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Kaspersky Bows 2010 Security SW

Kaspersky Labs debuted the 2010 version of its Internet security software suite last week.

The latest version features protection from malware attacks coming in through social-networking sites, said Peter Beardmore, Kaspersky’s senior product marketing manager.

“Ground zero [for attacks] are social-networking sites because attacks there are 10 times more successful than the older methods,” he said, adding more attacks are coming through legitimate Web sites and through third-party software.

Kaspersky’s Internet Security Suite 2009 and Anti-Virus 2009 are available immediately at Kaspersky’s online store for $79.95 and $59.95, respectively.

The software’s primary defense against malicious attacks is its “safe run mode.” This opens an application, such as Internet Explorer or Adobe Reader, in what Beardmore described as a walled garden. This keeps everything associated with the application segregated from the system and the PC safe.