What is Scan in Kaspersky PURE 3.0


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What is Scan in Kaspersky PURE 3.0

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Scanning the computer for viruses and vulnerabilities is one of the most important tasks in ensuring the computer's security. The virus scan detects the spreading of malicious code, which has not been detected by the malware protection for some reasons. Vulnerability scan detects software vulnerabilities that can be used by intruders to spread malicious objects and obtain access to personal information.

Kaspersky Lab specialists distinguish the virus scan tasks:

  • Scan for viruses (including scan of removable drives). Developers of malicious programs make a lot effort to hide activity of malicious software; that is why you may not notice presence of malware on your computer. During the installation Kaspersky PURE 3.0 automatically performs the task of Critical Areas Scan of the computer. This task searches and neutralizes malicious programs loaded at the operating system startup.
  • system's and applications' vulnerability scan. Vulnerability scan is a special tool which helps to search and eliminate security vulnerabilities of applications, installed on your computer, and in operating system settings. All the problems detected at the system analysis stage will be grouped based on the degree of danger it poses. Kaspersky Lab specialists offer a set of actions for each group of problems which help to eliminate vulnerabilities and weak points in the system's settings.
Kaspersky Lab distinguishes virus scan tasks and vulnerability scan tasks. Virus scan tasks include the following:
  • Custom Scan. Scan of any object selected by the user.
  • Full Scan. A thorough scan of the entire system. The following objects are scanned by default: system memory, programs loaded on startup, system backup, email databases, hard drives, removable storage media and network drives.
  • Critical Areas Scan. Virus scan of operating system startup objects.

After the virus scan task starts, its progress is displayed in the main application window of Kaspersky PURE 3.0 and in the Scan tasks window.

It is necessary to scan your computer for viruses on a regular basis. You can configure the main scan settings, so that the regular scan process would not interfere with your work:


Idle Scan


Regular Scan for active threats


Scan of removable drives on connection

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