Reviews and Problems with Kaspersky Lab Internet Security 2012
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Kaspersky Internet Security 2012
31 December 2011
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.