Kaspersky Internet Security

Kaspersky Internet Security

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August 01, 2007
Free to try (30-day trial); $79.95 to buy
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Editors' review

Protecting your computer from viruses is not something to take lightly, so we're glad to say Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal Pro does a reasonable job of keeping your PC safe. We like this application's unique features that protect Microsoft Office applications, as well as the new utilities for safeguarding archived files.

The interface divides the app's functionality into three main areas: Protection, Settings, and Support. The Protection tab offers the meat of the features, with tools for scanning drives, downloading the latest virus definitions, quarantining offenders, archiving, and generating reports. The Settings tab supplies a number of options for configuring the level of protection, scheduling events, tailoring the interface, or adjusting the program's behavior to your liking. The Support tab also gives you some nice features, including a virus encyclopedia and an option for sending the app's developers a questionable file for analysis.

Recently, Kaspersky has been slightly outperformed in catching threats and we find the price to be a bit steep. All told, though, Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal Pro's combination of tools and features make it an excellent choice for personal use.

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  • 1 stars

    "Too slow and several issues with the system."

    August 17, 2014   |   By hamid-rahmani

    Version: Kaspersky Internet Security 2015


    All in one package


    So Slow
    Almost stops other application and the system when t's start to rootkit scan or other process. It interrupt your even any simple tasks like typing these texts.


    V 2014 was good. Upgrade to 2015 is a headache.

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  • 1 stars

    "The Worst!!!"

    August 08, 2014   |   By dogesuchwow

    Version: Kaspersky Internet Security 2015


    Only Interface...


    Almost crash my Windows.
    Very Slow Startup.
    Crashes Very Frequency.
    Failed Updates.
    Very hard to uninstall.
    High CPU and RAM usage.


    Horrible!. Run away from this program

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  • 2 stars

    "Promises with degrading performance"

    July 21, 2014   |   By TOMW17

    Version: Kaspersky Internet Security 2015


    Still good antivirus, inviting GUI, many useful features, relatively easy to use.


    Serious impact to the system and performance, slow, unreliable, unsolved compatibility issues, almost all safety features are buggy, very poor support (can be different by countries) , corporate arrogance. KIS includes many services and features that Kaspersky has been unable to develop and make fully usable and reliable for long years now.


    The new GUI as well as many safety features are dependent and subordinate to Kaspersky marketing project to boost sales. They are very inviting but KIS is getting heavier, slower, buggier, more incompatible, and less reliable from KIS 2012.

    Recently antivirus solutions give very limited protection and a reliable IS software need many more security features. The KIS series have them but just don't work.

    The "TOOL" section offers many features, but they are all buggy, they retrieve false results and fixing them might corrupt the system. E.g. after running " Microsoft Windows Troubleshooting" and fixing some recommended security issues the following "Vulnerability Scan" still lists the same issues as security risk, clicking "FIX", it does nothing.
    Virus scan sometimes detects malwares sometimes not. I run 6 full-scans consecutively and it detected the same malware only twice from 6 scans.
    I could use all the 15 000 characters to enumerate all the dangerous bugs.
    Kaspersky knows about all the bugs for a long time and either they just do not care or have no idea or they don't have the required technical background or potential to fix them. My guessing is -- both.
    Prime danger that KIS incompatibility problems and bugs are hidden, hard to notice and detect for average users, and when the system is corrupted or just not protected properly, users will lose association with the triggering issue thus KIS and will not know what went wrong.
    I tested many other IS software, all had some minor issues, but not that much and not that unpleasant or dangerous that KIS has.

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