New Beta " Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner"

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Bo9us, Apr 4, 2005.

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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


    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 :

    Beta-Testing :
  2. chaos16

    chaos16 Registered Member

    Feb 14, 2005
    can we use this product with KAV antivius as well?
  3. Mele20

    Mele20 Former Poster

    Apr 29, 2002
    Hilo, Hawaii
    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

    Firecat Registered Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    The land of no identity :D
    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

    TheQuest Registered Member

    Jun 9, 2003
    Kent. UK by the sea
    Hi, Mele20

    I agree all the way with you there.

    Take Care,
    TheQuest :cool:
  6. VikingStorm

    VikingStorm Registered Member

    Jun 7, 2003
    Is there even any other way to have a web scanner without active-x (that doesn't lag horribly)?
  7. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

    Oct 9, 2003
    Loughton, Essex. UK
    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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