Limitations in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 after upgrade to Windows 10
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Limitations in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 after upgrade to Windows 10

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When you upgrade Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 to Windows 10 on a computer with Kaspersky Anti-Virus installed or install Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 on Windows 10, on first startup Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 will run the adaptation process (in the meantime, protection will be paused).

Important! To ensure fully-functional operation of Kaspersky Lab products on Windows 10, install the operating system with Zero Day Patch.

After the process has been completed, protection will resume. However, the following components will operate with limitations:

  • Self-Defense
  • System Watcher (limitations in detecting some objects)
  • System memory scan
  • Protection against screen lockers
  • Protection against cryptoviruses 

If Device Guard is enabled in Windows 10 settings, the following features will work with restrictions:

  • Rootkit Scan (disinfection during the computer restart; detection of malware in the system registry which runs automatically at computer startup).
  • Heuristic Analysis feature (emulates running suspicious files).

Please note:

  • The product will not work correctly on Windows 10 if Device Guard is enabled via patches and updates. 
  • Kaspersky Lab products do not support Microsoft Edge web browser. 
  • The product is not compatible with mobile versions of Windows 10
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