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Introduction to Kaspersky Antivirus

Kaspersky anti-virus, formerly known as "Antiviral Toolkit Pro" and also referred to as "KAV" is an anti-virus program developed by kaspersky lab. It is designed to protect users from malware and is primarily designed for computers running Windows and Mac OS X, though a version for Linux is available for business consumers.


According to the anti-virus comparatives, kaspersky anti-virus rates highly amongst virus scanners in terms of detection rates. Kaspersky was awarded by pc editor's choice and it has the industry's fastest scan times on vista record. According to the users rating kaspersky anti-virus is the backbone of pc's security system, offering real time automated protection from a range of IT threats.


Kaspersky provides the basic tools that are needed to protect your pc. It's award winning technologies work silently in the background while you enjoy your digital life. According to Kaspersky, Kaspersky Security Network service allows users of Kaspersky Lab security products from around the world to help facilitate malware identification and reduce the time it takes to provide protection against new security risks targeting your computer. Kaspersky Lab maintains a strict privacy policy for use of this service and asserts that volunteering to use this service by sending certain information contains no personally identifiable information about the user and is utilized by Kaspersky Lab for no other purposes but to enhance its security products and to further advance solutions against malicious threats and viruses.


To install kaspersky in your computer, kaspersky recommends that you should have 512 MB of available RAM for windows XP, for windows vista or windows 7 1GB of available RAM (32 bit) or 2GB of RAM (64 bit), and about 480MB free space on hard drive

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Antivirus


Antivirus is basically a protection against viruses....

Basically it protects your pc from worms, trojans and viruses...

A computer worm is a self-replicating computer program.It uses a network to send copies of itself to other nodes (computerterminals on the network) and it may do so without any userintervention.

A Trojan horse, also known as a trojan, is a piece of malware which appears to perform a certain action but in fact performs many different forms of codes.

A computer virus is a computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer without permission or knowledge of the user.





Some types of Antiviruses..........


Types

avast!
Avira
AVG Anti-Virus
BitDefender
BullGuard
CA Anti-Virus
Cisco Security Agent
Command AntiVirus
DriveSentry (antivirus, antispyware and HIPS technologies)
eSafe
eScan
Fortinet FortiClient End Point Security
F-PROT
F-Secure
G DATA AntiVirus
InVircible
Kaspersky Anti-Virus
LinuxShield
McAfee VirusScan
NOD32
Norman ASA
Norton AntiVirus
OPSWAT
Panda Security
Protector Plus
PC Tools AntiVirus
Principal AntiVirus
Protector Plus Antivirus
Quick Heal Anti-Virus
Rising AntiVirus
SecureIT
Solo Antivirus
Symantec End Point
Sophos Anti-Virus
ThreatFire AntiVirus (formerly Cyberhawk)
Trend Micro Internet Security
V3 (AhnLab)
Vba32 AntiVirus
ViRobot (Hauri)
Virus Chaser
Windows Live OneCare
ZoneAlarm
k7 Total Security
VirusBuster



Freeware

Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus
AOL Active Virus Shield (no longer available via AOL)
AVG Anti-Virus Free (Registerware, Nagware)
avast! Home (Registerware)
BitDefender Free version does not provide real time scanning
Comodo AntiVirus
DriveSentry Fully functional free version
F-PROT (for Linux, FreeBSD and DOS only)
HandyBits VirusScan Integrator
PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition
ThreatFire AntiVirus (formerly Cyberhawk)
MWAV ToolKit Utility



Open source

**** AntiVirus
ClamWin
OpenAntiVirus
Winpooch
Untangle



Abandonware

Central Point AntiVirus (acquired by Symantec)
Cyberhawk (now ThreatFire AntiVirus)
dLight (anti virus)[1][2] (successor to The Antidote)
Eliashim (now eSafe)
eTrust (anti virus)
The Antidote and Antidote SuperLite
Thunderbyte (anti virus) (now Norman ASA)
Vet (anti virus) (acquired by Computer Associates)

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