PROS / Kaspersky scored above average for protection on all supported versions of Windows.
CONS / This program scored lower on performance tests, conducted by independent testers, compared to our top pick.
VERDICT / Kaspersky is a leading program in the antivirus software industry that continually scores high on independent tests for protection and performance, proving it is excellent at detecting and blocking legitimate internet threats.
Editor’s Note: Top Ten Reviews uses test results from the independent laboratory AV-Test as part of our review process for the best antivirus software. AV-Test looks specifically at protection, performance and usability on multiple versions of Windows operating systems, and it performs these evaluations several times throughout the year. We use the most current AV-Test scores available at the time of our review. It is possible that new AV-Test scores will be released after our review goes live on the site. We will consider these scores during our next review of the best antivirus software.Kaspersky recently released its 2017 version of virus protection software compatible with Windows 10. However, the independent laboratory AV-Test has only conducted tests using its 2016 version. Kaspersky performed so well in those tests and includes so many extra security features that it easily made our list of the
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