Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 Technical Preview is a first look at Kaspersky's 2015 antivirus tool.
Installation follows the usual Kaspersky rules. You're warned about incompatible applications, but can choose to install anyway; the program asks you for an activation code; choose the "trial" option instead and Kaspersky Anti-Virus activates automatically, giving you a 91 day licence.
Kaspersky has yet to detail any new features, as we write, but the most obvious change so far is the simplified, subdued interface. Plain buttons highlight four main task areas: "Scan", "Updater", "Reports" and "Virtual Keyboard". Click any of these and a new pane fades into place. And for the most part this also keeps options to a minimum, with just a few key buttons to consider.
Further options aren't too far away, though. A "Show Additional Tools" menu lists functions including Quarantine, Vulnerability Scan, Browser Configuration, Privacy Cleaner, Kaspersky Rescue Disk, Microsoft Windows Troubleshooting and "Upgrade". All the usual settings are on offer, too, and the program seems surprisingly complete for a very first public release.