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Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012 - 3 Users

by Kaspersky Lab
Windows 2000 / 7 / Vista / XP
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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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 2000 / 7 / Vista / XP
  • Media: Software
  • Item Quantity: 1

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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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Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012/1-Year is the backbone of your PC's security system, delivering real-time protection from the latest malware and viruses. It works behind-the-scenes with intelligent scanning and small, frequent updates, while proactively protecting you from known and emerging Internet threats.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kaspersky lab March 9 2012
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I've installed the program into my husbands laptop. It seems to be working well. I purchased the same program last year for mine and have had no problems. Next year I will be getting the more advanced program for our laptops. I think a firewall is needed. Thanks Amazon for making shopping easy. Also the package arrived earlier than promised which was an added bonus.
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Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars  381 reviews
120 of 125 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great AV Product Sept. 19 2011
By Logical Paradox - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Software|Vine Customer Review of Free Product
Antivirus can be a controversial subject. If you ask 20 different computer entusiasts or IT professionals what the best AV product is, you will not only get 20 different answers, but almost as many angry shouts about how horrible everybody else's picks were. Similarly, and only to make matters worse, if you do your research and read the "10 best antivirus products of 2011" articles then you will see that the rankings change all the time. Every year it seems some "who-the-heck-is-that" antivirus product makes it on to the number 1 or 2 spot for the major roundups. More frustrating is the fact that from site to site and review to review, the conclusions can be schizophrenic--with one site's number 1 pick being the other site's worst of the crop. From my own experience, I will tell you that no antivirus is a silver bullet, they all will catch some malware that others miss, and vice versa. Beware of fanboys and beware too of haters. But most of all, beware of anyone who gives you their opinion based on a "story", be it sad or happy. The 1 star reviews angry because they got a rootkit and the glowing reviews saying they've been happily using Antivirus 2010 since forever and have never had a problem.

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.
30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You will forget it's Running Nov. 19 2011
By Clark Manning - Published on Amazon.com
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I had been using AVG the free version for maybe 4 years. I always thought it did adequate job for me. I don't do file sharing. I don't open up strange emails. GMail does a good job separating the spam mails. I picked up an annoying trojan somewhere. My computer still functioned perfectly. AVG would open a warning window. I would tell AVG to quarantine and or remove the file. aVG was not able to solve this issue.

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.
22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid antivirus protection Sept. 21 2011
By Leslie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Software|Vine Customer Review of Free Product
I have this software installed on a desktop and a laptop with Windows XP. It's been running for a few days now and it is performing well. It was easy to configure and does what I expect from an anitvirus program. It updates automatically, scans files and email and monitors incoming web traffic for dangerous scripts. It doesn't slow down my system or nag me with pop-ups. Once it's configured it disappears into the background. To be clear, any program that's running in the background is going to use some memory. This software has a small footprint in comparison to others and no slow down was experienced.

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.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kaspersky the nr. 1 security provider for your p.c. Nov. 15 2011
By Sjoffer - Published on Amazon.com
After tested many of the major brands plus some that are less known in the past decade, I've been a steady customer of Kaspersky Internet Security for many years now. I have to say that I haven't tested all of the related software available, but Kaspersky, certainly when you speak of the major brands, is without a doubt the best at internet security. Their virus scanner is the best in their class. I also praise them because of the many options by which you can configure your security and the tutorials and all other scans you do using this piece of software. I use a lot more protection since nothings is foolproof as many of use will know, but the company keeps on getting better each year, like the this year newly added feature of cloud protection.

I really recommend this product to everybody.

I haven't tried the spam training on any edition since I don't need it.
29 of 36 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tech Support Scam Dec 19 2011
By Michael J. Hoctor - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Software
I have had Kaspersky Internet Security for two years. The program is great, but I encountered a problem with installation. When I tried to find the technical support number for the product, it was no where to be found on my invoice. I then went out on the internet to try and find technical support for Kaspersky product installation. However I encountered a bogus support line, that was trying to sell me additional products without helping me with my installation problem. If Kaspersky would put a tech support number on the internet invoice I received after purchasing the new 2012 edition of Internet Security, I would have been able to solve my problem without encountering a bogus site online.
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