A majority of users probably want to use Windows 8 operating system without any antivirus program. It is true that Windows 8 comes with built-in Bitdefender protection but it will not be enough to protect Windows 8 from all types of viruses and threats. To ensure overall protection of the Windows 8 system we must install a good quality antivirus program such as Quick Heal, AVG, Norton or other similar antivirus solutions. A couple of days earlier, Quick Heal and AVG released their new updated antivirus version with Windows 8 support and added numerous features to fully protect a Windows 8 operating system. Both of these antivirus developers are major security providers around the world and now they are ready to work with the latest version of Microsoft OS, Windows 8 due to be released on 26th October, 2012.
Not to be left behind, Kaspersky has released its new updated version Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 that supports Windows 8 operating system. In the month of March this year, Kaspersky Lab had introduced Kaspersky Internet Security Beta to test on Windows 8 Consumer Preview and until now it was available in beta version but finally, Kaspersky has announced the availability of the final version Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 and Kaspersky Internet Security 2013. Both the new antivirus programs are compatible with all Windows version from Windows XP to the latest Microsoft operating system, Windows 8 for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
The new Kaspersky antivirus programs have a clean and modern look with easy to use features. As I mentioned earlier, Kaspersky has improved some of the old features and added new ones to give an all encompassing virus protection to its users. Let’s take a look at all the new and improved features of Kaspersky Antivirus 2013 version:
Reduced Battery Drain:
Using an antivirus program on the laptop is a major cause of battery drainage and Kaspersky claims that they have been able to reduce battery drain in the latest Antivirus programs 2013. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 automatically reduces its usage of resources – to help increase the time the laptop can run before needing to be recharged.
Automatic Exploit Prevention:
This is another new feature added by the Kaspersky in the new Kaspersky antivirus 2013 version. Automatic Exploit Prevention protects your system from all the unwanted and new threats whether your antivirus program is updated or not. The new feature automatically controls the executable files behavior and analyses it for any similarities with malicious programs.
Kaspersky has improved its antivirus program with a new modern UI which is more easy to use and boosts system performance by reducing strain on system resources.
System Requirements to Install Kaspersky on Windows 8:
- Processor: 1 GHz or higher
- 1 GB available RAM (32 Bit) or 2 GB available RAM (64 Bit)
- Approximately 480 MB free space
- Internet Connection for product activationDownload Kaspersky Antivirus 2013 Offline Installer:
The offline installer version listed below is available for trial testing and it works without any activation for one month. To continue using Kaspersky after one month you have to buy it from Kaspersky website.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 | Download
Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 | Download