Kaspersky Lab has presented the new Versions of its flagship security solutions Kaspersky Internet Security And Kaspersky Total Security.
The new software packages protect Windows, Mac, and Android users against malware, dangerous sites, online tracking, fraud and money theft.
This year Kaspersky Lab products for Windows have integrated several new functions. Now, users can protect their data from being intercepted during an unsafe Internet connection with the help of Secure Connection. In addition, they can patch potential "holes" in their device security with Software Updater and Software Cleaner.
Secure Connection allows users to connect to the Internet safely, by encrypting all data sent and received through the network.
This function is especially useful while traveling, when many people are increasingly connecting to insecure Wi-Fi networks to stay in touch.
The Kaspersky Lab protection component, Secure Connection, can be launched from the main window of Kaspersky Internet Security or Kaspersky Total Security. It can also be activated automatically when the device is connected to public Wi-Fi or the user is inputting confidential information online, such as on banking websites.
Within the security product's license, users have 200 MB of encrypted traffic at their daily disposal, and for an additional monthly or annual fee, they can get an unlimited volume of traffic.
One of the common methods of malware penetrating the computer is vulnerabilities in the programs installed on it. Developers regularly update their products, however, not all users regularly update these on their devices. Software Updater can automatically find the applications that need to be updated and, if the user agrees, install the latest versions from vendor sites on their computer. The user can also request the update of an application manually or add any of them to the list of applications that should not be updated (for example, if the older version is required).
In addition, Software Cleaner scans all applications installed on the computer and marks those posing potential risk. Users sometimes do not even know about these applications being installed on their devices or are unaware of their negative affects.
Software Cleaner will inform users of a program if it has been installed without their awareness or clear consent (for example, as additional software during the installation of another application), or if it slows down the user's device, provides incomplete/incorrect information about its functions, operates in the background mode, shows banners and messages without permission (e.g., advertising), or is rarely used.
In addition to the new functions, Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Total Security have been enhanced with improved advanced technologies such as the multi-level protection of financial transactions (with Safe Money), the prevention of the installation of unwanted applications (with Application Manager, part of the former Change Control feature) and the blocking of advertising banners in the browser (with Anti-Banner).