Kingsoft Antivirus 2012

Kingsoft Antivirus 2012

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    SP5.6.121212
  • Total Downloads:
    115,971
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 21, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    13.64MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    471
  • 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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5 stars

"One of the best free AV, at par with most premium AV's."

August 13, 2014  |  By mkemp86

 |  Version: Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 SP5.6.121212

Pros

Fast, extremely dependable, constant updates, very efficient.

Cons

Absolutely none.

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1 stars

"This caused BSOD twice after initial set-up."

July 27, 2014  |  By Batchoy2

 |  Version: Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 SP5.6.121212

Pros

Very attractive UI.

Cons

After uninstalling 360 Internet Security, I decided to install Kingsoft Antivirus 2012. Based on reviews here, this is a promising antivirus freeware. However, upon installation and quick scan, my laptop experience BSOD. I have to restore my previous settings and downloaded Kingsoft 2012 again. Same bad results. I just installed another AV. Then I scanned my laptop using Malwarebytes Free. It found a lot of trojans!

Summary

Better think twice if you wish to use this freeware.

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5 stars

"fast , small , fine detection rate , works on XP and 7"

June 05, 2014  |  By salesalex

 |  Version: Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 SP5.6.121212

Pros

-doesnt slow the system ,
-detects all viruses ,
-updates your windows frameworks and office with latest MS patches using 'Vul fix' option ,
-if you install XP on some old computer kingsoft updates it

Cons

doesn't work on windows 8.1 , please make it compatible .

Summary

Light antivirus but rock solid at the same time , but I had to uninstall it after windows 8.1 update (it worked on windows 8)

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1 stars

"Failed to initialize desktop in Vista & Win7 pro 32bit!"

February 21, 2014  |  By frankie8acres

 |  Version: Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 SP5.6.121212

Pros

Love all the neat features, USB stick protect, FAST. Got it to work great on 1 computer.

Cons

Failed to allow my Vista computer and another Win7 home prem. to boot up into my desktop.

Summary

I had to reinstall windows HUGE task. NOT until it did it a 2nd time did I realize it was Kingsoft AV. as the culprit. Pretty upsetting and disappointing to say the least. Tried to look for a place to contact them to give FB and nothing to be found, NOT good. If you have any doubts go with Panda, cloud, used it a lot works good, with no issues to speak of. I hope Kingsoft fixes this issue.

Updated on Apr 11, 2014

I continued to give this AV a chance and LIKE IT, but now I install it in SAFE MODE, seems to help with any initial issues like mentioned it my above review!

TOO, I hope Kingsoft reads this cause I can't give FB any other way! IN windows 8 Kingsoft worked, AFTER 8.1, Boundary DEFENSE and SYSTEM defense won't STAY enabled!!! (this happened so far on 2 different NEW systems) AND the ICON stays red. I tried to REPAIR within, BUT came back with an error code, something like ox2.... SO can't get software to work in 8.1...TOO ON 4-7-2014 MS came out with a MAJOR UPDATE to 8.1....called 8.1 UPDATE (KB2919355) Maybe this update from MS will fix something and in turn will allow Kingsoft to work properly!

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5 stars

"The best antivirus in my experience."

December 27, 2013  |  By LexRon83

 |  Version: Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 SP5.6.121212

Pros

* Detects viruses when popular AV's like McCafee, AVG or avast couldn't find one.
* Excellent interface.
* Variety of safety procedures.
* Detects hacking attacks and stops them too.
* Uses very less resources and doesn't slow down the system.
* Windows updates or vulnerabilities is detected and necessary action is taken.

Cons

Using it since a couple of years, no prblems yet.

Summary

Highly recommended over the pricey sheeeeet recommended nowadays by software sites. Its free and its a master at its work. Simply spellbinding!!!!!

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5 stars

"Stopped more virus' in one year than Avast,AVG,etc ever"

December 26, 2013  |  By batsdude1

 |  Version: Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 SP5.6.121212

Pros

It works Period. You can carry on about bells and whistles but brass tacks are it stops virus' dead and THAT is ALL that matters! Over 20 years I've tried about a doze others ad have gotten hit every time. Avast even showed me a virus on it's monitoring graph as active but the scan said clean. Tossed it ad tried this which stopped the infection first scan. I've never looked elsewhere since. I don't need to.

Cons

Can't figure out why it's still called 2012. Stuff like that keeps me up at night.

Summary

If it weren't free I'd recommend buying it. Nothing's gotten past it yet. 34 in the ratings??!! LOL. Just shows what payola can do.

