A few days ago, we posted about the new Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009. Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 (KIS) features the same Anti-Virus engine but has a lot of new extra features and components for all round protection. As the name says, it is an Internet Security Suite and has a lot more than an anti-malware engine including a firewall,  spam filter, identity theft protection and a parental control. The only drawback with enabling all of these is the system resources consumption. Luckily, you can customize and turn off the features you don't need; for example I have no use of the Parental control and having in running on the background would be a waste of computer resources. This component alone can be turned off without affecting the operation of Anti-malware engine or any of the other components.

Oh, and if you are fiddling with blacklisted keys or invalid serials, look what I found.


Essential Protection

  • Protects from viruses, Trojans and worms
  • Blocks spyware and adware
  • Scans files in real time (on access) and on demand
  • Scans email messages (regardless of email client)
  • Scans Internet traffic (regardless of browser)
  • Protects instant messengers (ICQ, MSN)
  • Provides proactive protection from unknown threats
  • Scans Java and Visual Basic scripts

Extended Protection

  • Two-way personal firewall
  • Safe Wi-Fi and VPN connections
  • Intrusion prevention system
  • Intelligent application management and control
    • automatically configured application rules
    • security rating is assigned to unknown applications
    • access to the user’s resources and data is restricted for unknown applications Preventive Protection
  • Scans operating system and installed applications for vulnerabilities
  • Analyzes and closes Internet Explorer vulnerabilities
  • Disables links to malware sites
  • Detects viruses based on the packers used to compress code
  • Global threat monitoring (Kaspersky Security Network)

Advanced Protection & Recovery

  • The program can be installed on infected computers
  • Self-protection from being disabled or stopped
  • Restores correct system settings after removing malicious software
  • Tools for creating a rescue disk

Data & Identity Theft Protection

  • Disables links to fake (phishing) websites
  • Blocks all types of keyloggers
  • Virtual keyboard is provided for safely entering logins and passwords
  • Prevents the theft of data exchanged via secure connections (HTTPS / SSL)
  • Blocks unauthorized dial-up connections
  • Cleans up any traces of user activity (deletes temporary files, cookies etc.)

Content Filtering

  • Parental control
  • Improved antispam protection (plugins for Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express, The Bat!, Thunderbird)
  • Blocks banners on web pages


  • Automatic configuration during installation
  • Wizards for common tasks
  • Visual reports with charts and diagrams
  • Alerts provide all the information necessary for informed user decisions
  • Automatic or interactive mode
  • Round-the-clock technical support
  • Automatic database updates

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  1. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 8/16/2008 02:14:00 AM  
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  2. Fahd // 8/16/2008 03:22:00 AM  

    Thanks a lot!

  3. Dimu // 8/16/2008 08:50:00 PM  

    Ya thx alot

  4. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 8/16/2008 08:56:00 PM  

    Glad to be of help :)