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Superb Anti-Virus protection, which doesn't kill your resources and much much more!

  • Jun 17, 2009
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The Good:

*Sea of features that go beyond your regular anti-virus program.
*Very light on the system's resources.
*Speeds up your Internet Explorer launch time.
*Simple User Interface in easy-to-understand language.

The Bad:

*The program seems to temporarily freeze at times without a warning when you request to generate a report, but it doesn't crash and returns to normal within a minute.

The Bottom Line:

*As I picked up the box, I read the back for some of the features. Most of the features such as anti-virus and phishing weren't surprising to see. It was pleasing to see features such as rescue disk and system restore included as well. However, one line did jump out at me and it read: "Will speed up Internet Explorer." I've tested about half a dozen popular anti-virus programs, but I don't remember any of them promising that part.

In order to avoid the placebo effect, I decided to install the program on a family member's PC, without telling them about the features. A few days have passed and surprisingly I was informed that all of a sudden, the Internet Explorer did launch noticeably faster(Keep in my that I didn't ask the direct question about the IE) after Kaspersky was installed. Other than that, Kaspersky does a superb job protecting your system from viruses, spyware, trojans and other cyber garbage that can attack your system.

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Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 protects computers and laptops from viruses and other malicious programs.With a new super-fast and efficient anti-virus engine Kaspersky Anti-Virus raises the bar for traditionalanti-virus protection from all types of malicious programs. You can be confident that your computer and your confidential information are safe as you work and surf the Internet.Essential Protection Protects from viruses Trojans and worms. Blocks spyware and adware. Scans flies email messages and Internet traffic. Protects Instant messengers (ICQ MSN). Improved! Provides proactive protection from new and unknown threats. Improved! Preventative Protection Scans the system and applications fur vulnerabilities. New! Analyzes and closes Internet Explorer vulnerabilities. New! Disables links to malware sites. New! Global threat monitoring (Kaspersky Security Network). New! Advanced Protection & Recovery Can be installed on infected computers. Self-protection from being disabled or stopped. Restores correct system settings after removing malicious software. New! Tools fur creating a rescue disk. Data and Identity Theft Protection Disables links to phishing web sites. Improved! Blocks all types of keyloggers. Usability Automatic configuration during installation. Improved! Wizards for common tasks. New! Visual reports with charts and diagrams. New! Automatic or expert user modes. New! Automatic database updates. System Requirements:Microsoft Windows XP Home/Professional ...
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