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Kaspersky Internet Security 2014
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Detailed Features

 

 

Kaspersky Internet Security Key Benefits:

Real-time protection against all viruses and Internet threats

The Internet gives us tremendous freedom and convenience – to shop, bank, keep up with friends, download music, share pictures, etc. at any time of day or night and from just about anywhere.  But, it can also leave us vulnerable to viruses and other Internet threats that are continually popping up. Our innovative hybrid approach to protection combines the real-time efficiency of the cloud with powerful security technologies on your PC to deliver a faster, more effective response to today’s complex, ever-evolving threats.  Plus, it works behind-the-scenes, ensuring you’re always safe, and free to enjoy the Internet to its full potential, without disruption

  

Secure online banking and shopping with unique Safe Money technology

Kaspersky Internet Security provides additional layers of protection during financial transactions, such as online banking, using payment systems (e.g., PayPal), and making purchases on e-commerce sites.  Our unique  Safe Money technology will ensure the website is secure and that you’re not being tricked by a “fake” or phishing website.  And, it will offer to open the website in a special, protected mode, keeping your credit card number and other personal data safe from cyber-thieves.

      

Uses real-time, proactive and cloud technologies to detect new, emerging and unknown threats

New Internet threats emerge with amazing speed, and the latest Kaspersky Lab technologies are there to protect you with real-time data from the cloud.  Plus, you’re linked to the Kaspersky Security Network, which leverages threat data gathered from millions of participating users’ systems around the world. This data is also used to protect you from suspicious activity on your system. Potential threats are monitored and analyzed in real-time, and dangerous actions are completely blocked before they can cause any harm.

    

Safeguards your digital identity and privacy

Your digital identity is safe from even the sneakiest online fraud with the latest cloud-based and proactive anti-phishing technologies. Plus, Kaspersky Internet Security offers two unique protection technologies for entering personal information online. Our Secure Keyboard activates automatically when you open a bank or payment website or enter a password within any web page, protecting any information you enter via a physical keyboard from keyloggers. And, for the complete protection of personal information when online banking, we’ve implemented fast access to the Virtual Keyboard from web-browsers. Virtual Keyboard allows you to use mouse-clicks to enter your banking information, so they can’t be tracked or stolen by keyloggers, hackers or identity thieves.  Virtual Keyboard can also be launched at any time from the software’s main interface. 
      

Identifies suspicious and phishing websites

Kaspersky Internet Security provides superior protection from suspicious or phishing websites. Our URL Advisor adds color-coded tags to all web links to advise you of the danger level of the link and subsequent pages. And, our advanced anti-phishing technologies leverage real-time information from the cloud, as well as proactive detection of fraudulent URLs, to ensure you’re not tricked into providing your valuable data to phishing websites.
      

Ensures the applications on your PC are safe

One of the easier ways for cybercriminals to find holes in users’ protection is through application and system vulnerabilities that haven’t been updated with the latest fixes. For example, such popular programs as Adobe Reader, Internet Explorer, and Firefox, can offer an easy gateway for malicious programs. Kaspersky Internet Security goes beyond simply scanning for vulnerabilities to include now analyzing and controlling the actions of programs and applications with vulnerabilities, so they can’t cause any harm.

For an extra level of protection, Kaspersky Internet Security offers a Trusted Applications Mode. It uses the Kaspersky Whitelisting service, which designates “trusted” applications that Kaspersky Lab guarantees are safe. All other applications are restricted when this mode is turned on.

    

Hassle-free protection with maximum PC performance

Our driving goal is to provide you with the ultimate protection without compromising system performance or disturbing you with questions and alerts. Optimized for maximum PC performance during your active, daily use, Kaspersky Internet Security works behind-the-scenes to check the reputation of all the launched applications and websites, analyze program behavior, update its databases, and more to ensure you’re always safe – all without slowing down your PC..

    

Helps you keep your children safe and responsible online

Keep your kids safe and responsible with Kaspersky’s award-winning family protection. Control access to the PC, Internet, applications, games, and websites. Block, limit, or log communications via IM and social networks. Control file downloads. Even block the transfer of private data such as phone and credit card numbers. Now you can easily and conveniently protect your kids online even when you’re not right there.

