Kaspersky 2016 adds Private Browsing, Change Control

July 29, 2015 – 08:20 by in News Print Share No Comment

KasperskyKaspersky Labs has released its 2016 editions of Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Total Security in Canada and the USA.

The suites now have a “Change Control” system which warns you of attempts to modify your browser home or search pages, install addons or change settings, and allows you to allow or block them.

A “Private Browsing” feature works with Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer to reduce the chance of websites tracking your browser activities, search history and device location.

Elsewhere, Safe Mode has been improved by reducing the need for plugins, and there are assorted enhancements for the firewall, Trusted Applications mode, Safe Money, and remote management via your “My Kaspersky” account. The packages run on anything from Windows XP through to 10.

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The new release has no drastic interface changes, and that’s fine with us – it’s clean and easy to use

As before, the protection comes in three tiers. Kaspersky Anti-Virus ($59.99) has the core antivirus engine and basic web protection; Kaspersky Internet Security (also $59.99 right now) adds a firewall, wifi monitoring, application control, change control, antispam, private browsing, the “Safe Money” secure browser, and more; and Total Security ($69.99) adds password management and sync, encryption, secure and online backups, a file shredder, PC cleanup tools and more.

It’s a solid feature set, and the independent testing labs still regularly place Kaspersky products at or close to the top of their tests. AV-Comparatives’ latest Real-World Protection Test has Kaspersky in third place, very marginally behind Panda and Bitdefender.

Trial builds of Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Total Security are available now for Windows XP – 10.

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