The Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 - 5-User / 1-Year delivers core protection for up to 5 Windows PCs for 1 year against the latest viruses, malware, Internet threats and more. Designed for in-home use, the software works behind-the-scenes with intelligent scanning and small, frequent updates, proactively safeguarding you against known and emerging threats. Hybrid Protection harnesses the dual power of the cloud (shared resources in cyberspace, a.k.a. the Internet) and your PC. The program detects and helps repair program vulnerabilities, scans all websites and emails for malicious software, checks instantly for safety of files, applications and websites, prevents or undoes the damage caused by most harmful malware activity, and maximizes PC performance with speed and efficiency.
The program prevents hacker attacks with a two-way firewall. It also keeps your children safe and ensures that they're only exposed to appropriate Internet material, thanks to advanced parental controls. Whether you're banking, shopping, or social networking on the web, you can have total confidence that your account details are secure, you won't stumble onto malicious websites, and you'll only receive safe messages you can trust.
Innovative Hybrid Protection
Combines the power of the cloud (shared cyberspace / Internet resources) with advanced technologies housed on your PC to deliver a faster, more effective response to today's complex, ever-evolving threats. You'll get the speed and volume of security data from the cloud while also enjoying detection / analysis of suspicious behavior on your PC. The hybrid system captures malware passed to you while you're offline via USB or other devices, and blocks, treats or undoes the effects of harmful activity. The hybrid combination protects without slowing you down, leaving you free to enjoy the Internet and your PC to their full potential.
Combining Core Protection with Premium Internet Threat Defense
Kaspersky's Internet Security 2012 combines all the essential protection of their antivirus software with added layers of defense against hackers, malicious applications and websites, identity theft, spam and even the most complex online threats. You get solid, dependable protection when you're surfing the web, banking and shopping online, social networking and enjoying the Internet to its full potential. Plus, with intelligent scanning, smart updates, and an incredibly user-friendly interface, Kaspersky IS is one of the easiest, least intrusive ways of ensuring that you're always safe.
Rapid, Real-Time Reaction to New Threats
New Internet threats emerge with lightning speed, and the latest Kaspersky technologies are there to protect you with the same speed. Plus, you'll benefit from millions of users around the world via the Kaspersky Security Network. When suspicious or unrecognizable data is encountered on one of those systems, it's automatically analyzed by Kaspersky's lab, and real-time, protective updates are issued to all users.
Kaspersky's reliable 2-way firewall provides a secure perimeter around your PC to keep hackers out. It also provides protection in the opposite direction by controlling what's transmitted from your PC to the outside world, preventing malware from sending out your personal information. It's one more layer of defense to keep your personal information from falling into the wrong hands.
Spam can be more than an irritant--it can be a vehicle for delivering malware to your PC. Kaspersky utilizes the latest cloud technologies and advanced behavioral analysis to quickly and efficiently recognize and block new spam.
Proactive Detection of Unknown Malware
Latest Kaspersky technologies proactively seek out suspicious activity on your system without draining performance. Potential threats are monitored and analyzed with real-time cloud technologies, and dangerous actions are completely blocked before they can cause any harm.
Rollback of Malware Changes
Kaspersky's multiple layers of protection are a solid defense against cybercrime. If an unknown piece of malware does manage to find its way onto your system, the unique System Watcher will detect the dangerous behavior and allow you to undo most unwanted and harmful activity.
Kaspersky's innovative Safe Run mode, which works on 32-bit operating systems, provides an extra layer of protection for running suspicious or unknown applications, files, emails and websites. The "safe desktop" mimics your actual desktop, but is completely walled-off from your data and PC settings, so you can test-drive anything suspicious with total confidence that your system will suffer no harm.
One-Click Security Checks
The security status and reputation of any application, executable or script is now at your fingertips. With a single mouse-click, File Advisor employs cloud technologies to instantly send you information such as filename, size, date created and last modified, threat rating, digital signature, geography, distribution and other Kaspersky users' level of trust. All of this enables you to make more informed decisions about the files you'd like to access.
Safer Surfing with URL Advisor and Safe Surf
Kaspersky Internet Security acts as your personal security guide while you surf the web. The updated URL Advisor now adds color-coded tags to all web links within search results to advise you of the danger level of the link and subsequent pages. The customizable Safe Surf alerts you to suspicious sites, helping you make informed decisions about where it's safe to share personal information.
Online Banking Mode
Online banking is extremely convenient, and Kaspersky makes it extremely safe. Just enable the unique Online Banking mode and the financial websites you access will automatically open in a special walled-off environment. This additional layer of security keeps hackers out and ensures that your financial information is always safe. Works on 32-bit operating systems.
Kaspersky's unique Application Control utilizes real-time, cloud-based threat intelligence to determine security privileges for all the applications you launch--without impacting system performance. Unknown or suspicious applications are watched or restricted from potentially harmful actions, while potentially dangerous applications are completely blocked from harming your system.
