Kaspersky Internet Security 7 is one of the best security suites available. It has features like a firewall with Intrusion Detection/Prevention System (IDS/IPS), virus scanner, antispyware tools, antiphishing and antispam tools, rootkit scanner, pop-up blocker, etc - all of which make it a powerful tool for providing integrated protection to your computer registry and keeping your machine safe while surfing the Net.
The suite has a simple and easy-to-use interface. It does not slow down your machine by taking huge resources. It scans your OS for vulnerabilities. The antivirus scanning engine is highly effective. and gives complete protection from viruses, Trojans and worms. It scored as high as 98% in PC Pro Lab's malware tests.
A strong firewall provides real-time scanning for e-mail, Internet traffic and files, and provides protection from leaks of confidential data. Kaspersky scored very high in PC Pro Lab's website exploits test - its amazingly intelligent firewall could detect all attacks and block the host launching those attacks. Out of 25 ports open, it could hide 24, thus rendering the machine almost unseen on the Web. It keeps the open ports on stealth mode, and good privacy controls can protect your password and other confidential data.
The antispyware tools are also extremely commendable, keeping you safe on the web, blocking unwanted pop-ups, removing spyware installations and disabling links to common malware sites. They give protection from all kinds of keyloggers, and the rootkit scanner can detect all types of rootkits. Hidden spyware is automatically removed, unauthorized probes are detected and the software rolls back all malicious changes on your machine.
This much-tested and much-used software has a basic vulnerability, though, which arises out of the absence of a sophisticated authentication system. The simple and clean menu-based interface offers easy to follow options and sub-options. Kaspersky updates their virus databases on an hourly basis and provides free technical support. There is also a tool for creating a rescue disk, in case of inadvertent changes in the system.
Author Angela Parisdate added 2009-09-07 13:08:10