Kaspersky Antivirus Review

Kaspersky is known for its impressive ability to catch malware, but is that all that matters when choosing antivirus software? Find out if Kaspersky is the right brand for you.

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By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
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9.1 /10

What We Like

What We Don't Like

  • Risk of data exposure to foreign governments: Kaspersky is facing allegations from the U.S. government regarding its ties with Russia.
  • Contracts start at a year long: There are no monthly subscription options. All subscriptions are one-, two-, or three-year long.

Bottom Line

Throughout several tests, Kaspersky consistently impressed us with its ability to detect malware. Whether through manual scans or real-time scans happening in the background, Kaspersky detected all the malware we hid in our computer, making it one of the best products at isolating and getting rid of even the newest types of threats.
  1. Bloomberg. (2015). The Company Securing Your Internet Has Close Ties to Russian Spies

  2. The Guardian. (2017). AUS government bans agencies from using Kaspersky software over spying fears.

  3. Reuters. (2018). Twitter bans ads from Russia's Kaspersky Lab.

  4. The Wall Street Journal. (2017). Russian Hackers Stole NSA Data on U.S. Cyber Defense.

  5. International Business Times. (2019). Kaspersky Antivirus users exposed to web tracking using JavaScript.

  6. Kaspersky. (2021). Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2021. Statistics.