Is this antivirus credible and efficient?

Kaspersky test review
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Updated 03/28/2022 : Kaspersky is officially “a national security threat” of the United States. In Germany, antivirus was strongly discouraged.

If the French ANSSI acknowledges that there may be doubts about Russian software, it has not yet taken a stand. In any case, we advise you to turn to alternatives for maximum safety. The content below is no longer updated. You can see our antivirus comparison here.

Bitdefender

Annual rate

€ 24

Internet security

Our opinion: The best antivirus on all devices!

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Intego

Annual rate

€ 19.99

Mac Internet Security X9

€ 29.99

Mac Premium Package X9

Our opinion: The best antivirus for Mac with very advanced protection against 0-Day vulnerabilities

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Norton

Annual rate

€ 14.99

Norton Antivirus Plus

€ 29.99

Norton 360 standard

€ 34.99

Norton 360 Deluxe

€ 39.99

Norton 360 Premium

Our opinion: The most intuitive antivirus on the market

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How to get an opinion on Kaspersky?

The solution is very simple. To form your opinion about Kaspersky, we invite you to run the Kaspersky Anti-Virus test. Why ? Simply because it is totally free! In fact, for thirty days you have the opportunity to use this software without spending a single euro. It is the ideal solution for developing an opinion on the product without running the risk of a bad investment.

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Virus detection

The Kaspersky virus test works in several ways, like Bitdefender Total Security (read our Bitdefender review right here). The first is the one running in the background; you don’t have to do anything. Kaspersky automatically scans all your files and warns you if there is a suspicious one. The second is the scheduled Kaspersky test. You can choose a time and date to activate the scan. Finally, the third is Kaspersky’s manual test. It is the least practical because it requires presence. But this tool can always be used in case of immediate doubt.

Performance optimization

Many opinions gathered on antiviruses ensure that they slow down your computer. But it’s true? With Kaspersky, fortunately not. Indeed, our Kaspersky test showed no further slowdowns. Even better: there is an option to improve the power of your computer. So, if your Mac or PC is too slow, Kaspersky can help you clean it up to make it faster.

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antivirus alert Ⓒ Kaspersky

ad blocker

Our Kaspersky test didn’t just lead us to discover antivirus. We were also able to try out ad blocking. As the name suggests, it is responsible for identifying adware, malicious software whose goal is to deliver invasive advertisements on your computer. Here, the result was very conclusive: Kaspersky spotted all the advertisements. We were then able to deactivate them and they never reappeared.

Kaspersky ad blocking is a feature included in the paid version. It also covers some browsers such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

Our take on GPS tracking

Did you know ? Kaspersky offers a rather unique feature that is hard to find with the competition. This asks to go through the mobile app, which needs to be installed on his children’s phone. Then, a normal Kaspersky test runs in the background as your offspring move. The goal of this is obviously to locate her GPS position. You can then follow a map so you know exactly where your kids are. If you live in a risky neighborhood, this is the ideal solution if you don’t have time to pick her up from school.

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Webcam protection

The Kaspersky webcam test is an innovative feature. In fact, here you have the option to verify that a hacker is not viewing the video stream from your camera. Computers that have a sensor of this type above their screen are very numerous. And sometimes the yellow dot that lights up to tell you the camera is required can also be hacked. With Kaspersky’s solution, this is history.

Kaspersky VPN

Our Kaspersky test also allowed us to look into the VPN case. This is one of the most interesting features of this review. On the one hand, because this VPN guarantees your online anonymity. Indeed, its role is to pass your IP address through multiple servers in order to make your geographic location almost imperceptible.

On the other hand, because this virtual private network also allows you to benefit from advantages for travelers who want to avoid censorship. In fact, in China, Facebook is banned, so without a VPN you won’t be able to text all your friends.

Anti Phishing

Kaspersky also offers anti-phishing protection. The principle is to help you avoid falling into the phishing trap. But what is it? In short, hackers impersonate the online shopping sites you use every day such as Amazon or Etsy. They just aren’t the real ones. Consequently, when you enter your bank details, it is the hacker who retrieves them. Ouch …

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VPN test Ⓒ Kaspersky

Parental control test

Our Kaspersky test also stopped at the issue of parental controls. Here you will be asked for your opinion to find out at what times you choose to allow free computer access to your children. You can choose time slots in which Internet access is prohibited. In addition, you also have the option to block some Internet sites whose content is considered too violent for the little ones.

