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Kaspersky Review: Will The Big Name Protect You?

Uh oh, you just found out your computer is infected with a nasty virus. Now you are seeking a new anti-virus software to stop it in its tracks, get rid of it and keep you safe in the future, but is Kaspersky the best choice for you? The company scored high marks in our Best AntiVirus Software article, earning the silver medal. This in-depth Kaspersky review will show what makes their anti-virus software stand apart from the competition and help you determine if it is the right anti-virus software for you.

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Impact on Computer Performance
Computer Protection
Ability to Repair Computer with Virus
AV-Test Rating
Gaming Protection
Mobile Protection
4.58 / 5
Summary : Kaspersky products are among the best on the market, with thorough coverage of all devices. But it can slow down your system more than some other top antivirus software.

Main features

While Kaspersky has a number of security software solutions, four of their products stand out according to consumer purchasing habits: Antivirus, Internet Security, Total Security and Internet Security Multi-Devices. All four of these products offer these impressive features:

  • AV-Test Institute certified with perfect score
  • High marks from all other independent lab testing
  • Antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-phishing, and anti-rootkit
  • Automatic Exploit Prevention
  • Anti-screen-locker unblocks your screen if Trojan infected
  • System Watcher & Rollback – detects threats and allows you to undo most malicious actions
  • URL Advisor – color codes the URLs of your web search list to warn of any danger
  • Instant safety checks
  • Smart updates
  • Rescue CD
  • You can view your security status remotely
  • Supports Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista

Kaspersky Antivirus 2015

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 is the most basic anti-virus security product currently being offered by Kaspersky Lab.

Key features

  • Real-Time Protection from new & emerging viruses, spyware and more
  • Always-current cloud-based protection

Pricing

  • $39.95 for a one-year license  (1 PC)
  • $59.95 for a one-year license  (3 PC’s)
  • $89.95 for a two-year license (3 PC’s)
  • $119.95 for a three-year license (3 PC’s)

Kaspersky Internet Security 2015

Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 provides protection from all types of internet threats and technologies and makes sure you are safe when shopping and social networking. It has all the features of the Antivirus 2015 product plus some major additions.

Key features

  • Improved two-way firewall
  • Award-winning parental control
  • Advanced identity theft protection
  • Improved Safe Money delivers security while completing online transactions
  • New webcam protection
  • New Wi-Fi networks notification

Pricing

  • $59.95 for a one-year license  (3 PC’s)
  • $89.95 for a two-year license (3 PC’s)
  • $119.95 for a three-year license (3 PC’s)

Kaspersky Total Security 2015

Kaspersky Total Security 2015 is the ultimate in home PC, Mac and Android protection (up to 3 devices total). It combines all the great security features of Antivirus 2015 and Internet Security 2015 with the secure storage of passwords and photos.

Key features

  • Multiple PC management from one PC, data back-up & encryption
  • Password Manager secures online passwords and accounts
  • Protects against PC and Mac threats and Android mobile malware in real time
  • Secures online shopping
  • Parental control on PC and Mac
  • Anti-theft protection with remote web management
  • Gamer mode

Pricing

  • $69.95 for a one-year license (3 devices)
  • $104.95 for a two-year license (3 devices)
  • $129.95 for a three-year license (3 devices)

Kaspersky Internet Security Multi-Device

If you’re using multiple devices for your Internet needs but don’t need all the bells and whistles of Kaspersky Total Security, you may want to consider Kaspersky’s Internet Security Multi-Device product. You get all the protection afforded by their Internet Security product plus defense for your Mac and Android smartphone or tablet (a total of 5 devices in all).

Key features

  • Protects against PC and Mac threats and Android mobile malware in real time
  • Secures online shopping
  • Parental control on PC and Mac
  • Anti-theft protection with remote web management
  • Free Kaspersky Safe Browser for iPhone, iPad and Windows phone devices includes link filtering and detecting phishing websites that try to steal your confidential information or identity

Pricing

  • $69.95 for one-year license (5 devices)
  • $104.95 for two-year license (5 devices)
  • $129.95 for three-year license (5 devices)

Pros

Cons

Security for Mac

Kaspersky Security for Mac is a new Kaspersky lab product designed specifically for Mac users.

Key features

  • Real-time protection against, malware, phishing and malicious websites
  • Parental Control to keep your children safe and responsible online
  • Safe Money technology protects your online transactions
  • Virtual Keyboard to defeat key loggers, screen-capture malware and identity thieves
  • Compatibility with Mac OS X 10.7 up to the latest OS X versions
  • Easy-to-use, Mac-style interface

Pricing

  • $39.95 for a one-year license  (1 Mac)
  • $59.95 for a one-year license  (3 Macs)

Internet security for Android

Kaspersky Internet Security for Android is a new Kaspersky lab product designed specifically for Android based smartphones and tablets.

