Kingsoft Antivirus 2012

Kingsoft Antivirus 2012

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 64 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    SP5.4.110616
  • Total Downloads:
    113,274
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 18, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    13.64MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    503
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 is a free Internet security program for scanning and defending your computer against malicious files and/or hackers.

A quick scan only takes a couple minutes. For a full scan, which scans all of your drives, it can take from an hour and a half to 2 hours to complete. On average, it scans 93 files per second. You do need to use the full scan every once in a while, though, because it picks up on threats that the quick scan will often miss. We take care not to download anything questionable, but threats are not completely unavoidable. That's why this antivirus software also has Defense and Anti-Hacker functions in order to help prevent or catch security risks online and on your computer. Utilities can also scan and fix system vulnerabilities, which can help with the speed and quality of your computer use. Settings allow you to customize the antivirus software to your needs as well, and add trusted files to be overlooked during scans. Kingsoft also has a feedback page so you can personally help in improving any bugs that might arise while using it.

Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 was easy and simple to download. There wasn't anything an average computer user would have had difficulties with during the download process. We are satisfied with how it works and how easy it was to set up.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"almost impossible to remove"

May 13, 2013  |  By Andy_Kay

 |  Version: Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 SP5.4.110616

Pros

none - it's like a virus

Cons

installed from within a download, I had no idea I was installing it and never gave it the OK.
Took three hours to remove. The uninstaller does not work, it just seems to install another piece of software!

Summary

avoid like the plague

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5 stars

"One of the best!"

November 30, 2012  |  By lance444

 |  Version: Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 SP5.4.110616

Pros

Light on resources, lightning speed quick scans, downloads and installs important windows updates, built in USB Guard, fast updates, multiple scheduled scans and a lot more features!!!

Cons

Been using it for months and no cons at at all just pros!!!

Summary

No, I'm not From China and I'm not a Chinese but I love using this program. It's light, fast and doesn't mess up any programs or my PC. It updates my PC, checks any USB if installed and more. It's free and it keeps improving itself. It's perfect!!!

Updated on Nov 30, 2012

I hope the makers of Kingsoft anti-virus free can make a portable version that I can use in cleaning up and updating my friends PC.

A portable Kingsoft where it can also download and install important updates, scan and remove threats, etc.

Some of my friends want to keep their installed anti-virus programs even if Kingsoft is really better that their existing anti-virus.

So to the makers of Kingsoft: what about a portable Kingsoft Anti-virus guys? :)

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1 stars

"Damn thing is impossible to completely uninstall!"

November 30, 2012  |  By winter_dawn

 |  Version: Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 SP5.4.110616

Pros

none, I hate this program

Cons

impossible to uninstall
conflict with other programs
slowed my computer

Summary

If you download this program, be sure it's the LAST AV program you'll ever want to try, because it's impossible to completely uninstall and it will cause problems with many other programs, not just AV ones!

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5 stars

"fantastic free software<br />one fantastic free software"

November 26, 2012  |  By sylentz

 |  Version: Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 SP5.4.110616

Pros

all the bell an whistle that for a free antivirus should have

Cons

been using it for a month r so an havent founded any

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3 stars

"not bad program"

November 20, 2012  |  By ChoiceVoice

 |  Version: Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 SP5.4.110616

Pros

beautiful looking
avira signatures
full featured like avast
seemed to be light on system
good customer support

Cons

had nasty conflict with avg 2013 on 64 bit windows. freezes computer. had to remove it.

not sure how effective it is? not tested by independent laboratories yet.

Summary

if using as second anti-virus, its an excellent second line of defense. however, it (contrary to its company stance) may conflict with your current anti-virus.

Updated on Nov 30, 2012

computerluvr

you said check my system settings. elaborate which settings are causing problem. what should settings be set at?

Updated on Feb 22, 2013

well, an independent lab rated it and it failed (westcoast labs, 2013). also suspicious that kingsoft hasn't submitted their product to other labs for testing (usually, passing tests would bolster your user base. not submitting indicates your worried of outcome?). best to use this as a second line of defense and not your main anti virus. please reply to this (for an update) if they pass one.

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5 stars

"EXCELLENT and a gem of an Antivirus program"

November 19, 2012  |  By ComputerLuvr

 |  Version: Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 SP5.4.110616

Pros

Light on computer resources.

Cons

None at all.

Summary

This is the best free antivirus program I've seen out there. I've tried others including the paid versions. There was also something lacking in them. Not with this gem of a program. The GUI is very attractive. This AV fully protects your computer. As an IT professional I highly recommend this EXCELLENT program.

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5 stars

"One of the best AV, small and efficient."

November 19, 2012  |  By capitanflorius

 |  Version: Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 SP5.4.110616

Pros

All functions are free
it is fast in scanning
little resource used
it can work with an other antivirus no problem
it used cluod system relevation virus
it need few download databese virus

Cons

No con at all

Summary

I have used many antivirus test, but I was impressed and amazed by this in every aspect.
I highly recommend it to all users, as well as protecting in real time for free is also a double check as it can coexist with your antivirus.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version SP5.4.110616
VersionSP5.4.110616 adds Schedule Scan support; updates Virus Card, and more subdivision supported.
General
Publisher Kingsoft
Publisher web site http://www.kingsoftstore.com
Release Date November 08, 2012
Date Added November 18, 2012
Version SP5.4.110616
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 13.64MB
File Name kav_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 113,274
Downloads Last Week 503
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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