Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 R2 for Windows Servers


What is new in Kaspersky Anti-Virus version 6.0 MP4

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2012 Jan 23 ID: 2007

Applies to:
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations MP4
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 SOS MP4
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Servers MP4
  • What is new in Kaspersky Anti-Virus version 6.0 MP4.

    Common for all the version 6.0 MP4 products:


    • The new anti-virus kernel provides the following advantages for Kaspersky Anti-Virus version 6.0 MP4 users:
      • Increased object scan speed by using an improved object handling and optimizing the PC resource usage;
      • Less system resource consumption;
      • Anti-virus kernel modules updated to introduce new methods of protection, and new methods of detecting and disinfecting malicious software without a need to reinstall the application;
      • New approach to proactive malware detection. Integration of heuristic technologies into the anti-virus kernel allows advancing the methods of malicious software detection and creates powerful heuristics;
      • Increased malicious objects detection level by scanning compressed (including multipacked) objects.


    • New interface in Kaspersky Anti-Virus version 6.0 MP4
      • Simple and friendly access to program components and settings;
      • Developed to suit the needs of administering small networks as well as large corporation networks.


    • New heuristic analyzer

    he new generation heuristic analyzer allows more efficient detection and blocking of previously unknown malicious software. We have added the heuristic analyzer to such Kaspersky Anti-Virus version 6.0 MP4 components as File Anti-Virus and Scan on Schedule (in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Workstations MP4 the heuristic analyzer has been also added to Mail Anti-Virus and Web Anti-Virus components). The heuristic analyzer in Kaspersky Lab’s products version 6.0 MP4 works on the basis of emulation, or so-called “sandbox”. Here you can find more information on the heuristic analyzer

    • Rootkit Search Technology

    The new anti-virus kernel provides more efficient defense against rootkit-based malware. Rootkit popularity keeps growing due to a number of factors. First, source codes of different rootkits are distributed freely in the Internet which allows any virus writer to create new modifications of them. Second, a large number of Windows OS users are working under administrator privileges making it easier for a rootkit to install successfully on their PCs. 

    • Option to enable tracing via the graphical interface in products version 6.0 MP4

      In case a functional error of a Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Workstations MP4 component occurs and you need program trace for debugging purpose, you can now enable program tracing via the program interface.


    Concerning Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Workstations MP4:


    • Access Control component 

    Access Control is a new component for controlling users’ ability to access external devices. This is a single-module component.

    The Device Control module is used to control users’ ability to use external input/output devices (external USB and multimedia devices, data storage devices - CD/DVD, USB HDD, etc.). 

    • Mail Anti-Virus component new features
      • Scan of files and links transferred via instant messengers (ICQ, MSN);
      • Added option to restore attachments which were deleted in the result of enabling the attachment filters to delete files by extension from the backup storage. 


    • Script scan module

    All scripts undergo a scan on the anti-virus kernel level by launching them in an isolated emulation environment. The Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Workstations MP4 interface no longer contains the script scan module.

    • The list of monitored activities and actions to apply

    The Proactive Defense component’s list of monitored activities and actions to be applied to them has been extended. 

    • VBA macros scan module

    Every macros is checked on the anti-virus kernel level by launching them in an isolated emulation environment. The Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Workstations MP4 interface no longer contains the VBA macros scan module.

    • Protection from phishing links

    Protection from phishing links is included in all the components that scan links – Mail Anti-Virus, Web Anti-virus, and Anti-Spam. 

    • Anti-Hacker component new features

    Overall component efficiency increased and IPv6 protocol support added. Added interception of ICMP protocol at TDI level and filtration for Raw sockets

    • Anti-Spam component new features

    New phrase recognition algorithm added - Recent Terms. Using the Recent Terms technology, the Anti-Spam component scans texts for phrases typical of spam. The list of such phrases is contained in the updatable Anti-Spam databases. 

    • Scan SSL connections

    Scan of encrypted connections can be enabled not only for Internet Explorer, but for Opera and Firefox as well.

    • Windows 7 support

    The product is fully compatible and functional under MS Windows 7 operating system.

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