Kaspersky’s antivirus program has good malware detection rates. Its extra security features, such as parental controls, file shredding, backups, a VPN and secure browser, are also great additions. However, the program’s board management software UI has an apprehension curve and it can be a bit difficult to navigate around, especially when you first install it. After a short initial setup, the interface becomes easy to navigate. There are numerous options to personalize Kaspersky according to your personal preferences. Additionally, the Timeline and Notification Center at the bottom of the “Home” screen make it simple to manage essential functions without leaving the main screen.
The company’s image suffered a blow after it was accused in 2017 of working with the Russian government, and several countries have banned its software. While that accusation wasn’t proven however, the company has been working hard to restore its image and also launched its Global Transparency initiative so users can get more information about its source code and threat detection rules and data collection procedures.
All Kaspersky subscriptions offer real-time security for Windows, Mac, and Android devices. Some plans also include a dedicated antivirus app for iOS that provides automatic scanning and instant scans for settings, apps and photos. Certain premium plans (Internet Security and Total Security) add other essential features, such as an app locker to store and showing your private apps and parental controls.