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Kaspersky Internet Security

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Protecting your computer from viruses is not something to take lightly, so we're glad to say Kaspersky Internet Security does a better-than-average job of keeping your PC safe. Three new features along with expected upgrades to their antivirus engine keep Kaspersky competitive.

New features in the 2010 edition include a behavioral-based detection system called the Urgent Detection Sytsem. The UDS uses tthe anonymous data Kaspersky customers who choose to participate in submitting their system scans for analysis. In fact, the UDS must be opted-out of--there's a check box and data collection statement to read when you install the program. Also new, the Safe Run sandbox nearly doubles the amount of RAM the program uses, but provides a secure environment for launching programs. Safe Run also comes with a sandboxed folder into which you can save files without worry. Programs can be launched into Safe Run manually through the Kaspersky Security Zone panel, or launched on the fly using the context menu.

A gamer mode, somewhat superfluous virtual keyboard to avoid keylogging, and auto-run disabling are the less-impressive new features, joining stalwarts like antivirus protection for files, e-mail, HTTP traffic, and instant messaging. There are protections against spam, phishing, and banner ads, firewall control, and a network monitor to track network activities for users who like to drill down deep into their system's behavior. There's also a parental control filter, with options to customize for children or teens. Kaspersky is a strong security suite, but the extra features only available in Internet Security make it worthwhile to pay for.

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    out of 731 votes

    • 5 star: 339
    • 4 star: 129
    • 3 star: 74
    • 2 star: 48
    • 1 star: 141
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  • 3.0 stars

    "Not sure!!"

    November 2, 2009  |   By msbahari

    Version: Kaspersky Internet Security 2010

    Pros

    provide good protection, real time specially over the web. anti-banner work well even for sites that won't work unless you watch ads.

    Cons

    kills your computer! i have xp, 2mb ram, but still it slows your computer to death.

    Summary

    if you do not have big big ram, do not considered. it used to be light good antivirus but not any more.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Couldnt get it to work"

    October 31, 2009  |   By IanNorris54

    Version: Kaspersky Internet Security 2010

    Pros

    Nothing at all

    Cons

    Everything

    Summary

    Load Avast and it worked great

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  • 5.0 stars

    "excellent protection for the price"

    October 29, 2009  |   By drunken-cobra

    Version: Kaspersky Internet Security 2010

    Pros

    new decade version is just the ticket for protection. Cheap for 3 licenses, powerful, easy and lighter on HDD

    Cons

    still eats RAM like Don Vito eating 3 full ribs

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  • 3.0 stars

    "I never really know if it's working or not."

    October 28, 2009  |   By tvviewer46

    Version: Kaspersky Internet Security 2010

    Pros

    With all the sick individuals out there who'd love to destroy your computer just because they can, it's comforting to have a safe guard which will allegedly stop the maladies before they infect your computer.

    Cons

    I've had two occasions, where I had to cleanse my hard drive due to infection. Alas, I learned from computer performance that I'd been attacked. The code used was better written than the code used to stop them.

    Summary

    The funny thing about any software you buy is you don't comprehend what they're doing. All you know is the performance. You really need to be a professional to evaluate if the performance matches the promotion. I went to Kaspersky Labs after reading a comparison of security software on CNET, and CNET gave it a rave review.

    I first bought the KL's anti virus program and this year chose to upgrade to its more dynamic Kapersky Internet Security 2010. I do appreciate its coverage of all new software being loaded into the computer as well as the e-mail I receive on a daily basis. However, like all services, they're only as good as the information they have. If some brilliant hacker chooses to infect your computer with a malady not known to KL, it will get through and you will learn of it after the fact. I've had to cleanse my computer twice due to this phenomenon. Consequently, I'd rather have lights flashing, sirens going off and a voice screaming "ALERT. ALERT. YOU'RE UNDER ATTACK." But, no, I had to learn of it passively. Oh, sure. I get a report disclosing the maladies, but nothing as affirming as:"We caught it. We destroyed it. Your computer is now safe." All I know is whether the computer's performance is on the same level as before the attack. Therefore, I never really know how safe or protected my computer really is. I buy the software for the potential safe guard it brings. Hopefully, it brings a lot.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Basically a good system"

    October 28, 2009  |   By jep1066

    Version: Kaspersky Internet Security 2010

    Pros

    Overall a good product but see cons.

    Cons

    Does NOT support Windows Live Mail, so Windowsw 7 users have a problem

    Summary

    Does NOT support Windows Live Mail, so Windowsw 7 users have a problem

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  • 4.0 stars

    "good anti-virus"

    October 26, 2009  |   By famoustracker

    Version: Kaspersky Internet Security 2010

    Pros

    i like this product because of its high virus detection rate. also firewall protection.

    Cons

    when it comes to anti-drive protection. kaspersky not good
    try to download file having virus then kaspersky will delete it
    then you must scan again your system coz virus go inside
    time hug
    now switch back to Eset my Favorite promise less time!

    Summary

    GOOD BUT NOT THE BEST. i hope u understand the dislikes

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The Best for protection"

    October 19, 2009  |   By cvhenke

    Version: Kaspersky Internet Security 2010

    Pros

    Easy to use. Better every year

    Cons

    Nothing so far

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  • 4.0 stars

    "slow down net speed overloaded protection"

    October 19, 2009  |   By sajib801

    Version: Kaspersky Internet Security 2010

    Pros

    good animated,like other kaspersky its good ,have a safe drive zone where u can try all virus/unknown software test i think.

    Cons

    slowdown net speed .not good for maleware.

    Summary

    kaspersky do what it suppose to do.so its the best but even the best may have some bugs .i think it got some

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  • 5.0 stars

    "excellent program"

    October 16, 2009  |   By tom581

    Version: Kaspersky Internet Security 2010

    Pros

    it does the job of neutralizing all the infections cleanly and securely

    Cons

    it's a little bit expensive

    Summary

    i've tried many other antiviruses but this is the only one that worked efficiently

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  • 5.0 stars

    "so far this KIS, smooth and easy to use"

    October 10, 2009  |   By art6969

    Version: Kaspersky Internet Security 2010

    Pros

    good performance
    easy to use
    lightly

    Cons

    effect my IDM performance but to avoid it, need to setting something

    Summary

    so far, the best internet security

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