Applies to Kaspersky PURE
Your PC’s file system may contain viruses and other Malware. Malware may be stored in your file system for years, having intruded your computer from a removable drive or from the Internet and does not show itself. But as soon as you open an infected file or try to copy it on a disk, the virus starts to function.
File Anti-Virus is a component of the My Computer Protection functional module that controls computer file system. It scans OPEN, LAUNCHED and SAVED files on your computer and on all attached discs. Each file the user deals with is intercepted by the Kaspersky Lab product and scanned for viruses. The user can work with the file if the file is not infected or was successfully disinfected by File Anti-Virus. If the file cannot be disinfected by some reasons, it is either deleted or quarantined.