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Editors' Rating:
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
out of 548 votes out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    17
  • Total Downloads:
    6,296,153
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 01, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $59.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    2.48MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,937
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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  • Current Version

    2.5

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  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 548 votes

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    • 4 star 86
    • 3 star 49
    • 2 star 34
    • 1 star 113
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 17
  • Better Performance
  • Improved: GUI speed.
  • Windows 10 Compatibility.
  • 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 28, 2015
    Date Added August 01, 2016
    Version 17
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Antivirus Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 2.48MB
    File Name kav17.0.0.611en_10738.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 6,296,153
    Downloads Last Week 5,937
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $59.95

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