Kaspersky Labs has release Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2017, Kaspersky Internet Security 2017 and Kaspersky Total Security 2017 in the US and Canada (other territories will follow at the end of August, but everyone can download the trials now).
New features include “Secure Connection”, a virtual private network which automatically kicks in to protect you when using wifi hotspots, web banking sites and more.
An Installation Assistance tool looks out for adware and other pests that get silently installed with some “free” software, and the Software Cleaner helps you decide what to remove.
An extended Anti-Banner system now uses a “powerful subscription catalog held by a third-party”, making it significantly better at blocking popups, web ads and more.
The suites now include Kaspersky’s Software Updater. This checks for updates to common applications (Adobe Reader, Flash, Java, Chrome, Firefox, more), and can optionally install them without you having to see or do anything at all.
Kaspersky has “enriched the design and usability of the main screens for all the new line products”, apparently.
The product is now fully compatible with Windows 10, but Kaspersky hasn’t forgotten about older systems– 2017 still works with Windows XP.