We recommend this feature for all families with children under the age of thirteen. It is compatible with Windows and Mac and macOS.

Compatibility (computers and mobile phones)

Our Kaspersky test allowed us to find out which computers are compatible with the antivirus. It must be said that there are many. First you can install Kaspersky on MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. But that’s not all, since this antivirus is also compatible with the iMac and the Mac Pro. Finally, keep in mind that all computers running Windows 11, Windows 8, Windows 10 are also compatible with Kaspersky.

As for smartphones, our test was mainly concerned with the iPhone 13, the iPhone 13 Pro Max and the second generation iPhone SE. But if you have a mobile with Android, no problem: the test also analyzes the files of this operating system.

Our take on Kaspersky: On the iPhone, Intego does better because it specializes in Apple.

Updated 03/28/2022 : Kaspersky is officially “a national security threat” of the United States. In Germany, antivirus was strongly discouraged.

If the French ANSSI acknowledges that there may be doubts about Russian software, it has not yet taken a stand. In any case, we recommend that you turn to alternatives instead. You can see our antivirus comparison here.

Bitdefender

Annual rate

€ 24

Internet security

Our opinion: The best antivirus on all devices!

SEE MORE

1

Intego

Annual rate

€ 19.99

Mac Internet Security X9

€ 29.99

Mac Premium Package X9

Our opinion: The best antivirus for Mac with very advanced protection against 0-Day vulnerabilities

SEE MORE

2

Norton

Annual fee

€ 14.99

Norton Antivirus Plus

€ 29.99

Norton 360 standard

€ 34.99

Norton 360 Deluxe

€ 39.99

Norton 360 Premium

Our opinion: The most intuitive antivirus on the market

SEE MORE

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Frequent questions

How much does Kaspersky cost?

In fact, there is no single price for Kaspersky antivirus. Prices range from 19.99 euros per year to 69.99 euros per year for Kaspersky Total Security. This version, in our opinion, is the most efficient because it allows you to protect multiple devices at the same time. Here is a quick price comparison for running a Kaspersky test at home:

  • Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac: 39.99 euros per year
  • Kaspersky Total Security: 69.99 euros per year for all operating systems
  • Kaspersky Security Cloud Personal: 41.99 euros per year
  • Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection: 24.95 euros per year
  • Kaspersky Password Manager: 13.99 euros per year
  • Kaspersky Safe Kids: € 14.99 per year

Is there a free version of Kaspersky?

Yes. There is a free version of Kaspersky antivirus. Unfortunately, this is limited in time as you can only use it for 30 days. As you can guess, that’s not enough time to get a feel for the product. In fact, running a Kaspersky test for viruses in documents already takes some time. There are also features like GPS child tracking that you probably won’t always use.

To form your opinion about Kaspersky, it is better to decide to choose a paid version. The advantage is that you will then have plenty of time to discover each solution in the software suite, and there are many. But it doesn’t matter if your budget is tight, as as you have read there are very affordable packages.

What is Kaspersky’s virus detection rate?

Kaspersky’s virus detection rate is 99.9%. So you can tell yourself that Kaspersky recognizes almost all malware. Furthermore, the feedback from most cybersecurity experts confirms this information (example here). PC magazine for example, it awarded the editorial choice to Kaspersky, while AV-TEST awarded it the title of flagship product. Comparative AV, another antivirus expert, called it the product of the year 2020.

Is Kaspersky compatible with Windows 11?

Kaspersky is compatible with Windows 11, on Dell, HP, Asus, Lenovo and Acer. To find out which version of Windows your PC is running, go to settings. Also note that Kaspersky is also compatible with older versions such as Windows 10 and Windows 8.

Can I install Kaspersky on a Samsung?

You can easily form your own opinion on Kaspersky by downloading the app to your Samsung. Most of the models are eligible because they are equipped with the Android operating system created by Google. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip are among them. The Kaspersky antivirus test is also launched on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and the Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus. To do this, you need to install Kaspersky from the Google Play Store.

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Editor’s Note


6.7 / 10