    
Key Features: 

Safe Money – protects your money when you’re online banking or shopping

With Kaspersky Internet Security , whenever you attempt to log in to an online bank, payment system website or shopping website, Kaspersky’s unique Safe Money technology protects your money and your personal information, by:

  • Comparing the website’s URL against a database of secure websites
  • Checking the certificate used to set up the secure connection – to prevent you being directed to a ‘fake’ site
  • Checking your PC for any operating system vulnerabilities that could affect online banking
  • Automatically offering to open the website in Kaspersky’s special Safe Money mode – for an extra level of security against the theft of your personal and financial information
  

Secure Keyboard and Virtual Keyboard – protect your data from keyloggers

Because cybercriminals use keylogger programs and screen-capture malware to record the keyboard keys that you press to enter your bank account details, credit card number or other valuable information, Kaspersky Internet Security includes two special security technologies: 

  •  Secure Keyboard: Whenever you visit a bank or payment website – or enter a password within any web page – Kaspersky’s Secure Keyboard feature is automatically activated.  Secure Keyboard lets you enter data via your PC’s physical keyboard – safe in the knowledge that your information cannot be accessed by keyloggers. 
  • Virtual Keyboard: Instead of using your keyboard to enter sensitive information – such as passwords and account details – the Virtual Keyboard feature lets you use mouse clicks to enter data… so your valuable information can’t be tracked or stolen by keyloggers, hackers or identity thieves.
  

Award-winning Parental Control technologies

Kaspersky Internet Security provides Internet safety for kids – by giving you flexible control over children’s use of both the PC and the Internet:

Controls for Internet usage

  • Monitor and limit children's Internet usage
  • Block Internet usage for a specified number of minutes every hour
  • Prevent access to inappropriate categories of websites – or to individual websites
  • Block specific types of download – including video files, music and applications

Controls for social networking

  • Control communications on social networks
  • Block any unwanted contacts
  • View the time and date that new contacts were added on social networks

General controls

  • Apply different restrictions for specific days, times of day or hours per day
  • Block specific applications or groups of applications, such as games
  • Prevent the sharing of private data – including phone numbers and credit card numbers
  • Generate reports that give you greater visibility of children’s PC and Internet usage
Predefined user profiles: By providing a set of predefined user profiles – including ‘Child’ and ‘Teenager’ – Kaspersky Internet Security makes it easier for you to activate appropriate Parental Control settings for each child.  

Game ratings: A special game ratings feature makes it easy to block or allow access to specific games – depending on ratings that are held in a database on the PC and in the cloud. 
  

Innovative hybrid approach – delivers real-time anti-malware protection

With over 200,000 new malicious programs appearing every day, it’s vital that your PC has the best in anti-malware protection.  Kaspersky Internet Security combines traditional, proactive and cloud-based anti-malware technologies that deliver real-time defences.
      

Antivirus protection

Kaspersky’s latest anti-malware engine protects PCs against all types of malware, including:

  • Computer viruses
  • Worms 
  • Trojan viruses
  • Spyware
  • Rootkits
  • Bots… and more
      

Cloud Based Protection 

To deliver a rapid response to the emergence of new malware, Kaspersky also uses cloud-assisted techniques.  The cloud-based Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) continually gathers information – about new malware threats – from millions of consenting users’ computers.  This information enables Kaspersky to protect its customers against the very latest threats – without having to wait for a new malware signature to be added to the malware database on the customer’s PC. 
      

Automatic Exploit Prevention

Even if your PC – and the applications you run on it – have not been kept up to date with the latest patches and fixes, Kaspersky Internet Security can prevent exploitation of vulnerabilities by:

  • Controlling the launch of executable files from applications that contain vulnerabilities
  • Analysing the behaviour of executable files – to identify similarities with malicious programs
  • Restricting how applications –  that contain vulnerabilities – are allowed to operate
      

Trusted Application Mode

This new Kaspersky security technology uses information from Kaspersky’s Whitelisting Service, in order to restrict which applications are allowed to run on your PC.  Kaspersky is the only Internet security software supplier that has its own Whitelisting Lab.  The lab assesses applications in order to establish whether they are safe for customers to run on their computers.

      

Protection Against Screen-lockers

Blocker Trojan viruses can prevent you from using your PC – until you pay ‘ransom’ money for the blocker’s restrictions to be removed.  If a cybercriminal ever uses a Blocker Trojan to try and take over the control of your PC, just activate Kaspersky’s protection against screen lockers and Kaspersky Internet Security will:

  • Stop any dangerous processes
  • Launch the necessary treatment procedures
      

System Watcher

In the unlikely event of a malware item finding its way onto your PC, Kaspersky’s unique System Watcher technology will:

  • Detect dangerous behaviour on your PC
  • Enable you to undo or rollback most types of malicious action
      

URL Advisor

Kaspersky URL Advisor uses cloud-based data about the reputation of websites – to alert you about links to suspicious and dangerous sites.  Colour-coded indicator icons show you whether a link is:

  • Trusted
  • Suspicious
  • Dangerous
      

Anti-phishing Protection

Kaspersky’s anti-phishing engine – and regularly updated anti-phishing database – defend you against Internet fraudsters’ attempts to access your personal information.

      

Anti-Spam Protection

Kaspersky Internet Security reliably filters out unwanted messages and delivers reports about detected spam.

      
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