Kaspersky Lab releases maintenance packs for three key antivirus products

31 Mar 2006
Product news

Updates released for Kaspersky® Anti-Virus Personal, Kaspersky® Anti-Virus Personal Pro and Kaspersky® Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions that protect against viruses, Trojans, worms, hacker attacks, spyware and spam, today announces the release of update packages for three of its key antivirus products - Maintenance Pack 4 for Kaspersky® Anti-Virus Personal 5.0, Maintenance Pack 4 for Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal Pro 5.0 and Maintenance Pack 4 for Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations 5.0.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal and Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal Pro are solutions designed to protect personal computers, while Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations protects workstations running on the Microsoft Windows platform. Although these antivirus products feature different functions and varying configuration levels, they rely upon the same underlying technologies. Each of the three programs combines unobtrusive operation when set to operate in automatic mode, thus not interfering with the user's work while providing reliable control over all potential infection and penetration points, including file operations, data storage and email.

A key improvement to Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal 5.0 with Maintenance Pack 4 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal Pro 5.0 with Maintenance Pack 4 is the revised antivirus database update system. Updates are now smaller in size, helping users to minimize network traffic. The maintenance packs also extend the list of supported archive formats by adding treatment of ICE and LHA formats. This offers home users further protection from malicious programs. Maintenance Pack 4 for Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations 5.0 contains improvements that include placing a much smaller burden on PC resources, so that processing power is available for user applications.

Maintenance Pack 4 also adds the functionality of a firewall to the system to protect the workstation even more securely. This means that Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations now protects workstations against network attacks and offers a stealth mode whereby all outside requests for a connection to the PC are blocked, thereby becoming “invisible” to other network users. At the same time, network functionality is not affected.

Overall, the release of new these Maintenance Packs from Kaspersky Lab will mean over 40 improvements in effectiveness, reliability and ease-of-use to these three antivirus products. Distribution packages for the Maintenance Packs are available by clicking on the product name below:

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab (www.kaspersky.com) develops, produces and distributes secure content management solutions that protect customers from IT threats. Kaspersky Lab's products protect both home users and corporate networks from viruses, spyware, adware, Trojans, worms, hackers and spam. For many years now, the company has waged a battle against malicious programs, and in doing so has gained unique knowledge and skills that have resulted in Kaspersky Lab becoming a technology leader and acknowledged expert in the development of secure content management solutions. Today, Kaspersky Lab's products protect more than 200 million users worldwide and its technology is licensed by leading security vendors globally. To find out more about Kaspersky Lab, visit www.kaspersky.com.