Kaspersky Total Security – Multi-Device is touted as the ultimate security for your PC, Mac & Android devices. It comes packed with all the features of Kaspersky Internet Security, including the Safe Money feature, a vulnerability scanner and parental controls. In addition, you also receive a password management tool, an encryption tool and a backup module.
Key Features include:
- Privacy and identity protection.
- Secures PC, Mac & Android.
- Parental control.
- Secure banking tools.
- Password Manager.
- Backup utility.
- Range of functionality.*
A noteworthy feature of this robust security suite is the password manager. This handy tool is able to synchronise your passwords across multiple devices, generate strong credentials and automatically fill web forms. The encryption is created using ‘data vaults’ which are basically on-disk archives that use industry standard 256-bit AES encryption.
Another great feature that’s included is the backup tool. With it you can make one off or scheduled backups to either local storage, or to a network drive or FTP server. Any backups you make can be password protected and you can configure the length of time to keep old versions for.
Kaspersky Total Security Multi-Device for the Android platform is a solid offering. It provides tools to scan installed apps for malware, block calls and texts from chosen contacts, and hide your contacts, call history and SMS history. It also comes with a handy anti-theft tool as well.
Overall, Kaspersky Total Security – Multi-Device is a strong, all-around security suite for whatever device you choose, whether that be PC, Mac or Android. The antivirus protection scores highly in independent testing, and both the privacy protection and banking security are first rate. If you use various devices, then this suite is definitely one to consider.
Note: This is a 30-day commercial trial.
*depends on the type of device being used.
What's new in Kaspersky Total Security 2017:
Teaching materials were added to the main application components available in the main application window.
Software Updater component has been added. By means of this component you can manage updates of software installed on your computer; for example: install critical updates or all updates automatically.
Kaspersky Secure Connection has been added. This component protects your data when you work in public Wi-Fi networks and ensures anonymity on the Internet.
Software Cleaner component has been added. By means of this component you can remove applications installed on the computer; for example, those rarely used or installed without your consent.
Improved Wi-Fi network notifications. Improved Wi-Fi network categorisation.
Improved the Anti-Banner component functioning.
Improved Private Browsing. Improved the Kaspersky Protection extension.
Improved Safe Money. Added user access to providing feedback.
Improved application update in background mode. Now you do not need to agree to the End User License Agreement if it has not changed.
Improved Mail Anti-Virus. The depth of Heuristic evaluation by default has been increased to the average level.
Main known issues:
When data is sent to Technical Support, the report number should be in uppercase.
If the box Always scan encrypted connections is checked, the scan is performed even if all the protection components are disabled.
After Anti-Banner is enabled, you should update the already open web pages to see the Anti-Banner impact.
If the program is installed on top of the previous versions, Parental Control settings can be altered so that not all the previously managed applications will stay under control.
Updates of some components via the Software Updater component may be blocked if Trusted Applications mode is on.
If the program is installed on top of the previous versions, Trusted Applications mode is disabled automatically even if it was previously enabled.
If the program is installed on top of the previous versions, Protection against screen lockers is enabled automatically even if it was previously disabled.
If the program is reinstalled, Software Updater will be enabled by default if it was previously disabled.
Backup and Restore can fail to process large collections of files (hundreds of thousands).