Where to find descriptions of malicious programs


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Where to find descriptions of malicious programs

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Latest update: May 28, 2020 ID: 850

If your computer has been infected by malware, look for the name of the malicious program in the computer scan report. You can then find more detailed information about the malware on the official Kaspersky website.
You can also find up-to-date information about other malicious programs and vulnerabilities.

To find a malware description:

  1. Go to the Kaspersky Threats website that contains descriptions of threats and vulnerabilities.
  1. Enter the name of the malicious program in the search field in the top-right corner. Click Search icon in upper right corneror press Enter on the keyboard.

Searching for a description of vulnerabilities or threats on the Kaspersky Lab Threats website

  • If you want to view a list of all vulnerabilities and threats, along with their descriptions, follow the Vulnerabilities or Threats links.
  1. Click a link in the search results to view a description of the harmful application.

Opening a description of a vulnerability or threat on the Kaspersky Lab Threats website

If there is no description for the malicious program detected on your computer, you can send the infected file for a research via OpenTip.

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