Hello I picked this internet security up at pc-world for a single use for Â£19.99. I wasn't planning to buy anything until i saw it. I skeptically bought it and installed it instead of my 3 month Norton trial.
I was surprised to find that as soon as I installed this on my laptop my internet speed increased dramatically and my laptop let me open multiple internet windows a lot more reliably. I beleive this is because it has less drain on the system resources than other internet protection programs.
Internet security not being my strong point from what i can make out you get everthing with Kaspersky that you do when dealing with other major internet security brands. It allows for full computer scans, live updates, allows you to pause internet protection easily and is all very easy to use.
Installation was very simple it even removed all traces of Norton by itself so as it could install. Very user friendly.
For an impulse buy i'm very very impressed with this product. I can't beleive i hadn't heard about it before i brought it.
I, as i would guess many advanced PC users would, have gone through a staggering amount of anti-virus / security applications to protect both my computers and those of my family.
Allow me to start off by saying Kaspersky Internet Security (KIS) is suitable for almost everyone, whether you're new to using your PC or a pro. The interface is simple or advanced, with both modes being intuitive (although some features are not necessarily where you'd expect). I found the interface to be a lot easier than its competitors McAfee and Norton, although i still (after a year+half of use) cannot find how to trace attempted network attacks, which McAfee did in a click.
Norton on the other hand did not protect me at all and was more like a virus, being very intrusive and blocking most of my programs.
Also i notice more on KIS that if something isn't liked by the firewall, [[right-click the icon -> pause protection -> option ]] will instantly allow all traffic allowing you to sort out the problem. My other PCs with McAfee aren't so fortunate as the program cannot do this and also cannot be disabled (as i am aware).
Now I do alot of downloading, and if you download alot, whether it be from trusted or untrusted sources you may receive alot of viruses unless you are aware of what you're doing (which I have found the average adult user is not - sorry) it can be a major problem, this the need for a good anti virus.
Having downloaded a lot of freeware from different sources, KIS is a good stable A/V and has only failed me once... when a malicious website used a webVBscript to drop a harmless .exe into my \system32\ folder. It disabled TskMgr and made a little popup in the task bar saying 'Buy our software' - it was easily removable without an A/V.
Before you rush and buy this may i say that there is also a cheaper option which gives less (cannot remember this, check on Kaspersky Labs) but may be more affordable.
This is the BEST, and EASIEST to use. Many would argue that freeware AntiVirus' are better than paid but I have found that KIS has one hell of a detection rate, and an easy interface packed full of features. Also easier in my opinion to activate than McAfee (my mother bought three McAfee disks which she subsequently changed for KIS) and is trouble free.
Last point: unless your PC that you want an A/V for is connected to the internet, there is no need in getting an AntiVirus as you shouldnt recieve any from legitimate CD/DVDs.
Kaspersky has long been recognized as the industry leader in computer security, with its unbeatable virus detection and almost completely leak-proof firewall there is no question it is well worth the money you spend for it. Computer security experts world-wide will agree that there is no better security program on the market. I had the pleasure of trying this product myself and found it to have a very attractive interface and an abundance of features and settings. the only drawback i could find is the amount of system resources it uses, but that comes standard with any security suite. Personally, I feel that no other security option available today even comes close to Kaspersky in terms of overall performance and ease of use. I have also never experienced any kind of compatability issues with this program that seem to plague other security suites, but given the hefty price tag that comes with it i wouldn't expect anything less than for it to be the best all around security solution out there, and it delivers.