Kaspersky Review

Matt By: Matt | Last updated June 2, 2017

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9.8 / 10

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PROS:

  • Easy to use
  • Won’t slow down your computer
  • Great features
  • The full package offers protection across all your devices

CONS:

  • It comes with a higher price tag compared to the average price in its category
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SUMMARY:

Having a perfect protection score on all Windows operating systems puts Kaspersky at the very top of the antivirus software category. It protects well against malware as well as phishing threats. If your computer has already contracted an infection, it hunts the malware down, disposes of it and recovers your system to its previous form. Most incredibly, it does all these without wasting valuable resources that affect your computer's speed. It has a gaming-mode that blocks all interferences while you’re playing games or watching videos. It scans all data coming your way whether it is through email, IM or USB. Reasonably priced and including three top of the line products, Kaspersky offers great value for the price.

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COMPLETE REVIEW

Kaspersky has recently released a 2017 version of its antivirus software fully compatible with Windows 10. The AV-Test performed their tests on a 2016 version, however it scored so well in so many categories we just had to enlist it at the very top of The Best Antivirus Software category.

Features

Even though it comes as a basic-level security product, Kaspersky Anti-Virus has more features to offer than most of the competition in its product category. Besides its impeccable virus protection, Kaspersky also offers anti-phishing as a part of its elementary package. This is a great feature because it allows you to scan your emails and instant messages to make sure there is nothing malicious in them that can harm your computer.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus also has one of the fastest installation processes on the market. This probably comes from the fact that it’s not overburdened with its full definition database but uses an online cloud instead. It’s also very easy to use since everything can be done in just a few clicks thanks to its simple and user friendly dashboard.

Another great feature Kaspersky Anti-Virus offers is a USB scan. This is a feature you won’t really notice, (but will come in handy) since you don’t have to manually start it but it automatically scans any USB inserted into your computer. If you’re a gamer, you’ll appreciate the “gaming mode” that prevents software from interrupting you while playing games or videos.

If a malware does pass multiple layers of protection and infects your computer, Kaspersky will automatically isolate it and destroy it. After this, your system will be recovered from any damage it possibly received. For the “worst case scenario” where you have to use some assistance in order to reset, Kaspersky includes a rescue CD.

Pricing

Price: $39.99

Performance

To make sure all products work on Windows operating systems, we have individually tested Kaspersky on Windows 8, 7 and the two older versions: Windows Vista and XP.

AV-Test conducted independent tests on Windows 8 in mid-2016 and have recently published their results. Installed on Windows 8, Kaspersky Anti-Virus proved to be one of the best antivirus programs for this operating system. It scored perfectly in the three most important categories of protection, performance and usability. One of the most important features about antivirus software is that they don’t influence your computers speed. Kaspersky does all its work without you even noticing. It is fast and efficient and, as the tests have shown, it’s very precise at determining which files are safe and which are not. If you’re worried about making secure online transactions, rest easy because Kaspersky offers real-time protection and insures all your transactions are perfectly safe. If your computer encounters a previously unknown threat it automatically sends information to Kaspersky Lab which then uploads information about it to a cloud for later use.

When it comes to Windows 7, Kaspersky Anti-Virus scored a home run with a perfect score in protection, performance and usability on an AV-Test conducted in early 2016. When it comes to finding and securing your computer from any threats that might have fallen through the cracks of Microsoft Security Essentials (which comes as the default software on Windows 7) Kaspersky Anti-Virus absolutely prevailed.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus performs equally impeccable on Windows 7 as it does on Windows 8 operating systems. It’s user friendly and easy to use, it offers perfect protection against malware as well as a quick mode of wiping your PC clean of any threat.  The reason behind its hasty differentiation of threats is that whenever it encounters a new threat it uploads information about it to a cloud which Kaspersky Anti-Virus later uses to make it’s deliverance on whether a file is a malicious or not. This is also the most effective way of making sure your antivirus software is up to date, since the online cloud is constantly updated with new threat info.

When it comes to older versions of Windows XP and Vista, even though AV-Test hasn't tested antivirus software on these versions of Windows in many years, Kaspersky holds a high standard in providing reliable protection against internet threats. Like in many tests before, Kaspersky Anti-Virus has shown that it’s at the top of its category when it comes to real time protection and detection of malicious files. With its easy-to-use interface and years of excellence in providing the best computer protection software, Kaspersky is the best decision for your internet safety on any operating system.

Help/Support

Nobody likes to think about the worst, but if something does happen and you require any kind of assistance with your new Kaspersky software, a help line offering e-mail, telephone and live chat is available to you at any time of day or night. Kaspersky holds a high standard in customer service so all your inquiries will be handled swiftly and with a lot of care. If you wish to handle the problem yourself but you’re still looking for some guidance, Kaspersky offers a wide range of how to videos and forums with plenty of useful information.

Phone number: The phone number depends on the country you’re in, but you can file a form and ask for the number for your specific location through this link: support.kaspersky.com

Support Forum: forum.kaspersky.com

Website: www.kaspersky.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Kaspersky

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