Maintenance Pack 3 released for Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal 5.0

02 Jun
Product News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces the release of Maintenance Pack 3 for Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal 5.0. The pack introduces a number of new features and product improvements.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal 5.0 is designed to protect personal computers running under MS Windows from viruses and other malicious programs. The program reliably monitors all potential infection vectors – removable and fixed storage devices, 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 for the user. Furthermore, updates to the antivirus databases are available hourly.

Maintenance Pack 3 offers users new options to improve program efficiency and to make the program easier to use. For instance, to increase productivity, the treatment of infected and potentially malicious objects can be delayed until the entire scan is completed. System load can be reduced by turning off real-time protection for pre-determined periods or until the computer is connected to the Internet.

Furthermore, Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal 5.0 now contains a new option – Threats and Exclusions. Here users can specify objects – such as files and masks to folders or drives – that they would prefer to exclude from real-time protection.

Kaspersky Lab has been protecting users from spyware and other potentially hostile programs since 1996 when the first Trojan-spy appeared. Maintenance Pack 3 provides concerned users with information (in the Threats and Exclusions window) about which antivirus databases protect users from spyware, riskware, porn dialers and other malware-related programs.

Now users of Kaspersky Anti-Virus can see exactly how standard and extended databases protect them: standard databases protect against viruses, Trojans, hacktools and spyware, while the extended databases include additional signatures designed to detect adware, hacker utilities, and other potential cyber threats. Maintenance Pack 3 allows users to switch back and forth between these types of updates without downloading the updates immediately.

With Maintenance Pack 3, users may also now exclude memory, boot sectors and 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. Additionally, the pack contains a modified mechanism for determining network connections.

You may download Maintenance Pack 3 for Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal 5.0 here - Version 5.0.325 Release date: 23.05.2005.