While you can’t burn a Kaspersky Rescue Disk from within the program, ISO images are available to download for free from the company’s website.The core file, web, instant messaging and mail scanners are included, but extra features such as application activity monitoring, a private browsing mode, email spam filtering, ad blocking and webcam protection are only available in paid versions.Such engines use a vast library of data on known threats and compare it to the files on your computer and web pages to see if they look like, or behave like, threats.Detection engines are at the core of most antivirus companies’ business, and you’ll generally find that a company’s free product uses the same engine as its paid-for version, although the latter may be equipped with additional features, such as firewalls and system optimisation tools.The term "Web protection" usually includes protection from: infected and malicious URLs, phishing websites, online identity protection (privacy) and online banking protection.Many antivirus products use "third-party antivirus engine", this means that the antivirus engine is made by another producer, however the malware signature and/or other parts of the product may (or may not) be done from the owner of the product itself.
We use the following data sources and tests to come up with our scores: • AV-TEST: A well-respected organisation that tests every major AV firm to their absolute limits.
The term "Cloud AV" refers to the ability of a product to automatically perform scans on the cloud.
The term "Email Security" refers to the protection of emails from viruses and malware, while "Anti Spam" refers to the protection from spam, scam and phishing attacks.
Browser plugins provide link-checking capabilities within search results, without redirecting your default home page or search engine.
You also get 200MB of daily data on Kaspersky’s Secure Connection VPN service – which has to be uninstalled manually if you remove Kaspersky Free Antivirus – and an on-screen keyboard can be enabled to foil keylogging malware.