System Requirements and Installation
This antivirus program runs on 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 7 and Vista. It will also run in Windows XP as long as you have at least Service Pack 2 installed.
The installation process was not good again because it can confuse users who will see the "incompatible software" wizard during the installation. If the installer found no incompatible program, it will continue to display three options - to reboot then install, to proceed with the installation without rebooting the PC and to cancel the installation. These options should not be displayed at all to users when the installer did not find any incompatible software installed.
Tip: If Kaspersky's installer did not find any incompatible software , choose to install the application without rebooting so the computer is not restarted and the installation will run at once. If you choose the first option 'to reboot and continue to install', the program will be installed only after a computer restart and before the Windows desktop will load. You will see is a black background and the installation wizard while it loads.
Another issue that I noticed is that the Windows Aero interface is disabled during installation. It will come back after you reboot, which is a requirement once the install finishes. I also noticed that the installer did not create a restore point in Windows that would help users go back to a previous state in case a problem occurs.
The program reports itself without an issue to the Windows Security Center or Action Center in Windows Vista and Windows 7. A Kaspersky desktop gadget is added and it contains shortcuts for using the program, such as updating the software, opening the settings, reviewing statistics and more.