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K7 Total Security Wikipedia and history

K7 Total Security, developed by K7 Computing, 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.

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

K7 Computing

K7 Computing Pvt. Ltd. is an IT software and hardware security company Founded in 1991 by Jayaraman Kesavardhanan in Chennai, India.

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 Asia Anti Virus Asia Researchers,Jayaraman Kesavardhanan, Founder and CEO 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

K7 Computing’s Cloud Computing division, 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.

Management: J. Kesavardhanan CEO & Managing Director, Babu Katchapalayam VP – Engineering, Shuveb Hussain Head of Cloud Computing and Virtualisation Research.


K7 Computing has been developing antivirus software for 20 years.

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

K7 Computing security products are build on own NST (Nano Secure Technology) is the next generation security software CORE enabling prudent security solutions at multiple layers, analyzing and collating various events to detect and block existing as well as future threats.

Desktop Edition products: K7 Antivirus Plus,K7 Total Security – (Internet Security), K7 Ultimate Security (Internet Security plus Backup), K7 Secure Web Aimed specifically at protecting your online transactions, it offers secure browsing hardened against attacks that try to steal your passwords… or your money.

Enterprise Edition products: K7 Enterprise Security and K7 Enterprise Security Premium (with additional firewall), K7 Mail Security for MS Exchange For Cloud Products see K7 Cloud Solutions.


K7 Total Security received Advanced+ Award from AV-Comparatives Performance test July 2011,overall winner for PC Mark performance test. K7 Antivirus Plus is a overall winner of AV-Comparatives Performance test November 2011

    K7 Total Security was awarded the winner of the Performance Test by AV-Comparatives for 2010

    VB-100, December 2011 VB-100 award for K7 Total Security

    Checkmark by WestCoast Labs

    ICSA Labs

Windows Edition

K7 Computing was founded in 1991 by Jayaraman Kesavardhanan in Chennai, India.Kesavardhanan and his company developed various applications for DOS, including an antivirus.

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

Version 2003

K7 continued to deliver the same features in their software. Meanwhile, the company partnered with Sourcenext, a Japan-based computer software publishing company to sell K7’s security software.

Version 2007

In version 2007, K7 added a few more security tools such as Key-logger & root-kit detection and other privacy tools in their security suite.

Version 2009

Following the release of Version 2008, K7 released 2009 version. This version included Privacy Tools for safe browsing.

Version 2010

K7 launched K7 Total Security 2010 on 18 January 2010 in Chennai, India. New features included Rootkit Scanning, Tracking Cookie detection, Malicious Site and download blocking and many more features.

Version 2011

K7 Total Security launched in February 2011. Version 11 brings modern graphic user interface and new improved features and scanning capabilities. (USB vaccination, rootkit scan, and new privacy protection tools)

Version 2012

K7 Total Security launched in February 2012. Version 12 brings brand new K7 Logo and design in graphic user interface.New and improved features and scanning capabilities. Safe Surf and Safe Search Cloud-based scanning. USB vaccination, and new privacy protection tools to secure passwords and private data entries.



In the field of performance, K7 is very low in resources. Their site reports that K7 Total Security 10 has the fastest virus-scanning engine to date.

K7 Total Security 10 won the best performing antivirus for 2010 by AV-Comparatives  as well for 2011, and K7 Antivirus Plus won in November 2011. VB-100 award received in December 2011