K7 Total Security provides a number of powerful tools, allowing you to scan and protect your computer from security threats such as viruses, spyware, and more. With basic scanning tools, advanced cache and hard disk cleaning tools, and more, K7 provides not just basic protection, but a range of additional privacy tools for your desktop.
Strong core security tools: The base of K7 is its suite of security tools for scanning and removing viruses from your computer. These tools are updated frequently, and scans can be run manually or automatically while you work. The tools can also be set to scan downloads, check for problems with new software being installed, or block unauthorized access to the Internet.
Streamlined interface and quick response: The interface is compact and easy to maneuver, and it offers quick access to all of the other tools K7 offers, including disk cleaning tools, anti-spam filters, firewall settings, and more.
Can be heavy in the background: K7 can take up a decent amount of memory with its default setup. While many of the features causing this can be turned off, it's a lot of extra work, and the slowdown and extra steps required to deal with it can be frustrating.
K7 Total Security is comparable to many of the other big-name virus scanning and security tools on the market. It provides frequent, thorough updates, can automatically scan your computer, and offers a number of additional tools for security and privacy settings. While not free, it offers a good amount of features for the price and is a solid security and privacy tool.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of K7 TotalSecurity 126.96.36.199.
From K7 Computing:
Cyber crime has become ever-present. Millions of computer users suffer due to fraudulent online activities. Every time you connect to the internet without the right protection, you too can be attacked by cyber criminals. Be it swindling money from your bank account, misusing your credit card, crashing your computer or even splashing your children's pictures all over internet, they can attack without a warning. Introducing K7 Total Security 2013 - the most comprehensive and affordable protection for home PCs. Recognized by industry insiders all over the world, it provides complete security against cyber criminals and other evolving cyber threats. Install K7 Total Security 2012 today and protect yourself from becoming the next victim. Highlighted features: Comprehensive Device control -- Set read/write/execute access to external devices. Scans USB disks as soon as they are plugged in. Prevents malicious autoruns when any external device is plugged in. Carnivore - Zero day threat blocking -- Detects & Blocks PDF based exploits. Carnivore - Drive-by-download blocking -- Detects and blocks browser exploits. Vulnerability Scanner -- Detects and informs the user about vulnerable applications that can be exploited to infect the computer. Enhanced Scan Engine -- Enhanced detection capability for Flash and PDF based malware. Enhanced Real Time Scanner -- Smart file scanning algorithm to have zero load on your system. K7 Bootable Rescue CD -- Use the product CD as a bootable rescue disc, scan your system and remove the viruses. Web Protection -- Safe Search - Cloud based annotation for every URL in search results and special annotation for VeriSign Certified Sites. Internet Security -- Stealth mode keeps the system invisible while it is connected to internet. Parental Control -- Helps user to block or allow websites. Nano Secure Technology - Nano Secure Technology is the next generation Security Software core.
What's new in this version:
Version 188.8.131.52 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
I have been using this product from last 1 year. It is one the best product I have ever used. My Laptop is working absolutely fine and the main PROS is that it blocks me from visiting unwanted sites and it keeps my laptop 100% smooth. I WOULD RECOMMEND IT ALL
there are no drawbacks
Don't go for Kaspersky,Norton,etc, they are too costly and also keeps your system overloaded. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT TO ALL OF YOU.
Its like the worst for virus detection,find bugs,trojens,malwares but can't delete them,it cant stop online threats,low level security autoruns sality can easily attack pc still its not respond,using memory heavily finaly its complete **** of **** .
Better to avoid this stupid product or throw to dustbin .
Cleaned all viruses left out by other tools. The local update server feature saves my bandwidth. Occupies very low system resource. Telephone support was good.
So far so good, I will update when I come across one.
I often had problem with newfolder and conflicker virus, which our previous tool didnt even detect. These guys release multiple updates per day so my network stays clean. The local update server feature is great, helps me update one system over internet and others through it. Great tool for the price.
I installed this program due to the reviews above. I don't know what to think of those reviewers now. When I tried to uninstall K7, it simply refused to uninstall or allow deletion of files - I eventually had to employ drastic solutions.
No program that behaves in such a way can possibly be legit. I strongly suggest avoidance.
Updated on Feb 11, 2011
Correction required to the above review, but no apology. The malware hijacked K7's files, preventing them from being uninstalled or deleted. Pretty disgraceful for an anti-virus program, but to be fair to K7, it's done it to every major anti-virus/malware/spyware program I've tried....
When I click on the stars to upgrade rating to 2/5, I get taken to a rating page for SecureCRT. This is some weird crap, CNET.
Really, it is a miracle and so good! I never hoped it would be perfect.. I had tried Norton 2010, both Anti virus and Internet security, Kaspersky, avira, avg and all that.. Finally this is the best and the perfect I get!
The method of updates are best.It can be interrupted any time and continue with the ended! The costumer support is amazing. Less in cost.
The Firewall protection is worst and can be easily turned off. The parental control's can be fooled.Bad interface. Resource hungry! Reaches up to 120 MB consumption at scans and the slow down can be identified.
The product can be used for basic protection for every thing it covers. Not better than Avast!
Effective, easy to use and light on the pocket! I've finally found a security product i'm satisfied with and will stick with it.
None whatsoever. I've never been so satisfied with my computers security.
Great all-round security that covers all the bases. Security suites can often be a pain to configure to your liking but K7 was actually quite fun and easy. It has an intuitive and easy to navigate interface and a fantastic Help section which is actually very helpful, well written, easy to understand and only one click to get the help you need when you need it. Cheaper than most of the big names (Norton, Kaspersky etc) and highly configurable. Good for novices and advanced users alike. Novices can just set and forget with the default recommended (typical) settings.