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Keep ‘Em Safe: Online Protection for the Whole Family


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kaspersky Lab. All opinions are 100% mine.

I can’t lie to you. I spend a lot of time online. Between surfing, shopping, banking, social media, streaming, email, and blogging, that’s a lot of time. I love the convenience of being able to do so much online, but I don’t love all the malware and viruses out there. I don’t love the potential for fraud or data leaks. Even though I’m reasonably savvy about online safety, I don’t feel like I know enough to protect my family and me without some help.

In this day and age, it’s not enough to just have a firewall and anti-virus protection on your computer anymore. I have a checklist in my head of all the things I want and need in security software:

  • I want a program that integrates into all my apps and covers me across all my devices.
  • I need protection that’s easy to install and stays up-to-date as new threats are discovered and identified.
  • I want something unobtrusive – no annoying pop-ups or reminders.
  • And I want all of this to be done in the background as much as possible.

Basically, I don’t want to have to think about it!

When it comes to comprehensive online safety and peace of mind, Kaspersky Lab is the world’s most awarded protection and a name I trust to protect my family online. I’ve been using Kaspersky Total Security for a little while now, and I really appreciate how I can manage everything all in one simple to use dashboard.

All the tasks are right there at the touch of a finger. Run a full scan, quick scan, or manually select files and folders to check for viruses or malware. Protect your credit card details in a secure browser when you shop online. Install Kaspersky Password Manager (included in Total Security subscription), and you’ll only need to remember one master password from now on. Protect your privacy by blocking webcam spyware, and keep advertisers or anyone else from tracking your surfing habits. Back up all your sensitive files and important photos.

Comprehensive Parental Controls

Now that I have kids in the picture, safety is even more important to me. That’s why I have life insurance, check my smoke detectors, and why I got the car with all the safety bells and whistles. Keeping my family safe is not just for real life of course. As my kids get older and start venturing online, I need to protect them from online dangers as well.

My eight-year-old is just starting to use online resources for her home and school projects. In combination with close parental supervision, Kaspersky’s flexible parental controls help us keep our kids safe online. I can set a daily time limit and restrict the times of the day the kids can be online, with separate controls for weekdays and weekends. I can even schedule regular break times!

Other controls allow parents to enable Safe Search, block access to websites under 14 different categories, block access to games by category or ESRB rating, and block file downloading. Set up blocks so your child can’t send personal data to third parties like their name, address, or phone number. You also have access to a comprehensive report to see what the kids have been up to online so you know what concerns you need to address.

Total Security, Total Protection

Kaspersky Total Security protects my laptop, mobile, and tablet from viruses, malware, spyware, and ransomware. The software also protects and syncs my passwords across all my devices, sets controls on my kids’ Internet use, protects my family and me from phishing scams, stops webcam spying, filters spam from my email, secures my online banking and shopping sites…basically everything I and my family need to stay safe online!

More Security Options

Kapersky has several different products designed to meet different users’ needs. Among them Kaspersky Security Cloud offers all the features from Kaspersky Total Protection, with the addition of personalized Adaptive Security functionality at home, away, and on the go. Get personalized real-time security alerts and parental controls, protect your credit card data, detect data leaks, even get instant notification of any devices joining your home Wi-Fi (no more neighbours piggybacking on your bandwidth!). The family edition lets you install and manage Kapersky Security Cloud on up to 20 PCs, cell phones, and tablets.

Small business owners should take a look at Kaspersky Small Office Security. Designed specifically for small businesses, Kaspersky brings the world’s most tested, most awarded security to your business’ Mac and Windows computers and laptops, file servers, and mobile devices, all the while protecting you from online attacks, financial fraud, ransomware, and data loss.

Kaspersky works hard to keep you and your family safe! Visit Kaspersky Lab to learn more and to find out which security product is best for you.

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