Kaspersky Lab Anti-Virus 2011 Review


Kaspersky Lab Anti-Virus 2011 is easy to use and does an excellent job protecting PCs, according to users and experts, but it loses points for slowing down PCs more than other antivirus software.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 reviews declare this program a better-than-average protector of your computer. PC World says it offers strong protection against malware and a good interface helps make it user friendly. Its primary weakness, according to the experts, is that it drags down PC performance. Other Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 reviews also comment on this performance issue. Antivirus Ware says this version of the program is slower than previous iterations and virus definition updates don't occur with sufficient frequency. Otherwise, the review continues, the good security it offers is worthy of note. Users posting Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 reviews on Amazon are also fans and write about its ease of use and reliability, which includes sending notification when your license is about to expire. Still, like the experts, some users say it taxes a PC's resources too much for their taste.

Kaspersky Antivirus 2011 (starting at $18, Amazon) contains a slew of appealing features, such as antiphishing technology, rootkit detection, heuristics-based identification of malware, and protection for file downloads and email.

In terms of protection, Kaspersky Lab Anti-Virus 2011 comes close to rivaling some of the top antivirus programs. That said, its resource-chomping issues annoy reviewers. If it weren't for this flaw, it would rank among the top-tier performers in the antivirus firmament.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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