Windows 8 Security | Antivirus & Internet Security

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We’re committed to protecting your new Windows 8 PC

Kaspersky Lab’s security experts are continually developing new, more powerful protection technologies – and ensuring they’re compatible with the very latest operating systems. Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Anti-Virus are optimized for Windows 8… so you can enjoy Microsoft’s latest operating system, while benefiting from Kaspersky’s award-winning protection.

Kaspersky delivers even more protection for Windows 8 users

Protecting apps developed for Microsoft’s new user interface
Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Anti-Virus support the new Windows 8 ‘Remediation’ feature – so apps that have been developed for Microsoft’s new user interface can be scanned for viruses. If an application is infected, the Kaspersky security solution removes the infected files, flags the infected application and goes on to replace the application with a clean, fresh copy from the Windows Store.
 
Now designed specifically for Microsoft’s new user interface
In addition to displaying your PC’s protection status, our new application – Kaspersky Now – lets you quickly launch key features within Kaspersky Internet Security or Kaspersky Anti-Virus… including Scan, Update, Parental Control and more. It also includes Kaspersky’s securelist.com RSS feed – so you can keep up-to-date with the latest security news and trends.
 
 
Early-Launch Anti-Malware (ELAM) System Support
Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Anti-Virus fully support Microsoft’s new Early-Launch Anti-Malware (ELAM) technology. So Kaspersky Internet Security or Kaspersky Anti-Virus are able to launch before other third-party software components. Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Anti-Virus also work with Microsoft’s Measured Boot feature – to get detailed information on all the Windows components that are launched during the boot process. This means that Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Anti-Virus are able to detect and block complex malware – such as rootkits – much more efficiently.
 
Integration with Windows Security Center
Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Anti-Virus are fully integrated with the enhanced functionality of the Windows Security Center (WSC) in Windows 8. So all of these functions can now be performed directly from WSC:
•Activating various product features within Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Anti-Virus
•Updating antivirus databases
•Deactivating Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Anti-Virus
•Extending the license period
 
 
Key Features Total Security Internet Security Anti-Virus
PC Protection      
Core Protection      
Real-time Protection defends against new and emerging viruses, spyware and more
Proactive Detection identifies unknown malware – and lets you rollback harmful activity, if your PC has been infected
Hybrid Protection combines the power of the cloud and your device
Instant Safety Checks examine files & websites
Automatic Exploit Prevention ensures vulnerabilities won’t compromise your PC
Gamer Mode helps you enjoy an uninterrupted gaming experience
Free, Automatic Updates & Upgrades* ensure you always have the latest version of your Kaspersky security product
Advanced Protection      
Improved! Two-Way Firewall prevents hacker attacks  
Security Notifications for Public Wi-Fi Networks inform you about potential threats and vulnerabilities when you’re using public Wi-Fi  
Improved! Application Control prevents dangerous applications from harming your system  
Safe Surf alerts you to potentially malicious web sites
URL Advisor informs you about the reputation and security of website links
Anti-Blocker helps to unblock your PC if it’s being blocked by a Trojan
Improved! Trusted Applications Mode ensures only trusted applications are allowed to run on your PC  
System Watcher technology secures your PC from malware dangerous behavior and enables the malicious actions roll back
New! Change Control helps prevent the installation of unwanted programs and browser settings  
Network Attack Blocker prevents malicious network attacks  
Anti-Banner blocks dangerous and annoying banner adverts  
Anti-Spam protects you against spam messages  
Advanced Parental Control keeps your children safe & responsible online  
Identity & Financial Protection      
Improved! Safe Money protects data during online financial transactions  
Webcam Protection helps prevent unauthorized, remote access to your PC’s webcam  
New! Private Browsing prevents tracking your web browsing habits and capturing your personal information  
Anti-Phishing defends you against phishing sites or emails that try to steal your money or your identity
On_Screen Keyboard – including quick launch – defends against malware that captures images from your PC screen or records the keys you press  
Secure Keyboard protects personal data entered via your PC’s physical keyboard  
Privacy Protection allows you to hide your private mobile communication from others. Manual, automatic or remote activation makes the mode more convenient to work with  
Digital Asset Protection      
Password Manager secures your online passwords and accounts    
Password Sync allows passwords to be synched across multiple devices    
Scheduled, Automatic Backup protects your valuable digital assets    
Online Backup provides extra protection in case your device crashes or is lost or stolen    
Easy-to-Use Encryption allows you to safely store and transfer sensitive files    
File Shredder irreversibly wipes deleted files off your system    
PC Clean-Up Tools keep your system running smoothly & securely    
Settings Password Protection shields from application(s) unauthorized un-installation, protection disability or configuration modification
Management      
Improved! My Kaspersky allows you to manage the security of all your devices from anywhere, via the Web
Android Protection      
For Tablets      
Automatic Scanning of Apps downloaded from the marketplace  
Real-Time Protection against dangerous links & websites  
Remote Management allows you to easily communicate with your lost or stolen tablet  
Anti-Theft Protection to remotely locate your lost or stolen tablet & wipe it clean  
For Smartphones      
Real-Time Protection from spam, viruses, spyware & more  
Web Protection to block dangerous & malicious sites  
Privacy Protection to control what others can see & access on your phone  
Anti-Theft Protection to remotely locate your lost or stolen phone & wipe it clean  
Mac Protection      
Advanced Protection      
Real-time Protection against Mac & PC malware  
Safe Money protects data during online financial transactions  
Anti-Phishing safeguards your digital identity  
Award-Winning Parental Control monitor, limit and block kids' online activities  
Customer Service & Technical Support      
Customer Service & Technical Support      
Technical Support via phone, live chat, email & Knowledge Base
Free 24/7 online sales support
30-day "no questions asked" money-back guarantee on all online purchases

