Kaspersky has enhanced the protection of users’ personal information on PCs by adding new features in its consumer products.
Kaspersky Security Cloud’s Account Check feature automatically checks if email addresses that customers use when logging into their online accounts have been compromised. Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Kaspersky Internet Security, and Kaspersky Total Security come with the advanced ability to detect stalkerware, a type of commercially available software used to spy remotely on unknowing victims.
Kaspersky Password Manager can now be installed with Kaspersky’s Anti-Virus, Internet Security, Total Security, and Security Cloud products to keep user credentials organized and under control.
According to a recent Kaspersky report, 34 percent of consumers have faced incidents in which their private information was accessed by someone without their consent. This highlights the need to keep and store personal information more securely.
The number of users that encountered stalkerware on a PC grew by 35 percent to reach over 37,000 in 2019, while spyware tools accounted for 26,620 of those targeted.
Kaspersky has enhanced the Account Check feature within Kaspersky Security Cloud for Windows. The feature now auto-checks email addresses when they’re entered to log into online accounts. This means users can save time, since they do not need to manually input the email addresses they want to be checked by the service. Users have the option to add individual email addresses to a list that is checked regularly by the feature.
To ensure credentials kept on Windows remain safe, a free edition of Kaspersky Password Manager now comes with Kaspersky Anti-Virus and Kaspersky Internet Security products. Users who purchase Kaspersky Security Cloud and Kaspersky Total Security will be able to install the premium version of Kaspersky Password Manager.
Kaspersky has improved detection to eliminate stalkerware on PCs. The feature sends a notification to a user to warn them that stalkerware has been detected on their device and allows the user to remove the identified software, ignore it or add it to their excluded list of trusted applications.
“Despite the popularity of mobile devices, we see a high demand among consumers to protect personal information they store on computers, so it is crucial to secure it properly,” said Marina Titova, head of Consumer Product Marketing at Kaspersky.
It has also extended privacy protection within our basic products – Kaspersky Anti-Virus and Kaspersky Internet Security – with a free version of Kaspersky Password Manager, allowing everyone to secure up to 15 entries in an encrypted vault.
There are two editions of Kaspersky Security Cloud available for customers: Personal and Family. While the Personal edition provides protection for modern users’ everyday needs, the Family edition adds a Parental Control feature and remote management tools to provide protection for the whole family.