What is Kaspersky Antivirus?

Kaspersky is one of the most well-known brands in the computer security industry and its products consistently perform well on tests conducted by reputed independent testing companies. And Kaspersky Antivirus is one of the best products developed by Kaspersky Lab, along with Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Total Security. It is designed to protect users from malware and is primarily designed for computers running Microsoft Windows and Mac OS, although a version for Linux is available for business consumers. As an entry-level product by Kaspersky, the product features with real-time protection, detection and removal of viruses, trojans, worms, spyware, adware, keyloggers, malicious tools and auto-dialers, as well as detection and removal of rootkits. It may take several minutes for you to download and install Kaspersky Antivirus on your PC. Once installed, it automatically scans your PC to find threats – including new drive-by cryptomining infections that could seriously damage your PC’s performance.

Kaspersky Antivirus offers a full protection for you so you don’t have to worry about malicious threats or file corruption. It can act as file antivirus to scan all files that are opened, save or run on your PC, making sure that no file is infected on your machine. It also can be a web antivirus that scans incoming web traffic and prevents dangerous scripts from running on your PC. When you use instant message, Kaspersky Antivirus scans your incoming and outgoing IM messages for malicious and phishing links in case you accidentally click on a malicious link and bring viruses on your PC. It works the same way to protect you from spam emails with phishing links. The product even can be used to block Ransomware which is a type of malicious software that takes over user’s computer and threatens them into paying a ransom. Kaspersky Antivirus delivers essential Antivirus helps defend your PC against the latest viruses, ransomware & more.

Kaspersky’s system resource usage is very low so it won’t affect your PC performance. Its pricing is middle-of-the-road for premium antivirus offerings. Its “standard” price is $50-60 for one year of protection, but there’s loads of offers out there that knock this price in half to $30/year. It offers multi-year plans as well, but they aren’t available at a steeper discount:

  • 3 PCs – 1 Year – $29.99
  • 3 PCs – 2 Years – $59.99
  • 3 PCs – 3 Years – $89.99
  • 5 PCs – 1 Year – $39.99
  • 5 PCs – 2 Years – $79.99
  • 5 PCs – 3 Years – $119.99

It is good to know that Kaspersky Antivirus offers a 30-days free trial and the customer service is fantastic. If you get any problems, you can contact the support team via telephone, live chat or even submit a ticket. Overall, Kaspersky Antivirus offers amazing protection without compromising computer performance, making it an ideal choice for old and new computers alike.

Kaspersky Antivirus  System Requirement:

For all devices

  • Internet connection required – for product activation & updates and for access to some features

Windows®-based desktops and laptops

  • 1,500 MB free space on the hard drive
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 10 or higher
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4 or higher
  • Microsoft Windows 101 Home / Pro / Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 8 & 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise / 8.1 update
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Starter / Home Basic & Premium / Professional / Ultimate – SP0 or higher
  • Processor: 1 GHz or higher
  • Memory (RAM): 1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

Windows-based tablets (system with an Intel® processor)

  • Microsoft Windows 101 Home / Pro / Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 8 & 8.1 / Pro (64-bit)
  • Minimum screen resolution: 1024×600

Please note we do not support the beta versions/previews of new operating systems. Only final, officially released operating systems are supported by the product.

If you’re using Windows 10, you might need to download & install additional patches for your Kaspersky Lab security software (available after the product installation). Product is not intended to operate on Windows 10 Mobile editions.

Published on July 31, 2018 Deshawn S. Denham