Real-time anti-malware – protects you against new and emerging threats
By combining traditional, proactive and cloud-based anti-malware technologies, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 delivers real-time protection against the latest malware threats:
Kaspersky’s award-winning antivirus software defends your PC against all types of malware, including:
- Computer viruses
- Trojan viruses
- Bots… and more
Cloud-assisted technology enables real-time protection
When hackers and cybercriminals release new malware, it takes time for security vendors to update their antivirus databases with a new malware signature that protects against the new threat. However, Kaspersky uses cloud-assisted technologies to ensure its customers’ PCs are protected during the period before a new malware signature has been produced.
The cloud-based Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) continually gathers information about new malware threats from millions of consenting users’ computers across the world. Armed with this information, Kaspersky helps to secure your PC against the very latest threats – without you having to wait for a new malware signature to be released.
Whether you consent to KSN automatically collecting threat information from your computer – or whether you prefer not to permit data collection – your PC will still be able to benefit from KSN’s extremely rapid response to new and emerging malware.
Preventing the exploitation of software vulnerabilities
If your PC’s operating system – or the applications running on your PC – contain any vulnerabilities because they’ve not had the latest software patches or fixes applied, Kaspersky’s Automatic Exploit Prevention technology will:
- Control the launch of executable files from applications that contain vulnerabilities
- Assess how executable files behave – identifying similarities with malware programs
- Restrict how vulnerable applications are allowed to operate
Protection against screen lockers
Blocker Trojan viruses can prevent you from using your PC until you pay ‘ransom’ money for the blocker’s restrictions to be removed. If a cybercriminal ever uses a Blocker Trojan to try and take control of your PC, just activate Kaspersky’s protection against screen lockers and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 will:
- Halt any dangerous processes
- Launch the relevant virus treatment procedures
In the unlikely event of your PC becoming infected with malware, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 includes Kaspersky’s unique System Watcher technology that:
- Detects dangerous behaviour on your computer
- Enables you to roll back or undo most types of malicious action
Efficient updates for antivirus databases
Because Kaspersky ensures that your computer only needs to store relatively small antivirus databases, your PC benefits from:
- Minimal impact on performance
- Quicker installation and updates for your Kaspersky antivirus software
Web protection – secures you against sophisticated, web-based malware attacks
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 includes computer security technologies that help to ensure you can surf the web and be confident that you won’t be affected by dangerous websites:
By using cloud-based data about the reputation of websites, the Kaspersky URL Advisor alerts you about links to suspicious and dangerous sites. It provides colour-coded icons that show you whether a link is ‘trusted’, ‘suspicious’ or ‘dangerous’.
With just a single mouse click, Kaspersky’s File Advisor uses cloud-based technologies to check the safety of any file you wish to access.
With its regularly updated database, Kaspersky’s anti-phishing engine helps to defend you against Internet fraudsters’ attempts to access your personal information.
Optimised – to help preserve your PC’s performance
Because we recognise that antivirus software should provide effective protection without any significant effect on your PC’s performance, Kaspersky’s development team has ensured Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 delivers:
Minimal consumption of PC resources
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 has minimal impact on general network activity and the:
- Installation of applications
- Launch of applications
- Launch of web browsers
Kaspersky’s special Gamer Mode also ensures your PC is protected, while you enjoy an uninterrupted game experience.
Rapid start-up, shutdown and reaction times
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 has been optimised to deliver:
- Faster start-up
- Quicker shutdown
- Rapid response when you select security settings and commands
Longer battery life
If you’re running a laptop on battery power, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 automatically limits its use of resources. This helps to ensure your laptop can operate for a longer period before its battery needs to be recharged.
Optimised for Windows
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 has been optimised for Windows 8.1.
Designed for ease of use
Superior security doesn’t have to be difficult to use. That’s why Kaspersky Anti-Virus includes several new and upgraded user features:
Improved user interface
Capitalising on the very latest thinking on efficient user interfaces, we’ve updated the main display window for Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014.
The main interface now only includes frequently used settings – so they’re easier to use and navigate.
New versions of Kaspersky Anti-Virus can be automatically installed on your PC – without you having to perform any update action or respond to any prompts – to make it even easier for you to ensure you always have the latest protection.
Improved virus scan features
The redesigned Task Manager makes it easier to view the status of scanning processes – and see how Kaspersky’s security processes are making use of your PC’s resources.