Kaspersky Security Scan

Scans sites that you visit to make sure they are safe

7.1

235 Votes

  • Category Suites
  • License Free
  • Version 16.0.0.1344
  • Size 2.67 MB
  • Works under Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
  • Language English
  • Program by Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Security Scan provides a fast and easy way to discover viruses, malware and other threats that may be infecting your Windows PC.

Kaspersky Labs is one of the most trusted and respected names in the computer security industry. This company develops a number of different antivirus and Internet security solutions for personal and business use. Kaspersky Security Scan is a streamlined version of that software that you can download and update at no charge. If you suspect an issue or are simply being proactive, run the program, and Kaspersky Security Scan will search files and memory for a wide range of viruses and other threats.

Kaspersky Security Scan has two scanning modes. The first focuses exclusively on viruses, malware and similar threats, and that lets it scan large drives in a matter of minutes and sometimes even seconds depending on the speed of the CPU. The second mode isn’t as fast but still quite fast, and it allows Kaspersky Security Scan to inspect other aspects of your computer, such as third-party programs that may be out of date and thus exposing you to security threats.

The virus and other security threat information is cloud-based. The program will operate in an offline mode, but if you have an Internet connection, it will update the program to the latest definitions, if applicable, before performing the scan. When you run the application, it provides real-time results as well as a comprehensive report when the scan is done. The report identifies threats as well as offers solutions for threats that the program cannot automatically overcome. If you need further assistance, the program can even connect you to Kaspersky Labs experts.

Kaspersky Security Scan is a program that you have to run manually in order for it to be effective. This has both advantages and disadvantages. On one hand, there’s no real-time monitoring and notifications, so if you encounter a threat, then you may not know about it until the next time you think to run the program. On the other hand, Kaspersky Security Scan doesn’t interfere with other security solutions, and you can use it alongside another third-party antivirus program or Windows Defender. Some programs are better at identifying certain threats than others, so in this scenario, think of Kaspersky Security Scan as a second line of defense.

Pros

  • Trusted industry name
  • Fast scanning process
  • Cloud-based threat information

Cons

  • No real-time notification
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