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A CONSISTENTLY GOOD PRODUCT WITH THE ADDED BONUS OF BEING ABLE TO PROTECT MULTIPLE DEVICES SUCH AND ANDROID PHONES AND TABLETS
on 23 February 2014
Yet again, Kaspersky comes out on top in a number of national tech magazine tests. It has been consistent for a number of years. I have been using the product for goodness knows how long, but probably since at least 2008.
Since that time, I have never had a problem with malware or a virus, now this could be down to good luck or it could be down to the fact that I tend to steer away from dodgy websites. It has remind me on occasion that it has prevented a few problems here and there. In fact, it kept reminding me there was something in an email on Outlook. It was a correct and yet the email was from a friend. I let him know his system was infected, and so it was.
In fact, the only time I had been caught out was a by a phishing email. My fault entirely, and there was me thinking that I knew everything there was about computer security! Still, the computer was left undamaged.
Now many people will rely on those free security products, but if truth be known, they are not as good as the paid for variety. Free products are less likely to be updated as frequently and less likely to be protected from zero day attacks.
The new 2014 Kaspersky Internet Security Suite has very little impact on system resources on Win 7, (I’m not a fan of Win 8). I like the fact that the program can be installed and forgotten about, but on the other hand if you want to get your hands dirty there are a plethora tweaks and changes you can make.
On the face of it the interface looks streamlined and clean, but dig down into the options and you could be there for days. It has pretty much everything you might need, sandboxing for financial transactions, realtime protection using the cloud and your PC, sandboxing even in IE, two way firewall and a web scanner. For those of you who are worried about malware that likes to read keystrokes, there is a virtual keyboard to play with.
However, it is no longer just about a home computer and Windows. This product will provide protection for your Android devices. If you haven't already been told or have been sleeping for the last 3 or 4 years, you will know that the Android operating system is particularly susceptible to malware. If you have a Android smart phone or tablet it would really be beneficial for you to protect your device. Consider how many thousand Apps have been produced containing malware.
This isn't a dig at Android, it is a fact. It can also be used in a more limited way with OSX.
The bottom line is this, it’s better safe than sorry and Kaspersky offers a very good complete internet security package. The only missing piece is the lack of online back ups, but they have another product for that. It covers up to five devices for a year and for this price I consider it good value for money.
Kaspersky is consistently good, there are not many other products that can match its performance and I will be sticking to what I know works.