Kaspersky’s antivirus program has good malware detection rates, and its extra security features (parental controls, file shredding, backups, a password manager as well as the ability to use a VPN as well as a secure browser, and more) are a welcome addition to the other top products we’ve been test. The program’s UI is a bit difficult to navigate, especially initially. After a quick initial installation, the interface will be easy to use. There are a variety of options for customizing Kaspersky to suit your needs. Additionally the Timeline and Notification Center located at the bottom of “Home” lets you manage important tasks without leaving the main screen.
The reputation of the company suffered a blow when it was accused of collusion with the Russian government in 2017, and some governments had banned its software. The company has been working to regain its credibility, even though the accusation was not proven. It launched its Global Transparency Initiative so that users could learn more about its code as well as its threat detection rules and processes for collecting data.
All Kaspersky subscriptions include real-time protection for Windows, Mac, and Android devices. Some plans include an iOS antivirus application that offers automated scanning as well as on-demand scanning for apps, settings and photos. Certain premium plans (Internet Security and Total Security) add other important features, like an app locker for storing and displaying your private apps, and parental controls.