Kaspersky Antivirus Security Features
Kaspersky offers three paid plans in this product line. Here’s a basic run-down of each plan — if you want to see the feature sets in detail, head to the Plans and Pricing section below.
- Kaspersky Anti-Virus is a basic antivirus product for Windows. It offers real-time and on-demand protection against all types of malware, including viruses, spyware, and ransomware.
- Kaspersky Internet Security adds support for Mac and mobile, plus extra protection against cybercrime such as phishing scams and credit card theft.
- Kaspersky Total Security is Kaspersky’s top-of-the-range plan. It includes bonus features such as a password manager and parental controls.
For starters, Kaspersky’s real-time protection is great. It constantly scans the system for anything that might cause concern, and it performed perfectly in my tests, instantly blocking all the malware I threw at it with near-perfect detection.
My testing really highlighted Kaspersky’s powerful anti-ransomware protection. Ransomware is an especially dangerous type of malware that costs the world economy billions of dollars per year, so it’s great that the software is capable of handling this dangerous threat.
Kaspersky’s real-time protection is so effective that I actually had trouble running my ransomware simulation. So in order to get started, I had to temporarily turn off real-time protection.
Kaspersky Cloud Protection
With Kaspersky Cloud Protection, you can help Kaspersky in its battle against malware. Kaspersky claims that it can provide increased protection against harmful applications and websites by having your computer send data to Kaspersky, contributing to its antivirus research. The more data Kaspersky has, the better it becomes at detecting viruses. Kaspersky then instantly shares its findings with all Kaspersky users.