Maintenance Pack 3 for Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal 5.0 Now in Open Beta

18 Mar
Product News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading secure content management developer, launches open beta-testing of Maintenance Pack 3 for Kaspersky® Anti-Virus Personal 5.0. The pack introduces a number of new features and improvements.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal 5.0 is designed to protect personal computers running under MS Windows from viruses and other malware. The program reliably controls all potential infection vectors: removable and fixed storage media, email, and Internet protocols. All potentially vulnerable objects are monitored upon access, and scanning on demand allows users to check either individual files or entire folders and drives. Scanning can be initiated manually or scheduled when convenient.

Maintenance Pack 3 offers users new options to improve program efficiency and make the program easier to use. For instance, to increase productivity, the treatment of infected and potentially dangerous objects can be delayed until the entire scan is completed, when all such objects can be viewed as a group. Users can now exclude memory, boot sectors, objects executed on system start-up from real-time protection. Windows XP users can use the Fast User Switch option to modify reports without turning protection off. System load can be reduced by turning off real-time protection for pre-defined periods or until the computer is connected to the Internet. MP3 contains a modified mechanism for determining network connections.

The Updater module has been upgraded to improve user ability to customize anti-virus database updates. Users have access to two types of anti-virus databases: standard and extended. Standard databases contain signatures for all viruses and other malware the Kaspersky Lab detects and disinfects. The extended databases include additional signatures designed to detect adware, spyware, hacker utilities and other potentially hostile programs. MP3 allows users to switch back and forth between these types of updates without downloading the updates immediately.

Furthermore, Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal now contains a new option – Threats and Exceptions: users can specify objects, from files and masks to folders and drives, that they would prefer to exclude from real-time protection.

Kaspersky Lab invites all interested parties to participate in the open beta-testing. Further details of the terms and conditions of the beta testing program are available in the beta testing section. The most active participants will receive free versions of Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal 5.0 with MP3 included.