only
the most active threats), which significant lowers the security level for
using the Internet.
•
Buffering scan – this method scans objects only after they have been fully
downloaded to the buffer. After the scan is complete, the program either
passes the object to the user or blocks it.
When using this scan type, the full threat signature set is used, which
improves the level of malicious code detection. However, using this
algorithm increases object processing time, and hence makes web
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browsing slower: it can also cause problems when copying and
processing large objects because the connection with the HTTP client can
time out.
To select the scanning algorithm that Web Anti-Virus will use:
1.
Click on the Customize button in the Web Anti-Virus configuration
window.
2.
In the window that opens (see Figure 30), select the option you want in
the Scan method section.
By default, Web Anti-Virus performs a buffered scan on Internet data, and uses
the complete threat signature set.
Warning!
If you encounter problems accessing resources like Internet radio, streaming
video, or Internet conferencing, use streaming scan.
Figure 30. Configuring Web Anti-Virus
9.2.2. Creating a trusted address list
You have the option of creating a list of trusted addresses whose contents you
fully trust. Web Anti-Virus will not analyze data from those addresses for
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dangerous objects. This feature can be used if Web Anti-Virus hinders
downloading a certain file by blocking an attempt to download it.
To create a list of trusted addresses:
1.
Click on the Customize button in the Web Anti-Virus configuration
window.
2.
In the window that opens (see Figure 30), create a list of trusted servers
in the Trusted URLs section. To do so, use the buttons to the right of
the list.
When entering a trusted address, you can create masks with the following
wildcards:
* – any combination of characters.
Example: If you create the mask *abc*, no URL contain abc will be scanned.
For example: www.virus.com/download_virus/page_0-9abcdef.html
? – any single character.
Example: If you create mask Patch_123?.com, URLs containing that series
of characters plus any single character following the 3 will not be scanned.
For example: Patch_1234.com However, patch_12345.com will be
scanned.
If an * or ? is part of an actual URL added to the list, when you enter them, you
must use a backslash to override the * or ? following it.
Example: You want to add this following URL to the trusted address list:
www.virus.com/download_virus/virus.dll?virus_name=
For Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations not to process ? as a
wildcard, put a backslash ( \ )in front of it. Then the URL that you are adding to
the exclusion list will be as follows:
www.virus.com/download_virus/virus.dll\?virus_name=
9.2.3. Restoring default Web Anti-Virus
settings
When configuring Web Anti-Virus, you can always return to the default
performance settings, which Kaspersky Lab considers to be optimal and has
combined as the Recommended security level.
To restore the default Web Anti-Virus settings:
1.
Select Web Anti-Virus in the main window and go to the
component settings window by clicking Settings.
2.
Click the Default button in the Security Level section.
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9.2.4. Selecting responses to dangerous
objects
If analyzing an HTTP object shows that it contains malicious code, the Web AntiVirus response depends on the actions you select.
To configure Web Anti-Virus reactions to detecting a dangerous object:
Open the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations settings
window and select Web Anti-Virus. The possible responses for
dangerous objects are listed in the Action section (see Figure 31).
By default, when a dangerous HTTP object is detected, Web Anti-Virus displays
a warning on the screen and offers a choice of several actions for the object.
Figure 31. Selecting actions for dangerous scripts
The possible options for processing dangerous HTTP objects are as follows.
If the action selected
was
If a dangerous object is detected in the HTTP
traffic
Prompt for action
Web Anti-Virus will issue a warning message
containing information about what malicious code
has potentially infected the object, and will give you
a choice of responses.
Block
Web Anti-Virus will block access to the object and
will display a message on screen about blocking it.
Similar information will be recorded in the report
(see 17.3 on pg. 224).
Allow
Web Anti-Virus will grant access to the object. This
information is logged in the report.
Web Anti-Virus always blocks dangerous scripts, and issues popup messages
that inform the user of the action taken. You cannot change the response to a
dangerous script, other than by disabling the script scanning module.
CHAPTER 10. PROACTIVE
DEFENSE
Warning!
This version of the application does not have the proactive defense component
Office Guard for computers running Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64
Edition or Vista or Microsoft Windows Vista x64.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations protects you both from known
threats and from new ones about which there is no information in the threats
signatures. This is ensured by a specially developed component – Proactive
Defense.
The need for Proactive Defense has grown as malicious programs have begun to
spread faster than anti-virus updates can be released to neutralize them.
The reactive technique, on which anti-virus protection is based, requires that a
new threat infect at least one computer, and requires enough time to analyze the
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malicious code, add it to the threat signatures and update the database on user
computers. By that time, the new threat might have inflicted massive damages.
The preventative technologies provided by Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations Proactive Defense do not require as much time as the reactive
technique, and neutralize new threats before they harm your computer. How is
this done? In contrast with reactive technologies, which analyze code using
threat signatures, preventative technologies recognize a new threat on your
computer by the sequence of actions executed by a given program. The
application installation includes a set of criteria that can help determine how
dangerous the activity of one program or another is. If the activity analysis shows
that a certain program’s actions are suspicious, Kaspersky Anti-Virus will take
the action assigned by the rule for activity of the specific type.
Dangerous activity is defined by the overall actions of the program. For example,
if actions such as a program copying itself to network resources, the startup
folder, or the system registry, and then a number of copies of it are sent out, it is
very likely that this program is a worm. Dangerous behavior also includes::
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Changes to the file system
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Modules being embedded in other processes
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Masking processes in the system
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Modification of certain Microsoft Window system registry keys
Proactive Defense tracks and blocks all dangerous operations by using the set of
rules together with a list of excluded applications. Proactive Defense also tracks
all macros executed in Microsoft Office applications.
Proactive Defense uses a set of rules included with the application, as well as
user-defined rules created while using the application. A Rule is a set of criteria
that defines suspicious behavior and how Kaspersky Anti-Virus reacts to it.
Individual rules are provided for application activity and monitoring changes to
the system registry, macros, and programs run on the computer. You can alter
the rules at your own discretion by adding, deleting, or editing them. Rules can
block actions or grant permissions.
Let’s examine the Proactive Defense algorithms:
1.
Immediately after the computer is started, Proactive Defense analyzes
the following factors, using the set of rules and exclusions:
•
Actions of each application running on the computer. Proactive
Defense records a history of actions taken in order and
compares them with sequences characteristic of dangerous
activity (a database of dangerous activity types comes with the
program and is updated with the threat signatures).
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Actions of each VBA macro run are analyzed for signs of
malicious activity.
•
Each attempt to edit the system registry by deleting or adding
system registry keys, entering strange values for keys, etc.
2.
Analysis is run based on Proactive Defense allow rules (according to
the relevant criteria, the behavior is safe) and block rules (according to
the relevant criteria, the behavior is malicious).
3.
After the analysis, the following courses of action are available:
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If the activity is not ruled as dangerous on the basis of the
relevant criteria (allow and block rules), it is permitted.
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If the activity is ruled as dangerous on the basis of the relevant
criteria, the next steps taken by the component match the
instructions specified in the rule: usually the activity is blocked.
A message will be displayed on the screen specifying the
dangerous program, its activity type, and a history of actions
taken. You must accept the decision, block, or allow this activity
on your own. You can create a rule for the activity and cancel
the actions taken in the system.
10.1. Proactive Defense settings
The categories of settings (see Figure 32) for the Proactive Defense component
are as follows:
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Whether application activity is monitored on your computer
This Proactive Defense feature is enabled by checking the box
Enable
Application Activity Analyzer. By default this mode is enabled, which
ensures that the actions of any programs opened on your computer will
be closely tracked. A set of dangerous activities is highlighted for each of
which you can configure the application processing procedure (see 10.1.1
on pg. 121) for that. You can also create Proactive Defense exclusions,
which will stop the monitoring of selected applications.
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Figure 32. Proactive Defense settings
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Whether system registry changes are monitored
Enable Registry Guard is checked, which means
By default,
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations analyzes all attempts to
make changes to the Windows system registry keys.
You can create your own rules (see 10.1.3.2 on pg. 129) for monitoring
the registry, depending on the Microsoft Windows registry key.
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Whether macros are scanned
The monitoring of Visual Basic for Applications macros on your computer
is controlled by checking the box
Enable Office Guard, which is
checked by default.
You can select which macros are considered dangerous and what to do
to them (see 10.1.2 on pg. 124).
This Proactive Defense component is not available under Microsoft
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Vista or
Microsoft Windows Vista x64.
You can configure exclusions (see 6.3.1 on pg. 72) for Proactive Defense
modules and create a trusted application list (see 6.3.2 on pg. 77).
The following sections examine these aspects in more detail.
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10.1.1. Activity control rules
Note that configuring application control under Microsoft Windows XP
Professional x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Vista or Microsoft Windows Vista
x64 differs from the configuration process on other operating systems.
Information about configuring activity control for these operating systems is
provided at the end of this section.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus monitors application activity on your computer. The
application includes a set of event descriptions that can be tracked as
dangerous. A monitoring rule is created for each such event. If the activity of any
application is classified as a dangerous event, Proactive Defense will strictly
adhere to the instructions stated in the rule for that event.
Select the
Enable Application Activity Analyzer checkbox if you want to
monitor the activity of applications.
Let's take a look a several types of events that occur in the system that the
application will track as suspicious:
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Dangerous behavior. Kaspersky Anti-Virus analyzes the activity of
applications installed on your computer, and based on the list of rules
created by Kaspersky Lab, detects dangerous or suspicious actions by
the programs. Such actions include, for example, masked program
installation, or programs copying themselves.
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Launching Internet browser with parameters. By analyzing this type of
activity, you can detect attempts to open a browser with settings. This
activity is characteristic of opening a web browser from an application with
certain command prompt settings: for example, when you click a link to a
certain URL in an advertisement e-mail.
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Intrusion into process (invaders) – adding executable code or creating an
additional stream to the process of a certain program. This activity is
widely used by Trojans.
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Hidden processes (rootkit). Rootkits are a set of programs used to mask
malicious programs and their processes in the system. Kaspersky AntiVirus analyzes the operating system for masked processes.
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Window hooks. This activity is used in attempts to read passwords and
other confidential information displayed in operating system dialog boxes.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus traces this activity if attempts are made to intercept
data transferred between the operating system and the dialog box.
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Suspicious values in registry. The system registry is a database for
storing system and user settings that control the operation of Windows, as
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well as any utilities established on the computer. Malicious programs,
attempting to mask their presence in the system, copy incorrect values in
registry keys. Kaspersky Anti-Virus analyzes system registry entries for
suspicious values.
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Suspicious system activity. The program analyzes actions executed by
Microsoft Windows and detects suspicious activity. An example of
suspicious activity would be an integrity breach, which involves modifying
one or several modules in a monitored application since the time it was
last run.
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Keylogger detection. This activity is used in attempts by malicious
programs to read passwords and other confidential information which you
have entered using your keyboard.
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Microsoft Windows Task Manager protection. Kaspersky Anti-Virus
protects Task Manager from malicious modules injecting themselves into
it when aimed at blocking Task Manager operation.
The list of dangerous activities can be extended automatically by the Kaspersky
Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations update process, but it cannot be edited by
the user. You can:
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Turn off monitoring for an activity by deselecting the
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Edit the rule that Proactive Defense uses when it detects a dangerous
activity
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Create an exclusion list (see 6.3 on pg. 71) by listing applications that you
do not consider dangerous.
next to its name
To configure activity monitoring,
1.
Open the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations settings
window by clicking Settings in the main program window.
2.
Select Proactive Defense in the settings tree.
3.
Click the Settings button in the Enable Application Activity Analyzer
section.
The types of activity that Proactive Defense monitors are listed in the Settings:
Application Activity Analyzer window (see Figure 33).
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Figure 33. Configuring application activity control
To edit a dangerous activity monitoring rule, select it from the list and assign the
rule settings in the lower part of the tab:
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Assign the Proactive Defense response to the dangerous activity.
You can assign any of the following actions as a response: allow, prompt
for action, and block. Left-click on the link with the action until it reaches
the value that you need. In addition to stopping the process, you can
place the application that initiated the dangerous activity in Quarantine.
To do so, use the On / Off link across from the appropriate setting. You
can assign a time value for how frequently the scan will run for detecting
hidden processes in the system.
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Choose if you want to generate a report on the operation carried out. To
do so, click on the Log link until it shows On or Off as required.
To turn off monitoring for a dangerous activity, uncheck the
in the list.
next to the name
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Specifics of configuring application activity control in Kaspersky Anti-Virus
under Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows
Vista, or Microsoft Windows Vista x64:
If you are running one of the operating systems listed above, only one type of
system event is controlled, dangerous behavior. Kaspersky Anti-Virus for
Windows Workstations analyses the activity of applications installed on the
computer and detects dangerous or suspicious activities basing on the list of
rules, created by Kaspersky Lab specialists.
If you want Kaspersky Anti-Virus to monitor the activity of system processes in
Monitor system user accounts
addition to user processes, select the
checkbox (see Figure 34). This option is disabled by default.
Figure 34. Configuring application activity control under Microsoft Windows XP
Professional x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Vista,
Microsoft Windows Vista x64
User accounts control access to the system and identify the user and his/her
work environment, which prevents other users from corrupting the operating
system or data. System processes are processes launched by system user
accounts.
10.1.2. Office Guard
This Proactive Defense component does not work under Microsoft Windows XP
Professional x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Vista or Microsoft Windows Vista
x64.
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You can enable scanning and processing of dangerous macros run on your
Enable Office Guard. Each macro run is scanned, and
computer by checking
if it is on the list of dangerous macros, it is processed.
Example:
The macro PDFMaker is a plug-in for the Adobe Acrobat toolbar in
Microsoft Office Word that can create a .pdf file out of any document.
Proactive Defense classifies embedding elements in software as a
dangerous action. If Office Guard is enabled, when a macro is loaded
Proactive Defense issues a warning on the screen, informing you that it
has detected a dangerous macro command. You can choose to terminate
that macro or allow it to continue.
You can configure what actions the program takes when macros engage in
suspicious behavior. If you are sure that this macro is not dangerous when
working with a specific file, for example, an MS Word document, we recommend
creating an exclusion rule. If a situation arises that matches the terms of the
exclusion rule, the suspicious action performed by the macro will not be
processed by Proactive Defense.
To configure Office Guard:
1.
Open the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations settings
window by clicking Settings in the main program window.
2.
Select Proactive Defense in the settings tree.
3.
Click the Settings button in the Enable Office Guard box.
Rules for processing dangerous macros are configured in the Settings: Office
Guard window (see Figure 35) It contains default rules for behavior classified by
Kaspersky Lab as dangerous, together with the response to be made by
Proactive Defense. The actions of dangerous macros include, for example,
embedding modules in programs and deleting files.
If you do not consider a behavior on the list to be dangerous, uncheck the box
next to the name of the action. For example, you might frequently use macros to
open files (not as read-only) and you are positive that this operation is not
malicious.
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Figure 35. Configuring Office Guard settings
For Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations not to block the macro:
uncheck the box next to that action. The program will no longer consider
that behavior dangerous and Proactive Defense will not process it.
By default, whenever the program detects an action initiated by a macro on your
computer, the application will ask you if you want to allow or block the macro.
In order for the program to automatically block all dangerous behavior without
prompting the user:
In the window with the macro list, select
Terminate.
10.1.3. Registry Guard
One of the goals of many malicious programs is to edit the Windows system
registry on your computer. These can either be harmless jokes, or more
malicious programs that present a serious threat to your computer.
For example, malicious programs can copy their information to the registry key
that makes applications open automatically on startup. Malicious programs will
then automatically be started when the operating system boots up.
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To configure system registry monitoring:
1.
Open the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations settings
window by clicking Settings in the main program window.
2.
Select Proactive Defense in the settings tree.
3.
Click the Settings button in the Enable Registry Guard section.
Kaspersky Lab has created a list of rules that control registry file operations, and
have included it in the program. Operations with registry files are categorized into
logical groups such as System Security, Internet Security, etc. Each such group
lists system registry files and rules for working with them. This list is updated
when the rest of the application is updated.
The Settings: Registry Guard window (see Figure 36) displays the complete list
of rules.
Each group of rules has an execution priority that you can raise or lower, using
the Move Up and Move Down buttons. The higher the group is on the list, the
higher priority is assigned to it. If the same registry file falls under several groups,
the first rule applied to that file will be the one from the group with the higher
priority.
You can stop using any group of rules in the following ways:
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Uncheck the box
next to the group’s name. Then the group of rules will
remain on the list but will not be used.
•
Delete the group of rules from the list. We do not recommend deleting the
groups created by Kaspersky Lab, since they contain a list of system
registry files most often used by malicious programs.
You can create your own groups of monitored system registry files. To do so,
click Add in the file group window.
Take these steps in the window that opens:
1.
Enter the name of the new file group for monitoring system registry keys
in the Group name field.
2.
Select the Keys tab, and create a list of registry files that will be
included in the monitored group (see 10.1.3.1 on pg. 128) for which you
want to create rules. This could be one or several keys.
3.
Select the Rules tab, and create a rule for files (see 10.1.3.2 on
pg. 129) that will apply to the keys selected on the Keys tab. You can
create several rules and set the order in which they are applied.
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Figure 36. Controlled registry key groups
10.1.3.1. Selecting registry keys for creating a
rule
The file group created should contain at least one system registry file. The Keys
tab shows the list of files to which the rule(s) apply.
To add a system registry file:
1.
Click on the Add button in the Edit… window (see Figure 37).
2.
In the window that opens, select the registry file, or folder of files, for
which you want to create the monitoring rule.
3.
Specify an object value or mask for the group of objects, to which you
want the rule to apply in the Value field.
4.
Check
Including subkeys for the rule to apply to all files attached to
the listed registry file.
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Figure 37. Adding controlled registry keys
You only need to use masks with an asterisk and a question mark at the same
Include subkeys feature if the wildcards are used in the name of
time as the
the key.
If you select a folder of registry files using a mask and specify a specific value for
it, the rule will be applied to that value for any key in the group selected.
10.1.3.2. Creating a Registry Guard rule
A Registry Guard rule specifies:
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The program whose access to the system registry is being monitored
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Proactive Defense’s response when a program attempts to execute an
operation with a system registry files
To create a rule for your selected system registry files:
1.
Click New on the Rules tab. The new rule will be added at the top of the
list (see Figure 38).
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2.
Select a rule on the list and assign the rule settings in the lower portion
of the tab:
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Specify the application.
The rule is created for any application by default. If you want the
rule to apply to a specific application, left-click on any and it will
change to this. Then click on the specify application name link.
A context menu will open: click Browse to see the standard file
selection window, or click Applications to see a list of open
applications, and select one of them as necessary.
•
Define the Proactive Defense response to the selected
application attempting to read, edit, or delete system registry
files.
You can use any of these actions as a response: allow, prompt
for action, and block. Left-click on the link with the action until it
reaches the value that you need.
•
Choose if you want to generate a report on the operation
carried out, by clicking on the log / do not log link.
Figure 38. Creating an registry key monitoring rule
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You can create several rules, and order their priority using the Move Up and
Move Down buttons. The higher the rule is on the list, the higher the priority
assigned to it will be.
You can also create an allow rule (i.e. all actions are allowed) for a system
registry object from a notification window stating that a program is trying to
execute an operation with an object. To do so, click Create allow rule in the
notification and specify the system registry object that the rule will apply to in the
window that opens.
CHAPTER 11. ANTI-SPY
The component of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations which
protects you against all types of malware is called Anti-Spy. Recently, malware
has increasingly included programs that aim to:
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Steal your confidential information, including passwords, credit card
numbers, important documents, etc.
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Track your actions on the computer and analyze the software installed on
it.
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Deliver obtrusive advertising content in web browsers, popup windows,
and banners in various programs.
•
Gain unauthorized access to the Internet from your computer to various
websites.
Phishing and keyloggers focus on stealing your information; autodialers, joke
programs, and adware aim to waste your time and money. Protecting you from
these programs is what Anti-Spy is designed to do.
Anti-Spy includes the following modules:
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The Anti-Phishing component protects you against phishing.
Phishing generally consists of emails from supposed financial institutions,
that contain links to their websites. The message text convinces the
reader to click a link and enter confidential information into a web page,
for example, a credit card number, or a login and password for an real
Internet banking site.
A common example of phishing is an email purporting to come from your
bank, with a link to the official site. By clicking the link, you go to an exact
copy of the bank's website and can even see the address in the browser’s
address bar, but are looking at page of a counterfeit site. From this point
forward all actions which you take on the site are tracked and can be
used to steal your money.
You might receive a link to a phishing site via email, or through an instant
messenger program. Anti-Phishing tracks attempts to open phishing sites
and blocks them.
The Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations threat signatures
include the addresses of all phishing sites currently known. Kaspersky
Lab specialists populate the list with addresses obtained from the AntiPhishing Working Group, an international organization. Sites are added to
the list by updating threat signatures.
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The Popup Blocker component blocks popup windows containing adverts
with links to various websites.
The information in these windows is generally not of benefit to you. These
windows open automatically when you open a certain website, or go to a
different window using a hyperlink. They contain advertisements and
other information that you did not request. The Popup Blocker component
blocks these windows, and a special message above the system tray icon
informs you about it. You can determine directly in this message if you
want to block the window or not.
Popup Blocker works correctly with the popup blocking module in
Microsoft Internet Explorer included in Service Pack 2 for Microsoft
Windows XP. When you install Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations, a plug-in is installed in the browser that lets you allow
popup windows directly from the browser.
Some sites use popup windows legitimately, to deliver information more
quickly and conveniently. If you use such sites frequently and the popup
windows are important to you, you can add them to the trusted sites list
(see 11.1.1 on pg. 134) so that their popup windows will not be blocked.
icon will appear in the
When using Microsoft Internet Explorer, the
browser status bar when a popup window is blocked. You can unblock it
or add the address to the trusted address list by clicking on the icon.
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The Anti-Banner component blocks banner ads either on web pages, or
built into the interfaces of programs installed on your computer.
Banner ads are not just devoid of useful information, but also distract you
from your work and increase the amount of traffic on your computer. AntiBanner blocks the most common banner ads, based on masks created by
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations. You can disable banner
blocking or create your own lists of allowed and blocked banners.
To integrate Anti-Banner into Opera, add the following line to
standard_menu.ini, section [Image Link Popup Menu]:
Item, "New banner" = Copy image address & Execute program,
"…\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows
Workstations\opera_banner_deny.vbs", "//nologo %C"
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The Anti-Dialer component protects you against unauthorized modem
connections.
Anti-Dialer runs on Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP,
Microsoft Windows XP x64, Microsoft Windows Vista, and Microsoft
Windows Vista x64.
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Dialers generally establish connections with specific websites, such as
sites with pornographic material. Then you are forced to pay for
expensive traffic that you never wanted or used. If you want to exclude a
number from the blocked list, you must place it on the trusted numbers list
(see 11.1.3 on pg. 138).
11.1. Configuring Anti-Spy
Anti-Spy protects you from all programs known to Kaspersky Lab which could
steal your confidential information or money. You can configure the component
more specifically by:
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Creating a list of trusted websites (see 11.1.1 on pg. 134) whose popup
windows you do not want to block
•
Creating “black” and “white” lists of banners (see 11.1.2 on pg. 136)
•
Creating trusted telephone number lists (see 11.1.3 on pg. 138) for dialup connections that you allow
11.1.1. Creating Popup Blocker trusted
address list
By default, Popup blocker blocks the majority of automatic popup windows. The
exception is popup windows from websites on the trusted site list in Microsoft
Internet Explorer, and Intranet sites that you currently a part of.
If you are running Windows XP with Service Pack 2, Internet Explorer already
has its own popup blocker, which you can configure, selecting which particular
windows you want to block and which you do not. Popup blocker is compatible
with this blocker, using the following principle: a blocking rule takes precedence,
that is, if either Internet Explorer or Popup blocker has a blocking rule for a
popup window, the window is blocked. For this reason, we recommend
configuring the browser and Popup Blocker together if you run Microsoft
Windows XP Service Pack 2.
If you want to view a popup window for any reason, you must add it to the trusted
address list. To do so:
1. Open the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations settings
window and select Anti-Spy in the settings tree.
2. Click Trusted sites in the Enable Popup Blocker section.
3. Click Add in the window that opens (see Figure 39) and enter a mask
for sites whose popup windows you do not want to block.
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Tip:
When entering a trusted address mask, you can use the characters * or ?.
For example, the mask http://www.test* excludes popups from any site that
begins with that series of characters.
4. Specify if addresses in the Internet Explorer trusted zone or addresses
on your local area network will be excluded from the scan. The
program considers them trusted by default and does not block pop-up
windows from these addresses.
The new exclusion will be added at the top of the trusted address list. To stop
using the exclusion that you have added, just uncheck the box
next to its
name. If you want to remove an exclusion entirely, select it on the list and click
Delete.
Figure 39. Creating an list of trusted addresses
If you want to block popups from your intranet or websites included in the
Microsoft Internet Explorer list of trusted sites, uncheck the corresponding boxes
in the Trusted sites section.
When popup windows that are not on the trusted address list try to open, a
message appears over the program icon stating that it has blocked the window.
There are links in the message that allow you to cancel the block and add the
window’s address to the trusted address list.
You can also unblock windows through Internet Explorer if you have Windows
XP Service Pack 2. To do so, use the context menu that you can open over the
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program icon that flashes in the bottom corner of the browser when popup
windows are blocked.
11.1.2. Banner ad blocking list
Anti-Banner is the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations component
responsible for blocking banner adverts. Kaspersky Lab specialists have
compiled a mask list of the most common banner ads, based on specially
conducted research, and have included it with the program. If Anti-Banner is not
disabled, it blocks banner ads that are selected by the masks on this list.
You can also create white and black lists for banner ads which will allow or block
banner ads.
Note that if the blocked banners list or black list contains a mask for filtering
domains, you will still be able to access the root site.
For example, if the blocked banner list includes a mask for truehits.net, you will
be able to access http://truehits.net, but access to http://truehits.net/a.jpg will
be blocked.
11.1.2.1. Configuring the standard banner ad
blocking list
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations includes a list of masks for the
most common banner ads on websites and program interfaces. This list is
compiled by Kaspersky Lab specialists and is updated along with the threat
signatures.
You can select which standard banner ad masks you want to use when using
Anti-Banner. To do so:
1. Open the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations settings
window and select Anti-Spy in the settings tree.
2. Click the Settings button in the Anti-Banner section.
3. Open the General tab (see Figure 40). Anti-Banner will block the
banner ad masks listed on the tab. You can use wildcards anywhere
in a banner address.
The list of standard blocked masks cannot be edited. If you do not want to block
a banner covered by a standard mask, uncheck the box
next to the mask.
To analyze banner ads that do not match the masks from the standard list, check
Use heuristic analysis methods. Then the application will analyze the
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images loaded for signs typical of banner ads. Pursuant to this analysis, the
image might be identified as a banner and blocked.
You can also create your own lists of allowed and blocked banners. You can do
so on the White list and Black list tabs.
Figure 40. Blocked banner list
11.1.2.2. Banner ad white lists
You can create a banner ad white list to allow certain banners to be displayed.
This list contains masks for allowed banner ads.
To add to a new mask to the white list:
1. Open the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations settings
window and select Anti-Spy in the settings tree.
2. Click the Settings button in the Anti-Banner section.
3. Open the White list tab.
Add the allowed banner mask with the Add button. You can specify the whole
URL for the banner or a mask for it. In the latter case, when a banner attempts to
load, the program will scan its address for the mask.
When creating a mask, you can use the wildcards * or ? (where * represents a
sequence of characters and ? – any one character).
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To stop using a mask that you created, you can either delete it from the list, or
uncheck the box
next to it. Then banners that fall under this mask will revert to
being blocked.
Using the Import and Export buttons, you can copy the list of allowed banners
from one computer to another.
11.1.2.3. Banner ad black lists
In addition to the standard list of banners blocked (see 11.1.2.1 on pg. 136) by
Anti-Banner, you can create your own list. To do so:
1. Open the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations settings
window and select Anti-Spy in the settings tree.
2. Click the Settings button in the blocked banners section.
3. Open the Black list tab.
Using the Add button, enter a mask for the banner that you want Anti-Banner to
block. You can specify the whole URL for the banner or a mask for it. In the latter
case, when a banner attempts to load, the program will scan its address for the
mask.
When creating a mask, you can use the wildcards * or ? (where * represents a
sequence of characters and ? – any one character).
To stop using a mask that you created, you can either delete it from the list, or
uncheck the box
next to it.
Using the Import and Export buttons, you can copy the list of blocked banners
from one computer to another.
11.1.3. Creating an Anti-Dialer trusted
number list
The Anti-Dialer component monitors telephone numbers used to secretly connect
to the Internet. A connection is considered secret if it is configured not to inform
the user of the connection, or if it is a connection that you do not initialize.
Whenever a secret connection is attempted, the program notifies you by issuing
a special message on the screen, which prompts the user to either allow or block
the phone call. If you did not initialize the connection, it is very probable that it
was configured by a malicious program.
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If you want to allow to make connections to certain numbers without being asked
to confirm them every time, you must add them to the trusted number list. To do
so:
1.
Open the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations settings
window and select Anti-Spy in the settings tree.
2.
Click Trusted numbers in the Anti-Dialer section.
3.
Click Add in the window that opens (see Figure 41) and enter a number
or a mask for legitimate telephone numbers.
Tip:
When entering a trusted number mask, you can use the characters * or ?.
For example, 0???? 79787* will cover any numbers beginning with 79787 for
which the area code is four digits.
The new telephone number will be added at the top of the trusted number list. To
stop using the number exclusion that you have added, just uncheck the box
next to it on the list. If you want to remove an exclusion entirely, select it on the
list and click Delete.
Figure 41. Creating a trusted address list
CHAPTER 12. PROTECTION
AGAINST NETWORK
ATTACKS
Today computers have become quite vulnerable when connected to the Internet.
They are subjected both to virus infections and to other types of attacks that take
advantage of vulnerabilities in operating systems and software.
The Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations Anti-Hacker component
ensures your security on local networks and the Internet, by protecting your
computer at the network and application levels, and masking your computer on
the net to prevent attacks. Let’s take a closer look at how Anti-Hacker works.
You are protected at the network level through global packet filtration rules, in
which network activity is allowed or blocked, based on an analysis of settings
such as: packet direction, the data transfer protocol, and the outbound packet
port. Rules for data packets establish access to the network, regardless of the
applications installed on your computer that use the network.
