Malicious object detected

If File Anti-Virus, Mail Anti-Virus, or a virus scan detects malicious code, a notification pops up.

The notification provides the following information:

  • Threat description.
  • Type of threat and name of the malicious object as listed in the Kaspersky Lab Virus Encyclopedia.

    The Internet Security info pict Malicious object detected icon is displayed next to the name of the malicious object. Click it to open the window with information about the object. Clicking the link in this window allows you to go to the Virus Encyclopedia website and obtain more detailed information about the threat posed by the object.

  • File name of the malicious object, including the path to it.

You are asked to select one of the following responses to the object:

  • Disinfect – attempt to disinfect the malicious object. Before treatment, a backup copy is made of the object in case the necessity arise to restore it or a portrait of its infection.
  • Delete – delete malicious object. Before deleting, a backup copy of the object is created in case the necessity arises to restore it or a portrait of its infection.
  • Skip / Block – block access to the object, but perform no actions in respect of it; simply record information about it in a report.

    You can later return to skipped malicious objects in the report window. However, you cannot postpone the processing of objects detected in emails.

To apply the selected action to all objects with the same status that have been detected during the current session of a protection component or task, check the Internet Security mark fs Malicious object detected Apply to all objects box. The current session is the time from when the component is started until it is disabled or the application is restarted or the time from beginning a virus scan until it is complete.

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