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"vulnerability scan" which obviously isnt done during a normal scan. what things other than a standard scan are required for Kaspersky Internet Secruity to keep me safe from viruses, malware etc.? [Closed]

  • 11 October 2019
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I recently stumbled across "vulnerability scan" which obviously isnt done during a normal scan. what things other than a standard scan are required for Kaspersky Internet Secruity to keep me safe from viruses, malware etc.?
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Best answer by richbuff 11 October 2019, 21:43

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Welcome. Full auto mode suffices sufficiently.

Additional on demand scans are there for people who are used to them, due to longing for remnants of a bygone era.

The only time I do an demand scan is when I am bored.
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I recently stumbled across "vulnerability scan" which obviously isn't done during a normal scan. what things other than a standard scan are required for Kaspersky Internet Secruity to keep me safe from viruses, malware etc.?
Hello @D14BL0,
Additional to @richbuff,

Vulnerability scan, scans the operating system and applications installed on the computer that may have vulnerabilities that can be exploited by malware.
Vulnerability scans are important and should be run on a (automated) regular schedule.
(A)


Full scan, by default, scans System Memory, Startup Objects (loaded on operating system startup), Disk boot sectors, System Volume Information.
(B)


Even tho it would make sense/be more efficient, to add (manually or otherwise) A to B, it's not possible to add the group (as in A), rather, each app has to be added individually...

Thank you.
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Hello @D14BL0,
Just in case the conclusion from my previous post is to "add each app to Full Scan", no, (imo), run automated, regular Vulnerability scans and automated, regular Full scans.
Thank you.
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Hello  @D14BL0,

Definitive answer from Kaspersky Lab experts: 

From: Kaspersky Lab Support, Sent: Friday, 18 October 2019 17:11“Vulnerability scan is not included in Full scan. Vulnerability scan is a standalone tool that uses other mechanisms to detect system vulnerabilities; it uses different algorithms than those used by Full Scan.”
Thank you
KIS Vulnerabilty Scan information

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