Kaspersky Antivirus offers a powerful malware-protection tool that comes with an impressive set of features. The features you receive depend on the package you select. It can be anything from basic antivirus and malware protection to a comprehensive security suite.
The user interface for Kaspersky is clean and visually appealing, with most functions laid out as convenient tiles on the main screen. From here you can begin scanning in a quick or full manner and check the results in the most concise and clear way. You can also determine the status of your device (e.g. a green tick means that you’re protected) and get suggestions for the next steps.
Some of the best features of Kaspersky include a data leak detection system that checks the dark web for personal information which is being sold (e.g., email addresses as well as credit card numbers and social security numbers) and a weak settings scanner that looks for settings that leave your device vulnerable to attacks. Other security tools include an on-screen keyboard which blocks keyloggers from monitoring your physical strokes to uncover the login details of your account and a rescue disk for disinfecting the computer that has been compromised. Kaspersky Internet Security subscriptions include an unpaid VPN but it is limited to 300MB per day.
While the software does a great job of keeping your device safe but some users are concerned about the privacy practices of Kaspersky Lab. The company is owned and operated by the Russian security firm Eugene Kaspersky. It has been accused of collaborating with the government during the conflict in Ukraine. The scandal has damaged reputation of the company even although it denies the allegations. Kaspersky’s Global Transparency Initiative was launched to regain trust and show its commitment to privacy and independence.