Tuesday, January 20th 2009

Kaspersky Lab Releases Technical Prototype of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows 7

Kaspersky Lab, a leading producer of secure content management solutions, announces the release of a technical prototype of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows 7. The prototype is based on the new antivirus engine which provides complex antivirus protection from all types of Internet threats.

The new technical prototype of Kaspersky Anti-Virus is designed to secure computers running under Windows 7. The beta test version of Microsoft Windows 7 operating system was released at the beginning of January 2009. Kaspersky Lab simultaneously released its technical prototype providing greater efficiency and complex antivirus protection for the new operating system.

“We knew the release of the new version of Windows would be a huge event for the IT community, which is why we were prepared for it,” said Alexey Kalgin, Director, Product Marketing, Corporate Business Division, Kaspersky Lab. “Our company has always made support for Microsoft’s new operating systems a top priority. For example Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Vista was released simultaneously with the operating system’s official launch. When Windows Server 2008 was released, Kaspersky Anti-Virus was the only antivirus product on the market certified by Microsoft. Users can now see for themselves how our antivirus protection technologies perform on the new platform.”

Kaspersky Lab’s technical preview is a comprehensive solution, including not only an antivirus pattern-recognition component but also a heuristic analyzer which can detect and block as-yet-unknown malicious programs based on their suspicious characteristics, a firewall and an anti-spam filter. The prototype is intended to provide effective protection from all types of Internet threats – viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, hacker attacks and spam.

At the heart of the new technical prototype is Kaspersky Lab’s new antivirus engine which is even more effective at detecting malicious programs than its predecessor. The new engine dramatically increases system scanning speed thanks to improved processing of objects and optimized use of system resources, particularly on dual- and quad-core processor platforms. The unique product architecture ensures high productivity and one of the lowest uses of system resources in the industry. The prototype is fully compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the operating system. Both inexperienced and advanced users will find the solution to be user-friendly and easy to install and configure.

“The new Microsoft Windows operating system promises to be even more popular than its predecessor and we expect a high level of migration after its official release. We have already received numerous requests from companies planning to migrate to Windows 7 and who are now testing its efficiency and compatibility with the products they use. We see it as our duty to provide these companies with the most secure and reliable solution for business-level protection, which is why the prototype for Windows 7 was developed on the basis of our corporate solution,” added Alexey Kalgin.

Moreover, Kaspersky Lab plans to provide centralized administration tools during the testing stage of the new operating system. By the time Windows 7 is officially released, Kaspersky Lab intends to launch a full range of products providing comprehensive protection for both home and corporate users of the new operating system.

You can download Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows 7 here.Source: Kaspersky
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14 Comments on Kaspersky Lab Releases Technical Prototype of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows 7

#1
Jakl
YEA !!! Finally Kaspersky has came out of the cave. 2 Years I have been using their Antivirus... going to continue with them...

By far the best Anti virus software imo
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#3
alexp999
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I'm using Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 on Windows 7 right now, so I'm not entirely sure whats so special about this version.
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#4
CrAsHnBuRnXp
by: alexp999
I'm using Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 on Windows 7 right now, so I'm not entirely sure whats so special about this version.
Its branded for Win7 so that way people will stop panicking

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#5
Arctucas
I use KIS 2009, and it is a great suite.

The only issue I have with Kaspersky is; the latest version, .506, does not play nice with Spybot S&D. If you have Spybot S&D installed and try to install the .506 version, it will only install if Spybot S&D is uninstalled.

So what, you say? I will just reinstall Spybot S&D after I install the .506 version of KIS 2009, you say?

OK, I did that, and although KIS did not complain about Spybot S&D or anything, I noticed that when I ran Spybot S&D, KIS shut down.

I might just be giving NOD32 a try when my Kaspersky license expires.
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#6
Mussels
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this new one has a higher virus detection rate, and better multithreading support. it says that right in the title.

CrAsHnBuRnXp: have fun with nod32 2.7. its got more bugs than a week old dead cow, particularly IMON. Also, most cracked versions of that (of course, you dont have that) lie about updates... check the signature dates on such a system and you'll often find that 'up to date' means 'several months old'
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#7
Triprift
Excellent a new improved Kaspersky still using 7 and havnt had a single complaint about it.
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#8
Hayder_Master
just anti virus , what about internet security
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#9
Triprift
Im sure that will be next they woudnt bring out anti virus and not internet security.
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#10
wiak
NOD32 2.7, NOD32 3.0 and Eset Smart Security 4 beta works fine on windows 7
its just a markeeting gimick :laugh:
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#11
Mussels
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by: wiak
NOD32 2.7, NOD32 3.0 and Eset Smart Security 4 beta works fine on windows 7
its just a markeeting gimick :laugh:
you cant call it a marketing gimmick, if they arent charging for it. Its simply a beta of their next version of their program, and they've designed it to run better under windows 7. Cant blame them for thinking forward.
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#12
Triprift
Nortons and avg have done the same thing they all want to be ready for the new os when its released.
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#14
Mussels
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by: PCpraiser100
I got AVG Free and it works fine for me.
well i'm glad it works for you, i'll just keep my firewall between my data and your free AV :toast:
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