Kaspersky Review

By: Craig Chamberlin

 

Spotlight on Kaspersky:

Since 1997, Kaspersky has been creating antivirus and computer security products. Since 2006, Kaspersky's made a name for itself in as one of the top creators of reliable virus detection products.  Kaspersky antivirus packages such as Kaspersky Antivirus, Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Total Security are often used to replace antivirus software included with pre-built computer systems from companies such as Dell, Acer and Lenovo.  

Kaspersky Corporation is headquartered in Massachusetts, USA. They currently employ over 2,850 qualified specialists and tout over 300 million users along with over 250 thousand corporate clients worldwide. 

  • Pros: Fast and easy to use, install and manage. Number one in detection rates and protection. Uses less system resources than most antivirus packages. Full package can be used for Android tablets and phones.
  • Cons: Above average price compared to its counterparts. 

 

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  • Features: Full featured protection 
  • Ease of Use: Easiest For Users 
  • Reliability: Above Average 
  • Value: Above Average  
  • Money Back Guarantee: 14-Day 

Package Features and Highlights:

  • Kaspersky AntiVirus - Includes full antivirus protection for a single computer.
  • Kaspersky Internet Security - Includes full antivirus protection, firewall protection, identity and financial protection, parental controls, e-mail and spam blocking for up to 3 computers. 
  • Kaspersky Total Security - Includes full PC, phone and tablet antivirus protection, firewall protection, identity and financial protection, parental controls, e-mail and spam blocking, password manager, PC optimization tools and online backups for up to 3 computers or android devices. 

Ease of Use:

Kaspersky Antivirus software is definitely one of the easiest antivirus software packages to use. The dashboard lets users determine the security and vulnerability of their machine at a glance. With just a few clicks, users can perform quick scans or full scans of their system.  

Kaspersky Antivirus is also probably one of the quickest installations of all the available antivirus software packages available. This is likely because it doesn't come pre-bundled with the full definition database. The smaller size also ensures Kaspersky antivirus is one of the most efficient antivirus products in the market.

The dashboard also allows users to easily configure safe money, online account management, password manager, data encryption, backup and restore and parental controls. The dashboard is laid out in a very intuitive way that walks users through configuring what settings best fits their needs. 

Dashboard of the Kaspersky Total Security Software package.

Kaspersky Reliability:

When compared, most antivirus packages need to hold their own in two primary areas of antivirus protection: virus detection through traditional virus scanning and real time protection as files are saved to the system. 

According to a prominent 3rd party virus testing company, the Kaspersky antivirus package included in Kaspersky Antivirus, Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Total Security were in first place for traditional virus file detection and real time scanning protection.  

It's also important to note that Kaspersky uses less than average resources than other antivirus products.  This means users will experience less system slowdown due to installed protection utilities. 

Kaspersky Customer Support:

Kaspersky provides customers with extensive support options including their Kaspersky AntiVirus support website. The website includes knowledgebase articles and videos dedicated to frequently asked questions. Depending on their comfort level, Kaspersky users can use their online chat system, make a phone call or even purchase various support packages. 

Dashboard of the Kaspersky Total Security Software package while running a system scan.

Value for Money:

Between all three products, Kaspersky offers top of the line packages at a reasonable price. It's hard to come up with negatives in terms of product offerings from Kaspersky. While Kaspersky antivirus software may be priced at the higher end, it delivers the best protection available in the market for PCs and Android devices.

Bottom Line:

Complete protection. Depending on the package, Kaspersky includes full PC, phone and tablet antivirus protection, firewall protection, identity and financial protection, parental controls, e-mail and spam blocking, password manager, PC optimization tools and online backups for up to 3 computers or android devices. 

When it comes to virus protection, Kaspersky Antivirus, Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Total Security deliver a reasonably priced package with number one detection rates and protection. For those hoping to get the most bang for their buck, Kaspersky offer the best protection available in the market today.

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Last Updated: June 3, 2015

 

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