Kaspersky Antivirus 2019 is a top of the line protection that has a huge amount of protection and great virus definitions. Is it the Best Antivirus For 2019? They have came quite a ways over the last few years, and have even taken a huge hit due to the propaganda and scandal about them giving information to the government.
(Updated Jun 25, 2019, removed False Positive ratings as Kaspersky’s newest results show 0 False positives, with 100% detection rate)
Let’s resolve the elephant in the room now, and although I could go over this in extreme detail, the short answer is, Kaspersky Antivirus 2019 is completely safe for any US citizen to use. Not only has Kaspersky proven this is not the case, but they have even changed management to help resolve these concerns for customers. If you still don’t trust the product, I have another great review on Panda Dome 2019.
Back to the Kaspersky Antivirus review; Kaspersky Antivirus 2019 is great protection, and I have run this software in the past and didn’t have any issues with it. The product has some of the best virus definitions and heuristics on the market, but does have less features than some other competing products. Due to the lack of features, Kaspersky is much more competitively priced and provides just as good if not better than other antivirus products on the market.
Update – June 25, 2019 – Removing False Positive score, as third party AV-Comparatives has done new tests that found _0_ false positives and 100% detection score for Kaspersky Antivirus 2019
Kaspersky Antivirus 2019 is one of the most protective antivirus softwares on the market. It has been given extremely high ratings at other sites, and provides the best protection of any other Antivirus on the market. With a 100% detection rate in the Lab at AV-Comparatives, Kaspersky Antivirus 2019 has been given extremely high awards and is a high contender for one of the best antivirus softwares of 2019.
With Kaspersky protecting you in the tests from over 750 malicious pieces of software, Kaspersky Antivirus is one of 3 virus protections this month getting 100% detections in testing.
Kaspersky has a heavy set of features in their protections, but does not include as many features as other antivirus software on the market today. Most of the time, these features are in higher cost products, and are not even necessary to use, or there are better products for just a specific feature.
Firewall – Kaspersky Antivirus includes a firewall in their internet Security suite which provides granular customization and has a easy to use default configuration. Most users will do well with the defaults, but if you host your own games, websites, servers, etc, you may need to make some custom port changes.
Virtual Keyboard – The virtual keyboard protects your passwords from key logging tools and allows you to use the mouse to input your password. Mouse clicks cannot be easily tracked to letters, which makes the virtual keyboard great. All versions of the Kaspersky Suite provides this feature.
Parental Controls – The included Parental Controls allows you to lock down your device for your children’s user accounts, and prevent them from going to certain websites, categories, or only allowing them to load specific applications. It also sets timers, and other functions.
Secure Browser – The Secure Browser in Kaspersky Antivirus 2019 provides a browser that cannot easily be hijacked. This browser has extra protections and opens within a sandbox to protect your PC.
Banner-ad blocker – One of my favorite features, as it blocks ads on websites and prevents them from showing up. Your websites start to look much cleaner and do not have all of the ad clutter that a lot of websites have these days.
Kaspersky Antivirus provides these features, and a few additional features including: System optimizer, Backups, File encryption, File shredder, and a password manager. If you’d like to see additional features and what is included in Kaspersky Antivirus, check out the Kaspersky Website.
Kaspersky Antivirus does cause a little bit of a performance impact, but with todays PC’s this is very difficult to notice. Although I did notice a slight performance impact, Kaspersky still performed extremely fast, and didn’t cause any problems with my system itself, or any errors. Where I did notice some performance impact is during web surfing, the delay was about an additional 1/2 to 1 second as it scans the website for you. This was not significant enough to cause any issues, and is well worth it for the 100% detection rates.
Ease of Use
The Kaspersky antivirus suite was easy to use and did not have a learning curve. All settings are right on the screen that you may need. The user interface walks you through changes you try to make, and helps you correct any issues you may have. If Kaspersky notices that for some reason it has a feature disabled, it will notice you to enable it and help you through the process. The product also will automatically vaccinate and resolve any viruses you do get on the system.
Unfortunately, the nature of antivirus is that in order to detect the virus, someone has to have the virus on their systems. This means that zero-day attacks, or brand new viruses aren’t protected against. No virus protection can protect against something they don’t know. If you do end up getting an infection, the antivirus software includes support on helping you remove such viruses and clean up your system.
Kaspersky Lab’s support is amazing, as I was able to quickly get someone on the phone and got a email response within 24 hours. Although some antivirus products have been quicker than a 24 hour turn around, Kaspersky is still within an acceptable range for their support.
How much does Kaspersky Antivirus, or the Kaspersky Suite’s cost? $40-$100
Kaspersky Antivirus not only provides some of the best protections on the market, but they also come in at a very competitive price point. They provide you with top of the line protections and amazing support, all in an affordable price. Their product allows for a trial in order to test if the product works for your computer, as well as a competitive price point. All in all, Kaspersky is one of the best antivirus softwares 2019 and rightly deserves so.