Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 (8.0) from Kaspersky Labs is a new generation security solution which offers a comprehensive package to users. Net die-hard fans who are looking for an all-in-one security product to enjoy a safe and secure internet experience probably should look at this protection program. Kaspersky Internet Security applies the latest technologies jointly developed by Kapersky Labs and other collaborators to give hassle-free and quality protection to users.

The security features of KIS 2009 range from prevention to protection and recovery.It supports IE browser 6.0 and above. The latest update, Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 8.0.0.501 Beta, has been released. Users can download it via the link here for a 30-day free trial, or try your luck at free 1 year license key for KIS or get 6 months free activation key.

KIS 2009 or version 8 has released since June 2008, and after a few more minor updates, here is a summary of the features for Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 (8.0):

Essential Protection
• Protects from viruses, Trojans and worms
• Blocks spyware and adware
• Scans files in real time (on access) and on demand
• Scans email messages (regardless of email client)
• Scans Internet traffic (regardless of browser)
• Protects instant messengers (ICQ, MSN)
• Provides proactive protection from unknown threats
• Scans Java and Visual Basic scripts

Extended Protection
• Two-way personal firewall
• Safe Wi-Fi and VPN connections
• Intrusion prevention system
• Intelligent application management and control
– automatically configured application rules
– security rating is assigned to unknown applications
– access to the user’s resources and data is restricted for unknown applications

Preventive Protection
• Scans operating system and installed applications for vulnerabilities
• Analyzes and closes Internet Explorer vulnerabilities
• Disables links to malware sites
• Detects viruses based on the packers used to compress code
• Global threat monitoring (Kaspersky Security Network)

Advanced Protection & Recovery
• The program can be installed on infected computers
• Self-protection from being disabled or stopped
• Restores correct system settings after removing malicious software
• Tools for creating a rescue disk

Data & Identity Theft Protection
• Disables links to fake (phishing) websites
• Blocks all types of keyloggers
• Virtual keyboard is provided for safely entering logins and passwords
• Prevents the theft of data exchanged via secure connections (HTTPS / SSL)
• Blocks unauthorized dial-up connections
• Cleans up any traces of user activity (deletes temporary files, cookies etc.)

Content Filtering
• Parental control
• Improved antispam protection (plugins for Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express, The Bat!, Thunderbird)
• Blocks banners on web pages

Usability
• Automatic configuration during installation
• Wizards for common tasks
• Visual reports with charts and diagrams
• Alerts provide all the information necessary for informed user decisions
• Automatic or interactive mode
• Round-the-clock technical support
• Automatic database updates

Update: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 final and Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 have been released.

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