Kaspersky updates its security solutions for home users
Kaspersky Lab released Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 and Kaspersky Internet Security 2014. Both products now include ZETA Shield antivirus technology, which performs an in-depth scan of files and applications running on the computer to identify malware that may hide deep within individual components of each program.
Kaspersky Lab offers further protection from emerging threats through its improved Automatic Exploit Prevention technology, which scans programs for behavior typically found in exploits – a type of malware that infects the PC through vulnerabilities in legitimate software.
Phishing attacks and Trojan programs designed to steal credentials for online banking systems are also among the most popular malicious tools. Kaspersky Lab’s Safe Money technology – first introduced in the previous version of Kaspersky Internet Security – has already proved to be an extremely reliable additional layer of protection for online financial operations. The technology has been improved in Kaspersky Internet Security 2014, including support for more Web browsers, and a significantly expanded list of trusted online banking sites, payment services, and online stores.
Another major innovation in Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 is the unique Trusted Applications mode. This protects the computer by only allowing the launch of applications that are identified as safe to use. Thanks to the multi-level system which checks the legitimacy of programs and an intelligent system that can adapt to a particular user, this mode is capable of providing a very high level of security.
The Trusted Applications feature is based on the extensive and constantly updated Kaspersky Lab Whitelisting database of legitimate applications. The database contains over 700 million unique entries with thorough descriptions of all popular applications including operating systems, browsers, image viewers, video players, games, and more.
For users with children, Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 offers improved Parental Control capabilities, which provide flexible controls over all possible scenarios in which a child might use the computer. This mode includes a set of default profiles that contain computer-use scenarios appropriate for different age groups, while still giving parents the freedom to modify these settings at their discretion.
Parental Control allows parents to determine when and how long children can use the computer, which applications can or cannot be launched, and what information – such as credit card numbers and home addresses – should be blocked from being shared on social networks.