Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 538 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2014
File Size:
230.31MB
Date Added:
August 15, 2013
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $59.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
5,369,950
Downloads Last Week:
10,045
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Kaspersky Anti-Virus is a proactive malware scanner and virus removal tool that protects your PC.

Pros

User interface: Here Kaspersky has maintained its uncluttered look and approachable interface, similar to that found in Kaspersky Internet Security. As with its other products, Kaspersky has stepped back from differentiating its product with an annual naming scheme, and the result is a consistent brand image that remains strong. Your main security status is front and center, with various tools and options tucked away in a drawer.

Security: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 performed a full scan on our test machine in under 15 minutes. According to AV-Comparatives Real-World Protection test, Kaspersky shares the top spot with Avira and Bitdefender with a 99.8 percent block rate. However, Kaspersky also had zero false positive scans, compared to Bitdefender's 7. AV-Test results also concluded that Kaspersky scored a perfect 6.0/6.0 in both the protection and usability tests.

Cons

Performance hit: Although Kaspersky Anti-Virus performed well in security, we did notice very minimal lag with our boot and shutdown times after installing the program. Kaspersky Anti-Virus does have some minor influence on your machine if you're running it on a dated PC, but overall we didn't find the lag too inconvenient.

Bottom Line

Kaspersky may be charging a few bucks more than some other security solutions, but pricing is consistent with high-scoring competitors. Overall, it does its job, and it does it well. We highly recommend downloading the trial to see if Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 significantly improves your system performance. If you don't notice any issues, and you're in the market for an anti-virus program, then we recommend this program.

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  • All Versions:

    3.7

    out of 538 votes

    • 5 star: 267
    • 4 star: 85
    • 3 star: 48
    • 2 star: 32
    • 1 star: 106
  • Current Version:

    2.5

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 5 stars

    "The Best Product In It's Class Today"

    March 31, 2014   |   By cowboy_5000

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 2014

    Pros

    Ease of Use, Fully Automated, Very Light on Memory, Transparent to OS...

    Cons

    "ZERO" Cons

    Summary

    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 display's after the attempt "dealt with", please continue your work as if nothing happened, no biggy.

    Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 is some serious stuff and simply does not play!

    Buy it and forget about it...

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  • 1 stars

    "Run Away From This As Fast As You Can!!!!!"

    March 22, 2014   |   By slytheringirl

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 2014

    Pros

    NONE WHATSOEVER!

    Cons

    IT WILL MESS WITH YOUR MACHINE!!!!!!!!!

    Summary

    I initially had the 2013 trial version preinstalled on my VAIO laptop. I had 0 problems so I paid them to continue using it when my trial was up. I then installed this version after receiving an email from Kaspersky telling me of the latest software update. BIG. HUGE. MISTAKE on my part. Ever since updating to the 2014 version, the autoplay for my flash drives REFUSES to work even though Windows 8 has it enabled. There was a way in the previous version to fix that, but NOT in this version! Also now my DVD/CD-RW Drive no longer registers as a dual drive, but as a DVD-RW drive!! I fear I may have to go to Sony and have them reinstall everything. LESSON LEARNED -- KASPERSKY IS A PC KILLER!!

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  • 1 stars

    "Not happy with it at all!"

    March 14, 2014   |   By cathyjones14

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 2014

    Pros

    I have no pros!

    Cons

    Takes too much to install!

    Summary

    I was on the phone with the geek squad for 2 hours and they could not get it installed. Returning to Best Buy first thing in the morning!

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  • 3 stars

    "Good anti-virus."

    January 05, 2014   |   By weegee2899

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 2014

    Pros

    Web protection and all that good stuff.

    Cons

    Slowed down my computer.
    Harder to navigate on the menu.

    Summary

    Overall good.

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