In addition to the packet filtration rules, the Intrusion Detection System (IDS)
provides additional security at the network level. The goal of the IDS is to
analyze inbound connections, detect port scans on your computer, and filter
network packets aimed at exploiting software vulnerabilities. When running, the
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IDS blocks all inbound connections from an attacking computer for a certain
amount of time, and the user receives a message stating that his computer was
subjected to an attempted network attack.
The Intrusion Detection System uses a special network attack database
(see 12.9 on pg. 158) in analysis, which Kaspersky Lab expands regularly, and is
updated together with the threat signatures.
Your computer is protected at the application level by making your computer’s
installed applications follow Anti-Hacker’s application rules for the use of network
resources. Similarly to the network security level, the application level security is
built on analyzing data packets for direction, transfer protocol, and what ports
they use. However, at the application level, both data packet traits and the
specific application that sends and receives the packet are taken into account.
Using application rules helps you to configure specific protection allowing, for
example, a certain connection type to be banned for some applications but not
for others.
There are two Anti-Hacker rule types, based on the two Anti-Hacker security
levels:
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Packet filtering rules (see 12.3 on pg. 147). Used to create general
restrictions on network activity, regardless of the applications installed.
Example: if you create a packet filtering rule that blocks inbound
connections on port 21, no applications that use that port (an ftp server,
for example) will be accessible from the outside.
•
Application rules (see 12.2 on pg. 143). Used to create restrictions on
network activity for specific applications. Example: If connections on port
80 are blocked for each application, you can create a rule that allows
connections on that port for Firefox only.
There are two types of application and packet filtering rules: allow and block.
The program installation includes rules which regulate network activity for the
commonest applications and using the commonest protocols and ports.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations also includes a set of allow rules
for trusted applications whose network activity is not suspect.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations breaks down the entire network
space into zones to make settings and rules more user-friendly: Internet and
security zones, which largely correspond to the subnets that your computer
belongs to. You can assign a status to each zone (Internet, Local Area Network,
Trusted), which determine the policy for applying rules and monitoring network
activity in that zone (see 12.5 on pg. 153).
A special feature of Anti-Hacker, Stealth Mode, prevents the computer from
being detected from the outside, so that hackers cannot detect the computer to
attack it. This mode does not affect your computer’s performance on the Internet:
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you are advised not to use Stealth Mode if your computer is functioning as a
server.
12.1. Selecting an Anti-Hacker
security level
When you use the network, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations
protects your computer at one of the following levels (see Figure 42):
Figure 42. Selecting an Anti-Hacker security level
High Security – passes only allowed network activity, using allow rules that
either came with the program or that you created. The set of rules
included with Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations includes
allow rules for applications whose network activity is not suspicious, and
for data packets that are absolutely safe to send and receive. However,
if there is a block rule with a higher priority than the allow rule, the
program will block the network activity of that application.
Warning!
If you select this security level, any network activity not recorded in
an Anti-Hacker allow rule will be blocked. Therefore we recommend
only using this level if you are certain that all the programs you need
are allowed by the rules to make network connections, and that you
do not plan on installing new software.
Training mode – protection level where Anti-Hacker rules are created. At
this level, whenever a program attempts to use a network resource,
Anti-Hacker checks to see if there is a rule for that connection. If there is
a rule, Anti-Hacker applies it. If there is no rule, a message will appear
on the screen, containing a description of the network connection (what
program initiated it, what port, the protocol, etc.). You must decide
whether to allow this connection or not. Using a special button in the
message window, you can create a rule for that connection, so that in
the future Anti-Hacker will apply the new rule for that connection without
warning you on screen.
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Low Security – blocks only banned network activity, using block rules that
either were installed by with the program or that you created. However,
if there is a allow rule for an application with a higher priority than the
block rule, the program will allow the network activity of that application.
Allow all – allows all network activity on your computer. You are advised to
set protection to this level in extremely rare cases, when no active
network attacks have been observed and you fully trust all network
activity.
You can raise or lower the network security level by selected the existing level
you want, or by changing the settings for the current level.
To modify the network security level:
1.
Select Anti-Hacker in the
Workstations settings window.
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for
Windows
2.
Adjust the slider in the Enable Firewall section, to indicate the required
security level.
To configure the network security level:
1.
Select the security level that best matches your preferences, as above.
2.
Click the Settings button and edit the network security settings in the
window that opens.
12.2. Application rules
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations includes a set of rules for the
commonest Windows applications. These are programs whose network activity
has been analyzed in detail by Kaspersky Lab, and is strictly defined as either
dangerous or trusted.
Depending on the security level (see 12.1 on pg. 142) selected for the Firewall,
and the type of network (see 12.5 on pg. 153) on which the computer is running,
the list of rules for programs can be used in various ways. For example, with
Maximum protection any application network activity that does not match the
allow rules is blocked.
To work with the application rule list:
1.
Click Settings in the Firewall section of the Anti-Hacker settings
window.
2.
In the window that opens, select the Rules for applications tab (see
Figure 43).
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The rules on this tab can be grouped in one of two ways:
•
Application rules If
Group rules by application is checked, then each
application for which rules have been created will be shown on a single
line in the list. The following information is given for every application:
name and icon of the application, command prompt, root directory
containing the application’s executable file is, and the number of rules
created for it.
Using the Edit button, you can go to the list of rules for the application
selected on the list and edit it: add a new rule, edit existing ones, and
change their relative priority.
Using the Add button, you can add a new application to the list and
create a rule for it.
The Export and Import buttons are designed to transfer the rules to other
computers, which helps to configure Anti-Hacker quickly.
•
General list of rules If
Group rules by application is unchecked, then
each line in the general list displays complete information for a rule: the
application name and the command for starting it, whether to allow or
block network activity, the data transfer protocol, the direction of data
(inbound or outbound), and other information.
Using the Add button, you can create a new rule, and you can alter an
existing rule by selecting it on the list and clicking the Edit button. You
can also edit the basic settings in the lower part of the tab.
You can change their relative priority with the Move up and Move down
buttons.
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Figure 43. List of rules for the applications installed on a computer
12.2.1. Creating rules manually
To create an application rule manually:
1.
Select the application. To do so, click the Add button on the Rules for
Applications tab (see Figure 43). This will display a shortcut menu
which will take you to a standard file selection dialog through its
Browse option or to a list of running applications through its
Applications option allowing you to make your selection. A list of rules
for the application selected will open. If rules for it already exist, they will
all be listed in the upper part of the window. If no rules exist, the rules
window will be empty.
2.
Click the Add button in the rules window for the selected application.
You can use the New rule window that opens to fine-tune a rule (see 12.6 on pg.
153).
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12.2.2. Creating rules from template
Anti-Virus includes ready-made rule templates that you can use when creating
your own rules.
The entire gamut of existent network application can be broken down into several
types: mail clients, web browsers, etc. Each type is characterized by a set of
specific activities, such as sending and receiving mail, or receiving and
displaying html pages. Each type uses a certain set of network protocols and
ports. This is why having rule templates helps to quickly and easily make initial
configurations for rules based on the type of application.
To create an application rule from a template:
1.
Group the rules by application on the Application Rules
Check
tab, if not checked already, and click the Add button.
2.
This will display a shortcut menu which will take you to a standard file
selection dialog through its Browse option or to a list of running
applications through its Applications option allowing you to make your
selection. This, in turn, will open a rules dialog for the selected
application. Rules for the application will be displayed in the top part of
the window. If no rules have been created, the window will be empty.
3.
Click Template in the rules for applications window and select one of
the rule templates from the context menu (see Figure 44).
Allow all is a rule that allows all network activity for the application.
Block all is a rule that blocks all network activity for the application. All
attempts to initiate a network connection by the application in question
will be blocked without notifying the user.
Other templates listed on the context menu create rules typical for the
corresponding types of program. For example, the E-Mail Client
template creates a set of rules that allow standard network activity for
email clients, such as sending email.
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Figure 44. Selecting a template for creating a new rule
4.
Edit the rules created for the application, if necessary. You can modify
actions, network connection direction, remote address, ports (local and
remote), and the time range for the rule.
5.
If you want the rule to apply to a program opened with certain command
line settings, check
Command line and enter the string in the field to
the right.
The rule or set of rules created will be added to the end of the list with the lowest
ranking priority. You can raise the priority of the rule (see 12.5 on pg. 153).
You can create a rule from the network activity detection alert window (see 12.10
on pg. 161).
12.3. Packet filtering rules
Kaspersky Anti-Virus install package includes a set of rules that it uses to filter
incoming and outgoing data packets for your computer. You can initiate data
packet transfer or an installed program on your computer can. The program
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includes filtering packet rules, devised by Kaspersky Lab, which determine
whether data packets are dangerous or not.
Depending on the security level selected for the Firewall and the type of network
the computer is running on, the list of rules can be used in various ways. Thus,
for example, on the High level, all network activity not covered by allow rules is
blocked.
Important!
Note that rules for security zones (see 12.6 on pg. 153) have higher priority than
blocking packet rules. So, for example, if you select the status Local Area
Network, packet exchanges will be allowed, and so will access to shared folders
regardless of blocking packet rules.
To work with the list of packet filtering rules:
1.
Click Settings in the Firewall section of the Anti-Hacker settings
window.
2.
In the window that opens, select the Rules for packet filtering tab (see
Figure 45).
The following information is given for every packet filtering rule: name of the rule,
the action (i.e. whether to allow or block the packet transfer), the data transfer
protocol, the direction of the packet, and the network connection settings used to
transfer the packet.
If the box beside the name of the rule is checked, the rule will be used.
You can work with the rule list using the buttons to the right of the list.
To create a new packet filtration rule:
Click the Add button on the Rules for packet filtering tab.
The New rule window that opens has a form that you can use to fine-tune a rule
(see section 12.4 on pg. 149).
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Figure 45. List of packet filtering rules
12.4. Fine-tuning rules for
applications and packet
filtering
The New rule window for advanced rule settings is practically identical for
applications and data packets (see Figure 46).
Step One:
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Enter a name for the rule. The program uses a default name that you
should replace.
•
Select network connection settings for the rule: remote IP-address,
remote port, local IP-address, and the time that the rule was applied.
Check all the settings that you want to use in the rule.
•
Configure settings for user notifications. If you want a popup message
with a brief commentary to appear on the screen when a rule is used,
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check
Display warning. If you want the program to record invocations
of the rule in the Anti-Hacker report, check
Log event. The box is not
checked by default when the rule is created. You are advised to use
additional settings when creating block rules.
Note that when you a create a blocking rule in Anti-Hacker training mode,
information about the rule being applied will automatically be entered in the
report. If you do not need to record this information, deselected the Log in
report checkbox in the settings for that rule.
Figure 46. Creating a new application rule
Step Two in creating a rule is assigning values for rule parameters and selecting
actions. These operations are carried out in the Rule description section.
1.
The default action of every new rule is allow. To change it to a block
rule, left-click on the Allow link in the rule description section. It will
change to Block.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus will still scan network traffic for programs and
packets for which an allow rule as been created. This could result in
data being transmitted more slowly.
2.
If you did not select an application prior to creating the rule, you will
need to do so by clicking select application. Left-click on the link and, in
the standard file selection window that opens, select the executable file
of the application for which you are creating the rule.
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Determine the direction of the network connection for the rule. The
default value is a rule for a bi-directional (both inbound and outbound)
network connection. To change the direction, left-click on Inbound &
outbound and select the direction of the network connection in the
window that opens:
Inbound stream. The rule is applied to network connections opened
by a remote computer.
Inbound. The rule applies to data packets received by your
computer, except for TCP-packets.
Inbound & outbound stream. The rule is applied to inbound and
outbound traffic regardless of which computer, the local one or the
remote one, initiated the network connection.
Outbound stream. The rule is only applied to network connections
opened by your computer.
Outbound. The rule is applied for inbound data packets that your
computer sends, except for TCP-packets.
If it is important for you to specifically set the direction of packets in the
rule. Select whether they are inbound or outbound packets. If you want
to create a rule for streaming data, select stream: inbound, outbound, or
both.
The difference between stream direction and packet direction is that
when you create a rule for a stream, you define the direction of the
connection. The direction of packets when transferring data on this
connection is not taken into consideration.
For example, if you configure a rule for data exchange with an FTP
server that is running in passive FTP mode, you must allow an
outbound stream. To exchange data with an FTP server in active FTP
mode, you must allow both outbound and inbound streams.
4.
If you selected a remote address as a network connection property, leftclick specify the address and enter the IP address, a range of
addresses or subnetwork address for the rule in the window that opens.
You can use one type of IP address or several types for one rule.
Several addresses of each type can be specified.
5.
Set the protocol that the network connection uses. TCP is the default
protocol for the connection. If you are creating a rule for applications,
you can select one of two protocols, TCP or UDP. To do so, left-click on
the link with the protocol name until it reaches the value that you need.
If you are creating a rule for packet filtering and want to change the
default protocol, click on its name and select the protocol you need in
the window that opens. If you select ICMP, you may need to further
indicate the type.
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6.
If you selected network connection settings (address, port, time range),
you will have to assign them exact values as well.
After the rule is added to the list of rules for the application, you can further
configure the rule (see Figure 47). If you want it to apply to an application
Command line and
opened with certain command line parameters, check
enter the parameter string in the field to the right. This rule will not apply to
applications started with a different command line.
You do not have the option of command line start settings in Microsoft
Windows 98.
You can create a rule from the network activity detection alert window (see 12.10
on pg. 161).
Figure 47. Advanced new rule settings
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12.5. Ranking rule priority
Each application or package rule has an assigned execution priority. When other
conditions are equal (for example, the network connection settings), the action
applied to the program activity will be the rule with the higher priority.
The priority of a rule is determined by its position on the list of rules. The first rule
on the list has the highest priority. Each rule created manually is added at the top
of the list. Rules created from a template or from a notification are added at the
bottom of the list.
To prioritize application rules, take the following steps:
1.
Select the application name on the Rules for applications tab and click
the Edit button.
2.
Use the Move up and Move down buttons on the application rules tab
to move rules on the list, changing their priority ranking.
To prioritize packet filtering rules, take the following steps:
1.
Select the rule on the Rules for Packet Filtering tab.
2.
Use the Move up and Move down buttons on the packet filtering tab to
move rules on the list, thereby changing their priority ranking.
12.6. Rules for security zones
After you install Anti-Hacker on your computer, it analyzes your computer’s
network environment. Based on the analysis, it breaks down the entire network
space into zones:
Internet – the World Wide Web. In this zone, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for
Windows Workstations operates as a personal firewall, using default
application and packet filtering rules to regulate all network activity and
ensure maximum security. You cannot change protection settings when
working in this zone, other than to enable Stealth Mode on your
computer for added safety.
Security zones – certain conventional zones that mostly correspond with
subnets that your computer is registered on (this could be local subnets
at home or at work). These zones are usually average risk-level zones.
You can change the status of these zones based on how much you
trust a certain subnet, and you can configure appropriate rules for
packet filtering and applications.
If Anti-Hacker Training Mode is enabled, a window will open every time your
computer connects to a new zone, displaying a basic description about it. You
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must assign a status to the zone, and network activity will be allowed based on
that status. The possible values of the status are as follows:
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Internet. This is the default status assigned to the Internet, since when
you are connected to it, your computer is subjected to all potential threat
types. This status is also recommended for networks that are not
protected by any anti-virus programs, firewalls, filters, etc. When you
select this status, the program ensures maximum security while you are
using this zone, specifically:
•
Blocking any network NetBios activity within the subnet
•
Blocking application and packet filtering rules that allow NetBios
activity within this subnet
Even if you have created a shared folder, the information in it will not be
available to users from subnetworks with this status. Additionally, if this
status is selected for a certain subnetwork, you will not be able to
access files and printers of this subnetwork.
•
Local Area Network. The program assigns this status to all zones
detected when it analyzes the computer’s network environment, except
the Internet. This status is recommended for zones with an average risk
factor (for example, corporate LANs). If you select this status, the
program allows:
•
Any network NetBios activity within the subnet
•
Application and packet filtering rules that allow NetBios activity
within this subnet
Select this status if you want to grant access to certain folders or
printers on your computer but block any other outside activity.
•
Trusted. This status is only recommended for zones that you feel are
absolutely safe, and where your computer will not be subject to attacks or
invasions. If you select this status, all network activity is allowed. Even if
Maximum Protection is selected and you have created block rules, they
will not function for remote computers from a trusted zone.
Note that any restrictions or access to files is only in effect without this
subnet.
You can use Stealth Mode for added security when using a network designated
as Internet. This feature only allows network activity initiated from your
computer, so that your computer becomes invisible to its surroundings. This
mode does not affect your computer’s performance on the Internet.
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We do not recommend using Stealth Mode if the computer is being used as a
server (for example, an email or HTTP server), as the computers that connect to
the server will not see it as connected.
The list of zones on which your computer is registered is displayed on the Zones
tab (see Figure 48). Each of them is assigned a status, a brief description of the
network, and whether Stealth Mode is used.
Figure 48. List of rules for zones
To change a zone’s status, or to enable/disable Stealth Mode, select the zone
from the list, and use the appropriate links in the Rule Description box below
the list. You can perform similar tasks and edit addresses and subnet masks in
the Zone settings window, which you can open by clicking Edit.
You can add a new zone to the list while viewing it. To do so, click Refresh.
Anti-Hacker will search for potential zones to register, and if any are detected,
the program will ask you to select a status for them. In addition, you can add new
zones to the list manually (for example, if you connect your laptop to a new
network). To do so, use the Add button and fill in the necessary information in
the Zone settings window.
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To delete a network from the list, select it in the list and click on the Delete
button.
12.7. Firewall mode
The Firewall mode (see Figure 49) controls Anti-Hacker compatibility with
programs that establish multiple network connections, and to network games.
Figure 49. Selecting an Anti-Hacker mode
Maximum compatibility – the Firewall ensures that Anti-Hacker will work
optimally with programs that establish multiple network connections, for
example, file-sharing network clients. However, this mode may lead to slow
reaction time in network games. If you encounter such problems, you are
advised to use Maximum Speed.
Maximum speed – the Firewall ensures the best possible reaction time during
network games. However, file-sharing network clients and other network
applications may experience conflicts with this mode. To solve the problem,
disable Stealth Mode.
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To select a Firewall mode:
1.
Open the application settings window and select Anti-Hacker under
Protection.
2.
Click Settings in the Firewall section of the Anti-Hacker settings
window.
3.
Select the Additional tab in the window that opens and select the mode
you want, Maximum Compatibility or Maximum Speed.
Changes to the Firewall settings will not take effect until after Anti-Hacker has
been restarted.
12.8. Configuring the Intrusion
Detection System
All currently known network attacks that could endanger the computer are listed
in the threat signatures, and updated during signature updates. Kaspersky AntiVirus does not update attack signatures by default (see 16.4.2 on pg. 211).
The Intrusion Detection System tracks network activity typical of network attacks
and if it detects an attempt to attack your computer, it blocks all network activity
between the remote computer and your computer for one hour. A warning will
appear on the screen stating that a network attack attempt has taken place, with
specific information about the computer which attacked you.
You can configure the Intrusion Detection System. To do so:
1.
Open the application settings window and select Anti-Hacker under
Protection.
2.
Click Settings in the Intrusion Detection System section.
3.
In the window that opens (see Figure 50), determine whether you want
to block an attacking computer and, if so, for how long. The default
blocked time is 60 minutes. You can increase or decrease the blocked
Block the attacking
time by changing the value in the field next to
computer for … min. If you want to stop blocking traffic from an
attacking computer directed at your computer, uncheck this box.
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Figure 50. Configuring the block time for attacking computers
12.9. List of network attacks
detected
There are currently a multitude of network attacks that utilize operating system
vulnerabilities and other software, system or otherwise, installed on your
computer. Malefactors are constantly perfecting attack methods, learning how to
steal confidential information, making your system malfunction, or take over your
computer to use it as part of a zombie network for carrying out new attacks.
To ensure your computer’s security, you must know what kinds of network
attacks you might encounter. Known network attacks can be divided into three
major groups:
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Port scan – this threat is not an attack in its own right, but usually
precedes one, since it is one of the common ways of obtaining
information about a remote computer. The UDP/TCP ports used by the
network programs are scanned to find out what state they are in (closed
or open).
Port scans can tell a hacker what types of attacks will work on the system,
and what types will not. In addition, the information obtained by the scan
will let the hacker determine what operating system the remote computer
uses. This in turn further restricts the number of potential attacks, and,
correspondingly, the time spent running them. It also aids a hacker in
attempting to use vulnerabilities particular to that operating system.
•
DoS (Denial of Service) attacks – these are attacks that render the
attacked system unstable or entirely inoperable. These attacks can
damage or corrupt the targeted information resources, and leave them
unusable.
There are two basic types of DoS attacks:
•
Sending the target computer specially created packets that the
computer does not expect, which cause the system either to
restart or to stop
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Sending the target computer many packets within a timeframe
that the computer cannot process, which exhaust system
resources
The following attacks are common examples of this type of attack:
•
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Ping of death sends an ICMP packet greater than the maximum
of 64 KB. This attack can crash some operating systems.
•
Land sends a request to an open port on your computer to
establish a connection with itself. This sends the computer into
a cycle, which intensifies the load on the processor and can end
with some operating systems crashing.
•
ICMP Flood sends a large number of ICMP packets to your
computer. The attack leads to the computer being forced to
reply to each inbound packet, which seriously weighs down the
processor.
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SYN Flood sends a large number of queries to your computer
to establish a fake connection. The system reserves certain
resources for each of those connections, which completely
drains your system resources, and the computer stops reacting
to other connection attempts.
Intrusion attacks, which aim to take over your computer. This is the most
dangerous type of attack, since if it is successful, the hacker has
complete control of your computer.
Hackers use this attack to obtain confidential information from a remote
computer (for example, credit card numbers or passwords), or to use its
resources later for malicious purposes (e.g. using the captured system in
zombie networks or as a platform for new attacks).
This group contains more different types of attacks than any other. They
can be divided into three subgroups based on operating system: Microsoft
Windows attacks, Unix attacks, and a group for network services running
either operating system.
The most common types of attacks that use operating system network
tools are:
•
Buffer overflow attacks – a type of software vulnerability that
surfaces due to insufficient control in handling massive amounts
of data. This is one of the oldest vulnerability types, and the
easiest for hackers to exploit.
•
Format string attacks – a type of software vulnerability that
arises from insufficient control of input values for I/O functions
such as printf(), fprintf(), scanf(), and others from the C standard
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library. If a program has this vulnerability, a hacker, using
queries created with a special technique, can gain complete
control of the system.
The Intrusion Detection System automatically analyzes and blocks
attempts to exploit vulnerabilities in the most common network tools (FTP,
POP3, IMAP) running on the user’s computer.
Microsoft Windows attacks are based on taking advantage of
vulnerabilities in software installed on the computer (for example,
programs such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Internet Explorer,
Messenger, and system components that can be accessed through the
network – DCom, SMB, Wins, LSASS, IIS5).
Anti-Hacker protects your computer from attacks that use the following
known software vulnerabilities (this list of vulnerabilities is cited with the
Microsoft Knowledge Base numbering system):
(MS03-026) DCOM RPC Vulnerability(Lovesan worm)
(MS03-043) Microsoft Messenger Service Buffer Overrun
(MS03-051) Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions Buffer Overflow
(MS04-007) Microsoft Windows ASN.1 Vulnerability
(MS04-031) Microsoft NetDDE Service Unauthenticated Remote Buffer
Overflow
(MS04-032) Microsoft Windows XP Metafile (.emf) Heap Overflow
(MS05-011) Microsoft Windows SMB Client Transaction Response
Handling
(MS05-017) Microsoft Windows Message Queuing Buffer Overflow
Vulnerability
(MS05-039) Microsoft Windows Plug-and-Play Service Remote Overflow
(MS04-045) Microsoft Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) Remote
Heap Overflow
(MS05-051) Microsoft Windows Distributed Transaction Coordinator
Memory Modification
In addition, there are isolated incidents of intrusion attacks using various
malicious scripts, including scripts processed by Microsoft Internet
Explorer and Helkern-type worms. The essence of this attack type
consists of sending a special type of UDP packets to a remote computer
that can execute malicious code.
Remember that, while connected to the network, your computer is at constant
risk of being attacked by a hacker. To ensure your computer's security, be sure
to enable Anti-Hacker when using the Internet and regularly update hacker attack
signatures (see 16.4.2 on pg. 211).
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12.10. Blocking and allowing
network activity
If the security level for the Firewall is set to Training Mode, a special notice
appears on screen each time a network connection is attempted that has no rule.
For example, after opening Microsoft Outlook, it downloads your email from a
remote Exchange server. To display your Inbox, the program connects to the
email server. Anti-Hacker always tracks this kind of network activity. A message
will appear on the screen (see Figure 51) containing:
•
Description of activity – name of the application and a brief description of
the connection that it is initiating, generally including the connection type,
the local port from which it is being initiated, the remote port, and the
address being connected to. Left click anywhere in the area to obtain
detailed information on the connection, its initiating process, and the
application distributor.
•
Action – series of operations that Anti-Hacker will perform regarding the
network activity detected.
Figure 51. Network activity notification
Carefully review the information on network activity and only then select actions
for Anti-Hacker. We recommend that you use these tips when making a decision:
1.
Before doing anything else, decide whether to allow or block the
network activity. It is possible that in this situation a set of rules already
created for this application or packet will help you (assuming that such
have been created). To do so, use the Edit rules link. Then a window
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will open with a complete list of rules created for the application or data
packet.
2.
Decide whether to perform this action once or automatically every time
this activity is detected.
To perform the action this time only:
Create a rule and click the button with the name of the
uncheck
action, e.g. Allow.
To perform the action you select automatically every time this activity is initiated
on your computer:
1.
Убедитесь, что флажок
2.
Select the type of activity that you want the action to apply to from the
dropdown list in the Action section:
3.
Создать правило установлен.
•
All activity – any network activity initiated by this application.
•
Custom – a single activity which you need to define in the rules
dialog (see 12.2.1 on pg. 145).
•
<Template> – name of the template that includes the set of
rules typical of the program’s network activity. This activity type
appears on the list if Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations includes an appropriate template for the
application that initiated the network activity (see 12.2.2 on
pg. 146). In such a case, you will not have to customize what
activity to allow or block. Use the template and a set of rules for
the application will be created automatically.
Click the button with the name of the action (Allow or Block).
Remember that the rule created will be used only when all of the connection
parameters match it. This rule will not apply to a connection established from a
different local port, for example.
To deactivate Anti-Hacker messages displayed for any application attempting to
establish a network connection, click Disable Training Mode. This will place AntiHacker in the Allow All mode which allows all network connections except for
those explicitly disallowed by rules.
CHAPTER 13. PROTECTION
AGAINST UNWANTED EMAIL
The Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations component which detects
spam, processes it according to a set of rules, and saves you time when using
email, is called Anti-Spam.
Anti-Spam uses the following method to determine whether an email is spam:
1.
The sender’s address is scanned for matches on black and white lists of
addresses.
•
If the sender’s address is on the white list, the email is marked
as accepted.
•
If the sender’s address is on the black list, the email is marked
as spam. Further processing depends on the action you select
(see 13.3.7 on pg. 180).
2.
If the sender’s address is not found on the white or black list, the email
is analyzed using PDB technology (see 13.3.2 on pg. 171).
3.
Anti-Spam examines the text of the email in detail and scans it for lines
from the black or white list.
•
If the text of the email contains lines from the white list of lines,
the email is marked as accepted.
•
If phrases from the phrase black list are encountered, the email
is marked as spam. Further processing depends on the action
you specify.
4.
If the email does not contain phrases from the black or white list, it is
analyzed for phishing. If the text of the email contains an address
contained in the anti-phishing database, the email is marked as spam.
Further processing depends on the action you specify.
5.
If the email does not contain phishing lines, it is scanned for spam using
special technologies:
•
Image analysis using GSG technology
•
Message text analysis using the iBayesian algorithm for spam
recognition
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6.
Finally the email is scanned for advanced spam filtration factors
(see 13.3.5 on pg. 177) specified by the user when Anti-Spam was
installed. This could include scanning for correctness of HTML tags, font
size, or hidden characters.
You can enable or disable each of these stages of the analysis.
Anti-Spam exists as a plug-in for the following email clients:
•
Microsoft Outlook (see 13.3.8 on pg. 180)
•
Microsoft Outlook Express (Windows Mail) (see 13.3.9 on pg. 183)
•
The Bat! (see 13.3.10 on pg. 184)
This version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus does not support an Anti-Hacker plugin for
Microsoft Office Outlook under Windows 98.
The task panel for Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express (Windows Mail) clients
has two buttons, Spam and Not Spam, which can configure Anti-Spam to detect
spam right in your mailbox. In The Bat! there are no such buttons: instead the
program can be trained using the special items Mark as spam and Mark as
NOT spam on the Special menu. In addition, special processing parameters
(see 13.3.1 on pg. 170) for spam are added to all the settings of the email client.
Anti-Spam uses special self-training iBayes algorithm, which allows the
component over time to more accurately distinguish between spam and accepted
email. The data source for the algorithm is email contents.
Situations arise when iBayes is unable to classify a certain email as either spam
or accepted email to a high degree of accuracy. These emails are marked as
potential spam.
In order to reduce the number of emails marked as potential spam, you are
advised to conduct additional Anti-Spam training (see 13.2 on pg. 166) on such
emails. To do so, you must specify which of those emails should be marked as
spam, and which as accepted.
Emails that are spam or potential spam are modified: the markings [!! SPAM] or
[?? Probable Spam], are added to the subject line.
The rules for processing spam or potential spam emails for Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft Outlook Express (Windows Mail), or The Bat! are specified in special
plug-in components within the email client itself. For other email clients, you can
configure filtration rules that search for the modified subject line containing [!!
SPAM] or [?? Probable Spam] and move the email to a designated folder. For
more information about the filtration mechanism, please consult the
documentation for your email client.
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13.1. Selecting an Anti-Spam
sensitivity level
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations protects you from spam at one
of the following levels (see Figure 52):
Block all – strictest level of sensitivity, at which only messages containing
phrases from the phrase white list (see 13.3.4.1 on pg. 174) and senders
listed on the white list are accepted: everything else is marked as spam. At
this level, email is only analyzed against the white lists. All other features all
disabled.
Figure 52. Selecting the Anti-Spam security level
High – a strict level that when activated raises the likelihood that some emails
that are not spam will be marked as spam. At this level, email is analyzed
against the white and black lists, and also using PDB and GSG
technologies, and iBayes algorithm (see 13.3.2 on pg. 171).
This level should be applied in cases when there is a high likelihood that the
recipient’s address is unknown to spammers. For example, when the
recipient is not signed to mass mailings, and does not have an email
address on free/non-corporate email servers.
