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What is Safe Run for Websites and Applications in Kaspersky PURE 2.0?

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2012 Nov 21 ID: 7595
 
 
 
 

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What is Safe Run for Applications

Safe Run for Applications in Kaspersky PURE 2.0 is a secure environment isolated from the main operating system and designed for running applications whose safety raises doubts as well as for working with online banking resources when security of confidential data has a great importance. When you use Safe Run, the real objects of the operating system do not undergo changes. If a virus somehow gets access to the system resources it will be stopped by other protection components, namely HIPSProactive Defense and File Anti-VirusSafe Run in interaction with these components considerably increases protection level against penetration of both known and unknown threats onto your PC.

So even if you run an infected application in Safe Run, all of its actions will be limited to the virtual environment without affecting the operating system.

In Kaspersky PURE 2.0Safe Run offers the following functionality:

Suspicious objects detected while you work in the safe environment are quarantined in the normal mode. The type of safe environment and the original file locations are saved in the list of detected threats and in the full report of Kaspersky PURE 2.0. When objects are recovered from Quarantine, they are restored to the original folder. If the original folder cannot be found, Kaspersky PURE 2.0 offers you to specify a location to restore the object in the environment in which the restoration procedure has been started.

InformationThe Safe Run for Applications mode, the component of Kaspersky PURE 2.0, doesn’t work with Microsoft Windows XP x64.

The Safe Run mode works with limitations on Microsoft Windows Vista x64 and Microsoft Windows 7 x64: ( some features of some applications do not work).

It is recommended to use the Safe Run for Applications component for launching suspicious applications as well as trusted applications vulnerabilities of which can be exploited by criminals to access data on your computer. You can run an application in the safe environment as well as use safe desktop.

Safe Run for Applications opens in the full-screen mode and represents a copy of the main desktop with all file system objects. You can create a list of applications that will run automatically when you start Safe Run for Applications.

By default, after you close Safe Run for Applications, all changes you have made during the last session will be saved and remain available at the next startup. If necessary, you can clear all changes made to the safe environment.

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What is Safe Run for Websites

The Safe Run for Websites is mainly designed for accessing online banking systems and other websites processing confidential data.

You can enable controlled access to online banking services to automatically detect banking websites as well as create your own list of websites; attempting to access them, you will be suggested to switch to Safe Run for Websites. You can find detailed instruction on how to configure automatic Safe Run for Browsers launch in KB7586.

When you use Safe Run for Websites, all changes (saved cookies, log of visited websites, etc.) remain in the safe environment and do not affect the operating system, which means that they cannot be exploited by intruders. If necessary, you can clear all changes made to the safe browser and restore the default settings.

When launching Safe Run for Websites, your default web browser is launched  in the safe mode.

InformationOnly for Microsoft Internet ExplorerMozilla FirefoxGoogle Chrome; in other cases, Microsoft Internet Explorer opens in Safe Run for Websites mode.

The browser which runs in Safe Run for Websites mode is highlighted with a green frame around the application window.

You can find detailed instructions on how to start Safe Run for Websites in KB7933.

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Opening Safe Run for Applications

You can open the safe desktop by the following methods:

How to start Safe run for Applications from the main application window

In order to open the safe desktop from the Kaspersky PURE 2.0 main window, perform the following actions:

  1. Open the main application window.
  2. In the lower part of the window, click on the Safe Run button.
  3. In the Safe Run for Applications window click on the Go to Safe Run for Applications button.

At first safe desktop launch the Welcome window appears.

If you do not wish to view the window next time you open safe destop, check the box Do not show welcome screen in future.

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How to start Safe run for Applications from the application context menu

In order to open the safe desktop from the Kaspersky PURE 2.0 context menu, perform the following actions:

  1. Right-click the Kaspersky icon in the right lower corner of the screen (in the Taskbar notification area).
  2. Select Safe Run for Applications from the context menu that opens.

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How to start Safe run for Applications using the created shortcut

In order to create a shortcut for further Safe Run for Applications launch using the shortcut, perform the following actions:

  1. Open the main application window.
  2. In the lower part of the window click Safe Run.
  3. In the Safe Run for Applications window click on the arrow button next to the Go to Safe Run for Applications button.
  4. Select Create desktop shortcut from the open menu.

The Safe Run for Applications shortcut appears on the Desktop. In order to launch the Safe Run for Applications mode, double-click the created shortcut.

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Closing the Safe Run for Applications mode

You can finish work in the Safe Run for Applications mode by free methods:

Closing Safe Run for Applications from the Start menu

In order to exit from the Safe Run for Applications mode using the Start menu, perform the following actions:

  1. Click on the Start button in the left lower part of the screen.
  2. Select (All) Programs and then Safe Run for Applications - Shut down.

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Closing Safe Run for Applications from using the upper toolbar

In order to close the Safe Run for Applications mode from the pop-up toolbar, perform the following actions:

  1. Move the mouse pointer to the top part of the screen.
  2. In the pop-up toolbar, click the  button.
  3. In the Leaving Safe Run for Applications window, select the Shut down item.

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  • Kaspersky PURE 2.0