Reviews and Problems with Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 3-User
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Kaspersky Internet Security 2009
6 August 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: For some time now, anti-malware software has been getting more effective and faster, which is certainly true of Panda Internet Security 2009; it represents a worthwhile upgrade over the 2008 version. It's also good value for money. Unfortunately, rival security offerings have improved too and ultimate security is provided elsewhere.