Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012 - 3 Users
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- Real-time protection against viruses, spyware, Trojans, rootkits, and more.
- Vulnerability Detection to seek out and repair compromised programs.
- Website and email scanning to detect malicious software.
- Rapid reaction to new and emerging threats.
- Hybrid Protection, combining the power of the cloud and your PC.
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- Platform: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
- Media: Software
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Core Protection with the Latest Kaspersky Lab Technologies - Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012 is the backbone of your PC's security system, packed with the latest Kaspersky Lab technologies from our team of over 850 world-class security experts and engineers. It works behind-the-scenes, delivering essential protection that won't slow you down. A New Hybrid Approach to Protection - Our innovative Hybrid Protection combines the speed and volume of security data of the cloud with PC-based protections that: detect and analyze suspicious behavior on your PC; capture malware that may be passed to you while you're offline; and block, treat, or rollback harmful activity. The result of this hybrid combination: unmatched PC security. Vulnerability Detection - Kaspersky Anti-Virus ?finds vulnerable programs on your PC that haven't been updated with the latest ?fixes. We then assist in patching those holes in your protection before they can be exploited by viruses, spyware, and identity thieves. Fast & Efficient - Fully enjoy the Internet without being dragged down by your security software. Small, smart updates and intelligent scanning operate behind-the-scenes while delivering maximum PC performance. Plus, our special Gamer Mode ensures an uninterrupted gaming experience, while still keeping you secure. Rapid, Real-Time Reaction to New Threats - New Internet threats emerge with lightning speed, and the latest Kaspersky technologies are there to protect you with real-time data from the cloud. Plus, you're linked to the Kaspersky Security Network, which leverages threat data gathered from millions of participating users' systems around the world. Proactive Detection of Unknown Malware - The latest Kaspersky technologies proactively seek out suspicious activity on your system-without draining performance. Potential threats are monitored and analyzed, and dangerous actions are completely blocked before they can cause any harm.
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There's your qualification and sobriety check. Now, here's my measured opinion. I'm a long time Norton user that first came across Kaspersky a few years back when Norton products were getting worse every year. Norton saved themselves with a fabulous 2010 release (and a 2011 to rival it), but Kaspersky who was once a dark horse antivirus no one had heard of has stuck around and made a name for itself. It's a good product and I don't hesitate to recommend it. I often recommend Kaspersky in business environments, but this is more due to the superiority of their Server Administration Kit than their AV Engine itself. Still, their AV consistently ranks among the best, and no I don't care where they happen to fall out of the top 10 in a given year. Try not to get caught up in the horse race there, as there simply is no good objective way to quantifiably say one AV is better at protecting you than another. I've found their protection to be solid and reliable and among the best out there, but you can drive the world's safest car and still get killed in an accident. Kaspersky 2012 is easy to install and configure and doesn't seem to have as many potentially perplexing options as Norton does deep in its bowels. 2012 is not especially efficient (Norton 2011 and Eset's Nod32 seem to have much smaller footprints), but Kaspersky does have a nice Gamer mode that can be flipped on when you want to play games. I've found Kaspersky has difficulty installing on systems previously inhabited (I would say infected, but then my own biases would show) by AVG or Macafee, but that is as much the fault of those products as it is their fault, and its a common problem for one AV to interfere with the installation of another, even after it's "uninstalled". I find that Kaspersky is one of the quietest AV products I've used and doesn't nag you the way many products tend to do.
All in all, there are lots of decent AV products out there, some of them free, but there's only 3 I would wholeheartedly endorse with my personal and professional reputation on the line and Kaspersky is one of them.
I downloaded Kaspersky Antivirus 2012 and saved the exec file to HD. Then I uninstalled AVG. I rebooted. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. I searched my program files folder to look for a remnant of the AVG programs folder. I think I remember finding an AVG folder. It was just a folder with a couple files in there. I deleted the remaining AVG folder. I went to the recycle bin and deleted the folder again just to make sure.
I installed the trial version of Kaspersky antivirus I had downloaded. The install went smoothly. I let the program do it's thing updating and running a scan. I don't think it took very long. Between the DELL laptop and a 2.0 Gb external backup drive, I have about 900 Gb of data. Maybe it took an hour, maybe longer. I just don't know. Kaspersky runs in the backround so you don't even know it's there. Well, Kaspersky did find 4 files that were a problem. AVG had found only one and couldn't fix the problem. Kaspersky fixed all the problem files. The only irritating thing about the trial version is that every time the computer is booted up, Kaspersky asks you to buy a license. It's no big deal, though.
