Looking for the feature-rich security solution for your PC? Then just switch to Kaspersky. The new Kaspersky Internet Security for 2012 introduces a dual cloud-and-local security system bundled under a revamped interface both easy to use and familiar.
As every edition of Kaspersky Internet Security comes packed with functionalities that you won’t find elsewhere this time also it continues to provide users with a high level of protection with such security tools not easily offered by many competitors. The 2012 version coming with a package of security options and top-shelf performance has attracted enough customers to make it a best-selling program, both in and out of the security field. The suite’s scans aren’t the fastest, but it definitely will protect you. A three-user license for Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 costs for $59.95.
Commencing with the Interface, this year’s edition has brand new layout and style. Instead of the common tabs-at-left layout for selecting features, it has a row of big icons of scanning, updating, parental controls, and access to ancillary tools across the bottom. Though this security suite looks quite different from last year’s model, not much has changed in its protective capabilities. The new layout puts key security status information up front, and keeps your tools organized yet easily accessible below. You can slide the features sideways to see more options, or click the arrow at the bottom to pull up drawer-style the full list of options.
Clicking the new Cloud Protection button at the top of the interface opens a screen that displays current information about the Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), a huge database that identifies known good and known bad programs. Like its competitors that have already incorporated cloud-based detection, Kaspersky also allows you to opt out of anonymously contributing data.
One of the drawbacks of this edition is the tool layout which is locked down, i.e., you cannot reorder the tool buttons. Another lag is in the Settings window where the tabs on the left are unlabeled and their icons are not necessarily as obvious to understand as possible. But still they are remarkably easy to navigate and comprehend–even the advanced ones.
Key features: The new features which are added to this year’s edition specifically include Kaspersky file advisor which checks file safety with single click of the mouse (also known as cloud protection technology).It also has URL Advisor marks web links with a color-coded tag that shows their danger level and allows you to choose whether to open them or not.
KIS 2012 also monitors suspicious application activities and allows you to roll back system changes made by malware and restricts program access to personal data and system files according to the level of danger that each program presents. It lets you launch suspicious applications and websites in a special, isolated environment where they cannot harm your computer.
Improved Anti-Phishing and Anti-Spam technology provides reliable protection for your personal information and guards against unwanted spam and adware and the Two-way personal firewall gives protection against hacker attacks and the improved parental control feature provides flexible and effective settings to keep children extra-safe when they use computers and the Internet.
Speed and Performance: Speedy scans of Kaspersky internet security 2012 are not up to the mark. Most of the antivirus, promise to complete the scan in less than 3 minutes, but Kaspersky 2012 in particular took an average of 8 minutes, 10 seconds to complete over three runs. Although, the Full scan tightened up and completed scanning in 1 hour, 32 minutes–that’s about average for Full Scans and resource utilization was also reasonable. It took around 80MB RAM and around 2% CPU utilization while scanning, and the program has only minimal effect on PC’s boot and application launch times.
The file move/copy test takes 15 percent longer with Kaspersky installed, and the zip/unzip test takes 12 percent longer. That’s still not bad. Kaspersky’s Web-based protection checks for dangerous sites and has the ability to mark up search results as well. System boot time also boosts up by 15 percent with Kaspersky installed, a little higher than average.
Conclusion: It is fair enough to conclude that Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 is a robust suite, with some innovative amendments, thus keeping your computer virus-free and your data secure. The new cloud tech and Safe Run feature will get it even higher usefulness scores, and allow its engineers to endeavor for making it faster.
Finally if Kaspersky Internet Security 2012′s strong points fall in your line then it can be a good choice to buy.