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Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security (aka KES) is used by the University of Warwick to protect your managed Windows desktop against malware and other potential security threats.

Currently (January 2019) most managed Windows desktops run KES version 10.x, but we are in the process of upgrading to KES 11.x.

The following information relates to KES 11

The screenshot below shows the main KES user interface, accessed either from the start menu or from the system tray.

KES 11 main user interface

Clicking 'tasks' from the main interface will present the screen below. From this screen you can manually initiate a full malware scan, or manually update the Kaspersky malware definition databases.

KES 11 tasks

Clicking 'backup' from the main interface will present the screen below. From this screen you can manage backup copies of infected files which KES has either deleted or disinfected.

KES 11 backup screen

Clicking 'settings' from the main interface will present the screen below. From this screen you can the various view KES settings which determine what level of malware protection is applied to your computer. Note that you will NOT be able to change any settings as these are centrally managed by IT Services.

KES 11 file threat protection settings

  • Malware definition database updates are automatic, and are checked half-hourly and updated as necessary.
  • Any detected instances of malware and other security threats are automatically reported to IT Services. IT services will then remotely initiate a malware scan.
  • Incoming emails are scanned for malware. Some attachment types may be renamed.
  • A 'quick scan' is run against any external storage device(e.g. USB flash drives and SD cards) plugged into a managed Windows desktop.This scan generally takes less than 1 minute to complete.