Kaspersky 2012 is easier to use than ever

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The latest updates to Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 (download) and Kaspersky AntiVirus 2012 (download) debuted this past week, and CNET's Seth Rosenblatt gave us a rundown. In short, the improved suite features a new method of protecting computers using a combination of cloud and local detections, expanded and smoother-running Safe Run, and a major interface overhaul. While the program is said to be easier to use than ever before, it still takes a noticeable toll on your system performance. Check out our First Look video here.

Meanwhile, it was an interesting week in browsers, as all three heavy hitters, IE, Chrome, and Firefox found themselves in our headlines. IE users got a significant security patch, Chrome 14 beta showed off some Native Client support, and Firefox decided to stick it to aggressive third-party add-ons.