* During license period. License period starts when you activate the product on the first device.

FAQ

Q: What is Microsoft Windows 8?
A: Windows 8 is the latest version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system. It is intended for use with compatible personal computers and other devices, including home and business desktop PCs, laptop PCs, tablet PCs and media center PCs.
Q: If I buy or download the latest version of Kaspersky Internet Security , will it be compatible with Windows 8?
A: The latest version of Kaspersky Internet Security fully supports Windows 8.
Q: If I have an existing version of Kaspersky Internet Security, will I need to purchase new software?
A: No... not if you already have a valid Kaspersky subscription for Kaspersky Internet Security. All Kaspersky Internet Security customers that have a valid subscription will be able to upgrade their Kaspersky Internet Security application to the newest version that is compatible with Windows 8. To download the latest version of your Kaspersky security product, please go to the Download section at the top of this page and select your product.
Q: If I am using Windows 8, do I still need Kaspersky security products?
A: Yes… you definitely still need Kaspersky’s award-winning protection – especially if you use the Internet. Although Windows 8 comes with Windows Defender, it only provides basic security – and it really doesn’t have the special security features that a regular Internet user needs. Windows Defender only offers minimal protection against malware, compared to the multi-layer security that Kaspersky’s security products deliver – against malware and complex Internet threats. However, Kaspersky Internet Security goes even further – with advanced features that protect against sophisticated Internet attacks. Our products offer advanced features that are not available in Windows Defender – so you get vital that Kaspersky can give you added protection for your PC, your money, your identity and your privacy when you’re online. With over 15 years of Internet security experience – and a vast number of independent awards – Kaspersky provides industry-leading security that’s recognized by independent testing labs and independent reviews.
Q: What are the main differences between Windows Defender and Kaspersky Internet Security?
A: Windows Defender only offers basic antivirus protection. This level of protection can leave your PC – and the personal data you store on it – extremely vulnerable to the growing number of recognized threats. Kaspersky Internet Security provides multiple layers of defense – to help protect all aspects of your online activities… so you can enjoy the power and convenience of the Internet, without constant fear. In addition, Kaspersky Internet Security includes a whole host of other advanced features that Windows Defender does not offer. These advanced features include:
  • Kaspersky’s innovative Safe Money technology - to help protect your personal information during online financial transactions
  • Advanced parental control – to help keep your children safe online
  • Automatic exploit prevention – to defend you against malware that targets vulnerabilities in the applications you run on your PC

In addition, Kaspersky customers benefit from the added protection offered by the Kaspersky Security Network – a cloud-based system that combines security data from Kaspersky’s own advanced research lab plus data gathered from millions of consenting users… to help ensure you’re protected against the newest security threats.

Protection that’s compatible with Microsoft’s new user interface

Windows 8 includes a new user interface that helps to ensure users have the same experience whether they’re using a tablet PC or a touch-enabled laptop. While users will welcome this development, it’s important that any security software is compatible with apps that have been developed for Microsoft’s new user interface.

Kaspersky protection – compatible with new apps

Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Anti-Virus have been designed to protect apps that have been developed for Microsoft’s new user interface. Kaspersky technologies scan the apps for viruses and – if the application is infected – the infected files are removed, the infected application is flagged and then the application is replaced with a clean, fresh copy from the Windows Store.

