Kaspersky Small Office Security 5 for Personal Computer release notes



Kaspersky Small Office Security 5 (PC)


Kaspersky Small Office Security 5 for Personal Computer release notes

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2017 Feb 01 ID: 12803

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System requirements


Kaspersky Small Office Security 5 was released on August 31, 2016. Full version number:

Kaspersky Small Office Security 5 protection concept

Kaspersky Small Office Security 5 protects your computer against known and new malware and other threats. Each type of threat is handled by a dedicated component of the application. Such architecture of the protection system is meant for flexible configuration of the product based on the user's needs.

Kaspersky Small Office Security 5 features the following protection tools:

  • Protection of the system, user's files and private data, and network connections.
  • Virus scan for checking specific files, folders, entire drives, selected areas for viruses, or scanning the whole computer.
  • Update for keeping application modules and antivirus databases databases up to date.
  • Wizards and tools that make running tasks in Kaspersky Small Office Security 5 easier.
  • Support tools that help enhancing application performance and functionality, and receive assistance from Kaspersky Lab Technical Support.

What's new in Kaspersky Small Office Security 5

Kaspersky Small Office Security 5 provides the following new features:

  • Kaspersky Small Office Security includes new components for personal computers: Private Browsing, Application Manager, and Software Updater.
  • Kaspersky Small Office Security includes the following new components for file servers: Web Anti-Virus (disabled by default) and Mail Anti-Virus (disabled by default).
  • The application now switches to limited functionality mode when the license expires.
  • Protection from unauthorized access to built-in or external and microphones is added.
  • Support for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 Standard has been added.
  • Standard Microsoft license status notifications have been added.
  • Yandex.Browser and Microsoft Edge are now partially supported.
  • HTTP/2 is now supported.
  • Network activity of applications can be managed even before you start Kaspersky Small Office Security.
  • It is now possible to create Firewall rules in notification windows.
  • An option to download Kaspersky Password Manager from the window of Kaspersky Small Office Security has been added.
  • Quick access to the main tasks (such as a scan task or update task) from the taskbar notification area in operating systems that support quick access lists has been added.
  • The progress of tasks performed by Kaspersky Small Office Security is now displayed as a progress indicator in the taskbar notification area.
  • Events involving the weakening of protection during operation of Protected Browser are recorded in the event log.
  • The application now includes the functionality that checks the trusted secure connection to Kaspersky Lab services and websites of online banking and e-money systems by verifying the certificates of the relevant web resources.
  • An option to send feedback on the Safe Money component has been added.


  • Improved Mail Anti-Virus. The depth of Heuristic evaluation by default has been increased to the average level.
  • Improved Anti-Banner. Lists of websites on which banners are not blocked have been added. Component operation statistics have been improved. It is now possible to manage Anti-Banner via the Kaspersky Protection extension.
  • Improved notifications on connection to Wi-Fi networks. Improved Wi-Fi network categorization.
  • Improvements to the System Watcher component: Protection against file-encrypting malware has been implemented. If a cryptor attempts to encrypt a file, Kaspersky Small Office Security automatically creates a backup copy of this file before it is encrypted by a malicious cryptor. Backup copies are stored in the system folder for temporary files. If a cryptor has encrypted a file, Kaspersky Small Office Security automatically restores the file from the backup copy.
  • Interaction of the application with supported browsers has been improved: now a single extension is used instead of several separate plug-ins.
  • The On-Screen Keyboard icon has been improved. The icon no longer prevents data input in the entry fields.
  • Application performance has been improved and computer resource consumption has been optimized.
  • Less time is required to start the application.

Main known issues

  • When you send the information to Technical Support, the request ID should be in uppercase.
  • If the check box Always scan encrypted connections is selected, the scan is performed even if all the protection components are disabled.
  • After Anti-Banner is enabled, you should update the already open web pages to enable Anti-Banner on these pages.
  • If the application is installed on top of the previous versions, some of the applications managed by Web Control may become uncontrolled.
  • When the application is installed over previous versions, some applications may disappear from the list of monitored applications in the Web Policy Management settings.
  • If the application is reinstalled, the Software Updater component will be enabled by default even if it was previously disabled.
  • In interactive protection mode (in the Settings -> General window, the Perform recommended actions automatically check box is cleared), detected threats processing tasks requested from Kaspersky Small Office Security Management Console portal might not be performed if there is already a request to process the threat on the user's computer.
  • Backup and Restore can fail to process large collections of files (hundreds of thousands).
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