Kaspersky Antivirus and Kaspersky Internet Security are one of the most popular security suite used by Windows users. Kaspersky Lab has added another member to its line of products available for its users. The new product is a free version of Kaspersky Antivirus aptly called Kaspersky Free. Yes, you read it correct, a free antivirus software from Kaspersky. So what features are available in the free edition of the security suite by Kaspersky? Let’s find out.
Sometimes removing Kaspersky Antivirus or Kaspersky Internet Security or Kaspersky PURE completely is important to fix issues with it or the operating system. You can easily uninstall it using the Programs and Features function (also known as Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP) in the Control Panel. Even after uninstalling this way you may get errors related to left over files or drivers. Completely removing a security suite like the Kaspersky Lab products sometimes requires more than the default uninstaller program shipped with it. For this reason, the vendors of the application releases special uninstaller that removes everything their application installed including hidden drivers. Kaspersky Lab has one such special tool aptly called Kaspersky Lab Products Remover popularly known as kavremover to do the dirty job here.
Kaspersky Labs released a new free cloud scanner, called Kaspersky Security Scan.
Kaspersky Security Scan retrieves malware information from the cloud and scans your computer to find the latest threats. Kaspersky’s free cloud scanner doesn’t replaces your regular antivirus because it lacks real-time protection support but is an on-demand malware scanner.
The Internet is abuzz about the latest most advanced and complex threat called “Flame” (also known as Flamer or Skywiper) after Duqu and Stuxnet. Flamer malware has been seen infecting computers particularly in the Middle East countries. Flamer was recently discovered by The Iranian Computer Emergency Response Team (MAHER) but it was actually in the wild spying on Middle East computers since 2010.
The malware is named “Flame” or “Flamer” because of the same words appearing in its code. Its one of the most advanced malware ever encountered by security researchers. It can monitor user activity by taking screenshots, record audio conversations and it can use Bluetooth technology to steal data on devices located near the infected computer, Alexander Gostev, a researcher at the Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab, said in a blog post on Monday.
Gone are the days when people used to use only a single device for fulfilling all their needs. Today, you’ve got a desktop in your home, a laptop for work, a smartphone in your pocket, a tablet for those situations when a laptop fails to deliver, a complete home networking system for connecting all these devices. And we all are happy by this technology revolution. After all, all our digital data are synced and help us keep up with the World. But, ask yourself one question.
Are you feeling secure with all your data so easily available through your different devices? Have you done enough to keep them secure from the prying eyes and threats coming from the Internet?
Kaspersky Internet Security is one of the best premium security suite available for computer users. It offers protection against viruses, trojans, malware, phishing, spam, etc. Because of its popularity among PC users, we seldom see any Kaspersky promotion for the product. It was a long time when we actually came across any promotion. Well, it seems the wait is over as we have found promotion of KIS 2012 (Kaspersky Internet Security 2012) through which you can get Free KIS 2012 90 days trial license instead of the regular 30 days.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 delivers premium protection from viruses, Trojans, spam, hackers, and more. Its cutting-edge, hybrid approach to digital security combines innovative, cloud-based technologies with advanced antivirus protection to deliver a faster, more effective response to today’s complex, ever-evolving threats. You, your private data and PC are completely protected as you work, bank, shop and play online.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 (build 126.96.36.1994) and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012 (build 188.8.131.524) released with Cloud Protection.
Kaspersky Lab has announced the commercial release of Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 and Kaspersky Antivirus 2012. Both, KIS2012 and KAV2012 is a comprehensive security tool for Windows users. The application provides protection against viruses and malware, unknown threats and Internet fraud.
When the beta version was released we showed you a sneak peak of the new user interface.
Kaspersky Labs has released the new beta of Kaspersky Internet Security, namely Kaspersky Internet Security 2012. KIS 2012 beta is now available for everyone to test and report bugs found. The official forum has all the information and discussion about the product. You will need a free Kaspersky forum account to get access to the KIS 2012 beta page.
A beta-version is an officially released version of the product meant for external testing which should elicit bugs and defects of the products as well as gather different opinions and suggestions. Once technical release appears in the end of the product development process the most active beta-testers who make a major contribution to testing of the product will be rewarded with one year license for the tested product.
Last month we wrote about a promotion where interested users can get free license of Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 which is valid for 1 year. That promotion is over but we have found another similar promotion where you can get free KIS 2011 license which is again valid for 1 year!
I have tested this promotion offer myself, like the previous one, and have found it working at the time of writing. So, grab it quickly if you missed the previous offer, before this promotion also gets over. This promotion is held by Suning.cn and Kaspersky Lab.
For protecting our computers from security and malware threats we sometimes experiment with different security suites to see which one is better than the other. In this process, we install and uninstall these security suites as it is always advisable to use only one antivirus or a full featured security suite at a time in our system. More than one antivirus or a full featured security suite that includes everything from a firewall, antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-malware, and more can cause lots of performance and stability issues.
Although we can easily uninstall the existing security program using Windows built-in “Add/Remove Programs” (or Programs and Features in Windows Vista and 7) applet but it’s not a perfect solution. Sometimes the uninstaller of the program doesn’t remove all the components and registry keys installed by the security program completely, this can hamper with the newly installed security program and may even cause system instability and BSOD’s.