Kaspersky Small Office Security 6 release notes
Patches A–S for version 18.104.22.1688
Patch S for Kaspersky Small Office Security version 22.214.171.1248 was released on August 15, 2022.
Patch S adds the support of the RFC9218 standard for HTTP/2. This will eliminate errors accessing certain websites.
To install the patch:
- Run the database update in Kaspersky Small Office Security. For instructions, see this article.
- Once the update is complete, restart the computer.
The patch will be installed. To make sure that the patch was installed successfully, open the application's main window and click the Support button in the lower-left corner. In the window that opens, you will see the full application version number with the letter s added to it.
To complete the patch installation successfully, computer reboot is required. If you don't reboot the computer in seven days after the application receives the patch, the icon on the Windows taskbar will turn red.
Patch R for Kaspersky Small Office Security version 126.96.36.1998 was released on June 6, 2022.
In patch R, we have optimized the performance of the application.
Patch O for Kaspersky Small Office Security version 188.8.131.528 was released on March 9, 2022.
In patch O, we have fixed several application issues.
Patch N for Kaspersky Small Office Security version 184.108.40.2068 was released on September 14, 2020.
In patch N we have fixed:
- The issue of license connectivity with Kaspersky Password Manager.
- We have fixed the incorrect display of a country through which the connection is established in the Kaspersky Secure Connection interface.
Patch M for Kaspersky Small Office Security version 220.127.116.118 was released on May, 2020.
Patch M adds the support of Update 20H1 for Windows 10 (version 2004).
Patch L for Kaspersky Small Office Security version 18.104.22.1688 was released on February 17, 2020.
In patch L:
- We have added limited compatibility with Windows 10 20H1.
- We have eliminated the vulnerability which allowed skipping the certificate check.
- We have fixed several application issues.
Patch K for Kaspersky Small Office Security version 22.214.171.1248 was released on December 9, 2019.
In patch K we have fixed several application issues.
Patch J for Kaspersky Small Office Security version 126.96.36.1998 was released on November 25, 2019.
With patch J:
- We have fixed the vulnerability which allowed removing third-party extensions from Google Chrome.
- We have fixed a number of minor issues, some of which have been detected with the help of our users.
Patch I for Kaspersky Small Office Security version 188.8.131.528 was released on October 22, 2019.
With patch I:
- We've added support for update 19H2 for Windows 10 (version 1909).
- We've fixed found errors and further optimized the program.
Patch H for Kaspersky Small Office Security version 184.108.40.2068 was released on September 9, 2019.
Patch H fixes the vulnerability which could be used for acquiring unauthorized permissions in Windows.
Patch G for Kaspersky Small Office Security version 220.127.116.118 was released on July 29, 2019.
Patch G fixes the following issues:
- Kaspersky Small Office Security sometimes stopped responding after it was sent to restart or failed to load upon computer restart.
- When working in the background mode, Kaspersky Small Office Security could affect the processor performance.
- The System Watcher component blocked the portable version of Puttytray in some cases.
- The TDSSKiller tool sometimes failed to start if Kaspersky Small Office Security was running.
- Kaspersky Small Office Security sometimes failed to connect to My Kaspersky on ASUS devices.
- Safe Money blocked access to www.alpha.gr in some cases.
- We have also fixed a number of minor issues, some of which were discovered by our users.
Patch F for Kaspersky Small Office Security version 18.104.22.1688 was released on May 27, 2019.
In Patch F:
- For Windows 10 users: we've improved the compatibility of Kaspersky Small Office Security with the 19H1 (RS6) update so that you won't have any issues with our antivirus when the operating system updates.
- We've changed the link to the forum in the Support window to a link to the new Kaspersky Lab Community. You can use it to search for answers to your questions or to ask a question directly.
- To enhance protection, we've improved checking of MSI files.
- We've fixed the issue that allowed third-party applications use Self-Defense of Kaspersky Small Office Security.
- The issue with the Protected Browser in Mozilla Firefox has been fixed. Now the green frame appears correctly.
- The issue which caused Kaspersky Small Office Security to block the https://www.mql5.com and https://gestobrig.com websites has been fixed.
- We've fixed the issue that caused the URL Advisor icon to duplicate.
- We've fixed some other minor issues.
