Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2017

4.0 out of 5 stars 4.0 (469 votes)


Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP / Shareware / 234,588 downloads

Kaspersky Anti-Virus combines reactive antivirus and spyware detection methods with the latest proactive technologies to provide your computer with the most effective protection against malicious programs. The product is simple to install and set up, while offering advanced users a range of versatile settings for fine-tuning the program.

Reviews of Kaspersky Anti-Virus

  1. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2015 (Oct 14, 2014)

    Firefox updates break Kaspersky web modules such as its site advisor, yet Kaspersky consistently refuses to address this. Furthermore Kaspersky technical support is practically non-existent.

  2. 2 out of 5 stars
    Artem S. Tashkinov

    Reviewing 2014 (Aug 14, 2013)

    Version 13 was fast and compact.

    This one consumes up to 600MB of RAM and it's dog slow.

    No, thank you.

    It's time to switch to Avast.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2013 (Aug 25, 2012)

    Went back to KAV 2012 after two years with another AV. Just updated to KAV 2013. Cannot tell it is running.

  4. 4 out of 5 stars
    Artem S. Tashkinov

    Reviewing (Jun 9, 2010)

    1. Thrashes your HDD by constantly (every 5 seconds) writing to registry - reasons are unknown and never disclosed (the exact location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\kl1\OutData and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\kl1\InData).
    2. Thrashes your HDD by constantly updating virus signatures cache files (and never cleans cache files directory and this directory can grow to several hundred megabytes).
    2. Implication from point 2: causes excessive files fragmentation.

    Otherwise it's the *best* AV around.

  5. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jun 8, 2010)

    Great anti-virus software, only downside is that recent versions have made my system slow down considerably. I installed MSE as a comparison, and the difference in performance greatly favoured MSE. KAV seems to keep scanning the same core files over and over again even though it has settings to not do this.

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