New Beta " Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner"

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  1. Bo9us

    Bo9us Guest

    When I visit Kaspersky site today I found this beatific news , Kaspersky had finally a tool can scan all the Pc on line like Bitdefender Scan and the other

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    Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner: scan your computer for viruses on-line

    Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management systems, has opened beta-testing of a free service which allows users to scan their computers for malicious code on-line. This latest application, the Kaspersky® Anti-Virus Web Scanner, uses Microsoft ActiveX® technology and works within your web-browser.

    The Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner offers convenience, the exceptional detection rates which characterize Kaspersky Lab products, cutting edge technologies and an ergonomic interface. This combination provides users with an excellent tool for combating malicious code.

    Find out more about participating in our beta-testing :

    http://www.kaspersky.com/beta

    Beta-Testing :http://www.kaspersky.com/beta?product=161744315
     
  2. chaos16

    chaos16 Registered Member

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    can we use this product with KAV antivius as well?
     
  3. Mele20

    Mele20 Former Poster

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    I couldn't get beyond the initilization stage. IE says "done" and it never installed the ActiveX component or anything. I wouldn't really want this anyhow. I don't use any online scanner because they all require IE. I don't use IE. I don't use ActiveX. (I had to turn it on for this). If I can't use the scanner from Firefox forget it. Stupid of AV companies to force users to use something as insecure as Active X.
     
  4. Firecat

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    KAV and the webscanner use the same engine and malware definitions, so both of them would detect the same things. However, the webscanner will have faster updates :D
     
  5. TheQuest

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    Hi, Mele20

    I agree all the way with you there.

    Take Care,
    TheQuest :cool:
     
  6. VikingStorm

    VikingStorm Registered Member

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    Is there even any other way to have a web scanner without active-x (that doesn't lag horribly)?
     
  7. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

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    The online scaners are designed with the average person in mind

    The average person uses IE as a browser so active X for a scanner is apropriate

    Most online scanners are there as a backup and to advertise their particular antivirus

    They have their uses and are very handy when a user either hasn't got an antivirus at all or something has disabled or damaged their existing AV
     
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