Conditions for protection of virtual machines against file threats
December 13, 2023
Kaspersky Security protects virtual machines that meet the following conditions:
- The virtual machine is not powered off or paused.
When performing scan tasks, Kaspersky Security can scan powered-off virtual machines that have the following file systems: NTFS, FAT32, EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, XFS, BTRFS.
- The Guest Introspection Thin Agent component is installed on the virtual machine.
The NSX File Introspection Driver acting as the Guest Introspection Thin Agent component must be running on the virtual machines with Windows operating system. It starts automatically after VMware Tools are installed and the operating system is restarted.
- The virtual machine is included in the NSX Group managed by the NSX Policy which uses the file system protection service (Kaspersky File Antimalware Protection).
- A protection profile is being applied to the virtual machine.
If even one of the listed conditions is not fulfilled, Kaspersky Security does not protect the virtual machine.