Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 delivers essential anti-virus protection with advanced features such as a best-in-class firewall, anti-spam, and more * Hourly signature updates, best-in-class unknown threat protection, and application alerts give you complete confidence * Safe Desktop allows you to safely open any suspicious application, file, email or web site * Enhanced parental controls to limit or log activities and communications * Small footprint, tiny updates and intelligent scanning lets your machine perform to the max KIS 2011 US 3-DT 1YR box Kaspersky Internet Security combines the essential security of our advanced anti-virus software with additional layers of defense, such as firewall and parental controls. Innovative technologies deliver real-time protection, monitor suspicious activity, and block dangerous actions before they can cause harm—all while working silently in the background. Real-Time Protection against viruses, spyware, Trojans, worms, rootkits, botnets and more. Small footprint, tiny updates and intelligent variable scanning lets your machine perform to the max. Kaspersky technologies proactively seek out suspicious activity on your system, blocking dangerous actions before they can cause any harm. New features keep your kids safe and responsible. 3-User Version This version of Kaspersky Internet Security covers three PCs for one year. A single-user version is also available. The Kaspersky Difference The Internet is full of cyberjunk that brings stress, worry and inconvenience. Viruses, spyware, spam--it's what we call digital pollution. At Kaspersky Lab, we work relentlessly to deliver the world's best security software that's easy to use and won't slow you down--giving you your rightful freedom to enjoy the web to its full potential. Premium Multi-Layer Protection Hourly signature updates, best-in-class unknown threat protection, and application vulnerability alerts give you complete confidence. Superior Identity Theft Defense Advanced security against phishing attacks, real-time analysis of web sites, and our exclusive Virtual Keyboard to protect your most sensitive data. Ease & Convenience New Desktop Security Gadget for easy drag-and-drop virus scanning and instant access to all your security settings. Maximum PC Performance Small footprint, tiny updates and intelligent variable scanning lets your machine perform to the max. Key Features Core Protection Real-Time Protection against viruses, spyware, Trojans, worms, rootkits, botnets and more. Robust Anti-Spam protection Small Hourly Signature Updates Two-Way Firewall to block hacker attacks Advanced Protection Safe Desktop (available on 32-bit operating systems) allows you to safely open any suspicious application, file, email or web site Safe Surf alerts you to potentially malicious web sites System Watcher proactively detects dangerous activity on your PC Application Control prevents dangerous applications from harming your system Vulnerability Detection seeks out compromised programs and recommends patches Advanced Parental Controls monitor, limit and block your kids' online activities Identity Protection Anti-Phishing protects your digital identity Virtual Keyboard provides secure entry of online banking and shopping information Performance iChecker/iSwift provide intelligent scanning for maximum performance Gamer Mode for an uninterrupted gaming experience Additional Features Free Technical Support (Phone, Live Chat, E-mail, Knowledge Base) Works great with Netbooks Rescue CD restores your system if maliciously attacked Key Technologies Improved--Award-winning Technologies Kaspersky offers complete protection from known and emerging internet threats while utilizing minimal computer resources behind-the-scenes. Small, Frequent Updates Kaspersky delivers especially-small, hourly database updates that won't slow down your computer or web connection. Combined with real-time threat intelligence, you're armed with the best-possible, most-timely protection. Improved--Emerging Threat Detection Thousands of new Internet threats emerge daily, so complete protection requires more than updates to your antivirus databases. Kaspersky technologies proactively seek out suspicious activity on your system, blocking dangerous actions before they can cause any harm. New--Safe Surf Delivers unparalleled online security, so you'll never stumble onto dangerous or offensive websites. Customize Safe Surf settings to alert you to "suspicious" sites, helping you make informed decisions about where to share your personal information. New--System Watcher Cutting-edge technology for proactive defense against emerging threats. System Watcher monitors and analyzes system activity to detect any dangerous behavior - without draining performance. Malicious actions can be rolled-back, preventing permanent damage. New--Desktop Security Gadget For