Applies to Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011
Vulnerability scan is a special tool which helps to search and eliminate security vulnerabilities of applications, installed on your computer, and in operating system settings.
If some problems appear after vulnerability eliminations (for example, Internet connection problems), you can roll back performed actions.
How to start Vulnerability Scan using shortcut
The Vulnerability Scan task can be launched using the created shortcut.
How to create a shortcut for Vulnerability scan task execution in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011?
In order to do it, you need just double-click on the vulnerability scan shortcut. The task performing process will be shown in the Vulnerability Scan window that will open and in the main application window.
In order to view the Vulnerability Scan task results, perform the following actions:
- open the main application window
- in the left part of the main application window, select Tools
- in the right part of the window, click the Vulnerability Scan button
- the window with the scan results will be displayed.
How to eliminate vulnerabilities
The scan results will be displayed in the Vulnerability Scan window in two tabs:
- System vulnerabilities
- Vulnerable applications
In order to eliminate the system vulnerability, select the item and click the Fix it button.
In the Vulnerable applications tab there are two variants to choose if you select an object:
- you can read the vulnerability description by clicking Details
- you can create an exclusion rule for the selected vulnerability by clicking Add to exclusions
How to view detailed report
In the Vulnerability Scan window, besides the Start button, the information about when the scan task was stopped or completed is displayed. The time is also the link to open the detailed report.
In the detailed report you can find information about start, stop or completion of the vulnerability scan task and the list of vulnerable objects with the link to open the description for them.
How to roll back vulnerability eliminations
You can view the list of performed eliminations and roll back them (for example, if Internet conenction problems appear). In order to do this, perform the following actions:
Go to the Tools tab and click on the Vulnerability Scan button.
On the bottom of the window on the System Vulnerabilites tab, check the box Show fixed vulnerabilities.
Select the required fixed vulnerability and click on the Roll back button.