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Kaspersky Review

Kaspersky are one of the biggest names in the PC protection space offering their security services to over 300 million users and 250 thousand businesses worldwide. With almost 20 years of experience under their belt, Kaspersky have consistently been a leader in the market, offering quality anti-malware products fit for personal users and corporations alike. The company is well known in the industry for their antivirus software and its efficiency in dealing with malware threats without using up much processing power (a common issue in protection products due to their heavy background activity).

Features

Kaspersky Internet Security includes the same antivirus protection as their other plans but allows you to use on other deviecs like Smartphone or Tablet. But the $59.95 price is for 1 device anyway. It also includes additional privacy tools and helps protect your online purchases this is via the Kaspersky Secure Connection which is a VPN. The software was easy to install and use, it’s extremely hard to get anything wrong. You can also use Kaspersky on your Android and Mac with ‘Internet Protection’

Security

Kaspersky Internet Security is a regular participant in various different independant virus testing labs and always performs well. You can see the latest scores below.

AV Test - 100.00
AV Comparatives - 99.50

Support

With every plan you get Technical Support via phone, live chat and email, as well as free 24/7 online sales support (an example of what you can use this for is enquiries into different plans, helping you choose which one you need). One great addition is the 30-day, “no questions asked” money-back guarantee on all online purchases, allowing you to be more confident in purchasing Kaspersky products. Tech support isn’t available around the clock, only from 5AM to 11PM eastern with no support on calendar holidays. 

Our attempts to reach support went very smoothly, we were instantly connected to a tech expert from Kaspersky on request which would have been fantastic during an emergency. 

Affordability

Kaspersky’s ‘Internet Security’, is their middle tier of protection, it offers a year of protection for 1 device for $59.95. I

Kaspersky provide real-time and proactive protection of your computer. In other words, it’s a fairly simple piece of software, but it does it’s intended job well. For an extra $5, you can upgrade to their ‘Internet Security’ software, which builds on the basic, entry-level product with additions like financial transaction protection, webcam protection, anti-spyware measures and some great privacy features. 

There is the option to upgrade once more for yet another $10, which adds another set of really useful features. The upgrades are most definitely worth the money.

Overall, Kaspersky’s products are good value for money.