Kaspersky Security Cloud Personal Review
Kaspersky Security Cloud is an antivirus tool designed to protect you when you surf, socialise and shop, on any device. Here, we bring you our review, and help you decide whether it's the best antivirus for you.
At first sight, there's little to choose between Kaspersky Security Cloud and Kaspersky Total Security. All the main antivirus tools required are in both products. So, what's so significant about Security Cloud?
The main difference is that this product contains patented adaptive security technology, which automatically adjusts your security settings and advises you based on your current activities.
When a new device connects to your WiFi network, for example, adaptive security announces the event, which means that neighbours cannot leech your bandwidth without discovery. Connecting to websites thaat don't have proper security certificates also generates a pop up. The certificate may have simply expired, but fake sites create their own bogus certificates to trap the unwary.
Another nice feature is the strength indicator, which pops up when you enter a password. This works locally, so your password is never sent anywhere for analysis, and basically analyses the password's complexity.
Speaking of passwords, you have Kaspersky Security Cloud inform you if you're using the same password for different sites, and there's the usual password wallet to store them all.
It's not all plain sailing, however. Installing Kaspersky Security Cloud also installs kaspersky Secure Connection, which gives you access to a secure VPN. A slight peeve here is that deleting the main product doesn't also delete the VPN. Another is that you're limited to 200MB of data per day.
On the plus side, if you've every mistakenly installed a browser toolbar when installing software, then rejoice. Kaspersky Security Cloud gives you the option (enabled by default) to only install software and not adware when downloading anything.
Included in the price is Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus. This is not installed by default with the main product. Instead, you must download it from the main Kaspersky control panel. If you're already logged into your Kaspersky account, however, registration is automatic.
So, how much does all this cost? Well, you can get Kaspersky Security Cloud for a year and use it across three devices for £34.99/$89.99 at time of writing. The family option offers 20 accounts, and is £69.99/$149.99 per year.
SHOULD I BUY KASPERSKY SECURITY CLOUD?
Kaspersky's products have a great reputation, and the adaptive technology is a genuine enhancement. It's unobtrusive and genuinely informs without being annoying. Any slight administrative niggles don't detract from what is a very usable addition to the product range.