Can Kaspersky Anti-Virus detect spyware?



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Can Kaspersky Anti-Virus detect spyware?

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2012 Oct 16 ID: 4575
Yes, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 R2 does detect spyware.

Spyware is a category of malicious programs for unauthorized monitoring of user activity and data gathering. This category includes programs logging the keys struck on a keyboard into a file and sending log files to cybercriminals, gathering emails for spam databases, etc.

You can read more about spyware on the website

Kaspersky Anti-Virus does not have a separate option enabling spyware detection because Kaspersky Lab considers Spyware as a subcategory of Malware.

Malware comprises malicious programs, such as trojans, viruses, worms, malicious utilities.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 R2 detects Malware by default.

You can read more about malware and potential malware classification on the website

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