Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013

 
 
 

What’s new in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013?

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2012 Dec 28 ID: 8754
 
 
 
 
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 is a comprehensive data protection tool. The application provides protection against viruses and malware and Internet fraud. The multifaceted protection covers all channels of data transfer and exchange. Flexible configuration of each protection component allows adapting Kaspersky Anti-Virus to the needs of any individual user.

Improved and new functions in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013

  • Improved removal of incompatible applications during installation. Incompatible software detection is performed based on a list of incompatible applications. The list is updated every time during Kaspersky Anti-Virus update. In order to avoid conflicts during installation Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 offers to remove the incompatible software automatically.
  • Treatment of active infections during installation improved. In some cases malware on the computer prevents the installation of anti-virus products, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 automatically downloads a dedicated utility and treats the system’s active infections before completing the installation process.
  • The Exploit prevention functionality is added to the System Watcher component. It is common for malicious programs to exploit vulnerabilities in popular applications to try to gain control over the computer, steal your personal data, etc.
  • Compatibility of URL Advisor and Virtual Keyboard with browsers has been enhanced. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 fully supports recent versions of the following web browsers:
    • Internet Explorer versions 8910
    • Mozilla Firefox versions 9.x — 12.x
    • Google Chrome versions 15.x — 17.x.
  • Anti-Phishing protection has been improvedKaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 integrates an enhanced updatable anti-phishing module. In particular, heuristic analysis has been improved, which checks to see if a URL has the characteristics typical of a phishing website.
  • To receive access to your personal information, cybercriminals often resort to fake (phishing) sites. To make protection against visiting phishing websites much more effective, Kaspersky Anti-Virus integrates an enhanced updatable anti-phishing module. In particular, heuristic analysis has been improved, which checks to see if a URL has the characteristics typical of a phishing website.
  • Technology to protect against the Duqu Trojan and similar threats. The main aim of Duqu and similar malware is to install itself unnoticed on a system and steal personal data. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 blocks intrusion of a system code into system processes, often when loading a system (i.e. before an antivirus program starts running). The product does not allow the key parts of the code to be implemented, effectively neutralizing it.
  • The impact of the application on the system performance has been optimized for the most common online user scenarios: launching a web browser and other programs, using the Internet and etc.
  • Reduced battery drain for laptops. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 reduces battery drain by postponing resource-intensive tasks, thereby increasing the battery life of your laptop.
  • Faster download of updates. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 has transferred parts of its antivirus databases into the cloud (Kaspersky Security Network) and added further internal optimization. This helps significantly reduce the volume of downloaded traffic and speeds up the update process.

New in interface

  • Interface of the main window has been improved to provide even quicker and easier access to basic tasks, such as scanning, problem solving etc. In addition, a new keypad control option is available .
  • In Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 the ability to check the reputation of a file has been improved to more clearly display this information.
  • Viewing Kaspersky Lab news has become more convenient. The news allows you to get the information about events occurring in the company, auctions and discounts. In Kaspersky Anti-Virus news may include text messages, video and graphic materials.
  • When a license expires, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 informs the user which product’s functions stopped working.
 
 
 
 
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