AntiVirusSoftware KASPERSKY LABS
Introduction • A computer virus can be very damaging, the best way to protect your computer is to install an Antivirus software onto your machine. • Independent testssuggest that Kaspersky Lab’s Antivirus software is amongst the top performers.
Disadvantages • Can cause a little bit of lag. The boot-time impact was ‘atrocious’ according to Cnet. http://download.cnet.com/Kaspersky-Anti-Virus-2013/3000-2239_4-10259842.html • At $39.95 for 1 year, it is not expensive but does cost more than some of its competitors. • It did not score so well in PCMags hands on testing where it “repeatedly failed to remove one malware sample it detected. Phishing protection weak against newest sites. Some detected threats managed to install on clean test system.” http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2390861,00.asp
Summary & Recommendations Kaspersky Lab Antivirus 2012 has several new and improved features as outlined on their website… • System Watcher Protects your PC against unknown threats and lets you roll back system changes made by malware Improved! • Kaspersky File Advisor Allows you to check file safety with a single click of the mouse New! • Kaspersky URL Advisor Marks web links with a color-coded tag to advise you of their danger level Improved! • Anti-Phishing module Warns about phishing sites that steal personal data Improved! • Task Manager Allows you to monitor malware scanning activities as they happen New! • Completely redesigned interfaceMakes navigating around the PC security program quick and easy New! • Desktop gadgetLets you see your computer’s security status instantly and gives you quick access to essential security settings inside Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012 Improved! Source https://www.kasperskyanz.com.au/kaspersky_anti-virus • A Mac version is now also available.