Kaspersky has been in the news quite a lot recently, a few days ago we have seen Trump administration had dismissed Kaspersky firm two lists of approved vendors chosen by government agencies to obtain technology equipment.
The General Services Administration had validated that Kaspersky firm is no longer an approved software vendor. That simply means that federal agencies and state departments are not permitted to purchase software products from Kaspersky.
This all has happened because of US concerns over links to the Russian government. Now, it looks like Kaspersky got a new reason to be in the news and this time itâ€™s a good one. Kaspersky Lab on Tuesday announced that it was rolling out a free version of its antivirus software.
The new free antivirus tool from Kaspersky is available globally. The founder of Kaspersky, Eugene Kaspersky, said that Canada, US, and numerous Asia Pacific countries can access the free software immediately, and the global rollout will continue within few months.
The launch of free version coincides with Kaspersky Labsâ€™s 20th birthday. Let me tell you, the free antivirus is not intended to replace the paid version. The Kaspersky lab said in a blog post that itâ€™s free version will offer â€œthe bare essentialsâ€ like email and web protection and automatic updates.
Eugene Kaspersky wrote in aÂ blog postÂ â€œThere are a lot of users who donâ€™t have the ~$50 to spend on premium protection; therefore, they install traditional freebies (which have more holes than Swiss cheese for malware to slip through) or they even rely on Windows Defender (ye gods!).â€
You can download the Kaspersky free Antivirus directly from theÂ company website. So, what do you think about this? Share your views in the comment box below.