Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015

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

Version:
2015
File Size:
160.95MB
Date Added:
July 27, 2014
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $59.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
5,433,272
Downloads Last Week:
10,253
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
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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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  • 5 stars

    "simplicity"

    December 06, 2013   |   By the_fork

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 2014

    Pros

    this is the first security that has kept me virus free for 12 consecutive months. let me tell you about installation just for the record:
    windows 8.....no issues, conflicts or plug ins not working
    windows 7 (64).... 2013 suite was fine, but screen resolution needs to be 100%, if it is more then remote keyboard stutters and has shade behind cursor. 2014,, with ie 10 can be problematic, with ie 11 it works fine, but i advise a full uninstall and re install first, and if you are doing this mid term of you contract,the licence may register as there, but missing, so then remove the licence on kaspersky ui, the red small part at top on licence renewal page, re start, and re insert licence, then all should be fine.

    Cons

    2014 has had issues re licence acceptance when installing mid contract. if you have trouble with safe money remote character fields not working there are many fixes, but i found complete re install and removal of licence key can help.

    Summary

    the best for two years running, nothing comes close to it when using on slow machines. if you find it is slower on renewal then do a complete re install and remove the licence number as well and use the 30 day trial, then re insert licence when all is running well and not before. Kaspersky take a while, but have always comeback to me to resolve issues.Security is a necessary evil, Kaspersky keeps those evils to a minimum, if you have issues, contact them before trashing this product, you may be surprised at the outcome

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  • 4 stars

    "Best Protection for the Money"

    November 29, 2013   |   By KSFiddler

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 2014

    Pros

    1. Best Buy Geek Squad recommended it.
    2. Offers protection for 3 machines with one license for one relatively low price.
    3. Automates what I want to be automatic. Doesn't automate what I'd rather do manually.
    4. Have used on 3 computers for 3 years without any viruses.
    5. Causes spittle when I say its name.

    Cons

    1. Startup and shutdown protection causes *painfully* slow startup and shutdown, but I suppose it's being thorough.
    2. Vague instructions for tools and features.
    3. Cannot manually quarantine a file (that I can tell).
    4. Automatic update and scan scheduling isn't as automatic as should be.
    5. Large desktop widget.

    Summary

    I would recommend this product for the thrifty, conscientious consumer who desires effective, affordable protection for the small family or office.

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  • 1 stars

    "Horrible-Licence issues-Update not successful"

    November 21, 2013   |   By budgetapps

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 2014

    Pros

    I had a cheaper version in 2012-Did Great!--Bought 2.0 2 year Kapersky pure total protection--When it worked,it did great!--I spent more time downloading disk-and-update failed-reload disk than i did on line--Fed Up-I am looking elsewhere for product!! I have contacted support for the last time!! NO MORE

    Cons

    NO MORE KAPERSKY_GOODBY AND GOOD RIDDANCE

    Summary

    NO MORE KAPERSKY__GOODBY AND GOOD RIDDANCE

    Updated on Nov 21, 2013

    IT IS EVEN A EFFORT TO GET TECH SUPPORT--ALL I GET IS MORE ADDS!!!!

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  • 3 stars

    "Overall good product"

    October 27, 2013   |   By robert495

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 2014

    Pros

    Easy to use

    Cons

    Some of the options could have used a little more clarity

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Product but still few problems"

    October 05, 2013   |   By asurfergirl777

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 2014

    Pros

    Used KAV for years and works great protecting my computers

    Cons

    Although it works great with Mozilla Foxfire not so well with IE. It does not show save web page green K, virtual keyboard or the red K showing KAV protection while using IE. Like I said everything is working on foxfire? Maybe its just a IE problem? KAV 2014 is enabled on my IE but do not think it is working.

    Summary

    will use foxfire only till IE solution for safe web pages shows up

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  • 4 stars

    "Excellent antivirus"

    September 28, 2013   |   By weegee2899

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 2014

    Pros

    Good protection, can remove viruses, and fox vulnerabilities.

    Cons

    It may have a lot of false positives but still a good antivirus.

    Summary

    I recommend that you buy it in a store and not download it here. It may have cnet's installer.

    Updated on Oct 22, 2013

    I haven't tried 2014 yet but I'm sure its just as good as 2013.

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