Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 is a comprehensive data protection tool. The application ensures not only anti-virus protection but also protection against spam and network attacks. The application's components also enable users to protect their computers from unknown threats and phishing, and to restrict users' access to the Internet. The multifaceted protection covers all channels for data transfer and exchange.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 comprises the Application Control component which ensures a comprehensible protection against any types of threats, in cooperation with Proactive Defense and Firewall. The component has implemented the procedure of running third-party applications in a secure virtual environment called Safe Run.
New component IM Anti-Virus is added to Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 which ensures safe operation of various applications for instant messaging. The product also includes the URL scanning module which checks if links located on the web page belong to the list of suspicious and phishing web addresses. This module is built in Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers as a plug-in.