Cons Anti-Spy,Anti-Spam and Bugs
Summary I am great Fan of its anti-virus,but my fanship ends there!
Nobody needs to give kaspersky a certificate for their detections and cleaning of anti-virus...but problems start right after it..
Even after repeated complaints kaspersky's new update servers corrupts virus signatures and the only solution they offer is Re-installing..
Anti-spy seems a good edition,but its anti-banner causes problems with many sites including Download.Com!
Anti-Hacker is good but not as efficient and tough as zonealarm or outpost...
Anti-Spam is the worst i have seen this year for any security suite,the only good option being previewing-emails!
What do you do with a anti-virus,if the signature-updates corrupt it from time to time...
There are plenty of bugs reported in their forum and they are hardly fixed...
Another shocker here is their forum-support!!!
I have heard a lot of it,but in real life experience i found it to be a myth!
The developers hardly ever come to the forum,and the only other thing they do is ask you for logs and then say"re-install it"!!!
Also its way to pricy with $80,for this!!
Pros Good antivirus and proactive defense works as described
Cons Anti phising gives lot of false postives.
Summary Kaspersky introduced this suite after a long running beta but it still not up to par. One thing needs to be mentioned that it has low memory usage which is ideal for any computer.Needs to be improved in certain areas such as interface,ad blocking, anti phising. The antivirus included in the suite is the gem.Updated
Http scanner slows internet. Sometimes registry guard warning can be hard to understand.
Pros Top level protection and uses minimal system resources.
Cons None that I have found.
Summary I have tried about every security suite available and Kaspersky Internet Security tops them all by far. You get updated antivirus and antispyware signatures every 1-2 hours even on weekends. The firewall passes all leak and probe tests with flying colors. All modules of the program are able to be customized to your hearts delight. You can even set the program to e-mail you if a threat is discovered. Though a little more expensive than some others, it is worth every dime. Forget the rest, get the best, and relax knowing that your computer is fully protected.
Pros Effective, minimal interference, fast
Cons None (considering the rebate offset the price.)
Summary I tried McAfee for a couple of years, then had trouble with them over rebates, so I switched to Norton for a couple of years. Always went with the "pro" recommendation, but was unhappy with both products. Did some research and found users liked Kaspersky. Tried it and it is everything I want. And the price, after rebate, is about right. I would give it a "10" but haven't had enough experience with it yet.
Pros Decent footprint. Works well with old windows and office.
Cons Does not work fully with latest Windows and Office. Support is very poor and unresponsive.
Summary Fist, the product works well for users using Windows XP and Office 2003 or older. However, there are glaring bugs when using the product with Vista and/or Outlook 2007.
In Vista the product currently prevents users from copying large amounts of files ~16,300. A significant issue that directly affects the basic functionality of the OS.
With Outlook 2007 using a PST file Kaspersky Internet Security fails to correctly close the PST file when messages are moved among folders, or when the SPAM identification buttons are used. When Outlook is opened it must check the PST file for errors. Another significant issue.
Kaspersky is slow to resolve these critical errors -- Kaspersky has been aware of both issues for well over a month. Additionally, support requests to Kaspersky Labs recieve this reply:
"Unfortunately, due to the high rate of customer requests to our technical support service, the response time to your request 308056278, received on 25.02.2007 21:21:38 will exceed 24 hours. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Your request will be replied to as soon as is possible!"
At least they are being honest, I haven't heard ANYTHING from Kaspersky for close to three weeks. Thanks for keeping me informed and in the loop Kaspersky support!
Finally, many, many users on Kaspersky Labs are experiencing issues with very long boot times using the latest version of the product. Kaspersky has had a difficult time resolving this.
My ordeal with Kaspersky has been incredibly frustrating. The product while decent does not function correctly with the current OS and Office Microsoft has available. This, coupled with Kaspersky's extremely poor support results in an average score for the product.
I would recommend another company that has better support practices and effectively resolves issues with the product so it works correctly.