Reviews and Problems with Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 3-User
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Kaspersky Internet Security 2009
2 March 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: It’s getting harder and harder to find so-so AV security packages these days. KIS 2009 is a worthwhile upgrade to its predecessor: it offers a very attractive combination of features and protection at a good price. Factor in its low impact on system resources and being light on its feet and KIS 2009 becomes a worthy rival to the likes of Norton 360 et al.
Pros: Low impact on system resources, fast virus scans, great virus detection
Cons: Installation can be finicky, didn't check Firefox 3's security