Kaspersky, founded in 1997, and supporting 200 countries and territories is probably the dark horse of all antivirus software, it’s not the most well known (ranked third largest consumer security firm in the world) even with their 400 million users. Bear in mind AVG has around 200 million ‘active’ users and is probably the most popular software out there! Similarly to AVG, Kaspersky has a broad range of products from total security to password management software and is arguably the best designed software on the market, with it’s awesome user interface and thorough virusdetection algorithms. In 2014 the company was granted with the “AVTest Best Performance Award” for its minimal impact on system performance in all tests of solutions for home users which shows they care about the running of their customer’s devices, obviously this is great news for those who are concerned about software using too much memory or processing power.
Kaspersky’s detection rates are amongst the highest of all security software, so immediately you’ll think, this is definitely a good piece of kit, however this can become a nuisance as some reports say that the software is “too safe” and therefore has a detrimental affect on your machines’ performance. Nevertheless with a little tinkering around with the settings you can make the software work well, very well infact and you can definitely rely on it catching out those nasty downloads. In terms of the design of the software itself, the user interface is very intuitive and easy to use, so when it comes to tinkering around you shouldn’t have any problems navigating through the backend.
Detects and removes malicous software on your computer like viruses, adware or spyware.
Spyware secretly monitors what you do on your computer. Its aim is usually to capture passwords, banking credentials and credit card details.
Detect which websites are safe and can be trusted. Block malware websites and downloads.
Real-Time protection runs in the background and monitors your system continuously, blocking malware before it gets on your hard-drive.
Browse anonymously and securly online. Encrypt your connection to the Internet to block hackers from intercepting your data.
The features per suite vary greatly but as the name suggests 'Total Security' includes the most and incorporates all of what antivirus and internet security have, plus more! Saying that, all of these features could easily be an overkill for the standard user and the basic antivirus suite is most likely to be adequate for you, but for an extra $15 per year, would it be rude not to make use of those extra features?
24/7 phone support for billing and technical questions.
Customer service includes live chat for a quick respsonse to any issues.
VirusBulletin VB100 Award
Due to Kaspersky designing and selling such a variety of products (even when it comes to security suites alone) it’s hard to know which version of the software you should consider using. The most popular and most widely used security products are Antivirus, Internet and Total Security suite. Prices start from $34.99, $39.99 and $49.99 per year, per license, respectively. 3 user licenses are also available.
No matter what security product you purchase, you will receive the same 24/7 online sales support, technical support via phone, live chat, email and knowledge base and not to mention products come with a 30 day “no questions asked” money back guarantee on all purchases.