Kaspersky Antivirus 2016 Test results: Detection & Failures


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  • Effectiveness Against Virus
  • Malware blocking
  • Phishing Protection
  • Keylogger detection
  • System Resources
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  • Blocked 11 out of 12 viruses.
  • Prevented 7 out of 10 malware.
  • Protects user against Phishing sites by 80% (8 out of 10 phishing URL’s has been blocked)
  • Protects computer on start-up
  • Stops Keylogger installation.


  • Failed to detect Keylogger that’s running on a background.


Kaspersky Antivirus 2016

Kaspersky Antivirus 2016 have these basic protection. It keeps your files protected against common and new viruses. Your IM messages is also protected as well as your email. Feel safe while browsing the net because Kaspersky Antivirus 2016 is scanning your incoming web traffic preventing any dangerous malware or scripts from running inside your machine.

Kaspersky Antivirus 2016 Basic

Download Kaspersky Antivirus 2016: Here.

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Is Kaspersky Antivirus 2016 effective?

We’ve tested Kaspersky Antivirus 2016 on five various categories using synthetic viruses, malware, phishing sites, actual keylogger and we also checked, how much system resources is being used while running the antivirus.

Against Viruses

It performs very well. So far, with all the antivirus that we tested, it got the highest detection rate. Well, it was able to detect 11 out of 12 against synthetic viruses that we tested.

Malware Blocking

The result is not as good as against viruses but it is an average malware blocking rate. It blocked 7 out of 10 malware that we tested. Personally, I am not satisfied with 70% malware detection rate but the percentage may improve against real malware.

Phishing protection

This is the most important test that we look into because cyber criminals used this method to fool their victims. Kaspersky Antivirus 2016 was able to blocked 8 out of 10 Phishing sites. It’s one of the best Phishing protection that an antivirus can give.

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Keylogger detection

Kaspersky Antivirus 2016 detects keylogger installation. Then gives user the option to delete or allow the keylogger. Why can’t just Kaspersky Antivirus 2016  remove or delete it automatically?  To give user’s freedom to install any application that he needs or wants. After all, keyloggers are not totally bad, it’s how you are going to use it. However, automatic deletion can be done by unchecking “Do not delete probably infected objects”.

The only downside that Kaspersky Antivirus 2016 might have is its inability to detect already installed Keylogger.

System Resources

  • Working set = 90,000 KB
  • Private bytes = 235, 000 KB
  • CPU Usage = 1 to 15 %

Other Security options

Kaspersky Antivirus 2016 is bundled with free virtual keyboard, this is to counter keylogger. However, since keylogger also use screenshot to record user’s activity. You must combine virtual and actual keyboard on your key strokes.

Antivirus protection is useless if it cannot protect itself. It’s good that Kaspersky Antivirus 2016 has a password protection. To keep anyone from changing its settings on their favor.


In terms of common and new viruses it’s effectiveness is awesome. It also has an average malware blocking rate and an above average protection rate against Phishing. Although, it fails on backgrounhttps://www.techchore.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=2102&action=editd-keylogger test but it has a virtual keyboard to protect its users privacy, confidential password and credit card numbers.

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