The new tool is designed to scan for malicious programmmes, the status of Windows security settings and vulnerabilities in popular programmes
Computer security software firm Kaspersky Lab has released its Security Scan, a new tool that is designed to check the security status of user computer.
Kaspersky Security Scan is easy to install and remove and is compatible with other security applications.
The new tool is designed to scan for malicious programmmes, the status of Windows security settings and vulnerabilities in popular programmes.
It is suitable for users who currently do not use any anti-virus application or who have doubts about their current security software and seek a second opinion.
Kaspersky Security Scan automatically performs a system scan three times a week, twice in background mode, but these settings can be modified by the user.
The new utility works side-by-side with other anti-virus applications and if it finds any problems, advises users on an appropriate full-scale protection application.
Security Scan can detect the majority of the widespread malicious programmes but it is not designed to provide full system protection and cannot detect some of the most complex malware, such as rootkits and bootkits.
Kaspersky Lab chief technology officer Nikolay Grebennikov said Security Scan is a suitable application for such devices which have inferior protection installed or use no security software at all.
"It checks the security status of users’ PCs, informs them of any threats discovered there and helps to find the proper real-time protection solution from Kaspersky Lab," Grebennikov said.