Protecting virtual machine web traffic. Web Anti-Virus
January 10, 2024
The Kaspersky Security functionality described in this section is available only if the application is installed on a virtual machine with a Windows desktop operating system.
Every time you go online, you expose information that is stored on your virtual machine to viruses and other malware. They can infiltrate your virtual machine while you are downloading free software or browsing websites that are compromised by hacker attacks. Network worms can find a way onto virtual machine as soon as you establish an Internet connection, even before you open a web page or download a file.
Web Anti-Virus checks web addresses against the databases of malicious and phishing web addresses and secures web traffic received and sent by a virtual machine.
Web Anti-Virus can scan the web traffic, transmitted through secure connections.
If secure connections scan is enabled, Web Anti-Virus intercepts each web page or file requested by you or an application over the HTTP, FTP, HTTPS, FTPS, WS or WSS protocols, and analyzes those web pages or files for the presence of viruses or other malware. The following happens next:
- If the page or file is found not to contain malicious code, the user gains immediate access to them.
- If a web page or file contains malicious code, the application performs the action that is specified in the Web Anti-Virus settings.
You can do the following to configure Web Anti-Virus:
- Change web traffic security level.
- Change the action that the application performs on malicious web traffic objects.
- Configure Web Anti-Virus scanning to check web addresses against databases of phishing and malicious web addresses.
- Configure the use of heuristic analysis when scanning web traffic for viruses and other malware, and for the detection of phishing web addresses.
- Create a list of trusted web addresses.
A web address may be the address of a specific web page or the address of a website.
This section describes how to configure Web Anti-Virus settings using the Administration Console and the Light Agent for Windows local interface. You can also configure the Web Anti-Virus settings using the Web Console when creating or modifying the Light Agent for Windows policy settings (Application Settings → Anti-Virus protection → Web Anti-Virus).