Kaspersky Lab Int. introduces Kaspersky Anti-Vrus Script Checker - a new breakthrough technology to combat against "LoveLetter"-style viruses

09 May
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"LoveLetters" are no longer a threat to your computers and networks

Cambridge, UK, May 10, 2000 - Kaspersky Lab Int., a fast-growing international anti-virus software development company, announces the release of AntiViral Toolkit Pro (AVP) Script Checker - a new breakthrough anti-virus technology to combat against script-viruses and worms similar to the deplorable "LoveLetter" worm.

Kaspersky Lab offers AVP Script Checker - a free unique technology for protection against all known and unknown variations of the "LoveLetter" worm. The technology is based on new principles of checking script-programs designed for Windows applications (such as Microsoft Explorer, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook etc.). AVP Script Checker acts as a filter between the application, for which the script is designed (for example Outlook or Internet Explorer) and the script-machine, which processes the script (for example Microsoft Windows Script Host).

Thus, at the moment that the script is being transferred for processing, it is intercepted and checked for any known or unknown script-viruses or worms. All known viruses will be detected and neutralised by AVP Monitor, an "on-the-fly" anti-virus guard. Unknown viruses of this type will be blocked by the new and improved AVP heuristic analyser.

"The two-level anti-virus defence system, which is integrated into the kernel of the script-machine is the most effective way of protecting computers and networks against a new generation of Internet worms.," concludes Eugene Kaspersky.

AntiViral Toolkit Pro products are available for online purchase via the Internet.

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