Kaspersky Lab has launched its latest security solution, Kaspersky Internet Security 2017, for consumers in Malaysia.
This year,Kaspersky Internet Security for Windows has 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 is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service allowing users to connect to the Internet safely, by encrypting all data sent and received through the network . This is especially important when performing financial operations, authorization on sites, or transferring confidential information, as in these cases traffic interception by a stranger could cause users serious (for example, financial) losses. Kaspersky said that this function is especially useful while traveling, when many people are increasingly connecting to insecure Wi-Fi networks to stay in touch.
Available in Kaspersky Internet Security 2017, the Kaspersky VPN service can be launched from the main window of Kaspersky Internet 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, online stores, payment systems, e-mail, social networks, etc. 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 the use of errors (so-called vulnerabilities) in the programs installed on it. 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).
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. The new feature 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. Upon receipt of a report from Software Cleaner, the user can either remove or leave the application in question.
In addition to the new functions, Kaspersky Internet Security has 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).
Kaspersky Internet Security 2017 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2017 are available nationwide at all IT leading outlets and retail at the price of:-
- Kaspersky Internet Security 2017 (1 Device 1 Year): RM 100.00
- Kaspersky Internet Security 2017 (3 Devices 1 Year): RM 179.00 with free Kaspersky Internet Security 1 Device 1 Year
- Kaspersky Internet Security 2017 (5 Devices 1 Year): RM 249.00
- Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2017 (1 Device 1 Year): RM 39.90 with free Kaspersky Anti-Virus 1 Device 1 Year
- Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2017 (3 Devices 1 Year): RM 119.00 with free Kaspersky Anti-Virus 1 Device 1 Year
- Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2017 (5 Devices 1 Year) : RM 199.00