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Internet is as important as breathing for our modern life. It brings the whole world to us, but at the same time it brings all the threats to our PC as well. The best way to save the PC from these threats is to use internet security software. There are many security softwares available but before choosing one we should look for some certain features. Like -
2. How easy to use
3. Whether it makes PC slow or not, etc.
According to me Kaspersky Internet Security is one of the best at present.
It protects our PC from-
a. Viruses & worms
b. Spyware & Trojans
c. Hijacking and botnets
d. Identity theft
e. Network Attack
a. Two-way firewall
b. Virtual keyboard
c. Parental control.
The most important feature of this software is that, it does not make the PC slow. It automatically updates and prevents from PC.
It automatically blocks the user from entering into dangerous sites.
It is really very easy to install. Insert the disk and select "RUN" then click next when ever it's needed.
When installation will be completed you will have to activate the program.
It is also very easy. You will find an activation code at the bottom of the manual. Enter the code according the instruction written in the manual and done.
The program updates automatically. for the first time it may take about 10- 30 minutes depending upon your internet speed. After that it will take only a few seconds to update.
I have been using this software for about 1 year, and my PC is performing better than ever.
Like so many other people out there, I've tried pretty much every single Internet security suite and anti-virus package in existence. Obviously some are better than others and offer far more in terms of security. It's been a long time since I've used a Kaspersky product so I decided it was time to give it another go. Needless to say, I'm glad I did as this Internet security package is brilliant.
Kaspersky offers an entire arsenal of tools and utilities to protect you and your computer. There are far too many to list them all, but trust me when I say that it gives you everything you could possibly want and more. I especially liked the virtual keyboard (a tool for entering your credit card details, passwords etc online.) When the software is running in the background I didn't notice any drain on system resources, but as my system starts up, it does always seem to be the last program to load. Still it only adds seconds onto the start up sequence, so I guess it's nothing too major. After installation was complete and the program was updated everything ran in the background perfectly happy. Kaspersky always seems to be winning awards for their security and anti-virus engine, after using their program it's not hard to see why.
I did have some difficulty installing the software, mainly because I had AVG installed before hand, and despite uninstalling it prior to the installation of Kaspersky, I kept getting an error telling me that I must uninstall AVG before I continue. I had to go into my registry and delete every trace of AVG before continuing. From reading other reviews online, this seems to be a common problem. I don't know if the fault lies within AVG or Kaspersky itself. But nevertheless after this was fixed, installation was easy and reasonably quick. But one thing that did annoy me was the fact that the registration code was printed in the centre of the disc, and because of this it was a bit difficult to read and it took me several attempts to copy it correctly. The user interface also seems overly complex and unless you know exactly what to do, you can get a bit lost in all the options. Saying that it is still far better than McAfee's interface.
Kaspersky definitely seems to be one of the better packages I've used, and it gives you peace of mind while you're online.
(I'm a reviewer on Amazon, and some my 'better' reviews are copied from there to dooyoo. Please feel free to check out my Amazon profile under my real name of Mr Andrew M Kerr.)
KIS offers a standard range of features - malware protection, content filtering for email and web, instant-messaging proection, a two-way firewall and parental control.
Scans are fast, support is good and detection rates are very high. KIS now features a number of security analysers - a set of wizards designed to improve general PC security.
It can also check your browser security setting and tighten them, but it didn't seem to work with firefox 3.
The introduction of a virtual keyboard makes it easy to stop and defeat keyloggers, therefor protecting your personal information such as digital baking and paypal information when you type it in.
It's getting hard to find the so-so security packages these days. KIS is a worthwhile upgrade to its predecessor by offering an attractive combination of features and protection for a very reasonable price.
Factor in its low impact system resources (so it doens't make your PC run slow) and KIS becomes one of the best internet security suites.
Kaspersky Internet Security 7 includes a firewall, anti-malware, parental controls and anti virus. These are highly customizable and filter files and networks so that you're safe without having to scan every file you encounter. It runs in the background scanning all files you open and such.The firewall means that hackers cannot get into your computer as easily.