Patch E for Kaspersky Small Office Security version 22.214.171.1248 was released on April 8, 2019.
Patch E contains the following additions and improvements:
- For Windows 10 users:
- We have added full support of the 19H1 update. This means that you will have no issues with our anti-virus after your system updates.
- We have increased your security by adding support of the Per-Directory Case Sensitivity feature provided in the RS5 update, which allows you to make certain file names and paths case-sensitive.
- We have fixed an issue that caused the order page that opened when purchasing a license from within the application to load slowly.
- We have improved the scanning of secure connections. This means that https pages will now open faster.
- We have improved your security when using HSTS websites.
- You will now see the URL address of the resource that Kaspersky Small Office Security detected an issue with when checking the certificate. This will allow you to prevent a dangerous resource from being added to the exclusions list.
- We have added support for protection against the Spectre 2 vulnerability. This means that you will have no issues with our anti-virus when you activate Spectre 2 vulnerability protection in Windows.
- We have fixed an issue in which, when renewing a subscription or license, Kaspersky Small Office Security occasionally did not update the term.
- We have fixed an issue that caused YouTube videos to load more slowly as a result of additional traffic scanning by Kaspersky Small Office Security.
- Kaspersky Small Office Security will no longer reset Application Control settings.
- We have found and closed a vulnerability that allowed the Anti-Banner and Privacy Protection components to be disabled without your knowledge.
- We have found and closed a vulnerability that allowed the Kaspersky Protection extension to be removed without your knowledge.
- We have found and closed an XSS (cross-site scripting) vulnerability when using Internet Explorer and Edge.
- We have fixed an issue that sometimes caused Kaspersky Small Office Security to block connections to the Google Cloud Firestore cloud database
- You will now be able to open the website www.bancomer.com in Protected Browser without any issues.
- For users of the Ausweis2 app: you will now be able to use the app on the same device as our anti-virus without any issues.
- For Chromecast users: you will no longer get a notification about a certificate issue when streaming through the Chrome browser.
- We have also fixed various other issues that we detected, and that you alerted us to.
To install Patch E:
- Run the database update for Kaspersky Small Office Security. See this article for instructions.
- Once the update is complete, restart the computer.
To make sure that the patch installed successfully, click Support at the bottom of the main application window. In the window that opens, you will see the full application version number with the letter e added to it.
Patch D for Kaspersky Small Office Security version 126.96.36.1998 was released on December 3, 2018.
In Patch D:
- The Kaspersky Protection extension has been made compatible with future versions of Google Chrome.
- The procedure for installing certificates in the Mozilla Firefox storage has been improved.
- Support for long file and folder paths (over 260 characters) has been added for the Anti-Spam component.
- A capability has been added in the Application Control component for categorizing scripts in the OneDrive cloud service.
- In the Licensing window, the license information fields have been renamed:
- The Key field is now called License key.
- The Key status field is now called License status.
- Some capabilities have been removed in order to improve security. It is no longer possible to:
- Kill processes using the Application Control component.
- Disable the PPL technology process avp.exe.
- Some errors have been fixed.
Patch С for Kaspersky Small Office Security version 188.8.131.528 was released on September 27, 2018.
In Patch C:
- Support of Windows 10 RS5 and Windows Server 2019 has been added.
- The Key field in the Licensing window has been renamed: the new name is License.
- The link to the Online Help in the full analysis schedule window has been fixed: it now leads to the article "How to configure a scheduled analysis".
- An issue with controlling the webcam audio stream after upgrading from version 17 has been fixed.
- An issue sending and receiving emails in Windows Live Mail has been fixed.
- An issue has been fixed that caused threats detected in an archive not to be blocked after restarting the operating system.
- An issue has been fixed that caused files and the registry to be unprotected during a background upgrade from version 17 to patch B of version 19.
- An issue has been fixed that made it impossible to change the interface language using the Shift+F12 and Shift+F5 keyboard shortcuts.
- An issue has been fixed that prevented the application from starting automatically after rebooting Windows when Patch B was installed.
- An issue has been fixed that caused webcam control not to work on Windows 10 RS4 17134.
- An issue has been fixed that caused the application not to notify the user about a problem starting or operating after the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD);
Patch B for Kaspersky Small Office Security version 184.108.40.2068 was released on July 17, 2018.
