May 30 2010

Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 Review

comparem @ 10:00 pm
Kaspersky Internet Security 2010

Kaspersky Internet Security 2010

Review Snippets

“Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 has everything you expect from a security suite and more. Its firewall is smart, the antivirus labs like it, and its “Safe Run” sandbox protects your system”. (PC Mag)

“No doubt that Kaspersky is an effective security suite, but it’s the extra features available in Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 that make it worth paying for”. (CNet)

“Good ideas, but the interface and detection engine seem weak” (PC Authority)

Reviewer Ratings

CNet: 7.8/10
PC Mag: 3.5/5
PC World: 4.0/5
PC Authority: 5.0/5

Product Overview

RRP: AU$39.95

  • Improved Complete PC Protection – Green means your computer is up to date and completely safe and secure from malicious threats
  • Improved Kaspersky Urgent Detection System – Offers the ultimate real-time protection when you surf the web, use web mail, or download files
  • Kaspersky Security Analyzer – Scans all applications to ensure you’re running the latest and safest software
  • New Kaspersky Safe Run – Let’s you run your applications and browsers in an isolated location on your PC, preventing access to your private data or computer resources
  • New Auto-Run Disable – Prevent peripherals like portable USB drives from automatically executing when they are plugged in to the machine, prompting users to scan the drive for any hidden threats
  • Kaspersky iSwift and iChecker Scanning – Automatically adjusts scanning as your activity increases for superfast performance
  • Efficiently scans only files that have changed since your last scan
  • Automated Hourly Updating – Automatically adjusts scanning as your activity increases for superfast performance.¬†Efficiently scans only files that have changed since your last scan
  • Kaspersky Virtual Keyboard – On-screen keyboard makes entering data completely secure
  • Kaspersky Security Network – Every Kaspersky user benefits from the immediate global threat intelligence gathered by the Kaspersky Security Network, which links millions of participating Kaspersky users from around the globe
  • Improved Kaspersky Whitelisting and Application Control – Delivers up-to-the-second threat intelligence to determine security privileges for every application you launch
  • Kaspersky Anti-Spam and Two-Way Firewall – Keeps out hackers and annoying spam attempting to infiltrate your system
  • New Kaspersky URL Advisor – Plug-in for Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox to warn you of links to dangerous web sites
  • Improved Parental Controls – Protects your children online by limiting time and access to inappropriate sites, instant messaging, games, and online auctions

Positives

* Fast threat detection and removal based on virus definitions and system behaviour

* Improved interface

* “Safe Run” virtual environment lets you try out programs you’re unsure about in a sandbox, and protects against unwanted changes

* Intelligent Application Control

* Hardened against malware attacks

* Improved spam filtering

* Blocks exploits and leak tests

* Responsive firewall

Negatives

* Malware clean-up left behind many traces

* Slowed system performance somewhat

* Slow (23 seconds) startup time

* Confusing user interface; the scheduler the scheduler is buried and hard to get to

* Antiphishing module less effective

* Rudimentary parental controls

* Malware detection rate of 92% means it cannot compete with many

“Overall, Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 is more than adequate for both power users and set-it-and-forget-it types.” (CNet)

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3 Responses to “Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 Review”

  1. Camelia Diachenko says:

    Your blog is so informative ¡­ keep up the good work!!!!

  2. Loyd Blouir says:

    This is an informative post, thanks a lot!

  3. Francesca Doster says:

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