One of the easier ways for cybercriminals to find a hole in your protection is through application and system vulnerabilities that haven't been updated with the latest fixes. Kaspersky Anti-Virus finds these vulnerabilities and assists in patching the holes in your protection before they can be exploited by viruses, spyware and identity thieves.
Secure Social Networking for You and Your Children
The latest Kaspersky technologies enable you to fully enjoy social networking, knowing that your Facebook, MySpace and Twitter accounts won't receive malicious links or software from your friends. Plus, you can ensure your children's safety by controlling which contacts are allowed for communication, monitoring messaging logs, and specifying any personal information you want blocked from transmission.
Kaspersky's Geo Filter allows you to block content from specified countries. If you have no interest in content from non-English speaking countries--many of which have a history of producing malware--you can prevent that potential malware from reaching your machine. You don't have to worry about a perfectly legitimate and trusted English-language website being compromised and sending you malware from an overseas server.
Network Attack Blocker
Kaspersky scans all incoming network traffic for activities characteristic of a network attack. If an attempt to attack your computer is detected, your software blocks any and all network activity from the attacking computer.
Rootkits are designed to conceal system infections and can be difficult to detect by common antivirus tools. Kaspersky Anti-Virus utilizes special methods specifically engineered to detect rootkits, ensuring that you're protected from this advanced threat.
Phishing attacks are becoming more common and more tricky. Kaspersky uses cloud technologies to update and reference an online database of phishing websites in real-time, and proactively analyzes URLs, so new phishing attacks are caught as soon as they emerge. You can rest assured that your digital identity is always safe.
A special online tool for entering private data like credit card numbers and passwords. It's an on-screen keyboard used with a mouse, so the data you enter can't be tracked or stolen by keyloggers, hackers or identity thieves. It's one more layer of defense to ensure the safety of your digital identity.
Advanced Parental Control
Keep your kids safe and protected against exposure to inappropriate material with Kaspersky's award-winning family protection. Control access to PC, Internet, applications, games and websites. Block, limit or log communications via IM and social networks. Control file downloads. You can even block the transfer of private data like phone and credit card numbers. Now, you can easily and conveniently protect your kids online--even when you're not right there to watch them.
Intelligent Scanning with iChecker and iSwift
Kaspersky's unique technologies keep your system at maximum performance while delivering premium protection against viruses and spyware. Files are scanned only if they've been opened or modified, and behind-the-scenes activities are minimized when you're placing demands on your PC. This means you can enjoy watching movies, surfing the web or toggling multiple programs without disruption from your security software.
Kaspersky has always delivered especially small updates that reduce the drain on your PC's processing power--less than 1% CPU usage! And now, they've added another level of intelligence to their updates: Only active components of the software are updated at any given time, thus reducing the number of updates and time needed to download them. You still receive maximum protection, but with reduced network traffic and resource use.
Switch on Gamer Mode to block pop-ups and minimize the use of your PC's resources as much as possible. Games won't be interrupted or slowed, and Kaspersky will continue to block any hackers or malware that try to sneak onto your system.
Unmatched Usability with a New Interface
Kaspersky has taken a fresh, new approach to their user interface, ensuring that it's easier than ever for you to manage your PC security. You'll find instant visibility into your protection status, one-click access to the features you use most often, and a detailed guide to how Kaspersky's cloud technologies are working for you.
Easy-Access to Security Status
Be confident in your protection status with a quick glance at your desktop. Kaspersky's Desktop Security Gadget, compatible with Windows Vista and Windows 7, prominently displays whether your security is up-to-date or an action is required. Customizable buttons enable you to have the protection features you use the most close-at-hand. You can drag and drop files onto the gadget for easy, on-the-spot virus scanning.
Installation on Infected PCs
If your PC is so badly infected that no antivirus software can be installed on it, Kaspersky will download a proprietary tool to scan and eliminate all threats. If the damage is so severe that the operating system will not launch properly, the Kaspersky Anti-Virus installation CD can be employed as a bootable Rescue Disk to detect and eliminate all infections. You can then quickly and easily proceed with the product's installation.
Optimized for Netbooks
Supports screen resolutions found on netbooks - including 1024 x 600 and 1366 x 768 - with no impact on system performance.
Free Technical Support
Free North American-based technical support is available via telephone, email or online chat. Additional support includes Kaspersky knowledge base, an online database of detailed answers to questions about installing and using Kaspersky Lab products.
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Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 - 5-User / 1 Year
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Approx. 480 MB free space on hard drive Internet Explorer 6 or higher Internet connection for product activation Windows Installer 2.0 CD / DVD drive for installation of program from CD Windows XP Operating System: 800 MHz or higher processor; 512 MB available RAM Windows Vista / 7 Operating Systems: 1.0 GHz or higher processor (32-bit / 64-bit); 1.0 GB available RAM (32-bit) or 2.0 GB available RAM (64-bit)