After updating kaspersky

Editors' Note (10/11/2017): We are aware of the allegations of Kaspersky Labs' inappropriate ties to the Russian government.

However, the commercial edition not only has added features that go beyond what you get for free, but it also includes powerful enhancements to the core antivirus functionality.

For a single antivirus license, the most common price is just under $40.

Note, though, that record-holder Bitdefender actual beat Norton by 12 percentage points.

Most of the bonus features that you get with Kaspersky's commercial antivirus are no-shows in the free edition.

The product's main window hasn't changed appreciably since last year.

The mostly white window has a green banner across the top that turns red if the product's security configuration needs attention.

I repeated that test using the commercial Kaspersky Anti-Virus and found that the addition of System Watcher (which I'll discuss below) brought that score up to 7.6 points.

Tested against the same malware collection, Emsisoft managed an impressive 9.4 of 10 possible points.

Kaspersky's nod to spyware protection is a handy on-screen keyboard, but before you can use this feature you must activate it and reboot the system. Now you can type passwords without touching the physical keyboard, thereby foiling keyloggers, be they implemented in software or hardware. All products in the Kaspersky line install Kaspersky Secure Connection VPN along with the antivirus or suite.

However, even in the top-of-the-line Kaspersky Total Security, what you get is the equivalent of a free installation, with a 200MB per day bandwidth limit.

With one small exception, the core antivirus protection in this product is precisely the same as that of Kaspersky Free.

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