Security Software Antivirus Software Kaspersky Anti-Virus

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 18.0.0.405 for Windows

by Kaspersky Lab

Avg. Rating 4.0 (469 votes)

File Details

File Size 150.2 MB
License Shareware
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 234,643
Publisher Kaspersky Lab
Homepage Kaspersky Anti-Virus
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

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.

Latest Reviews

Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed v2015 15.0.1.415 on 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.

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v2014 14.0.0.4651 on 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.

DrTeeth

DrTeeth reviewed v2013 13.0.1.4190 on Aug 25, 2012

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

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v11.0.0.232 on 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.

rilles

rilles reviewed v11.0.0.232 on 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.

Dark_Diver

Dark_Diver reviewed v11.0.0.232 on Jun 8, 2010

Best Antivirus suite ever. Not a sh!t like NOD32.

Terijan

Terijan reviewed v9.0.0.736 on Oct 23, 2009

One of the decents antivirus, it works fine from Win7.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v9.0.0.736 on Oct 22, 2009

Detection rates are not everything. If you use your computer normally and sensibly you will rarely come across things that you require protection from. Therefore how an AV interacts with your computer should be your primary concern. If your fast computer is moving at a snails pace or you find your bandwidth is being throttled then look no further then this pig as being the culprit.

KAV was a pig, then around versions 5 to 6 got great, now it's an even bigger pig. I find more false positives then ever before too

Jensol

Jensol reviewed v8.0.0.506 on Dec 12, 2008

I have been using computers for years. I manage an office; security has become a subject I am at ease with. I have switched to Kaspersky last year for anti virus protection. I had tried it, used it, it did the job.

Now, with this 2009 version, things went bad. Very bad. Not one of my computers, running on XP, maintained and periodically cleaned up and reinstalled, not one of them took the upgrade smoothly. It went from slowing down the computer, to having go on a cycle of never ending rebooths. I tried to uninstall and revert back to the previous version, but to no avail. It haf damaged the operating system itself. Adding to this the arrogant attitude of their forum moderators and their systematically denying they have a major problem with their product, I would rate this software ZERO if I could here.

Very very very disappointed. I had finally to turn to another product to do the job - isn't it what we're supposed to expect when WE PAY FOR IT? Kaspersky is lucky not to have an office in my area - I would sue them for damage due to loss of productivity. Beware of companies who make any third party software incompatible with theirs. You're on for trouble using their products.

Kaspersky? Never, oh-never! again.

italyx

italyx reviewed v8.0.0.454 on Oct 18, 2008

Tried Norton, then Nod32 and now Kaspersky. Really like the way it works. Not invasive and not that slow as someone says.
(Actually, the Scan is slooooow).

Avg. Rating 4.0 (469 votes)
Your Rating
Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed v2015 15.0.1.415 on 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.

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v2014 14.0.0.4651 on 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.

DrTeeth

DrTeeth reviewed v2013 13.0.1.4190 on Aug 25, 2012

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

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v11.0.0.232 on 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.

rilles

rilles reviewed v11.0.0.232 on 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.

Dark_Diver

Dark_Diver reviewed v11.0.0.232 on Jun 8, 2010

Best Antivirus suite ever. Not a sh!t like NOD32.

Terijan

Terijan reviewed v9.0.0.736 on Oct 23, 2009

One of the decents antivirus, it works fine from Win7.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v9.0.0.736 on Oct 22, 2009

Detection rates are not everything. If you use your computer normally and sensibly you will rarely come across things that you require protection from. Therefore how an AV interacts with your computer should be your primary concern. If your fast computer is moving at a snails pace or you find your bandwidth is being throttled then look no further then this pig as being the culprit.

KAV was a pig, then around versions 5 to 6 got great, now it's an even bigger pig. I find more false positives then ever before too

Jensol

Jensol reviewed v8.0.0.506 on Dec 12, 2008

I have been using computers for years. I manage an office; security has become a subject I am at ease with. I have switched to Kaspersky last year for anti virus protection. I had tried it, used it, it did the job.

