Overview and Installation (4 out of 5)
The current Kingsoft Internet Security 9 can be described as an "all in one security package" whenever someone enters the World Wide Web. It provides fully functioning security tools such as a Firewall, Anti-Spyware, and anti-virus that are regularly updated.
The installation of the software was fairly straightforward. Installation of Kingsoft Internet Security 9 was easy but it is not a quick process. Installation does require you to be connected to the Internet. It requires at least 300 MB of space to install, and can be setup on any computer running a Windows 2000 operating system and higher with at least 512 MB of memory.
A trial version of the software is available for 3 months, and the trial license is downloaded during setup. A full license can be purchased for $24.95, and includes installation on three computers. The full license is renewable annually
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How It Protects (5 out of 5)
The Kingsoft Internet Security 9 has three main tools in which it protects a computer from infection: The Antivirus, Firewall, and Anti-Spyware.
The Kingsoft Antivirus component will monitor new file installations and downloads to protect a computer from becoming infected. Files on a system are checked against a file database of virus definitions, which can be updated by simply connecting to the Internet.
A smaller component within the Antivirus tool is the Trojan WebShield. As the name suggests, the Trojan WebShield provides a barrier between a system and becoming infected on the Internet. It also scans incoming and outgoing mail and attachments for viruses and Trojans, and alerts the user about harmful Internet sites.
Like other Internet security 9s, the Anti-Spyware tool will scan for spyware. These include all the suspicious files that are more annoying than malicious. This category can include anything from pop-ups or cookies that track and monitor the users’ behavior. When spyware is present, it can slow down a computer considerably, as it sends information back to the hacker. Therefore, the Anti-Spyware tool also prevents software from stealing your personal details.
Kingsoft Personal Firewall
The tool with the Kingsoft Internet 9 provides “top-of-the-line” firewall protection. The great thing about this tool is that it blocks malicious files even before they can access the system. A firewall is used to monitor outgoing and incoming information, and prevent unwanted access to a system. Therefore, based on the three main tools used by Kingsoft Internet Security, these three tools provide an effective solution to protecting your computer.
Overall when using Kingsoft Internet Security 9, the user is provided with software that completely protects then from all forms of security breaches to a computer system. The various tools can monitor anything from popups to rootkits and trojans that have the potential to do more damage. The best advantage to using this software is that it can not only monitor for malicious attacks, but also scan for areas on the computer that can be a potential security risk. Therefore Kingsoft Internet Security 9 is a "new class" of software that does not only successfully clean an infection, but also tries to prevent an infection from occurring!