Kaspersky Anti-Virus (2015) Review by PC Magazine
16 Jul 2014
PC Magazine, By Neil Rubenking
Bottom line: Kaspersky Anti-Virus (2015) made a clean sweep, earning top marks from all of the independent antivirus test labs. It's a new Editors' Choice for antivirus protection. The solution earned 4.5/5 stars.
How often do you find an antivirus product that's still managed by its eponymous creator? Peter Norton and Symantec's Norton product line went their separate ways ages ago. John McAfee is still making news, but not in connection with McAfee the company. Then there's Eugene Kaspersky, still at the helm of Kaspersky Lab. Maybe continuity pays off; Kaspersky Anti-Virus (2015) is an impressive and highly capable antivirus program. It's affordable, too: You can purchase a single one-year subscription for $39.95, or get a three-pack for $20 more.
The product's clean main window displays current security status, with a link to dig in for details, good or bad. Four big panels let you quickly launch a scan, check for updates, view activity reports, and activate a virtual keyboard.
The virtual keyboard deserves a little extra attention. Many products offer a similar feature, to let you enter passwords without using the vulnerable physical keyboard. Kaspersky's floating semi-transparent keyboard isn't just better-looking than the competition. It also includes technology that keeps spyware from capturing your personal data by scraping the screen. Read more.