Key features

  • Locks, cleans and locates your missing phone – even if the SIM card is replaced
  • Protects against viruses, spyware, Trojans, worms, bots and more
  • Blocks dangerous and phishing websites
  • Filters unwanted calls and SMS texts
  • Hides private contacts, calls, SMS texts and logs
  • Identifies unauthorized users of your smartphone by secretly taking their mug shot

Pricing

  • $14.95 for a one-year license (1 device)
  • $24.95 for two-year license (1 device)
  • $19.95 for one-year license (2 devices)
  • $29.95 for a two-year license (2 devices)

Password manager

Kaspersky Password Manager is a Kaspersky lab product designed to assist in identity protection by locking passwords under one master password. The program generates random, strong passwords that are nearly impossible to crack and synchronizes them across your PCs, Macs, Android smartphones and tablets, iPhones and iPads. FREE for up to 15 account passwords and one identity card (auto-fill in credit card, address, etc.). Premium version is available for an additional cost.

Small office security

Designed for small business offices that want world-class PC and server security, Kaspersky Small Office Security provides small business owners with the opportunity to manage office security from just one PC.

Key features

  • Real-time protection against all Internet threats
  • Secures all your PCs and your server from one PC
  • Android mobile devices protected with anti-malware and anti-theft technologies
  • Protects business data with backup and encryption
  • Secure online banking
  • Blocks hacker attacks with two-way firewall
  • Keeps systems running smoothly and securely
  • Free Technical Support

Pricing

  • $149.95 for one year (5 users + 1 File Server)
  • $289.95 for one year (10 users + 1 File Server)
  • $419.95 for one year (15 users + 2 File Servers)

How can you protect your Wi-Fi connection?

A 2014 survey by Purple Wi-Fi found that 90% of the 3,500 business venues surveyed stated they either run open networks (anyone has access) or make their password readily available to customers. If you use Wi-Fi in hotels, coffee houses or other public areas, watch this video to see how to protect your computer from insecure Wi-Fi connections using Kaspersky.

Reviews from consumers

We’ve done an extensive review of online software tech forums and discussion groups. Below is a sampling of what real users of Kaspersky have to say about their experiences.

Positive

Our cable company gave us a free antivirus or security program. While downloading third party software, our computer got some adware which was difficult to remove. Our old antivirus program didn’t recognize this bit of adware touting free prizes as malicious, but the Kaspersky product recognized it right away and did remove it after we rebooted the computer. — Lou, Amazon, 2/26/2015

I’ve tried them all for years and they ended up more of a hassle to manage, heavy on memory and the advertised outweighed the product. Kaspersky is bullet proof meaning; whatever Trojan, Hicker, spoofer, ghoster or worm I have seen thrown at it is done… This software simply displays after the attempt “dealt with,” please continue your work as if nothing happened. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 is some serious stuff and simply does not play! — cowboy_5000, CNET, 3/31/2014

Negative

Bought this because the description included protection against malware and Trojan horses in addition to viruses. But completely ineffective in protecting against a very well-known and well documented Trojan horse. Slows down browsing as well. I have to purchase another product as a result. — A. Claphart, Amazon, 2/20/2015

Just loaded in Kaspersky 2015. What a mess! Suddenly I have to shut it off to access some game sites because of “Certificate” problems that weren’t there in the 2014 version. I’m getting tons of little notes telling me that some program I’ve been using for years is now moved to the group “Trusted”. Kaspersky also slows down my machine with seemingly random “Quick Scans” that I never started… Kaspersky used to be good, now it’s just annoying and it doesn’t block malware like it used to. — K. MacKellerann, PC Mag, 10/2014

Kaspersky coupon code

At this time we are unaware of any available Kaspersky Coupon Codes.

Choosing the right Kaspersky product for your needs

It’s hard to beat Kaspersky antivirus products. They came in a very close second in our antivirus comparison. With a number of product offerings to satisfy your needs, Kaspersky delivers for almost every type of device you own. If you want protection for PC, Mac and Android in one product, make sure you delve further into the differences between Total Security and Internet Security Multi-Device. The pricing is extremely attractive for both, but there are some subtle differences that could affect your choice.

Do you have any experience with Kaspersky Labs products? If so, we’d love to hear about it!

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