Kaspersky Total Security offers multi-device support. Its licences can be used on Windows, macOS, Android and iOS. To get your device up and running, the first thing you need to do is activate your licence in My Kaspersky. Then download the installer.
In its main panel, Kaspersky Total Security highlights the following functions: scanning, database update, secure payment, password manager, privacy protection, backup and restore, parental control and My Kaspersky.
Kaspersky products have an indicator on the top of your device. If it lights up green, you have successfully configured Kaspersky Total Security antivirus. If it shows a red light, it means that there has been a problem; in this case, we recommend that you check your settings.
Kaspersky Total Security features reviewed in detail
Kaspersky Total Security 2021: Anti-malware protection
The efficient anti-virus engine is at the heart of the security framework offered by all Kaspersky products.
Kaspersky's anti-virus engine protection consists of three elements: signature files to recognise common threats, behavioural monitoring to recognise any malware (however new or sophisticated) and scanning of all files that are stored in the cloud, are suspicious and are sent from users' computers.
Kaspersky Total Security 2021: Kaspersky Safe Kids: parental control
Kaspersky Safe Kids lets you block websites and receive notifications of allowed sites, so you know where and when your children are surfing. You can also set a maximum usage time for each of the devices your child uses. On mobile devices, Android or iOS, you can verify your child's location via GPS, thanks to an advanced geolocation system that also allows you to define safe zones.
With Kaspersky Parental Controls, parents can determine which apps are limited, prohibited or allowed, and when they can be used. On Android mobiles, all browsers except Chrome can be disabled. On iOS devices it is necessary to disable all browsers and install Safe Kids as the only option for children to browse. In the area of social networks, the parental control function allows you to monitor the use of Facebook.
To monitor your children's use of their devices, go to the notification centre. There you will find real-time updates with detailed reports on each child's activity.
Important: before activating Kaspersky Safe Kids you must indicate the number of children you want to protect and the devices used by each of them.
Kaspersky Total Security 2021: Password Manager
Kaspersky Total Security has an active Password Manager feature, which allows you to synchronise passwords across all your PC, Mac and mobile devices (Android and iOS). This option facilitates unlimited password management. Kaspersky also offers this product separately but it is already integrated into the full version of its antivirus.
The quality control of the password manager alerts you about the security of the passwords used and warns you if they are exposed to possible attacks. In addition, it suggests filling in forms with personal data and saving debit or credit card information.
Kaspersky Total Security also offers an extension that allows you to capture and recover passwords in different browsers. Devices, either computers or mobiles, are synchronised via My Kaspersky. You also have access to your passwords and data through the My Kaspersky app.
Kaspersky Total Security 2021: Backup and recovery of damaged documents
Ensure the complete security of all your files by backing them up. If your computer is infected with ransomware, Kaspersky recovers your backup, either locally or from Dropbox.
The restore process is very simple and intuitive. If you want to restore a backup, simply select the desired files and determine the location where you want them to be restored.
We recommend following the instructions of the wizard to determine what you want to copy or not. If you accept the default option, a copy of all the files you have on the Desktop and in the Documents folder will be made. If you also want to choose images, videos, music, etc., you must make specific backups for these folders.
The backups can be scheduled periodically (daily, weekly or monthly) or you can make them whenever you need them.
Kaspersky Total Security 2021: Data Cleaner
A useful tool for clearing cache, temporary files, logs and other unnecessary data.
To activate Kaspersky Total Security's Data Cleaner, go to More Tools, click the Clean tab, and then click Unused Data Cleaner.
Review the files you want to delete, click Next and Kaspersky will make sure they are no longer on your computer.
Kaspersky Total Security 2021: Data Encryption
Store confidential documents encrypted with a password with Kaspersky Total Security.
The process is very simple: create a folder and drag the documents you want to save Kaspersky will then ask you to set a password to the folder. Encrypt access to your protected documents by creating a password that contains a minimum of six characters and includes uppercase, lowercase and numbers.
From now on, no one will be able to access your confidential documents without your permission.
Important: you will need to create a new folder with encrypted access if you run out of space in the first one. You can drag one into another but do not expand the initial folder.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions about Kaspersky Total Security Antivirus?
What does Kaspersky Total Security Antivirus cover?
Kaspersky Total Security Antivirus protects you from any virus threat. You get webcam security to prevent surveillance of your home, bank-level encryption, a password manager, VPN, GPS locator, an inappropriate content blocker and much more for PC, Mac and mobile devices.
How many devices can be used with Kaspersky Total Security Antivirus?
Kaspersky Total Security covers multiple devices. You can buy protection for 1, 3 or 5 devices.
Is renewal of Kaspersky Total Security Antivirus automatic?
No. Kaspersky Antivirus subscription expires after one year. This is when we recommend that you renew your antivirus. Before the end of the period, Kaspersky will send you an email with a renewal reminder.
What happens if I don't renew Kaspersky Total Security Antivirus?
Your devices will be exposed to potential virus attacks if you do not renew your Kaspersky Antivirus subscription.
Which devices are compatible with Kaspersky Total Security Antivirus?
Kaspersky Antivirus protects PC (Windows) or Mac (MacOS) computers. If you have a computer running these operating systems, this antivirus is suitable for you.
It will also be suitable if you own mobile devices, both Android and iOS.
Your Kaspersky Total Security antivirus did not install?
If an error occurs when installing your antivirus, you will receive the following message: "The application has not been installed". In this case, we recommend that you go to the search bar and enter the phrase "Create a restore point". In the System Properties window, select the System Protection option and click on Create. Then enter a description of the restore point and click Create. When the restore point has been created, click Close.
What to do after installing Kaspersky Total Security antivirus?
We recommend that you update the databases of the antivirus you have just purchased. After that, check your computer's security status in the main application window and run a full scan of your computer.