About Kaspersky Free


Kaspersky Free


About Kaspersky Free

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Latest update: 2019 Jul 22 ID: 12961

Kaspersky Free is a free application designed to protect your computer against malicious programs. Each type of threat is handled by a corresponding application component. Kaspersky Free comprises: 

  • File Anti-Virus, which protects the computer file system.
  • Mail Anti-Virus, which checks inbound and outbound mail for viruses and other malicious programs.
  • Web Anti-Virus, which intercepts and blocks scripts on websites should they pose a threat to your computer. With Web Anti-Virus enabled, all traffic is controlled and dangerous websites are blocked automatically.
  • IM Anti-Virus, which maintains security while using instant messaging applications.
  • Anti-Phishing, which checks whether web-addresses are on the list of phishing websites.
  • System Watcher, which rolls back the changes in the system made by viruses or other malicious applications. 
  • Network Attack Blocker, which detects the activity in the incoming traffic which is characteristic for network attacks and blocks it.
  • On-Screen Keyboard, which prevents malefactors from intercepting information that the user enters with a standard external keyboard.

To start using Kaspersky Free:

  1. Install the application on your computer.
  2. Update antivirus databases.
  3. Check the status of your computer’s protection and scan your computer for viruses and other malicious programs.

While using Kaspersky Free, you can upgrade to Kaspersky Internet Security in order to increase your computer’s security. Kaspersky Internet Security includes a wider range of protection components than Kaspersky Free.

To upgrade to Kaspersky Internet Security, you need not install or download any additional software. You can either upgrade to a trial version of Kaspersky Internet Security, or buy a license straight away.

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