Maintenance Pack 2 Beta for Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 and Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 provides compatibility with Windows Vista

22 Dec 2006
Product news

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces the release of a public beta version of Maintenance Pack 2 for Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0, its personal products that protect computers against IT threats. An essential new feature added to these products in Maintenance Pack 2 is support for Windows Vista, the new Microsoft operating system.

Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 represent the latest generation of IT security products developed by Kaspersky Lab. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 protects the computer against penetration of malicious programs, while Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 is an integrated solution that protects the PC against all types of IT threats, including malicious programs, spyware, hacker attacks, network fraud and spam. Importantly, the antivirus component of Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 includes all the capabilities of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0.

The second Maintenance Pack was developed a short time after the release of Maintenance Pack 1. The reason for this is the need to make integrated protection against all types of cyber threats available to users of Windows Vista, the new operating system that Microsoft plans to release in late January 2007. Earlier antivirus product versions are incompatible with this operating system due its new architecture. With Maintenance Pack 2, Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 will be fully compatible with both the 32-bit and the 64-bit versions of Windows Vista.

At the same time, Maintenance Pack 2 includes all the features and additions that were included in the first Maintenance pack, including full-scale support for Windows XP 64-bit Edition, extended on-demand scanning functionality, a number of improvements to the proactive defense module and protection of Windows Task Manager against injection of malicious dynamic-link libraries (dll).

For more information on Maintenance Pack 2, please visit www.kaspersky.com/beta