Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 540 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2015
  • Total Downloads:
    5,510,569
  • Date Added:
    July 27, 2014
  • File Size:
    160.95MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9,534
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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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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  • 1 stars

    "SLOW ANTIVIRUS"

    September 23, 2014   |   By chantalbristow

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 2015

    Pros

    not much to say apart from doing its job but so slowly

    Cons

    No help to be had from Technical Support whether via twitter or their website.

    Summary

    Good as long as you have no problem (virus) - Not user friendly

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  • 1 stars

    "Slows us down as much as a virus combined with spyware."

    August 23, 2014   |   By NexusSecurity

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 2015

    Pros

    Beats having a virus despite costing just as much speed if it really protects the computer and keeps data confidential.

    Cons

    This application slows us down so much, its hard to tell if the program is providing any protection without scanning with another

    Summary

    Cost in speed is too high and makes it hard to confirm the program is working correctly.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 2015
  • Better Performance with improved Windows 8 performance optimization.
  • Improved! GUI speed.
  • Improved! Low resource consumption.
  • New! Refreshed GUI.
  • Improved! Easier installation and activation.
  • General
    Publisher Kaspersky Lab
    Publisher web site http://www.kaspersky.com/
    Release Date July 08, 2014
    Date Added July 27, 2014
    Version 2015
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Antivirus Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 160.95MB
    File Name kav15.0.0.463EN_6172.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 5,510,569
    Downloads Last Week 9,534
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $59.95

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