Kaspersky Internet Security 6 review: Kaspersky Internet Security 6

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.3
  • Setup and interface: 8.0
  • Features: 8.0
  • Service and support: 6.0
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The Good Kaspersky Internet Security 6 provides a comprehensive security tool kit with a nicely organized interface.

The Bad Kaspersky Internet Security 6 is expensive compared to other suites.

The Bottom Line Kaspersky Internet Security 6 provides thorough protection against online threats, but ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 6 remains a better buy.

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Even if you've never heard of Kaspersky Lab, there's a good chance you've used the security technology found in Kaspersky Internet Security. The Russian vendor's antivirus engine is used to power dozens of better-known viral crusaders, including the popular F-Secure Internet Security. By adding firewall and antispyware protection to its antivirus product, the powerful and well-designed Kaspersky Internet Security Suite 6 should bring Kaspersky out from behind the curtain and onto center stage. It has strong virus, spyware, spam, and firewall tools to compete against kingpins Norton Internet Security 2006, McAfee Internet Security Suite 2006, and ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 6. The Kaspersky product's $79.95 retail price is, however, very high. While Kaspersky Internet Security 6 is a solid security suite, we still prefer ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 6 for the best all-around protection for your desktop PC.

The Kaspersky security suite installs within a few minutes with an easy setup process that involves just a few mouse clicks. Kaspersky will even run an optional, post-setup system scan if you want to start with a clean machine. The Kaspersky suite deserves praise for its aggressive security. Out of the box, the suite protected us from online viruses and worms, remote attacks, and malware such as spyware.

The suite's interface has been redesigned from previous versions', combining several stand-alone Kaspersky apps together into one integrated package. Kaspersky Internet Security Suite 6 is well organized, with important settings for antivirus, spyware, spam, and other security tools just one click away from the main screen.

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