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Kaspersky Anti-Virus (Russian: Антивирус Касперского; formerly known as AntiViral Toolkit Pro; often referred to as KAV) is an antivirus program developed by Kaspersky Lab. It is designed to protect users from malware and is primarily designed for computers running Microsoft Windows OS.
Features of Kaspersky Anti-Virus include real-time protection, detection and removal of viruses, trojans, worms, spyware, adware, bloatware, keyloggers, malicious tools and Auto-Dialers, as well as detection and removal of rootkits. It also includes instantaneous automatic updates via the "Kaspersky Security Network" service.
Users may download an anti-virus Rescue Disk that scans the host computer during booting inside an isolated Linux environment. In addition, Kaspersky Anti-Virus prevents itself from being disabled by malware without user permission via password access prompts upon disabling protection elements and changing internal settings. It also scans incoming instant messenger traffic, automatically disables links to known malware-hosting sites while using browsers, (For example, Google Chrome), and includes free Technical Support and upgrades.
These are versions of Kaspersky for the following
- Kaspersky Free — Freemium for personal and non-commercial only
- Kasepersky Security Cloud — Proprietary for cloud use
- Kaspersky Security Cloud Free — Same as Kaspersky Free, but it has customizable features on the settings
- Kaspersky Internet Security — Shareware for internet protection
- Kaspersky Total Security — Shareware for total protection