• Perfect and near-perfect scores from four independent testing labs.
  • Perfect score in our phishing protection test.
  • Good scores in our malware-blocking and malicious URL blocking tests.
  • Full-scale phone and live chat support.


  • Bonus scans significantly overlap each other.
Best of the year 2019 BugEditors’ Note: We are aware of the allegations of Kaspersky Lab’s inappropriate ties to the Russian government. Until we see some actual proof of these allegations, we will treat them as unproven, and continue to recommend Kaspersky’s security products as long as their performance continues to merit our endorsement.When you’re looking to purchase antivirus software, how do you know which is best? One help for your search comes from the independent antivirus testing labs, which evaluate and rate dozens of antivirus solutions. On that basis, Kaspersky Anti-Virus is a winner; it earned the top or nearly top score in every test by every lab that we follow and aced our antiphishing test. The core antivirus is the same excellent protection as what you get with Kaspersky’s free product, but the paid edition includes a useful vulnerability scan and full access to tech support. Kaspersky Anti-Virus retains its Editors’ Choice award.You pay $59.99 per year for a three-license Kaspersky subscription, discounted to $29.99 for new customers. That’s pretty good. Bitdefender, Webroot, and ZoneAlarm, among others, charge $39.99 for a single license. On the other hand, F-Secure gives you three licenses for $39.99. Symantec Norton AntiVirus Plus costs $59.99 too, but that gets you just one license. With McAfee, that same subscription price lets you install protection on every Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS device in your household.Kaspersky’s main window appears unchanged since my last review, with the same slightly textured white background and plenty of whitespace. There’s a status panel at the top, a More Tools button at the bottom, and button-panels for Scan, Database Update, Reports, and On-Screen Keyboard.

By Neil J. Rubenking from PC Mag

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