Stability and reliability
Price performance ratio
The new Kaspersky Internet Security 2019 scores high with regard to antivirus-protection. Unfortunately the antivirus is not entirely noiseless. Please find the review below.
- Excellent performance
- Moderate system load
- Reasonable price-quality ratio
- Useful additional features
Works extremely well, not entirely quiet
The package carries out the essential duties just as well as is done by the smaller powerhouse of the family: Kaspersky Antivirus 2019. A brief summary: almost perfect test scores in tracking malware, harmful URL’s and phishing websites. The menu has been slightly customised, while operation was made easier.
The spam filter scans messages and determines what is harmful and what is not. The filter is integrated in Outlook causing spam messages to be archived in the own folder automatically. The filter works well, but is disabled as standard. This is understandable because most email providers use their own spam filter.
Unfortunately, the antivirus doesn’t run quietly in the background. Also, you will be asked to make some changes while setting the package. Ultimately this is detrimental to a further pleasant user experience.
For version 2019, Kaspersky further developed the own firewall, resulting in excellent performance. The firewall starts earlier during the boot-process, preventing deactivation by malware.
The days of continuous pop-ups regarding possible threats are something of the past. Kaspersky Internet Security 2019 even ensures additional relief. Using the trust levels set as standard, you no longer need to decide for yourself which internet access is allowed for which program.
Parental supervision is more effective and more extensive
Some of the additional functions within the section parental supervision: breaks to be set, 15 minutes per hour as standard. You can easily block the use of certain programs. On social networks, such as Facebook you can isolate contacts or restrict them. You prevent your child from exchanging sensitive data on the internet, such as address details or phone numbers.
Unfortunately this parental supervision function cannot be operated remotely, like other packages do allow. Also there is no possibility to set a single time limit for all devices at the same time.
Useful additional functions
If desired, Safe Money can open the financial transactions in a separate protected window with clear green edges for additional protection.
Using My Kaspersky you control certain tasks remotely, such as the execution of a quick or full scan, the updating of the software and activation or deactivation of certain components.
- Excellent test results antivirus and anti-phishing
- Useful additional functions
- Not noiseless as standard
- Parental supervision less extensive than that of competitors
Kaspersky Internet Security 2019 is a great choice. The bundle excellently carries out the main antivirus tasks. There are however cheap alternatives and the antivirus software makes additional use of the system sources.
Internet security packages monitor an array of issues. They do this to protect you in the best way possible. However, sometimes this could be disadvantageous. During the test we noticed that the software experienced difficulty while large files were being downloaded. The CPU load even leaped to 100% as a result of which the computer itself could hardly be used anymore. This can be adjusted easily though in the Kaspersky settings.