The anti-virus program from Kaspersky has high malware detection rates, and its extra security features (parental controls and backups, file shredding and password management and a VPN, a secure web browser and more) are a welcome addition to other top-rated products in our test. However, the program’s UI has an apprehension curve and can be frustrating to get through, especially when you risk of scanguard first install it. After a brief initial setup, the interface becomes user-friendly. There are a variety of customization options to customize Kaspersky according to your personal preferences. Plus the Timeline and Notification Center located at the bottom of “Home” lets you manage important tasks without leaving the main screen.
The reputation of the company took a beating after it was accused of working with the Russian government in 2017, and some governments had banned its software. While that accusation wasn’t proven however, the company has worked to rebuild its image and launched its Global Transparency initiative so users can learn more about its source code and the rules for threat detection and data collection procedures.
All Kaspersky subscriptions come with real-time protection on Windows, Mac and Android devices. Some plans include a dedicated iOS antivirus application that offers automated scanning as well as instant scanning of settings, apps, and photos. Some of the premium plans (Internet Security and Total Security) add other important features, such as an app locker that allows you to store and displaying your private apps, and parental controls.