How to run a scan with Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool


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How to run a scan with Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool

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Latest update: July 07, 2020 ID: 8528

A tool for quick scan and disinfection

Click the Download button on the right to get Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool.


Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool is a free tool that scans and disinfects Windows-based computers. The tool detects known types of malware as well as advertising software and applications that may be used for malicious purposes. For more information about such applications, see this article.

To protect your devices against threats, install Kaspersky Internet Security.

Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool is designed for one-time virus scan as it does not feature database updates and will not protect against new threats. Once the scan is complete, install an antivirus solution on your computer to ensure real-time protection.

To scan your computer with Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool:

  1. Run the tool. For instructions, see this article
  2. If necessary, click Change parameters to change a scan scope.

Scan parameters in Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool

  1. Select the checkboxes for objects to scan. Click Add object to add other objects to scope. Click OK

Changing scan scope in Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool

  1. Click Start scan.

  1. Wait until the scan is complete.
  2. If any threats are detected during the scan, notification with a request for action will be displayed. For instructions on how to select an action upon detection of a threat, see this article
  3. To view the scan details, click details.


  1. To exit Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool, click Close or the cross in the upper-right corner of the window.


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