Kaspersky Lab is now FREE worldwide

Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab launches a free version of its antivirus software.

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CEO and founder Eugene Kaspersky:

“I’ve some fantastic, earth-shattering-saving news: we’re announcing the global launch of Kaspersky Free, which, as you may have guessed by the title, is completely free-of-charge! Oh my giveaway!”

Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is a Russian multinational cybersecurity and anti-virus provider founded in 1997. It’s headquartered in Moscow, Russia, and operated by a holding company in the United Kingdom.

The new cybersecurity product is immediately available in the US, Canada, and many of the Asia Pacific countries. In autumn 2017, Kaspersky Lab plans to cover India, Hong Kong, the Middle East, Africa, Turkey, Latin America, Europe, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Kaspersky wrote:

“And that, I do believe, will be it – the whole planet covered.”

The free version will not substitute the paid versions of the company’s antivirus software. It provides “the bare essentials,” such as file, email and web antivirus protection, automatic updates and self-defense.

The announcement came amid US allegations Kaspersky Lab is under the influence of the Russian government. Last month, US senators threatened barring the Pentagon from using Kaspersky Lab software. In response to the allegations, Eugene Kaspersky said he was ready to reveal the source code for the company’s software to the US government.

According to the company’s CEO,

“An increase in the number of installations of Kaspersky Free will positively affect the quality of protection of all users, since the big databases will have more numbers to work with to better hone the machine learning.”

Since last year, pilot versions of the new product have been in testing in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, China, and the Nordic countries. The head of the firm is very proud of his company’s success:

“I say successfully… – that would be an understatement; for with practically zero promo activity Kaspersky Free was installed several million times, in doing so cranking up our market share considerably.”


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bruce shand
bruce shand
July 27, 2017

Many in the U.S. congress have lost their minds and are obsessed with anti-Russian sentiment. It reminds me of calls to rename French fries to American fries when France didn’t join the Desert Storm nonsense.

July 27, 2017

Great news …. except for U$ Americans / pro U$ Americans who will call for MORE Sanctions on RF as offering something FREE Undermine’s U$ american companies making Money, feeding Greed

July 27, 2017

#1 reason why Kaspersky is doing this: Microsoft is pushing Windows Defender very hard, using cloud-based technology to better detect and apply speedier protection worldwide to all users. I remember when Microsoft was forced to sell Windows without Windows Media Player because of monopolizing that, but it may be harder for the same judgement to apply to a security feature that ultimately is aimed at protecting the end-user. Now, Kaspersky is one of the top-dogs in A/V technology yet their free solution, this one that Eugene is so stoked about, is dog-sh!t . Seriously, I think it’s probably as good… Read more »

Reply to  scavenger
August 1, 2017

As I read your reaction, you could be a Congress member yourself or a shareholder in Microsoft.
It is the gesture, I think, that will be appreciated by the people on the planet.
By the way, I never read or heard Bill Thing did something like that.
Or simply, you might not like the company Kaspersky.
Whatever, do not look at it so narrow minded. It is a gift, after all.

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