Behavior Detection task (Behavior_Detection, ID:20)

The Behavior Detection task monitors malicious activity by applications in the operating system. When malicious activity is detected, Kaspersky Endpoint Security can terminate the process of the application that performs malicious activity.

If integration between Kaspersky Endpoint Security and Kaspersky Managed Detection and Response is enabled, exclusions by process are not applied.

By default, the Behavior Detection task starts automatically when the application starts. You can stop the task at any moment if necessary.

Behavior Detection task setting





Action performed by the application when malicious activity is detected in the operating system.

Block (default value) – terminate the process of the application performing malicious activity.

Notify – do not terminate the process performing malicious activity; only log detection of malicious activity in the event log.


Excluding processes from scans.

Yes – do not scan the activity of the indicated processes.

No (default value) – scan all processes.

The [TrustedPrograms.item_#] section contains processes that are excluded from scans. Kaspersky Endpoint Security does not monitor the activity of the specified processes.


Path to excluded process.

<full path to process> – Do not scan the process in the indicated local directory. You can use masks to specify the path.


Exclude child processes of the excluded process specified by the ProgramPath setting from scans.

Yes – exclude the specified process and all its child processes from scans.

No (default value) – exclude only the specified process from scans, do not exclude its child processes from scans.


Description of the excluded process.



Enables the exclusion of the specified process from scanning.

Yes (default value) - enable exclusion of the specified process from scanning.

No - do not exclude the specified process from scanning.

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