Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2016 User Reviews

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  • 1.0 stars

    "very bad product"

    August 1, 2015  |   By tincan_96

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2016 2015

    Pros

    none that I could see

    Cons

    allowed a virus thru
    allowed over 200 PUPs (Possible Unwanted Programs)
    customer support is extremely incompetent

    Summary

    I installed Kaspersky Internet Security 2016. I run MalwareBytes the following day and it detected over 200 PUPs that were created that morning. I called the number I found on the Kaspersky website and their technician said he found errors on my system and could clean it for $250 and give me a one year guarantee. I told them I could clean my own system. I uninstalled Kaspersky Internet Security 2016 and tried to install Kaspersky Antivirus 2015 but it would not install due to a virus. I called Kaspersky customer support again and they gave me instructions for a program to clean my system and the program locked up my computer. I got rid of the virus and then was able to install Kaspersky Internet Security 2016 again. It installed without problems this time and I immediately uninstalled it because I knew my system was clean and went back to my other anti virus.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "It is not effective"

    June 1, 2015  |   By sreekanthsur

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2016 2015

    Pros

    Easy to install. The console is not bad.

    Cons

    It used to fail to start when I reboot. I reinstalled it. Still no improvement.Currently its sometimes the application will launch and sometimes it do not.
    Scanning is slow. Many times it stops scanning. Again I have restart scanning.
    "Safe Money" do not launch properly. Sometimes it do not launch at all. I could not effectively use it for shopping.

    Summary

    It do not give me feeling that my data is secured.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Compatibility Issues-Do your homework before buying"

    February 19, 2015  |   By assign12345678

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2016 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.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Left pop-up residue! Don install!"

    November 11, 2014  |   By whomiask

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2016 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!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "SLOW ANTIVIRUS"

    September 23, 2014  |   By chantalbristow

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2016 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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  • 1.0 stars

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

    August 23, 2014  |   By NexusSecurity

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2016 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "The Best Product In It's Class Today"

    March 31, 2014  |   By cowboy_5000

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2016 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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  • 1.0 stars

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

    March 22, 2014  |   By slytheringirl

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2016 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not happy with it at all!"

    March 14, 2014  |   By cathyjones14

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2016 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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  • 3.0 stars

    "Good anti-virus."

    January 5, 2014  |   By weegee2899

    Version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2016 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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