In Patch B:
- It is now possible to install Kaspersky Small Office Security 6 on top of Kaspersky Small Office Security 5, 4 and 3.
- VPN connection statistics are now collected. The statistics will only be sent to Kaspersky Lab if the user has confirmed their acceptance of the End User License Agreement and the Kaspersky Security Network Statement.
- Support of Cloud Files in Windows 10 RS3 and RS4 has been added.
- A notification has been added about an issue installing a Kaspersky Lab certificate in Mozilla Firefox if a master password has been set.
- The End User License Agreement has been changed.
- The Upgrade window has been updated: options available for the current license are now displayed.
- An error has been fixed that caused the Internet connection to slow down after upgrading the application to the new version.
- An error that occurred when checking certificates for mail clients has been fixed.
- An error has been fixed that prevented files larger than 15 MB from loading.
- An error that allowed the application's self-defense mechanism to be bypassed during installation has been fixed.
- An error that occurred when trying to access the router interface has been fixed.
- An error has been fixed that occurred when making payments in Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox after following a link in an email from Rabobank.
- An issue with displaying network properties in Firewall has been fixed. It occurred if the network properties had been modified and the application restarted.
- An issue with starting rootkit searches has been fixed. It occurred when the system date had been changed or the tasks were started at scheduled times.
- An error has been fixed that sent the user to the My Kaspersky portal instead of the Kaspersky Small Office Security Management Console.
- An error has been fixed that occurred during the adapatation of Kaspersky Small Office Security for File Server afer upgrading from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 R2.
- The default settings for a scheduled full scans in Kaspersky Small Office Security for File Server have been fixed.
Patch A for Kaspersky Small Office Security version 220.127.116.118 was released on May 8, 2018.
In Patch А:
- Full support of Win10 RS4 RC 17134 has been added.
- An issue has been fixed that sometimes caused the Mozilla Firefox plugin to be blocked.
- Basic compatibility with Cloud Files in Windows 10 RS3 and RS4 has been added.
- The text has been changed in the forms for connecting to the My Kaspersky portal, as well as in the windows containing information about it.
- The text in the pop-up warning messages is now in lower case.
- Information is now gathered about the operating system on which the application is being installed.
- Hypervisor performance has been restored after incompatibility with the January 2018 Windows security update.
- An error that occurred when installing the plugin in Mozilla Firefox ESR has been fixed.
- An error that sometimes prevented https pages from opening in the Tor browser has been fixed.
Release of version 18.104.22.1688
The new version of Kaspersky Small Office Security was released on May 8, 2018. The full version number is 22.214.171.1248.
- Notifications from Web Anti-Virus regarding pages containing adware or legitimate software that can be used by criminals to damage your computer or personal data.
- There is now protection against infection while the operating system is being restarted.
- There is now the capability to navigate from the Licensing window to the Kaspersky Small Office Security Management Console to view information about the activation code.
- You can now add a new activation code if the license has expired.
- There is now a user-defined list of domains for which connections are not controlled by the application.
- Improved technology for counteracting the modification of user files by malware, particularly by encryptors.
- Diagnostics of application installation issues have been improved. Now, when there is a problem with application installation, the application saves the installation logs instead of deleting them.
- Application Self-Defense during upgrade to a new version has been improved. Now there is protection for not only the current version but also for the newly installed application prior to it being started for the first time.
- Improved speed for certain installation scenarios, the first startup, and the first update of the application.
- Improved notification that appears if you disable the System Watcher component. The notification now contains a more detailed description of the consequences of disabling the component, especially regarding the resultant lack of protection against encryptors.
- The application now waits a longer amount of time before displaying a notification about outdated databases and application modules when the computer wakes from sleep mode.
- The PC Cleaner component has been improved:
- You can now search for and remove browser extensions.
- You can now complain about an application that misbehaves.
- The Application Manager component has been improved:
- A schedule of application and browser extension search has been added.
- It is now possible to exclude applications from analysis based on object category.
- The list of ignored applications has been moved to a separate window.
- The Software Updater component has been improved:
- It is now possible to run a scheduled search for application updates.
- The list of ignored applications has been moved to a separate window.
