Kaspersky Personal Security Suite, NL-BOX
Kaspersky Personal Security Suite is a program package specifically developed to provide comprehensive protection from all types of malicious programs for personal computers running under the Windows operating system. This solution prevents the infiltration of viruses, worms, spyware, adware and other malicious programs via potential penetration paths, provides protection against unauthorized access attempts, and includes anti-spam components.
Protection against viruses
Kaspersky Personal Security Suite offers continuous control over all sources of virus penetration into a computer, including email, the Internet, removable devices, etc. This application protects in real-time by scanning all files as they are executed, created or copied. It also offers multi-tier antivirus protection of email, including scanning all incoming and outgoing messages and email databases. The solution can scan over 900 formats of archived and compressed files and disinfect files in ZIP, CAB, RAR and ARJ formats.
This program is extremely easy to configure and allows users to select one of the three predefined levels of protection. The convenient interface enables users to control all antivirus components and to configure the computer's security system depending upon the user's needs.
Protection against potentially hostile software
With Kaspersky Personal Security Suite the user's computer can be protected not only against malicious software, but also against potentially hostile programs, including software for the remote harvesting of data and controlling the victim computer (spyware), programs that automatically establish modem connections with pay sites (dialers), programs that redirect users to obscene content sites (pornware), etc. Detection of such software is provided by scanning the computer using the extended antivirus databases.
Extended databases protect against adware and spyware – the latest threats that endanger your computer. Kaspersky Personal Security Suite makes it possible for you to surf the Internet with confidence, secure in the knowledge that your computer is secured against malware of all types.
Protection against hacker attacks and information theft
Kaspersky Personal Security Suite provides reliable protection of the computer's data against hacker attacks. The application is extremely easy to install and configure. The user can choose from five predefined security levels, each based on its own list of rules, from disabling protection to completely blocking network access. The intrusion detection system (IDS) is capable of detecting and successfully repelling the most common network attacks. This is achieved by continually filtering all incoming and outgoing traffic. The program can also detect attempts to scan ports, which often precede network attacks, and blocks further communication with the computer attempting the attack. Kaspersky Personal Security Suite ensures uninterrupted control of application activity and analyzes data packets sent or received by the computer, thereby regulating Internet access of programs installed on the computer and preventing possible data theft.
Protection against spam
By using a multi-tier system for scanning email traffic, Kaspersky Personal Security Suite protects users from receiving unsolicited emails (e.g., spam). Messages are filtered using unique linguistic algorithms, as well as using a number of typical email attributes. As much as 95% of spam is detected, while the proportion of messages mistakenly identified as spam does not exceed 0.01%. The anti-spam component automatically integrates into Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Outlook Express mail programs during installation, and is easily configured and controlled using tools which are integrated with the mail client's control panel. Unwanted messages are sorted and broken up into several categories, and the user can define further actions to be performed by the solution on messages in each category.
Support for mobile users
Kaspersky Personal Security Suite has a number of features making it convenient for mobile users. If an Internet connection is lost or interrupted, the program will automatically continue downloading the antivirus database updates whenever the connection is restored, so that the user will not lose the part of the updates which has already been downloaded. The size of hourly antivirus database updates is 150 KB, while daily updates of the lexical signature databases used for filtering spam have an average size of 300 KB. The system can be used in Stealth Mode, which reliably protects computers that have remote network connections by making them “invisible”. When the system is in Stealth Mode, no network activity is allowed except that initiated by the user.
Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Personal Security Suite, NL-BOX. Software type: Box. Minimum hard disk space: 100 MB, Minimum RAM: 64 MB, Minimum system requirements: Internet Explorer 5.0 Microsoft Outlook 2000. Compatible operating systems: Windows 98/Me/2000/XP. Media type: CD, Platform: PC, Language version: Dutch