quick access to your protection status and settings. Customizable buttons allow you to have the security features you use the most close-at-hand. And, you can drag and drop files onto the gadget for easy, on-the-spot virus scanning. Improved--Urgent Detection System Offers the ultimate real-time protection when you surf the web, use web mail or download files. Our global team of virus analysts can "red-flag" previously unknown malware within minutes of its inception, giving you the ultimate protection as new threats emerge. Improved--Anti-Phishing Protection and Virtual Keyboard Your digital identity and passwords are absolutely secure when you're shopping, banking or social networking online. Improved--Safe Run Provides an added layer of protection for running suspicious or unknown programs and websites. The Safe Run environment is completely walled-off from your data and PC settings, so you can "test drive" programs with total confidence that no harm will come to your system. Improved--Advanced Parental Controls New features keep your kids safe and responsible. Monitor, block and/or limit communications via email, IM and social networks. Block access to applications, games and websites. Even block the transfer of private data such as phone and credit card numbers. Improved--Anti-Spam and Two-Way Firewall Keeps hackers and annoying, potentially dangerous spam from infiltrating your system. New, leading anti-spam technology filters the good from the bad, and trains itself to block spam based on your email habits. Application Control Uses real-time threat intelligence to determine security privileges for every application you launch - without impacting system performance. Unknown or suspicious applications are watched or restricted from certain potentially-harmful actions. And potentially dangerous applications are completely blocked from harming your system. Vulnerability Detection Finds vulnerable programs on your PC that haven't been updated with the latest fixes, and helps patch these holes in your protection before they can be exploited. iChecker/iSwift Scanning Technologies Kaspersky Lab technologies that help keep your system at maximum performance, while providing premium protection. Efficiently balances system scans to reduce activities while you're watching movies, surfing the web or toggling multiple programs. Our "smart scanning" knows to only scan files that have been opened or modified since the last scan, so your computer isn't wasting time with unnecessary activity. Gamer Mode With one-click, Gamer Mode automatically blocks pop-ups and reduces use of your PC's resources to a bare minimum. Games won't be interrupted or slowed, and Kaspersky will still flag any hackers or malware that tries to sneak onto your system. Installation on Severely Infected PCs If your PC is so severely infected that no software can be installed on it, Kaspersky will prompt you to download a proprietary tool to scan and eliminate all threats on your machine. You can then quickly and easily proceed with the product's installation to ensure you're never crippled by malware again. Network Attack Blocker Scans incoming network traffic for activities that are characteristic of a network attack. If an attempt to attack your computer is detected, Kaspersky blocks any and all network activity from the attacking computer.
Kaspersky replaced McAfee on my computer, low resource utilization and no problems. Easy installation.Not only can I use my computer at any time, I can also print on my wireless connected printer. McAfee decided that since I did not have their product installed on the "computer" on my home network I could not use it. To print I had to disable the firewall. Kaspersky correctly identifies the device as a printer and have no problems using all of the features of my all-in-one.The installation was flawless and ..
After using Norton for years and getting totally frustrated with their horrible service and an atrocious product called Norton 360 early, I switched to Kaspersky about 3 years ago. That was a smart move because Kaspersky has better customer service and a SUPERIOR product. Let me start by saying Kaspersky is the best consumer product for protection of your computer, however, they have significant problems every time they upgrade to a new version. Even worse, management refuses to communicate with their custo..
(PLEASE NOTE: This review is geared towards Windows 7 64-bit users with a fairly recent computer build, e.g. any dual core processor PC built over the past four years or less. PC users with ten-year-old Pentium 4/XP computing rigs should look elsewhere for advice; if possible, they should also consider upgrading and/or replacing their aging hardware and OS, as the cost/value ratio in the PC market has never, ever been better... even when one takes into consideration these hard economic times.)As was the cas..