Kaspersky Antivirus Review

Kaspersky is the cream of the crop when it comes to malware detection, but here’s a closer look at its full offerings to determine if it’s the right antivirus software for you.

By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
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Editors Rating:
9.6 /10

What We Like

What We Don't Like

  • Risk of data exposure to foreign governments
  • Contracts start at a year long

Bottom Line

Antivirus prices change all the time, but one thing remains constant about Kaspersky: It's always good at detecting malware. It detected all five malware we hid in our computers, and independent antivirus tests also show Kaspersky's excellence in isolating and detecting even the newest types of malware.
Citations
  1. Bloomberg. (2015). The Company Securing Your Internet Has Close Ties to Russian Spies
    bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-19/cybersecurity-kaspersky-has-close-ties-to-russian-spies

  2. The Guardian. (2017). AUS government bans agencies from using Kaspersky software over spying fears.
    theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/13/us-government-bans-kaspersky-lab-russian-spying

  3. Reuters. (2018). Twitter bans ads from Russia's Kaspersky Lab.
    reuters.com/article/us-twitter-kaspersky-lab/twitter-bans-ads-from-russias-kaspersky-lab-idUSKBN1HR2RM

  4. The Wall Street Journal. (2017). Russian Hackers Stole NSA Data on U.S. Cyber Defense.
    wsj.com/articles/russian-hackers-stole-nsa-data-on-u-s-cyber-defense-1507222108

  5. International Business Times. (2019). Kaspersky Antivirus users exposed to web tracking using JavaScript.
    ibtimes.co.uk/kaspersky-antivirus-users-exposed-web-tracking-using-javascript-1667999