Kaspersky Antivirus offers a powerful malware-protection tool that comes with an impressive set of features. The exact set of features offered depends on the plan of pricing you select that can range from basic virus and malware protection to a complete security suite.
The user interface for Kaspersky is clean and visually appealing, with all functions displayed as a few tiles on the main screen. You can perform quick or full scans, and then check the results in a simple and concise way. You can also check the status of your device (e.g. an orange tick means you are protected) and get recommendations for the next steps.
Some of the best features of Kaspersky include a data leak detection system that scans the dark web for personal information which is being sold (e.g., email addresses credit card numbers, social security numbers) and a weak settings scanner that searches for configurations that leave your device vulnerable to attacks. Keyloggers aren’t able to monitor your movements to find your login details. Another security tool is an onscreen keyboard that blocks keyloggers from tracking physical movements. A free VPN is included with Kaspersky Internet Security subscriptions, but it’s only 300 basics MB per day.
Kaspersky Lab’s privacy practices are a concern for some users, even though the software is effective at protecting your device. The company is owned by Russian security firm Eugene Kaspersky and has been accused by some of working with the government, including during the war in Ukraine. While the company denies the allegations but the controversy has damaged its reputation. Kaspersky’s Global Transparency Initiative was launched to regain trust and show its commitment to privacy and its independence.