- The operation of the Safe Money component has been improved:
- It is now possible to open a specific site in Protected Browser by clicking the application icon in the notification area and on the taskbar.
- Feedback forms that let you rate the component performance and report to Technical Support have been improved.
- A notification about whether your computer supports hardware virtualization has been added. The status of hardware virtualization is also displayed in the component settings window.
- The Web Policy Management component has been improved:
- When the time zone changes, the computer, Internet and application usage time is zeroed out.
- Similar applications, for example, browsers from different vendors, are now controlled as one application.
- The operation of the Anti-Banner component has been improved. New Anti-Banner filters have been added. They let you specify which banners in particular should be blocked.
- The display of notifications has been improved. Notifications that are not critical for application performance are not displayed while you are using office applications, running an application in full-screen mode, watching a video or performing a video call.
- The Tools window has been improved: the application features are now grouped by categories for quick search.
- The Recommended settings window has been added: the checkboxes Delete malicious tools, adware, auto-dialers and suspicious packagers and Detect other software that can be used by criminals to damage your computer or personal data have been added.
- It is now possible to scan scripts using Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI). AMSI is a standard Microsoft interface that allows scanning scripts and other objects. The component can only detect a threat and notify about it, but it does not handle threats. The component is available in Microsoft Windows 10 or later.
- Scanning of encrypted connections has been improved. You can now choose actions for sites that returned scan errors and add such sites to exclusions.
- It is now possible to disable decryption of Extended Validation (EV) certificates.
- System Watcher has been added when installing the application on a file server. Previously, the System Watcher component was available only when installing on a personal computer.
- The System Changes Control feature has been removed from the Application Manager component.
- The Communication feature has been removed from the Web Policy Management component.
- The following features have been discontinued for the Anti-Spam component:
- Integration with Microsoft Office Outlook.
- The user-generated spam base.
- Checking mail for spam by the user’s spam base.
- Adding a sender’s address to the list of exclusions for Anti-Spam.
- Actions on spam mail detection: move, copy, delete, skip.
If the use of these features is important for you, keep using the earlier version of Kaspersky Small Office Security.
- If the Always scan encrypted connections checkbox is selected, the application will scan encrypted connections even if you have paused protection.
- If the application was installed together with Kaspersky Password Manager and its active plug-in, the Internet Explorer browser does not display the On-Screen Keyboard quick launch icon in the login and password fields. You can open the On-Screen Keyboard by pressing the key combination CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+P.
- If the application was installed over one of the previous versions, part of the managed applications may disappear from the list in Web Policy Management settings.
- After you enable the Anti-Banner component, banners on pages that are already opened in your browser are not blocked until you refresh the pages.
- If the application was installed in Windows 7 and you upgraded the operating system to Windows 10 but now want to revert back to Windows 7, you are advised to uninstall the application and install it again after reverting back to Windows 7.
- On certain websites, the application may block the download of additional pages in pop-up windows or frames. To resolve this issue, clear the Inject script into web traffic to interact with web pages checkbox in the network settings of the application.
- Backup and recovery may fail in the case of large collections of files (hundreds of thousands files).
- If interactive protection is disabled, tasks for processing threats on your computer from the Kaspersky Small Office Security Management Console might not be performed.
- Certain types of objects from the category Legitimate software that can be used by criminals to damage your computer or personal data are not processed from the Kaspersky Small Office Security Management Console. These threats must be processed on the computer.
- If Microsoft Edge cannot switch to Protected Browser mode, the application starts a different browser installed on your computer in this mode.
- The following notification may appear on some laptop models: Host Process for Windows Tasks is using the web camera.
- If you disable the Base Filtering Engine in Windows settings (Control Panel -> System and Security -> Administrative Tools -> Services -> Base Filtering Engine), the following network protection components stop running: Web Anti-Virus, IM Anti-Virus, Anti-Banner, and Safe Money. The application does not show notifications when the components stop running.
- The application can drain CPU resources when the search for updates for installed applications and the search for unwanted applications run in background mode.
- On detecting some remote administration tools, password managers, or user activity monitoring tools, the application may show two notifications prompting the user to select an action for one and the same object.
- On-Screen Keyboard works incorrectly on Touch Screen devices running Windows 10. When the pointer is moved to On-Screen Keyboard, it stops on the border of On-Screen Keyboard.