Kaspersky Pure

Kaspersky currently offers three different security products, in escalating level of price: regular Kaspersky Antivirus, Kaspersky Internet Security and this one, Kaspersky Pure.

Antivirus and firewall protection together form the bare minimum for a security suite, and some products stay close to this minimum. Kaspersky PURE 2.0 Total Security ($89.95 direct for three licenses) lies at the opposite end of the suite spectrum. In addition to antivirus, firewall, antispam, antiphishing, parental control, and all the expected components it adds backup, system tuneup, file shredding, encrypted storage, password management, and much, much more.

Internet Security bolts on extra parental controls and tune-up utilities. Pure adds backup to the mix and beefs up the firewall component, with more emphasis on the security of your home network.

The most interesting feature Kaspersky Internet Security/Pure includes is the ability to run applications in a sandbox, without you having to go to the trouble of setting up dedicated virtual machines. Any app you have installed can be locked away in one, identified by a radioactive green glow around its window. A shared folder handles any data-swapping.

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The core of the package is still the malware detection and firewall modules. These look identical to those found in Kaspersky Internet Security 2010, and they bring with them some neat features, such as the “Safe Run” sandbox for trying out unknown applications, and the highly technical Digital Identity browser that lets you browse and clean up the huge amount of personalised data in your Registry.

Kaspersky’s protection is a strong offering across the board, with a more informative control panel than most, but one that provides easy configuration options. It’s a little more power for only small amount extra, but you won’t be disappointed with the other editions if you don’t need the extras.

Official Link : http://www.kaspersky.com/

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