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Kaspersky Anti-Virus and Common Problems with the Application

Updated on January 9, 2018
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Tamara Wilhite is a technical writer, industrial engineer, mother of 2, and a published sci-fi and horror author.

What is Kaspsersky?

Eugene Kaspersky is a famous anti-virus researcher and the founder of Kaspersky Labs. Kaspersky Labs can be considered the only uniquely Russian IT company. More importantly, it is perhaps the only Russian IT product that is sold world wide.

Kaspersky anti-virus software has a reputation as one of the top four or five anti-virus applications on the market. It does a good job of both anti-virus defense and with the clean-up after an infection.

Kaspersky Labs frequently shows up in news reports by reporting the discovery of new viruses, such as Bagle, the first truly commercial virus. Bagle took over computers so they could be used to send out spam emails.

Eugene Kaspersky has been on the leading edge of IT security trends for years. He said back in 2007 that viruses would start to be developed for Mac and Open Source OS simply because it was a growing area ripe for exploitation, and the first major Mac OS viruses showed up shortly thereafter. Kaspersky reported in 2010 that viruses spread by email are declining while malware spread through the model-view-controller software model via infected websites would rise. Kaspersky was one of the first people to warn the world that ransom-ware was going to be a threat, because it turned viruses into a profit-center.

Kaspersky’s annual Security Bulletin and the Kaspersky Threatposts are landmarks in the IT security industry. Kaspersky Labs monitors the internet in a number of ways. It reported in 2010 that spam messages were 85% of all email traffic. Furthermore, it reported that between 2% and 6% of all spam carried an infected file.

IT security measures aren't complete without anti-virus software like Kaspersky software.
IT security measures aren't complete without anti-virus software like Kaspersky software. | Source

The Benefits of Using Kaspersky Software

Kaspersky Labs is on the front lines of the war against new viruses and mal-ware infections. Its anti-virus definitions are among the most up to date in the world and the most thorough.

Kaspersky software is comparatively affordable for a number of reasons. Russia has a highly educated workforce, especially in the IT area. Russia also has comparatively low wages, making its software development costs much lower than those of U.S. based competitors.

Common Kaspersky Software Problems

Kaspersky anti-virus software competes against AVG, Norton and Trend Micro Titanium. McAfee is an anti-virus tool seeing declining market share due to compatibility problems with recent OS versions and declining levels of protection.

You should use third party anti-virus software like Kaspersky antivirus in addition to built in anti-virus tools like Microsoft Windows Defender. However, you may experience a Kaspersky issue if you have multiple anti-virus software applications installed on the computer at the same time. McAfee users are especially warned to remove all versions of McAfee before installing Kaspersky AV.

If you use Solidworks, you will want to check to find out if Solidworks says it works with Kaspersky anti-virus. Not all versions of Solidworks work when Kaspersky is installed. If you have a Kaspersky issue and work as a drafter or engineer, check your machine to see if Solidworks is installed. If so, one application or the other may need to be upgraded.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mac is available to Apple iOS users, while the standard version runs on Windows. The Kaspersky AV for Mac works against both Windows and iOS viruses. However, you should not try to run Kaspersky AV for Mac on a Windows operating system. Kaspersky AV works on Linux systems.

It is a good idea to have anti-virus software on a CD to install it in case your computer crashes due to a virus and you cannot trust an internet connection to install a new anti-virus package. If your Kaspersky anti-virus software is malfunctioning, you can run an online scan from the Kaspersky website.

Kaspersky is monitoring the flow of malicious software spread through social media. However, it is hard to design software that stops all exchanges via social media. The anti-virus tool cannot can it stop someone from entering their contact information into a website, especially if the site is not on their black list. Users must still exercise due diligence against phishing and social engineering attacks. Kaspersky AV also offers very little protection from SQL injectors.

Do not attempt a Kaspersky download off any websites other than the legitimate one; AV programs from share-ware and free-ware are likely to be bundled malicious software. The last thing you want is to infect your computer in the process of trying to get anti-virus software for free.

You should get anti-virus software from legitimate sites like the official Kaspersky website to ensure that you are getting the true software application and not one bundled with mal-ware.

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    Educateurself 5 years ago

    I love to learn about the internet security and here in your hub you have mentioned some great pros and cons, also about the eugene kaspersky.

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