Kaspersky Internet Security protects your computer against network attacks.
A network attack is an attempt to break into the operating system of a remote computer. Criminals attempt network attacks to establish control over the operating system, cause operating system denial of service, or access sensitive information. To achieve these goals, criminals either carry out direct attacks such as port scanning and brute force attacks, or use malware installed on a computer under attack.
Network attacks can be divided into the following types:
The following main types of DoS attacks exist:
This type of network attack is used when the intruder wants to obtain confidential data from a remote computer (such as bank card numbers or passwords) or secretly use the remote computer for the intruder’s purposes (such as for attacking other computers from this computer).
Important: If you have disabled Network Attack Blocker, it will not be re-enabled automatically when Kaspersky Internet Security starts again or after the operating system restarts. You have to re-enable Network Attack Blocker manually.
When the application detects dangerous network activity, Kaspersky Internet Security automatically adds the IP address of the attacking computer to the list of blocked computers, unless the attacking computer is in the list of trusted computers.
You can create and edit the list of trusted computers. Kaspersky Internet Security doesn't block the IP addresses of these computers automatically even after dangerous network activity is detected from them.
When a network attack is detected, Kaspersky Internet Security logs information about the attack in a report.
Note: If the Network Attack Blocker component stops running with an error, you can view the report and try to restart the component. If the problem is not solved, you can contact Kaspersky Technical Support.
You can view overall statistics on protection against network attacks (number of blocked computers and number of events since last startup of the Network Attack Blocker component) in Protection Center by clicking Details in the right pane of the main application window.Page top