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TopTenREVIEWS - Silver Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

[Editor's note: Kaspersky is currently shipping the 2015 version of this product, with improved features such as webcam protection and Wi-Fi security notifications. We look forward to reviewing the new version when we refresh this review site.]

Kaspersky PURE Total Security, a premium security suite, wins the TopTenREVIEWS Silver Award. A single license purchase can protect up to three PCs, and you can remotely manage all PCs from one computer. You can also remotely manage parental controls to protect your children and supervise their time spent online from anywhere. It can block your children from sharing sensitive information online, such as phone numbers, your home address or credit card numbers.

Every week, another 150,000 users choose Kaspersky. This global IT security company has grown rapidly since 2007 to become one of the four largest security companies in the world. In the latest AV-Tests, Kaspersky maintained its position among the top performers.

Performance
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8.3/10
Bitdefender Total Security
Kaspersky PURE Total Security
Norton 360
Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security
G Data TotalSecurity
Webroot Secure Anywhere Complete
Panda Global Protection
McAfee Total Protection
Norman Security Suite Pro
ZoneAlarm Extreme Security
9.4
8.3
8.3
8.1
8.1
6.9
6.7
6.1
6.1
4.4

Kaspersky boasts a dependable record of accomplishment for being able to provide exceptional security. Kaspersky scores consistently above average with all test labs that we consulted.

Kaspersky PURE Total Security has all malware points of entry safeguarded. It utilizes cloud-based security balanced with software-based security to fight all types of known and emergent viruses whether you are online or not. It can block malware from emails, websites, phishing campaigns, P2P file sharing, USB attached devices, CDs and DVDs, social networking sites, network attached devices, IM conversations and network intruders.

Premium Features
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10/10
Bitdefender Total Security
Kaspersky PURE Total Security
Norton 360
Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security
G Data TotalSecurity
Webroot Secure Anywhere Complete
Panda Global Protection
McAfee Total Protection
Norman Security Suite Pro
ZoneAlarm Extreme Security
10
10
9.9
10
6.3
10
7.5
9.5
2.5
7.5

This premium internet security suite includes so many advanced features such as remote parental controls, file shredding, a password manager, identity protection and the ability to manage other PCs. One of the most valuable assets that this suite includes is the password manager. The password manager can help you create complex passwords for an added layer of security. This tool will automatically submit your usernames and passwords to the websites you visit often. It enters them in a way that eludes keyloggers and other malware that attempts to gain your passwords. The tool is extremely convenient; it negates the need for you to remember complex passwords and can help you not fall victim to a phishing scam.

Kaspersky PURE Total Security can perform automatic backups to any desired location. You can set it to back up to a partitioned section of your hard drive, to an external hard drive, to an FTP site or to an online storage service. It also includes restoration tools. With Kaspersky, you can restore an entire data set or just selected files and you can even restore files to a computer where Kaspersky is not installed. This security suite can create encrypted folders and totally erase deleted files as well.

Like most premium suites, this one also includes system tools. Kaspersky PURE can warn you when an application attempts to alter your system setting and can perform a system restore if needed. It can also create a rescue CD, which can boot your computer should malware lock you out of Windows. Its privacy tools include the ability to provide private browsing. It will clean cookies, caches and logs, and it will delete temporary files and registry entries to keep your browsing private and your system optimized.

Standard Features
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10/10
Bitdefender Total Security
Kaspersky PURE Total Security
Norton 360
Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security
G Data TotalSecurity
Webroot Secure Anywhere Complete
Panda Global Protection
McAfee Total Protection
Norman Security Suite Pro
ZoneAlarm Extreme Security
10
10
9.9
7.5
7.5
7.5
10
9.4
5
7.5

Kaspersky PURE Total Security includes 100 percent of the standard features we were looking to find, plus a few more. One standard feature this software comes with is parental controls. However, this suite includes the convenient ability to manage parental controls remotely. So if you need to add more time to your teen's profile while you are at work, you can log in to your Kaspersky account and edit their profile. Kaspersky parental controls are quite powerful. It can even block your children from sharing their contact information and from sharing files.

Using Kaspersky, you can easily schedule custom scans and updates. It can scan drives, USB connected devices, CDs and DVDs, and network attached devices. This security suite also has conservative-use settings for full screen and laptop modes. It has a virtual browser for completely safe web surfing and a virtual keyboard for entering in passwords privately.

Help & Support
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10/10
Bitdefender Total Security
Kaspersky PURE Total Security
Norton 360
Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security
G Data TotalSecurity
Webroot Secure Anywhere Complete
Panda Global Protection
McAfee Total Protection
Norman Security Suite Pro
ZoneAlarm Extreme Security
10
10
9.9
10
7.5
10
5
10
5
10

Should you need support, Kaspersky is readily available. Kaspersky is a global company and provides global support. The website is localized in over 30 languages. They provide direct support to North America by telephone, email and instant chat. Kaspersky provides responsive and knowledgeable support. Indirect online support includes FAQs, free tools and utilities, how-to videos, downloads and upgrades, installation help and virus removal assistance. You can follow Kaspersky on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Kaspersky PURE Total Security Summary:
8.8/10

Since Eugene Kaspersky created his first virus detection utility in 1989, Kaspersky has grown to become one of the top four IT global security vendors. Kaspersky has consistently proven to be able to provide some of the best internet security available. Kaspersky PURE Total Security has the ability to detect and remove malware, protect your children, maintain your privacy and keep your PC running smoothly.

 
 
 

Kaspersky PURE Total Security 3.0

Pros
Kaspersky is excellent at protecting against malware and disinfecting PCs where malware is already active.

Cons
There are no real cons except that there exists one competitor with marginally better performance scores.

The Verdict
: 8.75/10

Kaspersky PURE Total Security protects your PCs from all types of attacks and keeps your children safe online.