Kaspersky Internet Security for Android review, manual and guides

by Gabriel E. Hall - -
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Kaspersky Internet Security for Android[1] is one of the most widely used security and performance applications in the market. The application is developed by Kaspersky Lab. Kaspersky Lab is a global security software provider which was founded in Moscow, Russia by the current CEO Eugene Kaspersky over 20 years ago. Kaspersky’s products are used by over 400 million home users and protect over 270,000 corporate clients in more than 150 countries worldwide. Kaspersky Lab provides antivirus solutions, internet security, endpoint security, password management and other security products and services.

Kaspersky internet Security for Android

Kaspersky Lab offers Android users a wide range of applications including Kaspersky Battery Life Saver and Booster, Kaspersky Safe Kids: Parental Control and Family GPS, Kaspersky Password Manager and Secure Wallet Keeper, QR Reader and Scanner: App for Android, Kaspersky Antivirus, Kaspersky Secure Connection – Fast VPN, Kaspersky Endpoint Security, and Kaspersky Password Manager BETA.

Kaspersky Mobile Security for Android is a Free antivirus solution that supports Android smartphones and tablets. In addition, Kaspersky also provides users with a premium version which costs $14.95 per year.

Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus has been installed more than 50 million times and has a rating of 4.7 stars out of 5, according to the official Google Play app store.[2]

Kaspersky internet SecurityTest Results

Antivirus protection

Kaspersky Internet Security for Android offers users advanced protection technologies in order to keep the device malware-free. The security app includes Background Check feature that checks the entire device for malware, spyware, and other infections. The company also has cloud-based servers, where all the suspicious icons are sent for further investigation. In addition, a Virus Cleaning feature blocks malicious apps, dangerous links, and other malicious threats.

Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus for Android was tested by the independent German-based testing lab AV-TEST.[3] It was mentioned, that the application demonstrated a superior antivirus protection and in its latest test detected 100% of the latest Android malware and 99.9% of the latest zero-day malware. However, the antivirus application delivered a few false positives.

The application also offers Web Protection features that protect users while shopping or banking online.

Features

Kaspersky Mobile Security for Android Free offers users a very decent set of security and privacy features including Background Check, Virus Cleaning, Antivirus Protection in order to provide a superior security and protection against various of mobile and online threats. Find My Phone features enables users to track and detect a missing device; Unwanted calls and SMS blocking feature includes a tool to blacklist unwanted calls, messages and spam. The free version also supports Android Wear to control the security status.

Kaspersky Mobile Privacy features

In addition to the free features, the premium version includes App Lock which protects private and sensitive applications with a secret code and hides sensitive data. Vulnerable Personal Data and Privacy Protection features prevent identity theft threats; Web Protection blocks phishing and notifies about other dangerous links.

System-performance impact and scans

Kaspersky Antivirus for Android does not impact the battery life. In addition, the average users should not notice performance slowdowns during normal usage, and the app does not generate too much traffic.

In addition, during a full system scan, the application did not disturb any system performances. The full scan can take up to a minute, which is faster than the average. 

Support

Kaspersky provides a decent customer support, including a range of forums, articles, and FAQs, so users can find answers to the main issues by themselves. It also includes online help, help-to videos, and live support.

User interface

Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus for Android has a very modern looking user interface. The interface is simple and easy to navigate. The new side menu allows users to access the main features easily and fast.

Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus Interface

The final verdict

Kaspersky Internet Security for Android offers a reliable and trustworthy protection. Its’ free version provides a very decent set of security features and superior antivirus protection. In addition, the application does not have any negative impact on system performances.

Feature Score
Antivirus protection Excellent
Security and Privacy features A decent set of not only premium but also free features
Scanning performance Quick scans with a low system-performance hit
Customer support Informative website support and live customer support
User interface Well-designed

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Gabriel E. Hall
Gabriel E. Hall - Antivirus software specialist

Gabriel E. Hall is an antivirus software specialist at Reviewedbypro.com.

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