I ran the trial for about 3 weeks. To buy a license number online costs about forty or fifty bucks. I ordered the retail box from amazon at around $26.00 for a one year license. when I got the box, I just entered the serial number from the outside of the CD envelope that was packaged inside the retail box. I didn't have to reinstall anything. Very painless. I like that. Well, since I licensed Kaspersky, I haven't noticed anything at all. It just runs in the backround and does it's scans and checks my internet downloads. It doesn't bother me. It just lets me know occasionally what's going on by showing a progress window. I don't see any reason to try any other antivirus for my needs. I really don't need the internet security version. I am not using multiple PCs. I don't do much browsing on my phone either so I don't feel the need for the other versions with all the extra features. Norton is a good product, but eventually experienced computer users grow out of it. I think it's been almost 10 years since I last used Norton. Kaspersky has made me a happy camper.
Prior to installation I removed the antivirus software I was currently running as recommended in the quick start instruction guide. After removal I put the Kaspersky DVD in the computer and it popped up a user friendly interface and I began the installation.
The first thing I did after installation was complete was to click on the 'Update' button which downloaded the current antivirus database. The software will do this automatically in the future. The default settings are optimal for most users and can be left as is. More experienced or adventurous users may want to go into the settings section and tweak the configurations for better performance. Don't worry, there is a 'restore' button which will return settings to factory configuration if it gets messed up.
I wanted to test the software to see if it was working and would detect a virus. I am hesitent to inject a live virus into my system so instead I ran the EICAR virus test and Kaspersky generated a warning and deleted the file immediately. I didn't even have to run a scan, it just picked it up. (EICAR is a fake virus and is safe to put on your computer. To run the EICAR test do a google search and follow the instructions on one of the many sites it will direct you to).
The program comes with a set of tools including:
- Rescue disk wizard.
- Microsoft Windows Troubleshooting. Searches for damaged and irregular settings caused by malware, system failure, or incorrectly functioning system utilities.
- Privacy cleaner.
- Browser configuration. Analyzes internet explorer settings for security issues.
A few other features which I have not yet tested are instant messenger scanning, a virtual keyboard and game mode. Online and technical support is available.
I've tried many different antivirus programs and this is one I would recommend. It doesn't use up a lot of memory or suffer from the bloatware issues I've experienced with the two biggest sellers. The price compares favorably with other brands and this is a 3-user license. There are free antivirus alternatives, however they provide only antivirus scanning, none of the extras and no support. Kaspersky provides a complete, feature-rich package.
I really recommend this product to everybody.
I haven't tried the spam training on any edition since I don't need it.
Depending on who you ask, at this point in time, BitDefender and G Data also have products that perform about as well as Kaspersky (KAV). But do some research and you'll see that KAV ranks #1 in outbreak response, and close to #1 (varies slightly by study) in detection and repair rate (98-99 percent).
Kaspersky Labs is globally known as one of the fastest responders to malware outbreaks. And they push updates to their users much faster than Norton and McAfee. (Exact numbers vary by study and year, so I would suggest additional research if you need more convincing.)
This, I would say, is one of KAV's weaker areas. It's far from a small program, so your computer will be very slow for an additional minute or two, as your computer starts up and KAV loads. Beyond the startup time, I haven't had any major concerns. If you're fairly familiar with how your computer operates, you'll be able to tell that KAV is running in the background. But it doesn't slow your computer down terribly (unless you have a cheap, lower-end PC).
I've been using KAV for about five years now. And I recommend it to everyone I know. Kaspersky consistently finds malware that other paid antiviruses (including Norton and McAfee) couldn't. One computer I switched from Norton to Kaspersky had around 40 infected files on it. (Yikes!)
Don't bother with the CD. Previous reviewers seem to have had problems with the disc, but it's completely unnecessary. In essence, you're paying for the license key, not the disc. Instead, go to Kaspersky's website, download the program (which already has the latest updates) and run the free trial now. When the product arrives in the mail, then you can type the license key into the program. It's so much easier than messing around with the CD.