Recommended – the standard universal settings level for classifying email.
At this level, it is possible that some spam will not be detected. This shows
that Anti-Spam is not trained well enough. You are advised to conduct
additional training for the module using the Training Wizard (see 13.2.1 on
pg. 167) or the Spam/NOT Spam buttons (or corresponding menu items in
The Bat!) for emails that were incorrectly marked.
Low – the most flexible settings level. It is recommended for users whose
incoming correspondence contains a significant number of words recognized
by Anti-Spam as spam, but is not spam. This may be because of the
recipient’s professional activity, which forces him to use professional terms
in his correspondence with colleagues that are widespread in spam. All
spam detection technologies are used to analyze emails at this level.
Skip all – lowest sensitivity level. Only email that contains phrases from the
phrase black list, or senders listed on the address black list, are marked as
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spam. At this level, email is only processed using the black list, and all other
features all disabled.
By default, Anti-Spam is set to the Recommended sensitivity level. You can
boost or reduce the level or edit the settings for the current level.
To modify the level of protection:
In the Sensitivity section, move the slider up or down to the required
setting. By adjusting the sensitivity level, you define the correlation
between spam, potential spam, and accepted email factors (see 13.3.3
on pg. 172).
To modify the settings for the current level:
In the application’s Settings window, click on Anti-Spam to show the
components settings. Click the Customize button in the Sensitivity
section. Edit the spam factor in the window that opens and click OK.
The security level’s name will then change to Custom.
13.2. Training Anti-Spam
Anti-Spam comes with a pre-installed email database containing fifty spam
samples. You are advised to give the Anti-Spam module further training on your
own emails.
There are several approaches to training Anti-Spam:
•
Use the Training Wizard (see 13.2.1 on pg. 167)
•
Train Anti-Spam with outgoing emails (see 13.2.2 on pg. 167)
•
Train directly while working with email (see 13.2.3 on pg. 168), using
special buttons in the email client tools panel or menu items
•
Training in Anti-Spam reports (see 13.2.4 on pg. 168)
The best method is to use the Training Wizard from the very onset of using AntiSpam, as it can train Anti-Spam on a large number of emails.
Note that you cannot train Anti-Spam with more than 50 emails per folder. If
there are more emails in the folder, the program will use fifty for training.
Additional training, using special buttons in the email client interface, are
preferable when working directly with email.
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13.2.1. Training Wizard
The Training Wizard trains Anti-Spam by indicating which mailbox folders contain
spam and which contain accepted email.
To open the Training Wizard:
1.
Open the application settings window and select Anti-Spam under
Protection.
2.
Click the Training Wizard button Training section of the settings
window.
Training Wizard includes step-by-step procedures for training Anti-Spam. Use
the Back and Next buttons to navigate between steps.
Step One of the Training Wizard involves selecting folders that contain accepted
email. At this stage, you must only select the folders whose contents you
fully trust.
Step Two of the Training Wizard consists of selecting folders that contain spam.
Skip this step if your mail client does not have spam folders.
In Step Three, Anti-Spam is automatically trained on the folders you selected.
The emails in those folders populate the Anti-Spam database. The senders
of accepted email are automatically added to the address white list.
In Step Four, the results of training must be saved using one of the following
methods: add the results of training to the current Anti-Spam database or
replace the current database with the results of training. Please bear in mind
that the program must be trained on at least 50 accepted emails and 50 junk
emails for iBayes to work accurately.
To save time, the Training Wizard only trains on 50 emails in each selected
folder.
13.2.2. Training with outgoing emails
You can train Anti-Spam with outgoing emails from your email client. Then the
Anti-Spam address white list will be filled by analyzing outgoing messages. Only
the first fifty emails are used for training, at which point, training is complete.
To train Anti-Spam with outgoing emails:
1.
Open the application settings window and select Anti-Spam under
Protection.
2.
Check
Train with outgoing emails in the Training section.
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Warning!
Anti-Spam will only train itself with outgoing emails sent via MAPI protocol if you
Scan upon sending in the Microsoft Outlook Mail Anti-Virus plug-in
check
(see 13.3.8 on pg. 180).
13.2.3. Training using your email client
To training while using your mailbox, you use special buttons on your email
client's tools panel.
When you install Anti-Spam on your computer, it installs plug-ins for the following
email clients:
•
Microsoft Outlook
•
Outlook Express (Windows Mail)
•
The Bat!
For example, the task panel of Outlook has two buttons, Spam and Not Spam,
and a Kaspersky Anti-Spam tab of settings (see 13.3.8 on pg. 180) in the
Options dialog box (menu item Service→ Options). Outlook Express, in addition
to the Spam and Not Spam buttons, adds a Configure button to the task panel
that opens a window with actions (see 13.3.9 on pg. 183) when spam is
detected. In The Bat! there are no such buttons, although the program can be
trained using the special items Mark as spam and Mark as NOT spam on the
Special menu.
If you decide that the currently open email is spam, click the Spam button. If the
email is not spam, click Not Spam. After this, Anti-Spam will training itself using
the email. If you select several emails, all of them will be used for training.
Warning!
In cases when you need to immediately select several emails, or are certain that
a certain folder only contains emails of one group (spam or not spam), you can
take a comprehensive approach to training using the Training Wizard (see 13.2.1
on pg. 167).
13.2.4. Training using Anti-Spam reports
You have the option of training Anti-Spam through its reports.
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To view the component’s reports:
1.
Select Anti-Spam component in the Protection section of the main
program window.
2.
Left-click in the Statistics box (see Figure 53).
The component’s reports can help you make a conclusion about the accuracy of
its configuration, and, if necessary, make certain corrections to Anti-Spam.
To mark a certain email as spam or not spam:
1.
Select it from the report list on the Events tab, and use the Actions
button.
2.
Select one of the four options:
•
Mark as Spam
•
Mark as Not Spam
•
Add to White list
•
Add to Black list
Figure 53. Training Anti-Spam from reports
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Anti-Spam will continue further training based on this email.
13.3. Configuring Anti-Spam
Fine-tuning Anti-Spam is essential for the spam security feature. All settings for
component operation are located in the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations settings window and allow you to:
•
Determine the particulars of operation of Anti-Spam (see 13.3.1 on
pg. 170)
•
Choose which spam filtration technologies to use (see 13.3.2 on pg. 171)
•
Regulate the recognition accuracy of spam and potential spam
(see 13.3.3 on pg. 172)
•
Create white and black lists for senders and key phrases (see 13.3.4 on
pg. 173)
•
Configure additional spam filtration features (see 13.3.5 on pg. 177)
•
Maximally reduce the amount of spam in your Inbox through previewing
with the Email Dispatcher (see 13.3.6 on pg. 179)
The following sections will examine these settings in detail.
13.3.1. Configuring scan settings
You can configure the following scan settings:
•
Whether traffic from POP3/IMAP protocols are scanned. By default,
Kaspersky Anti-Virus scans email on all these protocols.
•
Whether plug-ins are activated for Outlook, Outlook Express (Windows
Mail), and The Bat!
•
Whether email is viewed via POP3 in the Email Dispatcher (see 13.3.6 on
pg. 179) prior to downloading it from the email server to the user’s Inbox.
To configure these settings:
1.
Open the application settings window and select Anti-Spam under
Protection.
2.
Check or uncheck the boxes in the Connectivity section which
correspond to the three options discussed immediately above (see
Figure 54).
3.
Edit the network settings, if necessary.
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Figure 54. Configuring scan settings
Warning!
If you use Microsoft Outlook Express you should restart it when changing status
of Enable support for Outlook, Outlook Express and The Bat! flag.
13.3.2. Selecting spam filtration
technologies
Emails are scanned for spam using state-of-the-art filtration technologies:
•
iBayes, based on the Bayes theorem, analyzes email text to detect
phrases that mark it as spam. The analysis uses the statistics obtained by
training Anti-Spam (see 13.2 on pg. 166).
•
GSG, which analyzes graphic elements in emails using special graphic
signatures to detect spam in graphics.
•
PDB, which analyzes email headers and classifies them as spam based
on a set of heuristic rules.
By default, all of these filtration technologies are enabled, checking email for
spam as completely as possible.
To disable any of these filtration technologies:
1.
Open the application settings window and select Anti-Spam under
Protection.
2.
Click on the Customize button in the Sensitivity section, and in the
window that opens select the Spam Recognition tab (see Figure 55).
3.
Uncheck the boxes next to the filtration technologies that you do not
want to use for detecting spam.
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Figure 55. Configuring spam recognition
13.3.3. Defining spam and potential spam
factors
Kaspersky Lab specialists have optimally configured Anti-Spam to recognize
spam and probable spam.
Spam detection operates on state-of-the-art filtration technologies (see 13.3.2 on
pg. 171), and on training Anti-Spam to recognize spam, potential spam, and
accepted email accurately using emails from your Inbox.
Anti-Spam is trained using the Training Wizard, and through email client
programs. During training, every individual element of accepted emails or spam
is assigned a factor. When an email enters your inbox, Anti-Spam scans the
email with iBayes for elements of spam and of accepted email. The factors for
each element are totaled and the email is given a spam factor and an accepted
email factor.
The probable spam factor defines the likelihood that the email will be classified
as probable spam. If you are using the Recommended level, any email has
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between a 50% and 59% chance of being considered probable spam. Good mail
refers to mail that, after being scanned, has a spam factor of less than 50%.
The spam factor determines the likelihood that Anti-Spam will classify an email
as spam. Any email with chances beyond that indicated above will be perceived
as spam. The default spam factor is 59% for the Recommended level. This
means that any email with a likelihood of more than 59% will be marked as
spam.
In all, there are five sensitivity levels (see 13.1 on pg. 165), three of which (High,
Recommended, and Low) are based on various spam and probable spam
factor values.
You can edit the Anti-Spam algorithm on your own. To do so:
1.
Open the application settings window and select Anti-Spam under
Protection.
2.
In the Sensitivity level box on the right-hand side of the window, click
Customize.
3.
In the window that opens, adjust the spam and probable spam factors in
the sections for them on the Spam Recognition tab (see Figure 55).
13.3.4. Creating white and black lists
manually
Users can create black and white lists manually, by using Anti-Spam with their
email. These lists store information on user addresses that are considered safe
or spam sources, and various key words and phrases that identify them as spam
or accepted email.
The chief application of the lists of key phrases, and in particular the white list, is
that you can coordinate with trusted addressees, (for example, with colleagues),
signatures containing a particular phrase. You could use, for example, a PGP
signature as an email signature. You can use wildcards in the signatures and in
the addresses: * and ?. A * represents any sequence of characters of any length.
A question mark represents any one character.
If there are asterisks and questions marks in the signature, to prevent errors with
Anti-Spam processes them, they should be preceded by a backslash. Then two
characters are used instead of one: \* and \?.
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13.3.4.1. White lists for addresses and phrases
The white list contains key phrases from emails that you marked as accepted,
and addresses of trusted senders who would not send spam. The white list is
filled manually, and the list of senders’ addresses is done automatically while
training the Anti-Spam component. You can edit this list.
To configure the white list:
1.
Open the application settings window and select Anti-Spam under
Protection.
2.
Click the Settings button in the right-hand part of the settings window.
3.
Open the White list tab (see Figure 56).
The tab is divided into two sections: the upper portion contains the addresses of
senders of good email, and the lower contains key phrases from such emails.
To enable phrase and address white lists during spam filtration, check the
corresponding boxes in the Allowed senders and Allowed phrases sections.
You can edit the lists using the buttons in each section.
Figure 56. Configuring address and phrase white lists
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You can assign both addresses and address masks in the address list. When
entering an address, the use of capitals is ignored. Let’s look at some examples
of address masks:
•
[email protected] – emails from this address will always be classified as
accepted.
•
*@test.ru – email from any sender in the domain test.ru is accepted, for
example: [email protected], [email protected];
•
[email protected]* – a sender with this name, regardless of the email domain,
always sends only accepted email, for example: [email protected],
[email protected];
•
*@test* – email from any sender in a domain that begins with test is not
spam, for example: [email protected], [email protected];
•
ivan.*@test.??? – email from a sender whose name begins with ivan. and
whose domain name begins with test and ends in any three characters is
always
accepted,
for
example:
[email protected],
[email protected]
You can also use masks for phrases. When entering a phrase, the use of
capitals is ignored. Here are some examples of some of them:
•
Hi, Ivan! – an email that only contains this text is accepted. It is not
recommended to use such a phrase as a white list phrase.
•
Hi, Ivan!* – an email beginning with the phrase Hi, Ivan! is accepted.
•
Hi, *! * – emails beginning with the greeting Hi and an exclamation point
anywhere in the email will not to be treated as spam.
•
* Ivan? * – the email contains a greeting to a user with the name Ivan,
whose name is followed by any character, and is not spam.
•
* Ivan\? * – emails containing the phrase Ivan? are accepted.
To disable the use of a certain address or phrase as attributes of good email, it
can be deleted using the Delete button, or the box alongside the text can be
unchecked to disable them.
You have the option of importing CSV-formatted files for white list addresses.
13.3.4.2. Black lists for addresses and phrases
The sender black list stores key phrases from emails that constitute spam, and
the addresses of their senders. The list is filled manually.
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To fill the black list:
1.
Select Anti-Spam in the
Workstations settings window.
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Anti-Virus
for
Windows
2.
Click the Settings button in the right-hand part of the settings window.
3.
Open the Black list tab (see Figure 57).
The tab is divided into two sections: the upper portion contains the addresses of
spam senders, and the lower contains key phrases from such emails.
To enable phrase and address black lists during spam filtration, check the
corresponding boxes in the Blocked senders and Blocked phrases sections.
Figure 57. Configuring address and phrase black lists
You can edit the lists using the buttons in each section.
You can assign both addresses and address masks in the address list. When
entering an address, the use of capitals is ignored. Let’s look at some examples
of address masks:
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[email protected] – emails from this address will always be classified as
accepted.
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*@test.ru – email from any sender in the domain test.ru is accepted, for
example: [email protected], [email protected];
•
[email protected]* – a sender with this name, regardless of the email domain,
always sends only accepted email, for example: [email protected],
[email protected];
•
*@test* – email from any sender in a domain that begins with test is not
spam, for example: [email protected], [email protected];
•
ivan.*@test.??? – email from a sender whose name begins with ivan. and
whose domain name begins with test and ends in any three characters is
always
accepted,
for
example:
[email protected],
[email protected]
You can also use masks for phrases. When entering a phrase, the use of
capitals is ignored. Here are some examples of some of them:
•
Hi, Ivan! – an email that only contains this text is accepted. It is not
recommended to use such a phrase as a white list phrase.
•
Hi, Ivan!* – an email beginning with the phrase Hi, Ivan! is accepted.
•
Hi, *! * – emails beginning with the greeting Hi and an exclamation point
anywhere in the email will not to be treated as spam.
•
* Ivan? * – the email contains a greeting to a user with the name Ivan,
whose name is followed by any character, and is not spam.
•
* Ivan\? * – emails containing the phrase Ivan? are accepted.
To disable the use of a certain address or phrase as attributes of spam, it can be
deleted using the Delete button, or the box alongside the text can be unchecked
to disable them.
13.3.5. Additional spam filtration features
In addition to the main features that are used to filter spam (creating white and
black lists, phishing analysis, filtration technologies), Kaspersky Anti-Virus for
Windows Workstations provides you with advanced features.
To configure advanced spam filtration features:
1.
Open the application settings window and select Anti-Spam under
Protection.
2.
Click the Customize button in the Sensitivity section of the settings
window.
3.
Open the Additional tab (see Figure 58).
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The tab lists a series of indicators that will classify email as being, more likely
than not, spam.
Figure 58. Advanced spam recognition settings
To use an additional filtration indicator, check the flag beside it. Each of the
factors also requires that you set a spam factor (in percentage points) that
defines the likelihood that an email will be classified as spam. The default value
for the spam factor is 80%. The email will be marked as spam if the sum of the
likelihoods for all additional factors exceeds 100%.
Spam could be empty e-mails (no subject or body), e-mails containing links to
images or with imbedded images, with text that matches the background color, or
text in a very small font size. Spam can also be e-mails with invisible characters
(the text matches the background color), e-mails containing hidden elements (the
elements are not displayed at all), or incorrect html tags, as well as e-mails
containing scripts (a series of instructions executed when the user opens the email).
If you activate a filter to capture “messages not addressed to me”, you will need
to create a list of trusted addresses accessible through the My Addresses
button. The recipient’s address will be scanned when the e-mail is analyzed. If
the address does not match any of those on your list, the e-mail will be labeled
as spam.
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You can create and edit an address list in the My addresses using the Add,
Edit, and Delete button.
To exclude e-mails forwarded within the intranet (for example, corporate e-mail)
Do not scan internal Microsoft Exchange
from the spam scan, check
Server mail. Note that e-mails will be considered internal mail if all the computers
on the network use Microsoft Office Outlook as their mail client, and if the user email boxes are located on one Exchange server, or these servers must be
connected with X400 connectors. For Anti-Spam to analyze these e-mails,
deselect the checkbox.
13.3.6. Mail Dispatcher
Warning!
Mail Dispatcher is only available if you receive email via POP3 protocol.
Mail Dispatcher is designed for viewing the list of email messages on the server
without downloading them to your computer. This enables you to refuse to
accept messages, saving time and money when working with email and reducing
the likelihood of downloading spam and viruses to your computer.
Open Mail
Mail Dispatcher opens if the Anti-Spam settings window
Dispatcher when receiving email is checked in the Anti-Spam settings.
To delete emails from the server without downloading them onto your computer:
check the boxes on the left of the emails that you want to delete, and click
the Delete button. The emails checked with be deleted from the server.
The rest of your email will be downloaded to your computer after you
close the Mail Dispatcher window.
Sometimes it can be difficult to decide whether to accept a certain email, judging
only by the sender and the email's subject line. In such cases, Mail Dispatcher
gives you more information by downloading the email’s headers.
To view email headers:
select the email from the list of incoming email. The email’s headers will
be displayed in the lower part of the form.
Email headers are not of a significant size, generally a few dozen bytes, and
cannot contain malicious code.
Here is an example of when it might help to view an email’s headers: spammers
have installed a malicious program on a coworker’s computer that sends spam
with his name on it, to everyone on his email client’s contact list. The likelihood
that you are on your coworker's contact list is extremely high, and undoubtedly
your inbox will become full of spam from him. It is impossible to tell, judging by
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the sender’s address alone, whether the email was sent by your coworker or a
spammer. The email headers will however reveal this information, allowing you
to check who sent the email, when, and what size it is, and to trace the email’s
path from the sender to your email server. All this information should be in the
email headers. You can then decide whether it is really necessary to download
that email from the server, or if it is better to delete it.
Note:
You can sort emails by any of the columns of the email list. To sort, click on the
column heading. The rows will be sorted in ascending order. To change the
sorting direction, click on the column heading again.
13.3.7. Actions for spam
If after scanning you find that an email is spam or potential spam, the next steps
that Anti-Spam takes depend on the object status and the action selected. By
default, emails that are spam or potential spam are modified: the markings [!!
SPAM] or [?? Probable Spam] are added to the subject line.
You can select additional actions for spam or potential spam. In Microsoft
Outlook, Outlook Express (Windows Mail) and The Bat! special plug-ins are
provided to do so. For other email clients, you can configure the filtration rules.
13.3.8. Configuring spam processing in
Microsoft Office Outlook
Note that there is no spam plug-in for Microsoft Outlook if you are running the
application under Windows 9x.
Email that is classified by Anti-Spam as spam or potential spam is by default
marked with special markings [!! SPAM] or [?? Probable Spam] in the Subject
line.
Additional actions for spam and potential spam in Outlook can be found on the
special Anti-Spam tab on the Service→ Options menu (see Figure 59).
It opens automatically when the email client is first opened after installing the
program and asks if you to configure spam processing.
You can assign the following processing rules for both spam and potential spam:
Move to folder – spam is moved to the specified folder.
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Copy to folder – a copy is created of the email and it is moved to the
specified folder. The original email stays in your Inbox.
Delete – deletes spam from the user’s mailbox.
Skip – leaves the email in your Inbox.
To do so, select the appropriate value from the dropdown list in the Spam or
Probable spam section.
Figure 59. Configuring spam processing in Microsoft Office Outlook
You can also configure Microsoft Office Outlook and Anti-Spam to work together:
Scan upon receiving. All emails that enter the user’s inbox are initially
processed according to the Outlook rules. After processing is complete, the
Anti-Spam plug-in processes the remaining messages that do not fall under
any of the rules. In other words, emails are processed according to the
priority of the rules. Sometimes the priority sequence may be ignored, if, for
example, a large number of emails arrive in your Inbox at the same time. In
such a case, situations could arise when information about an email
processed by an Outlook rule is logged in the Anti-Spam report as spam. To
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avoid this, we recommend configuring the Anti-Spam plug-in as an Outlook
rule.
Use Microsoft Office Outlook rule. With this option, incoming messages are
processed based on a hierarchy of the Outlook rules created. One of the
rules must be a rule about Anti-Spam processing emails. This is the best
configuration. It will not cause conflicts between Outlook and the Anti-Spam
plug-in. The only drawback to this arrangement is that you must create and
delete spam processing rules through Outlook manually.
The Anti-Spam plug-in cannot be used as an Outlook rule in Microsoft Office XP
if you are running 9x/ME/NT4 due to an error in Outlook XP.
To create a spam processing rule:
1.
Open Microsoft Office Outlook and go to Service →Rules and Alerts
in the main menu. The command for opening the Wizard depends on
your version of Microsoft Office Outlook. This User Guide describes
how to create a rule using Microsoft Office Outlook 2003.
2.
In the Rules and Alerts windows that opens, click New Rule on the Email Rules tab to open the Rules Wizard. The Rule Wizard will guide
you through the following windows and steps:
Step One
You can choose to create a rule from scratch or from a template. Select
Start from a blank rule and select Check messages when they
arrive. Click the Next button.
Step Two
In the Rule Conditions window, click Next without checking any boxes.
Confirm in the dialog box that you want to apply this rule to all emails
received.
Step Three
In the window for selecting actions to apply to messages, check
perform a custom action from action list. In the lower portion of the
window click custom action. In the window that opens, select
Kaspersky Anti-Spam from the dropdown menu and click OK.
Step Four
In the window for selecting exceptions to the rule, click Next without
checking any boxes.
Step Five
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In the window for finishing creating the rule, you can edit its name (the
Turn on this rule
default is Kaspersky Anti-Spam). Make sure that
is checked and click Finish.
3.
The default position for the new rule is first on the rule list in the E-mail
Rules window. If you like, move this rule to the end of the list so it is
applied to the email last.
All incoming emails are processed with these rules. The order in which the rules
are applied depends on their priority, with rules at the top of the list having higher
priority than those lower down. You can change the priority for applying rules to
emails.
If you do not want the Anti-Spam rule to further process emails after a rule is
applied, you must check
Stop processing more rules in the rule settings
(see Step Three in creating a rule).
If you are experienced in creating email processing rules in Outlook, you can
create your own rule for Anti-Spam based on the setup that we have suggested.
13.3.9. Configuring spam processing in
Outlook Express (Windows Mail)
Email that is classified by Anti-Spam as spam or potential spam is by default
marked with special markings [!! SPAM] or [?? Probable Spam] in the Subject
line.
Additional actions for spam and potential spam in Outlook Express (Windows
Mail) can be found in the settings window that opens (see Figure 60) when you
click the Configure button near the Spam and Not Spam buttons on the tasks
panel.
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Figure 60. Configuring spam processing in Microsoft Outlook Express
It opens automatically when you first open the email client after installing the
program, and asks if you want to configure spam processing.
You can assign the following processing rules for both spam and potential spam:
Move to folder – spam is moved to the specified folder.
Copy to folder – a copy is created of the email and it is moved to the
specified folder. The original email stays in your Inbox.
Delete – deletes spam from the user’s mailbox.
Skip – leaves the email in your Inbox.
To assign these rules, select the appropriate value from the dropdown list in the
Spam or Probable spam section.
13.3.10. Configuring spam processing in
The Bat!
Mail client should be restarted after enabling/disablig plugin for Microsoft Outlook
Express.
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Actions for spam and probable spam in The Bat! are defined by the email client’s
own tools.
To set up spam processing rules in The Bat!:
1.
Select Settings from the email client’s Properties menu.
2.
Select Anti-Spam from the settings tree (see Figure 61).
Figure 61. configuring spam recognition and processing in The Bat!
The protection settings for spam presented extend to all anti-spam modules
installed on the computer that support work with The Bat!
You must set the rating level and specify how to respond to emails with a certain
rating (in the case of Anti-Spam, the likelihood that the email is spam):
•
Delete the emails with a rating higher than a given value.
•
Move emails with a given range of ratings to a special folder for spam.
•
Move spam marked with special headers to the spam folder.
•
Leave spam in your Inbox.
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Warning!
After processing an email, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations
assigns a spam or potential spam status to the email based on a factor
(see 13.3.3 on pg. 172) with a value that you can adjust. The Bat! has its own
spam rating method, also based on a spam factor. To ensure that there is no
discrepancy between the spam factor in Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations and in The Bat!, all the emails scanned by Anti-Spam are assigned
a rating in accordance with the email status categories used by The Bat!:
accepted email – 0%, probably spam – 50 %, spam – 100 %.
This way, the spam rating in The Bat! corresponds not to the email factor
assigned in Anti-Spam but to the factor of the corresponding status.
For more details on the spam rating and processing rules, see documentation for
The Bat!
CHAPTER 14. SCANNING FOR
VIRUSES ON THE
COMPUTER
One of the important aspects of protecting your computer is scanning userdefined areas for viruses. Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations can
scan individual items – files, folders, disks, plug-and-play devices – or the entire
computer. Scanning for viruses stops malicious code which has gone undetected
by protection components from spreading.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations includes the following default
scan tasks:
Critical Areas
Scans all critical areas of the computer for viruses, including: system
memory, programs loaded on startup, boot sectors on the hard drive, and
the Windows and system32 system directories. The task aims to detect
active viruses quickly on the system without fully scanning the computer.
My Computer
Scans for viruses on your computer with a thorough inspection of all disk
drives, memory, and files.
Startup Objects
Scans for viruses all programs loaded when the operating system boots.
The default settings for these tasks are the recommended ones. You can edit
these settings (see 14.4.4 on pg. 196) or create a schedule (see 6.5 on pg. 82)
for running tasks.
You also have the option of creating your own tasks (see 14.4.3 on pg. 195) and
creating a schedule for them. For example, you can schedule a scan task for
email databases once per week, or a virus scan task for the My Documents
folder.
In addition, you can scan any object for viruses (for example, the hard drive
where programs and games are, e-mail databases that you've brought home
from work, an archive attached to an e-mail, etc.) without creating a special scan
task. You can select an object to scan from the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for
Windows Workstations interface, or with the standard tools of the Windows
operating system (for example, in the Explorer program window or on your
Desktop).
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You can view a complete list of virus scan tasks for your computer by clicking on
Scan in the left-hand pane of the main application window.
14.1. Managing virus scan tasks
You can run a virus scan task manually or automatically using a schedule
(see 6.5 on pg. 82).
To start a virus scan task manually:
Check the box beside the task name in the Scan section of the main
program window, and click the button on the status bar.
The tasks currently being performed (including tasks created through
Kaspersky Administration Kit) are displayed in the context menu by rightclicking on the system tray icon
To pause a scan task:
button on the status bar. The task status will change to
Click the
paused. This will pause the scan until you start the task again manually or
it starts again automatically according to the schedule.
To stop a scan task:
button on the status bar. The task status will change to
Click the
stopped. This will stop the scan until you start the task again manually or
it starts again automatically according to the schedule. The next time you
run the task, the program will ask if you would like to continue the task
where it stopped or begin it over.
14.2. Creating a list of objects to
scan
To view a list of objects to be scanned for a particular task, select the task name
(for example, My computer) in the Scan section of main program window. The
list of objects will be displayed in the right-hand part of the window under the
status bar (see Figure 62).
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Figure 62. List of objects to scan
Object scan lists are already made for default tasks created when you install the
program. When you create your own tasks or select an object for a virus scan
task, you can create a list of objects.
You can add to or edit an object scan list using the buttons to the right of the list.
To add a new scan object to the list, click the Add button, and in the window that
opens select the object to be scanned.
For the user’s convenience, you can add categories to a scan area such as user
mailboxes, RAM, startup objects, operating system backup, and files in the
Kaspersky Anti-Virus Quarantine folder.
In addition, when you add a folder that contains embedded objects to a scan
area, you can edit the recursion by selecting an item in the scan list, opening a
shortcut menu, and using the Include Subfolders option.
To delete an object, select it from the list (when you do so, the name of the
object will be highlighted in gray) and click the Delete button. You can
temporarily disable scanning for individual objects for any task without deleting
them from the list. To do so, uncheck the box beside the object that you do not
want scanned.
To start a scan task, click the Scan button, or select Start from the menu that
opens when you click the Actions button.
In addition, you can select an object to be scanned with the standard tools of the
Windows operating system (for example, in the Explorer program window or on
your Desktop, etc.) (see Figure 63). To do so, select the object, open the
Windows context menu by right-clicking, and select Scan for Viruses.
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Figure 63. Scanning objects from the Windows context menu
14.3. Creating virus scan tasks
To scan objects on your computer for viruses, you can use built-in scan tasks
included with the program and create your own tasks. New scan tasks are
created using existing tasks that a template.
To create a new virus scan task:
1.
Select the task with the settings closest to those you need, in the Scan
section of the main program window.
2.
Open the context menu by right-clicking on the task name, or click the
Actions button to the right of the scan object list, and select Save as....
3.
Enter the name for the new task in the window that opens and click OK.
A task with that name will then appear in the list of tasks in the Scan
section of the main program window.
Warning!
There is a limit to the number of tasks that the user can create. The maximum is
four tasks.
The new task is a copy of the one it was based on. You need to continue setting
it up by creating an scan object list (see 14.2 on pg. 188), setting up properties
that govern the task (see 14.4 on pg. 191), and, if necessary, configuring a
schedule (see 6.5 on pg. 82) for running the task automatically.
To rename a created task:
Select the task in the Scan section of the main program window. Rightclick on the task’s name to open the context menu, or click the Actions
button on the right of the list of scan objects, and select Rename.
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Enter the new name for the task in the window that opens and click OK.
The task name will also be changed in the Scan section.
To delete a created task:
Select the task in the Scan section of the main program window. Rightclick on the task’s name to open the context menu, or click the Actions
button on the right of the list of scan objects, and select Delete.
