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Kaspersky Total Security

$99.95

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2016
  • Total Downloads:
    94,865
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 17, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $99.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    1.65MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,669
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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Editors' Review

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The 2016 version of Kaspersky's most comprehensive antimalware suite adds protection for your browser settings and helps protect against the installation of unwanted software.

Pros

One of the best detection engines around: Kaspersky's virus and malware scanner is fast and extremely accurate, and it doesn't bog your system down.

Browser protection: Kaspersky can help protect your browser from unwanted changes, such as malware attempting to change your start page or cookie settings.

Blocking unwanted software: Some programs may bundle other unwanted apps during installation that can do questionable things in Windows, and now Kaspersky can help filter the bad stuff out.

Lots of explanation available: The app doesn't rely on buzzwords to convince you that it's performing important functions. Total Security's functions are explained in the client and sometimes on a supplementary support page on Kaspersky's website.

Control scan settings: If you like to control how and when your security app scans your computer, you'll find a high degree of customization available in the scanner settings. Or you can just let Total Security do its thing.

Cons

Vulnerability scanner needs more info: In a few cases in our tests, clicking the Details button in the vulnerability scanner's results just pointed us to the front page of kaspersky.com or securelist.com (a company-run security news website), rather than leading us to an explanation of the specific issue.

Digital Asset Protection is usually done better elsewhere: The tools specific to the Total Security version of Kaspersky are nice to have, but there are third-party tools that frequently do the job better, and they don't become inaccessible if you let your Kaspersky subscription lapse. For example, LastPass and Dashlane have more functionality than Total Security's password manager. Total Security's online data backup integration is limited to Dropbox, whereas we would recommend something more secure, like SOS Online Backup. And CCleaner is a more informative junk-file deleter.

Bottom Line

Kaspersky Total Security is one of the most robust, informative, and configurable antimalware suites on the market. However, most users should be fine with the less expensive Internet Security version, opting to use dedicated third-party products for things like password security and online data backup.

 
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1 stars

"Sometimes free is better than paid"

December 17, 2015  |  By katnissleung

2015-12-17 00:24:17  |  By katnissleung

 |  Version: Kaspersky Total Security 2016

Pros

I honestly cannot find any pros about this program.

Cons

I paid for it.
The program continually gives false positives.
Exclusions aren't adhered to.
It erroneously locks out the Internet connection requiring a reboot/disabling security/throwing the computer out the dang window. None are effective.

Summary

Let me start this off by saying that I was forced into getting an iPhone and hated every single day I had it, but yet managed to get by for the entire term of my contract (24 months) even though 80% of my job required me to use the blasted thing on a daily basis. Now, imagine purchasing an internet security suite for a one year term and not making it through even a quarter of that period before deciding to throw in the towel. Yeah, it's that bad.

I'm no dummy when it comes to internet technology, maybe a bit slow, but definitely not stupid. So when it comes to things like false positives, I'm going to do my research and learn how to tweak the program to prevent this from continuing to occur. Same thing for when I've selected to exclude a file/program I know to be safe so that I am not getting the pop-up windows that remain on top of my work until I deal with them. Yet no matter what I tried, what I tweaked, what I attempted to do to remedy these problems, they kept coming back. It was like talking to someone you meet at the bus stop for awhile only to realize they're blind, deaf, & dumb. But when the program began shutting down my WiFi connection for no reason whatsoever and blocked me from re-establishing a connection, requiring me to reboot the computer, I'd about come to the end of my ropes. Tonight, on a tight deadline, it did it again. Proggie or puter had to go. Your guess as to which went. Hint, I'm still on my computer writing this review.

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5 stars

"I have used Kaspersky for 3 yrs. I like it."

December 03, 2015  |  By bucktex

2015-12-03 02:08:35  |  By bucktex

 |  Version: Kaspersky Total Security 2016

Pros

It works good, I have had it catch a few emails with a virus or trojan and it removes them before it goes in the inbox. I have not been infected at all since I have been using it.

Cons

You do have to tweak settings like all AV programs. Safe money does stop working when firefox has one of it's updates. That is the private protected browser that stops until it is updated. Reckon that's expected because firefox disables it. It takes a bit until they fix it in one of the daily updates.

Summary

I like it and will renew it I have the full Internet security suite. Which gets updated every yr. I have it for 3 computers for 3 yrs. I did notice when I had to reinstall in Win 7 it was best to use the original install disk and then do the last yr update. It will work using the update download but it's an update file and took it longer to figure out with the license. If you normally use some free program downloads that have adware if you let it clean them they will not install. Just make an exception and don't forget to uncheck those stupid install boxes. Read every screen those toolbars leave folders and some files behind. If you don't make an exception the program will show warnings that they were not disinfected.

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3 stars

"Safe Money on Kaspersky doesn't work on Win. 8.1!"

November 19, 2015  |  By mainlyjo

2015-11-19 06:17:29  |  By mainlyjo

 |  Version: Kaspersky Total Security 2016

Pros

Seems to work ok for Security.

Cons

Want "Safe Money" - doesn't work!

Summary

I am looking for another Internet Security program.

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3 stars

"It had a great review from Which? magazine in the UK"

October 21, 2015

2015-10-21 00:08:04

 |  Version: Kaspersky Total Security 2016

Pros

It appears to work well, once some initial niggles were sorted out
I found the support very good and helpful but they haven't been able to sort out my problem with Safe Money, which I have disabled because it is such a pain! More anon.....

Cons

Safe Money & IE, it always goes to IE, so apparently isn't compatible with Edge, not that I use it. I use Opera and it isn't compatible with that, nor is it likely to be in the forseeable future.

Summary

Safe money and the online keyboard are a total nightmare. Every time I typed a letter, using both the online keyboard & my physical jeyboard, 2 asterisks appeared. I have no idea why, or how to correct it. I spoke to Kaspersky at length & they wanted me to send files to them. I am not prepared to send them files from my computer, or let them have access to my computer. I don't know who I am sending this info to. I have disabled it.
I also bought a physical disc, which was out of date when I bought it, even though it said it was 2016. That was my first call to Kaspersky, they emailed me the up to date version and I had to uninstall the version I had bought in a store.
When this current version expires, I will return to Comodo. I had never had any problems with Comodo & found it to be an excellent program - hassle free!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2016
Version 2016 is optimized for Windows 10.
General
Publisher Kaspersky Lab
Publisher web site http://www.kaspersky.com/?cid=acq-cnet
Release Date July 28, 2015
Date Added August 17, 2015
Version 2016
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.65MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 94,865
Downloads Last Week 1,669
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $99.95

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