About trusted zone

Trusted zone is a list of objects created by the user which Kaspersky Rescue Disk does not monitor. In other words, it is a set of exclusions from the protection scope.

The user manually creates a trusted zone based on the features of the objects he or she works with. You might need to create such an exclusion list if, for example, Kaspersky Rescue Disk blocks access to an object but you are sure that the object is absolutely safe.

Trusted zone is created based on the exclusion rules. Exclusion rules are sets of conditions that Kaspersky Rescue Disk uses to verify if it can skip the scan of an object.

You can specify the grounds for excluding files from the scan:

  • Object excludes a given object, directory, or files that match a certain mask from scans.

    An exclusion object is not scanned when the disk or folder where it is located is scanned. However, if you select that object specifically, the exclusion rule will not be applied.

  • Threats type means excluding objects from the scan based on their status in the Virus Encyclopedia classification. This status is assigned based on the classification of malware and riskware found in the Kaspersky Lab Virus Encyclopedia.

    Potentially dangerous software does not have a malicious function but can be used as an auxiliary component for a malicious code, because it contains holes and errors. This category includes, for example, remote administration programs, IRC clients, ftp services, all-purpose utilities for stopping processes or hiding them, keyloggers, password macros, autodialers, etc. These programs are not classified as viruses (not-a-virus). They can be subdivided into different types, such as Adware, Joke, Riskware, etc. (for more information on potentially malicious software detected by Kaspersky Rescue Disk, see the Virus Encyclopedia at www.viruslist.com). These programs may be blocked by the application. Since many of them are widely used, the possibility is provided to exclude potentially malicious programs from the scan. To do this, you must specify the verdict assigned to that program as an exclusion.

    For example, you may frequently use a Remote Administrator program, which allows you to control a computer from a remote computer. Kaspersky Rescue Disk views this sort of application activity as potentially dangerous and may block it. To keep the application from being blocked, you must create an exclusion rule that specifies RemoteAdmin.

When an exclusion is being added, it results in a rule, which can be further used at the execution of virus scan.

See also:

Creating a trusted zone

About trusted zone