Kaspersky Endpoint Security 12 for Windows

Checking the reputation of a file in Kaspersky Security Network

14 February 2024

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If you are doubtful of the security of a file, you can check its reputation in Kaspersky Security Network.

You can check the reputation of a file if you have accepted the terms of the Kaspersky Security Network Statement.

To check the reputation of a file in Kaspersky Security Network:

Open the file context menu and select the Check reputation in KSN option (see the figure below).

File context menu with Kaspersky items: malware scan, checking reputation in KSN, creating an encrypted archive.

File context menu

Kaspersky Endpoint Security displays the file reputation:

Trusted (Kaspersky Security Network). Most users of Kaspersky Security Network have confirmed that the file is trusted.

Legitimate software that can be used by intruders to damage your computer or personal data. Although they do not have any malicious functions, such applications can be exploited by intruders. For details on legitimate software that could be used by criminals to harm the computer or personal data of a user, please refer to the Kaspersky IT Encyclopedia website. You can add these applications to the trusted list.

Untrusted (Kaspersky Security Network). A virus or other application that poses a threat.

Unknown (Kaspersky Security Network). Kaspersky Security Network does not have any information about the file. You can scan a file using anti-virus databases (the Scan for viruses option in the context menu).

Kaspersky Endpoint Security displays the KSN solution that was used to determine the reputation of the file: Kaspersky Security Network or Kaspersky Private Security Network.

Kaspersky Endpoint Security also displays additional information about the file (see the figure below).

The window contains information about the file reputation and other data, such as the presence of a digital signature.

Reputation of a file in Kaspersky Security Network

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