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One of the Best
on 19 August 2011
Having used Kaspersky for some years it I am of the opinion it scores heavily over its more popular competitors for one very simple reason - its not resource hungry. It will happily operate in the background unnoticed with no discernable impact on PC functionality.
Admittedly a full scan does seem to take an age - many hours in fact, but in normal background mode it really is very good. There is also a quick scan that will take just a few minutes.
It does have some drawbacks however. Customer service is far from perfect. Updates are not always fast or convenient. I recall that windows 7 was released before Kaspersky was able to issue an update compatible with Windows 7. Its password protection element in an earlier version simply was not upadated to be compatible with Firefox updates.
Its also not very consumer friendly - its reports can be fairly meaningless to the non technical minded. Making alterarations to say firewall settings is not at all clear or easy to do.
Overall however its still a winner.