Kaspersky Free

Kaspersky Free

5 stars

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4 (3)

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full-featured antivirus scanner Kaspersky Free Antivirus is a light and free version of the commercial Kaspersky Antivirus software. It offers full, basic virus protection but excludes some of the advanced features of the paid versions, namely Parental Control, Online Payment Protection, and Secure Connection (VPN). Kaspersky Free automatically scans all files as they are opened, saved or run and offers additional protection for web traffic, IM messages and incoming/outgoing email messages. You can choose which of the extra features you want to use, they are enabled by default. Other features include automatic idle scan, rootkit detection, adjustable security levels, scheduled scans, support for exclusions and trusted application, password protection, on-demand file scan (via context menu), and more. Kaspersky Free Antivirus will automatically update itself with the latest definitions (or you can choose manual updates if you prefer). You will need to register with an email address before you can activate the free version. Copyright Snapfiles.com

Product Details

Publisher Kaspersky Labs (5) Price Free
Version  history Last updated Dec 01, 2018
File Size 2.26 Mb Requirements None

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Excellent 5 stars by kransowilliam450 Aug 01, 2021
I had avast for years, slowed down my computer over time and added too many ads and popups. switched to Kaspersky and noticed a major increase in speed and better protection. show Review details
Unsuitable for older equipment 3 stars by blackhorse Oct 24, 2017 (Read all my 2 reviews)
I installed this on a ten year old laptop that I still use regularly (and very effectively) in the hope that it would be a lightweight solution. Immediately Kaspersky Free was using between 24 and 75 of the CPU whenever I did anything. In fact I struggled to uninstall it because everything I touched was "not responding" due to the resource hogging. I realise this is old equipment but the whole anti-virus industry needs a rethink. These programs do little more than they did years ago yet clearly use vastly more resources than they used to. No one wants an antivirus center stage on their system dominating everything. show Review details
This just replaced avast on some of my pc's 5 stars by Klatuu Sep 22, 2017 (Read all my 27 reviews)
I am a bit demanding when it comes to an AV program, and some either lack a lot of features and controls, or have a lot of false alarms, or too many popup ads etc. Avast is very good, but on two of my slower AMD PC's I noticed that boot times were very long, and in fact one shield in Avast would fail to load at times and I'd have to manually launch it. So I saw that Kapersky had a Freeware and gave it a shot. Kapersky has a very capable AV that you pay for, so why not? Well, Windows now loads 2x to 3x faster on those slower PC's, and even some software like Firefox launches faster! And Kapersky has a lot of configuration in the Setup area (Gear Icon, lower left) and can be temporarily shut down via the Taskbar Icon and so on. Just setup an account with them using an Email and a password (done within the program install) and you're done! You can then use that same emailpassword for any additional installations of Free Kapersky. Fast and very capable. Out of all of them out there, I would only recommend this or Avast for Free Anti-Virus software's these days, and Kapersky may soon become my favorite! show Review details
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