K7 Computing has been providing software security solutions since 1991. The company’s headquarters is located in India, with customers in over 100 countries worldwide. K7 Computing has a United States office which is located in Delaware. Most of the company’s 10 million users are located in Asia, but they are rapidly gaining market share in the United States and Canada.

The Good

K7 Computing offers several products to protect their customers’ data from malware attacks. Some of the notable features for these products include:

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Security Quality
Our Score
$19.96 - $44.90
  • Pricing
    • All of the security software is available with a generous 30-day trial, after which time, customers may determine if they want to continue with protection from K7 or uninstall the product.
    • When purchasing a license, one may purchase a license for multiple users (machines) or receive discounts for multiple year protection, paid in advance.
    • The majority of K7 Software products are competitively priced.
  • Features
    • Free 30-day download for all products.
    • USB media is automatically scanned and K7 removes potential threats.
    • Auto updates for all K7 products to identify new threats and to keep the defense system up to date.
    • All downloaded applications are scanned and detected for malware before the download starts and damage occurs.
    • Automatic system clean-up to remove all the changes left behind by a malware infection.
    • Bootable Rescue disc with malware scan and as well as a remove feature to keep your system clean.
    • Real time protection for your system which prevents malware intrusion that can affect the system’s security.
    • Safe browsing by permitting access to only safe websites while the bad websites are turned off.
    • Smart firewall blocks intrusions from harming your system.
    • USB drives are vaccinated against malware infections from external devices.

The Bad

Along with most of the competitors, K7 does not have a product for iOS devices. Unlike the competition however, K7 does not even offer a Mac compatible product. Linux users will not find a product which will work for their needs either.

K7 Software does not offer discounts for multiple mobile users either.

Pricing for most of K7 products is competitive, but for their higher-tiered products, the packages are slightly higher than those published by most of their competitors.

Full clean-up of malware did not score as highly as that of the competition, and some non-executable files were left on users’ systems.

The Bottom Line

K7 software products have been shown to be accurate and real-time protection in tests by independent labs have yielded promising results. Clean-up of malware left some files on systems, which required additional steps to correct and to fully remove.

K7 products leave little system impact as far as slowing down one’s computing, and their detection rates are very good.

Reviewers recommend K7 as a basic anti-virus software product, but with the full disclosure that there are better products available for near the same price which score higher in removal of all malware files – executable and non-executable.

Price Range

K7 Anti-Virus Plus

  • 1 User
    • $39.95/year
    • $63.92/2 years
    • $87.89/3 years
  • 3 Users
    • $49.95/year
    • $79.92/2 years
    • $109.89/3 years

K7 Total Security

  • 1 User
    • $54.95/year
    • $87.91/2 years
    • $120.88/3 years
  • 3 Users
    • $65.95/year
    • $105.51/2 years
    • $145.08/3 years
  • 5 Users
    • $87.95/year
    • $140.71/2 years
    • $193.48/3 years

K7 Internet Security

  • 1 User
    • $49.95/year
    • $79.92/2 years
    • $109.89/3 years
  • 3 Users
    • $59.95/year
    • $95.92/2 years
    • $131.89/3 years
  • 5 Users
    • $79.95/year
    • $127.92/2 years
    • $175.89/3 years

K7 Anti-Virus Premium

  • 1 User
    • $44.90/year
    • $71.84/2 years
    • $98.78/3 years
  • 3 Users
    • $54.90/year
    • $87.84/2 years
    • $120.78/3 years
  • 5 Users
    • $74.90/year
    • $119.84/2 years
    • $164.78/3 years

K7 Mobile Security

  • 1 User – $34.96/year

K7 Ultimate Security Gold

  • 1 User – $59.97/lifetime license

K7 Secure Web

  • 1 User – $19.96/year


K7 products work on Windows Machines (XP Service Pack 2 and higher) as well as Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and above. K7 does not offer products at this time for Mac, Linux or iOS.


Expert and independent tests have shown that K7 Software is effective in detecting malware on machines. These tests returned mixed results, with some of them showing a high percentage of detections, while others showed simply average results. AV-Comparatives gave K7 a standard rating and PCMag would only rate K7 as fair as far as detecting malware.


If K7 scored as only average in detecting malware, the software did not do much better in cleaning up files which were detected. The main problem cited by PCMag was that the software did not completely clean up files and left many non-executable files related to the malware on the systems on which K7 tests were performed. The tests performed by PCMag showed that 25% of the files which were not detected were of this variety.


PCMag’s tests showed that K7 Software did not run slowly during scans, with an average of 20 minutes for a full system scan, with and industry average of 30 minutes for a full system scan.

When K7 is running in the background to protect users from malware while surfing, etc., the software did not slow system resources and the computer ran smoothly in PCMag tests.

CNET’s Editors Rating

At the time of this review (May, 2015), CNET editors have not done their own testing, nor have they given a review for any of K7’s security software. All of the products above are listed and available for download via CNET’s download site. Pricing varies for purchase via CNET’s site, and the free trial is available if customers decide to download via their engine.

Upon further investigation on the pricing discrepancy, reviewers found that CNET’s site is simply out of date on the pricing and upon the expiration of the free trial, customers will be prompted to purchase a license (or licenses) at the prices listed on K7’s main page.

With over 135,000 downloads from CNET, K7 Anti-Virus Plus only has 6 user reviews on CNET, which average to 4.5/5 stars. However, this minuscule sample does not necessarily yield reliable information, due to the sample size.


K7 Software products are certified by AV-Comparatives with an Advanced+ rating for performance, AV-Test, West Cost Labs with a Platinum Product Checkmark, and ICSA Labs.

Mobile Antivirus

At the present, K7 only has a mobile product for those using Android devices.

Cleaning/False Positives

One of the most reliable indicators of real-world application is testing by Virus Bulletin. During these independent tests, programs are introduced to large samples of malware and the percentage of detections are measured along with the number of false positives which are reported by the software. Software products detecting 100% of the sample without false positives are awarded VB100 status. These tests are regularly repeated with different samples. K7 Software products have been awarded VB100 status 9 of the last 12 tests run by Virus Bulletin.

Better Business Bureau Score

Currently, K7 Software does not have an open file with the Better Business Bureau.

Time in Business

K7 Computing has been in business since 1991.

Contact Information

Corporate Office : K7 Computing Private Limited
6th Floor, Rayala Techno Park
144/7 Old Mahabalipuram Road
Chennai – 600 041.

Telephone +91-44-6611-7777
Fax +91-44-6611-7788

Support : +91-44-6101-4555

General : [email protected]
Support : [email protected]
US Office : K7 Computing (USA)
40 E. Main St., #1077
Newark, DE 19711
United States of America

Telephone 1-302-722-8678
Fax 1-302-355-0713

Toll Free (US/CA): 1-800-TOGETK7 (864-3857)

Sales: [email protected]
Support: [email protected]

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