Kaspersky programs for antivirus and online protection are some of the best. But it's always nice to see the developer take care of the little things. Kaspersky Security Scan is one of those programs that are not necessary, but very handy.
Security Scan is a free utility designed to scan computers to determine the level of protection and analyze antivirus protection measures and their flaws. While it is not a full-fledged antivirus, it recognizes malicious objects based on the information from the anti-virus databases and recognizes the level of threat. It generates a report on all possible hazards, presence of antivirus software and active firewall, as well as any direct or potential threats and system vulnerabilities.
The interface is similar to other Kaspersky programs and is very easy to use. You can initiate a scan from the main menu, schedule a scan or delete report information. The scan itself is very thorough, if a bit long. You can run the program in the invisible mode or as a background application.
Compared to other products in its line, Kaspersky Security Scan is small. But it can be crucial in keeping your computer safe.