Kaspersky Now makes security even easier

To keep you updated about the security state of your Windows 8 PC, Kaspersky Lab has developed a new application called Kaspersky Now – and it works with both Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Anti-Virus . We’ve designed it specifically for Microsoft’s new user interface – and you can download your FREE copy of Kaspersky Now at Microsoft’s Windows Store.
Kaspersky Now lets you run key features of Kaspersky Lab’s security solutions – including quick scan and database update. Kaspersky Now’s simple-to-use interface also makes it easy for you to view information about your PC’s security status and license state – and also get the latest security news from Kaspersky Lab.
 

How Kaspersky helps keep you safe online

Safe Money adds even stronger security for online banking and shopping

Kaspersky Internet Security has always provided protection for online transactions… and, in the latest version, whenever you attempt to log on to an online bank, a payment system website or an e-commerce site, our unique, new Safe Money feature will:

  • Compare the website’s URL with a database of secure sites
  • Check the certificate used to set up the secure connection – to avoid any behind-the-scenes transition from your intended site to a ‘fake’ site
  • Check your system for online banking vulnerabilities related to your PC’s operating system
  • Automatically suggest opening the site in the Safe Money mode – for added security against the theft of personal and financial data

... so Kaspersky’s advanced technologies are always helping to protect you when you’re online – shopping, banking and more.

Identifies suspicious websites and phishing websites

Kaspersky Internet Security includes advanced anti-phishing technologies that proactively detect fraudulent URLs and use real-time information from the cloud – to help ensure you’re not tricked into disclosing your valuable data to phishing websites. Our URL Advisor also adds color-coded tags to all web links – to advise you of the danger level of the link and subsequent pages.

Helps to keep your children safe and responsible

Kaspersky Internet Security allows more effective control over children’s use of both the PC and the Internet – and provides more reliable filtering of websites that contain inappropriate content.

Our award-winning family protection features help you to keep your children safe and also give you greater control over your children’s access to the PC, the Internet, applications, games and websites. You can block, limit or log your children’s Instant Messaging and social network communications, control the downloading of files – and block the transfer of private data, such as phone or credit card numbers.

Helps to keep your children safe and responsible

Kaspersky Internet Security allows more effective control over children’s use of both the PC and the Internet – and provides more reliable filtering of websites that contain inappropriate content.

Our award-winning family protection features help you to keep your children safe and also give you greater control over your children’s access to the PC, the Internet, applications, games and websites. You can block, limit or log your children’s Instant Messaging and social network communications, control the downloading of files – and block the transfer of private data, such as phone or credit card numbers.

Protects email and Instant Messaging

Kaspersky Internet Security provides protection for email and Instant Messaging (including ICQ and MSN). Kaspersky’s Mail Anti-Virus feature scans incoming and outgoing email messages on your computer and blocks harmful content – so you can communicate without constantly worrying about threats and suspicious links.

Secure Keyboard protects the personal data you enter via your keyboard

Because keyloggers can record the keystrokes you use to enter your credit card number or other valuable information via your keyboard, Kaspersky Internet Security includes our new Secure Keyboard technology. When you open a bank or payment website – or enter a password within any web page – Secure Keyboard automatically opens… to keep your data safe from keyloggers.

 

How Kaspersky helps keep you safe online

The Internet gives us tremendous freedom and convenience – to shop, bank, keep in touch with friends, download music and share pictures at any time and from almost anywhere. However, the Internet can leave your PC – and your personal information – vulnerable to a vast quantity of viruses and other Internet threats… and, with approximately 125,000 new pieces of malware being introduced every day, that's a lot of threats.

Kaspersky’s innovative, hybrid approach to protection combines powerful security technologies running on your PC plus the real-time efficiency of the cloud… so you benefit from a faster, much more effective response to the complex, ever-evolving threats.

Automatic Exploit Prevention

If your PC has application or system vulnerabilities that haven’t been updated with the latest fixes, cyber criminals and malware could gain entry. In addition to scanning for vulnerabilities, Kaspersky Internet Security analyses and controls the actions of programs that have vulnerabilities – so they can’t cause any harm. Kaspersky Internet Security can prevent exploitation of vulnerabilities by:

  • Controlling the launch of executable files from applications with vulnerabilities
  • Analyzing the behaviour of executable files for any similarities with malicious programs
  • Restricting the actions allowed by applications with vulnerabilities

System Watcher

Even if an unknown piece of malware manages to get onto your PC, Kaspersky Internet Security offers another level of protection. Our unique System Watcher monitors all actions performed by programs – and compares the behaviour of each program with the behavior patterns of malware… so Kaspersky Internet Security can detect dangerous behavior.

System Watcher also allows you to undo or rollback most malicious actions.

 
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