You will be asked to confirm that that you want to delete the task. The
task will then be deleted from the list of tasks in the Scan section.
Warning!
You can only rename and delete tasks that you have created.
14.4. Configuring virus scan tasks
The methods are used to scan objects on your computer are determined by the
properties assigned for each task.
To configure task settings:
open the application settings window and select a task by name under
Scan.
You can use the settings window for each task to:
•
Select the security level that the task will use (see 14.4.1 on pg. 192)
•
Edit advanced settings:
•
define what file types are to be scanned for viruses (see 14.4.2
on pg. 193)
•
configure task start using a different user profile (see 6.4 on
pg. 81)
•
configure advanced scan settings (see 14.4.5 on pg. 198)
•
restore default scan settings (see 14.4.3 on pg. 195)
•
select an action that the program will apply when it detects an infected or
suspicious object (see 14.4.4 on pg. 196)
•
create a schedule (see 6.5 on pg. 82) to automatically run tasks.
•
In addition, you can configure global settings (see 14.4.6 on pg. 199) for
running all tasks.
The following sections examine the task settings listed above in detail.
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14.4.1. Selecting a security level
Each virus scan task can be assigned a security level (see Figure 64):
High – the most complete scan of the entire computer or individual disks, folders,
or files. You are advised to use this level if you suspect that a virus has
infected your computer.
Recommended – Kaspersky Lab experts recommend this level. The same files
will be scanned as for the High setting, except for email databases.
Low – level with settings that let you comfortably use resource-intensive
applications, since the scope of files scanned is reduced.
Figure 64. Selecting a virus scan security level
By default, file scanning level is set to Recommended.
You can raise or lower the scan security level by selecting the level you want or
changing the settings for the current level.
To edit the security level:
Adjust the sliders. By adjusting the security level, you define the ratio of
scan speed to the total number of files scanned: the fewer files are
scanned for viruses, the higher the scan speed.
If none of the file security levels listed meet your needs, you can customize the
scan settings. To do so, select the level that is closest to what you need as a
starting point and edit its settings. If you do so, the level will be renamed as
Custom.
To modify the settings for a security level:
click the Settings button in the task settings window. Edit the scan
settings in the window that opens and click OK.
As a result, a fourth security level will be created, Custom settings,
which contains the scan settings that you configured.
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14.4.2. Specifying the types of objects to
scan
By specifying the types of objects to scan, you establish which file formats, files
sizes, and drives will be scanned for viruses when this task runs.
The file types scanned are defined in the File types section (see Figure 65).
Select one of the three options:
Scan all files. With this option, all objects will be scanned without exception.
Scan programs and documents (by content). If you select this group of
programs, only potentially infected files will be scanned – files into which a
virus could imbed itself.
Note:
There are files in which viruses cannot insert themselves, since the
contents of such files does not contain anything for the virus to hook onto.
An example would be .txt files.
And vice versa, there are file formats that contain or can contain
executable code. Examples would be the formats .exe, .dll, or .doc. The
risk of insertion and activation of malicious code in such files is fairly high.
Before searching for viruses in an object, its internal header is analyzed
for the file format (txt, doc, exe, etc.).
Scan programs and documents (by extension). In this case, the program
will only scan potentially infected files, and in doing so, the file format will be
determined by the filename’s extension. Using the link, you can review a list
of file extensions that are scanned with this option (see A.1 on pg. 302).
Tip:
Do not forget that someone could send a virus to your computer with the
extension .txt that is actually an executable file renamed as a .txt file. If you
select the
Scan programs and documents (by extension) option, the scan
would skip such a file. If the
Scan programs and documents (by contents)
is selected, the program will analyze file headers, discover that the file is an .exe
file, and thoroughly scan it for viruses.
In the Productivity section, you can specify that only new files and those that
have been modified since the previous scan or new files should be scanned for
viruses. This mode noticeably reduces scan time and increases the program’s
performance speed. To do so, you must check
Scan only new and changed
files. This mode extends to simple and compound files.
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Figure 65. Configuring scan settings
You can also set time and file size limits for scanning in the Productivity section.
Skip if scan takes longer than... secs. Check this option and enter the
maximum scan time for an object. If this time is exceeded, this object will be
removed from the scan queue.
Skip if object is larger than…MB. Check this option and enter the maximum
size for an object. If this size is exceeded, this object will be removed from
the scan queue.
In the Compound files section, specify which compound files will be analyzed
for viruses:
Scan All/Only New archives – scan .rar, .arj, .zip, .cab, .lha, .jar, and .ice
archives.
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Warning!
Kaspersky Anti-Virus does not delete compressed file formats that it does not
support (for example, .ha, .uue, .tar) automatically, even if you select the option
of automatically curing or deleting if the objects cannot be cured.
To delete such compressed files, click the Delete archives link in the dangerous
object detection notification. This notification will be displayed on the screen after
the program begins processing objects detected during the scan. You can also
delete infected archives manually.
Scan all/only new embedded OLE objects– scan objects imbedded in files
(for example, Excel spreadsheets or a macro imbedded in a Microsoft Word
file, email attachments, etc.).
You can select and scan all files or only new ones for each type of compound
file. To do so, use the link next to the name of the object. It changes its value
when you left-click on it. If the Productivity section has been set up only to scan
new and modified files, you will not be able to select the type of compound files
to be scanned.
Parse email formats – scan email files and email databases. If this checkbox
is enabled, Kaspersky Anti-Virus dissects the mail format file and analyzes
each component of the e-mail (body, attachments, etc.) for viruses. If this
box is not checked, the file format file will be scanned as a single object.
Please note, when scanning password-protected email databases:
•
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations detects malicious code in
Microsoft Office Outlook 2000 databases but does not disinfect them;
•
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations does not support scans
for malicious code in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 protected databases.
Scan password-protected archives – scans password protected archives.
With this feature, a window will request a password before scanned archived
objects. If this box is not checked, password-protected archives will be
skipped.
14.4.3. Restoring default scan settings
When configuring scan task settings, you can always return to the recommended
settings. Kaspersky Lab considers them to be optimal and has combined them in
the Recommended security level.
To restore the default scan settings:
1.
Select the task name in the Scan section of the main window and
use the Settings link to open the task settings window.
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2.
Click the Default button in the Security Level section.
14.4.4. Selecting actions for objects
If a file is found to be infected or suspicious during a scan, the program’s next
steps depend on the object status and the action selected.
One of the following statuses can be assigned to the object after the scan:
•
Malicious program status (for example, virus, Trojan).
•
Potentially infected, when the scan cannot determine whether the object
is infected. This means that the code in the file contains a section of code
that resembles a known but modified virus, or is reminiscent of the
structure of a virus sequence.
By default, all infected files are disinfected, and if they are potentially infected,
they are sent to Quarantine.
To edit an action for an object:
select the task name in the Scan of the main program window and use
the Settings link to open the task settings window. The possible
responses are displayed in the appropriate sections(see Figure 66).
Figure 66. Selecting actions for dangerous objects
If the action selected was
When it detects a malicious or
potentially infected object
Prompt for action when the scan
is complete
The program does not process the
objects until the end of the scan. When
the scan is complete, the statistics
window will pop up with a list of objects
detected, and you will be asked if you
want to process the objects.
Prompt for action during the
scan
The program will issue a warning
message containing information about
what malicious code has infected or
Scanning for viruses on the computer
If the action selected was
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When it detects a malicious or
potentially infected object
potentially infected the file, and gives
you the choice of one of the following
actions.
Do not prompt for action
The program records information
about objects detected in the report
without processing them or notifying
the user. You are advised not to use
this feature, since infected and
potentially infected objects stay on
your computer and it is practically
impossible to avoid infection.
Do not prompt for action
The program attempts to treat the
object detected without asking the user
for confirmation. If disinfection fails, the
file will be assigned the status of
potentially infected, and it will be
moved to Quarantine (see 17.1 on
pg. 218). Information about this is
recorded in the report (see 17.3 on
pg. 224). Later you can attempt to
disinfect this object.
Disinfect
Do not prompt for action
Disinfect
Delete if disinfection fails
Do not prompt for action
Disinfect
The program attempts to treat the
object detected without asking the user
for confirmation. If the object cannot be
disinfected, it is deleted.
The program automatically deletes the
object
Delete
Before treating or deleting an object, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations creates a backup copy of it, and sends it to Backup (see 17.2 on
pg. 222) in case the object needs to be restored or an opportunity arises later to
treat it.
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14.4.5. Additional virus scan settings
In addition to configuring the basic virus scan settings, you can also use
advanced settings (see Figure 67):
Enable iChecker technology – uses technology that can increase the scan
speed by excluding certain objects from the scan. An object is excluded from
the scan using a special algorithm that takes into account the release date of
the threat signatures, the date the object was last scanned, and
modifications to scan settings.
For example, you have an archived file that the program scanned and
assigned the status of not infected. The next time, the program will skip this
archive, unless it has been modified or the scan settings have been
changed. If the structure of the archive has changed because a new object
has been added to it, if the scan settings have changed, or if the threat
signatures have been updated, the program will scan the archive again.
There are limitations to iChecker™: it does not work with large files and only
applies to objects with a structure that Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations recognizes (for example, .exe, .dll, .lnk, .ttf, .inf, .sys, .com,
.chm, .zip, .rar).
Figure 67. Advanced scan settings
Scanning for viruses on the computer
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Enable iSwift technology. This technology is a development of iChecker
technology for computers using an NTFS file system. There are limitations to
iSwift: it is bound to a specific location for the file in the file system and can
only be applied to objects in an NTFS file system.
iSwift technology is not available on computers running Microsoft Windows
98SE/ME/XP64.
Record information about dangerous objects to program statistics –
save information about detected dangerous objects to general program
statistics and display a list of threats detected during the scan on the
Detected tab of the report (see 17.3.2 on pg. 227) window. If this option is
disabled the information about dangerous objects will not be displayed in the
report and it will be impossible to process data.
Concede resources to other applications – pause that virus scan task if the
processor is busy with other applications.
14.4.6. Setting up global scan settings for
all tasks
Each scan task is executed according to its own settings. By default, the tasks
created when you install the program on your computer use the settings
recommended by Kaspersky Lab.
You can configure global scan settings for all tasks. You will use a set of
properties used to scan an individual object for viruses as a starting point.
To assign global scan settings for all tasks:
1.
Select the Scan section in the left-hand part of the main program
window and click Settings.
2.
In the settings window that opens, configure the scan settings: Select
the security level (see 14.4.1 on pg. 192), configure advanced level
settings, and select an action (see 14.4.4 on pg. 196) for objects.
3.
To apply these new settings to all tasks, click the Apply button in the
Other scan tasks section. Confirm the global settings that you have
selected in the popup dialogue box.
CHAPTER 15. TESTING
KASPERSKY ANTI-VIRUS
FEATURES
After installing and configuring Kaspersky Anti-Virus, we recommend that you
verify that settings and program operation are correct using a test virus and
variations of it.
15.1. The EICAR test virus and its
variations
The test virus was specially developed by
(The European Institute for
Computer Antivirus Research) for testing antivirus functionality.
The test virus IS NOT A VIRUS and does not contain program code that could
damage your computer. However, most antivirus programs will identify it as a
virus.
Never use real viruses to test the functionality of an antivirus!
You can download the test virus from
http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm.
the
official
EICAR
website:
The file that you downloaded from the EICAR website contains the body of a
standard test virus. Kaspersky Anti-Virus will detected, label it a virus, and take
the action set for that object type.
To test the reactions of Kaspersky Anti-Virus when different types of objects are
detected, you can modify the contents of the standard test virus by adding one of
the prefixes in the table shown here.
Prefix
Test virus status
Corresponding action when the
application
processes
the
object
No
prefix,
standard test
virus
The file contains a test
virus. You cannot disinfect
the object.
The application will identify the
object as malicious and not
subject to treatment and will
delete it.
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Prefix
Test virus status
Corresponding action when the
application
processes
the
object
CORR–
Corrupted.
The application could access the
object but could not scan it, since
the object is corrupted (for
example, the file structure is
breached, or it is an invalid file
format).
SUSP–
WARN–
The file contains a test
virus (modification). You
cannot disinfect the object.
This object is a modification of a
known virus or an unknown virus.
At the time of detection, the threat
signature databases do not
contain a description of the
procedure for treating this object.
The application will place the
object in Quarantine to be
processed later with updated
threat signatures.
ERRO–
Processing error.
An
error
occurred
while
processing
the
object:
the
application cannot access the
object being scanned, since the
integrity of the object has been
breached (for example, no end to
a multivolume archive) or there is
no connection to it (if the object is
being scanned on a network
drive).
CURE–
The file contains a test
virus. It can be cured.
The object contains a virus that
can be cured. The application will
scan the object for viruses, after
which it will be fully cured.
The object is subject to
disinfection, and the text of
the body of the virus will
change to CURE.
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Prefix
Test virus status
Corresponding action when the
application
processes
the
object
DELE–
The file contains a test
virus. You cannot disinfect
the object.
This object contains a virus that
cannot be disinfected or is a
Trojan. The application deletes
these objects.
The first column of the table contains the prefixes that need to be added to the
beginning of the string for a standard test virus. The second column describes
the status and reaction of Kaspersky Anti-Virus to various types of test virus. The
third column contains information on objects with the same status that the
application has processed.
Values in the anti-virus scan settings determine the action taken on each of the
objects.
15.2. Testing File Anti-Virus
To test the functionality File Anti-Virus;
1.
Create a folder on a disk, copy to it the test virus downloaded from
the organization's official website (see 15.1 on pg. 200), and the
modifications of the test virus that you created.
2.
Allow all events to be logged so the report file retains data on
corrupted objects and objects not scanned because of errors. To do
Log non-critical events in the report settings window.
so, check
3.
Run the test virus or a modification of it.
File Anti-Virus will intercept your attempt to access the file, will scan it, and will
inform you that it has detected a dangerous object:
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When you select different options for dealing with detected objects, you can test
File Anti-Virus's reaction to detecting various object types.
You can view details on File Anti-Virus performance in the report on the
component.
15.3. Testing Virus scan tasks
To test Virus scan tasks:
1.
Create a folder on a disk, copy to it the test virus downloaded from the
organization's official website (see 15.1 on pg. 200), and the
modifications of the test virus that you created.
2.
Create a new virus scan task (see 14.3 on pg. 190) and select the folder
containing the set of test viruses as the objects to scan (see 14.2 on
pg. 188).
3.
Allow all events to be logged so the report file retains data on corrupted
objects and objects not scanned because of errors. To do so, check
Log non-critical events in the report settings window.
4.
Run the virus scan task (see 14.1 on pg. 188).
When you run a scan, as suspicious or infected objects are detected,
notifications will be displayed on screen will information about the objects,
prompting the user for the next action to take:
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This way, by selecting different options for actions, you can test Kaspersky AntiVirus reactions to detecting various object types.
You can view details on virus scan task performance in the report on the
component.
CHAPTER 16. PROGRAM
UPDATES
Keeping your anti-virus software up-to-date is an investment in your computer’s
security. Because new viruses, Trojans, and malicious software emerge daily, it
is important to regularly update the application to keep your information
constantly protected.
Updating the application involves the following components being downloaded
and installed on your computer:
•
Threat signatures, network attack signatures, and network drivers
Information on your computer is protected using a database containing
threat signatures and network attack profiles. The protection components
that provide protection use the database of threat signatures to search for
and disinfect harmful objects on your computer. The signatures are added
to every hour, with records of new threats and methods to combat them.
Therefore, it is recommended that they are updated on a regular basis.
In addition to the threat signatures and the network attack database,
network drivers that enable protection components to intercept network
traffic are updated.
Previous versions of Kaspersky Lab applications have supported
standard and extended database sets. Each database dealt with
protecting your computer against different types of dangerous objects. In
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations you don’t need to worry
about selecting the appropriate threat signature set. Now our products
use an threat signatures that protect you from both malicious and
potentially dangerous objects, and from hacker attacks.
•
Application modules
In addition to the signatures, you can upgrade the modules for Kaspersky
Anti-Virus. New application updates appear regularly.
The main update source for Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations is
Kaspersky Lab’s update servers.
To download available updates from the update servers, your computer must be
connected to the Internet.
If you do not have access to Kaspersky Lab’s update servers (for example, your
computer is not connected to the Internet), you can call the Kaspersky Lab main
office at +7 (495) 797-87-00, +7 (495) 645-79-39 or, +7 (495) 956-70-00 to
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request contact information for Kaspersky Lab partners, who can provide you
with zipped updates on floppy disks or CDs.
Updates can be downloaded in one of the following modes:
•
Automatically. Kaspersky Anti-Virus checks the update source for updates
at specified intervals. During virus outbreaks, the check frequency may
increase, and decrease when they are gone. If it finds new updates, AntiVirus downloads them and installs them on the computer. This is the
default setting.
•
By schedule. Updating is scheduled to start at a specified time.
•
Manually. With this option, you launch the Updater manually.
During updating, the application compares the threat signatures and application
modules on your computer with the versions available on the update server. If
your computer has the latest version of the signatures and application modules,
you will see a notification window confirming that your computer is up-do-date. If
the signatures and modules on your computer differ from those on the update
server, only the missing part of the updates will be downloaded. The Updater
does not download threat signatures and modules that you already have, which
significantly increases download speed and saves Internet traffic.
Before updating threat signatures, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations creates backup copies of them, that can be used if a rollback
(see 16.2 on pg. 207) is required. If, for example, the update process corrupts
the threat signatures and leaves them unusable, you can easily roll back to the
previous version and try to update the signatures later.
You can distribute the updates retrieved to a local source while updating the
application (see 16.4.4 on pg. 215). This feature allows you to update databases
and modules used by 6.0 applications on networked computers to conserve
bandwidth.
16.1. Starting the Updater
You can begin the update process at any time. It will run from the update source
that you have selected (see 16.4.1 on pg. 209).
You can start the Updater from:
•
the context menu (see 4.2 on pg. 49).
•
from the program’s main window (see 4.3 on pg. 50)
To start the Updater from the shortcut menu:
1.
Right click the application icon in the system tray to open the shortcut
menu.
Program updates
2.
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Select Update.
To start the Updater from the main program window:
1.
Select Update in the Service section.
2.
Click the Update now! Button in the right panel of the main window or
use the button on the status bar.
The update progress will be displayed in a special window, which can be hidden
by clicking Close. The update will continue with the window hidden.
Note that updates are distributed to the local source during the update process,
provided that this service is enabled (see 16.4.4 on pg. 215).
16.2. Rolling back to the previous
update
Every time you start the Updater, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations creates a backup copy of the current threat signatures before it
starts downloading updates. This way you can return to using the previous
version of signatures if an update fails.
To rollback to the previous version of threat signatures:
1.
Select the Update component in the Service section of the main
program window.
2.
Click the Rollback button in the right panel of the main program
window.
16.3. Creating update tasks
Kaspersky Anti-Virus has a built-in update task for updating program modules
and threat signatures. You can also create your own update tasks with various
settings and start schedules.
For example, you installed Kaspersky Anti-Virus on a laptop that you use at
home and at your office. At home, you update the program from the Kaspersky
Lab update servers, and at the office, from a local folder that stores the updates
you need. Use two different tasks to avoid having to change update settings
every time you change locations.
To create an advanced update task:
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1.
Select Update from the Service section of the main program window,
open the context menu by right-clicking, and select Save as.
2.
Enter the name for the task in the window that opens and click OK. A
task with that name will then appear in the Service section of the main
program window.
Warning!
Kaspersky Anti-Virus has a limit to the number of update tasks that the user can
create. The maximum is two tasks.
The new task inherits all the properties of the task it is based on, except for the
schedule settings. The default automatic scan setting for the new task is
disabled.
After creating the task, configuring advanced settings: specify the update source
(see 16.4.1 on pg. 208), network connection settings (see 16.4.3 on pg. 213),
and if necessary, enable tasks under another profile (see 6.4 on pg. 81) and
configure the schedule (see 6.5 on pg. 82).
To rename a task:
Select the task from the Service section of the main program window,
open the context menu by right-clicking, and select Rename.
Enter the new name for the task in the window that opens and click OK. The task
name will then be changed in the Service section.
To delete a task:
Select the task from the Service section of the main program window,
open the context menu by right-clicking, and select Rename.
Confirm that you want to delete the task in the confirmation window. The task will
then be deleted from the list of tasks in the Service section.
Warning!
You can only rename and delete tasks that you have created.
16.4. Configuring update settings
The Updater settings specify the following parameters:
•
The source from which the updates are downloaded and installed
(see 16.4.1 on pg. 209)
•
Application update mode and the specific items updated (see 16.4.2 on
pg. 211);
Program updates
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Update frequency if updates run on schedule (see 6.5 on pg. 82);
•
Account under which the update will run (see 6.4 on pg. 81);
•
The requirement to copy downloaded updates to a local directory
(see 16.4.4 on pg. 215).
•
What actions are to be performed after updating is complete (see 16.4.5
on pg. 216)
The following sections examine these aspects in detail.
16.4.1. Selecting an update source
The update source is some resource, containing updates for the threat
signatures and Kaspersky Anti-Virus application modules.
You can use the following as update sources:
•
Administration Server – a centralized update repository located on the
Kaspersky Administration Kit Administration Server (for more details, see
the Administrator User’s Guide for Kaspersky Administration Kit).
•
Kaspersky Lab’s update servers – special web sites containing available
updates for the threat signatures and application modules for all
Kaspersky Lab products.
•
FTP or HTTP server or local or network folder – local server or folder that
contains the latest updates.
If you cannot access Kaspersky Lab’s update servers (for example, you have no
Internet connection), you can call the Kaspersky Lab main office at +7 (495) 79787-00, +7 (495) 645-79-39 or +7 (495) 956-70-00 to request contact information
for Kaspersky Lab partners, who can provide zipped updates on floppy disks or
CDs.
Warning!
When requesting updates on removable media, please specify whether you want
to have the updates for application modules as well.
You can copy the updates from a disk and upload them to a FTP or HTTP site, or
save them in a local or network folder.
Select the update source on the Update source tab (see Figure 68).
By default, the updates are downloaded from Kaspersky Lab’s update servers.
The list of addresses which this item represents cannot be edited. When
updating, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations calls this list, selects
the address of the first server, and tries to download files from this server. If
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updates cannot be downloaded from the first server, the application tries to
connect to each of the servers in turn until it is successful.
To download updates from another FTP or HTTP site:
1.
Click Add.
2.
In the Select Update Source dialog box, select the target FTP or
HTTP site or specify the IP address, character name, or URL
address of this site in the Source field. When selecting an ftp site as
an update source, authentication settings must be entered in the
URL of the server in the format ftp://user:[email protected]
Figure 68. Selecting an update source
Warning!
If you selected a resource outside the LAN for updates, you will need an Internet
connection to retrieve the updates.
To update from a local folder:
1.
Click Add.
2.
In the Select Update Source dialog box, select a folder or specify
the full path to this folder in the Source field.
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Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations adds new update sources at the
top of the list, and automatically enables the source, by checking the box beside
the source name.
If several resources are selected as update sources, the application tries to
connect to them one after another, starting from the top of the list, and retrieves
the updates from the first available source. You can change the order of sources
in the list using the Move up and Move down buttons.
To edit the list, use the Add, Edit and Remove buttons. The only source you
cannot edit or delete is the one labeled Kaspersky Lab’s update servers.
If you use Kaspersky Lab’s update servers as the update source, you can select
the optimal server location for downloading updates. Kaspersky Lab has servers
in several countries. Choosing the Kaspersky Lab update server closest to you
will save you time and download updates faster.
To choose the closest server, check
Define region (do not use autodetect)
and select the country closest to your current location from the dropdown list. If
you check this box, updates will run taking the region selected in the list into
account. This checkbox is deselected by default and information about the
current region from the operating system registry is used.
16.4.2. Selecting an update method and
what to update
When configuring updating settings, it is important to define what will be updated
and what update method will be used.
Update objects (see Figure 69) are the components that will be updated:
•
threat signatures
•
network drivers that enable protection components to intercept network
traffic
•
network attack databases used by Anti-Hacker
•
program modules
The threat signatures, network drivers, and network attack database are always
updated, whereas the application modules are updated only if the corresponding
mode is selected.
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Figure 69. Selecting update objects
If you want to download and install updates for program modules:
Check
Update program modules in the Update Settings dialog box
of the Update service.
If there is an application module update on the update source, the
application will download the required updates and apply them after the
system is restarted. Downloaded module updates will not be installed until
the computer is restarted.
If the next program update occurs before the computer is restarted and
the previously downloaded application module updates are installed,
threat signatures only will be updated.
Update method (see Figure 70) defines how the Updater is started. You can
select one of these methods in the Run mode section:
Automatically. Kaspersky Anti-Virus checks the update source for updates at
specified intervals. If it finds new updates, Anti-Virus downloads them and
installs them on the computer. This mode is used by default.
If a network resource is specified as an update source, Kaspersky Anti-Virus
for Windows Workstations tries to launch updating after a certain amount of
time has elapsed as specified in the previous update package. If a local
folder is selected as an update source, the application tries to download the
updates from the local folder at a frequency specified in the update package
that was downloaded during the last updating. This option allows Kaspersky
Lab to regulate the updating frequency in case of virus outbreaks and other
potentially dangerous situations. Your application will receive the latest
updates for the threat signatures, network attacks, and software modules in
a timely manner, thus excluding the possibility for malicious software to
penetrate your computer.
Figure 70. Selecting an update run mode
By schedule. Updating is scheduled to start at a specified time. By default,
scheduled updates will occur every 2 hours. To edit the default schedule,
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click the Change... button near the mode title and make the necessary
changes in the window that opens (for more details, see 6.5 on pg. 82).
Manually. With this option, you start the Updater manually. Kaspersky AntiVirus for Windows Workstations notifies you when it needs to be updated:
•
A popup message, informing you that updating is required, appears
above the application icon in the system tray (if notices are enabled;
see 17.11.1 on pg. 254)
•
The second indicator in the main program window informs you that your
computer is out-of-date (see 5.1.1 on pg. 56)
•
A recommendation, that the application needs updating, appears in the
message section in the main program window (see 4.3 on pg. 50)
16.4.3. Configuring connection settings
If you set up the program to retrieve updates from Kaspersky Lab’s update
servers, or from other FTP or HTTP sites, you are advised to first check your
connection settings.
All settings are grouped on a special tab – LAN Settings(see Figure 71).
Figure 71. Configuring network update settings
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Check
Use passive FTP mode if possible if you download the updates from
an FTP server in passive mode (for example, through a firewall). If you are
working in active FTP mode, clear this checkbox.
In the Connection timeout (sec) field, assign the time allotted for connection
with the update server. If the connection fails, once this time has elapsed the
program will attempt to connect to the next update server. This continues until a
connection is successfully made or until all the available update servers are
attempted.
Use proxy server if you are using a proxy server to access the
Check
Internet and, if necessary, select the following settings:
•
Select the proxy server settings that will be used during updating:
Automatically detect the proxy server settings. If you select this
option, the proxy settings are detected automatically using WPAD
(Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Protocol). If this protocol cannot detect
the address, Kaspersky Anti-Virus will use the proxy server settings
specified in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Use custom proxy settings – Use a proxy that is different from that
specified in the browser connection settings. In the Address field,
enter either the IP address or the symbolic name of the proxy
server, and specify the number of the proxy port in the Port field.
•
Specify whether authentication is required on the proxy server.
Authentication is the process of verifying user registration data for access
control purposes.
If authentication is required to connect to the proxy server, check
Specify authentification data and specify the username and password
in the fields below. In this event, first NTLM authentication and then
BASIC authentication will be attempted.
If this checkbox is not selected or if the data is not entered, NTLM
authentication will be attempted using the user account used to start the
update (see 6.4 on pg. 81).
If the proxy server requires authentication and you did not enter the
username and password or the data specified were not accepted by the
proxy server for some reason, a window will pop up when updates start,
asking for a username and password for authentication. If authentication
is successful, the username and password will be used at next updates.
Otherwise, the authentication settings will be requested again.
To avoid using a proxy when the update source is a local folder, select the
Bypass proxy server for local addresses.
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This feature is unavailable under Windows 9X/NT 4.0. However, the proxy server
is by default not used for local addresses.
16.4.4. Update distribution
The update copying feature makes it possible to optimize the load on your
business’s network. Updates are copied in two stages:
1.
One of the computers on the network retrieves an application and
threat signature update package from the Kaspersky Lab web
servers or from another web resource hosting a current set of
updates. The updates retrieved are placed in a public access folder.
2.
Other computers on the network access the public access folder to
retrieve application updates.
Update distribution folder
To enable update distribution, select the
checkbox on the Additional tab (see Figure 72), and in the field below, specify
the shared folder where updates retrieved will be placed. You can enter the path
manually or selected in the window that opens when you click Browse. If the
checkbox is selected, updates will automatically be copied to this folder when
they are retrieved.
Figure 72. Copy updates tool settings
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Note that Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 only retrieves update packages for v. 6.0
applications from the Kaspersky Lab update servers. We recommend copying
updates for other Kaspersky Lab applications through Kaspersky Administration
Kit.
If you want other computers on the network to update from the folder that
contains updates copied from the Internet, you must take the following steps:
1.
Grant public access to this folder.
2.
Specify the shared folder as the update source on the network
computers in the Updater settings.
16.4.5. Actions after updating the program
Every threat signature update contains new records that protect your computer
from the latest threats.
Kaspersky Lab recommends that you scan quarantined objects and startup
objects each time after the database is updated.
Why these objects should be scanned?
The quarantine area contains objects that have been flagged by the program as
suspicious or possibly infected (see 17.1 on pg. 218). Using the latest version of
the threat signatures, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations may be
able to identify the threat and eliminate it.
By default, the application scans quarantined objects after each threat signature
update. You are also advised to periodically view the quarantined objects
because their statuses can change after several scans. Some objects can then
be restored to their previous locations, and you will be able to continue working
with them.
To disable scans of quarantined objects, uncheck
Action after update section.
Rescan Quarantine in the
Startup objects are critical for the safety of your computer. If one of them is
infected with a malicious application, this could cause an operating system
startup failure. Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations has a built-in
scan task for startup objects (see Chapter 14 on pg. 187). You are advised to
set up a schedule for this task so that it is launched automatically after each
threat signature update (see 6.5 on pg. 82).
CHAPTER 17. ADVANCED
OPTIONS
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations has other features that expand
its functionality.
The program places some objects in special storage areas, in order to ensure
maximum protection of data with minimum losses.
