Kaspersky Lab offers free scanning tool

Posted at 07/30/12 6:18 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Kaspersky Lab has introduced a free scanning tool targeted at users who have no software security solution installed in their personal computers.

Called Kaspersky Security Scan, the new product lets users check if their currently installed security software is able to detect all malware. It can be downloaded for free at www.kaspersky.com.

“The personal computer is still the primary communications device for the majority of consumers. The alarming fact is that millions around the world have inferior protection installed or use no security software at all,” Nikolay Grebennikov, chief technology officer of Kaspersky Lab, said in a statement.

“What we offer is a solution that checks the security status of users’ PCs, informs them of any threats discovered, and helps find the proper real-time protection solution from Kaspersky Lab,” he added.

Jimmy Fong, channel sales director for Kaspersky Lab Southeast Asia, for his part said: “This will help give them an idea of the number of vulnerabilities in their computer that are exposed to serious online threats.”

Kaspersky Lab’s free scanning tool searches for malicious programs and the status of Windows security settings and vulnerabilities in popular programs.

The program will then display all detected threats once the scan is complete. But it cannot remove the malware – instead, the scanning tool will recommend real-time security solutions from Kaspersky Lab.