Kaspersky antivirus review

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Today, the Internet in our country is rife. And this is not surprising. The global network is not only a bottomless source of information but also a means of communication, a unique business environment, etc. However, it is necessary to understand that the Internet, despite its undoubted benefit, can be a source of danger. After all, today it has become the main channel for the spread of viruses, spyware and other malicious software. And that is not all. There are quite a few hackers in the global network who can attack a user’s computer, steal valuable information from him (for example, passwords to access various services), turn a PC into a botnet participant, through which a DDoS attack is organized, reboot computer remotely, etc. You can protect yourself from viruses and other malware with the help of antiviruses. However, against network attacks, utilities of this class are powerless. And therefore, any computer that is used to work on the Internet must also be equipped with a firewall. And, ideally, both of these protection systems should be implemented as one product. This is the only way to ensure that there are no conflicts between them, excessive checking of some objects, etc. As an illustrative example, we can take the integrated product Kaspersky Internet Security, which recently had a new version – 7.0.

What is Kaspersky Antivirus?

In general, Kaspersky Internet Security is a popular product on the Russian information security market. Its main feature is comprehensive computer protection from both malicious software and various network attacks. To do this, it implements several modules: “File Anti-Virus,” “Mail Antivirus,” “Web Anti-Virus,” “Proactive Defense,” “Firewall,” etc. All of them regularly work, checking everything that is a source of potential threat.

Everything about Kaspersky Internet Security

In the seventh version of Kaspersky review, many new things have appeared. One of the most significant changes is the improvement of the three-step protection against malicious software, which includes three different modules. One of them checks on known signatures (pieces of code). This is the oldest virus scan method known to date, with which you can only detect malware that is known and described in databases. The second is a behavioral blocker. It first appeared in the previous version of Kaspersky Internet Security. The principle of its work is as follows. The program monitors all active processes, identifies potentially dangerous actions and blocks them. The third module that implements protection against malware is heuristic analysis. Moreover, it should be noted that in the seventh version of the described product it was finalized so much that the developers themselves speak of it as a “new generation” analyzer. Thus, this program implements reliable three-step protection that provides detection of both known and unknown malicious software.

The next innovation in Kaspersky Internet Security is the enhancement of protection against keyloggers. This malware is hazardous because it allows attackers to learn critical information, such as passwords from various services. As a result, a person may suffer real material damage (loss of funds in the account with the provider, in a bank account, etc.). Therefore, enhancing the protection from keyloggers is very important. However, it is worth noting that the new Kaspersky Internet Security has begun to respond to “law-abiding” programs. The fact is that many utilities, for example, ICQ, track all keystrokes on the keyboard buttons in any applications to respond to the special “hot” combination specified in its settings. These actions are entirely analogous to the activity of keyloggers, and therefore the program in question issues a warning about the potential danger of these tools. To decide which one is malicious and which is not, the user will have to.

Another change in malware protection has been improved in rootkit detection. These utilities differ from common viruses in that they are “embedded” in the operating system and hide their actions. Therefore, their exposure is significantly severe, and this malicious software itself is hazardous. Meanwhile, the popularity of rootkits among attackers is gradually growing. So strengthening protection against them is a big plus.

The next innovation in Kaspersky Internet Security is the enhancement of protection against keyloggers. This malware is hazardous because it allows attackers to learn critical information, such as passwords from various services. As a result, a person may suffer real material damage (loss of funds in the account with the provider, in a bank account, etc.). Therefore, enhancing the protection from keyloggers is very important. However, it is worth noting that the new Kaspersky Internet Security has begun to respond to “law-abiding” programs. The fact is that many utilities, for example, ICQ, track all keystrokes on the keyboard buttons in any applications to respond to the special “hot” combination specified in its settings. These actions are entirely analogous to the activity of keyloggers, and therefore the program in question issues a warning about the potential danger of these tools. To decide which one is malicious and which is not, the user will have to.

Another change in malware protection has been improved in rootkit detection. These utilities differ from common viruses in that they are “embedded” in the operating system and hide their actions. Therefore, their exposure is significantly severe, and this malicious software itself is hazardous. Meanwhile, the popularity of rootkits among attackers is gradually growing. So strengthening protection against them is a big plus.

The next significant change in the seventh version of Kaspersky Internet Security was the enhancement of the firewall. We have already said that the firewall must be present on any computer connected to the Internet. After all, his task is to protect against network attacks. The firewall monitors all incoming and outgoing connections monitor ports and transmitted packets of information. All this allows you to avoid unauthorized data transmission, harmful effects through a global or local area network and many other troubles.

It is worth noting that in this product the firewall is combined with an attack detection/prevention system (IDS / IPS – Intrusion / Prevention Detection System). This component not only checks specific formal parameters but also analyzes the behavior of various network components. Here you can make a visual analogy. The firewall is in many ways similar to virus detection by signatures, and the attack detection system, in this case, is mostly identical to proactive protection. Naturally, its presence in the computer security system cannot be called excessive.

And finally, it remains to mention the interface of the seventh version of Kaspersky Internet Security. We can not say that he has changed dramatically. However, some improvements are noticeable. Now the product in question is more convenient in setting up and viewing reports. Also, the messages that he gives when some events occur have become more informative. They even provide links to the viral encyclopedia, which allows users not to waste their time searching for the data necessary to make the right decision.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, let’s summarize. Today, the situation in the field of safe work on the Internet is such that hackers and data protection specialists are continually improving their systems; in fact, participating in a kind of arms race. And Kaspersky Internet Security is a new round in this race. This program, providing comprehensive computer protection, has become more reliable. So work in the global network when it is used is more secure.

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