From K7’s line of products, K7AntiVirus Premium is somewhere between K7 AntiVirus Plus and K7 TotalSecurity, feature-wise. Our research proved that compared to the former, it boast an advanced firewall engine, but lacks the complex web protection and Internet security that the latter encases.
Being a middle product of the suite, K7AntiVirus Premium is a good investment for home users, but is not aimed at large businesses seeing how it lacks a few essential modules that companies need in order to receive maximum protection.
K7AntiVirus Premium sports a professional and intuitive design, following the line of all K7 security products. The main window provides a quick overview of the overall security status, while a more detailed report about all the modules in the suite is provided in the next screen.
From here, you may change the status of antivirus, antispyware and firewall components, although you’ll be going through a series of confirmations to achieve that.
A summary of its most outstanding features includes real-time scanning, email and browser protection, behavior monitoring, exploit security, an active system monitor, as well as the firewall component which consists of application control, rule filtering and intrusion detection.
There are multiple type of scans provided in the suite: the complete one, which performs an in-depth analysis of the system, the quick one that processes critical areas, a rootkit module that scans for hidden files and a custom one that enables you to select the drives / folders to be scanned. There’s also the possibility to schedule a scan, daily or weekly - on specific days.
Also included in the suite are a few complementary tools, such as a virtual keyboard, a USB vaccination utility, as well as a Windows / Internet file cleaner.
Overall, K7AntiVirus Premium makes a good impression, proving that it provides the essentials that any antivirus product should include, although we have yet to see features like IM and P2P protection or a cloud-based protection engine.