How to configure general Mail Anti-Virus settings in Kaspersky PURE 3.0


Kaspersky PURE 3.0


How to configure general Mail Anti-Virus settings in Kaspersky PURE 3.0

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2013 Apr 02 ID: 9843

Kaspersky PURE 3.0 includes a special component that protects incoming and outgoing mail from dangerous objects, Mail Anti-Virus.

It loads when the operating system is started and is always running and scans all e-mail on protocols POP3, SMTP, IMAP, MAPI and NNTP, as well as secure connections (SSL) for POP3 and IMAP.

By default, e-mail protection is carried out as follows:

  1. Each e-mail received or sent by the user is intercepted by Mail Anti-Virus.
  2. The e-mail is broken down into its parts: the e-mail heading, its body, and attachments.
  3. The body and attachments of the e-mail (including OLE attachments) are scanned for dangerous objects. Malicious objects are detected using the databases included in the program and with the heuristic algorithm. The databases contain descriptions of all the malicious programs known to date and methods for neutralizing them. The heuristic algorithm can detect new viruses that have not yet been entered in the databases.
  4. If a threat is detected by Kaspersky PURE 3.0, the application assigns one of the following statuses to the object:
    • Status of one of the malware (for example, a virus or Trojan)
    • Status of suspicious object (possibly infected), if it is not possible to detect whether the object is infected or not.
  5. The application blocks the e-mail and displays the corresponding notification on the screen.

1. How to enable/disable Mail Anti-Virus


2. How to change the security level


3. How to change actions to be performed on detected threats


4. How to configure general Mail Anti-Virus settings


5. How to restore default settings

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