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Backup contains copies of objects that Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations has changed or deleted (see 17.2 on pg. 222). If any object
contained information that was important to you and could not be fully
recovered during anti-virus processing, you can always restore the object
from its backup copy.
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Quarantine contains potentially infected objects that could not be
processed using the current threat signatures (see 17.1 on pg. 218).
It is recommended that you periodically examine the list of stored objects. Some
of them may already be outdated, and some may have been restored.
The advanced options include a number of diverse useful features. For example:
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Technical Support provides comprehensive assistance with Kaspersky
Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations (see 17.6 on pg. 244). Kaspersky
provides you with several channels for support, including on-line support
and a questions and comments forum for program users.
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The Notifications feature sets up user notifications about key events for
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations (see 17.11.1 on pg. 254).
These could be either events of an informative nature, or critical errors
that must be eliminated immediately.
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Self-Defense protects the program's own files from being modified or
damaged by hackers, blocks remote administration from using the
program's features, and restricts other users on your computer from
performing certain actions in Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations (see 17.11.1.2 on pg. 257). For example, changing the level
of protection can significantly influence information security on your
computer.
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License Key Manager can obtain detailed information on the license used,
activate your copy of the program, and manage license key files (see 17.5
on pg. 242).
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The program also provides a Help section (see 17.4 on pg. 241) and detailed
reports (see 17.3 on pg. 224) on the operation of all protection components and
update and virus scan tasks.
Creating the monitored ports list can regulate which Kaspersky Anti-Virus for
Windows Workstations modules control data transferred on select ports
(see 17.7 on pg. 245).
The Rescue Disk allows restoring your computer’s functionality after an infection
(see 17.10 on pg. 250). This is particularly helpful when you cannot boot your
computer’s operating system after malicious code has damaged system files.
You can also change the appearance of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations and can customize the program interface (see 17.9 on pg. 249).
The following sections discuss these features in more detail.
17.1. Quarantine for potentially
infected objects
Quarantine is a special storage area that holds potentially infected objects.
Potentially infected objects are objects that are suspected of being infected
with viruses or modifications of them.
Why potentially infected? This are several reasons why it is not always possible
to determine whether an object is infected:
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The code of the object scanned resembles a known threat but is partially
modified.
Threat signatures contain threats that have already been studied by
Kaspersky Lab. If a malicious program is modified by a hacker but these
changes have not yet been entered into the signatures, Kaspersky AntiVirus for Windows Workstations classifies the object infected with this
changed malicious program as being potentially infected, and indicates
what threat this infection resembles.
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The code of the object detected is reminiscent in structure of a malicious
program, although nothing similar is recorded in the threat signatures.
It is quite possible that this is a new type of threat, so Kaspersky AntiVirus for Windows Workstations classifies the object as a potentially
infected object.
The heuristic code analyzer detects potential viruses. This mechanism is fairly
effective and very rarely produces false positives.
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A potentially infected object can be detected and placed in quarantine by File
Anti-Virus, Mail Anti-Virus, Proactive Defense or in the course of a virus scan.
You can place an object in quarantine by clicking Quarantine in the notification
that pops up when a potentially infected object is detected.
When you place an object in Quarantine, it is moved, not copied. The object is
deleted from the disk or email and is saved in the Quarantine folder. Files in
Quarantine are saved in a special format and are not dangerous.
17.1.1. Actions with quarantined objects
The total number of objects in Quarantine is displayed by selecting the Data files
item in the Service area of the application’s main window. In the right-hand part
of the screen the Quarantine section displays:
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the number of potentially infected objects detected during Kaspersky AntiVirus for Windows Workstations operation;
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the current size of Quarantine.
Here you can delete all objects in the quarantine with the Clean up button. Note
that in doing so the Backup files and report files will also be deleted.
To access objects in Quarantine:
left-click in any part of the Quarantine section.
You can take the following actions on the Quarantine tab (see Figure 73):
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Move a file to Quarantine that you suspect is infected but the program did
not detect. To do so, click Add and select the file in the standard selection
window. It will be added to the list with the status added by user.
If a file is quarantined manually and after a subsequent scan turns out to
be uninfected, its status after the scan will not immediately be changed
to OK. This will only occur if the scan took place after a certain amount of
time (at least three days) after quarantining the file.
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Figure 73. List of quarantined objects
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Scan and disinfect all potentially infected objects in Quarantine using the
current threat signatures by clicking, click Scan all.
After scanning and disinfecting any quarantined object, its status may
change to infected, potentially infected, false positive, OK, etc.
The infected status means that the object has been identified as infected
but it could not be treated. You are advised to delete such objects.
All objects marked false positive can be restored, since their former status
as potentially infected was not confirmed by the program once scanned
again.
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Restore the files to a folder selected by the user or their original folder
prior to Quarantine (default). To restore an object, select it from the list
and click Restore. When restoring objects from archives, email
databases, and email format files placed in Quarantine, you must also
select the directory to restore them to.
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Tip:
We recommend that you only restore objects with the status false
positive, OK, and disinfected, since restoring other objects could lead to
infecting your computer.
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Delete any quarantined object or group of selected objects. Only delete
objects that cannot be disinfected. To delete the objects, select them in
the list and click Delete.
17.1.2. Setting up Quarantine
You can configure the settings for the layout and operation of Quarantine,
specifically:
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Set up automatic scans for objects in Quarantine after each threat
signature update (for more details, see 16.4.4 on pg. 215).
Warning!
The program will not be able to scan quarantined objects immediately
after updating the threat signatures if you are accessing the Quarantine
area.
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Set the maximum Quarantine storage time.
The default storage time 30 days, at the end of which objects are deleted.
You can change the Quarantine storage time or disable this restriction
altogether.
To do so:
1.
Open the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations settings
window by clicking Settings in the main program window.
2.
Select Data files from the settings tree.
3.
In the Quarantine & Backup section (see Figure 74), enter the length
of time after which objects in Quarantine will be automatically deleted.
Alternately, uncheck the checkbox to disable automatic deletion.
Figure 74. Configuring the Quarantine storage period
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17.2. Backup copies of dangerous
objects
Sometimes when objects are disinfected their integrity is lost. If a disinfected file
contains important information which is partially or fully corrupted, you can
attempt to restore the original object from a backup copy.
A backup copy is a copy of the original dangerous object that is created before
the object is disinfected or deleted. It is saved in Backup.
Backup is a special storage area that contains backup copies of dangerous
objects. Files in backup are saved in a special format and are not dangerous.
17.2.1. Actions with backup copies
The total number of backup copies of objects in Backup is displayed in the Data
files in the Service section of the application’s main window. In the right-hand
part of the screen the Backup section displays:
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the number of backup copies of objects created by Kaspersky Anti-Virus
for Windows Workstations
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the current size of Backup.
Here you can delete all the copies in Backup with the Clean up button. Note that
in doing so the Quarantine objects and report files will also be deleted.
To access dangerous object copies:
left-click in any part of the Backup section.
A list of backup copies is displayed in the Backup tab (see Error! Reference
source not found.). The following information is displayed for each copy: the
path and filename of the object, the status of the object assigned by the scan,
and its size.
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Figure 75. List of backuped objects
You can restore selected copies using the Restore button. The object is restored
from Backup with the same name that it had prior to disinfection.
If there is an object in the original location with that name (this is possible if a
copy was made of the object being restored prior to disinfection), a warning will
be given. You can change the location of the restored object or rename it.
You are advised to scan backup objects for viruses immediately after restoring
them. It is possible that with updated signatures you will be able to disinfect it
without losing file integrity.
You are advised not to restore backup copies of objects unless absolutely
necessary. This could lead to an infection on your computer.
You are advised to periodically examine the Backup area, and empty it using the
Delete button. You can also set up the program so that it automatically deletes
the oldest copies from Backup (see 17.2.2 on pg. 224).
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17.2.2. Configuring Backup settings
You can define the maximum time that backup copes remain in the Backup area.
The default Backup storage time is 30 days, at the end of which backup copies
are deleted. You can change the storage time or remove this restriction
altogether. To do so:
1.
Open the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations settings
window by clicking Settings in the main program window.
2.
Select Data files from the settings tree.
3.
Set the duration for storing backup copies in the repository in the
Quarantine and Backup section (see Figure 74) on the right-hand
part of the screen. Alternately, uncheck the checkbox to disable
automatic deletion.
17.3. Reports
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations component actions, virus task
scans and updates are all recorded in reports.
The total number of reports created by the program and their total size is
displayed by clicking on Data files in the Service section of the main program
window. The information is displayed in the Reports box.
To view reports:
Left-click anywhere in the Reports box to open the Protection window,
which summarizes protection given by the application. The window will
open to the Reports tab (see Figure 76).
The Reports tab lists the latest reports on all components and update and virus
scan tasks run during the current session of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations. The status is listed beside each component or task, for example,
stopped or complete. If you want to view the full history of report creation for the
current session of the program, check
Show report history.
To review all the events reported for a component or task:
Select the name of the component or task on the Reports tab and click
the Details button.
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Figure 76. Reports on component operation
A window will then open that contains detailed information on the performance of
the selected component or task. The resulting performance statistics are
displayed in the upper part of the window, and detailed information is provided
on the tabs. Depending on the component or task, the tabs can vary:
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The Detected tab contains a list of dangerous objects detected by a
component or a virus scan task.
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The Events tab displays component or task events.
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The Statistics tab contains detailed statistics for all scanned objects.
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The Settings tab displays settings used by protection components, virus
scans, or threat signature updates.
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The Macros and Registry tabs are only in the Proactive Defense report
and contain information about all macros which attempted to run on your
computer, and on all attempts to modify the operating system registry.
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The Phishing Sites, Popup Windows, Banner Ads, and Dial Attempts
tabs are only in the Anti-Spy report. They contain information on all the
phishing attacks detected and all the popup windows, banner ads, and
autodial attempts blocked during that session of the program.
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The Network Attacks, Banned Hosts, Application Activity, and Packet
Filtering tabs are only be found in the Anti-Hacker report. They include
information on all attempted network attacks on your computer, hosts
banned after attacks, descriptions of application network activity that
matches existing activity rules, and all data packets that match AntiHacker packet filtering rules.
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The Established Connections, Open Ports, and Traffic tabs also cover
network activity on your computer, displaying currently established
connections, open ports, and the amount of network traffic your computer
has sent and received.
You can export the entire report as a text file. This feature is useful when an error
has occurred which you cannot eliminate on your own, and you need assistance
from Technical Support. If this happens, the report must be sent as a .txt file to
Technical Support to enable our specialists can study the problem in detail and
solve it as soon as possible.
To export a report as a text file:
Click Save as and specify where you want to save the report file.
After you are done working with the report, click Close.
There is an Actions button on all the tabs (except Settings and Statistics)
which you can use to define responses to objects on the list. When you click it, a
context-sensitive menu opens with a selection of these menu items (the menu
differs depending on the component – all the possible options are listed below):
Disinfect – attempts to disinfect a dangerous object. If the object is not
successfully disinfected, you can leave it on this list to scan later with an
updated threat signatures or delete it. You can apply this action either to
one object on the list or to several selected objects.
Discard – delete the record of detecting the object from the list.
Add to trusted zone – exclude the object from protection. A window will
open with an exclusion rule for the object.
Go to File – open the folder where the object is located in Windows
Explorer.
Neutralize All – neutralize all objects on the list. Kaspersky Anti-Virus for
Windows Workstations will attempt to process the objects using threat
signatures.
Discard All – clear the report on detected objects. When you use this
function, all detected dangerous objects remain on your computer.
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Search www.viruslist.com – go to a description of the object in the Virus
Encyclopedia on the Kaspersky Lab website.
Search www.google.com – find information on the object using this search
engine.
Search – enter search terms for objects on the list by name or status.
In addition, you can sort the information displayed in the window in ascending
and descending order for each of the columns, by clicking on the column head.
17.3.1. Configuring report settings
To configure settings for creating and saving reports:
1.
Open the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations settings
window by clicking Settings in the main program window.
2.
Select Data files from the settings tree.
3.
Edit the settings in the Reports box (see Figure 77) as follows:
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Allow or disable logging informative events. These events are
generally not important for security. To log events, check
Log non-critical events;
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Choose only to report events that have occurred since the last
time the task was run. This saves disk space by reducing the
Keep only recent events is checked, the
report size. If
report will begin from scratch every time you restart the task.
However, only non-critical information will be overwritten.
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Set the storage time for reports. By default, the report storage
time is 30 days, at the end of which the reports are deleted. You
can change the maximum storage time or remove this
restriction altogether.
Figure 77. Configuring report settings
17.3.2. The Detected tab
This tab (see Figure 78) contains a list of dangerous objects detected by
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations. The full filename and path is
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shown for each object, with the status assigned to it by the program when it was
scanned or processed.
If you want the list to contain both dangerous objects and successfully
Show neutralized objects.
neutralized objects, check
Figure 78. List of detected dangerous objects
To process dangerous objects detected by Kaspersky Anti-Virus, press the
Neutralize button (for one object or a group of selected objects) or Neutralize all
(to process all the objects on the list). After each object is processed, a message
will appear on screen. Here you will have to decide what to do with them next.
If you check
Apply to all in the notification window, the action selected will be
applied to all objects with the status selected from the list before beginning
processing.
17.3.3. The Events tab
This tab (see Figure 79) provides you with a complete list of all the important
events in protection component operation, virus scans, and threat signature
updates that were not overridden by an activity control rule (see 10.1.1 on
pg. 121).
These events can be:
Critical events are events of a critical importance that point to problems in
program operation or vulnerabilities on your computer. For example,
virus detected, error in operation.
Important events are events that must be investigated, since they reflect
important situations in the operation of the program. For example,
stopped.
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Informative messages are reference-type messages which generally do
not contain important information. For example, OK, not processed.
These events are only reflected in the event log if
Show all events is
checked.
Figure 79. Events that take place in component operation
The format for displaying events in the event log may vary with the component or
task. The following information is given for update tasks:
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Event name
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Name of the object involved in the event
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Time when the event occurred
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Size of the file loaded
For virus scan tasks, the event log contains the name of the object scanned and
the status assigned to it by the scan/processing.
You can also train Anti-Spam while viewing the report using the special context
menu. To do so, select the name of the email and open the context menu by
right-clicking and select Mark as Spam, if the email is spam, or Mark as Not
Spam, if the selected email is accepted email. In addition, based on the
information obtained by analyzing the email, you can add to the Anti-Spam white
and black lists. To do so, use the corresponding items on the context menu.
17.3.4. The Statistics tab
This tab (see Figure 80) provides you with detailed statistics on components and
virus scan tasks. Here you can learn:
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How many objects were scanned for dangerous traits in this session of a
component, or after a task is completed. The number of scanned
archives, compressed files, and password protected and corrupted
objects is displayed.
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How many dangerous objects were detected, not disinfected, deleted, or
placed in Quarantine.
Figure 80. Component statistics
17.3.5. The Settings tab
The Settings tab (see Figure 81) displays a complete overview of the settings for
protection components, virus scans and program updates. You can find out the
current security level for a component or virus scan, what actions are being taken
with dangerous objects, or what settings are being used for program updates.
Use the Change settings link to configure the component.
You can configure advanced settings for virus scans:
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Establish the priority of scan tasks used if the processor is heavily loaded.
The
Concede resources to other applications checkbox is checked
by default. With this feature, the program tracks the load on the processor
and disk subsystems for the activity of other applications. If the load on
the processor increases significantly and prevents the user's applications
from operating normally, the program reduces scanning activity. This
increases scan time and frees up resources for the user's applications.
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Figure 81. Component settings
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Set the computer’s mode of operation for after a virus scan is complete.
You can configure the computer to shut down, restart, or go into standby
or sleep mode. To select an option, left-click on the hyperlink until it
displays the option you need.
You may need this feature if, for example, you start a virus scan at the
end of the work day and do not want to wait for it to finish.
However, to use this feature, you must take the following additional steps:
before launching the scan, you must disable password requests for
objects being scanned, if enabled, and enable automatic processing of
dangerous objects, to disable the program’s interactive features.
17.3.6. The Macros tab
All the macros that attempted to run during the current Kaspersky Anti-Virus for
Windows Workstations session are listed on the Macros tab (see Figure 82).
Here you will find the full name of each macro, the time it was executed, and its
status after macro processing.
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Figure 82. Detected dangerous macros
You can choose view mode for this tab. If you don’t want to view informational
Show all events.
events uncheck
17.3.7. The Registry tab
The program records operations with registry keys that have been attempted
since the program was started on the Registry tab (see Figure 83), unless
forbidden by a rule (see 10.1.3.2 on pg. 129).
The tab lists the full name of the key, its value, the data type, and information
about the operation that has taken place: what action was attempted, at what
time, and whether it was allowed.
Figure 83. Read and modify system registry events
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17.3.8. The Phishing Sites tab
This report tab (see Figure 84) displays all phishing attempts carried out during
the current Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations session. The report
lists a link to the phishing site detected in the email (or other source), the date
and time that the attack was detected, and the attack status (whether it was
blocked).
Figure 84. Blocked phishing attacks
17.3.9. The Popup Windows tab
This report tab (see Figure 85) lists the addresses of all the popup windows that
Anti-Spy has blocked. These windows generally open from websites.
The address and date and time when Popup Blocker blocked the window are
recorded for each popup.
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Figure 85. List of blocked popup windows
17.3.10. The Banner Ads tab
This report tab (see Figure 86) contains the addresses of the banner ads that
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations has detected in the current
session. The web address for each banner ad is listed, along with the processing
status (banner blocked or banner displayed).
Figure 86. Blocked banner ad list
You can allow blocked banners to be displayed. To do so, select the object you
want from the list and click Actions → Allow.
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17.3.11. The Dial Attempts tab
This tab (see Figure 87) displays all secret dialer attempts to connect to paid
websites. Such attempts are generally carried out by malicious programs
installed on your computer.
Figure 87. Dial attempt list
In the report, you can view what program attempted to dial the number to
connect to the Internet, and whether the attempt was blocked or allowed.
17.3.12. The Network Attacks tab
This tab (see Figure 88) displays a brief overview of network attacks on your
computer. This information is recorded if the Intrusion Detection System is
enabled, which monitors all attempts to attack your computer.
The Network attacks tab lists the following information on attacks:
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Source of the attack. This could be an IP address, host, etc.
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Local port on which the attack on the computer was attempted.
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Brief description of the attack.
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The time when the attack was attempted.
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Figure 88. List of blocked network attacks
17.3.13. The Banned Hosts tab
All hosts which have been blocked after an attack was detected by the Intrusion
Detection System are listed on this report tab (see Figure 89).
The name of each host and the time that it was blocked are shown. You can
unblock a host on this tab. To do so, select the host on the list and click the
Actions → Unblock button.
Figure 89. Blocked host list
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17.3.14. The Application Activity tab
All applications whose activity matches application rules and has been recorded
by the Firewall module during the current Anti-Hacker session, are listed on the
Application Activity tab (see Figure 90).
Activity is only recorded if
Log event flag is checked in the rule. In application
rules included with Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations this flag is
unchecked by default.
This tab displays the basic properties of each application (name, PID, rule name)
and a brief summary of its activity (protocol, packet direction, etc.). Information is
also listed about whether the application’s activity is blocked.
Figure 90. Monitored application activity
17.3.15. The Packet Filtering tab
The Packet filtering tab contains information about sending and receiving
packets that match filtration rules and were logged during the current session of
the application (see Figure 91).
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Figure 91. Monitored data packets
Activity is only recorded if
Log event is checked in the rule. It is unchecked by
default in the packet filtering rules included with Kaspersky Anti-Virus for
Windows Workstations.
The outcome of filtration (whether the packet was blocked), direction of the
packet, the protocol, and other network connection settings for sending and
receiving packets are indicated for each packet.
17.3.16. The Established Connections tab
All active network connections established on your computer at present are listed
on the Established connections tab (see Figure 92). Here you will find the
name of the application that initiated the connection, the protocol used, the
direction of the connection (inbound or outbound), and connection settings (local
and remote ports and IP addresses). You can also see how long a connection
has been active and the volume of data sent and received. You can create or
delete rules for connection. To do so, use the appropriate options on the context
menu.
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Figure 92. List of established connections
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17.3.17. The Open Ports tab
All ports currently open on your computer for network connections are listed on
the Open ports tab (see Figure 93). It lists the port number, data transfer
protocol, name of the application that uses the port, and how long the port has
been open for each port.
Figure 93. List of ports open on a computer
This information may be useful during virus outbreaks and network attacks if you
know exactly which port is vulnerable. You can find out whether that port is open
on your computer and take the necessary steps to protect your computer (for
example, enabling Intrusion Detector, closing the vulnerable port, or creating a
rule for it).
17.3.18. The Traffic tab
This tab (see Figure 94) holds information on all the inbound and outbound
connections established between your computer and other computers, including
web servers, email servers, etc. The following information is given for every
connection: name and IP address of the host that the connection is with, and the
amount of traffic sent and received.
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Figure 94. Traffic on established network connections
17.4. General information about the
program
You can view general information on the program in the Service section of the
main window (see Figure 95).
All the information is broken into three sections:
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The program version, the date of the last update, and the number of
threats known to date are displayed in the Product info box.
•
Basic information on the operation system installed on your computer is
shown in the System info box.
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Basic information about the license you purchased for Kaspersky AntiVirus is contained in the License info box.
You will need all this information when you contact Kaspersky Lab Technical
Support (see 17.6 on pg. 244).
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Figure 95. Information on the program, the license, and the system it is installed on
17.5. Managing licenses
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations needs a license key to operate.
You are given the key when you buy the product and it gives you the right to use
the program from the day you install the key.
Without a license key, unless a trial version of the application has been activated,
Kaspersky Anti-Virus will run in one update mode. The program will not
download any new updates.
If a trial version of the program has been activated, after the trial period expires,
Kaspersky Anti-Virus will not run.
When a commercial license key expires, the program will continue working,
except that you will not be able to update threat signatures. As before, you will be
able to scan your computer for viruses and use the protection components, but
only using the threat signatures that you had when the license expired. We
cannot guarantee that you will be protected from viruses that surface after your
program license expires.
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To avoid infecting your computer with new viruses, we recommend extending
your Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations license. The program will
notify you two weeks prior to the expiration of your license, and for the next two
weeks it will display this message every time you open it.
To renew the license, you will need to purchase and install a new application
license key or enter an application activation code. To do so:
Contact your product vendor and purchase an application license key or
application code.
or:
Purchase a license key or an activation code directly from Kaspersky Lab
by clicking Purchase License in the license key dialog (see Figure 96).
Complete the appropriate form on the resulting webpage. Once payment
is made, a link will be sent to the email address you entered in the order
form. This link will enable you to download an application license key or
obtain an activation code.
Figure 96. License information
Kaspersky Lab regularly has special pricing offers on license extensions for our
products. Check for specials on the Kaspersky Lab website in the Products Æ
Sales and special offers area.
Information on the current license key is available in the License info box of the
Service section of the main application window. To go to the license manager
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window, left-click anywhere in the box. In the window that opens (see Figure 96),
you can view information on the current key, add a key, or delete one.
When you select a key from the list in the License info box, information will be
displayed on the license number, type, and expiration date. To add a new license
key, click Add and activate the application with the activation wizard. To delete a
key from the list, press the Delete button.
To review the terms of the license agreement, click View End User License
Agreement. To obtain a license through the web form on the Kaspersky Lab
website, click Purchase license.
17.6. Technical Support
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations provides you with a wide range
of options for questions and problems related to program operation. They are all
located in Support (see Figure 97) in the Service section.
Figure 97. Technical support information
Depending on the problem, we provide several technical support services:
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User forum. This resource is a dedicated section of the Kaspersky Lab
website with questions, comments, and suggestions by program users.
You can look through the basic topics of the forum and leave a
comment yourself. You also might find the answer to your question.
To access this resource, use the User forum link.
Knowledge Base. This resource is also a dedicated section of the
Kaspersky
Lab
website
and
contains
Technical
Support
recommendations for using Kaspersky Lab software and answers to
frequently asked questions. Try to find an answer to your question or a
solution to your problem with this resource.
To obtain technical support online, click the Knowledge Base link.
Comments on program operation. This service is designed for posting
comments on program operation or describing a problem that surfaced
in program operation. You must fill out a special form on the company’s
website that describes the situation in detail. In order to best deal with
the problem, Kaspersky Lab will need some information about your
computer. You can describe the system configuration on your own or
use the automatic information collector on your computer.
To go to the comment form, use the Submit a bug report or a
suggestion link.
Technical support. If you need help with using Kaspersky Anti-Virus, click
the link located in the Local Support Service box. The Kaspersky Lab
website will then open with information about how to contact our
specialists.
17.7. Creating a monitored port list
Protection components such as Mail Anti-Virus, Web Anti-Virus, Anti-Spy, and
Anti-Spam monitor data streams that are transmitted using certain protocols and
pass through certain open ports on your computer. Thus, for example, Mail AntiVirus analyzes information transferred using SMTP protocol, and Web Anti-Virus
analyzes information transferred using HTTP.
The standard list of ports that are usually used for transmitting email and HTTP
traffic is included in the program package. You can add a new port or disable
monitoring for a certain port, thereby disabling dangerous object detection for
traffic passing through that port.
To edit the monitored port list, take the following steps:
1.
Open the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations settings
window by clicking the Settings link in the main window.
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2.
Select Network settings in the Service section of the program
settings tree.
3.
In the right-hand part of the settings window, click Port settings.
4.
Edit the list of the monitored ports in the window that opens (see
Figure 98).
Figure 98. List of monitored ports
This window provides a list of ports monitored by Kaspersky Anti-Virus. To scan
Monitor all
data streams enter on all open network ports, select the option
ports. To edit the list of monitored ports manually, select
Monitor selected
ports only.
We do not recommend selecting the Monitor all ports option when
administering Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 through Kaspersky Administration Kit if
installed on a computer running Microsoft Windows 98. Otherwise problems may
arise in accessing network resources and the Internet.
To add a new port to the monitored port list:
1.
Click on the Add button in the Port settings window.
2.
Enter the port number and a description of it in the appropriate fields in
the New Port window.
For example, there might be a nonstandard port on your computer through which
data is being exchanged with a remote computer using the HTTP protocol, which
is monitored by Web Anti-Virus. To analyze this traffic for malicious code, you
can add this port to a list of controlled ports.
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When any of its components starts, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations opens port 1110 as a listening port for all incoming connections. If
that port is busy at the time, it selects 1111, 1112, etc. as a listening port.
If you use Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations and another
company’s firewall simultaneously, you must configure that firewall to allow the
avp.exe process (the internal Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations
process) access to all the ports listed above.
For example, say your firewall contains a rule for iexplorer.exe that allows that
process to establish connections on port 80.
However, when Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations intercepts the
connection query initiated by iexplorer.exe on port 80, it transfers it to avp.exe,
which in turn attempts to establish a connection with the web page
independently. If there is no allow rule for avp.exe, the firewall will block that
query. The user will then be unable to access the webpage.
17.8. Checking encrypted
connections
Connecting using SSL protocol protects data exchange through the Internet. SSL
protocol can identify the parties exchanging data using electronic certificates,
encode the data being transferred, and ensure their integrity during the transfer.
These features of the protocol are used by hackers to spread malicious
programs, since most antivirus programs do not scan SSL traffic.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 has the option of scanning SSL traffic for viruses. When
an attempt is made to connect securely to a web resource, a notification will
appear on screen (see Figure 99) prompting the user for action.
The notification contains information on the program initiating the secure
connection, along with the remote address and port. The program asks you to
decide whether that connection should be scanned for viruses:
•
Process – scan traffic for viruses when connecting securely to the
website.
We recommend that you always scan SSL traffic if you are using a
suspicious website or if an SSL data transfer begins when you go to the
next page. It is quite likely that this is a sign of a malicious program being
transferred over secure protocol.
•
Skip – continue secure connection with the website without scanning
traffic for viruses.
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To apply the action selected in the future to all attempts to establish SSL
Apply to all.
connections, check
Figure 99. Notification on SSL connection detection
To scan encrypted connections, Kaspersky Anti-Virus replaces the security
certificate requested with a certificate it signs itself. In some cases, programs that
are establishing connections will not accept this certificate, resulting in no
connection being established. We recommend disabling SSL traffic scanning in
the following cases:
•
When connecting to a trusted web resource, such as your bank’s web
page, where you manage your personal account. In this case, it is
important to receive confirmation of the authenticity of the bank's
certificate.
•
If the program establishing the connection checks the certificate of the
website being accessed. For example, MSN Messenger checks the
authenticity of the Microsoft Corporation digital signature when it
establishes a connection with the server.
You can configure SSL scan settings on the Encrypted connection tab of the
program settings window:
Check all encrypted connections – scan all traffic incoming on SSL protocol
for viruses.
Prompt user when a new encrypted connection is detected – display a
message prompting the user for action every time an SSL connection is
established.
Do not check encrypted connections – do not scan traffic incoming on SSL
protocol for viruses.
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17.9. Configuring the Kaspersky
Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations interface
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations gives you the option of changing
the appearance of the program by creating and using skins. You can also
configure the use of active interface elements such as the system tray icon and
popup messages.
To configure the program interface, take the following steps:
1. Open the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations settings
window by clicking the Settings link in the main window.
2. Select Appearance in the Service section of the program settings
tree (see Figure 100).
In the right-hand part of the settings window, you can determine:
•
Whether to display the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations
protection indicator when the operating system starts.
This indicator by default appears in the upper right-hand corner of the
screen when the program loads. It informs you that your computer is
protected from all threat types. If you do not want to use the protection
indicator, uncheck
Show icon above Microsoft Windows login
window.
Figure 100. Configuring program appearance settings
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Whether to use animation in the system tray icon.
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Depending on the program operation performed, the system tray icon
changes. For example, if a script is being scanned, a small depiction of a
script appears in the background of the icon, and if an email is being
scanned, an envelope. By default, icon animation is enabled. If you want
Animate tray icon when processing
to turn off animation, uncheck
items. Then the icon will only reflect the protection status of your
computer: if protection is enabled, the icon is in color, and if protection is
paused or disabled, the icon becomes gray.
•
Degree of transparency of popup messages.
All Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations operations that must
immediately reach you or require you to make a decision are presented
as popup messages above the system tray icon. The message windows
are transparent so as not to interfere with your work. If you move the
cursor over the message, the transparency disappears. You can change
the degree of transparency of such messages. To do so, adjust the
Transparency factor scale to the desired position. To remove message
Enable semi-transparent windows.
transparency, uncheck
This feature is unavailable under Windows 98/NT 4.0/МЕ.
•
Use your own skins for the program interface.
