Is Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 best Security Solution for PC as of now?

Kaspersky Internet Security(KIS) 2010 is the latest release from Kaspersky Labs. This 2010 release is indeed a complete PC security Solution. KIS  Virus definition database is the most trusted  defination db in modern times.  I personally have been using KIS for last 4-5 years and always recommend it to my friends.

Prime reason for my love towards kasper is that it does not require you to be a software buff or security expert to use it. All you got to do is just install kasper on ur machine and it pretty much keeps covering you against all kinds of threats with the help of simple instructions and walkthroughs.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 contains all the usual protections found in its rivals with the exception of data backup provision. So you’ll find antivirus protection for files, email, web browsing, applications and processes.

You also get a bi-directional firewall, anti-DOS protection, anti-spam as well as anti-phishing and banner ad blocking. So, no surprises – a pretty comprehensive set of security tools.

So what’s the new version of Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 got over its predecessor? Changes are fairly subtle but worthwhile.

The already quite well developed user interface has been given a lick of paint (still green paint though) and remains easy to use for such a complex product. Other changes include antivirus protection for instant messaging (IM) sessions and a URL Advisor to combat phishing and dodgy websites, plus a ‘quiet’ gaming profile.

The major new feature in Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 is Safe Run, which lets you run suspect apps or links in a virtualised ‘sandbox’, thus isolating it from the OS. It automatically added Internet Explorer to the sandbox, a fairly logical choice.

To run the ‘sandboxed’ IE in Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 you have to click on its icon in KIS2010 and the virtualised version is denoted by a ghostly green outline to its window. While this is an interesting development, offering good protection against zero-day threats, it did whack CPU utilisation for a six, making our none-too-fast PC even slower. We also experienced a number of lock-ups of the PC using this software.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2010’s anti-spam provision is a bit better too. Spam by default prompts you to deal with messages as they arrive rather than silently and automatically deal with them, as you might find in rival IS packages.

System requirements

Windows Vista 32/64-bit, Windows XP 32/64-bit, Intel Pentium 800MHz, 512MB RAM, 50MB free HD space, CD-ROM, mouse, Internet connection, Internet Explorer 6 or higher

Final Words

Features-wise Kaspersky 2010 is a definite step-up from its predecessor. It’s always had a strong feature list but it trod lightly on our clunkier system, having little impact on performance – providing you discount the high CPU use in the Safe Run ‘sandbox’ mode. Kaspersky Internet Security 2010’s detection rates have been higher in the past but it remains a top five security bundle.

Price**

Well Now the  most interesting part. Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 is amazingly cheap at  Rs 325 for single user license and  Rs. 525 for 3 user license.

** this is approximate price at lamington Mumbai. actual price may differ.

Read more about KIS 2010 :

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10452498-16.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

Imroz

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Imroz Baig wrote 95 articles for Techstarz.

He is one of the founder members of Techstarz. He holds an engineering degree in computer science and an mba in systems. Imroz is based in mumbai and works for a privately owned software development firm. He blogs at techstarz and his personal blog at imrozbaig.com

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