K7 Antivirus full review: Keep it safe 24/7
K7 Computing Based in India is one of the early and accomplished cybersecurity companies protecting more than 25 million clients worldwide. They are recognized as leaders in providing a safe and secure computing experience for home users as well as enterprise users across various industries.
to find out if K7 the antivirus for you, keep reading.
In regards to antivirus security, how should an Antivirus protection assessment be measured? Do we simply take the words of the AV creators for their own devices?
The best way to assess an Antivirus on its functionality is by using a third-party antivirus testing lab.
Third-party testing Labs are experts with well-constructed criteria and testing methods on testing AV-products, providing an unbiased opinion on product security.
1. AV-test scores
According to the AV-test labs score, K7 Antivirus gets a 5/6 score on its ability to detect malicious ware.
K7 Antivirus scores 6/6 in the impact on device performance department is negligible, which means it won't take up your device's resources.
K7 Antivirus has a low false-positive rate with a 6/6 usability score. This means it's unlikely to mistake regular files for harmful ones.
K7 Antivirus scores 3/3 stars (Advanced +) in the impact on device performance is negligible, which means it won't take up your device's resources.
K7 Antivirus has a Real-World Protection Test with a 2/3 stars (Advanced) Real-world protection score. According to a test conducted with 758 Domains/Files, this score is to check the rate of detection of malicious files and Domains.
K7 had a 35 False Positive rate (False Alarms), with the industry average in the test being 17. While successfully blocking 99.6% of threats.
Proper Real-World Protection takes into account how well an antivirus blocks threats and can differentiate between threats and none threats.
Malware Protection Test
K7 Antivirus has a 1/3 (Standard) score regarding Malware detection. This was done by testing 10102 Test cases with a 99.8% detection and block, with 78 false positives.
Malware removal Test
K7 Antivirus has a 1/3 (Standard) score regarding Malware removal. This test checks the ability of Antivirus to remove malware that has already infected a PC. Out of 11 Test cases, K7 scored a 65 out of 100, with the baseline being 83.
K7 Antivirus provides Firewall protection on all of its plans. It is accessed through the settings subsection through the user interface.
Ease of use
The user interface looks simple; however, some of the features you use are subdivided into the tools part while others in the settings sub-menu.
Plans and Features
K7 Antivirus has three bundles to offer K7 Antivirus Premium, K7 Total security, and K7 Ultimate security.
1. K7 Antivirus premium
Threat Protection against malware, ransomware including your device, and E-mail.
Advanced PC Security provides users with a System monitor, USB Vaccination, External device scanning.
Internet Protection in the form of a smart Firewall, Intrusion detection &
prevention, browser protection, and block drive-by-downloads.
This plan is only available for windows.
This plan costs $20.00 per year for one device
2. K7 Total security
K7 Total security bundle adds to the existing features of the Antivirus premium and provides better services, including the addition of:
Webcam Protection is used to stop attempts to spy on users. It is a suitable replacement for the less effective manual duct tape to the camera.
In terms of internet protection and the features provided in the Antivirus premium bundle, the addition of a Wi-Fi advisor and Website filtering consolidate the security.
WEB PROTECTION in the form of Safe Search (Cloud-based annotation for search URLs)
Safe Surf (Cloud-based website verification and blocking for Phishing and Unsafe sites) combined with Phishing site blockers help ensure you don't fall for phishing traps.
Anti-Spam to maintain a spam-free E-mail environment.
Identity Protection to protect you from identity theft.
Privacy and parental control-wise, this bundle provides Cookies / ActiveX / Java Applets Blocking, Ad Blocking, and Application Control.
This bundle is only available for Windows.
Pricing wise this bundle costs $31.20 per year for one device.
3. K7 Ultimate security
This is the most inclusive bundle when it comes to features and the only one compatible with multiple devices.
It adds a category based website blocking for better parental control and adds Data backup& restore features from external devices and internal ones.
This bundle costs $42.40 per year for one device
K7 Mobile protection
Mobile protection for either Android or iOS can be either bought separately or as part of the Ultimate protection bundle.
Android protection includes Malware Protection, Anti-theft, Device track, and control
Remote data wipe, Storage protection, Web Protection, and Wi-Fi Advisor. Burglar Alarm, Location, and monitoring (Parental control). Application Privacy (Audit), Contacts Backup and Restore, Auto-update, Update on roaming, and Update on Wi-Fi.
The iOS protection, on the other hand, provides Anti-theft, Device Track, Burglar Alarm, Location Monitoring, Contacts Backup and Restore, Web Protection, Safe Surf, Data Usage Monitor, Social Network Privacy Scan.
Plans and Prices
K7 Antivirus premium
|K7 Total security||K7 Ultimate security|
|3 devices||N/a||N/a||$42.40/1 year
|5 devices||N/a||N/a||$137.60/1 year|
K7 provides a 30-day money-back guarantee for users to try their products.
In case of any reason, if you were not completely satisfied with the purchase of your license, you may send your refund request to email@example.com within 30 days from the date of purchase with the below details.
2. E-mail Address
3. Phone Number
4. Company name (if applicable)
5. Date of purchase
6. Order-confirmation number or order confirmation e-mail which you received from K7Computing
7. The specific reason for requesting a refund
Upon receiving the above information, K7Computing will evaluate and process a refund by deducting the transaction fee from the original invoice value.
Refund applies only to the below conditions
• Only if you purchased on the k7computing.com website
• Only if you request within 30 days from the date of purchase
• Only if the product is defective, not functioning, not compatible with the computer hardware or the operating system
• Only if K7 Computing is unable to resolve/fulfill, or satisfy your reason for refund request
Is K7 worth it?
I believe you can do better. In terms of third-party lab testing, they tend to get good scores now and then, but they are not consistent and can be sub-par.
K7 lacks diversity with the number of devices per plan as it's limited to one, except on the Ultimate protection bundle, where it's limited to 3.
Its cross-compatibility is only available on the Ultimate protection bundle, also making it a particular pick for users.
However, they provide some useful extra features for a fair price, but again, they are additional features that complement an antivirus's protective function.