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Kaspersky Internet Security 2011

One of the things that makes Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 so attractive is that, for a feature rich security suite, it's not particularly resource intensive. This makes it a great choice for owners of older machines who still want the bells and whistles of a commercial security package. It packs a behavior based threat scanner, anti-malware and a firewall just like any good security suite, but it offers plenty of unique features. One of our favorite features is Safe Run, a way to run programs "sandboxed" from the rest of the computer, including the operating system. This is perfect for Web browsing since it can prevent the installation of spyware and viruses. Kaspersky has made great improvements to Safe Run this year, making it more prominent, easier to use and (thankfully) faster. It even includes SafeSurf, a sort of Safe Run preset that loads sites sandboxed and scans them before fully rendering them on your PC. Oddly Kaspersky's scans haven't gotten any faster, and the Quick Scan feature has been replaced with a Critical Areas scan that focuses only on the most sensitive components of your PC. This new "quick" scan is not nearly as fast as advertised. The interface hasn't been seriously updated since last year's version, which we cited as its one major flaw. Many options and settings are still buried in menus when they should be right up front.

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