by February 1, 2013 0 comments

Kaspersky Internet Security includes all security features essential for complete protection. It includes powerful parental control tools, identity theft protection, geo filtering, a game mode, a safe browser, a virtual keyboard, social networking protection, an online banking mode and a bootable rescue disc. It can run low-profile scans, smart updates, rollbacks, one-click security checks and vulnerability scans. However, we missed the website advisor feature.

The dashboard is neatly designed and gives an overview of the status of anti-virus protection and update history. Apart from this, it reminds you of the presence of any threats on your system and provides recommendations to improve your system’s security.

In the EICAR test, it completely removed all the test files which included DOS, .txt and compressed files. It took 35 minutes to completely scan a 17 GB drive, unearthing about 48,000 threats at a success rate of 96%. There was an average 10-15% CPU utilization with 45% memory consumption. In contrast, Norton Internet Security 2013 throws up 20-25% CPU utilisation (covered in our internet security shootout in Nov 2012). However, it has the website advisory feature, which gives it an edge over Kaspersky in providing comprehensive security.

Overall, a feature-rich and reliable internet security suite, but we wish it comes with the website advisor as well.

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