Now, with this 2009 version, things went bad. Very bad. Not one of my computers, running on XP, maintained and periodically cleaned up and reinstalled, not one of them took the upgrade smoothly. It went from slowing down the computer, to having go on a cycle of never ending rebooths. I tried to uninstall and revert back to the previous version, but to no avail. It haf damaged the operating system itself. Adding to this the arrogant attitude of their forum moderators and their systematically denying they have a major problem with their product, I would rate this software ZERO if I could here.

Very very very disappointed. I had finally to turn to another product to do the job - isn't it what we're supposed to expect when WE PAY FOR IT? Kaspersky is lucky not to have an office in my area - I would sue them for damage due to loss of productivity. Beware of companies who make any third party software incompatible with theirs. You're on for trouble using their products.

Kaspersky? Never, oh-never! again.

italyx

italyx reviewed v8.0.0.454 on Oct 18, 2008

Tried Norton, then Nod32 and now Kaspersky. Really like the way it works. Not invasive and not that slow as someone says.
(Actually, the Scan is slooooow).

randomname

randomname reviewed v8.0.0.230 pre Beta 1 on Feb 7, 2008

and Blaxima, i think you need to look up alpha/pre-beta/beta in the dictionary. i think your definition is a free software that has no bugs (most important it's free), and your thoughts (like others) are "i can't belive morrons actually pay for software, i'm using this for free". if by chance it doesn't work you start screaming that it's crap. so my suggestion is to place your head near a wall and merge your head with the wall at maximum speed, repeat again and again, until you pass out. that should probably guarantee you return when the bugs are solved.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v8.0.0.230 pre Beta 1 on Feb 7, 2008

oh look another release in the same day. Thats because of the problems people who actually tried it out were getting over at the Kaspersky forums that harlan suggests(where I'm a member).

This pre-beta version works better than the beta one released today(go figure) but v8 is not heading in the right direction

Nice try harlan by the way, changing your comments to try and cover up your your mistakes. Thats pretty lame. I have given a quick comparison off those AVs INCLUDING v8 but where in your review do you mention how v8 works(before your corrections you will no doubt make again)? I think you should look up the meaning of arbitrary before you make further edits

cap.ahab

cap.ahab reviewed v7.0.0.125 on Oct 10, 2007

After years and years of various av programs, this is the only one which feels, looks, and acts like a program which takes it's duty seriously. If you configure it initially for maximum protection, it is unbeatable.(i've only used norton, mcaffee, avg free and antivir though). If a virus is found, it rips it out with ease. It really does seem to work, versus other AV programs which seem to have trouble dealing with virus', or even findng them. I've had many virus' and they've all been remedied without a hitch by Kaspersky.

Another plus is that deep scanning doesn't slow down my computer in the least (but i have 2gigs of ram so it might slow down others' computers).

This program however, is really expensive. As a poor man, i've been unable to afford it beyond the trial version. But you can buy a licence on ebay for $20, which i saw the other day which is a plus. Unknown if it works however if you have to uninstall Kaspersky av, reinstall it, and then re-enter the code.

This program kicks major ass.

hell0

hell0 reviewed v7.0.0.125 on Sep 14, 2007

Kaspersky makes a great antivirus with topnotch detection rates, though I think it could be made to run and scan faster.

McAleck

McAleck reviewed v7.0.0.125 on Aug 23, 2007

hmmm... I downloaded an exe file with eMule. I scanned it with NOD32 first. Nothing. Then I scanned it with KAV, which detected Email-Worm.Win32.Bagle.iz. I went online to check it out on viruslist.com, but it wasn't on the record. Then - to be on the safe side - I scanned the file online with Trend Micro, Avast, Bitdefender, F-Secure and eTrust. All said zilch. And then I was stupid enough to run it. Bang! A big BSOD. There u go!!!

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