How to configure Exploit Prevention settings in Kaspersky Small Office Security 3 for Personal Computer

 

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How to configure Exploit Prevention settings in Kaspersky Small Office Security 3 for Personal Computer

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2014 Jan 24 ID: 10330
 
 
 
 

What is exploit prevention

A functionality to prevent and block exploit actions has been added to Kaspersky Small Office Security 3 for Personal Computer. This functionality protects your computer from malicious programs that use vulnerabilities in the most common applications, such as Adobe Reader, Internet Explorer, Firefox and etc. to perform their malicious actions in order to gain control over computer, steal personal data and other.

Exploit Prevention functionality in Kaspersky Small Office Security 3 for Personal Computer does the following:

  • Controls executable files started from vulnerable applications and web browsers (for example, an attempt to run an executable file by a program designed for viewing documents).
  • Controls suspicious actions of vulnerable applications (for example, if the rights of a running vulnerable application are exceeded and it writes itself into the other processes' system memory).
  • Monitors previous program starts (for example, whether the program was started by the user or by an exploit).
  • Tracks a source of a malicious code (for example, a web browser that started download of an infected file; remote web address).
  • Prevents using application vulnerabilities.

Kaspersky Small Office Security 3 for Personal Computer tracks executable files run by vulnerable applications. If Kaspersky Small Office Security 3 for Personal Computer detects an attempt to run an executable file from a vulnerable application that has not been initiated by the user, the application blocks the attempt (the user can select a different action to be performed upon threat detection). Information about blocking of the executable file run is logged in the Exploit Prevention report.

For maximum protection, the lists of applications with detected vulnerabilities are updated together with the anti-virus databases of Kaspersky Small Office Security 3 for Personal Computer.

How to configure exploit prevention settings

Exploit prevention in Kaspersky Small Office Security 3 for Personal Computer is enabled by default. In order to enable/disable exploit prevention, do the following:

  1. Open Kaspersky Small Office Security 3 for Personal Computer.
  2. In the upper-right part of the window, click the Settings link.

  1. In the Settings window, go to the Protection tab and select the System Watcher component.
  2. On the System Watcher Settings screen, select/deselect the Enable System Watcher check box. The Enable Exploit Prevention option will be automatically activated/deactivated.

  1. Click the Settings button next to the Enable System Watcher check box. Specify the action that should be performed upon detecting an attempt to run an executable file from a vulnerable application:
    • Select action automatically. The application will be operating in the mode developed by Kaspersky Lab specialists.
    • Allow action. The application always allows to run the file.
    • Block action. The application always blocks attempts to run the file.

  1. Click OK and close the Settings window.
 
 
 
 
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