Selecting the types of detectable objects on Windows devices

17 May 2024

ID 131582

Objects detected by Kaspersky Endpoint Security are categorized based on various traits. The application always searches for viruses, worms, Trojans, and malicious tools. These programs can cause significant harm to your computer. To improve the security of your computer, you can expand the range of detectable objects by enabling the monitoring of the actions of adware and the monitoring of legitimate applications that intruders can use to compromise your users' devices or personal data.

Objects detected by Kaspersky Endpoint Security are divided into the following categories:

  • Viruses, worms, Trojans, and malicious tools. This category includes all types of malware. The minimum necessary security level ensures protection against them. Based on the recommendations of Kaspersky experts, Kaspersky Endpoint Security always monitors objects in this category.
  • Adware. This category includes software that can cause inconvenience to the user.
  • Auto-dialers. This category includes programs that establish hidden telephone connections through a modem.
  • Other software. This category includes legitimate applications that intruders can use to compromise your users' devices or personal data, such as remote administration applications.

To select the types of detected objects:

  1. Open Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud Management Console.
  2. Select the Security managementSecurity profiles section.

    The Security profiles section contains a list of security profiles configured in Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud.

  3. In the list, select the security profile for the devices on which you want to configure the types of detected objects.
  4. Click the link with the profile name to open the security profile properties window.

    The security profile properties window displays settings available for all devices.

  5. In the Windows group, select the Advanced section.
  6. Click the Settings link below the Threat detection and exclusions section.

    The Threat detection and exclusions window opens.

  7. If you want to enable detecting applications included in the Other software category, switch the toggle button to Detection of other types of objects is enabled.

    By default, the toggle button is set to Detection of other types of objects is disabled.

  8. Click the Save button.

Kaspersky experts recommend that you do not disable protection against adware and auto-dialers. If Kaspersky Endpoint Security categorizes a program as malware but you are confident that it is not a dangerous program, you can add it to the trusted zone.

After the security profile is applied, detection of the specified types of objects will be enabled on Windows devices during malware scans.

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