What's new in Kaspersky Internet Security 19.0.0.1088 (a)

May 31st, 2018
  • Kaspersky Internet Security 2019 provides the following new features:
  • The Tools window has been improved. Application features are now categorized to help you find specific features.
  • The PC Cleaner component has been improved:
  • You can now complain about an application that misbehaves.
  • You can now search for and remove browser extensions.
  • The Application Manager component has been improved:
  • A schedule of application and browser extension search has been added.
  • It is now possible to exclude applications from analysis based on object category.
  • The list of ignored applications has been moved to a separate window.
  • The Software Updater component has been improved:
  • It is now possible to run a scheduled search for application updates.
  • The list of ignored applications has been moved to a separate window.
  • The operation of the Safe Money component has been improved:
  • It is now possible to open a specific site in Protected Browser by clicking the application icon in the notification area and on the taskbar.
  • Feedback forms that let you rate the component performance and report to Technical Support have been improved.
  • A notification about whether your computer supports hardware virtualization has been added. The status of hardware virtualization is also displayed in the component settings window.
  • The Parental Control component has been improved:
  • When the time zone changes, the computer, Internet and application usage time is zeroed out.
  • Similar applications, for example, browsers from different vendors, are now controlled as one application.
  • The operation of the Anti-Banner component has been improved. New Anti-Banner filters have been added. They let you specify which banners in particular should be blocked.
  • The display of notifications has been improved. Notifications that are not critical for application performance are not displayed while you are using office applications, running an application in full-screen mode, watching a video or performing a video call.
  • The Recommended settings window has been improved. The "Delete possibly infected objects" check box and the "Detect other software that can be used by criminals to damage your computer or personal data" check box have been added.
  • It is now possible to scan scripts using Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI). AMSI is a standard Microsoft interface that allows scanning scripts and other objects. The component can only detect a threat and notify about it, but it does not handle threats. The component is available in Microsoft Windows 10 or later.
  • Scanning of encrypted connections has been improved. You can now choose actions for sites that returned scan errors and add such sites to exclusions.
  • It is now possible to disable decryption of Extended Validation (EV) certificates.

New in Kaspersky Internet Security 18.0.0.405 (May 31st, 2018)

  • Kaspersky Internet Security 2018 provides the following new features:
  • Added notification from Web Anti-Virus regarding pages containing adware or legitimate software that can be used by criminals to damage your computer or personal data.
  • There is now protection against infection while the operating system is being restarted.
  • There is now the capability to navigate from the Licensing window to the My Kaspersky portal to view information about the activation code.
  • You can now add a new activation code if the license has expired.
  • There is now a user-defined list of domains for which connections are not controlled by the application.
  • Improved technology for counteracting the modification of user files by malware, particularly by encryptors.
  • Diagnostics of application installation issues have been improved. Now, when there is a problem with application installation, the application saves the installation logs instead of deleting them.
  • Application Self-Defense during upgrade to a new version has been improved. Now there is protection for not only the current version but also for the newly installed application prior to it being started for the first time.
  • Improved speed for certain installation scenarios, the first startup, and the first update of the application.
  • Improved notification that appears if you disable the System Watcher component. The notification now contains a more detailed description of the consequences of disabling the component, especially regarding the resultant lack of protection against encryptors.
  • The procedure for displaying notifications has been improved.
  • The application now waits a longer amount of time before displaying a notification about outdated databases and application modules when the computer wakes from sleep mode.

New in Kaspersky Internet Security 17.0.0.611 (July 29th, 2016)

  • Kaspersky Internet Security 2017 provides the following new features:
  • Tutorials for the main application components available in the main window have been added.
  • Software Updater functionality has been added. Using this component, you can manage updates for applications that are installed on your computer. For example, you can automatically install only important updates or all updates.
  • Kaspersky Secure Connection has been added. This application protects your data on public Wi-Fi networks and provides anonymity on the Internet.
  • Software Cleaner functionality has been added. Using this component, you can remove applications from your computer, such as rarely used applications or applications that were installed without your consent.
  • Wi-Fi network connection notifications have been improved. Wi-Fi network categorization issues have been fixed.
  • Anti-Banner component operation mode has been improved.
  • Private Browsing functionality has been improved. Operation of the Kaspersky Protection extension has been improved.
  • Safe Money functionality has been improved. An option to send feedback has been added.
  • Application upgrade in the background mode has been improved. You no longer have to accept the terms of the End User License Agreement again during the upgrade unless those terms have been changed.
  • Mail Anti-Virus has been improved. The default level of heuristic analysis has been increased to medium.

