Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 542 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2015
  • Total Downloads:
    5,695,401
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 27, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $59.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    1.69MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,552
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Results 1–10 of 499

2 stars

"Compatibility Issues-Do your homework before buying"

February 19, 2015  |  By assign12345678

 |  Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 2015

Pros

Was not able to install it so I will never know how efficiently it does its job.

Cons

I purchased a one year license for Kaspersky anti virus. Well it did not like my paid firewall, Agnitum's Outpost. The software indicated it would not work properly with Outpost.

I have to say this is poor. Outpost is not an unknown product nor is it a flawed one. I see no good reason why the two should not have worked together.

My advice check compatibility lists before buying this anti virus product.

Summary

Seemingly limited compatibility with other security software.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

1 stars

"Left pop-up residue! Don install!"

November 11, 2014  |  By whomiask

 |  Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 2015

Pros

nothing I can think of!

Cons

Left residue after uninstall!

Summary

I was trial the kAV 2015 to see if it's good AV since it has been highly recommend. After install the AV on Win 7 x64 and tried to uninstall it. This method will let me know if this is a good app. Apparently the kAV 2015 is a junk, worthless at all!
After my PC rebooted, the kAV 2015 still pop up and I didn't setup any password as it mentioned in its support. I used its remover tool also won't work. It said no kAV found but it left in my windows. Now I have to restore my windows! Some readers said it'll corrupt the OS and I think it's possible due to you try hard to delete it and likely corrupted windows' files. SPEND YOUR $$ ELSE WHERE!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

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

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

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...

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

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!!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (2)

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!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

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

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

Results 1–10 of 499

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update Your Review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
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/?cid=acq-cnet
    Release Date July 08, 2014
    Date Added July 27, 2014
    Version 2015
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Antivirus Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1.69MB
    File Name kav15.0.2.361en_7435.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 5,695,401
    Downloads Last Week 5,552
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $59.95

    Previous Versions:

    Add to my list Report a problem
     
    read more +

    More Products to Consider

    Close[x]

    Submit a problem report for Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015

    Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

    Problem:

    The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

    The download link does not work

    The software has a newer version

    The product contains malicious software

    Other

    Description:

    Please select a feedback type.

    Please enter a description.

    Submit Problem Report

    Close[x]

    Problem Report submitted

    Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

    OK