Kaspersky 2020 Antivirus solutions review

Kaspersky Lab, a world-famous cybersecurity and antivirus firm that has been around since 1997, offers a range of robust antivirus products for different users which come with a 30-day free trial available for those who wish to wet their feet first before making a full commitment to buy any of them. The products include Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Kaspersky Internet Security, Kaspersky Total Security, and Kaspersky Security Cloud, all of which we’re analyzing in this guide.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 

The company’s entry-level security suite is called Kaspersky Anti-Virus and, as expected, it offers only basic features. This means essential antivirus detecting capabilities that include both old and new malware, as well as filtering of suspicious websites.

(Image credit: Future)

The 2020 version of this product adds communication via HTTPS, monitoring your passwords’ strength when signing up on websites, as well as restarting the Windows Base Filtering Engine if it crashes.

Upon opening, Anti-Virus’s user-friendly interface will present you with cleanly displayed options – starting scans, checking the reports, updating the virus database, or launching an on-screen keyboard which protects against keyloggers. 

(Image credit: Future)

The Privacy Cleaner tool monitors against Windows and apps recording your activities, be it cookies and browsing history or recent programs and folders or Recent Documents and so on. Finally, Kaspersky Rescue Disk feature allows you to boot your device in a protected environment to get rid of deep threats that are especially tricky to remove.

Available scanning options include Quick Scan, Full Scan, Vulnerability, Selective Scan, and External Device Scan. You can also schedule scans to run each day, weekday, weekend, week, or month.

(Image credit: Future)

One license that covers up to three devices for the first one-year term will cost you only $15.99. After renewal, the price will increase to $39.99. If, however, you decide to trust Kaspersky Anti-Virus with your device’s security for a longer period and on more devices than that – say, on five devices during three years – the first term will carry some savings, costing $95.97 during the first period, increasing to $239.97 upon renewal.

Source link