The software is extremely simple to use, yet offers complex adjustments on each module, and allows you to disable specific parts such as parental controls or email scanning. You can change all the settings to however you want it to be setup like. Everything is fairly self explanatory.
The software updates itself automatically, and you can change this to be scheduled or manual if you want. It updates databases very often, but these files are small.
Apparently this performs one of the best in tests testing vulnerability from viruses, hack attacks and so on. It's also great that it's all in one so you don't have to have many different processes running with multiple overheads.
Everything is easy to use, and provides excellent protection whilst not clogging your computer or being too intrusive.
Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 is a internet security suite made by Kaspersky Lab. You may have heard of Kaspersky Anti-Virus and the Internet Security is basically a bundle of many different security apps Kaspersky provide.
Kaspersky Internet Security includes Kaspersky's Anti-Virus, Firewall, Parental Controls and a few more less important features. The Anti-Virus can scan parts of your PC as you request and it can also run in the background checking vulnerable places as you work. The firewall sits in the background and prevents people from hacking into your computer over the internet. Parental Controls are fairly self explanatory.
The interface of the software is easy to use and allows you to adjust settings on all the different security modules. You can easily disable/enable the protection and tailor it to suit your needs. There is not really any need for instructions as everything is labelled and easy to follow. You can find the options you want in no time. The software automatically updates itself with the latest Virus databases when necessary.
The functionality of the software is inline with many other security programs and is even better in some cases. I am yet to have a virus that has not been found and fixed by this software. I used to use AVG and when I switched to this it found some virus that AVG ignored. The parental controls work as you would expect and the firewall appears to be doing a good job. It is a little tricky to get you home network to work with the firewall but once you know how you feel foolish for being stuck before.
In conclusions Kaspersky Internet Security is a great security suite. I love how everything you need is integrated in the same package.
You will have by now of course heard of Viruses and Cookies but what are they and what do they do?
A virus is a very small piece of machine code ( Program ) that can cause various problems then replicate themselves, fasten itself onto emails you send, then travel around the world in a matter of hours.
In the main most cookies don't do any harm and are used by manufacturers and sellers to send them information from your computer as regards your shopping habits as to where you have been on the Internet, this lets them know that you have been on their site, which I feel is an invasion of privacy (BT internet have just had their hand smacked for a similar thing they tried recently on their internet service).
Viruses on the other hand, go from the silly ones to the down right dangerous, at best erroneous messages can appear which do not harm anything, at worst information can be taken from your computer about your personal details and banking which then is used to remove money from your bank account. Another problem is that other people can use your computer to send Spam. Have you ever received the message that an Email could not be sent for one reason or another? But you never sent it in the first place!
How do you know if you have either? 99% of the time you don't, its only when you have a very nasty virus or cookie which can cause major problems
So what do you do? You have to get a Virus and Internet checker and there are a lot out there, some are free some are not. I have had a computer now for 26 years and in my time used many different ones some good some bad.
Around Christmas time my Internet security licence was running out, I had to renew it, this was one of the best-known Internet protections, but the 2007 version slowed my computer down on start-up and caused other problems. I looked around, read some reviews, Kaspersky had one of the best write ups, it has a number of features, the main one is that the virus data base is upgraded on a more than daily basis which is important as viruses get written every hour. The loading time on start up is very fast and I do not notice it when it is running, except when it has a problem, it then lets you know what the problem is i.e. someone trying to gain access to your computer or when you download your mail, it lets you see who they are from before down loading, so you can delete them before it can cause a problem. It can be fine tuned to how you would like it to run or the beginner can just load in and it works fine. They have a backup team who if you email them are very helpful and reply to all your emails.
If you take time to read reviews on internet security, Kaspersky ( this version checks both internet and for viruses) usually comes out top and finds most viruses then any other.
You can download a month's free trial to try it before you buy or you can buy and download it ( you do not need a hard copy as you just down load from Kaspersky ) and when a new version comes out you can upgrade free providing your licence is up to date so you always have the latest version.
For more information about Viruses etc please click on the link below at BigStarReviews.com which has an excellent review and a more in depth explanation of the types of viruses and what they can do.