All the colors, fonts, icons, and texts used in the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for
Windows Workstations interface can be changed. You can create your
own graphics for the program or can localize it in another language. To
use a skin, specify the directory with its settings in the Directory with
skin descriptions field. Use the Browse button to select the directory.
By default, the system colors and styles are used in the program’s skin.
You can remove them by deselecting
Use system colors and styles.
Then the styles that you specify in the screen theme settings will be used.
Note that changes to Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations interface
settings are not saved if you restore default operation settings or uninstall the
program.
17.10. Rescue Disk
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations has a tool for creating a rescue
disk.
The rescue disk is designed to restore system functionality after a virus attack
that has damaged system files and made the operating system impossible to
start. This disk includes:
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Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 system files
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A set of operating system diagnostic utilities
•
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Files containing threat signatures
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To create a rescue disk:
1.
Open the program’s main window and select Rescue disk in the Service
section.
2.
Click the Start Wizard button to begin creating the disk.
A Rescue Disk is designed for the computer that it was created on. Using the
disk on other computers could lead to unforeseeable consequences, since it
contains information about the parameters of a specific computer (info on boot
sectors, for example).
You can only create a rescue disk under Windows XP and Microsoft Windows
Vista. You cannot create a rescue disk on computers running Microsoft Windows
XP Professional x64 Edition or Microsoft Windows Vista x64.
17.10.1. Creating a rescue disk
Warning! You will need the Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 installation
disk to create a rescue disk.
You need the program PE Builder to create the Rescue Disk.
You must install these PE Builder on your computer beforehand to create a disk
with it.
A special Wizard walks you through the creation of a rescue disk. It consists of a
series of windows/steps which you can navigate using the Back and Next
buttons. You can complete the Wizard by clicking Finished. The Cancel button
will stop the Wizard at any point.
Step 1. Getting ready to write the disk
To create a rescue disk, specify the path to the following folders:
•
PE Builder program folder
•
Folder where rescue disk files will be saved before burning the CD
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If you are not creating a disk for the first time, this folder will already
contain a set of files made the last time. To use files saved previously,
check the corresponding box.
Note that a previous version of the rescue disk files will contain outdated
threat signatures. To optimally analyze the computer for viruses and to
restore the system, we recommend updating threat signatures and
creating a new version of the rescue disk.
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The Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 installation CD
To create a rescue disk that can boot the operating system on a remote
computer and scan and processing malicious code using Kaspersky Anti-Virus,
check
Allow remote administration of computer being scanned.
Note that to use this feature, the remote computer must support Intel® vPROТМ
or Intel® Active Management Technology (iAMT). These technologies allow
administrators to work with all computers connected to the network remotely,
including those that are turned off and those whose operating systems or hard
drives are not functioning.
After entering the paths to the folders required, click Next. PE Builder will start up
and the rescue disk creation process will begin. Wait until the process is
complete. This could take several minutes.
Step 2. Creating an .iso file
After PE Builder has completed creating the rescue disk files, a Create .iso file
window will open.
The .iso file is a CD image of the disk, saved as an archive. The majority of CD
burning programs correctly recognize .iso files (Nero, for example).
If this is not the first time that you have created a rescue disk, you can select the
.iso file from the previous disk. To do so, select Existing .iso file.
Step 3. Burning the disk
This Wizard window will ask you to choose whether to burn the rescue disk files
to CD now or later.
If you chose to burn the disk right away, specify whether you want to format the
CD before burning. To do so, check the corresponding box. You only have this
option if you are using a CD-RW.
The CD will start burning when you click the Next button. Wait until the process
is complete. This could take several minutes.
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Step 4. Finishing creating a rescue disk
This Wizard window informs you that you have successfully created a rescue
disk.
17.10.2. Using the rescue disk
Note that Kaspersky Anti-Virus only works in system rescue mode if the main
window is opened. When you close the main window, the program will close.
Bart PE, the default program, does not support .chm files or Internet browsers,
so you will not be able to view Kaspersky Anti-Virus Help or links in the program
interface while in Rescue Mode.
If a situation arises when a virus attack makes it impossible to load the operating
system, take the following steps:
1.
Create an emergency boot disk by using Kaspersky Anti-Virus for
Windows Workstations on an uninfected computer.
2.
Insert the rescue disk in the disk drive of the infected computer and
restart. Microsoft Windows XP SP2 will start with the Bart PE interface.
Bart PE has built-in network support for using your LAN. When the
program starts, it will ask you if you want to enable it. You should
enable network support if you plan to update threat signatures from the
LAN before scanning your computer. If you do not need to update,
cancel network support.
3.
To open Kaspersky Anti-Virus, click Start→Programs→Kaspersky
Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations →Start.
The Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations main window will
open. In system rescue mode, you can only access virus scans and
threat signature updates from the LAN (if you have enabled network
support in Bart PE).
4.
Start the virus scan.
Note that threat signatures from the date that the rescue disk is created are used
by default. For this reason, we recommend updating threat signatures before
starting the scan.
It should also be noted that the application will only use the updated Threat
Signatures during the current session with the rescue disk, prior to restarting
your computer.
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Warning!
If infected or potentially infected objects were detected when you scanned the
computer, and they were processed and then moved to Quarantine or Backup
Storage, we recommend completing processing those objects during the current
session with a rescue disk.
Otherwise, these objects will be lost when you restart your computer.
17.11. Using additional services
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations provides you with the following
advanced features:
•
Notifications of certain events that occur in the program.
•
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations Self-Defense against
modules being disabled, deleted, or edited, as well as password
protection for the program.
•
Resolving conflicts with Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 when using other
applications.
To configure these features:
1.
Open the program setup window with the Settings link in the main
window.
2.
Select Service from the settings tree.
In the right hand part of the screen you can define whether to use additional
features in program operation.
17.11.1. Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations event notifications
Different kinds of events occur in Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations. They can be of an informative nature or contain important
information. For example, an event can inform you that the program has updated
successfully, or can record an error in a component that must be immediately
eliminated.
To receive updates on Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations
operation, you can use the notification feature.
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Notices can be delivered in several ways:
•
Popup messages above the program icon in the system tray
•
Sound messages
•
Emails
•
Recording information in the event log
To use this feature, you must:
1.
Enable notifications in the Interaction with user box (see
Check
Figure 101).
Figure 101. Enabling notifications
2.
Define the event types from Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations for which you want notifications, and the notification
delivery method (see 17.11.1.1 on pg. 255).
3.
Configure email notification delivery settings, if that is the notification
method that is being used (see 17.11.1.2 on pg. 257).
17.11.1.1. Types of events and notification
delivery methods
During Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations operation, the following
kinds of events arise:
Critical notifications are events of a critical importance. Notifications are
highly recommended, since they point to problems in program operation
or vulnerabilities in protection on your computer. For example, threat
signatures corrupt or license expired.
Error notifications – events that lead to the application not working. For
example, no license or threat signatures.
Important notifications are events that must be investigated, since they
reflect important situations in the operation of the program. For
example, protection disabled or computer has not been scanned for
viruses for a long time.
Minor notifications are reference-type messages which generally do not
contain important information. For example, all dangerous objects
disinfected.
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To specify which events the program should notify you of and how:
1.
Click the Settings link in the program’s main window.
2.
Enable
In the program settings window, select Service, check
notifications, and edit detailed settings by clicking the Settings
button.
You can configure the following notification methods for the events listed above
in the Notification Settings window that opens (see Figure 102):
Figure 102. Program events and event notification methods
•
Popup messages above the program icon in the system tray that contain
an informative message on the event that occurred.
To use this notification type, check
in the Balloon section across from
the event about which you want to be informed.
•
Sound notification
If you want this notice to be accompanied by a sound file, check
Sound across from the event.
•
Email notification
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To use this type of notice, check the
Email column across from the
event about which you want to be informed, and configure settings for
sending notices (see 17.11.1.2 on pg. 257).
•
Recording information in the event log
To record information in the log about events that occur, check
in the
Log column and configure event log settings (see 17.11.1.3 on pg. 258).
17.11.1.2. Configuring email notification
After you have selected the events (see 17.11.1.1 on pg. 255) about which you
wish to receive email notifications, you must set up notification delivery. To do
so:
1.
Open the program setup window with the Settings link in the main
window.
2.
Select Service in the settings tree.
3.
Click Advanced in the Interaction with user box on the right-hand part
of the screen.
4.
On the Notification settings tab (see Figure 102), select the
checkbox in the E-mail graph for events that should trigger an e-mail
message.
5.
In the window that opens when you click Notification settings,
configure the following settings for sending e-mail notifications:
•
Assign the sending notification setting for From: Email
address.
•
Specify the email address to which notices will be sent in To:
Email address.
•
Assign a email notification delivery method in the Send mode.
If you want the program to send email as soon as the event
Immediately when event occurs. For
occurs, select
notifications about events within a certain period of time, fill out
the schedule for sending informative emails by click Edit. Daily
notices are the default.
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Figure 103. Configuring email notification settings
17.11.1.3. Configuring event log settings
To configure event log settings:
1.
Open the application settings window with the Settings link in the main
window.
2.
Select Service in the settings tree.
3.
Click Advanced in the Interaction with user section of the right-hand
part of the screen.
In the Notification Settings window, select the option of logging information for
an event and click the Log Settings button.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus has the option of recording information about events that
arise while the program is running, either in the MS Windows general event log
(Application) or in a dedicated Kaspersky Anti-Virus event log (Kaspersky
Event Log).
Under Microsoft Windows 98/МЕ, you cannot record to the event log. Under
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, you cannot record to Kaspersky Event Log.
These limitations are because of the features of these operating systems.
Logs can be viewed in the MS Event Viewer, which you can open by going to
Start → Settings → Control Panel → Administration → View Events.
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17.11.2. Self-Defense and access
restriction
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations ensures your computer’s
security against malicious programs, and because of that it can itself be the
target of malicious programs that try to block it or delete it from the computer.
Moreover, several people may be using the same computer, all with varying
levels of computer literacy. Leaving access to the program and its settings open
could dramatically lower the security of the computer as a whole.
To ensure the stability of your computer's security system, Self-Defense, remote
access defense, and password protection mechanisms have been added to the
program.
If you are running Kaspersky Anti-Virus under Microsoft Windows 98/ME, the
application self-defense feature is not available.
On computers running 64-bit operating systems and Microsoft Windows Vista,
self-defense is only available for preventing the program's own files on local
drives and system registry records from being modified or deleted.
To enable Self-Defense:
1.
Open the program settings window with the Settings link in the main
window.
2.
Select Service from the settings tree.
3.
Make the following configurations in the Self-Defense box (see
Figure 104):
Enable Self-Defense. If this box is checked, the program will protect
its own files, processes in memory, and entries in the system
registry from being deleted or modified.
Disable external service control. If this box is checked, any remote
administration program attempting to use the program will be
blocked.
If any of the actions listed are attempted, a message will appear over the
program icon in the system tray (if the notification service has not been
disabled by the user).
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Figure 104. Configuring program defense
To password-protect the program, check
Enable password protection. Click
on the Settings button to open the Password Protection window, and enter the
password and area that the access restriction will cover (see Figure 105). You
can block any program operations, except notifications for dangerous object
detection, or prevent any of the following actions from being performed:
•
Change of program performance settings
•
Close Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations
•
Disable or pause protection on your computer
Each of these actions lowers the level of protection on your computer, so try to
establish which of the users on your computer you trust to take such actions.
Now whenever any user on your computer attempts to perform the actions you
selected, the program will request a password.
Figure 105. Program password protection settings
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17.11.3. Resolving conflicts with other
applications
In some cases, Kaspersky Anti-Virus may cause conflicts with other applications
installed on a computer. This is because those programs have built-in selfdefense mechanisms that turn on when Kaspersky Anti-Virus attempts to inspect
them. These applications include the Authentica plug-in for Acrobat Reader,
which verifies access to .pdf files, Oxygen Phone Manager II, and some
computer games that have digital rights management tools.
Compatibility mode for programs using selfTo fix this problem, check
protection methods in the Service section of the application settings window.
You must restart your operating system for this change to take effect.
If Kaspersky Anti-Virus is installed on the computer running Microsoft Windows
Vista or Microsoft Windows Vista x64 resolving problems of compatibility with
other applications is unavailable.
However, note that if you select the checkbox, some Kaspersky Anti-Virus
features, specifically Office Guard and Anti-Dialer, will not work. If you enable
either of these components, compatibility with application self-dense will be
disabled automatically. Once enabled, these components will only begin running
after you restart the application.
17.12. Importing and exporting
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for
Windows Workstations settings
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations allows you to import and export
its own settings.
This feature is useful when, for example, the program is installed both on your
home computer and in your office. You can configure the program the way you
want it at home, save those settings on a disk, and using the import feature, load
them on your computer at work. The settings are saved in a special configuration
file.
To export the current program settings:
1.
Open the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations main window.
2.
Select the Service section and click Settings.
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3.
Click the Save button in the Configuration manager section.
4.
Enter a name for the configuration file and select a save destination.
To import settings from a configuration file:
1.
Open the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations main window.
2.
Select the Service section and click Settings.
3.
Click the Load button and select the file from which you want to import
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations settings.
17.13. Resetting to default settings
It is always possible to return to the default program settings, which are
considered the optimum and are recommended by Kaspersky Lab. This can be
done using the Setup Wizard.
To reset protection settings:
1. Select the Service section and click Settings to go to the program
configuration window.
2. Click the Reset button in the Configuration manager section.
The window that opens asks you to define which settings should be restored to
their default values.
The window lists the program components whose settings were changed by the
user, or that the program accumulated through training (Anti-Hacker or AntiSpam). If special settings were created for any of the components, they will also
be shown on the list.
Examples of special settings would be white and black lists of phrases and
addresses used by Anti-Spam, trusted address lists and trusted ISP telephone
number lists used by Web Anti-Virus and Anti-Spy, exclusion rules created
program components, packet filtering and application rules for Anti-Hacker, and
application rules for Proactive Defense
These lists are usually populated gradually through extended use of the
program, based on individual tasks and security requirements, and usually take
some time to create. Therefore, you are advised to save them before you reset
program settings.
The program saves all the custom settings on the list by default (they are
unchecked). If you do not need to save one of the settings, check the box next to
it.
After you have finished configuring the settings, click the Next button. Initial
Setup Wizard will open (see 3.2 pg. 36). Follow its instructions.
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After you are finished with the Setup Wizard, the Recommended security level
will be set for all components, except for the settings that you decided to keep. In
addition, settings that you configured with the Setup Wizard will also be applied.
CHAPTER 18. WORKING WITH
THE PROGRAM FROM THE
COMMAND PROMPT
You can use Kaspersky Anti-Virus from the command prompt. You can execute
the following operations:
•
Starting, stopping, pausing and resuming the activity of application
components
•
Starting, stopping, pausing and resuming virus scans
•
Obtaining information on the current status of components, tasks and
statistics on them
•
Scanning selected objects
•
Updating threat signatures and program modules
•
Accessing Help for command prompt syntax
•
Accessing Help for command syntax
The command prompt syntax is:
avp.com <command> [settings]
You must access the program from the command prompt from the program
installation folder or by specifying the full path to avp.com.
The following may be used as <commands>:
ADDKEY
Activates application using a license key file (command
can only be executed if the password assigned through the
program interface is entered)
ACTIVATE
Activates the application online using an activation code
START
Starts a component or a task
PAUSE
Pauses a component or a task (command can only be
executed if the password assigned through the program
interface is entered)
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RESUME
Resumes a component or a task
STOP
Stops a component or a task (command can only be
executed if the password assigned through the program
interface is entered)
STATUS
Displays the current component or task status on screen
STATISTICS
Displays statistics for the component or task on screen
HELP
Help with command syntax and the list of commands
SCAN
Scans objects for viruses
UPDATE
Begins program update
ROLLBACK
Rolls back to the last program update made (command
can only be executed if the password assigned through the
program interface is entered)
EXIT
Closes the program (you can only execute this command
with the password assigned in the program interface)
IMPORT
Import Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations
settings (command can only be executed if the password
assigned through the program interface is entered)
EXPORT
Export Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations
settings
Each command uses its own settings specific to that particular Kaspersky AntiVirus for Windows Workstations component.
18.1. Activating the application
There are two ways to activate the application:
•
online using an activation code (ACTIVATE command)
•
using a license key file (ADDKEY command).
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Command syntax:
ACTIVATE <activation_code>
ADDKEY <file_name> /password=<your_password>
Parameter description:
<file_name>
Name of the license key file with the extension .key.
<activation_code>
Application activation code provided at purchase.
<password>
Password for accessing Kaspersky
assigned in the application interface.
Anti-Virus
Note that you cannot execute this command without entering the password.
Example:
avp.com ACTIVATE 11AA1-11AAA-1AA11-1A111
avp.com ADDKEY 1AA111A1.key /password=<your_password>
18.2. Managing program
components and tasks
Command syntax:
avp.com <command> <profile|task_name>
[/R[A]:<log_file>]
avp.com STOP|PAUSE <profile|task_name>
/password=<your_password> [/R[A]:<report_file>]
Parameters:
<command>
Kaspersky
Anti-Virus
provides
task
and
component management from the command line
using the commands below:
START – start real-time security component or
task.
STOP – stop real-time security component or
task.
PAUSE – pause real-time security component or
task.
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RESUME – resume real-time security component
or task.
STATUS – display current real-time security
component or task status.
STATISTICS – display current real-time security
component or task runtime statistics.
Please note that PAUSE and STOP are password
protected.
<profile|task_name>
The <profile> parameter may be assigned any
real-time application security component or
component module, on-demand scan task, or
update as value (standard values used by the
application are shown below).
Valid values for the <task_name> parameter may
include the name of any user-defined on-demand
scan task or update.
<your_password>
Kaspersky Anti-Virus password set through the
program interface.
/R[A]:<report_file>
R:<report_file>: log important events only.
/RA:<report_file>: log all events.
An absolute or a relative path to a file may be
used. If the parameter is not defined, scan results
are displayed on screen, and all events are
shown.
One of the following values is assigned to <profile>:
RTP
All protection components
The command avp.com START RTP starts all realtime protection components if protection is fully
disabled (see 6.1.2 on pg. 68) or paused (see 6.1.1
on pg. 67). This command will also start any realtime protection components that were paused
using the
button from the graphic user interface
or the PAUSE command from the command
prompt.
If the component was disabled using the
button
from the graphic user interface or the STOP
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command from the command prompt, the
command avp.com START RTP will not start it. In
order to start it, you must execute the command
avp.com START <profile>, with the value for the
specific protection component entered for
<profile>. For example, avp.com START FM.
FM
File Anti-Virus
EM
Mail Anti-Virus
WM
Web Anti-Virus
Values for Web Anti-Virus subcomponents:
httpscan – scans http traffic
sc – scans scripts
BM
Proactive Defense
Values for Proactive Defense subcomponents:
og – scans Microsoft Office macros
pdm – application activity analysis
ASPY
Anti-Spy
Values for Anti-Spy subcomponents:
AdBlocker – AdBlocker
antidial – Anti-Dialer
antiphishing – Anti-Phishing
popupchk – Popup Blocker
AH
Anti-Hacker
Values for Anti-Hacker subcomponents:
fw – Firewall
ids – Intrusion Detection System
AS
Anti-Spam
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UPDATER
Updater
RetranslationCfg
Update distribution to a local source
Rollback
Rolls back to the previous update
SCAN_OBJECTS
Virus scan task
SCAN_MY_COMPUTER
My Computer task
SCAN_CRITICAL_AREAS
Critical Areas task
SCAN_STARTUP
Startup Objects task
SCAN_QUARANTINE
Scans quarantined objects
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Components and tasks started from the command prompt are run with the
settings configured with the program interface.
Examples:
To enable File Anti-Virus, type this at the command prompt:
avp.com START FM
To view the current status of Proactive Defense on your computer, type the
following text at the command prompt:
avp.com STATUS BM
To stop a My Computer scan task from the command prompt, enter:
avp.com STOP SCAN_MY_COMPUTER
/password=<your_password>
18.3. Anti-virus scans
The syntax for starting a virus scan of a certain area, and processing malicious
objects, from the command prompt generally looks as follows:
avp.com SCAN [<object scanned>] [<action>] [<file
types>] [<exclusions>] [<configuration file>]
[<report settings>] [<advanced settings>]
To scan objects, you can also start one of the tasks created in Kaspersky AntiVirus for Windows Workstations from the command prompt (see 18.1 on
pg. 265). The task will be run with the settings specified in the program interface.
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Parameter description.
<object scanned> - this parameter gives the list of objects that will be
scanned for malicious code.
It can include several values from the following list, separated by spaces.
<files>
List of paths to the files and/or folders to be scanned.
You can enter absolute or relative paths. Items in the
list are separated by a space.
Notes:
•
If the object name contains a space, it must be
placed in quotation marks
•
If you select a specific folder, all the files in it
are scanned.
/MEMORY
System memory objects
/STARTUP
Startup objects
/MAIL
Email databases
/REMDRIVES
All removable media drives
/FIXDRIVES
All internal drives
/NETDRIVES
All network drives
/QUARANTINE
Quarantined objects
/ALL
Complete scan
/@:<filelist.lst>
Path to a file containing a list of objects and folders to
be included in the scan. The file should be in a text
format and each scan object must start a new line.
You can enter an absolute or relative path to the file.
The path must be placed in quotation marks if it
contains a space.
<action> - this parameter sets responses to malicious objects detected during
the scan. If this parameter is not defined, the default value is /i8.
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/i0
take no action on the object;
information about it in the report.
/i1
Treat infected objects, and if disinfection fails, skip
/i2
Treat infected objects, and if disinfection fails, delete.
Exceptions: do not delete infected objects from
compound objects; delete compound objects with
executable headers, i.e. sfx archives (default ).
/i3
Treat infected objects, and if disinfection fails, delete.
Also delete all compound objects completely if
infected contents cannot be deleted.
/i4
Delete infected objects, and if disinfection fails,
delete. Also delete all compound objects completely if
infected contents cannot be deleted.
/i8
Prompt the user for action if an infected object is
detected.
/i9
Prompt the user for action at the end of the scan.
simply
record
<file types> - this parameter defines the file types that will be subject to the
anti-virus scan. If this parameter is not defined, the default value is /fi.
/fe
Scan only potentially infected files by extension
/fi
Scan only potentially infected files by contents
(default)
/fa
Scan all files
<exclusions> - this parameter defines objects that are excluded from the
scan.
It can include several values from the list provided, separated by spaces.
-e:a
Do not scan archives
-e:b
Do not scan email databases
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-e:m
Do not scan plain text emails
-e:<filemask>
Do not scan objects by mask
-e:<seconds>
Skip objects that are scanned for longer that the time
specified in the <seconds> parameter.
-es:<size>
Skip files larger (in MB) than the value assigned by
<size>.
<configuration file> - defines the path to the configuration file that
contains the program settings for the scan.
The configuration file is a text file that contains a group of command prompt
settings for antivirus scans.
You can enter an absolute or relative path to the file. If this parameter is not
defined, the values set in the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations
interface are used.
/C:<file_name>
Use the settings values assigned in the configuration
file <file_name>
<report settings> - this parameter determines the format of the report on
scan results.
You can use an absolute or relative path to the file. If the parameter is not
defined, the scan results are displayed on screen, and all events are displayed.
/R:<report_file>
Only log important events in this file
/RA:<report_file>
Log all events in this file
<Advanced settings> – settings that define use of anti-virus scanning
technologies.
/iChecker=<on|off>
Enable/ disable iChecker
/iSwift=<on|off>
Enable/ disable iSwift
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Start a scan of RAM, Startup programs, email databases, the directories My
Documents and Program Files, and the file test.exe:
avp.com SCAN /MEMORY /STARTUP /MAIL "C:\Documents and
Settings\All Users\My Documents" "C:\Program Files"
"C:\Downloads\test.exe"
Pause scan of selected objects and start full computer scan, then continue to
scan for viruses within the selected objects:
avp.com PAUSE SCAN_OBJECTS /password=<your_password>
avp.com START SCAN_MY_COMPUTER
avp.com RESUME SCAN_OBJECTS
Scan RAM and the objects listed in the file object2scan.txt. Use the
configuration file scan_setting.txt. After the scan, generate a report in which all
events are recorded:
avp.com SCAN /MEMORY /@:objects2scan.txt
/C:scan_settings.txt /RA:scan.log
Sample configuration file:
/MEMORY /@:objects2scan.txt /C:scan_settings.txt
/RA:scan.log
18.4. Program updates
The syntax for updating Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations program
modules and threat signatures from the command prompt is as follows:
avp.com UPDATE [<path/URL>] [/R[A]:<report_file>]
[/C:<settings_file>] [/APP=<on|off>]
Parameter description:
<update_source>
HTTP or FTP server or network directory for
downloading updates. The value for the parameter
may be in the form of a full path to an update source
or a URL. If no path is specified, an update source
will be copied from the application's update settings.
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/R[A]:<report_file>
/R:<report_file> – only log important events in
the report.
/R[A]:<report_file> – log all events in the
report.
You can use an absolute or relative path to the file.
If the parameter is not defined, the scan results are
displayed on screen, and all events are displayed.
/C:<file_name>
Path to the configuration file with the settings for
program updates.
The configuration file is a text file that contains a
group of command prompt settings for updating the
program.
You can enter an absolute or relative path to the file.
If this parameter is not defined, the values for the
settings in the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations interface are used.
/APP=<on|off>
Enable / Disable application module updates
Examples:
Update threat signatures and record all events in the report:
avp.com UPDATE /RA:avbases_upd.txt
Update the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations program modules by
using the settings in the configuration file updateapp.ini:
avp.com UPDATE /APP=on /C:updateapp.ini
Sample configuration file:
"ftp://my_server/kav updates" /RA:avbases_upd.txt
/app=on
18.5. Rollback settings
Command syntax:
ROLLBACK
[/R[A]:<report_file>][/password=<your_password>]
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/R[A]:<report_file>
/R:<report_file> – only log important events in the
report.
/R[A]:<report_file> – log all events in the report.
You can use an absolute or relative path to the file.
If the parameter is not defined, the scan results are
displayed on screen, and all events are displayed.
<your_password>
Password for accessing Kaspersky
assigned in the application interface.
Anti-Virus
Note that this command will not be accepted without a password.
Example:
avp.com ROLLBACK /RA:rollback.txt
/password=<your_password>
18.6. Exporting settings
Command syntax:
avp.com EXPORT <profile> <file_name>
Parameter description:
<profile>
Component or task with the settings being exported.
You can use any value for <profile> that is listed in
18.2 on pg. 266.
<filename>
The configuration file can be saved as a text file. To
do so, specify the .txt extension in the file name.
You can also save the file in any binary format.
The configuration file is saved in binary format
(.dat), unless another format is specified or if the
format is not assigned, and it can be used later to
import application settings on other computers. The
configuration file can be saved as a text file. To do
so, specify the .txt extension in the file name. Note
that protection settings cannot be imported from a
text file. This file can only be used to specify the
main settings for program operation.
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Example:
avp.com EXPORT c:\settings.dat
18.7. Importing settings
Command syntax:
avp.com IMPORT <filename> [/password=<your_password>]
<filename>
The configuration file can be saved as a text file. To
do so, specify the .dat extension in the file name.
Settings can only be imported from binary files.
If you install the program in hidden mode from the
command prompt or with Group Policy Object
Editor, the name on the configuration file must be
install.cfg. Otherwise the program will not recognize
it.
<your_password>
Kaspersky Anti-Virus password assigned in the
program interface.
Note that this command will not be accepted without a password.
Example:
avp.com IMPORT c:\settings.dat /password=<your_password>
18.8. Starting the program
Command syntax:
avp.com
18.9. Stopping the program
Command syntax:
avp.com EXIT /password=<your_password>
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Note that this command will not be accepted without a password.
Note that you cannot execute this command without entering the password.
18.10. Obtaining a Trace File
A trace file may be required in the event of application runtime issues for
Technical Support specialists to perform more focused troubleshooting.
Command syntax:
avp.com TRACE [file] [on|off] [<trace_level>]
[on|off]
Enable/Disable trace file generation.
[file]
Obtain a trace and save to file.
<trace_level>
This parameter may be assigned numeric values
ranging from 0 (lowest level, critical events only) to
700 (highest level, all events).
When a request is sent to Technical Support, a
specialist must specify the required trace level. If
not specified, the recommended level is 500.
Caution! Trace file generation should be enabled to troubleshoot a specific issue
only. Keeping the trace functionality active at all times may reduce computer
performance and cause the hard drive to become full.
Examples:
Disable trace:
avp.com TRACE file off
Generate a trace file for Technical Support at maximum trace level of 500:
avp.com TRACE file on 500
18.11. Viewing Help
This command is available for viewing Help on command prompt syntax:
avp.com [ /? | HELP ]
To get help on the syntax of a specific command, you can use one of the
following commands:
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avp.com <command> /?
avp.com HELP <command>
18.12. Return codes from the
command line interface
This section contains a list of return codes from the command line. The general
codes may be returned by any command from the command line. The return
codes include general codes as well as codes specific to a specific type of task.
General return codes
0
Operation completed successfully
1
Invalid setting value
2
Unknown error
3
Task completion error
4
Task canceled
Anti-virus scan task return codes
101
All dangerous objects processed
102
Dangerous objects detected
CHAPTER 19. MODIFYING,
REPAIRING, AND
REMOVING THE PROGRAM
You can uninstall the application in the following ways:
•
Using the application's Setup Wizard (see 19.2 on pg. 281)
•
From the command prompt (see 19.2 on pg. 281)
•
Using Kaspersky Administration Kit (see Kaspersky Administration Kit
Implementation Guide)
•
Using Microsoft Windows Server 2000/2003 group domain policies (see
3.4.3 on pg. 46).
19.1. Modifying, repairing, and
removing the program using
Installation Wizard
You may find it necessary to repair the program if you detect errors in its
operation after incorrect configuration or file corruption.
Modifying the program can install missing Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations components and delete unwanted ones.
To repair or modify Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations missing
components or delete the program:
1.
Exit the program. To do so, left-click on the program icon in the system
tray and select Exit from the context menu.
2.
Insert the installation CD into the CD-ROM drive, if you used one to
install the program. If you installed Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations from a different source (public access folder, folder on the
hard drive, etc.), make sure that the installer package is in the folder and
that you have access to it.
3.
Select Start → Programs → Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows
Workstations → Modify, Repair, or Remove.
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An installation wizard then will open for the program. Let’s take a closer took at
the steps of repairing, modifying, or deleting the program.
Step 1. Installation Welcome window
If you take all the steps described above necessary to repair or modify the
program, the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations installation
welcome window will appear. To continue, click the Next button.
