Kaspersky Endpoint Security 12 for Windows

Using scan methods

8 July 2024

ID 133732

Kaspersky Endpoint Security uses a scanning technique called Machine learning and signature analysis. During signature analysis, Kaspersky Endpoint Security matches the detected object with records in its database. Based on the recommendations of Kaspersky experts, machine learning and signature analysis is always enabled.

To increase the effectiveness of protection, you can use heuristic analysis. When scanning files for malicious code, the heuristic analyzer executes instructions in the executable files. The number of instructions that are executed by the heuristic analyzer depends on the level that is specified for the heuristic analyzer. The heuristic analysis level ensures a balance between the thoroughness of searching for new threats, the load on the resources of the operating system, and the duration of heuristic analysis.

To configure the use of heuristic analysis in the operation of the File Threat Protection component:

  1. In the main application window, click the Application settings icon in the form of a gear wheel. button.
  2. In the application settings window, select Essential Threat ProtectionFile Threat Protection.
  3. Click Advanced Settings.
  4. If you want the application to use heuristic analysis for protection against file threats, select the Heuristic Analysis check box in the Scan methods block. Then use the slider to set the heuristic analysis level: Light scan, Medium scan or Deep scan.
  5. Save your changes.


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