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Kaspersky Antivirus for Mac Review

Posted on May 15, 2011

Take a step into Kaspersky Antivirus for Mac, a program that will take an active role in defending you from the parasitic software of the World Wide Web.
Security Strife

Computer security has always seemed somewhat complicated to home consumers, especially as it concerns digital viruses and the vaguely defined “malware.” If you do not have a degree in computer science and a background in software development, the specifics may escape you and can develop into an overwhelming dilemma that can be easier to ignore than really attack.

This state of perpetual confusion is what has stripped the necessary antivirus software from many computers, which has allowed the various Trojans, spyware, and adware to become standard across the de-centralized net. Kaspersky Lab kept this need for non-confrontational usability in mind when developing Kaspersky Antivirus for Mac, which stands out as one of the most efficient modes of protection from the software terrorists that lurk outside of normal eyesight.

Complete Scans

Kaspersky Antivirus for Mac draws its constant sense of protection from its hands-off approach to virus scanning. A simple click on the magnifying lens will give you three primary options for computer scans: Quick Scan, Full Scan, and Virus Scan. Selection of any one of these will initiate an automatic scan of your hard drive and storage areas that act as the living space of your computer house.

From here you can simply move on from the Kaspersky Antivirus software, stepping over to other applications while it counts up its percentage of storage scanning. It will then identify any worms, Trojans, adware, key loggers, viruses, adware, and malicious elements that may be interfering with the healthy function of the organic computer system. The scan itself will not just eliminate the program in an authoritarian manner, but instead give you explicit details about the suspicious software and allow you to make this choice yourself. This is not presented in an overwhelming way, but instead manageable enough so that it allows for this virus protection to become integrated into your everyday computer use.

Antivirus Reporting

In the upper left hand corner of the basic Kaspersky Antivirus for Mac display, you are given a series of options, headed by the Report listing. Here you can select the miniature text document to reveal your antivirus report history, which is more complete than you would probably expect. Here you can see exactly what software has been detected, events and backups that have taken place, and anything in quarantine. Though the Report may not be something that the more novice antivirus curious crowd may become involved in, it is going to allow you to keep close track of the viral history of your computer’s nervous system.

Applying Settings

The Kaspersky Antivirus Settings also allow for a unity between simplicity and power in that it breaks down the different elements that make up the matrix of protection into easy categories and possible input. This can take the form of selecting how strict the protection should be, what malware categories should be considered threats, how often the updates should be made, how the virus scan should prompt you, and specifics with the network that will only be necessary to alter in case of special issues. The standard settings for Kaspersky Antivirus are relatively standard and based around the most efficient pattern of security, but you can always heighten this if you feel the need to double bolt the digital door to your computer.

Integrating the Interface

The interface of Kaspersky Antivirus continues this trend toward simplicity, driving down its window space to that of a compact condominium. Instead of forcing over the whole screen, you can see that it will only take up a marginal amount of space, which is all it needs to lay out its easily accessible functions. This eliminates any form of confusion since each item is seen in an organized fashion that is impossible to miss. Since it takes up such a small visual stature, it is easier to allow it the permanent running capabilities that it needs to protect your computer, which is how it is going to allow you to stay virus-free.

Lab Support

All of this is really supported in a real time way with Kaspersky Lab, and you even have a direct link for support that can come from their official service or the community driven format of one of their forums. The updates themselves are a direct form of support from the parent company in that they are consistently finding new threats in the cyber world and updating what is looked for during the specified scans and the real-time protection that Kaspersky Antivirus is known for.

Digital Medical Insurance

What is really important about the Kaspersky Antivirus software is not how important this form of security is, but how cleanly this particular program handles it. AV-Comparatives has listed Kaspersky Antivirus as one of the top options, and the program has regularly been awarded honors for its superior line of defense. Industry publications and consumers alike have placed Kaspersky on a level above most antivirus applications, especially because of its reliability without much input needed from the user.

There are a lot of competing applications on the market that all promise to purify your protect your system from the binary bacteria of the world, but Kaspersky Antivirus for Mac actually delivers on all fronts.


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