Many computer users prefer Kaspersky because of their quality antivirus and internet security suites. Here is a brief Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 review.
System Requirements, File Size, and Licensing
The 2011 suite supports Windows OS from XP to Windows 7 with no additional requirements. File size of its installer is 106.49 MB, which some users might find bulky. This internet security suite is a little costly at $79.95 per year for three PCs and $119.95 for two years.
What is New in Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 Version?
- Supports installation on infected PCs
- Can use installation CD as a bootable rescue disk
- Enhancement through Desktop Security Gadgets
- System Watcher feature for on the spot defense against internet threats
- Safe Desktop, Safe Run, and Safe Surf feature to block suspicious programs and websites
- Allows geo tagging for blocking region-specific contents
They had introduced new tools to ensure that your computer is safe from threats and malicious websites. This set of features compensates for its high cost as well as its bulky file size.
Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware
Its built-in antivirus blocks harmful files by monitoring your HTTP and FTP traffic. One good thing about it is that it instantly blocks potential threats before you can download it from the internet. Other antivirus programs will only block the execution of a harmful file after you downloaded it. Kaspersky Internet Security Suite 2011 will not allow downloading such files, which effectively eliminates the contact between your PC and the harmful file. As a whole, both the antivirus and anti-spyware protection works remarkably well.
This is an area where Kaspersky needs improvement. Though it has the capability to distinguish spam from legitimate mails, it sometimes cannot block mails from a blacklisted address. It also failed to block some simulated spam messages and you might need a handful of emails to properly train its anti-spam program.
This is one highlight of the suite. It offers extensive controls and features apart from blocking pornography sites. It allows setting the time when the computer can be used, how long a user can stay logged on, and even blocks internet search of certain words and phrases. However, it does not support remote administration of parental controls as some competitors do.
It is also worth noting that the program has some extras like intelligent firewall and outstanding user interface. There are also many positive Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 review in terms of its added features like Safe Run and Safe Surf.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 provides powerful programs for typical and advanced users. It has top of the line features in protecting your computer except for its built in anti-spam. This suite is one of the best choices that you can have in the market today.