New version of KAV Pro just released, build 5.0.14

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Socio, Oct 20, 2004.

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  1. Socio

    Socio Registered Member

    Jun 29, 2004
    Not sure what changes or fixes were made but you can download new version here:

    KAV 5.0.14
  2. Socio

    Socio Registered Member

    Jun 29, 2004
    Here are the release notes for 5.0.14 by the way.

    Copyright (c) 1996 - 2004 Kaspersky Lab


    1. To scan and disinfect objects from the user's startup folder, encrypted files by schedule, the anti-virus service (Kaspersky Anti-Virus Service) must be started under a local account or a domain account that differs from LocalSystem.

    2. To disinfect objects in Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Outlook Express mail databases, these applicaions must be installed on your computer.

    3. The %TEMP%\~1.tmp and %TEMP%\MSI57576.LOG files can remain in the user temporary folder if installation of Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal Pro 5.0 failed for some reason. The user can manually delete these files.

    4. In order to ensure normal operation of Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal Pro 5.0 after the update of the operating system from Windows 98 SE or from Windows ME to Windows NT or Windows XP, the application installation file (the setup.exe file from the distribution package) must be run again.

    5. After updating Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal Pro from 4.x to 5.0 version, you must restart your computer.


    1. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 5.0 Personal Pro protects personal computers from the activity of harmful programs that interfere with normal operation of software and damage information stored within the computer file systems.

    2. The technologies developed by Kaspersky Lab and used in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 5.0 Personal Pro allow implementation of the following features:

    - Real-time antiviral protection of the file system against harmful programs;
    - Search and neutralization of harmful programs on demand;
    - Comprehensive protection of e-mail;
    - Blocking of dangerous scripts downloaded from the Internet;
    - Isolation of suspicious objects in quarantine after saving copies of the initial documents in the backup storage area;
    - Maintenance of up-to-date status of antiviral bases and antiviral engine of the application;
    - Distinguishing between the rights of administrator and user to access Kaspersky Anti-Virus functionality for each computer.


    1. Anti-Virus Functionality:

    - Real-time protection of file system objects and on-demand check-up;
    - About 90 (in more than 200 versions) supported archives and installation systems!
    - More than 400 (in more than 1100 versions) supported utilities of packing executable modules!
    - File recovery on hard disks, removable media, and in network resources; recovery of NTFS data stream and boot sectors of disks; recovery of the system memory used by processes and objects loaded during boot of the operating system; recovery of embedded OLE objects;
    - Delayed processing of suspicious and infected objects; request for response to detected suspicious and infected objects after user-initiated on-demand scan;
    - Check-up and recovery in ZIP, ARJ, CAB, and RAR archives;
    - Check-up of SMTP/POP3 mail traffic, regardless of mail client;
    - Detection and recovery in mail messages sent and received using Microsoft Outlook regardless of protocol used for communication with the mail server;
    - Detection and recovery in Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Outlook Express mail banks;
    - Check-up of dynamic VBScript and JavaScript scripts downloaded from the Internet;
    - Protection of office applications by means of real-time checking of macros written with VB for Applications;
    - Integration with Windows Security Center for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.

    2. Additional Functionality:

    The application can be:
    - Installed correctly even if there are anti-virus applications from other vendors;
    - Seamlessly updated from the previous version (4.x);

    The application provides:
    - Adjustable list of user tasks including such system tasks as full check-up of the computer, antiviral bases update, and check-up of launched applications;
    - Setup of parameters individually for each task;
    - Improved scheduling mechanism;
    - Quarantine that is used to store suspicious objects;
    - Backup storage, a folder where the application saves original files before any modification;
    - An ability to limit the time for storing quarantined objects and the size of backup and quarantine storages;
    - Retrieval of database updates from either a local folder or a centralized updating server;
    - Enhanced updating speed due to automatic connection to the least loaded updating server and the algorithm of downloading remaining updates in case of connection failure;
    - Updates for application modules;
    - An ability to roll back to the previous version of the anti-virus database;
    - Retrieval of updates using proxy server requiring Basic or NTLM authentication;
    - Command line utility supporting updating, antiviral scanning and managing real-time protection.

    3. Application Interface:

    - Easy-to-use intuitive interface with indication of the overall status of the system protection and antiviral bases;
    - Management of Quarantine and Backup storage using advanced graphic interface;
    - Easy settings for real-time protection with possibility of selecting one of three levels of real-time protection: Maximum Protection, Recommended, and High Speed;
    - Possibility of adjusting the parameters for real-time antiviral protection individually for each protection component;
    - Quick access to the list of the most frequently used tasks from the application main window;
    - Easy settings for on-demand scan tasks by selecting one of three levels of real-time protection: Maximum Protection, Recommended, and High Speed;
    - Possibility of manual adjustment of the on-demand scan parameters;
    - Review of finished tasks reports;
    - Support of Unicode extended national code pages;
    - Integration with Microsoft Windows Explorer;
    - Support for Microsoft Terminal Connections and Fast User Switching modes.


    1. Problems that occur during disinfection of objects scanned from the "Managing infected objects" dialog:

    - After scanning of an infected MS Outlook Express database, opening of the "Managing infected objects" dialog may take a long time.

    2. Problems encountered when working with the quarantine and backup storages:

    - Files with additional NTFS streams cannot be quarantined.
    - Full paths to composite files, from which the suspicious files have been copied, are not displayed in the quarantine and in the backup storage.

    3. Problems related to the application interface:

    - Incorrect error message appears after the "black list" of license keys is deleted.
    - The trial and the commercial license keys, installed concurrently, cannot be deleted.

    4. Problems that occur during updating:

    - Updates cannot be performed using FTP-servers via a proxy server if the proxy server does not process or does not output the extended data set in response to the HEAD command.
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