K7 Total Security

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K7 Total Security
Developer(s)K7 Computing
Initial release2012
Stable release
Version 14.2 / 2014
Operating system

K7 Total Security, developed by K7 Computing Pvt. Ltd., is an Indian malware prevention and antivirus software, K7 use own engine for virus Scan and provides malware prevention and removal during a subscription period and uses signatures and heuristics to identify viruses. Other features include a software firewall, e-mail spam filtering and phishing protection.

K7 Computing distributes the product as a download, a box copy, and as OEM software.

K7 Computing[edit]

K7 Computing Pvt. Ltd. is a software and hardware security company founded in 1991 by Jayaraman Kesavardhanan in Chennai, India.[1][2]

The company has 90+ employees in its Chennai HQ with more employees all around the world. Software research and virus detection is handled by its own virus lab in Chennai.

K7 Computing is a member of AVAR (Association of Anti Virus Asia Researchers)[3] Jayaraman Kesavardhanan, Founder and CTO of K7 Computing was granted the Best Member Award in recognition of his significant contributions to AVAR for the year 2008 Chennai, TN, 16 December 2008[4] K7 Computing's Cloud Computing division built on windows platform, K7 Cloud Solutions was formed as a result of K7 Computing's acquisition of BinaryKarma, a Chennai, India based start-up working on products in the area of Virtualization Management.

J. Kesavardhanan serves as its Founder and Chief Technology Officer.[5]


K7 Computing has been developing antivirus software for 20 years.

The most recognized antivirus software from K7 Computing is K7 Total Security[6] which won AV-Comparatives Performance Test for 2010,[7] version 11 was released in February 2011 together with K7 Ultimate Security 11 and Antivirus Plus and Antivirus Premium. On 15 June 2011 K7 released Business Edition of its Antivirus security K7 Enterprise Security - Business orientated antivirus product offering remote management and installation.

Home Users:

  • K7 Antivirus Premium
  • K7 Total Security
  • K7 Ultimate Security
  • K7 Antivirus for Mac

Smartphone Users:

  • K7 Mobile Security - Android
  • K7 Mobile Security - iOS

For Small Offices:

  • K7 Business Security

Enterprise Edition products:

  • K7 Enterprise Security and K7 Enterprise Security Premium (with additional firewall),
  • K7 Mail Security for MS Exchange[8]

For Cloud Products see K7 Cloud Solutions.


  • K7 Total Security received Advanced+ Award from AV-Comparatives Performance test July 2011,[9] overall winner for PC Mark performance test. K7 Antivirus Plus is an overall winner of AV-Comparatives Performance test November 2011[10]
  • K7 Total Security 16.0 received Advanced+ Award from AV-Comparatives Performance test April 2020, overall winner for PC Mark performance test. [11]
  • K7 Total Security was awarded the winner of the Performance Test by AV-Comparatives for 2010[12]
  • VB-100,[13] August 2012 VB-100 award for K7 Total Security[14]
  • Checkmark by WestCoast Labs[15]

Windows Edition[edit]

K7 Total Security, released 2002, was K7 Computing's first security suite for Windows PCs. The service at that time offered basic protection for Internet users such as Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware Tools, Anti-Spam and Basic Firewall.


K7 Total Security 10 won the best performing antivirus for 2010 by AV-Comparatives[16] as well for 2011,[17] and K7 Antivirus Plus won in November 2011.[18] VB-100 award received in December 2011[13] and August 2012


  1. ^ "Pioneer K7 Computing emerges as leading name globally in cybersecurity". The Financial Express. 14 September 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Top 5 Made in India antivirus software for PCs". The American Bazaar. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  3. ^ "AVAR".
  4. ^ International Business Times, K7 Computing CTO Wins Best Member Award in AVAR 2008, retrieved August 1, 2011
  5. ^ https://www.k7computing.com/in/about-us
  6. ^ David Salt, Articlereader, K7 Total Security 10 launched February 2010, retrieved August 8, 2011
  7. ^ AV Comparatives Performance Test, December 2010 (PDF)
  8. ^ PR DigitalMediaNet (PDF), October 2011
  9. ^ Performance Test July 2011 by AV-comparatives (PDF), retrieved October 27, 2011
  10. ^ (PDF) AV-Comparatives Performance Test November 2011
  11. ^ "Performance Test April 2020". AV-Comparatives. Retrieved 15 August 2020.
  12. ^ Performance Test by AV-comparatives, retrieved August 8, 2011
  13. ^ a b "Virus Bulletin :: VB100". www.virusbulletin.com. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Virus Bulletin". virusbtn.com.
  15. ^ "WestCoast Labs, Checkmark Certification & Platinum Product Awards, retrieved August 9, 2011". Archived from the original on 13 March 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  16. ^ "Performance Test" (PDF). Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  17. ^ (PDF) AV-Comparatives performance test August 2011
  18. ^ (PDF) AV-Comparatives performance test Nov 2011

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