Free Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 & Kaspersky AntiVirus 2011 Beta Download

The first public beta of Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 (KIS) and Kaspersky Antivirus 2011 (KAV) are now available for testing. You will also get a free 30 days beta license absolutely free to test the software.

Kaspersky with this new beta version has changed the way it delivers the software to the customer. KIS and KAV now comes in a single “all in one” installer, which means both KIS 2011 and KAV 2011 are included in one single installer and after installation, you are given the choice to activate between Kaspersky Antivirus 2011 or Kaspersky Internet Security 2011. Although, we cannot say if the change is permanent as it may be done temporarily for helping the beta testers.

The announcement was made on the Kaspersky forum and on Twitter. A forum account is required to access the beta testing forum. The programs on the other hand can be downloaded without forum registration. The download has both KAV 2011 and KIS 2011.

Some advice from the Kaspersky forum:

Section 1. Downloading, installation and activation of beta-version.

To start testing you should download beta-build from
The folder with beta-version looks like 11.0.0.<build_number>
You should download distributive of the kis11.0.0.*en.exe kind (usually the one with the highest number at the end).

During installation you will have to activate the product with the appropriate activation beta keys.

Once a new beta-version is released you will have to refresh the product. To do that download the last built distributive, exit the antivirus and remove it with the standard way (via Add/Remove programs). Then you may start installing the new build.

Attention – please keep in mind:

1. The product drivers isn’t compatible with AVP Tool

2. The product drivers isn’t signed by MS yet

3. The product drivers work incorrectly inside VirtualBox virtual machine (but VMWare is OK)

4. Please do not install new build “on top of” an older one. Do not move old build’s settings to the new one Uninstall any previous build and reboot before installing a newer beta version.

Below you will find a general overview of what to expect in the new version of KIS and KAV v2011 as posted by a moderator:

Here is a general overview what is planned for 2011:

Granular control of application rules
The product will now use both KSN and WoC (Wisdom of Crowd) ratings, when application information is gathered (including HIPS policies)
The product informs the user of the following:
-General Information
-Protection Status
-Date the application appeared first (WoC)
-KSN participants who have this application installed (WoC)
-Trust group levels of that application among KSN participants (WoC)
-Geographic information of the application distribution of KSN participants (WoC)

Smart Installer Mode
If the product has detected an error during install:
-The user will be informed of the potential infection and AVPTool download utility will be offered.
If the product detected previous home version key (for intance KAV found KIS):
-The product will suggest an alternative code to be installed or convert functionality on the fly (KIS <> KAV)
Single downloadable executable installer for both x32 and x64 bit versions.

Kaspersky Gadget
-Allows product launch if not started already
-Quick access to the program’s main window
-Launch On Demand Task for selected object (file, folder, registry), which dragable onto the gadget itself
-Read Kaspersky Labs news via news agent (linked syndications)
-Access to Safe Desktop

Parental Control — new features 
-Game Control (age rating)
-P2P Control usage 
-Email Control usage
-Social Networking Control
-Credit Card payment processor sites

Enhanced Rescue Disk
-The product will verify the image consistency
-Automatic signature update, if not actual
-Support for CD/DVD via built in interface
-Support for bootable USB flash card
-The product now desinfects startup entries, registry, ini files, not only files

Green Zone
-Safe Desktop (alternative mode for all secure user operations)
-Internet Zone (Red = KL reputation dangerous, Gray = No information or not enough data, Green = Safe resource)
-Geo Security (Block resources located in certain geographical areas if the user deems that visiting them is not needed)
-Sandbox v2.0 (will now separate browsers from other programs)

Malware Search
-Idle Scan (is launched when certain criterion are met and the computer is iddle – launch of resource demanding tasks such as updater, rootkit scanner, system area scan, when the user is not present)

System Watcher
-Collects and saves events from different product subsystems and helps perform analysis for suspicious activities. 
-Alerts the user by providing the information needed to make an informed decisiom (interactive mode of operations)

Misc Items
-The product will support and differentiate non-latin symbols in URLs

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