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KASPERSKY INTERNET SECURITY
This section describes the functions, components, and distribution kit of Kaspersky Internet Security, and provides a list
of hardware and software requirements of Kaspersky Internet Security and user service information.
IN THIS SECTION
About Kaspersky Internet Security .................................................................................................................................. 14
What's new ...................................................................................................................................................................... 16
Distribution kit .................................................................................................................................................................. 17
Service for users ............................................................................................................................................................. 17
Hardware and software requirements ............................................................................................................................. 18
ABOUT KASPERSKY INTERNET SECURITY
Kaspersky Internet Security provides comprehensive computer protection against known and new threats, network and
phishing attacks, and spam. Various functions and protection components are available as part of Kaspersky Internet
Security to deliver comprehensive protection.
Computer Protection
Protection components are designed to protect the computer against known and new threats, network attacks, fraud, and
spam. Every type of threat is handled by an individual protection component (see the description of components in this
section). Components can be enabled or disabled independently of one another, and their settings can be configured.
In addition to the real-time protection provided by the security components, we recommend that you regularly scan your
computer for viruses and other malware. This is necessary in order to prevent any possible spreading of malicious
programs that have not been discovered by protection components, for example, because a low security level was set or
for other reasons.
To keep Kaspersky Internet Security up to date, you need to update the databases and application modules used by the
application.
Some specific tasks that should be run occasionally (such as removal of traces of a user's activities in the operating
system) are performed by using advanced tools and wizards.
The following protection components stand guard over your computer in real time:
What follows is a description of the logic of how the protection components interact when Kaspersky Internet Security
has been set to the mode that is recommended by Kaspersky Lab specialists (in other words, with the default application
settings).
File Anti-Virus
File Anti-Virus prevents infection of the computer's file system. The component starts upon startup of the operating
system, continuously remains in the computer's RAM, and scans all files that are opened, saved, or launched on
your computer and all connected drives. Kaspersky Internet Security intercepts each attempt to access a file and
scans the file for known viruses and other malware. Further access to the file is allowed only if the file is not infected
or is successfully disinfected by the application. If a file cannot be disinfected for any reason, it is deleted. A copy of
the file is moved to Quarantine when that happens. If an infected file is placed in the same location where the
deleted file with the same name used to be, Quarantine saves only a copy of the last file. A copy of the previous file
with the same name is not saved.
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