What’s new in Kaspersky 2013 – Review and Features

Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 offers a wide range of security solutions.  One of the new-trends of Kaspersky Labs of products.  This security product is a multi-tiered protection of PCs and laptops.

New features of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 are –

  • System Watcher
  • Malware Search Safe Desktop
  • Enhanced Rescue Disk
  • Smart Installer Mode

Kaspersky Now” app can be installed on Windows 10 or 8.1 or 7. It displays your PC’s protection status. These include threats, database, license, and recommended actions.

Let’s you quickly launch Kaspersky Antivirus and Kaspersky Internet Security features.

Disclaimer : The usage of the above software lies in the hands of customer and the responsibility of its use completely lies with you.

KIS 2013 – Features

Kaspersky Internet Security is an all-in-one protection.  Protects from threats like malware, hacker exploits, spam, rootkits, phishing messages, persistent pop-up ads etc.

The default anti-virus protection is offered by this product. This includes a new generation personal Firewall, a pro-active Defense component. It also offers protection against unknown threats.

A Privacy Component protecting kids from internet fraud is provided. It also provides an Anti-Spam component which filters out unsolicited emails is also provided.

How KIS 2013 protects Online Fraud

Safe Money Technology Kaspersky 2013 is offering more advantages than its predecessor 2012.

Kaspersky has come up with Safe Money technology to prevent online fraud. This considers the recent changes in online cyber activity and criminal mindset.

If you are a frequent user of credit cards online and internet banking, this technology is useful.

The concept behind this technology is to isolate browser related malware and make them safe. It also includes checking authenticity of a commercial online store.

Safe Money technology uses on-screen Virtual Keyboard. Helps to enter the password and credit card number without typing on the keyboard.  Makes key-logging malware almost impossible.

The 2013 line of products are intelligent enough. Provide an improved anti-phishing engine with its renowned ability to detect phishing sites by analyzing the content in real-time.

Safe Money mechanism can also guard against fraud by checking reputation of site certificates. This feature which was formerly known as Safe Run for websites is now part of Safe Money.

When consumers enter a financial web site, Kaspersky will put the browser in high-safe mode. This makes security highly impossible to decipher.

Manual selection of high-security mode is also available.

Kaspersky added another tool in its armory – Automatic Exploit Prevention. It can block even the most recent malware/virus exploits unknown to-date.

Malware exploit vulnerabilities are also taken care-of using this technology.

How KIS 2013 protects consumers from Malware Exploits

At Kaspersky Reviewers Roundup in San Francisco, Oleg Ishanov, Kaspersky’s Director of Malware Research listed the steps required for an exploit to succeed.

        1. the user opens a malicious file or visits a malicious site;
        2. the exploit passes control to malicious shell-code;
        3. the shell-code downloads a malware payload;
        4. the payload launches;
        5. malware is now running on the victim’s system.

Automatic Exploit Prevention works in such a way that it can stop the malware exploit at various steps.

The 2013 line of products adds a new technology called “forced ASLR” (Address Space Layout Randomization).

Already present in Mac OS and iOS and to some extent in Windows. This method of defense relocates modules in memory, making it tough for the exploit to execute in step 2 above.

This even works in Windows XP.

KIS 2013 – What are its Advantages

KIS lays emphasis on process execution control. This prevents the payload to launch in step 4 above.

According to Kaspersky’s internal lab test results, it can block 100% of exploits. Useful for computer systems which are prone to BlackHole exploit kit.

The latest version of KIS 2013 is 13.0.1.4107 to the date of writing this post.

Let us know in your comments your experience with Kaspersky 2013 products and your interest in purchasing it.

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