Kaspersky Total Security review
does kaspersky total security protect against malware?
does kaspersky remove malware?
Kaspersky Lab makes some of the best antivirus products out there, offering thorough protection against all malware that threatens a PC. All three of its Windows programs — Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Total Security — share the same excellent malware-scanning engine and intuitive user interface, and have the same moderate performance impact upon a computer.
Your choice of which software to buy, if any, depends on needs and budget. If you have young kids at home, you'll want the parental controls offered by Kaspersky Internet Security. If you don't already have a password manager or backup software, you may want to consider Kaspersky Total Security. If you have only a single machine to protect, Kaspersky Anti-Virus may be for you.
All three products work with Windows XP through Windows 10. The premium Android software included with Internet Security and Total Security support Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and up. The Mac application requires OS X 10.9 Mavericks and later; its features generally line up with those of Kaspersky Internet Security.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Internet Security and Total Security use the same scanning engine to root out malware. The engine combines traditional signature-matching of known malware with continuous heuristic monitoring of the system for behavior and suspicious code that may indicate an infection. If new malware is found on your system, a copy is automatically uploaded to Kaspersky's research lab for analysis, and a signature is then distributed to the company's 400 million users. Collection of new malware is anonymous and you can opt out of it at any time.
All three Kaspersky let you start scans in two clicks from the home page. Full Scan inspects everything that can be infected on the hard drive, while Quick Scan examines only the most susceptible files.
Kaspersky Total Security is a fully-featured software package with a large array of extra tools to justify the subscription costs. Kaspersky has spent a great deal of the last year building its brand around protecting families, and if you buy Total Security you'll also get a licence for Safe Kids, Kaspersky's separate parental controls application.
Total Security itself, there are some simple parental control settings, including an adult website filter, adult software filter and settings that let you limit how long your child can browse on weekdays and weekends.
Away from parental controls, there are some useful diagnostic tools for keeping an eye on your PC. A Task Manager-like interface shows you CPU and RAM usage, while the network monitor provides a slightly more user-friendly view of your bandwidth usage totals than Windows' own Resources Manager. There's also a file shredder and a tool for creating a bootable rescue disk, which can scan your PC for malware before Windows boots, bypassing the craftiest malware that that hides itself or disables your anti-virus protection when Windows has booted.
Remote management is also included, although it's not particularly useful unless you have an Android device. The web-based interface lets you run scans and enable features on your Windows PC or laptop, but it doesn't extend further than that. If you install the Android app (see box) you can wipe your device remotely, take a snapshot with the front-facing camera, and sound an alarm if you think you might just have lost it down the back of sofa cushion.
in my Kaspersky 2017 Review
Kaspersky Total Security is the only security package on test here that was able to achieve both perfect Protection and Legitimate Software score. That in itself is impressive,although with such stiff competition and such a high standard in this round of testing,there are fewer places to hide than usual. Kaspersky's software has small system footprint and is reasonably priced, too, and included smartphone anti-theft tools are very good indeed. If you use all the tools provided,it's very good value.
*final Kaspersky Total Security (2017) Review & Rating
►Pros from my Kaspersky Total Security review
-Security Network pools intelligence, good range of tools, low price
-Kaspersky includes a virtual keyboard to protect against keyloggers.
►Cons from my Kaspersky 2017 Review
-Slow to show interface, no explicit anti-ransomware module, cannot resize interface.
-Easy installation,backing of a global community, and privacy tools make Kaspersky Total Security 2017 a good choice for startups as well as home users
-Kaspersky Internet Security offers protection against malware threats without draining computer of its valuable resources.
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