Step 2. Selecting an operation
At this stage, you select which operation you want to run. You can modify the
program components, repair the installed components, remove components or
remove the entire program. To execute the operation you need, click the
appropriate button. The program’s response depends on the operation you
select.
Modifying the program is like custom program installation (see Step 7. on pg.
34)where you can specify which components you want to install, and which you
want to delete.
Repairing the program depends on the program components installed. The files
will be repaired for all components that are installed and the Recommended
security level will be set for each of them.
If you remove the program, you can select which data created and used by the
program you want to save on your computer. To delete all Kaspersky Anti-Virus
for Windows Workstations data, select
Complete uninstall. To save data,
select
Save application objects and specify which objects not to delete from
this list:
•
Activation data – license key file necessary for the application to operate.
•
Threat signatures – complete set of signatures of dangerous programs,
virus, and other threats current as of the last update.
•
Anti-Spam base – database used to detect junk email. This database
contains detailed information on what email is spam and what is not.
•
Backup files – backup copies of deleted or disinfected objects. You are
advised to save these, in case they can be restored later.
•
Quarantine files – files that are potentially infected by viruses or
modifications of them. These files contain code that is similar to code of a
known virus but it is difficult to determine if they are malicious. You are
advised to save them, since they could actually not be infected, or they
could be disinfected after the threat signatures are updated.
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•
Application settings – configurations for all program components.
•
iSwift data – database with information on objects scanned on NTFS file
systems, which can increase scan speed. When it uses this database,
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations only scans the files that
have been modified since the last scan.
Warning!
If a long period of time elapses between uninstalling one version of
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations and installing another,
you are advised not to use the iSwift database from a previous
installation. A dangerous program could penetrate the computer during
this period and its effects would not be detected by the database, which
could lead to an infection.
To start the operation selected, click the Next button. The program will begin
copying the necessary files to your computer or deleting the selected
components and data.
Step 3. Completing program modification, repair, or removal
The modification, repair, or removal process will be displayed on screen, after
which you will be informed of its completion.
Removing the program generally requires you to restart your computer, since this
is necessary to account for modifications to your system. The program will ask if
you want to restart your computer. Click Yes to restart right away. To restart your
computer later, click No.
19.2. Uninstalling the program from
the command prompt
To uninstall Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations from the
command prompt, enter:
msiexec /x <package_name>
The Setup Wizard will open. You can use it to uninstall the application (see
Chapter 19 on pg. 279).
To uninstall the application in the noninteractive mode without restarting the
computer (the computer should be restarted manually after uninstalling), enter:
msiexec /x <package_name> /qn
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To uninstall the application in the noninteractive mode and then restart the
computer, enter:
msiexec /x <package_name> ALLOWREBOOT=1 /qn
If you opted for password protection against uninstalling the program when you
installed the program, you will need to enter the password protection when
uninstalling the program. Otherwise program cannot be uninstalled.
To remove the application by entering a password as evidence of the removal
privilege, enter:
msiexec /x <package_name> KLUNINSTPASSWD=****** – to
remove application in interactive mode;
msiexec /x <package_name> KLUNINSTPASSWD=****** /qn –
to remove application in non-interactive mode;
CHAPTER 20. ADMINISTERING
THE PROGRAM WITH
KASPERSKY
ADMINISTRATION KIT
Kaspersky Administration Kit is a system for centrally managing the key
administrative tasks in operating a security system for a company network,
based on the applications included in Kaspersky Anti-Virus Business Optimal.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations is one of the Kaspersky Lab
products that can be administered through its own interface, the command line
(these methods are described above in this User Guide) or using Kaspersky
Administration Kit (if the computer is a part of the centralized remote
administration system).
Perform the following steps to manage Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows
Workstations using the Kaspersky Administration Kit:
•
deploy Administration Server in the network; install Administration
Console at the administrator's workplace (for more details, see the
Administrator Guide for installing Kaspersky Administration Kit 6.0;
•
deploy Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations and
Administration Agent (included with Kaspersky Administration Kit) on the
network's computers. For more about remote installation of Kaspersky
Anti-Virus on network computers, see the Administrator Guide for
installing Kaspersky Administration Kit 6.0.
Note the following particulars of using Kaspersky Anti-Virus through
Kaspersky Administration Kit:
If computers in the network are have Kaspersky Anti-Virus 5.0 installed, you
must take the following steps before upgrading to 6.0 through Kaspersky
Administration Kit:
•
First, stop the previous version of the application (you can do this
remotely through Kaspersky Administration Kit);
•
Close all other application before beginning installation;
•
Restart the operating system on the remote computer after installation is
complete
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After upgrading the Kaspersky Lab administration plug-in through Kaspersky
Administration Kit, close Administration Console.
Administration Console (see Figure 106) allows you to administer the application
through Kaspersky Administration Kit. It provides a standard MMC-integrated
interface and allows the administrator to perform the following functions:
•
remotely install Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations and
Administration Agent on network computers
•
remotely configure Kaspersky Anti-Virus on network computers
•
update Kaspersky Anti-Virus threat signatures and modules
•
manage licenses for the application on network computers
•
view information about program operation on client computers
Figure 106. Kaspersky Administration Kit Administration Console
When administering the program centrally through Kaspersky Administration Kit,
the administrator determines the settings for policies, tasks, and the application.
Protection is designed around these settings.
Application settings are a set of general settings for program operation,
including general protection settings, Backup settings, etc.
Task is a specific action performed by the application. Tasks for Kaspersky AntiVirus 6.0 are divided by type (license key install tasks, on-demand scan tasks,
anti-virus database update rollback tasks, anti-virus database and application
module update tasks). Each specific task has a set of Kaspersky Anti-Virus
settings when performed (task settings).
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The key feature of centralized administration is grouping remote computers and
managing their settings by creating and configuring group policies.
Policy refers to a collection of settings for Kaspersky Anti-Virus operation within
a network group. The policy may also include restrictions on modifying the
configurations assigned when setting up the application or task.
A policy allows you to manage the complete functionality of the application, since
it contains both application settings and settings for all task types, except for
settings that must be configured directly when a task starts (for example, task
schedules).
20.1. Administering the application
Kaspersky Administration Kit gives you the opportunity to remotely start and
pause Kaspersky Anti-Virus on individual client computers, as well as configuring
general settings for the application, such as enabling/disabling computer
protection, configuring settings for Backup and Quarantine, and configuring
settings for creating reports.
To manage application settings:
1.
Select the group folder that contains the client computer in the Groups
folder (see Figure 106).
2.
In the result pane, select the computer for which you need to modify
application settings. Select the Applications command from the context
menu or the Actions menu.
3.
The Applications tab in the client computer properties window (see
Figure 107) displays a complete list of Kaspersky Lab applications
installed on the client computer. Select Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for
Windows Workstations.
There are buttons are under the list that you can use to:
•
View a list of events in application operation that have occurred on the
server and were recorded on the administration server
•
View statistical information on application operation
•
Configure the application settings (see 20.1.2 on pg. 287)
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Figure 107. List of Kaspersky Lab applications
20.1.1. Starting/stopping the application
You can start or pause Kaspersky Anti-Virus on a remote computer using the
commands from the context menu in the Computer name Properties window
(see Figure 107).
You can also do this using the Start/Stop buttons in the settings window on the
General tab (see Figure 109).
In the upper part of the window, you will find the name of the application
installed, information on the version, the install date, its status (whether the
application is running or paused on the local computer), and information about
the threat signature database status.
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Figure 108. Configuring Kaspersky Anti-Virus settings.
General tab
20.1.2. Configuring application settings
To view or modify application settings:
1.
Open the properties window for the client computer on the
Applications tab (see Figure 107).
2.
Select Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations. Click
the Properties button to open the application settings window (see
Figure 109).
All the tabs except for the Properties tab are standard for Kaspersky
Administration Kit. For more on the standard tabs, see the Administrator Guide.
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Figure 109. Configuring Kaspersky Anti-Virus settings.
Properties tab
If a policy has been created for the application (see 20.3.1 on pg. 296) that
prevents some settings from being reconfigured, they will not be editable when
configuring the application.
On the Properties tab, you can configure general protection settings, application
protection tools settings, and settings for creating and saving report statistics for
the application. To do so, select the needed value from the dropdown menu in
the upper portion of the window and configure settings.
Protection
On the Properties tab in the Protection section, you can:
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enable/disable real-time protection for a computer (see 6.1 on pg. 66);
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configure automatic startup for the application when the computer is
turned on (see 6.1.5 on pg. 70);
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create a trusted zone or an exclusion list (see 6.3 on pg. 71);
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select the types of malicious programs that the application will monitor
(see 6.2 on pg. 70);
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configure productivity settings for the application and multi-processor
configuration settings (see 6.6 on pg. 84).
Service
On the Properties tab in the Service section, you can:
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Configure notifications for events that occur (see 17.11.1.2 on pg. 257)
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Manage the application's self-defense feature and password protect
application settings (see 17.11.1.3 on pg. 258)
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Configure the appearance of the application (see 20.3.1 on pg. 296)
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Configure settings for compatibility between Kaspersky Anti-Virus and
other programs (see 17.11.1.3on pg. 258)
Data Files
In this window, you can configure settings for logging statistics on application
operation (see 17.3.1 on pg. 227) and specify how long files will be stored in
Backup (see 17.1.2 on pg. 221) and Quarantine (see 17.2.2 on pg. 224).
Network Settings
In this window, you can edit the list of ports that Kaspersky Anti-Virus uses for
scanning (see 17.7 on pg. 245) and enable/disable SSL scanning (see 17.8 on
pg. 247)
20.1.3. Configuring specific settings
When administering Kaspersky Anti-Virus through Kaspersky Administration Kit,
you can enable/disable interactivity and edit information on Technical Support.
To do so:
1.
Open the properties window for the client computer on the
Applications tab (see Figure 107). Select Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0
for Windows Workstations and click the Properties button. As a
result, an application settings window will open.
2.
Go to the Settings tab (see Figure 108). Select Service from the
dropdown menu in the upper part of the window.
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On the Service tab in the Appearance window, you can enable/disable
Kaspersky Anti-Virus interactivity on a remote computer: displaying the
Kaspersky Anti-Virus icon in the system tray, issuing notifications on events that
occur in the application (for example, detection of a dangerous object).
If
Enable interface interaction is checked, a user working on a remote
computer will see the Anti-Virus icon and pop-up messages and will have the
ability to make decisions on the next steps taken in notification windows
regarding events that occur. To disable application interactivity, deselect the
checkbox.
On the Custom support information tab in the window that opens when you
click the Settings button, you can edit the information on user technical support
that is displayed in the Service section of the Support item in Kaspersky AntiVirus (see Figure 97).
To change information in the upper field, enter the current text on the support
provided. In the field below, you can edit the hyperlinks that are displayed in the
Technical support online box that is pulled up when Support is selected in the
Service section.
You can edit the list of sources using the Add, Edit, and Delete buttons.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus will add a new link to the top of the list. To change the order
of the links in the list, use the Up/Down buttons.
If the window does not contain any data, the default information on technical
support is not subject to editing.
20.2. Managing tasks
This section lists information on managing tasks for Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for
Windows Workstations. For more on the concept of managing tasks through
Kaspersky Administration Kit 6.0, see the Administrator Guide for the program.
A list of system tasks is created for each computer when the application is
installed. This list (see Figure 110) includes real-time protection tasks (File AntiVirus, Web Anti-Virus, Mail Anti-Virus, Proactive Defense, Anti-Spy, and AntiHacker), virus scan tasks (My Computer, Startup Objects, Critical Areas), and
update tasks (threat signature and application module updates and update
rollbacks).
You can start system tasks and configure settings and schedules for them, but
they cannot be deleted.
In addition, you can create your own tasks, such as virus scans, application
updates and update rollbacks, as well as license key installation tasks
(see 20.2.2 on pg. 292).
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To view a list of the tasks created for a client computer:
1.
Select the group folder that contains the client computer in the Groups
folder (see Figure 106).
Figure 110. List of application tasks
2.
In the result pane, select the computer for which you want to view a list
of local tasks. Use the Tasks command from the context menu or the
same command on the Actions menu. Then in the main window a
window will open displaying the properties of the client computer.
3.
The Tasks tab (see Figure 110) displays a complete list of tasks
created for that client computer.
20.2.1. Starting and stopping tasks
Tasks are started on the client computer only if the corresponding application
is running (see 20.1.1 on pg. 286). If the application is stopped, all tasks
started will be terminated.
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Tasks are started and paused automatically, according to a schedule, or
manually using commands from the context menu and from the View Task
Settings window. You can also pause tasks and resume them.
To start/stop/pause/resume a task manually:
Select the necessary task (group or global) from the results pan, open the
context menu, and select Start/Stop/Pause/Resume or use the same
commands on the Action menu.
You can initiate the same operations for all task types from the task settings
window on the General tab (see Figure 111), using the same command buttons.
20.2.2. Creating tasks
When working with the application through Kaspersky Administration Kit, you can
create:
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Local tasks, configured for individual computers
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Group tasks, configured for computers joined in one network group
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Global tasks, configured for any set of computers from any network group
You can modify task settings, monitor their performance, copy and move tasks
from one group to another, and also delete them using the standard commands
Copy/Paste, Cut/Paste, and Delete from the context menu, or the same
commands from the Action menu.
20.2.2.1. Creating local tasks
To create a local task, take the following steps:
1.
Open the local client properties window on the Tasks tab (see Figure
110).
2.
Click the Add button to add a new local task. A task creation wizard will
then start up that consists of a series of windows or steps that you can
navigate between using the Back and Next buttons. You complete the
wizard by pressing Finish. The Cancel button will stop the Wizard at
any point.
Step 1. Entering general data on the task
The first master window is introductory: here you must specify the name of the
task (the Name field).
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Step 2. Selecting an application and task type
In this step, you must specify the application for which the task is being created
(Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations). You must also select the
task type. The possible tasks for Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 are:
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Virus scan – scans for viruses in the areas specified by the user
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Update – retrieves and applies update packs for the program
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Update Rollback – rolls back to the last program update made
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License key install – adds a new license key for using the application
Step 3. Configuring settings for the selected task type
Depending on the task type selected in the previous step, the contents of the
following windows can vary:
VIRUS SCAN
The virus scan task configuration window requires you to specify the action
Kaspersky Anti-Virus is to take when it detects a dangerous object (see 14.4.4
on pg. 196). You must also create a list of objects to be scanned (see 14.2 on
pg. 188).
UPDATE
For threat signature and application module update tasks, you must specify the
source that will be used to download updates (see 16.4.1 on pg. 209). The
default update source is the Kaspersky Administration Kit update server.
UPDATE ROLLBACK
There are no specific settings for rolling back the most recent update.
INSTALL LICENSE KEY
For license key installation tasks, specify the path to the key file with the Browse
button. To make an added key a backup, check
Add as backup key. The
backup license key will become active when the current license key expires.
Information about the key added (license number, type, and expiration date) is
displayed in the field below.
Step 4. Selecting a user profile
In this step, you are asked to configure tasks to start under a user account with
sufficient privileges to access the object being scanned or update source (for
more details, see 6.4on pg. 81).
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Step 5. Setting up a schedule
After configuring task settings, you will be asked to configure an automatic task
schedule.
To do so, select the frequency for running the task from the dropdown menu and
adjust the schedule settings in the lower part of the window.
Step 6. Finishing creating a task
The last window of the wizard will inform you that you have successfully creating
a task.
20.2.2.2. Creating group tasks
To create a group task, take the following steps:
1.
Select the group for which you want to create a task from the console
tree.
2.
Select its Tasks (see Figure 106) folder, open the context menu, and
select the CreateÆTask command, or use the same command on the
Action menu. The task creation wizard will then start, similar to the
local task create wizard (for more, see 20.2.2.1 on pg. 292). Follow its
instructions.
When the wizard is finished, the task will be added to the Tasks folder of that
group and all the groups under it, and it will be visible in the results pane.
20.2.2.3. Creating global tasks
To create a global task, take the following steps:
1.
Select the Global tasks node from the console tree (see Figure 106),
open the context menu, and select the CreateÆTask command, or use
the same command on the Action menu.
2.
The task creation wizard will then start, similar to the local task create
wizard (for more, see 20.2.2.1 on pg. 292). The exception is that there
is a stage for creating a list of client computers from the network for
which the global task is being created.
3.
Select from the network the computers that will run the task. You can
select computers from multiple folders or select an entire folder (for
more details, see the Administrator Guide for Kaspersky Administration
Kit 6.0).
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Global tasks are only performed on a selected set of computers. If new client
computers are added to a group with computers for which a remote installation
task has been created, this task will not run for them. You must create a new
task or make corresponding changes to the settings of the existing task.
When the wizard is finished, a global task will be added to the Global tasks
node of the console tree and will be visible in the results pane.
20.2.3. Configuring specific task settings
To view and modify client computer task settings:
1.
Open the properties window for the client computer on the Tasks tab
(see Figure 110).
2.
Select the task from the list and click the Properties button. As a result,
a task settings window will open (see Figure 111).
Figure 111. Configuring task settings
All the tabs except for the Settings tab are standard for Kaspersky
Administration Kit 6.0. They are covered in greater depth in the Administrator
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User Guide. The Settings tab contains specific settings for Kaspersky Anti-Virus.
The contents of this tab vary depending on the task type selected.
Configuration of program task settings through the Kaspersky Administration Kit
interface is similar to configuration through the local Kaspersky Anti-Virus
interface, with the exception of the settings that are configured individually for
each user, such as Anti-Spam white and black lists. See Chapter 7 – Chapter 16
on pp. 86 – 205 of this user guide for a more in-depth description of
configuration of task settings.
If a policy has been created for the application (see 20.3 on pg. 296) that blocks
some settings from being reconfigured, they will not be editable when configuring
tasks.
20.3. Managing policies
Setting up policies allows you to apply universal application and task settings to
client computers that belong to a single network group.
This section includes information on creating and configuring policies for
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations. For more on the concept of
managing tasks through Kaspersky Administration Kit 6.0, see the Administrator
Guide for the program.
20.3.1. Creating policies
To create a policy for Kaspersky Anti-Virus, take the following steps:
1.
In the Groups folder (see Figure 106), select the group of computers for
which you need to create a policy.
2.
Select Policies folder that belongs to the selected group, open the
context menu, and use the CreateÆPolicy command. A Create New
Policy window will appear.
Policies are created in a windows wizard and consists of a series of windows or
steps that you can navigate between using the Back and Next buttons. You
finish the wizard by pressing Finish. The Cancel button will stop the Wizard at
any point.
During each step of creating a policy, the settings entered can be locked with the
button. If the lock on the button is closed, in the future the values assigned by
the policy created will be used when you use the policy on client computers.
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Entering general data on the policy
The first step of the wizard is introductory. In the first wizard window, you must
specify the name of the policy (Name field). In the second, select Kaspersky
Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations from the Application name
dropdown menu. If you want the policy settings to take effect immediately after
creating it, check Make policy active.
Step 2. Selecting a policy status
This window will ask you to specify the policy status. To do so, move the switch
to the need position: active policy or inactive policy.
Several policies may be created in a group for one application, but only one of
them can be the current (active) policy.
Step 3. Selecting and configuring protection components
In this stage, you can enable, disable and the configure protection components
that will be used in the policy.
All protection components are enabled by default. To disable a component,
deselect the textbox next to its name. To fine-tune protection settings or to
configure File Anti-Virus, select it from the list and click the Settings button.
Step 4. Configuring virus scan settings
In this step, you can configure the settings that will be used by virus scan tasks.
In the Security level section, select one of the preset security options
(see 14.4.1 on pg. 192). Click the Settings button to fine-tune the level selected.
To restore the Recommended settings, click the Default button.
In the Action section, specify the action that Anti-Virus should take when a
dangerous object is detected (see 14.4.4 on pg. 196).
Step 5. Configuring update settings
In this window, configure settings for the Kaspersky Anti-Virus update distribution
feature.
In the Update settings section, specify what is being updated (see 16.4.2 on pg.
211). In the window that opens when you click the Settings button, assign local
network settings (see 16.4.3 on pg. 213) and specify the update source (see
16.4.1 on pg.208).
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In the Actions after updating section, enable/disable scanning of Quarantine
after receiving a new update pack (see 16.4.4 on pg. 215).
Step 6. Enforcing the policy
In this step, select a method for policy enforcement on client computers of the
group (for more details, see the Administrator Guide for Kaspersky
Administration Kit 6.0).
Step 7. Finishing creating a policy
The final window of the wizard tells you that you have successfully created a
policy.
Once the wizard is completed, the Kaspersky Anti-Virus policy will be added to
the Policies folder (see Figure 106) for the corresponding group and will be
visible in the results pane.
You can edit the settings of the policy created and set restrictions on modifying
its settings using the
button for each settings group. A user on the client
computer will not be able to change settings if they are locked this way. The
policy will be applied to client computers the first time the clients synchronize
with the server.
You can copy or move policies from one group to another and to delete them
using the standard commands Copy/Paste, Cut/Paste, and Delete from the
context menu and the same commands from the Action menu.
20.3.2. Viewing and editing policy settings
At the editing stage, you can modify the policy and block modification to settings
in nested group policies and in application and task settings.
To view and edit policy settings:
1.
Select the computer group for which settings must be edited from the
console tree in the Groups folder.
2.
Select the Policies folder that belongs to that group (see Figure 106).
When you do so, the results pane will display all the policies created for
the group.
3.
Select the policy you need from the list of policies for Kaspersky AntiVirus 6.0 for Windows Workstations (the application name is
specified in the Application field).
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Select the Properties command from the context menu for the selected
policy. A policy settings window will open for the application contain
several tabs (see Figure 112).
Figure 112. Configuring policy settings
All the tabs except for Settings are standard for Kaspersky Administration Kit
(for more details, see the Administrator Guide for the program).
The Settings tab contains policy settings for Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0. Policy
settings include program settings (see 20.1.2 on pg. 287) and task settings
(see 20.1.3 on pg. 289).
To configure settings, select the needed value from the dropdown menu and
configure the settings.
CHAPTER 21. FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS
This chapter is devoted to the most frequently asked questions from users
pertaining to installation, setup and operation of the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for
Windows Workstations; here we shall try to answer them here in detail.
Question: Is it possible to use Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations
6.0 with anti-virus products of other vendors?
No. We recommend uninstalling anti-virus products of other vendors
prior to installation of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations to
avoid software conflicts.
Question: Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations does not rescan files
that have been scanned earlier. Why?
This is true. Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations does not
rescan files that have not changed since the last scan.
That has become possible due to new iChecker and iStream
technologies. The technology is implemented in the program using a
database of file checksums and file checksum storage in alternate
NTFS streams.
Question: Why do I need the license key file? Will Kaspersky Anti-Virus for
Windows Workstations work without it?
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations will run without a
license key, although you will not be able to access the Updater and
Technical Support.
If you still have not decided whether to purchase Kaspersky Anti-Virus
for Windows Workstations, we can provide you with a trial license that
will work for either two weeks or a month. Once that time has elapsed,
the key will expire.
Question: After the installation of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations
the operating system started “behaving” strangely (“blue screen of
death”, frequent restarting, etc.) What should I do?
Although rare, it is possible that Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations and other software installed on your computer will conflict.
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In order to restore the functionality of your operating system do the
following:
1.
Press the F8 key repeatedly between the time when the computer
just started loading until the boot menu is displayed.
2.
Select Safe Mode and load the operating system.
3.
Open Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations.
4.
Use the Settings link in the main window and select the Protection
section in the program settings window.
5.
Uncheck Launch Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 at startup and click
OK.
6.
Reboot the operating system in regular mode.
After this contact the Technical Support Service through the Kaspersky
Lab’s corporate website (ServicesÆTechnical Support). Describe in
detail the problem and the circumstances in which this problem occurs.
Make sure that you attach to your question a file containing a complete
dump of Microsoft Windows operating system. In order to create this
file, do the following:
1.
Right-click My computer and select the Properties item in the
shortcut menu that will open.
2.
Select the Advanced tab in the System Properties window and
then press the Settings button in the Startup and Recovery
section.
3.
Select the Complete memory dump option from the drop-down list
in the Write debugging information section of the Startup and
Recovery window.
4.
By default, the dump file will be saved into the system folder as
memory.dmp. You can change the dump storage folder by editing
the folder name in the corresponding field.
5.
Reproduce the problem related to the operation of Kaspersky AntiVirus for Windows Workstations.
6.
Make sure that the complete memory dump file was successfully
saved.
APPENDIX A. REFERENCE
INFORMATION
This appendix contains reference materials on the file formats and extension
masks used in Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations settings, and
information is also provided on settings in the file setup.ini, which is used when
installing the program in hidden mode.
A.1. List of files scanned by
extension
If
Scan Programs and Documents (By Extension) is selected as the File
Antivirus scan option or virus scan task, files with the extensions listed below will
be analyzed closely for viruses. These file types are also scanned by Mail AntiVirus if message attachment scanning is activated:
com – executable file for a program
exe – executable file or self-extracting archive
sys – system driver
prg – program text for dBase, Clipper or Microsoft Visual FoxPro, or a
WAVmaker program
bin – binary file
bat – batch file
cmd – command file for Microsoft Windows NT (similar to a .bat file for
DOS), OS/2
dpl – compressed Borland Delphi library
dll – dynamic loading library
scr – Microsoft Windows splash screen
cpl – Microsoft Windows control panel module
ocx – Microsoft OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) object
tsp – program that runs in split-time mode
drv – device driver
vxd – Microsoft Windows virtual device driver
pif – program information file
lnk – Microsoft Windows link file
reg – Microsoft Windows system registry key file
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ini – initialization file
cla – Java class
vbs – Visual Basic script
vbe – BIOS video extension
js, jse – JavaScript source text
htm – hypertext document
htt – Microsoft Windows hypertext header
hta – hypertext program for Microsoft Internet Explorer
asp – Active Server Pages script
chm – compiled HTML file
pht – HTML with built-in PHP scripts
php – script built into HTML files
wsh – Windows Script Host file
wsf – Microsoft Windows script
the – Microsoft Windows 95 desktop wallpaper
hlp – Win Help file
eml – Microsoft Outlook Express email file
nws – Microsoft Outlook Express new email file
msg – Microsoft Mail email file
plg – email
mbx – extension for saved Microsoft Office Outlook emails
doс* – a Microsoft Word document, such as: doс – a Microsoft Word
document, docx – a Microsoft Word 2007 document with XML support,
docm – a Microsoft Word 2007 document with Macro support
dot* – a Microsoft Word document template, such as, dot – a Microsoft Word
document template, dotx – a Microsoft Word 2007 document template,
dotm – a Microsoft Word 2007 document template with Macro support
fpm – database program, start file for Microsoft Visual FoxPro
rtf – Rich Text Format document
shs – Shell Scrap Object Handler fragment
dwg – AutoCAD blueprint database
msi – Microsoft Windows Installer package
otm – VBA project for Microsoft Office Outlook
pdf – Adobe Acrobat document
swf – Shockwave Flash file
jpg, jpeg, png – compressed image graphics format
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emf – Enhanced Metafile format Next generation of Microsoft Windows OS
metafiles. EMF files are not supported by 16-bit Microsoft Windows
ico – icon file
ov? – Microsoft DOC executable files
xl* – – Microsoft Office Excel documents and files, such as: xla - Microsoft
Office Excel extension, xlc - diagram, xlt - document templates. xlsx – a
Microsoft Excel 2007 workbook, xltm – a Microsoft Excel 2007
workbook with Macro support, xlsb – a Microsoft Excel 2007 in binary
(non-XML) format, xltx – a Microsoft Excel 2007 template, xlsm – a
Microsoft Excel 2007 template with Macro support, xlam – a Microsoft
Excel 2007 plugin with Macro support.
pp* – Microsoft Office Excel documents and files, such as: xla - Microsoft
Office Excel extension, xlc - diagram, xlt - document templates. xlsx – a
Microsoft Excel 2007 workbook, xltm – a Microsoft Excel 2007
workbook with Macro support, xlsb – a Microsoft Excel 2007 in binary
(non-XML) format, xltx – a Microsoft Excel 2007 template, xlsm – a
Microsoft Excel 2007 template with Macro support, xlam – a Microsoft
Excel 2007 plugin with Macro support.
md* – Microsoft Office Access documents and files, such as: mda –
Microsoft Office Access work group, mdb – database, etc.
sldx – a Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 slide.
sldm – a Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 slide with Macro support.
thmx – a Microsoft Office 2007 theme.
Remember that the actual format of a file may not correspond with the format
indicated in the file extension.
A.2. Possible file exclusion masks
Let’s look at some examples of possible masks that you can use when creating
file exclusion lists:
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Masks without file paths:
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*.exe – all files with the extension .exe
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*.ex? – all files with the extension .ex?, where ? can represent
any one character
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test – all files with the name test
Masks with absolute file paths:
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C:\dir\*.* or C:\dir\* or C:\dir\ – all files in folder C:\dir\
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C:\dir\*.exe – all files with extension .exe in folder C:\dir\
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C:\dir\*.ex? – all files with extension .ex? in folder C:\dir\,
where ? can represent any one character
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C:\dir\test – only the file C:\dir\test
If you do not want the program to scan files in the subfolders of this
folder, uncheck Include subfolders when creating the mask.
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Masks with relative file paths:
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dir\*.* or dir\* or dir\ – all files in all dir\ folders
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dir\test – all test files in dir\ folders
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dir\*.exe – all files with the extension .exe in all dir\ folders
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dir\*.ex? – all files with the extension .ex? in all C:\dir\ folders,
where ? can represent any one character
If you do not want the program to scan files in the subfolders of this
folder, uncheck Include subfolders when creating the mask.
Tip:
*.* and * exclusion masks can only be used if you assign a verdict excluded
according to the Virus Encyclopedia. Otherwise the threat specified will not be
detected in any objects. Using these masks without selecting a verdict
essentially disables monitoring.
We also do not recommend that you select a virtual drive created on the basis
of a file system directory using the subst command as an exclusion. There is no
point in doing so, since during the scan, the program perceives this virtual drive
as a folder and consequently scans it.
A.3. Possible threat exclusion
masks
When adding threats with a certain verdict from the Virus Encyclopedia
classification as exclusions, you can specify:
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the full name of the threat as given in the Virus Encyclopedia at
www.viruslist.com
(for
example,
not-avirus:RiskWare.RemoteAdmin.RA.311 or Flooder.Win32.Fuxx);
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threat name by mask. For example:
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not-a-virus* – excludes potential dangerous programs from the
scan, as well as joke programs.
