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  • 5.0 stars

    "It was and it is the best antivirus, of course!"

    July 31, 2013  |   By JhonOrion

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 2013

    Pros

    I see that competitors of Kaspersky do all sorts of bad reviews. That says a lot about the competition and how pathetic are :)

    Cons

    I'm using this antivirus since I was a teenager

    Summary

    I see that competitors of Kaspersky do all sorts of bad reviews. That says a lot about the competition and how pathetic are :)

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  • 1.0 stars

    "This maybe pure spyware / ransom ware..."

    July 12, 2013  |   By Joshua_Friend

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 2013

    Pros

    A product like this would never sell unless they push the user into installing it form scared blackmailed users..

    Kaspersky maybe creates 90% of all undetectable viruses, creating a market for his virus killer.

    Cons

    Fake paid reviews and fancy boxes and people scared into buying after installing with a bunch of later installed nastiest if no pay is forthcoming.

    Sounds like KGB agent Kaspersky knows how to get his information and make money at the same time.

    Read this before installing :

    http://www.kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2012/08/19/16577.shtml

    Summary

    Not going to risk installing and loosing all my trade secrets and have having viruses download to my computer and installed, in which only Kaspersky virus killer can remove if payment is not made each year..

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Wish there was a ZERO"

    June 26, 2013  |   By bigc-1

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 2013

    Pros

    None you will learn to clear you computer yourself. Loaded Microsoft FREE Security Essentials and it is working great for free!!!!

    Cons

    Everything about this program and the offshore assistance!! You are buying malware and for an additional $149 they will make your problems go away!!

    Summary

    I'm reporting them to the BBB but it won't mean anything. The response from the computer builder must also be an offshore Kaspersky employee!!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DANGER!! KASPERSKY IS A VIRUS, NOT SECURITY SOFTWARE!!"

    May 24, 2013  |   By TwistedTwerp

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 2013

    Pros

    None, it is truly pathetic

    Cons

    Unless you are an experienced software engineer you will NOT be able to remove Kaspersky from your computer. If you use Windows to Uninstall, Kaspersky lays eggs that upon rebooting hatch and reinstall the software all by itself. That folks IS the definition of MalWare/Viruses.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Consistent High Detection Rate and Always Reliable"

    May 19, 2013  |   By internetworld7

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 2013

    Pros

    Just check out the testing results at top rated antivirus labs such as AV-Test.org and AV-Comparatives.org and it says it all. Kaspersky often leads the way with the best detection rate.

    I've kept a close eye on the performance of the leading antivirus programs through the years and Kaspersky has been very consistent and reliable.

    If free antivirus was just as good these guys would be out of business but the company is the fastest growing antivirus company in the world for a reason!

    I had avast! on an older PC and it was compromised with some really destructive malware and viruses. I got rid of it and the old PC! Now Kaspersky is on the new PC and two others that are in the house. In my humble opinion Kaspersky is the best.

    Cons

    So far none!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Crashed windows 8"

    May 13, 2013  |   By James_Raynor

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 2013

    Pros

    Used to work in older versions.

    Cons

    Crashed the computer, therefore having to use windows recovery.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Do not waist Money on this Terrible Kaspersky Product !"

    April 25, 2013  |   By bluewaters2

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 2013

    Pros

    We were very happy with the previous version and used it for a year.
    Sorry to say "Do not buy this Kaspersky Product" Bluewaters2u

    Cons

    Had to take out the old version & it wiped out another Kaspersky product.also had conflict with 2 other programs that had me uninstall them to get Kaspersky to work to which it never did.caused the Blue screen several times..The worst here is we had this on all our computers at work and at home with the extra paid lic for them.The Kaspersky technical steps I followed, NONE of them worked. And being very Tech minded this was very disappointing. I did not post this on an angry whim,I have spent an inordinate amount of time with this problem. My final solution is to uninstall Kaspersky & install Avast. Do Not Buy Kaspersky. Version 2.0 and 3.0..The worse Security Program out there today by far.We paid $59.00 USD for this product with no refund in site from amazon.seeing I had to rate this product with something, I gave it a half of a star..Should be minus 5 stars at least. Nothing good to say about the new version and the service they have to fix it only makes things worse on your system.

    Summary

    We took out your product on all our computers at Home and in the Office.Was very happy with what I bought last year in early Jan...But this new product is terrible..reloaded and used the tools you sent to try an fix them all but with no success..We will never use your products again and have spent countless hours fixing all the computer that your product screwed up.we have a Law firm,Online Website building Business and family that stays online for many hours a day..we rely on a great protection for our computers and Internet surfing research and enjoyment...your product certainly gave us a very hard time here and we totally took out your product..the sad thing is we have shared your Kaspersky products with many friends to buy and we now have pulled our positive review of those products..Its such a shame to have a seemingly great company go into the crapper like Norton did a few years back,as now your company joins their ranks...I started a review Blog on my 150k plus members site and will be starting one on my Biz site and Facebook as I have already started..Sorry to say you guys will not get a very good review..I am also posting a review on the Cnet.com concerning your products under Kaspersky product lines...this is just how angry we are with our past experience with you product and service..not a happy camper here to say the least...Bluewaters2u

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Abysmal - buggy interface,CPU hog even when on battery"

    April 22, 2013  |   By hkhamish

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 2013

    Pros

    I was happy with the previous version and used it for a year.
    Nothing good to say about the new version

    Cons

    Terrible experience:
    The new software didn't allow me to enter my new key - still no word back from the two tech support tickets open for over a week.
    Continuously screen popped messages to tell me that it had updated it's self even when all notifications turned off
    Final straw was being a CPU hog. ran at 100% for days on end even when on battery killing by batt life to 30 minutes as well as cooking my Mac.

    Even though I paid for it - it's now uninstalled

    Summary

    don't waste your money or your time or your CPU on this product - hope they get it right next year but will be hard for me to return to Kaspersky

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Kaspersky 2.0 and 3.0worked for 120 days"

    March 24, 2013  |   By jibbertyjibberty

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 2013

    Pros

    It worked good for 120 days of the 365 days.

    Cons

    I would not buy this program. There is NO tech support, the support they have is canned. There program is expensive and refunds are not an option. When it comes to file transfers with Kaspersky 100% of the time is does NOT work.

    Summary

    I first noticed a problem when I was updating RealPlayer. ~defence0 file reference, the program never recovered after that. I could go into a large number of license problems and solutions I tried, there is not enough character space for that. The Kaspersky technical steps I followed, NONE of them worked. I did not post this on an angry whim, I have spent an inordinate amount of time with this problem. My final solution is to uninstall Kaspersky and install Avast. Do Not Buy Kaspersky. Version 2.0 and 3.0

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Creates problems with access to websites"

    March 24, 2013  |   By Redbeard52

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 2013

    Pros

    Reasonable price and selection of utilities in Kaspersky Pure 2.0/ 3.0 - if it only worked correctly!

    Cons

    Software prevented me from accessing pdf's of bank and credit card statements, insurance policies, etc, from secure financial company websites. Kaspersky support was slow and did not solve the problem after several weeks. I finally had to remove the software from my PC to access my financial incormation online. I then had problems getting the software off my computer and needed additional support to "clean" my computer.

    Summary

    I will trash this software and buy alternate antivirus software. Amazon.com will not refund the purchase price since the software was "open", so I've given a rating consistent with the value I have received.

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