Heuristic analysis use. Heuristic analysis allows detecting suspicious objects and objects which are infected by unknown or new modifications of known threats. Files detected by heuristic analyzer are identified as suspicious files.
Application's databases and modules update from Kaspersky Lab servers. Kaspersky Lab specialists find about 17 000 new viruses and their modifications a day. To provide ontime protection Kaspersky Lab products download regularly updated anti-virus databases.
Scan for viruses. Scanning the computer for viruses is one of the most important thing to protect the computer. In Kaspersky Virus Scanner for Mac you can perform:
Full scan. In this case the whole system is scanned (by default, the following objects are scanned: RAM, startup objects, system backup, mail databases, hard, removable and network drives).
Quick scan. In this case critical areas scan is performed. Critical areas include the following objects: system libraries and folders.
Virus scan. In this case you can scan a specific object (a file, folder, drive) for viruses.
You can find detailed information about available settings in Kaspersky Virus Scanner for Mac in the Settings Scan section of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 for Mac (interfaces are similar but functions) of Kaspersky Lab Knowledge Base.
Update. During databases update process the following objects are donwloaded and installed on the computer:
Databases of Kaspersky Virus Scanner for Mac. Computer protection is based on signatures and disinfection methods contain in the application databases. Protection components use databases to detect and disinfect malicious objects on the computer. Databases are regularly updated.
Application modules. Application modules update packets eliminate vulnerabilities of Kaspersky Virus Scanner for Mac, add new functions and improve available functions.
You can find detailed information about available settings of Kaspersky Virus Scanner for Mac in the Setting Update section of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 for Mac (interfaces are similar but functions) of Kaspersky Lab Knowledge Base.
Installation of Kaspersky Virus Scanner for Mac will start automatically once you confirm the application purchase. You can find more detailed instructions on Kaspersky Virus Scanner for Mac installation/uninstallation in KB7264.