Reviews and Problems with Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 3-User
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Kaspersky Internet Security 2009
10 April 2009
Conclusion: Kaspersky Internet Security's new user interface hides messy security details but leaves them accessible to power users. The new application filtering feature makes the suite smart enough to make its own decisions without hassling the user. As long as you don't plan to rely on Kasperksy's suite for spam filtering or parental control it's a good choice.
Pros: Application filtering protects specific system areas against unknown programs. Program takes necessary action without hassling user. Repeat scans are blazingly fast. Firewall blocked intrusion attempts. Checks for OS and program vulnerabilities. No big perform-ance hit.
Cons: Parental control is still rudimentary. Antiphishing is weak. Spam filter blocks much valid mail. Difficulty installing/scanning on malware-infested systems.
Summary: For $79.95 (for three computers), Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 is a first-rate virus and malware detector, and has the intelligence to do it largely under the radar. However, compared with league-leading Norton Internet Security 2009, it takes longer to install, performance is not quite as good—taking nearly twice as long for a scan, for instance—and it has fewer overall features at a slightly higher price.
Pros: Very good virus and spyware protection, Comprehensive application and network filtering, Unobtrusive operation,
Cons: Updates are slow, Anti-spam feature blocks too much clean mail,
Summary: F-Secure Internet Security 2009 is accurate but suffers from usability drawbacks such as a requirement for a relatively high degree of user intervention. This makes it more awkward to use than some smarter rivals. F-Secure Internet Security 2009 delivers the goods to those prepared to wait.
Pros: Spam filter worked well, scores highly in antivirus tests
Cons: No automatic whitelisting for spam filter, needs a lot of user intervention, can be slow dealing with infected files it detects