Difference between Kaspersky Anti-Virus & Internet Security

Most users don’t know the difference between an Antivirus and Internet Security protection software. Some people consider that Internet security is meant only for Internet users and doesn’t protect their system from infections. That’s wrong!!

Compare KIS with KAV

Actually, Internet Security is more powerful then an Antivirus which includes all features of Antivirus, plus other additional features and tools to protect/guard your system against online attacks. These may include but not limited to: Anti-spam, Anti-phishing, Firewall, Parental controls, Real time Email scanning, Wireless Network security & more.

You can see the comparison chart of Kaspersky Anti-Virus & Internet Security below, which will give you a clear view of differences between them:

Comparison between Kaspersky AntiVirus & Internet Security

Hope the above comparison chart cleared your doubts 😀


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

21 Responses

  1. So it is better to buy a Internet security than a Antivirus software
    Am i right ??

  2. fawadkn says:

    Cleared now.

  3. Ripon Kumer Roy says:

    i use kaspersky internet security but it seems to me that it is not user friendly. i found that a virus infected file after scaning will not be opened. if an infected file cannot be cured by an internet security then that internet security will be an useless one. it is not wise to cut a head to eliminate head ache. i may not know how to use kaspersky internet security. so my comment may be right or wrong. if i am wrong , will you please help how to fight an infected file? i want to kill that virus keeping my file unchanged. thank you.

  4. Ripon Kumer Roy says:

    i think antivirus is to kill virus from virus infected file . On the other hand an internet security is to prevent a computer from attack by virus. internet security protect the pc while using internet. if a pc is infected then internet security will be of no use. an antivirus will be needed then. am i write?

    • Mayur says:

      Absolutely NO, that’s a myth. Just compare any of the security suites like Norton Internet Security vs Norton AntiVirus, and you’ll find all the features of antivirus in IS plus other additional features.

  5. Mansai says:

    Can you scan files using kaspersky internet security when you not connected to the internet?

    • James says:

      Yes you can as long as while you installed your internet security you were
      connected to the internet and you also updated it, then you can use it to scan away from internet.(remember is has anti-Virus capability within it)

  6. Diaby says:

    can we first get a trail of kaspersky internet security and then kaspersky antivirus???

  7. Thanks alot i got my full answer.

  8. CadenceSF says:

    Hi, I’ve tried to install Kaspesky’s internet security software, but I get a message prompting me to remove Norton’s Internet security/Norton’s antivirus… That’s fine if that was the case. The thing is I’ve never installed Norton, further more it’s not even listed amongst the currently installed program. This is on a new PC, and I’m guessing there might be some residual thing that Kaspersky is catching onto. Could some one point me in the right direction, thank you in advance

    -Candence SF

  9. Stacy says:

    I was wondering if anyone knows if there’s anyone I can contact about Kaspersky. I paid to download Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 from their website because my Kaspersky Anti-Virus was about to expire. Now, AFTER I paid, it tells me that I can’t use Internet Security when I have Anti-Virus installed. And as far as I can see, there is no phone number or real person I can talk to. Any help regarding this matter would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you,

  10. Ashank says:

    Will Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 make my pc work slow??

  11. M.RAHMAN says:

    thank you very much… it is very usefull to clear all my doubts….

  12. Thanks Dear. I was need of that. Few time ago, i told my friend that both are same.
    Nice Article.

  13. roni says:

    thanku so much bro for clearification i was realy confused about them

  14. Jay says:

    Thanks.all clear 🙂

  15. guy says:

    is it ok to install kaspersky internet security 2013 and kaspersky anti-virus 2013 versions??

  16. guy says:

    can I install both?, its because, i purchased a Kaspersky anti-virus 2013 and same time Kaspersky internet security 2013, is it ok that i will install this two installers in my laptop? needs info on this, thanks…

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