Kaspersky Antivirus is a powerful malware protection software that comes with an impressive set of features. The exact list of features offered depends on the plan of pricing you select that ranges from basic malware and virus protection to an extensive security suite.
The user interface of Kaspersky is attractive and clear. Most functions are displayed as tiles on the main screen. You can conduct rapid or full scans and then review the results in a simple and concise way. You can also verify the health of your device (e.g. A green tick means that you’re protected) and receive recommendations for next steps.
The best Kaspersky features include a data leak detection system that checks the dark web for personal information that is for sale (e.g., email addresses credit card numbers, social security numbers) and a weak settings scanner which scans for configurations that leave your device vulnerable to attacks. Other security tools include a keyboard on screen that blocks keyloggers from tracking your physical movements to reveal the login details of your account and a rescue disk for disinfecting the computer that has been compromised. Kaspersky Internet Security subscriptions include a free VPN, but it is limited to 300MB per day.
While the software does a good job of keeping your device safe however, 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 war in Ukraine. The scandal has damaged image of the company, even though it denies the allegations. Kaspersky’s Global Transparency Initiative was launched to restore trust and demonstrate its commitment to privacy and freedom.