How to change security level in Mail Anti-Virus in Kaspersky Internet Security 2012?



Kaspersky Internet Security 2012


How to change security level in Mail Anti-Virus in Kaspersky Internet Security 2012?

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2012 Jul 27 ID: 6313
Applies to Kaspersky Internet Security 2012


What is security level

The Mail Anti-Virus security level is defined as a preset configuration of settings which are used by the application to protect a user e-mail.

Kaspersky Lab specialists distinguish three security levels. You may select one of the following security levels according to the operational conditions and the current situation:

  • High. If you work in a non-secure environment, the maximum security level will suit you the best. An example of such environment is a connection to a free e-mail service from a network that is not guarded by centralized email protection.
  • Recommended. This level provides an optimum balance between the efficiency and security and is suitable for most cases. This is also the default setting.
  • Low. If you work in a well secured environment, low security level can be used. An example of such an environment might be a corporate network with centralized e-mail security.

InformationKaspersky Lab specialists do not recommend to modify Mail Anti-Virus settings on your own. In most cases it is enough to select one of the security levels.

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How to change security level

If you want to change the Mail Anti-Virus security level, perform the following actions:

  1. open the main application window
  2. in the right upper corner of the main application window, click the Settings link
  3. in the upper part of the Settings windows, select Protection Center
  4. in the left part of the Settings window, select the Mail Anti-Virus component
  5. in the right part of the Settings window in the Security level section, set the required security level
  6. click the OK button in the right lower corner of the Settings window
  7. close the main application window.

If none of the preset levels meet your needs, you can configure the Mail Anti-Virus settings on your own. As a result, the security level name will be changed to Custom.

You can restore the default component settings at any time you want by clicking the Default level button.

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