Enabling and disabling Advanced Disinfection

17 May 2024

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The Advanced Disinfection technology is aimed at purging the operating system of malware that has already started its processes in RAM and that prevents the security application from removing it by using other methods (for example, the Host Intrusion Prevention or Exploit Prevention component).

By default, Advanced Disinfection is disabled because this technology uses a significant amount of computing resources. Therefore, you can enable Advanced Disinfection only when you want to use it.

When an active infection is detected during a malware scan. Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows generates active infection events in local application reports and on the Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud side. You can then enable the Advanced Disinfection feature and run the malware scan task again. This way, you can choose the appropriate time to do Advanced Disinfection and subsequently reboot your users' devices automatically.

To enable or disable Advanced Disinfection on Windows devices:

  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.

    In the list, select the security profile for the devices on which you want to configure Advanced Disinfection.

  3. 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.

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

    The Threat detection and exclusions window opens.

  6. Use the corresponding toggle button to enable or disable Advanced Disinfection.

    By default, the technology is disabled.

  7. Click the Save button.

After the security profile is applied, Advanced Disinfection is enabled or disabled on Windows devices.

See also:

Configuring a malware scan on Windows devices and Mac devices

Starting and stopping anti-malware database updates and malware scans

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