Kaspersky Internet Security is an advanced security solution for your PC. It offers an excellent antivirus engine, firewall, and anti-phishing features. A new design, protection from Ransomware, and Safe Money improvements are among its best new features.
A powerful and feature-rich Antivirus
Kaspersky Internet Security uses the same interface and scanning engine as Kaspersky Anti-Virus, providing excellent real-time protection against attacks from viruses, worms and malware of all kinds. Even while browsing, it identifies and blocks access to infected websites.
Kaspersky Internet Security integrates an auto-defense mechanism that can block files from strange behavior, useful for preventing potential malware which may not yet be recognized by the database.
The new version of Kaspersky also provides additional protection against Ransomware, including features to prevent remote activation of webcams by malware. It also adds a new level of protection for Wi-Fi networks, notifying you of potential security issues related to the network.
Along with a powerful engine, the suite offers a firewall that's easily configurable, a spam filter, an ad blocker, a Game profile for gamers, a Parental Control function, and a virtual keyboard to securely type personal information (useful in online transactions or to escape hidden keyloggers).
KIS also offers Safe Money, an addition that lets you make online transactions safely and in a protected place. The Tools sections of Kaspersky Internet Security also includes a set of tools for system security:
Vulnerability Scan: identifies flaws in the system or in third-party applications that have been installed. Allows immediate fixes for any problems.
Kaspersky Disk Rescue: creates a CD or a bootable USB flash drive with the engine.
Windows Troubleshooting: scans your system and fixes problems that can be caused by some malware.
Privacy Cleaner: cleans up the system's junk files (cookies, cache, logs, etc.).
Browser Configuration: analyzes Internet Explorer settings and suggests optimizations for the security key (the tool is only compatible with IE).
Cloud Protection: provides real-time protection against new threats, and real-time information regarding site reputation for any website visited.
Network Monitor: analyzes traffic data, showing ports and active connections, and other information about network activity.
Application Control: displays real-time data on the use of the CPU, RAM and hard disk. Monitors the activities of the software installed on your PC, indicating a degree of reputation and letting you intervene if necessary to apply restrictions to its use.
Finally, KIS introduces a new feature that can automatically update your product to the latest version available.
Kaspersky's gotten a makeover. The new design is devoted to the essential and makes the interface cleaner and more usable.
The main screen shows the security status of your PC and provides easy access to major areas, including Scan, Update, Safe Money and Parental Control. Additional tools are accessible through the Show Additional Tools button.
Basic configuration of Kaspersky Internet Security is good for most users. Advanced users can intervene in the Settings menu (barely visible in the interface) to set the suite as needed.
A wall for your PC
Kaspersky Internet Security consolidates one of the most reliable security suites available on the market. The new design promotes usability, especially for inexperienced users. The virus scanning engine is among the best in its class, and a large set of additional features makes it indispensable for more advanced users.
KIS uses less resources than the last release, but the values are still high, so it best when used on a PC with relatively good hardware. Ultimately, its an exceptional and robust suite, ensuring a high degree of protection for your PC.