KASPERSKY INTERNET SECURITY 2012 3U (WIN XPVISTAWIN 7)
- Features -
- Essential antivirus technologies plus additional layers of defense against hackers, spam, identity theft, and complex Internet threats
- Hybrid Protection, combining the power of the cloud and your PC
- Best-in-class, two-way firewall to keep hackers out
- Rapid, real-time reaction to new threats
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Installation of KIS 2012 was quite speedy. At the beginning of the installation process the program looked for any conflicting security programs that were already installed and to my surprise, it actually found remnants of Microsoft Security Essentials that I had previously uninstalled. After this was cleared up, it was a simple case of activating the product online and viola!, I was up and running. Albeit needing a definition update.
Once KIS was up and running I downloaded the latest update, which took quite a while, and then gave it a quick scan. As this is the first 2012 malware product I've looked at thus far, it is difficult to be objective as to how Kaspersky's latest will compare with others that are released in the latter part of the year, but my initial impression is quite positive. KIS 2012 is jam-packed full of all the features that you would expect to see in such a program and definitely offers quite a significant level of extra protection when compared to standalone Anti-Virus programs. The interface is nice and simple to understand, with all the typical items you'll need easily accessible.
To say that Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 is feature packed would be quite an understatement. This program has everything up to and including someone to fold your laundry. (Ok, I made that last part up.). Personification aside, it's quite packed.Read more ›
I had planned on also installing it on an XP desktop as this software gives you one code to license 3 machines for 1 year, however that is being old and fussy upon this writing and may need to die a natural death, thus I may have to install Kaspersky on yet another Win 7 machine instead. I will update this review after the third install.
**Note that this software works with 32 and 64-bit Windows OS's Vista, XP and 7, but doesn't support Mac.**
Installation on both machines was easy, but much quicker on the Windows 7 machine. Probably more about the OS than this software. On both the Vista and Win 7 PC's the system moved quicker than with other antivirus' used before - Trend Micro on one and Kaspersky Pure on the other were both removed and PCs rebooted prior to fresh install of Kaspersky Internet Security 2012.
The interface is simple, yet full-featured. I liked how uncluttered it is and how easy it is to find what you want to tweak to your liking. The defaults seem to be set correctly for both web browsing and email, and the only real issue right away was spam filtering needed to be set-up.
The software makes recommendations which were helpful, but realize they are not must-dos. In this way, the security is helpful. Parental controls are there, as are 'Tools'. In Tools I created a Rescue Disc - burned it to a CD, although you can put it to a USB too. This is to be used in the event of a virus taking over your system - this would help you get it back.Read more ›
The installation was without problems and the protection is very good. The real problem is with Kaspersky support. I had purchased KIS 2011 with 3 users and upgraded it free to KIS 2012. The product was installed on 2 computers. After couple of months of using KIS 2012, I had to do a clean install of one computer. I was not able to activate KIS 2012 again. Somehow Kaspersky has decided that the "Number of activations using this activation code has been exceeded". I opened a support case and tried to contact somebody from Kaspersky support to help me. No answer in 3 weeks even after multiple contact attempts and an escalation to a manager. Contacting Kaspersky live chat is like talking with a computer. You get only useless answers.
I have seen similar complains here on Amazon too. It seems that this company is just ignoring his customers. So, what is the point of producing a product if your customers cannot use it?
With so many similar great product on the market, I will never use a Kaspersky product again.
STRONGLY NOT RECOMMENDED.
The best part, though, is the size of this program. It is not a memory hog.
Since I generally work with many programs open at once --- and often several tabs or documents on each, I use lots of memory. Hang ups are bad enough from the work itself. I don't need or want extra electronic trauma from software that eats an entire gigabyte to operate in the background.
This program runs efficiently, without bugs, and without slowing my work ---- exactly the way I want --- making me a bigger Kaspersky fan than ever.
I too like the program's "memory" of files that remain unchanged, since I have an extraordinarily large number of files. Scans have a way of taking all night with other programs, and I'd just as soon not have to leave the machine running while I sleep.
As for the parental files, I can't really comment. They're no longer needed in this household, and I did not give them a spin, although perhaps they're useful for other purposes, and I will give a look.
In all, from where I sit, you cannot go wrong with this software threat barrier.
[Update, 1/29/2012: I tried several times to install this on my laptop as well, after my previous virus software expired. Alas, although Avasti had long since been been removed, Kasperksy would not install. I tried all the removal tools Kaspersky provided, and nothing worked. So, I ended up installing Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2012 on the laptop instead. I wasn't too happy about that. Would have preferred Kaspersky, but...Read more ›
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