Latest Information Technology 2010

Kaspersky Anti Virus 2010, our top rated security products from a year ago, is back for 2010 with more protection and features. Kaspersky will continue to outperform its competitors. Read on to find out.

Product Overview

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 promising a complete PC protection and ease of use for end users. Kaspersky protects against threats including viruses, spyware, Trojans, worms, and bots. Renewal is done every hour. Two new scanning technology incorporated for the year 2010 - iSwift and iChecker. ISwift designed to adjust the scanning depending on user activity, maintain the performance. IChecker remember which files are safe after scanning and will only scan them again if they are modified, which means faster scan times.

Include new technologies for the year 2010 is a white list and Application Control Kaspersky, which determines the security applications, and Kaspersky Advisory URL, which make users safe by warning them of dangerous links.

Like other Kaspersky antivirus suites do not have a personal firewall, which is included in the more-expensive 2010 Kaspersky Internet Security suite.

Installation and Activation

Kaspersky takes three clicks to install and two clicks to complete. Not including download time process only takes a few minutes and no restart is required. After receiving the license agreement installer gives users the option to allow anonymous Kaspersky to send information to the company's Network Security, which is used to detect new threats. Once installed, users must enter their activation code to continue, so do contact the installer and license activation server is activated.

We have problems with activation license last year, these problems are absent this time.

Overall, the installation process simple and painless.

Interface Program

Kaspersky Anti-Virus in 2010 the risk of system

Kaspersky's sleek and polished interface that is easy on the eye and well laid-out. Navigation is handled on the left side through the four main categories, the support link at the bottom left, and advanced settings in the upper right. The layout is similar to last years' but smooth with a more convenient access to navigation items.

Protection status is displayed at the top of the window. Like many Kaspersky antivirus applications using color codes to status. Green bar means the computer is protected and yellow means the risk as shown on the left. If at risk, it seems the "Fix now" - we clicked the button and the program did so without further instructions.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus protection component 2010

Kaspersky provides a comfortable flow diagram detailing how the various modules to protect by clicking on one of the main items on the screen protection. It serves as sedikitdari an ad for more expensive Internet Security suite by showing what was not included in the Anti-Virus suite, but still we like the features of protection because it makes it easier to understand; we have not seen other antivirus applications, including something like this.

Kaspersky includes several other items not explicitly advertised. Click on the Security tab lets used for creating a rescue disk, use the virtual keyboard, delete history activities, analyze the security of the browser, and troubleshoot Windows.

Browser security adviser identified several weaknesses in Internet Explorer and fixed them. Small objects like this is a nice touch and added value.

In the Use and Effectiveness

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 history

Kaspersky does not interfere and does not interfere with Internet surfing or office productivity. Adviser integrated clean URL with Firefox and Internet Explorer. The "K" system tray icon serve only as an indication of the application runs. Automatic Updates completely.

To test the effectiveness of Kaspersky I use several virus files from, an IT security site. The four files provided for download, which have different extensions, including. Com,. Zip, and. Txt, containing the virus. Please see the test description for complete information about the test. Antivirus software should detect the file as a threat.

Kaspersky identifies it as a threat before the download file is initialized and deny download - This is the most pro-active antivirus application we have tested to date, same as last year. All other antivirus applications we tested this file identified as a threat but often only setelahdownload completed or hard drives are scanned.

Kaspersky provides a rather comprehensive history of action, as shown on the left.

Performance Impact

We evaluate the performance impact of antivirus software in three ways:

1. Overall system performance is measured before and after the installation of antivirus using PCMark
2. Memory footprint
3. Full-time scanning system

Our test system is an HP Pavilion dv5t:

* Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 (2.26GHz/3MB L2/1066MHz FSB)
* 500GB 5400RPM hard drive
* Windows Vista Home Premium x86

Overall System Performance Impact Measured by PCMark Vantage

Below are the before-(left) and after installation (right) PCMark benchmark for Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 on our test PC:

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 preinstall benchmark

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 post-install benchmark

Very small differences can be caused by faulty benchmark.

System Memory Footprint and Scan Time

Task Manager shows Kaspersky uses less than 10MB of memory, which describes the efficiency program.

Initial scan of our test system 122GB hard drive that contain data for two hours, which is very long. Norton Antivirus 2010 time of 44 minutes by comparison. The second scan took only 47 minutes, however, because the files that previously have been missed scanned. Something we noticed is how many objects Kaspersky scan - 728,144 - versus Norton - 304,748. Kaspersky seems to be doing a more thorough scan, although I can not verify this.


Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 remains a class-leading safety package for home users. That's very proactive protection and sleek and polished interface that is easy to navigate. Includes additional utilities such as vulnerability scanners and browsers are welcome to add value. KasperskyAnti-Virus 2010 brings However MSRP $ 59.99 includes three licenses. We strongly recommend Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 for the reasons mentioned.


* Highly proactive
* Sleek interface
* Extra included utility


* Long initial scanning time
* Higher-priced (but includes 3 licenses)
* Contains upsells to other products

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