New in Kaspersky Internet Security 16.0.0.614 (July 29th, 2015)

  • Improved: Two-Way Firewall prevents hacker attacks
  • Improved: Application Control prevents dangerous applications from harming your system
  • Improved: Trusted Applications Mode ensures only trusted applications are allowed to run on your PC
  • New: Change Control helps prevent the installation of unwanted programs and browser settings
  • Improved: Safe Money protects data during online financial transactions
  • New: Private Browsing prevents tracking your web browsing habits and capturing your personal information
  • Improved: My Kaspersky allows you to manage the security of all your devices from anywhere, via the Web

New in Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 14.0.0.4651 (July 31st, 2013)

  • Kaspersky Internet Security provides the following new features:
  • To increase security of applications, Trusted Applications mode has been added. When Trusted Applications mode is enabled, Kaspersky Internet Security allows starting only known and trusted applications and ensures that they are run safely. Trusted Applications mode will be available in September 2013, after an update to Kaspersky Internet Security.
  • Protection against screen lockers has been added. You can unlock the screen by using a specified key shortcut. Protection against screen lockers detects and eliminates the threat. Screen lockers can now be automatically monitored and rolled back.
  • On Windows 8, Kaspersky Internet Security can minimize activity when switched to Connected Standby mode. When running in limited activity mode, Kaspersky Internet Security pauses scan tasks and update tasks. When the computer returns from Connected Standby mode, all paused tasks are resumed automatically.
  • The latest versions of popular web browsers are now supported: protection components (such as Kaspersky URL Advisor or Safe Money) support Mozilla Firefox 16.x, 17.x, 18.x, 19.x, 20.x, 21.x. and 22.x; Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10; and Google Chrome 22.x, 23.x, 24.x, 25.x, 26.x, and 27.x.
  • The option of participating in the Protect a Friend program has been added. You can now share a link to Kaspersky Internet Security with friends and receive bonus activation codes.
  • What's improved:
  • The functionality of Safe Money has been improved. You can now select a web browser to open websites of banks or payment systems. A list of popular websites for financial operations has been added; when these websites are accessed, Safe Money is enabled automatically.
  • The functionality of Parental Control has been improved: permissions to start games and applications can be flexibly configured. Age-appropriate presets have been added to Parental Control for restricting user activity.
  • Configuration of Kaspersky Internet Security has been simplified. Now only frequently used application settings are available for configuration.
  • Phishing protection is now more powerful: the Anti-Phishing component has been improved and updated.
  • Protection components now use Kaspersky ZetaShield technology, which offers effective detection of exploits.
  • Faster application performance and reduced computer resource use.
  • Less time is required to start the application.
  • GUI performance and responsiveness to user actions have been improved.
  • Application reporting has been improved. Reports are now more intuitive and visual.

New in Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 14.0.0.1147 Beta (March 12th, 2013)

  • Optimization of the user interface, settings, etc. according to the custom research.
  • Touch Screen support.
  • More banks and web stores support.
  • The ability to select the browser when working with Safe Money.
  • Connected Standby Technology Support.
  • Reduced computer resources usage.

New in Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 13.0.0.3370 (August 24th, 2012)

  • Safe Money has been added to ensure a safe use of online banking services and payment systems, as well as to ease online shopping.
  • Protection of data input from the computer keyboard has been added to protect privacy data entered on various websites.
  • In order to provide protection against intruders exploiting software vulnerabilities, the feature of protection against exploits has been added to the System Watcher component.
  • The functionality of the Virtual Keyboard has been enhanced: now you can open it by clicking the quick launch icon displayed in data entry fields on websites.
  • The applicaton installation procedure has been simplified.
  • The size of the application databases has been reduced, which allows lowering the size of data to download and speed up the installation of updates.
  • The heuristic analysis performed when checking websites for phishing, has been improved.
  • The Anti-Spam functionality has been enhanced, which ensures a more reliable filtering of unwanted email.
  • The Parental Control functionality has been enhanced: the option to update rules of website checking by categories in the course of databases updating has been added. This ensures a more thorough control of children's access to websites with inadmissible content.

New in Kaspersky Internet Security 11.0.0.232 (June 8th, 2010)

