Reviews and Problems with Kaspersky Lab Internet Security 2012
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Kaspersky Internet Security 2012
1 November 2012
Excerpt: Let me preface this review by admitting I’m probably not the most tech-savvy of chaps. As far as I’m concerned a Trojan is either a brand of condom or a kind of giant wooden horse, and phishing is something that happens when illiterate people dunk their rhods in a phond. But even us techno-dunces need to surf the web in safety, and that’s where Kaspersky comes in.
Excerpt: The latest Kaspersky Internet Security brings in a new layout, fit for any sort of user. It features comprehensive protection on all fronts and carries a bag of tools designed for optimizing your PC’s performance. It comes at a price of $59.95 (€45) and despite being a protection suite installation is a breeze, as it runs pretty quick and no system restart is required upon completion.
Summary: Matousec.com, PCMag.com and NotebookReview.com are the three best sources for Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 reviews. All three are highly regarded publications that conduct clearly defined, testing-based evaluations. TopTenReviews.com also contributes a lengthy review, albeit one with less transparent testing procedures.
Conclusion: The independent labs love Kaspersky's antivirus protection, but it fared poorly in PCMag's hands-on tests. Its firewall is impressive, and the Safe Run sandboxing feature protects the system from questionable files and Web sites, but the antispam and antiphishing features failed to impress. Choose this suite if its strong points align with your needs.
Pros: High scores from antivirus test labs. Powerful, intelligent firewall. Safe Run feature protects system from questionable programs and websites. New, simplified main window. File Advisor exposes program details from Kaspersky's database.
Cons: So-so scores in PCMag's hands-on antivirus tests. Utterly failed to remove one particular threat. Antiphishing can't beat IE. Spam filter missed much spam. Configuration required for social network monitoring caused problems for all secure sites.
Summary: Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 is relatively high on price, but it more than makes up for it with a great set of features. We liked the software's ease of use for basic users, and advanced users will appreciate the abundance of settings available. Most important, we were very impressed with the program's detection abilities.
Pros: Easy installation process, Clean user interface, Excellent virus and malware scanning, Useful parental controls
Cons: No online data backup, No file encryption or shredding features
Summary: Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 is a powerful security suite, packed with features, yet with less of a performance impact than the previous edition, and easier to use than ever. A good choice for both novice and expert PC users.
Summary: The new Kaspersky Internet Security for 2012 introduces a dual cloud-and-local security system bundled under an interface overhaul that's both easy to use and familiar. The suite's scans aren't the fastest, but it definitely will protect you.
Pros: Cloud-based detection is a boon, Easy-to-use interface, Changes to Safe Run sandbox are intuitive
Excerpt: Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 Review – Kaspersky antivirus has always been one of my most favorite antivirus software. It has proven in the past that it could detect more viruses than a few others I’ve tested. So when the new Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 came out, I was quite excited and requested to review the software right away.
Pros: Clean interface, easy to follow and understand, Protects automatically behind the scene, Protects even before the threats can do anything in your system, Protects well, Good firewall, Good anti phishing feature (when you click on a dodgy URL), Anti spam, and also have a few other features, Thorough report
Cons: Lots of features that we may never use (wait, I guess this shouldn’t be in Cons?)