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Kaspersky Lab promises to protect consumers from ransomware with latest security solutions

Ransomware is increasingly targeting consumers on both computers and mobile devices.

By CBR Staff Writer

Kaspersky Lab has unveiled the latest versions of its consumer security solutions with improved data protection features.

The solutions, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Total Security, include new functions to ensure data protection and maintain device updates.

Kaspersky Lab said the latest solutions will protect consumers across Windows, Mac and Android devices against dangerous websites, online tracking, money theft and the latest cyber threats like ransomware.

Secure Connection allows users to protect their data from being intercepted through an unsafe internet connection.

It enables users to connect to the internet safely, by encrypting all data sent and received via the network.

Software Updater and Software Cleaner will allow users to patch potential holes in their device security.

Software Updater can automatically identify the apps that should be updated. With the user’s approval, it will install the latest versions from vendor sites on their computer.

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Software Cleaner will inform users of unique behaviours of a programme, such as its installation without their awareness or permission.

It is capable of monitoring for programmes that slow down the user’s device, offering incomplete or incorrect data about its functions.

Software Cleaner can identify programmes that carry out operations in the background mode, display banners and messages without permission, or are rarely used.

After receiving a report from Software Cleaner, the user can either remove or leave the application in question.

Kaspersky Lab head of consumer sales for North America Justin Priestley said: “This year, ransomware is an epidemic that consumers need to be protected against, whether they realise it or not.

We understand that need, as well as the others that the modern consumer faces in their daily internet activities. In addition to providing protection through our award-winning, advanced technologies, we’ve developed user-friendly features like Software Cleaner to make it easier for our customers to manage what’s happening on their devices.”

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