"About as welcome as Russian tanks rolling into Chechnya"2.0 starson by Mr Tea
Pros: The interface is straightforward and not yellow. Tech support responded promptly to my email.
Cons: Bit of a processor hog. Trashed my school's IT Suite.
Summary: Kaspersky AV replaced Symantec on all Cardiff Council administered PCs (which includes the ones in my primary school) over the Easter break. The result is that all our computers are running at half-speed, except for the ones in the IT Suite, which aren't running at all. The problem is our 'Hydra' systems, which use software emulation to run 6 workstations from 1 PC (kinda like thin client technology, but without the extra boxes). Kaspersky doesn't like their startup routines, and puts the boot in as soon as it gets a sniff of desktop. On the plus side, the company was very responsive to my outraged emails. They provided a diagnostic tool for me to run so that I could send them detailed system info, and have suggested appropriate fixes, registry tweaks, etc... Not simple, by any means, but doable. It's unfortunate, therefore, that Cardiff Council policy does not allow me to apply those fixes (School IT Managers are not trusted with Admin passwords because that would immediatley put the slackers and know-nothings in the Schools IT Service out of a job.) Hey ho.
My advice is to be wary of this product if you are running anything other than a well-specified plain vanilla PC.