kasperskyInternet security software provider Kaspersky has introduced a new product designed specifically for ultra-portables. It’s designed to work on netbooks and other small notebooks with Intel Atom, Celeron-M, or VIA-C7-M processors that are running Windows XP. It’s been tested to work on netbooks from Acer, Asus, MSI, and Samsung.

So what exactly makes this product different from other Kaspersky security software? First, it’s been designed to work with netbooks that have 1024 x 600 pixel or lower resolution screens. Second, it offers “high performance, even on low-end ultra-portable PCs.” While Kaspersky doesn’t spell out what that means, my guess is that it’s a bit lighter on system resources than some other security software which can bog down slower machines. Kaspersky Internet Security for Ultra-Portables has a minimum RAM requirement of just 256MB, and the software takes up 50MB of disk space.

It’s designed to scan files and internet traffic, offer a 2-way personal firewall and safe connections over WiFi and VPN.

A free trial version is available. Once the trial expires, you’ll have to pony up $29.95 a year for a subscription.

via Portable Monkey and TechWorld

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8 replies on “Kaspersky introduces netbook-specific security suite”

  1. Oh just use NOD32 if you have to use Windows…no special version required, the lightest one everywhere.

  2. I tried using this program on my msi wind but it took all of my resources. But then again, there wasnt much recources in the first place because my wind was already slowing down for some odd reason and Kaspersky could not find any viruses. Oh well, I just wiped out my Hard drive and reinstalled XP. Man, it took me 5 hours to install everythig back to get it back to normal.

  3. Kaspersky is awesome. I have used it for a long time and recommended it to many customers. It works, is lite, and isn’t all that expensive when compared to the big (bloaty) players.

  4. And – the retail package comes with the software on a 1GB USB memory stick instead of a CD. I picked it up a week ago (after rebates at Fry’s it will be $15) and have installed it on my 8.9 inch AO. So far, so good…but I haven’t use the AO enough in the last few days to know if it really is less of a resource hog than the trial version of McAfee that came loaded on the machine.

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