Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 Review
Kaspersky Anti-Virus is the basic level of computer protection against viruses, spyware and other malware with top of the line protection at affordable prices.
Ease of Use, Performance: 5/5
Look & Feel: 5/5
How much I enjoy: 4/5
Recommendation: 4/5 Stars
Kaspersky has released another year of security software with the same names and only a year designation to distinguish the yearly changes. Kaspersky Anti-Virus is the basic level of protection against malware like viruses and spyware with Kaspersky offering up top rated protection for your computer.
Anti-Virus 2014 from Kaspersky has anti-virus, spyware and other security features at its core with security its main focus without other features. The security features include the common ones but also rootkit, exploit and screen locker protection from ransom ware attacks.
Installation is fairly straightforward with the system needing an update to ensure you’re using the most up to date security Kaspersky offers. Once installed you should run a full system scan to ensure your computer is clean and this extends to any extra hard drives.
You can also run a vulnerability scan to see if your system is vulnerable to attacks or threats through the operating system or through other programs. The vulnerability threat could be things like internet explorer not being up to date with current security updates and should be taken care or for full security protection.
Kaspersky has included top rated anti-virus software but you also have a lot of help with scans for threats like the vulnerability scan as well as a privacy cleaner and browser configurator. The Anti-virus software works well for detecting viruses and other malware as well as removing them when they are detected.
I use independent testing for a basis for my review as well as checking the program myself with infected test files from Eicar.com to check the ability of anti-virus software. Detection is the key with Kaspersky Anti-virus seeing the virus files before it allows you to do anything on the webpage.
When turning off Kaspersky Anti-virus and turning on Windows Defender the opposite is true, Windows Defender allows the page to open and files to be downloaded. Kaspersky Anti-virus does not let you even make the mistake of being able to download detected malware by not allowing you access to the page in this instance.
Kaspersky does a great job of detecting and removing malware including trojans and viruses with a top rating from AV-Test.org that tests anti-virus software. Kaspersky Anti-virus for 2014 received a 100 percent for detecting widespread malware while new malware attack detection received a 97 and 98 percent score.
While Kaspersky Anti-virus may not have all the features that other packages from Kaspersky offer it does have the basic protection you need to keep your computer safe and secure. Kaspersky Anti-Virus offers a necessary rescue disc creation tool, privacy cleaner and browser configuration tools while help is always available.
If you have problems with installation, virus removal or any other problems with their software email, chat and telephone support is available for questions and answers. I have been using Kaspersky software for years and have not had any major problems with it beyond the automatic fixes that the programs perform.
I have never needed a rescue disc and have never had viruses or malware that did not get fixed automatically by the software even when trying to get infected by visiting suspect sites. You can purchase Kaspersky Anti-virus for individual computers, a 3 PC license for a year and a 3 PC license for a two year period.
I highly recommend Kaspersky Anti-virus 2014 for a basic level of security from malware like virus protection that is top of the line and easy to use.
Top rate Malware Detection and removal
Simple to use basic level of protection
available for 1 or 3 pc’s
Customer service could be better