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*Riskware.* – excludes riskware from the scan.
•
*RemoteAdmin.* – excludes
programs from the scan.
all
remote
administration
A.4. Overview of settings in setup.ini
The file setup.ini, located in the Kaspersky Anti-Virus installation folder, is used
when installing the program in noninteractive mode from the command prompt
(see 3.3 on pg. 44) or using Group Policy Object Editor (see 3.4 on pg.45). The
file contains the following settings :
[Setup] – general settings for program installation.
InstallDir=<path to program installation folder>.
Reboot=yes|no – whether the computer should restart after the program is
installed (does not restart by default).
SelfProtection=yes|no – whether Kaspersky Anti-Virus should enable SelfDefense during installation (enabled by default).
[Components] – selects the components to install. If no components are
specified, all will be installed. If any components are specified, the components
that are not listed are not installed.
FileMonitor=yes|no – installs File Anti-Virus
MailMonitor=yes|no – installs Mail Anti-Virus
WebMonitor=yes|no – installs Web Anti-Virus
ProactiveDefence=yes|no – installs Proactive Defense
AntiSpy=yes|no – installs Anti-Spy
AntiHacker=yes|no – installs Anti-Hacker
AntiSpam=yes|no – installs Anti-Spam
[Tasks] – enables Kaspersky Anti-Virus tasks If no tasks are specified, all tasks
will run after installation. If any tasks are specified, all tasks that are not listed will
be disabled.
ScanMyComputer=yes|no – task for complete scan of computer
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ScanStartup=yes|no – task for scanning startup objects
ScanCritical=yes|no – task for scanning critical areas
Updater=yes|no – task for updating threat signatures and program modules
Instead of the value yes, you can use the values 1, on, enable, or enabled, and
instead of no you can use – 0, off, disable, or disabled.
APPENDIX B. KASPERSKY LAB
Founded in 1997, Kaspersky Lab has become a recognized leader in information
security technologies. It produces a wide range of data security software and
delivers high-performance, comprehensive solutions to protect computers and
networks against all types of malicious programs, unsolicited and unwanted
email messages, and hacker attacks.
Kaspersky Lab is an international company. Headquartered in the Russian
Federation, the company has representative offices in the United Kingdom,
France, Germany, Japan, USA (CA), the Benelux countries, China, Poland, and
Romania. A new company department, the European Anti-Virus Research
Centre, has recently been established in France. Kaspersky Lab's partner
network incorporates more than 500 companies worldwide.
Today, Kaspersky Lab employs more than 450 specialists, each of whom is
proficient in anti-virus technologies, with 10 of them holding M.B.A. degrees, 16
holding Ph.Ds, and senior experts holding membership in the Computer AntiVirus Researchers Organization (CARO).
Kaspersky Lab offers best-of-breed security solutions, based on its unique
experience and knowledge, gained in over 14 years of fighting computer viruses.
A thorough analysis of computer virus activities enables the company to deliver
comprehensive protection from current and future threats. Resistance to future
attacks is the basic policy implemented in all Kaspersky Lab's products. At all
times, the company’s products remain at least one step ahead of many other
vendors in delivering extensive anti-virus coverage for home users and corporate
customers alike.
Years of hard work have made the company one of the top security software
manufacturers. Kaspersky Lab was one of the first businesses of its kind to
develop the highest standards for anti-virus defense. The company’s flagship
product, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, provides full-scale protection for all tiers of a
network, including workstations, file servers, email systems, firewalls, Internet
gateways, and hand-held computers. Its convenient and easy-to-use
management tools ensure advanced automation for rapid virus protection across
an enterprise. Many well-known manufacturers use the Kaspersky Anti-Virus
kernel, including Nokia ICG (USA), F-Secure (Finland), Aladdin (Israel), Sybari
(USA), G Data (Germany), Deerfield (USA), Alt-N (USA), Microworld (India) and
BorderWare (Canada).
Kaspersky Lab's customers benefit from a wide range of additional services that
ensure both stable operation of the company's products, and compliance with
specific business requirements. Kaspersky Lab's anti-virus database is updated
every hour. The company provides its customers with a 24-hour technical
support service, which is available in several languages to accommodate its
international clientele.
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B.1. Other Kaspersky Lab Products
Kaspersky Lab News Agent
The News Agent is intended for timely delivery of news published by Kaspersky
Lab, notifications about the current status of virus activity, and fresh news. The
program reads the list of available news feeds and their content from the
Kaspersky Lab news server at specified intervals.
News Agent enables users to;
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See the current virus forecast in the system tray
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Subscribe to and unsubscribe from news feeds
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Retrieve news from each selected feed at the specified interval and
receive notifications about fresh news
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Review news on the selected feeds
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Review the list of feeds and their status
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Open full article text in your browser
News Agent is a stand-alone Microsoft Windows application that can be used
independently or may be bundled with various integrated solutions offered by
Kaspersky Lab Ltd.
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Kaspersky OnLine Scanner
This program is a free service provided to the visitors of Kaspersky Lab's
corporate website. The service delivers an efficient online anti-virus scan of your
computer. Kaspersky OnLine Scanner runs directly from your browser. This way,
users receive quick responses to questions regarding potential infectionson their
computers. Using the service, visitors can:
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Exclude archives and e-mail databases from scanning
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Select standard/extended databases for scanning
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Save a report on the scanning results in .txt or .html formats
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Kaspersky OnLine Scanner Pro
The program is a subscription service available to the visitors of Kaspersky Lab's
corporate website. The service delivers an efficient online anti-virus scan of your
computer and disinfects dangerous files. Kaspersky OnLine Scanner Pro runs
directly from your browser. Using the service, visitors can:
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Exclude archives and e-mail databases from scanning
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Select standard/extended databases for scanning
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Save a report on the scanning results in .txt or .html formats
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Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0 is designed to safeguard personal computers against
malicious software as an optimal combination of conventional methods of antivirus protection and new proactive technologies.
The program provides for complex anti-virus checks, including:
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Anti-virus scanning of e-mail traffic on the level of data transmission
protocol (POP3, IMAP and NNTP for incoming mail and SMTP for
outgoing messages), regardless of the mail client being used, as well as
disinfection of e-mail databases.
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Real-time anti-virus scanning of Internet traffic transferred via HTTP.
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Anti-virus scanning of individual files, folders, or drives. In addition, a
preset scan task can be used to initiate anti-virus analysis exclusively for
critical areas of the operating system and start-up objects of Microsoft
Windows.
Proactive protection offers the following features:
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Controls modifications within the file system. The program allows
users to create a list of applications, which it will control on a per
component basis. It helps protect application integrity against the
influence of malicious software.
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Monitors processes in random-access memory. Kaspersky Anti-Virus
7.0 in a timely manner notifies users whenever it detects dangerous,
suspicious or hidden processes or in case when unauthorized changes in
active processes occur.
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Monitors changes in OS registry due to internal system registry control.
•
Hidden Processes Monitor helps protect from malicious code concealed
in the operating system using rootkit technologies.
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Heuristic Analyzer. When scanning a program, the analyzer emulates its
execution and logs all suspicious activity, such as, opening or writing to a
file, interrupt vector intercepts, etc. A decision is made based on this
procedure regarding possible infection of the program with a virus.
Emulation occurs in an isolated virtual environment which reliably protects
the computer of infection.
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Performs system restore after malware attacks by logging all changes
to the registry and computer file system and rolls them back at user's
discretion.
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Kaspersky® Internet Security 7.0
Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 is an integrated solution for protection of
personal computers against the major information- threats (viruses, hackers,
spam and spyware). A single interface enables fusers to configure and manage
all the program’s components.
The anti-virus protection features include:
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Anti-virus scanning of e-mail traffic on the level of data transmission
protocol (POP3, IMAP and NNTP for incoming mail and SMTP for
outgoing messages), regardless of the mail client being used. The
program includes plug-ins for popular e-mail clients (such as Microsoft
Office Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express/Windows Mail, and The Bat!)
and supports disinfection of their e-mail databases.
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Real-time anti-virus scanning of Internet traffic transferred via HTTP.
•
File system protection: anti-virus scanning of individual files, folders or
drives. In addition, the application can perform anti-virus analysis
exclusively for critical areas of the operating system and Microsoft
Windows start-up objects.
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Proactive protection: the program constantly monitors application
activity and processes running in random-access memory, preventing
dangerous changes to the file system and registry, and restores the
system after malicious influence.
Protection against Internet-fraud is ensured by recognition of phishing attacks,
thereby preventing confidential data leaks (above all passwords, bank account
and credit card numbers) and blocking execution of dangerous scripts on web
pages, pop-up windows and advertisement banners. The autodialer blocking
feature helps identify software that attempts to use your modem for hidden
unauthorized connections to paid phone services and blocks such activity.
Privacy Control module keeps your confidential information secure from
unauthorized access and transmission. Parental Control is a Kaspersky Internet
Security component that monitors user access to the Internet.
Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 registers attempts to scan the ports of your
computer, which frequently precede network attacks, and successfully defends
against typical network attacks. The program uses defined rules as a basis for
control over all network transactions tracking all incoming and outgoing data
packets. Stealth Mode (owing to the SmartStealth™ technology) prevents
computer detection from outside. When you switch to Stealth Mode, the
system blocks all network activity except for a few transactions allowed in userdefined rules.
The program employs an all-inclusive approach to anti-spam filtering of incoming
e-mail messages:
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Verification against black and white lists of recipients (including addresses
of phishing sites)
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Inspection of phrases in message body
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Analysis of message text using a learning algorithm
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Recognition of spam sent in image files
Kaspersky Anti-Virus Mobile
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus Mobile provides antivirus protection for mobile devices
running Symbian OS and Microsoft Windows Mobile. The program provides
comprehensive virus scanning, including:
•
On-demand scans of the mobile device's onboard memory, memory
cards, an individual folder, or a specific file; if an infected file is
detected, it is moved to Quarantine or deleted
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Real-time scanning – all incoming and outgoing files are automatically
scanned, as well as files when attempts are made to access them
•
Protection from text message spam
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for File Servers
This software package provides reliable protection for file systems on servers
running Microsoft Windows, Novell NetWare, Linux and Samba from all types of
malware. The suite includes the following Kaspersky Lab applications:
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Kaspersky Administration Kit.
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Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Server.
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Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux File Server.
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Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Novell Netware.
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Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Samba Server.
Features and functionality:
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Protects server file systems in real time: All server files are scanned when
opened or saved on the server
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Prevents virus outbreaks;
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On-demand scans of the entire file system or individual files and folders;
•
Use of optimization technologies when scanning objects in the server file
system;
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System rollback after virus attacks;
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Scalability of the software package within the scope of system resources
available;
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Monitoring of the system load balance;
•
Creating a list of trusted processes whose activity on the server is not
subject to control by the software package;
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Remote administration of the software package, including centralized
installation, configuration, and administration;
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Saving backup copies of infected and deleted objects in case you need to
restore them;
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Quarantining suspicious objects;
•
Send notifications on events in program operation to the system
administrator;
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Log detailed reports;
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Automatically update program databases.
Kaspersky Open Space Security
Kaspersky Open Space Security is a software package withal new approach to
security for today's corporate networks of any size, providing centralized
protection information systems and support for remote offices and mobile users.
The suite includes four programs:
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Kaspersky Work Space Security
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Kaspersky Business Space Security
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Kaspersky Enterprise Space Security
•
Kaspersky Total Space Security
Specifics on each program are given below.
Kaspersky WorkSpace Security is a program for centralized protection
of workstations inside and outside of corporate networks from all of
today's Internet threats (viruses, spyware, hacker attacks, and spam).
Features and functionality:
•
Comprehensive protection from viruses, spyware, hacker
attacks, and spam;
•
Proactive Defense from new malicious programs whose
signatures are not yet added to the database;
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Personal Firewall with intrusion detection system and network
attack warnings;
•
Rollback for malicious system modifications;
•
Protection from phishing attacks and junk mail;
•
Dynamic resource redistribution during complete system scans;
•
Remote administration of the software package, including
centralized installation, configuration, and administration;
•
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Support for Cisco NAC (Network Admission Control);
•
Scanning of e-mail and Internet traffic in real time;
•
Blocking of popup windows and banner ads when on the
Internet;
•
Secure operation in any type of network, including Wi-Fi;
•
Rescue disk creation tools that enable you to restore your
system after a virus outbreak;
•
An extensive reporting system on protection status;
•
Automatic database updates;
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Full support for 64-bit operating systems;
•
Optimization of program performance on laptops (Intel
Centrino® Duo technology);
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Remote disinfection capability
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Intel vPro™).
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(Intel® Active Management,
Kaspersky Business Space Security provides optimal protection of
your company's information resources from today's Internet threats.
Kaspersky Business Space Security protects workstations and file servers
from all types of viruses, Trojans, and worms, prevents virus outbreaks,
and secures information while providing instant access to network
resources for users.
Features and functionality:
•
Remote administration of the software package, including
centralized installation, configuration, and administration;
•
Support for Cisco® NAC (Network Admission Control);
•
Protection of workstations and file servers from all types of
Internet threats;
•
iSwift technology to avoid rescanning files within the network;
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Distribution of load among server processors;
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Quarantining suspicious objects from workstations;
•
Rollback for malicious system modifications;
•
scalability of the software package within the scope of system
resources available;
•
Proactive Defense for workstations from new malicious
programs whose signatures are not yet added to the database;
•
Scanning of e-mail and Internet traffic in real time;
•
Personal Firewall with intrusion detection system and network
attack warnings;
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Protection while using Wi-Fi networks;
•
Self-Defense from malicious programs;
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Quarantining suspicious objects;
•
automatic database updates.
Kaspersky Enterprise Space Security
This program includes components for protecting linked workstations and
servers from all today's Internet threats. It deletes viruses from e-mail,
keeping information safe while providing secure access to network
resources for users.
Features and functionality:
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Protection of workstations and file servers from viruses,
Trojans, and worms;
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Protection of Sendmail, Qmail, Postfix and Exim mail servers;
•
Scanning of all e-mails on Microsoft Exchange Server, including
shared folders;
•
Processing of e-mails, databases, and other objects for Lotus
Domino servers;
•
Protection from phishing attacks and junk mail;
•
preventing mass mailings and virus outbreaks;
•
scalability of the software package within the scope of system
resources available ;
•
Remote administration of the software package, including
centralized installation, configuration, and administration;
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Support for Cisco ® NAC (Network Admission Control);
•
Proactive Defense for workstations from new malicious
programs whose signatures are not yet added to the database ;
•
Personal Firewall with intrusion detection system and network
attack warnings ;
•
Secure operation while using Wi-Fi networks;
•
Scans Internet traffic in real time;
•
Rollback for malicious system modifications;
•
Dynamic resource redistribution during complete system scans;
•
Quarantining suspicious objects ;
•
An extensive reporting system on protection system status;
•
automatic database updates.
Kaspersky Total Space Security
This solution monitors all inbound and outbound data streams (e-mail,
Internet, and all network interactions). It includes components for
protecting workstations and mobile devices, keeps information safe while
providing secure access for users to the company's information resources
and the Internet, and ensures secure e-mail communications.
Features and functionality:
•
Comprehensive protection from viruses, spyware, hacker
attacks, and spam on all levels of the corporate network, from
workstations to Internet gateways;
•
Proactive Defense for workstations from new malicious
programs whose signatures are not yet added to the database ;
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Protection of mail servers and linked servers;
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Scans Internet traffic (HTTP/FTP) entering the local area
network in real time;
•
scalability of the software package within the scope of system
resources available ;
•
Blocking access from infected workstations;
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Prevents virus outbreaks;
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Centralized reporting on protection status;
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Remote administration of the software package, including
centralized installation, configuration, and administration;
•
Support for Cisco® NAC (Network Admission Control);
•
Support for hardware proxy servers;
•
Filters Internet traffic using a trusted server list, object types,
and user groups;
•
iSwift technology to avoid rescanning files within the network ;
•
Dynamic resource redistribution during complete system
scans;
•
Personal Firewall with intrusion detection system and network
attack warnings ;
•
Secure operation for users on any type of network, including
Wi-Fi;
•
Protection from phishing attacks and junk mail;
•
Remote disinfection capability (Intel® Active Management,
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Intel vPro™);
•
Rollback for malicious system modifications;
•
Self-Defense from malicious programs;
•
full support for 64-bit operating systems;
•
automatic database updates.
Kaspersky Security for Mail Servers
This program is for protecting mail servers and linked servers from malicious
programs and spam. The program includes application for protecting all standard
mail servers (Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes/Domino, Sendmail, Qmail, Postfix
and Exim) and also enables you to configure a dedicated e-mail gateway. The
solution includes:
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Kaspersky Administration Kit.
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Kaspersky Mail Gateway.
•
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Lotus Notes/Domino.
•
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Microsoft Exchange.
•
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux Mail Server.
Its features include:
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Reliable protection from malicious or potentially dangerous programs;
•
Junk mail filtering;
•
Scans incoming and outgoing e-mails and attachments;
•
Scans all e-mails on Microsoft Exchange Server for viruses, including
shared folders;
•
Processes e-mails, databases, and other objects for Lotus Notes/Domino
servers;
•
Filters e-mails by attachment type;
•
Quarantines suspicious objects;
•
Easy-to-use administration system for the program;
•
Prevents virus outbreaks;
•
Monitors protection system status using notifications;
•
Reporting system for program operation;
•
scalability of the software package within the scope of system resources
available ;
•
automatic database updates.
Kaspersky Security for Internet Gateways
This program provides secure access to the Internet for all an organization's
employees, automatically deleting malware and riskware from the data incoming
on HTTP/FTP. The solution includes:
•
Kaspersky Administration Kit.
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Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Proxy Server.
•
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Microsoft ISA Server.
•
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Check Point FireWall-1.
Its features include:
•
Reliable protection from malicious or potentially dangerous programs;
•
Scans Internet traffic (HTTP/FTP) in real time;
•
Filters Internet traffic using a trusted server list, object types, and user
groups;
•
Quarantines suspicious objects;
•
Easy-to-use administration system;
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Reporting system for program operation;
•
Support for hardware proxy servers;
•
Scalability of the software package within the scope of system resources
available ;
•
Automatic database updates.
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Kaspersky Anti-Spam
Kaspersky® Anti-Spam is a cutting-edge software suite designed to help
organizations with small- and medium-sized networks wage war against the
onslaught of unsolicited e-mail messages (spam). The product combines the
revolutionary technology of linguistic analysis with modern methods of e-mail
filtration, including DNS Black Lists and formal letter features. Its unique
combination of services allows users to identify and wipe out up to 95% of
unwanted traffic.
Installed at the entrance to a network, where it monitors incoming e-mail traffic
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streams for spam, Kaspersky Anti-Spam acts as a barrier to unsolicited e-mail.
The product is compatible with any mail system and can be installed on either an
existing mail server or a dedicated one.
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Kaspersky Anti-Spam’s high performance is ensured by daily updates to the
content filtration database, adding samples provided by the Company’s linguistic
laboratory specialists. Databases are updated every 20 minutes.
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Kaspersky Anti-Virus for MIMESweeper
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Kaspersky Anti-Virus for MIMESweeper provides high-speed scanning of traffic
on servers running Clearswift MIMEsweeper for SMTP / Clearswift
MIMEsweeper for Exchange / Clearswift MIMEsweeper for Web.
The program is a plug-in and scans for viruses and processes inbound and
outbound e-mail traffic in real time.
B.2. Contact Us
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please refer them to one
of our distributors or directly to Kaspersky Lab. We will be glad to assist you in
any matters related to our product by phone or via email. Rest assured that all of
your recommendations and suggestions will be thoroughly reviewed and
considered.
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Technical
support
Please find the technical support information at
http://www.kaspersky.com/supportinter.html
Helpdesk: www.kaspersky.com/helpdesk.html
General
information
WWW: http://www.kaspersky.com
http://www.viruslist.com
Email: [email protected]
APPENDIX C. LICENSE
AGREEMENT
Standard End User License Agreement
NOTICE TO ALL USERS: CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING LEGAL
AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”), FOR THE LICENSE OF KASPERSKY ANTIVIRUS 6.0 FOR WINDOWS WORKSTATIONS (“SOFTWARE”) PRODUCED BY
KASPERSKY LAB (“KASPERSKY LAB”).
IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED THIS SOFTWARE VIA THE INTERNET BY
CLICKING THE ACCEPT BUTTON, YOU (EITHER AN INDIVIDUAL OR A
SINGLE ENTITY) CONSENT TO BE BOUND BY AND BECOME A PARTY TO
THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS OF
THIS AGREEMENT, CLICK THE BUTTON THAT INDICATES THAT YOU DO
NOT ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND DO NOT INSTALL
THE SOFTWARE.
IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED THIS SOFTWARE ON A PHYSICAL MEDIUM,
HAVING BROKEN THE CD’S SLEEVE YOU (EITHER AN INDIVIDUAL OR A
SINGLE ENTITY) ARE CONSENTING TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT DO
NOT BREAK THE CD’s SLEEVE, DOWNLOAD, INSTALL OR USE THIS
SOFTWARE.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LEGISLATION, REGARDING KASPERSKY
SOFTWARE INTENDED FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSUMERS PURCHASED
ONLINE FROM THE KASPERSKY LAB OR ITS PARTNER’S INTERNET WEB
SITE, CUSTOMER SHALL HAVE A PERIOD OF FOURTEEN (14) WORKING
DAYS AS FROM THE DELIVERY OF PRODUCT TO MAKE RETURN OF IT TO
THE MERCHANT FOR EXCHANGE OR REFUND, PROVIDED THE
SOFTWARE IS NOT UNSEALED.
REGARDING THE KASPERSKY SOFTWARE INTENDED FOR INDIVIDUAL
CONSUMERS NOT PURCHASED ONLINE VIA INTERNET, THIS SOFTWARE
NEITHER WILL BE RETURNED NOR EXCHANGED EXCEPT FOR
CONTRARY PROVISIONS FROM THE PARTNER WHO SELLS THE
PRODUCT. IN THIS CASE, KASPERSKY LAB WILL NOT BE HELD BY THE
PARTNER'S CLAUSES.
THE RIGHT TO RETURN AND REFUND EXTENDS ONLY TO THE ORIGINAL
PURCHASER.
1. License Grant. Subject to the payment of the applicable license fees, and
subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Kaspersky Lab hereby
grants you the non-exclusive, non-transferable right to use one copy of the
specified version of the Software and the accompanying documentation (the
“Documentation”) for the term of this Agreement solely for your own internal
business purposes.
1.1 Use. The number of computers that User may protect by the Software is
specified in the License Key File and indicated in the “Service” window. The
Software may not be used to protect any networks with more than this number of
computers.
1.1.1 The Software is “in use” on a computer when it is loaded into the temporary
memory (i.e., random-access memory or RAM) or installed into the permanent
memory (e.g., hard disk, CD-ROM, or other storage device) of that computer.
This license authorizes you to make only as many back-up copies of the
Software as are necessary for its lawful use and solely for back-up purposes,
provided that all such copies contain all of the Software’s proprietary notices.
You shall maintain records of the number and location of all copies of the
Software and Documentation and will take all reasonable precautions to protect
the Software from unauthorized copying or use.
1.1.2 The Software protects computer against viruses and network attacks
whose signatures are contained in the threat signatures and network attacks
databases which are available on Kaspersky Lab's update servers.
1.1.3 If you sell the computer on which the Software is installed, you will ensure
that all copies of the Software have been previously deleted.
1.1.4 You shall not decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise
reduce any part of this Software to a humanly readable form nor permit any third
party to do so. The interface information necessary to achieve interoperability of
the Software with independently created computer programs will be provided by
Kaspersky Lab by request on payment of its reasonable costs and expenses for
procuring and supplying such information. In the event that Kaspersky Lab
notifies you that it does not intend to make such information available for any
reason, including (without limitation) costs, you shall be permitted to take such
steps to achieve interoperability, provided that you only reverse engineer or
decompile the Software to the extent permitted by law.
1.1.5 You shall not make error corrections to, or otherwise modify, adapt, or
translate the Software, nor create derivative works of the Software, nor permit
any third party to copy (other than as expressly permitted herein).
1.1.6 You shall not rent, lease or lend the Software to any other person, nor
transfer or sub-license your license rights to any other person.
1.1.7 Kaspersky Lab may ask User to install the latest version of the Software
(the latest version and the latest maintenance pack).
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1.1.8 You shall not use this Software in automatic, semi-automatic or manual
tools designed to create virus signatures, virus detection routines, any other data
or code for detecting malicious code or data.
1.1.9 Removal of Potentially Harmful Products. You acknowledge and agree that,
in addition to detecting harmful and malicious software, the Product may also
identify, remove and/or disable potentially harmful products, including those that
are regarded or classified as Adware, Riskware, Pornware etc.
2. Support.
1.
Kaspersky Lab will provide you with the support services (“Support
Services”) as defined below for a period, specified in the License Key File
and indicated in the "Service" window, since the moment of purchasing
on:
(a)
payment of its then current support charge, and:
(b)
Kaspersky Lab's technical support service is also entitled to
demand from the End User additional registration for identifier
awarding for Support Services rendering.
(c)
Until Software activation and/or obtaining of the End User identifier
(Customer ID) technical support service renders assistance in
Software activation and registration of the End User only.
2.
By completion of the Support Services Subscription Form you consent to
the terms of the Kaspersky Lab Privacy Policy, which is deposited on
www.kaspersky.com/privacy, and you explicitly consent to the transfer of
data to other countries outside your own as set out in the Privacy Policy.
3.
Support Services will terminate unless renewed annually by payment of
the then-current annual support charge and by successful completion of
the Support Services Subscription Form again.
4.
“Support Services” means:
•
Hourly updates of the anti-virus database;
•
Updates of network attacks database;
•
Updates of anti-spam database;
I. Free software updates, including version upgrades;
II. Technical support via Internet and hot phone-line provided by
Vendor and/or Reseller;
III. Virus detection and disinfection updates in 24-hours period.
5.
Support Services are provided only if and when you have the latest
version of the Software (including maintenance packs) as available on the
official Kaspersky Lab website (www.kaspersky.com) installed on your
computer.
3. Ownership Rights. The Software is protected by copyright laws. Kaspersky
Lab and its suppliers own and retain all rights, titles and interests in and to the
Software, including all copyrights, patents, trademarks and other intellectual
property rights therein. Your possession, installation, or use of the Software does
not transfer any title to the intellectual property in the Software to you, and you
will not acquire any rights to the Software except as expressly set forth in this
Agreement.
4. Confidentiality. You agree that the Software and the Documentation, including
the specific design and structure of individual programs constitute confidential
proprietary information of Kaspersky Lab. You shall not disclose, provide, or
otherwise make available such confidential information in any form to any third
party without the prior written consent of Kaspersky Lab. You shall implement
reasonable security measures to protect such confidential information, but
without limitation to the foregoing shall use best endeavors to maintain the
security of the activation code.
5. Limited Warranty.
(i)
Kaspersky Lab warrants that for six (6) months from first download or
installation the Software purchased on a physical medium will perform
substantially in accordance with the functionality described in the
Documentation when operated properly and in the manner specified in the
Documentation.
(ii)
You accept all responsibility for the selection of this Software to meet your
requirements. Kaspersky Lab does not warrant that the Software and/or
the Documentation will be suitable for such requirements nor that any use
will be uninterrupted or error free.
(iii)
Kaspersky Lab does not warrant that this Software identifies all known
viruses and spam letters, nor that the Software will not occasionally
erroneously report a virus in a title not infected by that virus.
(iv)
Kaspersky Lab does not warrant that this Software provides protection
after expiring date (see section.2 (i))
(v)
Your sole remedy and the entire liability of Kaspersky Lab for breach of
the warranty at paragraph (i) will be at Kaspersky Lab option, to repair,
replace or refund of the Software if reported to Kaspersky Lab or its
designee during the warranty period. You shall provide all information as
may be reasonably necessary to assist the Supplier in resolving the
defective item.
(vi)
The warranty in (i) shall not apply if you (a) make or cause to be made any
modifications to this Software without the consent of Kaspersky Lab, (b)
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use the Software in a manner for which it was not intended, or (c) use the
Software other than as permitted under this Agreement.
(vii)
The warranties and conditions stated in this Agreement are in lieu of all
other conditions, warranties or other terms concerning the supply or
purported supply of, failure to supply or delay in supplying the Software or
the Documentation which might but for this paragraph (vi) have effect
between the Kaspersky Lab and your or would otherwise be implied into
or incorporated into this Agreement or any collateral contract, whether by
statute, common law or otherwise, all of which are hereby excluded
(including, without limitation, the implied conditions, warranties or other
terms as to satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose or as to the use of
reasonable skill and care).
6. Limitation of Liability.
(i)
Nothing in this Agreement shall exclude or limit Kaspersky Lab’s liability
for (a) the tort of deceit, (b) death or personal injury caused by its breach
of a common law duty of care or any negligent breach of a term of this
Agreement, or (c) any other liability which cannot be excluded by law.
(ii)
Subject to paragraph (i) above, Kaspersky Lab shall bear no liability
(whether in contract, tort, restitution or otherwise) for any of the following
losses or damage (whether such losses or damage were foreseen,
foreseeable, known or otherwise):
(iii)
(a)
Loss of revenue;
(b)
Loss of actual or anticipated profits (including for loss of profits on
contracts);
(c)
Loss of the use of money;
(d)
Loss of anticipated savings;
(e)
Loss of business;
(f)
Loss of opportunity;
(g)
Loss of goodwill;
(h)
Loss of reputation;
(i)
Loss of, damage to or corruption of data, or:
(j)
Any indirect or consequential loss or damage howsoever caused
(including, for the avoidance of doubt, where such loss or damage
is of the type specified in paragraphs (ii), (a) to (ii), (i).
Subject to paragraph (i), the liability of Kaspersky Lab (whether in
contract, tort, restitution or otherwise) arising out of or in connection with
the supply of the Software shall in no circumstances exceed a sum equal
to the amount equally paid by you for the Software.
7. This Agreement contains the entire understanding between the parties with
respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all and any prior
understandings, undertakings and promises between you and Kaspersky Lab,
whether oral or in writing, which have been given or may be implied from
anything written or said in negotiations between us or our representatives prior to
this Agreement and all prior agreements between the parties relating to the
matters aforesaid shall cease to have effect as from the Effective Date.
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When using demo software, you are not entitled to the Technical Support specified in
Clause 2 of this EULA, nor do you have the right to sell the copy in your possession to
other parties.
You are entitled to use the software for demo purposes for the period of time specified in
the license key file starting from the moment of activation (this period can be viewed in the
Service window of the software's GUI).
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