A Comparison of Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Kaspersky Security and
Kaspersky Pure 2019


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    Kaspersky Anti-Virus


  • Snapshot:
  • Features:
  • Real-time Antivirus Protection
  • Manual Antivirus Scanning
  • Spyware Protection & Removal
  • Keylogger Protection
  • Rootkit Detection & Removal
  • Anti-phishing Web Protection
  • Free technical support
  • Two-way Firewall
  • Parental Control
  • Antispam Email Filter
  • Secure Financial Transactions
  • Password Manager
  • Automatic Backup
  • File Encryption
  • File Shredder
  • PC Clean-Up
  • Control Center


  • For nearly 20 years, Kaspersky Lab has made a very strong arsenal of antivirus and antimalware products.

    Its products consistently test extremely well in overall threat-fighting capabilities, and it's a highly reliable and user-friendly product.

    True to form, Kaspersky Antivirus likewise tested very well in every critical category.

    Even though it doesn't have the variety of specific security features that Kaspersky Internet Security or Pure have, it's still a great product.

  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus
  • Kaspersky 2017 core protection has a solid foundation of basic features.

    Virus removal, virus scanning, external drive scanning, spyware detection, and malware scanning are all top-notch.

    In fact Kaspersky didn't score lower than the mid-nineties in any of those categories and was near-perfect in real time virus protection.

    Even though the standard features perform very well, those who have multiple users or do a fair bit of online shopping or banking, might want to consider upgrading to Kaspersky Internet Security 2017.

$79.95 $59.95

  • If you like Kaspersky Antivirus, there are some useful additional security features in the Internet Security upgrade worth considering:

    • Two-Way Firewall
    • Application Control
    • Keyboard Security
    • Safe Money
    • Anti-Spam

    Aside from the security features, this version also has features to enhance Internet experience, too.

  • Kaspersky Security
    • Gamer mode:
      allows gamers to continue gaming without interruptions from antivirus pop-ups.
    • Ad blocking:
      removes banner ads from websites.

    On balance, Kaspersky Internet Security offers some of the most valuable extra features of any Internet Security Suite.

    For reliable security and worthwhile tools, it's an upgrade worth considering.