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Review: Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 By Erik Larkin

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November 29, 2007 -- Kaspersky Lab's Internet Security 7.0 pairs a top-notch interface with solid performance in threat detection. At $80 for use on up to three PCs, it's among the most expensive suites we tested for our "All-in-One Security Suites: Tried and Tested." It was somewhat slow at performing security scans.

Kaspersky produced good results on most of the malware detection and disinfection tests run by AV-Test.org, the German security research company we contracted to conduct testing. Kaspersky did a thorough job of looking for threats hidden in file archives and in all types of e-mail traffic, and Kaspersky provides the fastest response to malware outbreaks, delivering new signatures within 2 hours (on average).

Kaspersky's program was the only one to warn about a Warezov e-mail worm contained within a test archive, downloaded through the IMAP e-mail protocol. In my informal tests, it popped up a clear warning (with an attention-grabbing shrieking sound) before the malicious file had a chance to write to the hard drive. And after I told it to ignore that first catch, it warned me again when the file was saved. That's just the right behavior.  Read more...