Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2018by Aethyna Dec 28, 2017 | 1 Votes | 0 Downloaded | 0 Reviews 10 rate Founded in 1997 by internet security researcher and expert, Eugene Kaspersky, Kaspersky Lab is a multinational digital security and antivirus provider which owns a line of cybersecurity software, including the most popular Kaspersky Anti-Virus. As of 2016, the software has over 400 million users, most of which are from European regions. Download Now Similar Antiviruses Downloaded
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Headquartered in Moscow, Russia, Kaspersky Lab offers a complete range of antivirus software which not only protects your devices from malicious viruses, malware, and other threats; but also help secure your internet (while browsing), manage your password, and more. Kaspersky Antivirus is perhaps one of the most popular products they have, and as of 2016, the software has over 400 million users, most of which are from European regions.
Being an antivirus software, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2018 provides real-time protection and can handle a wide variety of threats ranging from the common viruses, trojans, and worms; to rootkits and, to some extent, the infamous ransomware. It also provides web protection by scanning your web traffic including instant messages and email, and even block links to known malware-hosting sites.
However, when it comes to its strengths, Kaspersky Anti-Virus has a couple main selling points that had helped it to rank among the top 5 best antivirus software in the world.
Aside from having a really good (award-winning, in fact) antivirus and antiphishing protection, the antivirus has a superior edge over most other antivirus programs by having hourly virus signature updates, as opposed to the common daily updates, that run quietly in the background without significantly affecting your computer’s performance. This helps Kaspersky Anti-Virus better protect your computer when it comes to detecting and protecting your devices from day-0 attacks (new threats that first emerged “in the wild”). Of course, all of this efficient threat-busting is facilitated by Kaspersky’s world-renowned team of cybersecurity researchers and experts.
Another important feature that gives Kaspersky Anti-Virus an advantage over particularly malicious threats is the fact that it has a strong self-protection mechanism which prevents these malware from disabling it, and hence rendering your PC helpless to subsequent attacks, without the user’s express permission. This is a crucial aspect since most malware often target any antivirus programs present on a device first in order to disable it before unleashing digital hell.
However, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, like all Kaspersky’s antivirus suite, has some compatibility issues that make it incompatible with many other AV and anti-spyware software. Not to mention, this version of Kaspersky’s antivirus software lacks certain features like a firewall and antispam, and is, unfortunately, available for Windows PCs only. If you want to use Kaspersky on Mac or Android, you’ll need to get Kaspersky Internet Security or Kaspersky Total Security instead. These cost slightly more than Kaspersky Anti-Virus but you can get your money’s worth since you’ll also get additional security when banking or shopping online, parental control, safe kids security, privacy protection etc.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus is not a free antivirus, though it does offer a somewhat similar free-to-use version called Kaspersky Free Antivirus. That being said, you can get a free 30-day trial for this version before needing to pay to continue using it. You can protect your PC for as low as $19.95 per year for a single device. Naturally, the more years you subscribe, the lower the cost. The same goes for purchasing Kaspersky Anti-Virus for multiple PCs.
Amidst the political scandal that is the 2016 US Presidential election in which Kaspersky Lab has been accused of facilitating via coordination with the Russian government (An accusation which Kaspersky vehemently denies), Kaspersky Anti-Virus is still one of the world top 5 antivirus programs. This antivirus may lack many features that we may have taken for granted in a premium antivirus, but in spite of it all, Kaspersky Anti-Virus is able to do its job of digitally protecting your devices really well and that's what matters the most.