Kaspersky Internet Security 2014

Kaspersky Internet Security 2014

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 742 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    14.0.0.4651
  • Total Downloads:
    4,053,420
  • Date Added:
    August 16, 2013
  • File Size:
    161.87MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,539
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 returns as a top-notch security suite with improved overall performance, a slight interface refresh, and new countermeasures against zero-day attacks.

Since last year's release, Kaspersky 2014's design comes with minimal changes to its interface. The mobile-style drawer also makes a return, which reveals extra tools like parental controls, network monitoring, and application controls.

The extraneous arrows and flap-like carousel buttons have all been consolidated into a single-drawer button, following Windows 8-like behaviors. The main interface has been stripped down even more for a much cleaner, uncluttered look.

Menus and settings have also gotten a much more approachable overhaul, as well; the Protection Center, for example, now looks less archaic thanks to having its older radio buttons and checkboxes replaced with a more modern toggle setting for each security function.

New in 2014 is the Application Control Center, a hybrid between a system monitor and task manager. From here, you can monitor and control what applications and process run, to reduce load on your CPU and memory usage. At first glance, it looks like a rebranded task manager, but Kaspersky incorporates a Popularity cue that indicates a level of reliability, presumably from other Kaspersky users.

Under the hood, Kaspersky also announced incorporation of an in-house built protection technology called ZETA Shield (ZETA = Zero-day Exploit and Targeted Attack). Originally unveiled last year in Kaspersky Labs, the latest version indicates its eventual trickling into the consumer versions of the company's flagship security suite.

Kaspersky is known for taking its sweet time when it comes to system scans but this year's version definitely marks a huge speed boost. Initial full scan took about 18 minutes and 43 seconds, vs. the 1 hour and 32 minutes from last year. Rootkit scans also completed at a respectable three minutes flat, vs. the eight minutes and 32 seconds scan time from version 2013.

Boot up times averaged out to be 45.43 seconds, which is slightly faster than our initial testing setup. Shut down times took a hit, averaging at 11.48 seconds vs. the normal 7.8 seconds. Cinebench scores were minimally impacted at 17147. All numbers are improvements across the board vs. last year's Internet Security edition, meaning that Kaspersky 2014 is just about in every way faster, smarter, and cleaner than its former self. That's saying something.

As of yet, both AV-Test and AV-comparatives.org have yet to post results for 2014. Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 has consistently maintained high marks in AV-Tests.org's evaluations, with perfect 6/6 scores in Protection and Usability, and a commendable 4.5/6 in Performance. However, we'd expect these numbers to go up once AV-Test releases their own evaluations of version 2014.

Kaspersky Internet Security maintains its price at $79.95, which seemed steep last year, but this year's scores indicate a well-rounded update that continues to highlight corporate level security in the hands of consumers, as marked by ZETA Shield's making its way into this year's products. Last year's excellent Safe Money features are also still present, giving you some peace of mind when logging into your financial accounts via the sandbox browser. Both Anti-Virus and Internet Security should provide ample protection for your PC and minor footprints.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.6

    out of 18 votes

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    • 1 star 8
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 742 votes

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    • 4 star 130
    • 3 star 75
    • 2 star 52
    • 1 star 144
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  • 5 stars

    "Been a fan of Kaspersky products since 2006"

    September 15, 2014   |   By yjihc1Tom

    Version: Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 15.0.0.463

    Pros

    even better than Symantec (SEPM) and McAfee VirusScan.

    Cons

    Safe Money mode does not work at all (I need it for the internet banking I use constantly).

    Summary

    currently running Windows 8.1 and having KIS 2015 running. both work great with no issues.
    Share a Kaspersky discount site: http://couponspig.com/store/kaspersky-coupon-code/

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  • 1 stars

    "Too slow and several issues with the system."

    August 17, 2014   |   By hamid-rahmani

    Version: Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 15.0.0.463

    Pros

    All in one package

    Cons

    So Slow
    Almost stops other application and the system when t's start to rootkit scan or other process. It interrupt your even any simple tasks like typing these texts.

    Summary

    V 2014 was good. Upgrade to 2015 is a headache.

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  • 1 stars

    "The Worst!!!"

    August 08, 2014   |   By dogesuchwow

    Version: Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 15.0.0.463

    Pros

    Only Interface...

    Cons

    Almost crash my Windows.
    Very Slow Startup.
    Crashes Very Frequency.
    Failed Updates.
    Very hard to uninstall.
    High CPU and RAM usage.

    Summary

    Horrible!. Run away from this program

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  • 2 stars

    "Promises with degrading performance"

    July 21, 2014   |   By TOMW17

    Version: Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 15.0.0.463

    Pros

    Still good antivirus, inviting GUI, many useful features, relatively easy to use.

    Cons

    Serious impact to the system and performance, slow, unreliable, unsolved compatibility issues, almost all safety features are buggy, very poor support (can be different by countries) , corporate arrogance. KIS includes many services and features that Kaspersky has been unable to develop and make fully usable and reliable for long years now.

    Summary

    The new GUI as well as many safety features are dependent and subordinate to Kaspersky marketing project to boost sales. They are very inviting but KIS is getting heavier, slower, buggier, more incompatible, and less reliable from KIS 2012.

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    Recently antivirus solutions give very limited protection and a reliable IS software need many more security features. The KIS series have them but just don't work.


    The "TOOL" section offers many features, but they are all buggy, they retrieve false results and fixing them might corrupt the system. E.g. after running " Microsoft Windows Troubleshooting" and fixing some recommended security issues the following "Vulnerability Scan" still lists the same issues as security risk, clicking "FIX", it does nothing.
    Virus scan sometimes detects malwares sometimes not. I run 6 full-scans consecutively and it detected the same malware only twice from 6 scans.
    I could use all the 15 000 characters to enumerate all the dangerous bugs.
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    Kaspersky knows about all the bugs for a long time and either they just do not care or have no idea or they don't have the required technical background or potential to fix them. My guessing is -- both.
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    Prime danger that KIS incompatibility problems and bugs are hidden, hard to notice and detect for average users, and when the system is corrupted or just not protected properly, users will lose association with the triggering issue thus KIS and will not know what went wrong.
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    I tested many other IS software, all had some minor issues, but not that much and not that unpleasant or dangerous that KIS has.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 14.0.0.4651
    Better Protection:
    • Improved: Safe Money improvements.
    • New: ZETA Shield technology.
    • New: Trusted Applications Mode.
    • New: Anti-blocker functionality.
    Better Performance:
    • Improved: Windows 8 performance optimization.
    • Improved: GUI speed.
    • Improved: Low resource consumption.
    Better Usability:
    • Improved: Refreshed GUI.
    • Improved: Easier installation and activation.
    • Improved: Parental Control improvements.
    General
    Publisher Kaspersky Lab
    Publisher web site http://www.kaspersky.com/
    Release Date August 13, 2013
    Date Added August 16, 2013
    Version 14.0.0.4651
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Internet Security Software Suites
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Vista
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 161.87MB
    File Name kis15.0.0.463EN_6135.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 4,053,420
    Downloads Last Week 2,539
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $79.95

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