Kaspersky Antivirus has great antivirus and real-time anti-malware protection – it caught all my malware samples during testing.
There’s some nice added protection too. Its phishing protection is pretty good at detecting risky websites. I also like Kaspersky Antivirus Online parental controls, which I think are one of the best. I also like the Rescue Disc feature which disinfects computers infected with malware, the secure browser and virtual keyboard that makes online payments secure, and the premium version of a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
But I wasn’t too impressed with some of Kaspersky Antivirus Protection extra features. The password manager is fine, but pretty simple – it doesn’t even have the basic features like two-factor authentication (2FA) or dark web monitoring that all the leading password managers will have in 2021. System cleaning tools are decent, but competitors like Avira offer more options for computer optimization. The free VPN that comes with all plans offers only 200MB/day and allows users to only connect to one server (which is also the slowest). And the backup and restore feature is basically a free Dropbox account (Dropbox gives all users 2GB of storage, so it gives you nothing).
Even so, I still think that Kaspersky Antivirus Total Security is a good package overall for protecting the Internet. It has a good quality antivirus scanner, some very useful features, and is quite affordable. I also think Kaspersky Antivirus is one of the most transparent antivirus companies – after allegations in 2017 that it worked with the Russian government to steal US intelligence agencies, Kaspersky Antivirus moved its data centers to USA, opened transparency centers around the world, and passed SOC 2 exams.
McAfee wins because its solutions have more security-related features and additional utilities than Kaspersky’s Antivirus. Independent lab testing shows that both software offers great malware protection with no performance effect, although McAfee’s antivirus suites are less expensive than Kaspersky Antivirus
Yes, you can download a 30 day free trial version.
Kaspersky antivirus costs 44$/ mo available in Texas.