  • New in protection:
  • The Sandbox technology, which uses virtualization methods to create a safe environment for running applications (Safe Run for Applications), has been significantly improved. The application now features the option to run suspicious applications on a dedicated virtual desktop, which ensures reliable protection of the operating system. Safe Run for Websites (safe browser), which protects data being entered by the user, has been implemented to allow handling websites that require entering confidential information.
  • The scope of the Web Anti-Virus component has been expanded thanks to the new modules that had been added:
  • Online Banking identifies banking websites and allows the user to switch to Safe Run for Websites, which has been designed to handle this sort of web resources.
  • Safe Surf consists of previously implemented Kaspersky URL Advisor enhanced with a new mode of blocking websites with high threat rating calculated by Kaspersky Lab. When this mode is enabled, access to dangerous websites will be blocked. When viewing unknown websites, the component will offer the user to switch to Safe Run for Websites.
  • Geo Filter lets you block or allow access to regional domains depending on their infection level.
  • A new technology named Wisdom of the Crowd has been implemented; it provides information about applications usage frequency and data on trust group distribution among the participants of the Kaspersky Security Network service. This information allows making a weighed decision when assigning a trust status to a new application.
  • Users of Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows 7 can enable Kaspersky Gadget, which displays the computer protection state and allows scanning objects for threats.
  • System Watcher has been added, a new protection component, which analyzes file, registry, system and network activities on the computer, while collecting information about events detected by other protection components.
  • If any dangerous activity in the system is detected by Proactive Defense or File Anti-Virus (or in the course of virus scan), System Watcher rolls back the actions that have been performed by malicious programs.
  • System Watcher contains patterns of dangerous activity (BSS). Those patterns allows detecting both dangerous and suspicious activities on the computer. If any suspicious activity in the system is detected based on the patterns (or by Proactive Defense), a notification with information about the event is displayed on the screen.
  • A new technology, which has been designed to run tasks on an idle computer, allows performing resource-intensive tasks, such as automatic update, scan of system memory, and scan of objects for rootkits, while the computer is turned on but remains idle.
  • To improve reliability of the application, it provides protection against interception of DNS requests and substitution of network node addresses.
  • In addition to HTTP traffic scan, Web Anti-Virus also scans FTP traffic now.
  • Since new mail clients (such as Microsoft Live Mail) appear, Mail Dispatcher functionality is no longer supported.
  • What has been improved:
  • The HIPS (Host-based Intrusion Prevention System) technology designed for controlling applications' activity has been significantly improved, which allows applying a unique set of restrictions and rules to an individual application, blocking run of untrusted applications until Kaspersky Internet Security is started, and excluding specified objects from the list of resources that should be controlled. The range of the application's privileges has been extended; a more accurate algorithm is now used to define application statuses.
  • The Parental Control component has been enhanced and improved to better ensure control of messaging via social networks and IM clients, blockage of messaging with unwanted contacts and transfer of identity data, and restriction of computer and Internet usage time, file downloads, and run of various applications.
  • The technologies of the Anti-Spam component have been enhanced. The image processing technology has been brought up to a new level of quality, the size of the databases has been reduced, and the text filtering technology for non-Latin languages has been improved.
  • Advanced disinfection technology has also been improved. The AVPTool utility can be downloaded now. It scans the computer if any errors have been encountered when installing the application, thus giving rise to suspicions that the computer had been infected.
  • Thanks to a more efficient processing of installation errors detected when the computer is suspected of being infected, the rollback procedure has been improved for installation complicated by errors.
  • The Rescue Disk creation service has been improved: an ISO image file can now be recorded on a CD or a USB data medium. The option to work in text mode has been added. When booting the system from the Rescue Disk, startup objects are scanned, in addition to boot sectors and file systems.
  • The scope of the Kaspersky Security Network service has been extended. Protection and reliability of interaction with Kaspersky Security Network have been improved, including proxy server mode.
  • The Urgent Detection System (UDS) technology has been enhanced by increasing the speed of adding new threats into the database and by improving the algorithm of UDS access.
  • The application now scans the system for rootkits with higher efficiency. The new updatable component allows detecting a greater number of rootkits and adding entries of new rootkits into databases with a shorter response time. Fully updatable disinfection logic ensures quick counteraction to new types of rootkits.
  • The Anti-Phishing technology has been enhanced thanks to use of analysis of images, HTML pages and URLs, as well as linguistic analysis of text content in messages.
  • News Agent has been optimized still remaining the main tool of news delivery initiated by Kaspersky Lab.
  • Automatic downloading and installation of a new version of the application have been implemented in addition to notification of release of a new version.
  • What's new in the application interface:
  • The application interface has been optimized to simplify usage for beginners.
  • Event notifications are completely redesigned to gain more intuitive and informative appearance.
  • The context menu that provides access to the main features of the application has become more convenient and better structured.
  • Starting from the 2011 version, custom component selection is not supported when installing the application. The application is installed in its entirety. If necessary, individual protection components can be excluded from the application interface.

New in Kaspersky Internet Security 2010.0.0.463 Beta (July 4th, 2009)

  • Changes in klif driver - memory leaks
  • Changes in driver kl1 - BSOD in kimul subystem
  • Change of AppInfo for chineese localization – added international key support – changes in module lic.ppl
  • Changes in file balloon.html for spanish localization
  • Changes in file bl.ppl - hangs during signature updates when "gaming profile" is active
  • Rare product crashes
  • Signature auto-update now operates properly