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Kingsoft Antivirus 2012

By Kingsoft Office Software Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Aug 30, 2012

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.

Full Specifications

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

    Release December 21, 2012
    Date Added December 21, 2012
    Version SP5.6.121212

    Operating Systems

    Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None


    Total Downloads 148,301
    Downloads Last Week 4
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    Developer's Description

    Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 is a completely free antivirus solution for detecting, cleaning trojan virus, and protect your computer. It can be a standalone product, and can also work along with other AV.

    What's included in Kingsoft Antivirus 2012?

    Virus Scan

  • Full Scan -- Completely can all files stored on computer hard disk
  • Quick Scan -- Scan system file folders and other sensitive areas, to block threats from viruses
  • Custom Scan -- Scan location in your needs
  • USB Drive Scan -- Block threats which spread through USB devices
  • Real-Time Defenses

    • Boundary Defense -- An efficient computer security defense solution from Kingsoft, which requires less computer resources than other antivirus.
    • Web Defense -- Protecting browser security while users surfing online, block malicious URL injection, and defense computer privacy security.
    • IM Defense -- Protecting users' computer security while chatting with IM software, like MSN, ICQ, AOL etc.
    • Video Defense -- Protect users' computer security while watching online videos.
    • Download Shield -- Block suspicious files away from being downloaded to computer
    • USB Defense -- Block viruses which spread through removable USB drives.
    • System Defense -- Innovative "K+" computer security defense technique.

    Active Cloud Security Defense

    Based on the two advanced computer security techniques, KAV 2012 can efficiently protect your computer security against prevalent viruses, Trojan, and other malware.

    In additionally, KAV 2012 takes heuristic security system and multi-point inherited virus detection system, to prevent computer security.

    Internet Explorer Firewall

    Block suspicious tamper behavior from malware, viruses to your browser homepage and, protect you away from malicious hijack and phishing.


    Check system vulnerabilities which can be exploits by hackers and provide corresponding solutions. It also blocks malicious scan, remote control and other hacking activities.

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