Kaspersky Total Security 2017 is a powerful suite of malware-hunting, anti-hacker, web safety tools.
There's antivirus. Browsing protection. A firewall. Exploit protection. A vulnerability scanner, parental controls, webcam and audio protection, online transaction protection, and more.
These features have real value, too. Independent testing labs such as AV-Comparatives typically rate Kaspersky as offering some of the best protection around.
New this time is the Software Updater, which checks for updates to common applications (Adobe Reader, Flash, Java, Chrome, Firefox, more), and can optionally install them without you having to see or do anything at all.
A "Secure Connection" feature is essentially a privacy-oriented VPN (virtual private network), automatically kicking in to protect you when using wifi hotspots, web banking sites and more.
An Installation Assistance tool looks out for adware and other pests that get silently installed with some "free" software, and the Software Cleaner helps you decide what to remove.
An extended Anti-Banner system now uses a "powerful subscription catalog held by a third-party", making it significantly better at blocking popups, web ads and more.
Kaspersky has "enriched the design and usability of the main screens for all the new line products", apparently.
The product is now fully compatible with Windows 10, but Kaspersky hasn't forgotten about older systems-- it still works with Windows XP.
Please note, Kaspersky Total Security 2017 is initially available only in the US and Canada.
Kaspersky Total Security 2017 is easy to use, with some welcome additions, and as usual provides rock solid protection.