How to configure a custom security level of File Anti-Virus in Kaspersky Internet Security 2012?

 

 

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How to configure a custom security level of File Anti-Virus in Kaspersky Internet Security 2012?

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2012 Aug 15 ID: 6309
 
 
 
 

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What is Security level

Security level of Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 components is a set of parameters which is used to protect your computer.

For File Anti-Virus from Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 you can select one of the provided security levels or configure security level parameters manually.

InformationKaspersky Lab specialists do not recommend configuring security level parameters of File Anti-Virus manually. In most cases, it is enough just to select another security level.

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How to configure File Anti-Virus parameters manually

In order to configure File Anti-Virus manually, perform the following actions:

  1. Open the main application window.
  2. On the upper part of the window, click on the Settings button.
  3. On the upper part of the Settings window, select Protection terter.
  4. On the left hand part of the Settings window, select File Anti-Virus.
  5. On the right hand part of the window in the Security level section, click on the Settings button.
  6. In the File Anti-Virus window, you can find three tabs:
    • On the General tab, you can:
      • Specify Protection scope. By protection scope is meant file locations and types to be scanned. You can change protection scope by adding/deleting objects to be scanned or changing file types.
    • On the Performance tab, you can:
      • Enable/disable additional scan method — heuristic analysis. When heuristic analysis is enabled, the application analyzes actions performed by objects in the system. Therefore, malicious objects may be detected earlier than they appear in anti-virus databases. For heuristic analysis you can select a scan level. The more detailed scan level is set, the more influence it causes to the system.
      • Enable/disable scan of new and changed files and archives.
      • Enable/disable scan of compound files. You can enable the option of compund files scan and specify the required scan optimization settings.
    • On the Additional tab, you can:
      • Select a scan mode. You can select one of the following scan modes:
        • Smart mode. Decision whether to scan an object is taken based on the object actions. The mode is set by default.
        • On access and modification. The application scans open or changed objects.
        • On access. The application scans objects only if you open them.
        • On execution. The application scans objects only when they are executed.
      • Enable/disable iSwift and iChecker scan technologies.
      • Enable tasks pause option. Protection pausing allows decrease influence on the system and quick access to files. Two option are provided:
        • By schedule. You can specify the required schedule to pause protection.
        • At application startup. You can create a list of application at which launching protection will be disabled.
  7. Configure the required parameters and settings.
  8. On the File Anti-Virus window, click on the OK button.
  9. On the Settings window, click on the OK button.
  10. Close the main application window.

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How to reset to default settings

Once you configure File Anti-Virus settings manually, the security level will changed to the custom security level. You can return the recommended security level for File Anti-Virus. In order to do this, perform the following actions:

  1. Open the main application window.
  2. On the upper part of the window, click on the Settings button.
  3. On the upper part of the Settings window, select Protection Center.
  4. On the left hand part of the Settings window, select File Anti-Virus.
  5. On the right hand part of the Settings window, click on the Default level button. The recommended security level will be set.
  6. On the Settings window, click on the OK button.
  7. Close the main application window.

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