Kaspersky Lab has introduced its latest version of Kaspersky Security Scan (KSS), a free solution for Windows-based computers. KSS enables users to quickly scan their computers for cyber threats, even if there is another security solution already installed on the computer.
The latest Kaspersky Security Scanner not only detects malicious software and operating system (OS) settings that make the device vulnerable, but also offers advice on how to get rid of any issues. The upgraded version also allows users to allow regular automatic scans on those days which are suitable for them.
It may suggest users to install specific applications to clean an infection or encourage them to change OS settings. Full details about OS settings are available in the scanner’s main window.
“It is important to remember that although free solutions are undoubtedly useful, they cannot replace Internet Security-class protection, because for a long time now the techniques used by cybercriminals have encompassed more than just malware,” says Vladimir Zapolyansky, Vice-President, Product and Technology Marketing, Kaspersky Lab.
He further added, “The scanner can quickly scan the computer for potential risks when there are no other options, or it can complement an existing antivirus solution to strengthen security. However, in all other cases an integrated, multi-tier security solution should be used on a permanent basis.”
The new Kaspersky Security Scan is already available to users in 11 languages. By default, the solution is installed in the device’s language, but now the language setting can be changed as part of the installation process, the press release states.