Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 provides comprehensive protection to Windows computers users against all types of information threats.
The minimum system requirements for Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 are:
1. General requirements
* 300 MB free hard drive space
* CD-ROM drive (for installing Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 from the installation CD)
* Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher (for updating application's databases and software modules via the Internet)
* Microsoft Windows Installer 2.0
2. Operating systems
* Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (Service Pack 2), Microsoft Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 2), Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, with:
o Intel Pentium 300 MHz processor or higher (or a compatible equivalent)
o 256 MB free RAM
* Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic, Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, Microsoft Windows Vista Business, Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise, Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate, with:
o Intel Pentium 800 MHz 32-bit (x86) / 64-bit (x64) processor or higher (or a compatible equivalent)
o 512 MB free RAM
* Microsoft Windows 7 is not supported yet. Maintenance Pack for Kaspersky Internet Security with support of this operating system will be prepared immediately after its release.
To install the application, please run the installation file and follow the setup wizard's instructions.
1. During installation, Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 detects resource-hungry applications which if used simultaneously with the application would greatly slow the user's computer, perhaps to the point of complete inoperability. The installation procedure allows these applications to be removed at this time.
2. The application can be installed without previously removing any of the following applications:
* Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0
* Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0
* Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009
* Kaspersky Internet Security 2009
WHAT'S NEW IN KASPERSKY INTERNET SECURITY 2010
Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 is a comprehensive data protection tool, which provides not only anti-virus protection but also protection against spam and network attacks. The application's components also enable users to protect their computers against currently unknown threats and phishing, and to restrict users' access to the Internet.
The multifaceted protection covers all channels for data transfer and exchange. All components can be flexibly configured, allowing users to tailor Kaspersky Internet Security to their specific needs.
New in protection:
* Improved HIPS (Host-based Intrusion Prevention System) technology assigns a danger rating to unknown programs. The Application Control component uses HIPS to define rules for new and already known applications, which may restrict their access to the file and operating systems.
* Innovative Sandbox technology has been implemented, which uses virtualization to create a secure environment for program execution. New software can be tested in this environment, which isolates the host operating system from all changes. There is no limit to the number of Internet browsers and other applications which can run simultaneously in a sandbox.
* Increased use of Kaspersky Security Network considerably decreases the threat response time, due to information received from other users. The service aims to minimize the time necessary to detect and neutralize new types of threats. When a user starts a program, the service checks it against white lists and Urgent Detection System lists on Kaspersky Lab's servers.
* The protection of personal user data has been extended and enhanced. For instance, Kaspersky Internet Security automatically prevents inadvertent users from accessing known phishing web sites, and blocks keylogger programs, which are designed to steal passwords and access codes.
* The new Script Emulator analyzes the behavior of scripts, to assess their potential harmfulness. It simulates the operation of the Java Script and Visual Basic Script engines, which are supported by default in Microsoft Internet Explorer and are built in to Microsoft Windows.
* The new IM Anti-Virus component ensures the safe operation of most instant messaging applications. The component scans messages for the presence of malicious objects.
* Improvements to the Virtual keyboard component provide safer entry of personal information, by protecting data from being intercepted by spyware and preventing screenshot capture.
* Significant improvements to the Anti-Spam component now provide two methods for detecting spam: exact and expert. Exact methods apply strict filtering criteria to a message, which determine unambiguously whether or not a message is spam. Expert methods investigate email messages that have passed strict filtering criteria. As such messages cannot be unambiguously considered spam, the component calculates the probability that they are spam.
* Components of Kaspersky Internet Security can be temporarily disabled, to improve computer performance. This can be useful during the use of resource-hungry applications such as network games.
* Monitoring access to phishing websites and protection against phishing attacks are performed by scanning links in messages and on web pages, and also by using the database of phishing addresses when an attempt to access websites is detected. You can check whether a web address is included in the phishing database, using the Web Anti-Virus, IM Anti-Virus or Anti-Spam component.
* Improvements have been made to all the application's existing components, including the Firewall, Parental Control, and Anti-Spam components, and particularly the Heuristic analyzer.
* The anti-virus kernel of Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 has been significantly improved, to provide more efficient malware detection. The application shows higher performance on Windows Vista operating systems, as compared to previous versions of Kaspersky Internet Security.
* Kaspersky Internet Security includes the URL scanning module managed by Web Anti-Virus. This module scans links on the web page, comparing the website addresses against its database of suspicious and phishing websites. This module is provided for Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers as a plug-in.
* The update procedure has been improved. Kaspersky Internet Security's databases are now updated not only according to their schedule, but also when new security threats appear.
* The creation of Rescue Disks has been improved. The service should be used when the infection reaches a level at which the computer cannot be disinfected using either anti-virus applications, or malware removal utilities such as Kaspersky AVPTool. The improved Rescue Disks provide more efficient disinfection because malware programs do not gain control when the operating system is being loaded.
New in the application interface:
* The application interface has been completely redesigned, to make Kaspersky Internet Security significantly more accessible to first-time users.
* Kaspersky Internet Security features an automatic mode in which the application automatically makes optimal decisions, so avoiding excessive requests to the user.
MAIN KNOWN ISSUES
1. Incorrect import of application rules in Application Control component is possible after updating Kaspersky Internet Security from version 2009 to version 2010. To fix this problem, you are advised to restore the settings using configuration wizard.
2. If a threat in OLE object is detected, the application does not suggest user to perform disinfection. Possible actions in this case – place file to quarantine or delete it.
3. Web Anti-Virus does not notify user about the downloaded files.
4. If the application, added to the safe environment, has a long name, it becomes inconvenient to use the scrollbar in the list of Safe Run applications.
5. Problems with display of some files in special defragmentation software - PageDefrag are possible.
6. In some cases the "^" key on the virtual keyboard stays pressed. To solve this problem, right-click this key with a mouse.
7. Complex filtering works incorrectly in some report windows.
8. It is possible that emails received in the common environment are not displayed in the Safe Run in the Microsoft Outlook Express (Windows Mail) email client.
9. When the option of logging file system events to application report is enabled, noticeable slowdowns are possible during installation, if Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 is being installed over the previous version.
10. When you change the password (for Parental Control profile) the entry field is not emptied: symbols are added to the previously entered password.
11. During Kaspersky Internet Security uninstallation registry keys linked to shell extension are not removed.