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5 stars

"Outstanding malware and virus protection"

December 25, 2013  |  By jmartinez_431

 |  Version: Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 SP5.6.121212

Pros

- Highly recommend this system combo antivirus and malware scanner.
- Ultra fast scanning engine, offering real-time protection.
- Anti-hacker defense system, checks your operating system for updates and patches.
- Web defense and scans UBS/flash drive for infections. r possibly. (It found some trojan infections and removed them that Iobit Malware Fighter and Malwarebytes missed! This one is a keeper!

Cons

None that I can think of.

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1 stars

"Allowed two Trojans to install in System 32!"

December 06, 2013  |  By UmbrellaCorp

 |  Version: Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 SP5.6.121212

Pros

Pretty interface, low use of system resources.

Cons

Allowed malware to install without any warning or alerts.

Summary

After reading so many good reviews about this product I decided to test it out in a VMware of Windows 7 32bit. For testing I downloaded a zip folder containing two Trojans.

At first I ran a manual scan of the folder and it said both items were clean. So I then proceeded to execute the malware expecting at least an alert. I was wrong, in the end the Trojans which had not only been successfully executed, had managed to modify keys in the registry and even successfully install in System 32. And after all this Kingsoft still claimed the system was virus free.

Would not recommend!

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5 stars

"The best antivirus around and it's permanentely free"

October 22, 2013  |  By daren_c

 |  Version: Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 SP5.6.121212

Pros

1. One click install [GUI]: We just need to click one button to install it. GUI is one of the simplest.
2. Small in size: At 14mb, Kingsoft antivirus is probably the smallest but does some heavy duty protection.
3. Pleasant to look at: It comes in blue and the threats are highlighted in red.
4. USB defense: Whenever a USB is connected it automatically scans it and removes any malicious files.
5. Automatic updates: It updates itself whenever we are connected to the internet.
6. Vulnerabilities fix: Scans and lets the user know if there are any updates available.
7. Anti-hacker: Another unique aspect is the anti-hacker which protects any "backdoors" in the system.
8. Virus scan yesterday quarantined 109 viruses from my system.

Cons

NONE!

Kingsoft antivirus is very thorough while scanning. It takes around 2hours for a full scan but it unearths viruses that other antiviruses missed.

So what I'm saying is that, its not really a con!

Summary

Kingsoft antivirus is the ultimate choice if you're looking for an antivirus which is light but still provides brilliant protection. The graphical user interface [GUI] has to be one of the simplest. Equipped with goodies like real time protection, automatic updates, USB defense, anti-hacker, vulnerabilities fix, K+ [malware protection], download shield and web defense, Kingsoft AV can work its way out of almost any kind of threat.

RAM usage by Kingsoft AV is minimum, thus keeping the system agile.

Better than most pricey antiviruses, Kingsoft is one of the best antivirus I have used and it is absolutely free!

My Verdict: Go for it. You wont be disappointed.

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4 stars

"Lightweight,Fast,recommended to low-ram PCs"

September 16, 2013  |  By dhareez

 |  Version: Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 SP5.6.121212

Pros

Better than Panda Cloud (paid version)because Its detects viruses that Panda Cloud cannot see and also better than Avast, it has a built in Windows Update called Vul Fix, after you download it, it installs really fast, and detects files and removes them automatically, unlike Avast, Kingsoft is built for slow desktops and laptops and uses minimum ram.

Cons

Some false-positives

Summary

Its a great free antivirus product,everyone should try it at least once. http://pcdoctor.kingsoft.com/

Updated on Sep 16, 2013

In June 2013, Certain Kingsoft products caused Windows users unable to log in or experience blue screen of death errors after applying Windows update KB2839229. This issue Can BE RESOLVED by updating Kingsoft products in Safe Mode with Networking and then rebooting the computer.

Customers who have applied security update 2839229 should update their Kingsoft software products before restarting their systems.

More Details & steps to RESOLVE this issue:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2839229

recommend the following steps for customers who have did not update their Kingsoft software products, and are having problems restarting after security update 2839229:

Steps for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 :
Turn off the computer.
Start the computer in safe mode by pressing F8 during the startup cycle.
Select Safe Mode with Networking and continue booting.
Apply updates to your Kingsoft software products.
Restart the computer.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version SP5.6.121212
  • Boundary Defense supports SeaMonkey, Pale Moon, and IceDragon browsers;
  • Improve interaction of Schedule Scan;
  • Other minor bugfixes.
  • General
    Publisher Kingsoft
    Publisher web site http://www.kingsoftstore.com
    Release Date December 12, 2012
    Date Added December 21, 2012
    Version SP5.6.121212
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Antivirus Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 13.64MB
    File Name kav_setup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 115,971
    Downloads Last Week 471
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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