Are Detected Threats in Kaspersky Deleted?

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Kaspersky Lab is Russian company that develops anti-virus software for personal and business computer systems. The anti-virus software shares the same name as the company and functions with computer systems running either the Windows or Mac OS X operating system. Additionally, Kaspersky offers a Linux version of its anti-virus software for business customers.

Treating the Threat

  • Kaspersky anti-virus software won't automatically delete threats detected by the application. Depending on where the software finds a particular threat in a computer system, Kaspersky anti-virus software may simply treat the threat by rendering it unable to harm the system or files. This process, however, may not physically delete the threat from the computer. In cases where the application doesn't physically delete the treat, the Kaspersky anti-virus application won't leave any malware danger for the computer.

Manual Deletion of Threats

  • When the Kaspersky application doesn't delete the threat from the computer, the anti-virus program may leave behind remnants of the threat, a disabled version of the threat. Kaspersky does, however, allow you to manually delete any threat not automatically deleted. You can manually delete disabled threats from the system maintenance menu within in the application.

Subsequent Scans

  • If the Kaspersky anti-virus application discovers a threat, perform a second scan to verify that no active threat components currently affect the computer system. This also applies after manually deleting a neutralized threat. If the second scan doesn't produce any active threats, the anti-virus application has successfully removed the threats from the computer system.

How to Manually Delete

  • While Kaspersky may not always fully delete threats, the anti-virus application will always neutralize the threat. In addition to manually deleting an inactive threat from the system maintenance menu, you can also delete an inactive threat by right-clicking on the file or remnant and selecting the “Delete” option. If a second scan still shows an active threat, selecting delete filters will completely remove the threat from the computer system.

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