Kaspersky Total Security 2018 release notes



Kaspersky Total Security 2018


Kaspersky Total Security 2018 release notes

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2018 Feb 19 ID: 13649

Patches C - G for version


Kaspersky Total Security 2018 was released on July 25, 2017. Full version number is

About Kaspersky Total Security 2018

Kaspersky Total Security 2018 performs the following tasks: 

  • Ensures the security of the system and files, protects personal data when you work online.   
  • Scans files, folders, drives, or selected areas for viruses or performs full scan tasks
  • Updates application's modules and databases so that it is able to detect the latest malware, network attacks, and spam messages. 
  • Ensures the security of your online banking operations or online purchases
  • Creates backup copies of important data (documents, images, audio files).
  • Features flexible settings for accessing websites and applications for different user accounts. 
  • Protects data from unauthorized access with data vaults. 
  • Securely stores all credentials for your accounts in one place with the multi-platform password manager
  • Allows to remotely scan all your devices for viruses and update databases via the My Kaspersky portal. 

What’s new in Kaspersky Total Security 2018

Kaspersky Internet Security 2018 provides the following new features:

  • Notifications from Web Anti-Virus regarding pages containing adware or legitimate software that can be used by criminals to damage your computer or personal data.
  • There is now protection against infection while the operating system is being restarted.
  • There is now the capability to navigate from the Licensing window to the My Kaspersky portal to view information about the activation code.
  • You can now add a new activation code if the license has expired.
  • There is now a user-defined list of domains for which connections are not controlled by the application.


  • Improved technology for counteracting the modification of user files by malware, particularly by encryptors.
  • Diagnostics of application installation issues have been improved. Now, when there is a problem with application installation, the application saves the installation logs instead of deleting them.
  • Application Self-Defense during upgrade to a new version has been improved. Now there is protection for not only the current version but also for the newly installed application prior to it being started for the first time.
  • Improved speed for certain installation scenarios, the first startup, and the first update of the application.
  • Improved notification that appears if you disable the System Watcher component. The notification now contains a more detailed description of the consequences of disabling the component, especially regarding the resultant lack of protection against encryptors.
  • The procedure for displaying notifications has been improved.
  • The application now waits a longer amount of time before displaying a notification about outdated databases and application modules when the computer wakes from sleep mode.

Main known issues:

  • If the Always scan encrypted connections check box is selected, the application will scan encrypted connections even if you have paused protection.
  • If the application was installed together with Kaspersky Password Manager and its active plug-in, the Internet Explorer browser does not display the On-Screen Keyboard quick launch icon in the login and password fields. You can open the On-Screen Keyboard by pressing the key combination CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+P.
  • If the application was installed over one of the previous versions, part of the managed applications may disappear from the list in Parental Control settings.
  • After you enable the Anti-Banner component, banners on pages that are already opened in your browser are not blocked until you refresh the pages.
  • If the application was installed in Windows 7 and you upgraded the operating system to Windows 10 but now want to revert back to Windows 7, you are advised to uninstall the application and install it again after reverting back to Windows 7.
  • On certain websites, the application may block the download of additional pages in pop-up windows or frames. To resolve this issue, clear the Inject script into web traffic to interact with web pages check box in the network settings of the application.
  • If the application was installed on one of the previous versions, Trusted Applications mode is disabled by default even if it was enabled in the previous version.
  • If interactive protection is disabled, tasks for processing threats on your computer from the My Kaspersky portal might not be performed.
  • Certain types of objects from the category Legitimate software that can be used by criminals to damage your computer or personal data are not processed from the My Kaspersky portal. These threats must be processed on the computer.
  • If Microsoft Edge cannot switch to Protected Browser mode, the application starts a different browser installed on your computer in this mode.
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