After successful test builds, final public version of Kaspersky Antivirus 2013 and Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 are now available for download, existing license holders of KAV 2012 and KIS 2012 simply need to upgrade and there activations will be valid.
This new major Kaspersky update features enhanced security engine, faster system loading time, addition of Exploit prevention functionality to System Watcher component, compatibility of URL adviser and Virtual Keyboard with browsers has been enhanced, all new Safe Money module for secure online banking and financial transactions with various other new features and fixes make this a worthy upgrade.
Kaspersky Internet Security is a comprehensive data protection tool. The application provides protection against viruses and malware and Internet fraud. The multifaceted protection covers all channels of data transfer and exchange. Flexible configuration of each protection component allows adapting Kaspersky Internet Security to the needs of any individual user.
The Exploit prevention functionality is added to the System Watcher component. It is common for malicious programs to exploit vulnerabilities in popular applications to try to gain control over the computer, steal your personal data, etc.
Compatibility of URL Advisor and Virtual Keyboard with browsers has been enhanced. Kaspersky Internet Security fully supports recent versions of the following web browsers:
Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, 10;
Mozilla Firefox versions 9.x — 12.x;
Google Chrome versions 15.x — 17.x;
Opera version 12.01.
The Safe Money functionality has been implemented. Kaspersky Internet Security includes significantly improved protection of financial operations via online banking and payment systems (e.g., PayPal, WebMoney, etc.) and while shopping online.
Postponed launch of Kaspersky Internet Security at the startup of the operating system has been implemented in order to reduce the operating system's booting time.
The Secure Keyboard functionality is added to protect your personal information entered on web sites from keyloggers.
Technology to protect against the Duqu Trojan and similar threats. The main aim of Duqu and similar malware is to install itself unnoticed on a system and steal personal data. Kaspersky Internet Security blocks intrusion of a system code into system processes, often when loading a system (i.e. before an antivirus program starts running). The product does not allow the key parts of the code to be implemented, effectively neutralizing it.
The enhanced Parental Control module, anti-spam and anti-phishing modules, as well treatment of active infection during installation have been added to Kaspersky Internet Security.