Kaspersky Antivirus offers essential safety for your operating system. It works in a defensive manner to protect your valuable files from worms, spyware, latest viruses and much more. It is the ultimate security management solution and the good thing is that, it is light as, it doesn’t slow down your system. It offers the best possible virus protection features, but has slight issues related to system resource usage, technical support and usability. But still it carries some essential features like heuristic detection, which is the ability to track previously unknown viruses.
Some Essential Protection Features
Kaspersky AntiVirus automatically scans both incoming and outgoing instant message links. It helps in tracking phishing attempts and malicious content. By automatic, we mean here that, you need to turn the switch on in order to make use of this feature. If, you leave it off it won’t scan the IM links.
In the same manner Kaspersky AntiVirus allows, you to protect all email folders – inbox, sent, spam, etc. from harmful emails. There are three levels of protection, to choose from, for your emails. There are ‘low’, ‘recommended’ and the ‘high’ sliders. Adjust them according to your requirement.
The best thing about the user interface is that, Kaspersky AntiVirus is very easy to understand. At the home panel, you will only see the basic buttons like ‘update’, ‘scan’, etc. and these are buttons that are used mostly. For customized settings, you will need to hit the ‘settings’ button, which is at the bottom and not much noticeable. There are some handy settings and features that, you can make use of.
For beginners, it might be difficult to address the technical issues, as locating information is not that easy. When you look for support, Kaspersky AntiVirus will open different pop-up windows and WebPages. As there is no centralized support page it gets very confusing. Technical support unit takes a hefty amount of money to remove any sort of virus, when Kaspersky itself fails to diagnose or clean. There are some antivirus software’s that provide free virus-removal services.
Resource usage of the 2022 version, of Kaspersky, is quite high. According to a test the memory usage went up to 130MB in idle mode, which is equivalent to 7% of the RAM on any 2GB memory processing unit. In the same manner during full system scan the CPU usage shot to 30%-70%. The resource usage can put strain on your system during light activities also.
Kaspersky AntiVirus offers maximum security and has maintained its position in the market, as one of the most competent antivirus programs. But there are only two issues related to resources usage and technical support that we need to look after. In different independent tests Kaspersky has topped various categories. Only if they could manage their expensive and confusing technical support, Kaspersky AntiVirus will become an ideal choice for users. The latest version offers a good deal of bonus tools and world-class phishing security features that are very useful.