Kaspersky Antivirus Review

Kaspersky’s antivirus program has good malware detection rates, and its extra security features (parental controls files shredding, backups and password management as well as an VPN, a secure browser and more) are a great addition to the other leading products in our testing. However, the program’s UI has an apprehension curve and it can be difficult to navigate through, especially when you first install it. Fortunately, the interface is user-friendly after a quick initial setup process. There are numerous customization options that allow you to personalize Kaspersky to your personal preferences. Furthermore the Timeline and Notification Center located at the bottom of “Home” allows you to manage important functions without having to leave the main screen.

The company’s reputation was tarnished when it was accused of working with the Russian government in 2017, and a few governments banned its software. The company has worked to improve its image even though the accusations were not proved. It has launched its Global Transparency Initiative so that users could be educated about its code including threat detection rules, as well as data collection methods.

All Kaspersky subscriptions come with real-time protection on Windows, Mac and Android devices. Some plans include a dedicated iOS antivirus app that allows automated scanning as well as scans on demand for settings, apps, and photos. Some of the premium plans, such as Total Security and Internet Security also include additional features such as an app locker to store and display your personal apps as well as parental controls.